Cooking at home with your partner is much more interesting than going out to eat. Besides, it often ends up tiring to mess with reservations and waits.

Cooking at home will save money and can often be a more intimate experience than sitting across from each other in a restaurant. On your next date at home, prepare a new recipe together for new flavors. Below you will see some recipes that will surely satisfy you. Good appetite!

Pasta with pancetta and tomato sauce

There is no one who does not love pasta, especially when combined with red sauce and meat. A hearty recipe you’ll both love.

Materials: Pancetta, diced

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 kg of linguine or pasta of your choice
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • Salt, red pepper

Implementation: In a large pan, add the pancetta and olive oil and sauté until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Then add the salt, pepper, and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix with the tomato paste. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce has thickened slightly and the flavors have blended, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the liquid.

Toss the pasta with the sauce in the pan, adding some of the reserved liquid until the pasta is moist, but being careful not to dilute the sauce. Mix with the cheese. Add salt to taste.

Pizza in a cast iron pan

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Why order and not make a homemade pizza? You’ll spend creative time together and save yourself the wait until he gets home.

Materials: Pizza dough

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of cheese
  • Vegetables/sausages/garnish of your choice


Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it thaw for at least 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Pour half the oil into the pan and spread the dough to cover the entire bottom of the pan. Then pour the rest of the oil over the dough and spread it evenly over the entire surface. Top with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and let the pizza cool for 5 minutes.

Chicken with mustard and honey

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Chicken is always on the list of foods you will cook during the week. So here is a recipe that is out of the ordinary and you can make it very quickly!

Materials: 3 large potatoes, chopped

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large red onion, thickly sliced
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, broken into florets
  • 20 asparagus
  • Small bunch of parsley, chopped

Implementation: Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Place the potatoes, carrots, onion and chicken breasts in a large roasting pan.

Mix the honey, mustard and brown sugar. Coat the chicken breasts with this mixture. Drizzle two tablespoons of oil over the chicken and vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven. Use a spatula to turn the vegetables, then add the broccoli and asparagus. Drizzle with the remaining oil and sprinkle with another pinch of salt and pepper. Put it back in the oven to cook for another 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

Grilled salmon with Nicoise salad

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A recipe that is suitable even for those who follow a diet and do not want to escape from their program.

Materials: Potatoes baby

  • Tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of green beans
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamon olives
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • Salmon, cut into 4 fillets
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto

Implementation: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Clean the potatoes well and cut the ends off the beans. Peel the tomatoes, if necessary. Place the potatoes in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then place in the oven for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Baking time depends on the size of your potatoes. Be sure to turn them every 15 minutes or so.

Once the potatoes start to brown, top with the tomatoes and bake for another 10 minutes. Add the green beans, olives, garlic and salmon. Reduce the heat to 170 degrees and cook for another 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Cover the salmon with pesto and serve!

Tacos with vegetables and guacamole

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An ideal choice for the vegans in the group, to enjoy a date for two, at home.

Materials: 4 colorful peppers, cut into sticks

  • 1 onion, cut into strips
  • 5 portobello mushrooms, cut into strips
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 spoons of bukovo
  • 1 spoon cumin
  • olive oil
  • fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • Tortillas of our choice
  • Guacamole

Implementation: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. In a pan with non-stick paper, transfer all the vegetables, together with the garlic, scallion and cumin and sprinkle with olive oil. Mix and bake for about 20 minutes.

Once they are ready, we assemble them into individual tacos with tortillas of our choice and guacamole.

Before serving, squeeze some fresh lime and garnish with fresh coriander. Enjoy!