Try This Cute Valentine’s Day Side Dish!

heart potatoes

Planning to stay at home and cook a special dinner with your significant other? Try this adorable Valentine’s-themed side dish, Roasted Potato Hearts!

Kitchen Equipment Needed

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • A large stockpot with a lid
  • Potato peeler
  • Metal heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Half-sheet baking sheet (18” x 13”)
  • Cheese grater

If you don’t already have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, you’ll be able to find one easily with Valentine’s day coming up. Try looking at stores that sell cooking equipment such as Target, Walmart, Williams Sonoma, or Sur La Table.


  • 3 to 6 Russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • Freshly grated parmesan for topping

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  1. Preheat oven to 400o  
  2. Line a half baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. You may need two baking sheets depending on how many potatoes you use.
  3. Fill a large pot with 1-2 quarts water, add 1 tsp. salt and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Peel the potatoes and slice about ½ inch thick. Place the potato slices into the simmering water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. They should be a little tender yet firm enough to hold up when cut. Drain potatoes and run cold water over them to slightly cool.
  5. Use your heart-shaped metal cookie cutter and cut each slice into a heart. Save the rest to make roasted potato slices or mashed potatoes.
  6. Combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, and spices in a small bowl. Save the Parmesan for later.
  7. Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes, stir and let sit for five minutes.
  8. Roast potatoes in the oven for 22 to 25 minutes, flipping them over once at the halfway point. If your oven has a broiler, broil the potatoes for an additional 5 minutes to get the nice golden-brown color. If you broil your potatoes, keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  9. Sprinkle fresh grated parmesan on the hearts and enjoy!

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