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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.

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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.

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.

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
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Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Creamy mozzarella and Swiss cheeses create the base for these tasty veggies, while a hint of cayenne pepper gives them a kick guests will adore. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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.

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.

Garlic & Chive Mashed Red Potatoes

Garlic & Chive Mashed Red Potatoes

Garlic & Chive Mashed Red Potatoes

My husband loved the mashed potatoes at a local restaurant, so I came up with this recipe to replicate it. He loves it!

Great Green Beans

Great Green Beans

Great Green Beans

—Janine Tueller Mickelson, Ames, Iowa

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.

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes for Two

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes for Two

Bacon, Cremini & Brie Potatoes for Two

"This is my version of an ultimate baked potato. Rich Brie, crispy bacon and cremini mushrooms transform the humble baked potato into something really special."

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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