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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.

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.”

Squash Ribbons

Squash Ribbons

Squash Ribbons

These pretty vegetable ribbons will dress up your dinner plate. The combination of summer squash and zucchini, shared by our home economists, is steamed and well seasoned for a healthy side.
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Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Pair any entree with Tara Sensenbaugh's Garlic Parmesan Asparagus for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a hint of Parmesan cheese, what's not to love?

Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This unexpected combination is so tasty. It makes a wonderful fall or winter side dish with any meat. Double or triple the recipe to feed a bigger group.—Carol Ferranti, Esmond, Rhode Island

Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

A handful of kitchen staples are all you'll need for this tasty take on asparagus. It bakes in the oven in a mere 10 minutes.—Julie Sumner, Plant City, Florida

Great Green Beans

Great Green Beans

Great Green Beans

—Janine Tueller Mickelson, Ames, Iowa

Parmesan Orzo

Parmesan Orzo

Parmesan Orzo

Here's an elegant and mouthwatering Parmesan Orzo, shared by Marian Platt in Sequim, Washington. The creamy cheese-flavored side dish goes with a variety of entrees and is something to celebrate with its flecks of green onions and red pimientos.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Fresh green beans are wrapped in bacon and covered in a sweet sauce in this fast and simple side dish. “Every time I take these green bean bundles to a luncheon or family dinner, people beg me for the recipe," notes Julie Hewitt from Union Mills, Indiana.

Light Rosemary Red Potatoes

Light Rosemary Red Potatoes

Light Rosemary Red Potatoes

“The delicious combination of roasted garlic, rosemary and potatoes will make your whole house smell wonderful,” Sally Ridenour attests from Salem, Oregon. “Try this dish with grilled steak or roasted chicken.”

Artichokes with Tarragon Butter

Artichokes with Tarragon Butter

Artichokes with Tarragon Butter

“Artichokes are fun to prepare and eat as an appetizer or side dish. Serve each person a small bowl of herby butter to dip the leaves in.”
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