14 Cheese Recipes To Try On Valentine's Day, Because You're Going To Need Something To Warm Up Your Cold Heart

However you choose to spend this year's annual overhyped explosion of pink hearts and red roses, do yourself a favor and spend it with some cheesy Valentine's Day recipes. Cheese is the ultimate ingredient for any and every meal, it's a fantastic theme for a romantic feast for two, and it's also a lovable companion for anyone who's going solo this Valentine's Day. Here are 14 cheesy recipes that will warm your cold wintery heart on February 14.

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Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese

Makes for a rich sandwich component AND a killer ’90s movie. And life just doesn’t get any better than that.

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Mini Italian Meatball Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a solid date food option because they’re simple, yet sophisticated, and very easy to make. Add a little mac and cheese in the gooey center, and I’m pretty sure you’ve secured an additional four dates.

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Spicy Jalapeño Bacon Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

This dish from I Am A Food Blog seems like just an appetizer, but let’s be real — you both just want to eat all the cheese twists. So be honest with yourselves and each other, and eat all the cheese sticks.

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BLT Mac and Cheese

The marriage of two delightful dishes, coming together in perfect flavor harmony.

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Big Popper Hot Buffalo Chicken Bacon Grilled Cheese

The kind of sandwich Liz Lemon would fall in love with. Happy Valentine’s Day, no one.

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Mexican Caprese Salad

This caprese salad brings the heat with spicy sauce on top. So it makes for the ideal first course in your romantic evening.

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Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Anything with grilled vegetables is a meal that does you a solid, because you can really just empty your fridge contents onto a baking sheet and make a delish meal out of it.

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Cleveland Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Hoagie Rolls

Melted cheese is the gateway to a long and happy life. For reals though.

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Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Blue Cheese

This dish from The Kitchn is equal parts fancy-schmancy and nom-o-licious. Your date will love it. Even if your date is you.

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One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Romance is also comfort, so why not serve some seriously comforting comfort food like this chili mac and cheese? Your soul won’t be able to resist the warmth.

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Risotto

A stellar way to eat restaurant-level food without paying outrageous Valentine’s Day prices. Score.

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Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese

Wedge salads are a guaranteed win, and if your date doesn’t like wedge salads, well…. maybe send them on their way via a candy heart that says, “Friend Zone.”

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Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

Using sweet Hawaiian bread rolls, this subtle summery treat will make you and your date forget about this winter that will probably never end.

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Fig, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza is always welcome. And it will always make life (and love) better. But add fig and bacon into the mix? Eternal bliss guaranteed.

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