5 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes

February 2, 2015 by Kari Karch

If you’re planning on cooking for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, here is the perfect menu to show how much you care for them. These recipes are budget-friendly, simple to follow, and so darn delicious they will become a staple in your family! Happy Eating!

Kari’s Valentine’s Day Menu

crab cakes benedict recipe

Rise and shine! It’s Valentine’s Day and what a great way to start showing your appreciation and love by making breakfast in bed! This delightful recipe will start the day off right and pairs perfectly with a mango mimosa!

belgian ale mussels recipe with fries

This recipe takes no time at all but the flavors are so deep and layered, they’ve I’ll think you’ve been cooking all day in the kitchen (or you could just dirty a couple of extra pots for sympathy..wink wink!)

strawberry salad recipe with honey champagne vinaigrette dressing

This romantic holiday is for showing someone how much you care so why not do that by serving up this heart-healthy salad packed with antioxidants and fiber? The beautiful colors are eye-catching and the flavors are mouth watering! To really put this salad over the top, serve it with a glass of Prosecco or cava for balanced flavor!

carrot & parsnip risotto recipe

I don’t think you should always have to spend a lot of money to enjoy a delicious meal, in fact, this recipe is one of my pantry staples that’s sure to be friendly on your wallet (waistline optional). If you are craving protein for this dish but don’t want to spend extra $$, then frozen shrimp is the way to kick this dish up! Just make sure to defrost the shrimp and fold in to the risotto at the last minute to heat the pre-cooked shrimp through. Guaranteed to be a hit!

gluten-free valentine's day sugar cookies recipe

Nothing beats the taste of homemade and why not put a little heart into your cooking skills by making these for your love? Such an easy recipe and great for those who just can’t tolerate gluten…it’s a win-win for everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my special friends at Kenmore! 

Chef Kari

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.