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Here are 30+ amazing side dishes to serve with your Lasagna! This is my highly rated and my personal favorite Lasagna Recipe that’s a hearty, cheesy delight. But what’s missing to make it a knockout meal? Well, that’s where the sides come in! We’ve got some delicious, easy-to-love options to pair with this classic Italian dish, whether it’s family dinner night, fancy dinner party or a cozy get-together.
Homemade Lasagna, the undisputed champion of comfort food. It’s like a cheesy, saucy bear hug on a plate, daring you not to dive in. Layers of pasta, béchamel, tomato sauce, seasoned meat, and tons of cheese (mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and ricotta cheese). Baked to perfection, it fills your kitchen with an aroma that says, “you’re about to indulge, and you won’t regret it”. Whether it’s a family gathering or a “treat yourself” day, making lasagna is like creating a masterpiece that will make you forget about your diet the second you set it on the dinner table.
If you’re not a big fan of beef you should try this Chicken Lasagna! There are so many different ways to make lasagna, like my Slow Cooker Lasagna, Lasagna Dip, White Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna, speedy Skillet Lasagna, fancy Lasagna Cups, or my super easy Lasagna Soup. Can you tell I LOVE lasagna!?
Here are some of the best lasagna side dishes to have with your main dish!
What To Serve With Lasagna (Over 30 of The Best Side Dishes!)
Garlic Bread: Garlic Bread or Garlic Knots is the perfect side dish, and I have a few recipes you can choose from! Feeling fancy? Try this Hasselback Garlic Bread or Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Biscuits. If you’re looking for an easy recipe, try my Easy Garlic Bread, you can make it in the slow cooker!
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread: You should try this pull-apart bread if you want something super cheesy! If you’re looking for something cheesy but easy, have a look at this Cheesy-Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls.
Breadsticks: I love to have any type of bread with my lasagna dinner, but breadsticks are just so good. Especially my Craigo’s Breadsticks copycat recipe.
Homemade Dinner Rolls: My classic Dinner Rolls are sure to be the best sidekick to your lasagna dinner. Soft, light and pillowy, these rolls are made with all-purpose flour and honey. Serve with Roasted Garlic or Honey Butter.
Focaccia: A slightly crunchy outside with a warm soft inside, this is Focaccia bread. Made with rosemary, salt, and olive oil, the flavors are irresistible, the best part is how easy it is to make.
Salad: Fresh Salad is a great side dish to add to your main course, if you’re looking for something light you should try my Cucumber Tomato Salad – cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion make a refreshing side salad. Or maybe you want a Caesar Salad with some leafy greens to go with your lasagna. If you love Brussels Sprouts you should try this Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad!
Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables, such as Asparagus, Green Beans, Brussels Sprouts or Root Vegetables are a great way to get your veggies in and make for a healthy and colorful side dish that complements the lasagna.
Coleslaw: This Classic Coleslaw is a fresh, made from scratch recipe that will make you never buy store bought coleslaw again!
Caprese Salad: Nothing beats a Caprese Salad Recipe. Fresh, flavorful and delicious made with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sweet basil, and a homemade garlic balsamic vinegar dressing! It’s the perfect appetizer for lasagna.
Spinach or Broccoli: Steamed or sautéed spinach or broccoli is a healthy and simple side dish that goes well with lasagna.
Bruschetta: Toasted bread topped with fresh diced tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and a little olive oil is a fantastic Italian appetizer to serve with lasagna.
Stuffed Mushrooms: You should try these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms! Or you can skip the sausage and just do breadcrumbs, herbs and cheese.
Risotto: Creamy risotto, like a mushroom or Parmesan risotto, can be a luxurious side that complements the richness of lasagna. You can make this easy Instant Pot Risotto, or for a taste of fall try out this Creamy Pumpkin Risotto!
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad is a healthy side dish that has an amazing depth of flavor from all of the roasted veggies and great texture from the quinoa.
Antipasto Platter: An antipasto platter featuring olives, cured meats, cheese, and pickled vegetables can add a variety of flavors and textures to your meal. You can use this Cheese Board guide to help create an affordable platter!
Charcuterie: Or go all out with a fancy and full charcuterie board to serve as an appetizer to your lasagna.
So there you have it, my favorite sides to pair with your lasagna. Whether you’re keeping it classic or getting a little more adventurous, these are the best sides to take your lasagna meal to the next level. When it comes to enjoying good food, remember, it’s all about the company you keep – and these side dishes make for some pretty tasty companions.
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.