They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. If you ask my husband, I am sure he’d agree! I remember the first meal I made for him in my college apartment. I remember calling my mom to have her walk me step by step through her marble cheesecake recipe. I made Fettucine Alfredo and Caesar salad for the main meal. That was 23 years ago and I still feel nostalgic whenever I eat Fettucine Alfredo. In my mind, (and stomach), it will always be a meal for romance.
I definitely show my love and affection through my cooking. Pasta is my go-to when I am in the mood for romance. I think it’s because I am half Italian and was raised with a connection that tied the idea of love and food together. It doesn’t surprise me that a hearty Italian pasta meal is my ideal menu for Valentine’s Day.
I have rounded up some of my favorite Valentine’s Day pasta recipes to win your loved ones’ stomaches (and hearts). Of course, they are all plant-based and dairy-free, so your body will love you too!
6 Valentine’s Day Pasta Recipes
This is my reinvented Alfredo recipe, with some help from the store. I use Heidi Ho’s Smoky flavored cheese as the base for the sauce and have swapped out fettucine for penne for a twist on this classic dish.
This is one of my favorite dinners to serve to non vegans because it is elegant, beautiful, and delicious. I use Gardein Scallopini for the picatta and it is absolutely delicious, if I do say so myself!
I learned this recipe in Italy while taking a cooking class over 10 years ago! It’s still one of my favorites and I have since added my own influence to the ingredients, but the method is the same as the Italians taught me!
I love a good lasagna, but these rolls make a beautiful presentation and feel a little more special than your traditional Italian casserole.
Speaking of lasagna, this reicpe is full of sauteed spinach and delicious artichoke hearts. It is also gluten-free – an added bonus!
This recipe is so easy, but your Valentine doesn’t have to know that! If you are celebrating with the kids, this meal is especially perfect as it feeds a crowd.
Will you try one of these Valentine’s Day pasta recipes to win your sweetheart’s stomach? Please share your Valentine’s Day menu with me in the comments below.