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Valentine’s Day Recipes Under $10

Love is in the air and also in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day. Delight in these tasty, holiday-inspired meals and treats that will be inexpensive and easy, whether you’re cooking for just you or a significant other.

Breakfast

Bacon Hearts $3.75

A pound of bacon a day keeps the doctor away, right? Sizzle up a few slices of your fave kind of bacon (turkey bacon all the way!) and shape them into hearts for the perfect way to start the endearing day.

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls $6.76

Any occasion is the perfect time to eat a cinnamon roll. You’ll fall in love with these darling, heart-shaped cinnamon rolls that are yummy enough to put Cinnabon out of business.

Lunch/Dinner:

Heart Shaped Quesadillas $7.91

Pair these classic quesadillas with some raspberries or strawberries, and you have yourself the perfect V-Day snack! Add some chicken or veggies to really make this a satisfying meal.

Strawberry and Avocado Toast with Dark Chocolate Drizzle $9.26

Impress your bae (or yourself!) with this appealing 5-star recipe. It’s the perfect combination of nutritious and delicious that’ll keep you filled up until your next treat!

Heart Shaped Pizza $9.76 + your favorite toppings

Heart Shaped Pizzas are a staple to every successful Valentine’s Day. Your partner may think it’s cheesy (pun definitely intended), but nobody will be complaining once they take their first bite. 

Snacks:

Strawberry Marshmallow Dip $9.59

This flavorful fluff is perfect for someone looking for a quick way to make a great impression. It only has two ingredients and takes only a few minutes to whip up. It can be paired with fresh strawberries, Nilla Wafers and whatever else your heart desires.

Valentine’s Day Popcorn $9.98

Want to spice up your movie night and bring some new flavors to your typical popcorn? This simple snack is the perfect addition to your V-Day rom com!

Dessert:

Red Velvet Poke Cake– $9.01

Red Velvet is a trademark dessert of Valentine’s Day. Its deep red coloring gets you in the passionate mood for a warm hearted holiday.

Oreo Truffles $8.07

Whether you’re the type of person who likes to eat Oreos by twisting the cookie and eating the cream first or if you’re someone who just eats the whole thing, I think that everyone can agree that these Oreo Truffles look delish! The trio of ingredients in these truffles – Oreos, cream cheese, and white chocolate – is the perfect combo for a mouthwatering dessert.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries $9.94

Finish off your romantic day with these appetizing chocolate covered strawberries. I recommend that you practice a few times before attempting to slowly and seductively eat these in front of your loved one because it’s pretty hard to pace yourself with their deliciousness.

Have a lovely V-Day, Gophers, no matter who you spend it with!

Erin Gallagher is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota studying child psychology. Her dream job is being a therapist for adolescents and helping them through their difficult times. In her freetime, she loves to lift weights at the gym and see movies with her friends. Follow her on Instagram to see what she's up to! @eringallagher96
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