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Valentine's Day Side Dish Recipes

Looking for Valentine's Day side dish recipes? Get easy to make Valentine's Day side dish recipes. Taste of Home has side dish recipes for Valentine's Day including rice sides, beans, potatoes, and more Valentine's Day side dish recipes.

Tomato-Artichoke Side Dish

Tomato-Artichoke Side Dish

Tomato-Artichoke Side Dish

At the heart of this recipe is plenty of flavor, according to Valree Augustine of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. "The artichokes, tomatoes and other ingredients blend together so well that I often make a large recipe to take to potlucks I attend," she reports.—Valree Augustine, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Holiday Pasta Toss

Holiday Pasta Toss

Holiday Pasta Toss

Don't limit your preparation of pasta salad to summertime. Your family will find it a refreshing dish in winter as well. This recipe uses frozen spinach, so it's always in season. Plus, you can add other produce if you'd like.

Duchess Potatoes

Duchess Potatoes

Duchess Potatoes

Although they might sound fussy to fix, these spuds are really a cinch from start to finish, according to the CT kitchen staff. All you need to do is mash the potatoes, pipe the mixture into fun designs using cake-decorating tools, then bake.
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Love Knot Vegetables

Love Knot Vegetables

Love Knot Vegetables

Tie these veggies from our home economists into a romantic meal plan—your sweetheart will get attached fast! Simply soften carrots and zucchini so they're flexible enough to intertwine.

Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are especially rich, thanks to the whipping cream. The pretty red potato skins peeking through the creamy mashed potatoes will draw comments.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Green beans blend nicely with the broccoli, carrots, red onion and sweet potato in this well-seasoned side dish. "I created this colorful combination from the last remaining items in our refrigerator before a long vacation," says Jennifer Maslowski, New York, New York.

Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

Our Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a few simple seasonings to dress up tender asparagus spears. This succulent side dish goes great with any entree.

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushrooms and spinach make a super-fast combination that’s perfect for two. “It’s easy to double or triple for a crowd,” notes Pauline Howard of Lago Vista, Texas.

Artichoke-Stuffed Portobellos

Artichoke-Stuffed Portobellos

Artichoke-Stuffed Portobellos

For a tasty change of pace, try these moist and tangy portobello mushrooms from Robert Beck of Springfield, New Jersey. Filled with artichoke hearts and sweet red peppers, they’re delightfully rich and flavorful.

Sweet Herbed Carrots

Sweet Herbed Carrots

Sweet Herbed Carrots

“The original recipe, which my mother acquired over 45 years ago, called for two bunches of small carrots so I had to guess how much to use. I eventually got the recipe amounts worked out to my liking,” says Beverly Christofferson of Sioux City, Iowa.

Tomato Rice Pilaf

Tomato Rice Pilaf

Tomato Rice Pilaf

Parsley, green onions and tomatoes add festive color to this mild rice dish from Carole Fraser of Toronto, Ontario. “I serve this pilaf quite often as a change from potatoes. It complements any type of meat or chicken.”
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