Side Dishes

25 Side Dishes for Lasagna

Looking for side dishes for lasagna to serve with that perfect Italian lasagna you created?
This list will give you enough ideas to make a perfect and complete meal.

25 Side Dishes for Lasagna.

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Most lasagna side dishes fall into three categories – breads, veggies and salads. I grouped them together in this post for easier reading. This list is sure to help you plan a cozy lasagna dinner.

Vegetable Side Dishes for Lasagna

There are quite a few side dishes for Lasagna that consist of veggies in some form and with good reason. Vegetables go perfectly with Lasagna. They can be roasted, grilled, sautéed, air fried, or prepared in another way. This list gives you eight great dishes to serve with your lasagna.

1. Green Beans Almondine

Side Dish for Lasagna - Green Beans Almondine served on a plate.

This Green Beans Almondine side dish recipe is made using fresh green beans that are sautéed in butter and garlic. It’s topped with almond slivers and some lemon juice. The recipe is full of flavor and what’s even more important it comes together quick. GET THE RECIPE

2. Grilled Radishes

Grilled radishes in a bowl served as a side dish for lasagna.

Slightly smoky and mild, these grilled radishes are so so good. Softer than fresh radishes, they still have some crunchiness. The grilling, combined with some red wine vinegar and herbs just brings these to another level GET THE RECIPE

3. Easy Crispy Air Fryer Parsnips

Air Fryer Parsnips lasagna side dish served in a bowl.

These air fryer parsnips are easy to make, have simple ingredients, and are healthy. These are a good alternative to normal or sweet potato fries. GET THE RECIPE

4. Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Vegetables served as a side dish for lasagna.

This recipe for roasted vegetables comes together fast, is very colorful and delicious looking. The great taste comes from onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper, and a good quality balsamic vinegar. Great side dish for lasagna! GET THE RECIPE

5. Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

Side Dishes for Lasagna - Air Fryer Frozen broccoli.

These frozen broccoli made in the air fryer are a quick and easy side dish to make for dinner. Just add some seasonings to your frozen broccoli and you’re ready to go. Plus points for this recipe cause your oven stays free to make your perfect Lasagna! GET THE RECIPE

6. Easy Canned Green Bean Recipe

Side Dishes for Lasagna - Easy Canned Green Beans.

This green beans recipe is great if you can’t get any fresh or frozen beans. This recipe is so easy to make and comes together in under 10 minutes. It’s a great way to use canned green beans and is awesome if you need to get something on the table quick! GET THE RECIPE

7. Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Grilled Zucchini and Yellow squash served on a platter as a side dish for lasagna.

This grilled zucchini and yellow squash platter is an awesome side dish for serving with lasagna. The dishes is a perfect blend of smoky and tangy flavors and is an unbelievably easy recipe to make. The dish is also keto-friendly. The only requirement is that the weather allows for grilling where you live:) GET THE RECIPE

8. Hot Honey Carrots

Hot Honey Carrots served as a side dish for lasagna.

These hot honey carrots are simply the best. The carrots are tender and are glazed in a combination of sweet and spicy sauce made with honey and sriracha. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes at the end for an extra kick to the dish. GET THE RECIPE

Bread Side Dishes for Lasagna

Somehow bread is always a great option for lasagna or really any other pasta dishes. Garlic bread, bread knots, or whatever it is, it’s a good fit.

9. Garlic Knots

Side Dishes for Lasagna - Garlic knots served with marinara sauce.

These Garlic knots are easy to make. They are full of garlic, butter, herbs, and parmesan flavors and are baked to perfection. These use refrigerated pizza dough and so they come together very quick. Really, a perfect side dish for any meal. GET THE RECIPE

10. Tomato Bruschetta Bread

Side Dishes for Lasagna - Tomato Bruschetta Bread with balsamic vinegar.

This Tomato Bruschette Bread is easy to make, the recipe is simple and these are perfect for breakfast, brunch, as a snack, or even as a side dish for a hearty meal, like lasagna. GET THE RECIPE

11. Air Fryer Cheesy Garlic Bread

Air Fryer Cheesy Garlic bread to serve with lasagna.

Made in the Air Fryer, this garlic bread is a great way to use a different machine when your oven is already being used. The bread comes out cheesy, buttery, and perfectly garlicky. Best of all, it is ready in minutes. GET THE RECIPE

12. Crispy and Fluffy Focaccia (No-Knead)

Crispy and Fluffy Focaccia bread to serve with lasagna.

This flat foccacia bread is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The recipe does need overnight fermenting time in the fridge, so it will need some planning ahead time. However, the great part is the recipe is no-knead, which saves you some work. GET THE RECIPE

13. Sourdough Garlic Bread

Side Dishes for Lasagna - Sour Dough Garlic Bread on a cutting board.

This sourdough garlic bread is chewy and the garlic flavor tastes great with so many main dishes, lasagna included. This is a recipe for beginners so it’s almost impossible to mess up. GET THE RECIPE

14. Easy Homemade Breadsticks

Easy Homemade Breadsticks to serve with lasagna.

Make these homemade bread sticks from scratch in just 1 hour. It’s perfect when you need a quick recipe for homemade bread. Brushed with garlic butter and herbs these bread sticks are full of flavor. GET THE RECIPE

15. Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread (with Biscuit Dough)

Pull Apart Garlic Bread to serve with Lasagna.

This biscuit dough recipe for pull-apart garlic bread is fast and easy. It’s full of Italian flavors, shredded melted cheese and garlic and is always a hit. GET THE RECIPE

16. Easy No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread

No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread to serve with lasagna or pasta.

Easy recipe for homemade bread that is wonderful and satisfying. Plus points for being no-knead. You just need a dutch oven for this one. GET THE RECIPE

17. Dough Ball and Baked Camembert Wreath

Dough Balls with baked Camembert on a serving platter.

This wreath is made of tomato and garlic butter flavored dough balls and camembert cheese baked with red pesto. The little balls are perfect for tearing off and dipping into the baked cheese. The platter is great for parties and an awesome addition to any weeknight dinner. GET THE RECIPE

Salad Sides for Lasagna

Salads are the best side dish for anything, really. And lasagna is not an exception. This section includes several different salads – from the traditional Caesar to more exotic Arugula – that would go perfectly with your lasagna dinner.

18. Conehead Cabbage Salad with Pistachios

Conehead cabbage salad served on a black plate

My own recipe, this Conehead Cabbage Salad is easy to make, it’s creamy and is full of flavor. The roasted pistachios bring this to another level. This salad is great because it can be prepared in advance. It tastes better when it has stood for a little while and flavors had a chance to meld together. GET THE RECIPE

19. Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad recipe to serve with lasagna.

There is no way a salad can be missing from your menu if you are making lasagna. And this Caesar Salad recipe is perfect for it. The highlight of the recipe is the homemade salad dressing is the best. GET THE RECIPE

20. Raw Asparagus Salad with Walnuts

Raw asparagus salad served in a bowl.

This raw asparagus salad with walnuts is full of crunch and flavor. It’s a great blend of garlic, lemon, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flake flavors. It’s filling, but not overly heavy. It’s also vegetarian, keto, and gluten free. GET THE RECIPE

21. Spinach Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

Spinach Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto Served in a bowl surrounded by vegetables and cut lemon.

Made with a lemon balsamic vinaigrette, this spinach arugula salad is a perfect combination of flavors and textures. The flavorful salad is perfect as a healthy side dish or you can also add some protein to make it a full meal. GET THE RECIPE

22. Creamy Vegan Coleslaw

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw served in a bowl.

This slaw recipe is a lightened-up version of the regular classic slaw that is well-loved. The recipe doesn’t use mayo, but is still creamy, tangy and rich in flavor. An there is no oil used in this recipe, if you’re looking to reduce your fat intake. GET THE RECIPE

23. Simple Arugula Salad Recipe

Simple Arugula Salad in a salad bowl.

This simple arugula salad is so simple, it’s not even a specific recipe. The salad is so easy to make and it complements almost any dinner. Arugula is tossed together with lemon and olive oil and Parmesan cheese that is shaved on the top. GET THE RECIPE

24. Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad in a bowl.

Made with apples, dried cranberries, pecans and a delicious dressing, this salad is a satisfying dish with a sweet, salty, nutty and tangy flavor. Perfect and filling side dish. GET THE RECIPE

25. Gluten-Free Panzanella Salad

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad.

This traditionally Italian salad made with bread is a beautiful presentation of homemade gluten-free croutons topped with tomatoes, fresh basil, and prosciutto. With additional veggies and olives, the salad is tossed in a delicious vinegar and oil dressing. GET THE RECIPE

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