Some wonderful ideas for your dinner anniversary

An anniversary is a yearly event in which the two of you celebrate another year of experience, joy, and you guessed it, love! It is a time when even the most undomestic people want to present our honey a little bit of fine dining, but the planning can be hard! That is where we come in! We have put together a list of over 50 romantic anniversary dinner ideas that will assist you to whip up a menu that is perfectly magical.

To create your anniversary meal preparation even more exciting, we have divided the listing of anniversary dinner ideas to four fabulous categories. Simply select one item from each list and you have got yourself a four-course meal that’s insanely remarkable.

Appetizer Anniversary Dinner Ideas

Start your meal off on the right (and did we mention romantic?) foot with these tasty and easy to prep appetizers that are sure to impress! Maybe prep some appetizers in advance to share while prepping the main course together.

Smoked Salmon Rolls (Simply Home Cooked)

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A little bit smoky and a lotta bit elegant, these rolls are the perfect intro to a night of romance due to salmon’s inherent aphrodisiac qualities. Mmmm…

Loaded Deviled Eggs (Six Sisters’ Stuff)

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Deviled egg-lovers will be drooling over this hearty and man-approved twist!

Garlic Roasted Shrimp (Joyful Healthy Eats)

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

Everyone’s favorite Italian ingredient takes center stage in this perfect seafood appetizer for two!

Parmesan Crisps (Cooking With Mama C)

Make these gluten-free Baked Parmesan Crisps for an easy appetizer, snack or to top your soup or salad! I flavor mine with garlic powder and paprika, but they're good plain too.

Crispity, crunchy, and perfect for munching, these parmesan crisps pair perfectly with just about anything!

Baked Potato Bites (Somewhat Simple)

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Meat and potato loving guys will be all over these mini morsels that still pack a wallop of flavor!

Veggie Crescent Bites (Mom On Timeout)

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Tried and true, we guarantee the deliciousness of these veggie-topped treats.

Jalapeño Poppers (Keto Connect)

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You can never go wrong with bacon and these pepper-infused poppers add a whole new dimension of flavor!

Shrimp Cucumber Bites (Closet Cooking)

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Watch these disappear faster than dessert, and don’t hesitate to share a few with us.

Tomato Bruschetta (Ahead of Thyme)

Entertaining has never been easier with this delicious, fresh and simply Italian appetizer. Try an easy tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze today! |

A classic bruschetta recipe with a healthy dose of something secret (spoiler: it’s balsamic), this is one finger food that’s finger-lickin’ tasty!

Italian Dipping Oil (Manila Spoon)

Restaurant-style sauce with olive oil, Italian herbs and balsamic vinegar perfect for dipping your favorite crusty bread. Mix it up with your favorite herbs and add a spicy kick to create your own flavor blend. |

Italian entrees make for the perfect match to this flavor-filled dipping oil and a side of bread!

Antipasto Skewers (Dinner at the Zoo)

This easy antipasto appetizer is an assortment of italian meats, cheeses, olives and vegetables threaded onto a stick for an elegant appetizer.

The only thing more fun than making these bad boys is eating them!

Bacon Jalapeño Ball (Butter Your Biscuit)

Bacon and jalapeno meet together once again for this creamy, spreadable goodness that pairs perfectly with your favorite cracker!

Cucumber Canapés (Two Peas & Their Pod)

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Fans of feta cheese will be in heaven as they devour these adorable cucumber canapes topped with fresh ingredients like tomato and basil.

Cranberry Crostini (NeighborFood)

Roasted Cranberries and Brie make the ultimate holiday party crostini!

Give us all the brie and we’ll be happy campers! Try this cranberry topped treat for the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Crab & Corn Peppers (The Creative Bite)

Cilantro Crab & Sweet Corn Mini Peppers

Seafood lovers will be over the moon about these crab stuffed peppers—we sure are!

Stuffed Garlic Bread (Host the Toast)

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread. This is everything you've ever wanted in an appetizer and more. |

Be still our hearts, we simply can’t get over how divine this appetizer is. Artichokes win again!

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Entree Anniversary Dinner Ideas

Show your main-squeeze a little extra lovin’ with these main dishes that can’t be beaten! Whether you want to keep it simple and elegant or go, gourmet, there are romantic dinner ideas to wow your spouse below. Make dinner together or surprise your sweetie with one of these gorgeous anniversary dinner ideas.

Pan Seared Rib Eye (Joyful Healthy Eats)

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | #glutenfree Easy Dinner Ideas

A quintessentially romantic meal, these pan seared rib eye steaks are about as mouthwatering as they come!

Tuscan Garlic Chicken (The Recipe Critic)

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Infuse a little bit of Italy into your night with this creamy chicken dish that can stand on its own, or pairs perfectly with pasta.

Herb Roasted Chicken (Budget Bytes)

This juicy and tender Herb Roasted Chicken Breast is a breeze to make and is a great substitute for store bought rotisserie chicken.

Simple and delicious, you cannot go wrong with this classic dish!

Greek Chicken (Little Spice Jar)

One Pot Greek Chicken and Rice Pilaf - a simple one pot dinner that's ready in 45 minutes and tastes lemon/herby fresh! #ricepilaf #onepotmeals #onepanmeals #skilletchicken #chickendinner |

Always wanted to visit the Islands of Greece? With this one-pot dish, you’re practically there!

Garlicky Baked Shrimp (Gimme Some Oven)

Garlicky Baked Shrimp Recipe -- one of my favorite easy dinners! It's super quick, calls for just a few simple ingredients, and it's completely delicious. |

With a twenty minute prep time, and the serving versatility that typically comes with a shrimp dish, this is one entree you’ll definitely want to give a go.

Asparagus Cannelloni (Healthy Kitchen. Rocks)

Baked Asparagus Cannelloni: Impressive but easy-to-make spring entreé. Mild asparagus wrapped in salty prosciutto and lasagna sheets with creamy and silky béchamel sauce and crispy Parmesan crust. Guilty pleasure for the special occasion!

Layers of lasagna noodles, prosciutto, and béchamel create this mouthwatering concoction we’re dying to try!

Maple Pork Chops (The Chunky Chef)

Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops | Tender, juicy, bone-in glazed pork chops are seared and coated in a lip-smacking maple balsamic vinegar sauce! |

With flavors such as maple, balsamic, and dijon mustard, there is one pork chop recipe that will really take you for a ride!

Lemon Chicken (Creme de la Crumb)

Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

It’s hard to believe this mouthwatering dish is so healthy—making it the perfect anniversary choice for those wanting something a little lighter.

Swedish Meatballs (The Recipe Critic)

The Best Swedish Meatballs

You don’t need to be Swedish to enjoy this rich and creamy feast, although it certainly couldn’t hurt!

Mongolian Beef (Chef Savvy)


Asian cuisine is presented at it’s finest with this incredibly easy dish that rivals any Chinese takeout.

Filet Mignon (Barefoot Contessa)

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The venerable Ina Garten does it again with this upscale recipe that anyone can create!

Gumbo (Timmilee Tips)

Super easy crock pot gumbo recipe the entire family will love! This cajun slow cooker recipe includes sausage, chicken and shrimp! Best crock pot recipe you will try!

Pull out all the stops with this spicy and sassy gumbo dish that contains everyone’s favorite fillings.

Philly Cheesesteak (Eazy Peazy Mealz)

Sheet Pan Philly Cheese Steaks; easy to make Philly Cheesesteaks that are flavorful and delicious.

A meal that’s both casual and man-friendly, this quick and easy cheesesteak is always a good choice!

Cuban Mojo Pork (The Food Charlatan)

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork from The Food Charlatan

Bring a little Latin American flair to your meal with this marinated pork dinner.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos (The Girl Who Ate Everything)

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing!

Topped with avocado salsa and filled with everything good in the world, these grilled shrimp tacos will bring a bit of island living right to your table!

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta (Damn Delicious)

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Anything dripping with butter is a total win in our book!

Broccoli Alfredo (The Recipe Critic)

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Just because it’s anniversary time doesn’t mean you should forget the veggies! Sneak them into this scrumptious dish and you’ll be glad you did!

Broiled Lobster Tails (Sweet C’s Designs)

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The pinnacle of romance and refinement, this tasty dish is simpler than you might think and tastes unbelievable!

Balsamic Steak Rolls (The Daring Gourmet for Tablespoon)

Balsamic-Glazed Steak Rolls

Put a clever spin on an ordinary steak with these veggie-stuffed rolls that are garnished with balsamic.

Parmesan Salmon (Julia’s Album)

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Classic flavors like garlic and parmesan make this salmon dish one that you won’t want to miss.

Goat Cheese Chicken (The Organic Kitchen)

Yummy spinach and goat cheese stuffed chicken with asparagus and cream sauce. So easy I'm trying this for dinner tonight! Adding the berry tartlets for dessert will take it over the top!

Creamy goat cheese takes center stage in this stuffed chicken dish that we guarantee you’ll want to make again.

Risotto With Shrimp (Kitchn)


A creamy rice dish that’s bursting with flavor, this parmesan risotto is where romance meets comfort food in the best way possible.

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Spinach Ricotta Pasta (Budget Bytes)

This quick and luxurious Spinach Ricotta Pasta boasts a creamy and garlicky spinach sauce made easy with ricotta cheese.

Lasagna lovers will love the ricotta infusion that this dish encompasses while healthier eaters will certainly appreciate it’s spinach addition!

Shrimp Ravioli (Amy In The Kitchen)

Shrimp and Cheese Ravioli from Amy in the Kitchen

Give us a stuffed pasta dish and we are SO there!

Enchilada Portobellos (Sweet Peas and Safron)

These Enchilada Stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms are an easy vegetarian dinner recipe that is ready in under 25 minutes!

Vegetarians, listen up! This meatless miracle dish is sure to please even the pickiest of palettes and in such style.

Chicken Cordon Bleu (RecipeTin Eats)

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Swish cheese, ham, and chicken – three of nature’s most amazing ingredients – come together in this heavenly dish that’s totally worth giving a go!

Mushroom Chicken (The Recipe Critic)

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Is there anything more perfect than parmesan? We don’t think so and this creamy, garlicky chicken takes that charming cheese to new heights!

Horseradish Salmon (Plated Cravings)

This Horseradish Parmesan crusted Salmon is baked in the oven and only takes 20 minutes to make. A dinner fancy enough for guests but also easy enough for weeknights!

You haven’t tried salmon like this before and you’re missing out!

Tortellini Carbonara (The Chunky Chef)

20 Minute Tortellini Pasta Carbonara | Cheese tortellini pasta is coated in a rich carbonara sauce, sprinkled with bacon and Parmesan cheese. It's the perfect weeknight dinner! |

Cheese loaded pasta meets everything good in the world with this hearty meal!

Whole Wheat Pizza (Half Baked Harvest)

Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza | @hbharvest

Give ordinary pizza the boot in favor of this glammed up (and did we mention healthier?) version of a classic celebration treat!

Anniversary Side Dish Ideas

Be sure to round out that entree of yours with a few selections from this savory list! Dinner isn’t complete without a few scrumptious side dishes. You’ve never seen veggies dressed up as nice as these before.

Italian Asparagus (Will Cook For Smiles)

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When you’re looking for something a little more glam than basic asparagus, this is where you’ll want to come!

Confetti Corn (Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

A bowl of creamy confetti corn with crispy, chopped bacon sprinkled over the top.

There’s nothing ‘corny’ about this side dish! Just a big dose of flavor and a whole lot of fun.

Zucchini & Carrots (Cooking With Curls)

Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots, the perfect side dish that is super easy to prepare |

Wanting to stay on the healthier side of things? This sauteed side is exactly what you need!

Scalloped Potatoes (Cafe Delites)

Garlic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes layered in a creamy garlic sauce with parmesan and mozzarella is the best side dish to any meal! |

Cheese-topped and practically perfect, we recommend pairing this one with a meaty entree.

Asparagus Salad (Tidy Mom)

Creamy Asparagus Pasta Salad comes with an extra punch of flavor from fresh lemon juice and makes a perfect spring side dish. Add grilled chicken and it could be a meal all on it’s own.

With ingredients like Greek yogurt, red onion, and lemon, this pasta salad sounds scrum-diddly-umptious!~

Seasoned Black Beans (Honey and Birch)

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Looking for the perfect dish to complement your Latin American flair? You’ve found it!

Portobello Orzo (Budget Bytes)

This super simple and flavorful Parmesan Portobello Orzo will become your next go-to side dish. Ready in 30 minutes, it pairs with chicken, beef, or pork.

With just a handful of ingredients, this mushroom-spruced orzo can be enjoyed with just about anything!

Herbed Red Potatoes (Fresh April Flours)

Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes: A quick and easy recipe for crisp and flavorful potatoes that go well with with any meal of the day.

We think red potatoes are just the bees knees and you will too after you try this roasted dish.

Baked Potato Wedges (Creme de la Crumb)

Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges | Creme de la Crumb

French fries are a thing of the past. Give these delicious (and healthier!) versions a go instead!

Lemon Garlic Potatoes (Crazy Vegan Kitchen)

Simple Vegan Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes - simple to make, only a handful of ingredients, and ready in under an hour.#POTATOES #roasted #herb #lemon #garlic #healthy #vegan #recipes

Lemon keeps this dish tasting fabulously fresh while garlic adds a savory kick.

Wedge Salad (Serious Eats)

The Fully Loaded Iceberg Wedge Salad Recipe

Surprise your sweetie with this glammed-up version of a salad that tastes so good, he’ll be swooning.

Rosemary Bread (Handle The Heat)

Super easy homemade bread recipe, no kneading involved!

Skillet meals are our fave, so skillet sides are an absolute must!

Asparagus Cordon Bleu (From a Chef’s Kitchen)

Asparagus Cordon Bleu

Possessing all of the flavors of cordon bleu, and a healthy dose of veggies, this rich and creamy dish has us drooling.

Cucumber Salad (Closet Cooking)

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy, cool, and the perfect chilled salad, this side works especially well with a summer anniversary meal.

Creamy Mushrooms (The Recipe Critic)

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms

You’ve never had mushrooms like this before and you’re gonna love it!

Caesar Salad (Lil’ Luna)

Delicious Homemade Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons recipe on { }. Very easy and the prefect side salad.

A classic dish that’s loved by all, this homemade caesar salad and accompanying croutons pair fantastically with beef.

Garlic Parmesan Rolls (Rasa Malaysia)

Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls - homemade bread dough turned into the best dinner rolls with garlic and Parmesan cheese. So good |

Spiced with garlic and loaded with parmesan, these heavenly dinner rolls go with practically anything!

One Hour Rolls (The Baker Upstairs)

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The name says it all! You can’t go wrong with this speedy side.

Tomato & Mozzarella (Little Broken)

Light and easy appetizer or salad, loaded with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and balsamic reduction | @littlebroken

Light and fresh, but heavy on taste, this balsamic-topped salad can be whipped up in no time flat!

Street Corn Salad (Live Eat Learn)

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a healthy, simple take on elote, the delicious Mexican street vendor version of corn on the cob!

The perfect side for a Mexican feast, this corn salad is packed with flavor!

Ratatouille (A Clean Bake)

This Ratatouille recipe comes together quickly for a fresh weeknight dinner. It's a light & fresh dish that's gluten free, vegan, and paleo. Plus, it freezes well - so go ahead and make a double batch! 

We all love the movie but have you ever sampled this tasty French dish? You’re gonna want to!

Garlic Cheese Bombs (Crunchy Creamy Sweet)

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Give dinner rolls an ooey-gooey makeover with this easy recipe that pairs perfectly with an Italian meal!

Parmesan Tomatoes (Rasa Malaysia)

Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes - juicy and plump roasted tomatoes loaded with Parmesan cheese. So easy to make, fool-proof and amazing! |

Stuffed with parmesan and perfectly roasted, these tomatoes are as comforting as they are delish.

Anniversary Dessert Ideas

After all those delicious anniversary dinner ideas, we can’t forget a mouth-watering dessert to end the night. Nothing says I love you better than a little something chocolatey, cream-filled, or just bursting with berries! We’ve got all these (and more!) to share with your sweet.

Raspberry Trifle (Garnish & Glaze)

Side shot of mini Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Trifles showing layers of brownie, raspberries, cheesecake and drizzles with chocolate and chocolate chips.

We think dessert is always better layered and after trying this concoction, you’ll think so too!

Chocolate Fondue (Fox and Briar)

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

Grab your favorite dippings and you’ve got yourself the epitome of romance in a dish.

Cookie Cheesecake (The Chunky Chef)

Brownie Bottom Cookie Dough Cheesecake | This impressive, yet super easy, brownie bottom cookie dough cheesecake looks as fancy as any dessert you've had from a restaurant! The ULTIMATE cheesecake for the ULTIMATE dessert lover! |

This brownie-bottomed cookie dough cheesecake is about as close to heaven as desserts come!

Chocolate Brûlée (Love & Olive Oil)

Chocolate Truffle Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée in chocolate form?! We are SO there!

Strawberries Cupcakes (The Novice Chef)

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes: Light fluffy white cupcakes are filled with juicy fresh strawberries and sweet whipped cream to create a light and bright dessert!

Chocolate-covered strawberries are so yesterday. Try these strawberries and cream cupcakes instead!

Lemon Berry Tarts (Cooking on the Front Burner)

Lemon Raspberry Tarts for Two is the perfect dessert recipe to share with someone special! Flaky pastry, creamy lemon filling and fresh raspberries!

Packed with citrus and berry flavors, these tarts are the perfect end to any meal.

Caramel Bread Pudding (Dessert for Two)

Chocolate bread pudding made with Rolos

Creamy caramel, chocolate, and everyone’s favorite grainy treat combine to form this warm and soothing dish that’s best when shared.

Chocolate Souffles (Handle the Heat)

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French foodies especially will find these double-trouble souffles irresistible!

Berry Brownie Trifles (Lolly Jane)

Raspberry Cream and Brownie Trifles For Two

We’re not lying when we say you and your sweetie will think this treat is ‘berry’ tasty!

Gluten Free Cakes (Food Faith Fitness)

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Cakes For Two - This mini strawberry gluten free chocolate cake recipe makes 2 mini cakes, so it's perfect for two people! A healthier, grain free dessert for Valentine's Day! | | @FoodFaithFit

Gluten sensitive peeps will be especially fond of these chocolatey cakes!

Molten Lava Cakes (Fox and Briar)

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Let the romance (and the chocolate!) flow with these built-for-two lava cakes!

Raspberry Lava Cakes (Texanerin Baking)

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Adding a touch of everyone’s favorite berry takes these lava cakes from ordinary to amazing!

Skillet Brownie (Dessert Now Dinner Later)

This fudgy skillet brownie is made with a boxed mix for a quick dessert for two! Eat it warm from the oven topped with ice cream, chocolate chips, and fresh raspberries for an extra special treat!

This skillet dessert not only tastes amazing but also incorporates a mix making it super speedy!

Pretzel Tarts (Hungry Couple)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Tarts for Two

Peanut butter and chocolate—the only pair sweeter than the two of you.

Apple Crisp (Cooking with Curls)

A delicious Apple Crisp for Two hot out of the oven topped with ice cream |

Fall celebrators will be cuckoo for this apple dish that’s the perfect size for sharing.

Tin Roof Cheesecake (Dessert for Two)


Plain cheesecake is for every day, while THIS cheesecake is for that special anniversary occasion.

Deep Dish Red Velvet (Show Me The Yummy)

Just picture this with me, hot, chocolatey deep dish red velvet cookies for two with semi-sweet chocolate chips, fresh out of the oven, and topped with melty vanilla ice cream, and maybe drizzled with a little extra chocolate? Yes please! #redvelvet #cookies #singleserving #dessert #chocolate

How deep is your love? Find out with this deep dish dessert! Just picture this with me, hot, chocolatey deep dish red velvet cookies for two with semi-sweet chocolate chips, fresh out of the oven, and topped with melty vanilla ice cream, and maybe drizzled with a little extra chocolate? Yes please!

Skillet Sundae (Fox and Briar)

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondie Skillet Sundae For Two is the perfect dessert to whip up when you want something sweet but don't want to make a huge batch! A thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie baked in a mini skillet topped with ice cream and a rich chocolate sauce will cure any sweet tooth!

We say blondies are better when you eat them together!

Cream Puff Hearts (Savvy Saving Couple)


Berries and cream are presented in a new and mouthwatering way with these darling puffs!

Mini Baked Alaskas (Dessert for Two)

Baked Alaska for two recipe!

Essentially a sorbet-filled cake topped with meringue, these baby versions of a classic dessert will end the meal in style.

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