Gourmet dinners can turn any boring day into something special. And you don't have to go to a pricey restaurant to get one either. By making simple tweaks to your favorite meals, you can create gourmet dinners that rival anything you'll see a chef make. So, today is the day you should make yourself a gourmet meal to finish your day off right. Let me know how it works out for you! View Gallery →
1. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
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Make a boring dish of noodles one of your favorite gourmet dinners by jazzing it up with bacon and cream sauce.
2. Curried Roasted Eggplant with Smoked Cardamom and Coconut Milk
Via The Bojon Gourmet: Curried Roasted ...
The name says it all. None of the ingredients in this meal is hard to find, which makes cooking it up simple and delicious.
3. Mushroom Asiago Chicken
Via The Midnight Baker: Mushroom Asiago ...
There's something about topping meat with fancy cheese and mushrooms that instantly turns it into a gourmet meal.
4. Apple Harvest Salad
Via Apple Harvest Salad - Life ...
This is definitely not your average salad. Pecans, cranberries and apple? Yes, please!
5. Green Goddess Sandwiches
Via The Bojon Gourmet: Green Goddess ...
You might not think a sandwich is gourmet until you eat this delightful little gem.
6. This Toasted Italian Sandwich
Via Toasted Italian Sandwich - Food ...
Speaking of gourmet sandwiches, this one fits the bill just right, don't you think?
7. Baby Asparagus, Garlic and Three Cheese Tart
Via Baby Asparagus, Garlic & Three-Cheese ...
Here's another gourmet dish that uses simple ingredients, but makes for a mega presentation.
8. Creamy Baked Acorn Squash
Via Simply Gourmet: Creamy Baked Acorn ...
This looks absolutely delicious. I wouldn't need anything to go with it - this would be the entire meal.
9. Gourmet Cheese Board
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If you don't feel like cooking, a board with fancy cheeses, meats and olives is just the choice you need.
10. Pan Seared Scallops
Via Carbonara with Pan Seared Scallops ...
Scallops are certainly a gourmet food, but they are so easy to cook. Serve them with noodles, potatoes or rice.
11. Blackened Chicken Fajitas
The presentation of these tasty fajitas is what makes them look so gourmet. I bet they taste great too!
12. Quick Ravioli with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Arugula and Hazelnuts
Via Cookin’ Canuck – Quick Ravioli ...
This looks just like something you'd get in a fancy pasta restaurant. Yum!
13. Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio
Via The Bojon Gourmet: Gluten-Free Pumpkin ...
This pile of deliciousness is what I want for dinner tonight. What about you?
14. Quinoa Fruit Salad
Via Quinoa Fruit Salad - Damn ...
What a tasty and healthy way to start your day. Quinoa is a superfood, after all.
15. Seared Ahi Tuna
Via Seared Ahi Tuna
This is a gourmet treat I only order in restaurants, but I'd love to learn how to make it at home.
16. Gourmet Burger Bar
Via House Party Ideas and Inspiration ...
Impress everyone you know by setting up a gourmet burger bar like this one. It would be hard to pick which toppings I'd want the most.
17. Grilled Caprese Grilled Chicken
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Jazz up a plain boring chicken breast by topping it with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Tasty!
18. Gourmet Pizza
Via 10 delicious gourmet pizza recipes
Or take those same ingredients and scatter them on a pizza crust.
19. Rock Lobster Tails
Via How to Cook Lobster Tails
Could anything be more decadent and gourmet than a lobster tail?
20. Baked Ravioli with Vodka Sauce
Via Baked Ravioli with Vodka Sauce
This gooey bowl of delight is something you'd expect to see on a gourmet menu.
21. Steak and Potatoes
Via Deceptively Easy Gourmet Dinners | ...
This looks like my favorite gourmet dinner when I go out to eat. Yum, right?
22. Sweet Corn Quesadillas
Via Healthy and Gourmet
Turn this simple meal into something gourmet with corn, onions and herbs.
23. Shrimp Bisque Review
Via The Galley Gourmet: Shrimp Bisque
I just want to grab a spoon and start eating this. What about you?
24. Gourmet Burger
Via 5 gourmet burgers to try ...
Talk about a gourmet burger! How would you even get your mouth around it?
25. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls
Via Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls - ...
What a yummy way to eat a spaghetti squash. Doesn't this look gourmet?
What's your favorite gourmet meal? Do you have any tips for turning ordinary meals into gourmet treats?