If you're a couple who loves cozying up at home (or if you want to avoid pricey menus and packed restaurants), Valentine's Day is the perfect time to make a special meal together. If you're seeking ideas for a homemade Valentine's Day dinner, these 10 aphrodisiac Instant Pot recipes have V-Day written all over them.
We love the Instant Pot (starting at $100, available on Amazon) for its ability to make savory stews and tender roasts at the fraction of the time it would take in the oven. That includes dessert too! With countless Instant Pot recipes readily available, the meal options are virtually endless. Plus, the gadget also helps to cuts down on cleaning because you're only using one pot—which means you have a lot more time for other things you'd rather be doing...
One thing that can seriously up the ante for your Valentine's Day is to add a few ingredients to your Instant Pot that will put you both in the mood for love. Aphrodisiacs have been used for thousands of years to help boost energy, libido, circulation, and relaxation. From oysters and pomegranates to everyone's favorite, chocolate, most of these powerful foods also happen to be delicious, so it's not a challenge to add them to your dish or even put them in a starring role. Many are superfoods as well, and are loaded with other health benefits, including antioxidants that help your body fight free radicals and reduce inflammation. And if you're a skeptic, consider that many of these ingredients will simply put you in the mood for love through their sensuous aroma or arousing textures and appearance.
Ready for a taste? Try these aphrodisiac Instant Pot recipes for your Valentine's Day dinner.