43 Delicious Side Dishes to Serve with Spaghetti

43 Delicious Side Dishes to Serve with Spaghetti
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Since this easy spaghetti recipe is one of my most popular posts, I thought I’d follow it up with a post of the best sides to serve with spaghetti.

These 43 recipes includes various salads, roasted and steamed veggies, soft pretzels (great for dipping in marinara sauce) and breads (including one that can made in the air fryer.




Side dishes for spaghetti


What can you serve with spaghetti besides salad?

Whether you go to a restaurant or quickly throw together a salad at home because “oops, we need a vegetable!” you know that salad is the go-to for rounding out a spaghetti meal.

While there are some great salad recipes in this post, that’s not your only option for a vegetable side dish. You’ll also find vegetable side dishes like:

  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Shaved Brussel Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Baked Portobello Mushrooms with Feta Cheese
  • Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan Cheese


What fruit goes well with spaghetti?

Both my husband and my oldest child complain about the fact that I like “fruity meat,” like pineapple salsa with tacos. They both hate having sweet and savory mixed.

(My response to this is that they’re welcome to cook a “non fruity meat” meal for dinner the next day.)

Since I do, in fact, like “fruity meat,” I was intrigued about the idea of serving fruit with spaghetti. Apparently in Italy it’s common to combine berries, figs, plums, oranges and lemons to either the plate and/or the sauce itself. It makes the meal prettier and, of course, gives the sauce a little sweetness.

Personally, I don’t think there’s any meal that wouldn’t benefit with some sliced mango or pineapple on the side.


Spaghetti and Pasta Side Dishes









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