Nov 12, 2022
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Wondering what else to serve along with your pasta dinners? Pick one of these easy recipes that will take your pasta meals from great to glorious!
Below you’ll find flavorful side dishes you can serve with pasta or toss together and turn it into a meal.
Side Dishes to Serve With Pasta
Make pasta the canvas for your meal by serving it with one of these side dishes.
Whether it’s a skillet side, roasted veggies, or a quick side salad, I guarantee you’ll find one tasty recipe with the ideas below.
Baked Salmon in Foil
u003cpu003eA simple recipe for baked salmon that cooks in the oven in the time you boil and cook the pasta.u003c/pu003e
Simple Bruschetta Salad
Quick, easy, and simple, this bruschetta salad ups the ante to any pasta recipe.
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
With a sweet Sriracha glaze, these spicey cauliflower pieces are perfect for serving on the side or tossing with pasta.
Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs
u003cpu003eBake these first and serve them with simple noodles with butter or use the cooked chicken meat and toss it with pasta.u003c/pu003e
Pan-Seared Lemon Garlic Chicken u0026 Asparagus
u003cpu003eA simple 5-star dish you can make at home!u003c/pu003e
Baked Pesto Salmon
This baked pesto salmon with tomatoes is perfectly cooked with a flaky texture we love, and tastes amazing!
Spicy Green Beans
Serve these crunchy, delicious, and flavorful green beans every time you crave pasta with the perfect amount of heat!
Chicken Pot Pie Veggies
u003cpu003eAll you need is pasta, chicken, and the classic veggie mix to make this comfort-food favorite.u003c/pu003e
Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe
u003cpu003eNeed a healthy side dish? This corn and tomato salad is it!u003c/pu003e
Serve it on the side or toss the ingredients with cooked pasta for a terrific hot or cold meal.
Crispy Garlic Chicken Thighs
u003cpu003eThese baked garlic chicken thighs are easy to make and yield golden-crispy skin and juicy meat that slides right off the bone!u003c/pu003e
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon
Olive oil and lemon are all you need to roast this asparagus to perfection, and enjoy your pasta with a healthy and delicious side everyone will love!
Balsamic Roasted Beets
u003cpu003eNot your grandma’s canned beets here. Caramelized, flavorful, and sweet make this the perfect pasta side dish.u003c/pu003e
Blueberry Spinach Salad
For those busy weeknights with no time at all, you can still make an epic side dish for pasta by prepping this fresh salad in only 5 minutes!
In 20 minutes, the oven turns this nutritious veggie into a delicious restaurant-style side dish you didn’t know could taste this good!
You only need a blender and a muffin pan to make this easy popover recipe with no yeast or kneading. A light, fluffy side that melts in your mouth!
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Prep these Brussels sprouts in a skillet for a caramelized, toasty side that gets even better by adding chopped bacon!
Grilled Veggie Kabobs
When your pasta dish asks for a fun, colorful side dish, these grilled veggie kabobs hit the spot! Choose your favorite vegetables and enjoy!
Everyday Side Salad
This easy recipe is a dupe for Olive Garden’s Salad. Of course, it pairs great with pasta.
Roasted Frozen Vegetables
Don’t have much left in the pantry or fridge? These classic frozen veggies come to the rescue!
Which of these will you serve with pasta first?
20+ Ideas to Serve with Pasta!
- 1 head Romaine lettuce or 2 hearts
- 4 ounces salami sliced
- 4 ounces prosciutto sliced
- ¼ cup Kalamata olives
- 4 ounces roasted red peppers coarsely chopped (jarred or homemade)
- 4 ounces marinated artichoke hearts drained
- 4 ounces mozzarella
- 4 to 6 small pepperoncini peppers
- ⅓ cup Dijon vinaigrette
- In a large salad bowl or platter, build the salad by layering the lettuce, salami, prosciutto, Kalamata olives, red peppers, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, and pepperoncini peppers.
- Drizzle Dijon vinaigrette over the top and toss to combine
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