Lasagna is a timeless Italian dish beloved for its rich layers of pasta, heavenly cheese, and hearty fillings. Seriously, who can resist? But while it's (undeniably!) a star on its own, serving it with the right side dishes can make it even better!
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- 🥦 Quick and Easy Sides for Lasagna: Veggies
- 1. Sous Vide Fajita Vegetable for Lasagna Recipe
- 2. Smashed Brussels Sprout Side Dish
- 3. Beet Greens without Sugar
- 4. Zucchini Fritters
- 5. Frozen Onion Rings Side Dish
- 6. Roasted Asparagus
- 7. Sous Vide Asparagus
- 8. Sous Vide Cauliflower
- 9. Crustless Garden Vegetable Quiche
- 🥐 Bread Side Dish: Serve Lasagna with Flair!
- 10. Pull Apart Garlic Bread
- 11. Delicious Side Bruschetta Bites
- 12. Cranberry Orange Bread
- 13. Lemon Blueberry Bread
- 14. Pao de Queijo
- 15. Savory Zucchini Bread
- 16. Garlic Parmesan Focaccia
- 🥔 Easy Side Dish Made of Potatoes
- 17. Twice Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon
- 18. Sous Vide Potatoes with Rosemary
- 19. Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 20. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- 21. Potatoes Au Gratin
- 22. Greek Lemon Potatoes
- 23. Southern Style Potato Salad
- 🥗 Salad Recipe to Serve with Lasagna
- 24. Cucumber Onion Salad
- 25. Shrimp Avocado Salad
- 26. Hawaiian Pasta Salad
- 27. Classic Caprese Salad Italian Side
- 28. Green Salad (Simple Refreshing Salad)
- 29. Caesar Salad
- 30. Arugula Salad
- 31. Garbanzo Bean Salad (Easy Salad to Pair with Lasagna)
- 32. Fresh Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 33. Classic Wedge Salad for a Lasagna Meal
- 34. Side Salad with Lemon-Honey Dressing
- 🍇 Creative Side Dish Recipe for the Family: Fun Dish to Serve!
- 35. Sugared Prosecco Grapes
- 36. Orange Fluff Salad
- 37. Three-Cheese Quesadillas
- 38. Tomato and Feta Cheese Crostini Appetizer
- 39. Ricotta Gnudi (Perfect Pairing with Italian Lasagna)
- 40. Pumpkin Ravioli
- 41. Air Fryer Tater Tots (Easy Side for Homemade Lasagna)
- 42. Reuben Tater Tots
- 43. Crab Fritters
- 🍜 Best Side Dishes Made of Noodles that Go With Lasagna
- 44. Asian Ramen Noodle
- 45. Japchae
- 46. Vegetable Lo Mein
- 47. Cold Sesame Noodles
- 48. Ohana Noodles
- 49. Noodles Romanoff with Mushrooms
- 50. Garlic Chili Noodles
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- 👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
🥦 Quick and Easy Sides for Lasagna: Veggies
First up, veggies! From a simple roasted vegetable to a more complex veggie mix, these easy to make sides are a delicious way to balance out the savory flavors of lasagna.
1. Sous Vide Fajita Vegetable for Lasagna Recipe
2. Smashed Brussels Sprout Side Dish
In this recipe, brussels sprouts are smashed and given a sizzling sear for a beautifully crispy finish.
3. Beet Greens without Sugar
Think earthy and slightly bitter goodness minus the sweetness and you'd get Beet Greens without Sugar. It's a simple recipe even the most inexperienced chefs can whip up under 10 minutes!
4. Zucchini Fritters
When my garden goes into zucchini overload my go-to recipe is zucchini fritters. It's a crunchy combination of zucchini, parmesan cheese, chives, flour, egg, and aromatic spices that can be enjoyed as a delicious side dish, appetizer, or snack!
5. Frozen Onion Rings Side Dish
Onion Rings might not be the most groundbreaking dish in this list but no one can deny its irresistibly satisfying crunch and timeless appeal!
6. Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus adds a refreshing and slightly earthy taste and crisp texture that contrasts with the richness and softer layers of lasagna noodles and melted cheese!
7. Sous Vide Asparagus
Not a fan of roasted asparagus? Why not sous vide it? This healthy side dish offers the same nutrition as roasting, but with extra moisture, richer flavor, and less hands-on time—perfect for busy parents!
8. Sous Vide Cauliflower
Another sous vide dish, Sous Vide Cauliflower is a delightful lasagna complement that's as delicious as it is nutritious!
9. Crustless Garden Vegetable Quiche
Want a pie minus the carbs? Try Crustless Garden Vegetable Quiche! Bursting with a mix of fresh garden vegetables, it's a explosion of colors, flavors, and nutrients in every bite.
🥐 Bread Side Dish: Serve Lasagna with Flair!
10. Pull Apart Garlic Bread
Each section of the Pull Apart Garlic Bread is generously coated in a buttery, garlic-infused mix, creating a fragrant and shareable treat that's delicately crispy on the outside and irresistibly soft inside!
11. Delicious Side Bruschetta Bites
Bruschetta might be small, but it packs a lot of punch! Imagine toasted baguette slices as the stage for a vibrant salsa of diced tomatoes, aromatic basil, and a hint of garlic.
12. Cranberry Orange Bread
Cranberry Orange Bread is a mouthwatering creation that marries the tang of cranberries with the zesty kick of oranges. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any cozy moment, really!
If you're unsure which orange to use, check out my 52 Types of Oranges article!
13. Lemon Blueberry Bread
Another couple in the house: the Lemon Blueberry Bread!
Like the Cranberry Orange Bread, this dish offers a refreshing and zesty adventure in every slice!
14. Pao de Queijo
Pao de Queijo is a pretty filling cheese bread that will have you dreaming of Brazil! Pair it with the Strawberry Agua Fresca for the ultimate Latin American experience.
15. Savory Zucchini Bread
If you've tried Zucchini Fritters and still have a lot of excess zucchini in your garden, try Zucchini Bread! It's a savory spin on the traditional sweet bread plus the goodness of grated zucchini, aromatic herbs, and cheese.
16. Garlic Parmesan Focaccia
"Focaccia" might come across as a fancy indulgence, but it's far from expensive! The ingredients are fairly cheap and likely sitting in your kitchen already.
Keep in mind though that a lovely focaccia dish demand time and serious attention to detail, so make sure to follow the recipe below.
🥔 Easy Side Dish Made of Potatoes
When my family wants a lasagna side dish that's both yummy and filling, I turn to my trusty pals: potatoes!
17. Twice Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon
Twice Baked Potato Casserole with Bacon is the perfect side dish on a snug, rainy afternoon or in any weather, really. I mean, who can resist the aroma of mashed potatoes, bacon, and cheese? It's a great side dish no matter the season.
18. Sous Vide Potatoes with Rosemary
If Sous Vide Asparagus and Cauliflower don't quite cut it, perhaps Sous Vide Potatoes with Rosemary will. This simple side delish not only delivers flavor but also adds a touch of gourmet flair to your meal.
19. Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes
20. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes brings together the best of both worlds—crispy roasted garlic-infused potatoes and the richness of parmesan cheese!
21. Potatoes Au Gratin
Another comfort food that's all about that crispy-creamy goodness: Potatoes Au Gratin. To make this flavorful side dish, thinly sliced potatoes are layered with a velvety cream sauce and baked to stunning perfezione!
22. Greek Lemon Potatoes
If you want a taste of the Mediterranean coast, Greek Lemon Potatoes are your best bet.
This super easy recipe showcases potato chunks (or wedges) soaking in a blend of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and a mix of oregano and thyme.
23. Southern Style Potato Salad
Served chilled, this potato salad embodies the essence of Southern comfort food—simple and hearty. Perfect for gatherings, picnics, or any occasion really where soulful flavors and nostalgia take center stage!
🥗 Salad Recipe to Serve with Lasagna
If potatoes are a bit too hearty for your liking, give these salad side dish recipes a try. These salads all pair well with lasagna.
24. Cucumber Onion Salad
Cucumber Onion Salad is a well-balanced duo of crisp cucumber and onions, all jazzed up with a splash of vinegar and oil—a reminder that elegance often lies in the uncomplicated!
25. Shrimp Avocado Salad
If you're as crazy about seafood as I am, then the Shrimp Avocado Salad could be right up your alley.
Imagine warm, juicy shrimp over a bed of cool, crisp greens—simply wow!
26. Hawaiian Pasta Salad
If you have leftover ham and don't know what to do about it, mix it with pineapple chunks, red pepper, green onion, pasta, and seasoning for an irresistible pasta dish.
27. Classic Caprese Salad Italian Side
Since lasagna is a popular Italian dish, why not enjoy it with another classic Italian recipe?
The Classic Caprese Salad is like a trip to a sunny terrace by the Mediterranean Sea with each bite. I swear it's one of the best salad recipes out there.
28. Green Salad (Simple Refreshing Salad)
Are you planning for a summer party? If yes, then now's the best time to showcase this wonderfully uncomplicated mixed green salad recipe. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and a sure hit with vegetarians!
29. Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad has got the dream team—crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and golden croutons, all coated in the legendary (and rightly so!) Caesar dressing!
30. Arugula Salad
For a peppery twist on classic greens, give Arugula Salad a try alongside your main dish.
Its bold flavor pairs so well with a light vinaigrette and shaved Parmesan—so simple yet so dynamic flavor-wise.
31. Garbanzo Bean Salad (Easy Salad to Pair with Lasagna)
Packed with plant-powered protein and fiber, Garbanzo Bean Salad is a a tasty ticket to a wholesome lasagna dinner that's anything but boring!
32. Fresh Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Just mix in the zesty balsamic vinegar and the velvety olive oil, and voilà, you've got a winner. The Balsamic Vinaigrette brings a delightful blend of sweet and tart that turns every forkful of a crisp salad into a burst of flavor!
33. Classic Wedge Salad for a Lasagna Meal
The wedge salad is a bit of a trickster—it might be called a "salad," but it's definitely not the healthiest kind.
This classic recipe insists on being topped with crispy bacon and generously smothered in the richest, chunkiest blue cheese dressing. Again, it's definitely not the healthiest kind.
34. Side Salad with Lemon-Honey Dressing
This dish is like a little burst of sunshine on your plate, with fresh greens, crunchy veggies, and maybe some nuts or seeds for a surprising crunch.
But the magic really is in the dressing. The tangy and sweet combo of zesty lemon and golden honey, I think, is one of the best dressings ever.
🍇 Creative Side Dish Recipe for the Family: Fun Dish to Serve!
Now, if you're looking for a simple side dish recipe that's as fun to make as it is to serve, here are a few unique side dishes worth trying!
35. Sugared Prosecco Grapes
Sugared Prosecco Grapes might seem a bit too much, but come one, it's grapes mixed with champagne! That's like the coolest thing ever.
I'm telling you, the sweetness and palate-refreshing quality of Prosecco grapes is the perfect counterbalance to the meaty flavors of lasagna!
36. Orange Fluff Salad
Combine mandarin oranges, marshmallow, and whipped cream for a salad that's like a warm hug and a trip down memory lane!
37. Three-Cheese Quesadillas
If you're as big a cheese lover as I am, you absolutely can't miss out on the Three-Cheese Quesadillas!
Trust me, the cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and queso fresco trio won't disappoint.
38. Tomato and Feta Cheese Crostini Appetizer
Imagine crispy baguette slices topped with juicy tomatoes and creamy feta cheese. It's like a Mediterranean fiesta all over again—fresh, tangy, and simply amazing!
39. Ricotta Gnudi (Perfect Pairing with Italian Lasagna)
Ricotta Gnudi is like ravioli in its natural form. It impossibly soft, hearty, umami-rich, and has everything a typical ravioli can offer and more.
40. Pumpkin Ravioli
Speaking of ravioli, let's talk about Pumpkin Ravioli.
The rich and slightly sweet essence of pumpkin might raise an eyebrow or two, but believe me it's a total game-changer!
41. Air Fryer Tater Tots (Easy Side for Homemade Lasagna)
Now, a dish that feels wonderfully familiar: Tater Tots!
It's so easy to cook you don't even have to make them from scratch. Just take your favorite brand out of the fridge and pop them in an air fryer. Easy-peasy!
42. Reuben Tater Tots
If Air Fryer Tater Tots are feeling a little plain, why not switch things up with Reuben Tater Tots?
It's basically the love child of tater tots and a Reuben sandwich—think tender corned beef, zesty sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, and a swirl of Thousand Island dressing.
43. Crab Fritters
Get ready for the easiest crab corn fritters ever! Simply grab a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, and you've got the awesome recipe for summer parties, BBQs, or game day chillin!
🍜 Best Side Dishes Made of Noodles that Go With Lasagna
If you want to pair a hearty dish with an equally hearty side dish, then you won't go wrong with noodles!
44. Asian Ramen Noodle
Transform instant noodles into a scrumptious masterpiece with this Asian Ramen Noodle recipe.
Simply add your favorite veggies and soy-hoisin-mirin-oyster sauce combination for an exquisite one-skillet wonder!
Japchae is one of my absolute favorite Korean dishes perfect for those who want to experience the streets of Seoul in the comfort of their kitchens!
46. Vegetable Lo Mein
Another oriental noodle recipe is the famous Lo Mein. If you've ever ordered Chinese takeout, chances are you've already tried Lo Mein. But if you haven't, seriously, give it a shot.
47. Cold Sesame Noodles
Cold Sesame Noodles are the cool cats of the noodle world, dressed in a nutty, savory sesame sauce and topped with crunchy veggie for that extra oomph!
48. Ohana Noodles
Now, let's head from East Asia to Disney's Polynesian Resort, where a dish beloved by kids takes center stage: the iconic Ohana Noodles!
It's a super delish noodle recipe that's a must-try for both youngsters and the young at heart.
49. Noodles Romanoff with Mushrooms
For those who grew up in the 1970s, "Noodles Romanoff" likely brings to mind a simple, creamy boxed mix. Our recipe today, however, is a much improved version!
Noodles Romanoff with Mushrooms features egg noodles in a sauce made with sour cream, flavorful cheeses like Parmesan and cheddar, and creamy cream cheese, and oh so much more!
50. Garlic Chili Noodles
When it comes to flavor explosions, garlic chili knows how to steal the show... and how to end it well, since it's the last recipe in our list.
With its fiery yet well-balanced flavor combination, this noodle dish promises a satisfying taste experience that lingers long after the last bite.
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- Sous Vide Fajita Vegetable for Lasagna Recipe
- Smashed Brussels Sprout Side Dish
- Beet Greens without Sugar
- Zucchini Fritters
- Frozen Onion Rings Side Dish
- Roasted Asparagus
- Sous Vide Asparagus
- Sous Vide Cauliflower
- Crustless Garden Vegetable Quiche
- Pull Apart Garlic Bread
- Delicious Side Bruschetta Bites
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Pao de Queijo
- Savory Zucchini Bread
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Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.