So you’re having a dinner party, and you want to serve up some delicious lasagna. Good choice. However, it can sometimes be challenging to decide what to serve when it comes to side dishes.
Sometimes you can be overwhelmed by having too many choices. Other times you can’t think of any ideas.
In this article, you will find out only the best ideas that will be sure to help you focus on the best side dishes or give you some ideas if you have none.
Read on to find out the best side dishes to serve with lasagna at your next dinner party.
A classic and something you can serve with almost every other item on this list, garlic bread is a popular side dish for serving with lasagna and would make an excellent addition to a dinner party.
You can opt for either flat garlic bread or a garlic baguette. The baguette option would be our recommendation for a party allowing you to serve multiple at the dinner table without taking up as much surface area.
Cook 2-3 garlic baguettes in the oven and make them the centerpiece of the table alongside a couple of candles and a nice bottle of wine for a real continental dinner party.
This side dish is a contentious one, but french fries make an excellent side for lasagna. Indulgent mouthfuls of french fry dipped in creamy lasagna sauce can elevate even the most incredible lasagna. So make your choice wisely.
Another plus for french fries is that it is easy to cook lots of them and make sure that everyone has plenty.
While you can also serve these with garlic bread, you are then doing ‘triple carb,’ which can seriously irritate some people. So if you’re hosting a dinner party for foodies, then be careful.
Crisp and crunchy lettuce with some added cherry tomatoes is a popular side dish for serving with lasagna in our house, and it works well at dinner parties.
You can serve this with garlic bread, and it even pairs well with fries. Something that could prevent you from stepping on the metaphorical hornet’s nest of doing triple carb.
Garlic roasted broccoli
A great vegetable side dish for lasagna that you don’t see enough is garlic roasted broccoli. This side dish is perfect for dinner parties where you want to ‘wow’ your guests because it is both tasty and uncommon to see served.
Broccoli goes well with lasagna when cooked enough that it retains some firmness. Cooking it long enough to soften a little will reduce the bitterness of a firmer stem while also maintaining enough crunch to add a complementary texture.
Adding in the garlic only adds to the flavors, and because garlic is almost ubiquitous with lasagna, it just works.
Dough balls are an excellent alternative to garlic bread and can be basted in a little olive oil or cooked in garlic butter.
Dough balls can be easy to share and easy to cook and place in a large serving bowl as the table centerpiece. You could even argue that it would be better to serve with french fries than traditional garlic bread.
The main downside to dough balls and lasagna is that the texture isn’t as good as garlic bread.