What to Serve with Meatballs instead of Pasta?! Side dish recipe ideas to pair with your meatball recipes the whole family will love!
From meatball subs to Italian meatballs coated in tomato sauce, everyone loves meatballs!
Ground beef blended with simple ingredients creates a canvas for almost any flavor profile. You can create a savory sauce or a sweet sauce that bathes each meatball!
Homemade meatballs are a family favorite, especially when they’re paired with crusty bread, spaghetti, or even egg noodles.
However, sometimes, you just don’t want pasta. (Heck! I am not a fan of pasta, and I say it loud and proud!)
The best side dishes to accompany any kind of meatball are a great way to enjoy your delicious meatballs with a different way of traditionally serving them!
Be sure to pick up copious amounts of french baguettes to soak up all the spaghetti sauce, marinara sauce, or other saucy meatballs on the menu.
First, let’s chat about meatball recipes
Give any of these fantastic recipes a try — you won’t be disappointed!
This Crockpot Cranberry Sauce Meatballs recipe is a super easy recipe made with just five ingredients. Whether you serve it as an appetizer or main dish, it will serve a crowd!
Swedish Meatballs – This simple, one-pan recipe for classic Swedish meatballs in creamy sauce uses only basic seasonings, just like grandmas from the land of Svea used to make.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs made soy-free, refined sugar-free and healthy! This easy recipe can be served as a main entrée or appetizer. Wow your friends and family with these incredible meatballs!
These delicious slow cooker Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs are made with fresh ground chicken. Combined with delicious teriyaki sauce, these crockpot meatballs are a true culinary home run!
What to Serve with Meatballs Instead of Pasta
Green Beans – Blistered Green Beans with Garlic are the veggie side dish recipe for any meal! Fancy enough for holiday dinners and easy enough to make for busy weeknight dinners! Just 5 ingredients and done in only 15 minutes! It’s the crunchy veggie you crave with a tender meatball!
Zucchini Noodles – While these Parmesan Zucchini aren’t zoodles, you can make the same recipe with zoodles, or sliced zucchini!
Spaghetti Squash – How to Cook Spaghetti Squash is an in depth guide on how to cook spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot, microwave, or bake it in the oven!
Potato Salad – Deviled Potato Salad is a fantastic side dish for your outdoor picnic parties.
Mashed Potatoes are comfort food at it’s best! These ‘Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes‘ have a secret ingredient you won’t want to miss!
A few more Recipes You Can Serve with Meatballs
Cauliflower Rice – Cauliflower Grits are the perfect vehicle for your savory meatball recipes! Filled with cheese, it’s a delicious side dish recipe idea!
Green Salad – This Vegetable Chopped Salad is a light and refreshing salad recipe, loaded with juicy fresh vegetables and salad ingredients that can also be easily varied to suit your family’s preferences.
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts is a quick and easy salad that is peppery, sweet and satisfying. Arugula is tossed with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese and finished off with a lemony, olive oil dressing.
Crispy Ranch Brussels Sprouts – these are not only a side dish recipe that will wow everyone, you can serve them as a tasty appetizer with your meatballs!
Garlic Bread – layered with tons and tons of garlic butter, then baked to perfection. This garlic bread recipe is not to be missed when serving it with any type of meatball recipe!
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