9 Easy Side Dishes for Valentine's Day Dinner

Because nothing says "I love you" more than a home-cooked meal

Planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with a home-cooked dinner for two? We all know how important it is to impress that special someone with culinary prowess—especially on the most romantic night of the year. But depending on your kitchen skills, it might be a little intimidating to know where to start. Luckily, we've rounded up easy side dish ideas to accompany any super-simple entrées you may have in mind.

Whether you're a confident cook or you've never even touched a frying pan, we've got you covered with these nine delicious sides.

Parmesan Risotto

Ina Garten's Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad

100-Layer Root Vegetable Gratin

Cashew-Coconut Rice

Warm Rainbow Chard and Bacon Salad

Korean Roasted Vegetables with Pickled Daikon

Moroccan-Spiced Carrots

Creamed Kohlrabi and Spinach

Fried Rice with Pickled Carrots and Mustard Greens