What To Serve With Baked Spaghetti

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Here are 25 of the best side dishes to have with Baked Spaghetti! Who doesn’t love a comforting plate of baked spaghetti casserole? It’s one of my most popular pasta dishes for a reason. But let’s spice things up a bit! In this post, we’ll dive into some tasty side options that take your baked spaghetti game to a whole new level. From simple weeknight dinners to family gatherings, these sides will add a delicious twist to your pasta night that the whole family will devour!

The best part about making a casserole are the leftovers! You can store your remaining casserole (if there is any) in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. This would make a great meal for a lazy night in.

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Craving pure, comforting deliciousness? Baked spaghetti’s got your back! Made with a ground beef meat sauce, 4 types of cheese (cream cheese, ricotta cheese – or cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese), herbs poured over spaghetti noodles, this is a great way to satisfy everyone’s hunger. Don’t wait, let’s dive into this easy, mouthwatering adventure and make some baked spaghetti magic happen. And have a look at some of the best sides to pair with this casserole at the dinner table tonight!

If you’re looking for a more healthy version of this delicious meal, you should try my Skinny Baked Spaghetti Recipe! This is a higher protein, lower fat version of this spaghetti meal that still tastes amazing and will fill that pasta craving while keeping your eating habits on track. You can also make this with the tomato sauce of your choice so if there’s a recipe or brand of sauce that you love, use that instead! To top off your delicious sauce, you can add red pepper flakes, italian seasoning or fresh basil to give it a little extra flavor.

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What To Serve With Baked Spaghetti (25 Amazing Side Dishes!)

Garlic Bread: A classic choice with so many variations! We have an easy recipe for garlic bread (Easy Garlic Bread) and this one for Classic Garlic Bread if you have a little more time. Any crusty bread with butter or olive oil works perfectly!

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Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread: If you’re looking for a deliciously cheesy bread, you can try this pull apart bread and if you want an easier option these Cheesy-Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls are AMAZING! Obviously, any kind of Italian bread is the perfect side dish, and you can dip your tasty bread in some marinara sauce if you want to be a little fancy!
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Salad: You can’t go wrong with a side salad, you could go for a simple salad (like this classic Caesar salad) or try something new. The Monica Salad is perfect to pair with your main dish. Or if you’re looking for a Fall Salad to go with this meal, this Apple Pecan Salad is so easy to make!

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Breadsticks: Breadsticks are a great option if you have picky eaters, and Craigo’s Breadsticks are the best breadsticks around!

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Roasted Vegetables: Roasted Vegetables is a healthy side dish that you can make just to your liking! You can try this Roasted Cauliflower Recipe. If you don’t like cauliflower you can try Roasted Green Beans or Oven Roasted Asparagus.

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Cheese Board: If you want to graze while your spaghetti dinner is cooking, you can make this $25 Cheese Board. It’s so simple and delicious!

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Coleslaw: Coleslaw, with its crunchy and slightly sweet taste, can provide a nice contrast to the pasta’s texture and flavor. If you just want to add some Coleslaw Dressing to a veggie mix of your choice we have the recipe for you!

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cashews: Delicious Sauteed Brussel Sprouts are an easy side dish to prepare for any dinner. Mixed in are bacon and cashews!

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Roasted Root Vegetables: Roasted Root Vegetables are what I crave with the first hint of that crisp Autumn air. Move over salad…make room for earthy, hearty, caramelized deliciousness in the form of oven roasted root vegetables.

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Sweet Potatoes: You can have these mashed (Mashed Sweet Potatoes) or as fries (Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries) sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggie sides.

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Bruschetta: This Simple Bruschetta is a great side dish to pair with your baked spaghetti. If you want to try something with a little flair you can try out this Greek Bruschetta!

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Soup: Soup is a classic side dish to any meal, and Tomato Basil Soup or Minestrone Soup would be a comforting accompaniment to baked spaghetti, especially on a cold day.

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Ratatouille: A medley of stewed vegetables, such as eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers, can add depth and flavor to your meal.

Broccoli or Broccolini: Steamed or roasted broccoli or broccolini is a nutritious and vibrant side dish option.

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Caprese Salad: Nothing beats a Caprese Salad. Fresh, flavorful and delicious made with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sweet basil, and a homemade garlic balsamic vinegar dressing!


Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: These Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are savory and cheesy, filled with a delicious sausage, toasted golden brown panko and herb mixture with two kinds of cheese and make extra tasty sides!

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Brussels Sprouts: You can make these easy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts or you can make these Roasted Brussels Sprouts depending on how much time you have!

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So, there you have it, some of my most delicious sides! Adding the right sidekick to your baked spaghetti can really jazz up your meal. Whether you’re a garlic bread purist or an adventurous veggie experimenter, it’s all about having fun in the kitchen and tailoring your sides to your own taste. Cooking is an adventure, and with the right side dish, you can take your taste buds on a delicious journey. Dig in and enjoy!

If you make these recipes, I would really appreciate it if you would give them a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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