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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.

Green Beans and Red Peppers

Green Beans and Red Peppers

Green Beans and Red Peppers

I believe that simple sides are best. These basic, but beautiful beans prove my theory correct!—Betty Ellis, Boaz, Alabama

Creamy Pepper Penne

Creamy Pepper Penne

Creamy Pepper Penne

A flavorful sour cream sauce nicely coats every bite of penne pasta in this pleasing side dish. To turn it into an entree, stir in some cubed cooked chicken or cooked shrimp.—Deborah Wolf, Palmyra, New York

Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

Fast to fix and full of flavor, this warm, refreshing side dish makes the most of cherry tomatoes, pairing them with fresh mozarella cubes and seasoning the combination with thyme. —Summer Jones Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Creamy Poppy Seed Fettuccine

Creamy Poppy Seed Fettuccine

Creamy Poppy Seed Fettuccine

THE rich, creamy sauce coats the pasta well and makes a satisfying, pleasant side dish. I also serve is as an entrée for the two of us. With a green salad and garlic bread, it makes a delicious homemade meal.

Shrimp Scampi Topped Potatoes

Shrimp Scampi Topped Potatoes

Shrimp Scampi Topped Potatoes

Our impressive twice-baked potatoes feature garlic-infused cooked shrimp. These "spuds" could be served as a supper by themselves!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemon-Butter New Potatoes

Lemon-Butter New Potatoes

Lemon-Butter New Potatoes

With an abundance of potatoes in our garden each summer, I often make this easy recipe. We love the combination of parsley and spices, and the lemony butter sauce. They make a great accompaniment to grilled fish. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon

These tempting potatoes are a real treat, even though they don't contain heavy sour cream or cream cheese. Chives, onion, bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese still provide big flavor and make a side dish perfect for a special meal. Prepare a double or triple batch to serve a group.—Debbie Jones, California, Maryland

Herbed Potato Fans

Herbed Potato Fans

Herbed Potato Fans

This tasty twist on baked potatoes makes mealtime feel special. Pair them with steaks or pork chops; you'll love the change of pace. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Roasted Garlic Twice-Baked Potato

Roasted Garlic Twice-Baked Potato

Roasted Garlic Twice-Baked Potato

The creamy texture flavored with the roasted garlic makes this potato side dish a winner. It's easy to prepare and a perfect choice to accompany a hearty meat entree.

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

A sweet potato added to the usual Yukon golds gives these cheesy potatoes a slightly sweet flavor and nice rich color. No one will believe they’re lighter. —Connie Boll, Chilton, Wisconsin

Baked Fontina Orzo

Baked Fontina Orzo

Baked Fontina Orzo

The pasta orzo makes a nice alternative to rice. If you like, use 1/2 cup blanched, diced asparagus for the roasted peppers.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
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