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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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like Parmesan or feta. —Susan Vaith, Jacksonville, Florida
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