i’m STILL sharing valentine’s day meal ideas. i know i know…. i went overboard this year. this valentines day dinner idea is pink pasta with alfredo sauce (which could ALSO be pink if you so desired) and red pepper hearts! i first shared these ideas originally on Good Day Sacramento last week – did you see my segment?! i hope you enjoy this fun valentines day dinner idea for you and your family! i think i like it because its something i would be serving my kids anyways & its so easy to turn it into something festive and fun for dinner on valentine’s day!
to get your pasta pink its easy peasy. cook your pasta as usual but just add a few drops of red food coloring while it is cooking. not into using red food dye? there are lots of natural ways to color your food – here are a list of 5 ways to naturally color your food red!
to make the hearts you can use raw, roasted, or blanched red peppers. roasted and blanched will be a little easier to handle but will also add another step so its up to you. (you can see how to roast peppers in my christmas lasagna post – which could VERY easily be turned into a valentine lasagna too!). lay the red pepper as flat as possible and use the heart shaped cookie cutter to get hearts for your pasta!
i hope you have a fun and festive valentines day! be sure to check out my