Do you know what to serve with lasagna? Here are 10 great sides to serve with your next Lasagna dish. From salad, vegetables, and pasta dishes – this list has it all!
Lasagna is a classic Italian dish that takes some time to make. You can’t rush it, but if you plan well, it will be worth the wait! However, because a lasagna dinner can be a bit time-intensive, it’s important to have some easy sides in your arsenal to serve with it.
What to Serve With Lasagna
Lasagne is one of my favorite things to make for dinner because it is so delicious and that can feed a crowd. But what about the sides? There are so many options out there but I wanted to share some of my favorites. You can never go wrong serving a side dish alongside any hearty Italian cuisine!
Below, you will find lots of delicious ideas on what to serve with lasagna. Whether you are serving a vegetable lasagna or a hearty meat lasagna, you’re sure to find some delicious recipes in this post.
Lasagna is good on its own. I mean, it’s one of my personal favorite recipes. But you’ll need to serve it with something to make it complete! We serve lasagna with a variety of dishes – from soups and salads to breads and veggies – you really can’t go wrong.
Anny of the side dishes below are a great way to add some dimension to the main course.
This Italian vegetable soup is hearty and delicious. It’s low in calories and filled with veggies. The fiber will fill you up and keep your stomach satisfied for hours! It’s a great side dish for lasagna because it has veggies and less fat than some soups might have.
Italian Wedding Soup
This soup is full of Italian style vegetables like spinach, carrots and beans. It also has mint leaves giving it a unique flavor.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This classic dish is perfect during cold season! Serve this soup piping hot with saltine crackers to soothe your throat.
Cream of Broccoli Soup
This soup is full of veggies and flavor! Serve this soup with whole grain crackers or even garlic bread. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
Tomato Basil Soup
This classic soup is so easy to make, but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen! Since you are serving it with a dish that has tomato sauce, it might be a bit much for some, so just be aware of your audience. If you are in a rush, you’ll love these hacks to make tomato soup better.
Italian Sausage Soup
This soup is hearty and delicious. It’s filled with Italian sausage, vegetables and pasta! You can serve it in a bread bowl or eat it straight from the pot. Either way this dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
In our opinion, the best sides are bread! They are great for sopping up extra sauce, and there are so many different breads out there to pair with your lasagna for the perfect side dish. We think bread is a necessity for any pasta dish!
There is nothing better than garlic bread! This dish has a slightly sweet flavor and pairs perfectly with any soup or salad. It’s perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce as well.
If you’re looking to spice up store bought breadsticks, try this recipe! It adds parmesan cheese to the dough giving it a delicious flavor. Serve this dish with some marinara sauce or your favorite soup!
This garlic bread is perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. It’s got plenty of cheese and seasoning on top so you’ll get an extra burst of flavor with every bite! We like to top ours with mozzarella cheese.
You can always serve grilled cheese on the side! This classic sandwich is quick to make and delicious. Pair it with some soup or salad for a complete meal.
I don’t know about you, but there are few things I love more than tangy sourdough. You can make a variety of sourdough dishes that would pair perfectly with lasagna. If you are looking for rolls, make sure you check out our sourdough roll recipe.
These are absolutely amazing! We came up with this recipe in 2020, and it’s been a favorite ver since.
Italian Pasta Salad
This dish is easy to make and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen! It’s perfect for potlucks and family gatherings. Leftovers are great for lunch the next day! You can sprinkle some extra Italian seasoning on it, too.
Marinated Veggie Salad
This salad is perfect for a quick side dish on a busy night. The marinade gives it an extra burst of flavor that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family! Add some feta cheese and lemon zest for an additional flavor.
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Looking for something light and fresh? This pasta salad is the perfect choice! It’s filled with veggies like sweet peas, carrots, zucchini and grape tomatoes. The cream dressing gives it a creamy flavor without adding too many extra calories.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This is a refreshing salad that will add a nice balance to your lasagna – which is often a heavier dish. We like to just get spinach, some nuts, bacon bits, and strawberry and toss it with a store bought poppy seed dressing.
Looking for a simple recipe to make? This salad tastes great right after you make it, but tastes incredible as leftovers. It also works great as a side dish or even a light meal!
This salad is perfect for entertaining guests at your next family gathering! It’s got kalamata olives, cucumbers and veggies galore. The acidic dressing keeps it fresh and tasty without adding too many extra calories. You could also just make a plate of antipasto.
This is one of my favorite classic recipes. It has a nice, creamy dressing, and I love the notes from the bacon bits and dried cranberries. Perfect for a lasagna meal!
Can you really go wrong with a caesar salad? You can make it homemade or just buy a bag of it from the store to make it one of the most easy side dishes around! There’s a good reason why Caesar salad mixes are always on my shopping list.
Mixed Garden Salad
You can never go wrong with a large green salad! This dish is fresh and delicious. Cherry tomatoes, cucumber, cheese,black olives, and your favorite salad dressings – along with some croutons – make this a favorite salad of all ages! To mix things up, you could make an arugula salad. We love to use ranch dressing or Italian dressing. Here is a great restaurant style salad recipe.
These grilled vegetables are perfect for adding extra flavor to your family’s favorite dishes! They have a slightly sweet taste that is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Red peppers, zucchini, or artichoke hearts would be delicious grilled!
You really can’t go wrong with broccoli if you ask me! It’s easy to cook up, and it’s delicious to eat. Here are a couple of broccoli recipes:
- Easy Garlic Butter Broccoli Caulifower Side Dish Recipe
- Easy Oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Garlic
- Copycat Longhorn Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Recipe
I never liked brussels sprouts until I was an adult – but when they are cooked well, they re absolutely delicious. Our Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Crispy Brussel Sprouts Recipe are to DIE for!
Green beans are a favorite vegetable of mine. They are so versatile! Here are a couple green bean recipes you might like:
- Easy Instant Pot Green Beans – Crisp and Tasty!
- Instant Pot Green Beans Almondine
- How to Steam Green Beans (and Other Veggies Too)
I always enjoy some grilled or roasted butternut squash. It’s perfect for lasagna and easy to make!
Broccoli au Gratin
If you’re looking for a side dish that’s creamy and cheesy without being too unhealthy, this broccoli au gratin is just what you need! It’s got plenty of cheese on top to keep you satisfied.
Mixed Veggie Bake
This dish can be served as an appetizer or side dish. It’s got plenty of fresh veggies tossed in a creamy sauce. It’s the perfect way to liven up your taste buds!
Best Lasagna Recipes
There are tons of lasagna recipes out there. I think everyone has one that the go to! We have tons of great ones that you can choose from. Here are a few easy recipes you might enjoy.
This is our favorite lasagna recipe . It doesn’t have ricotta cheese, features ground beef and sausage, and it has layers of lasagna noodles , mounds of mozzarella, delicious pasta sauce, and parmesan cheese. It’s our favorite family dinner.
I love this chicken lasagna recipe. It has a creamy white sauce, layers of chicken and cheese, and it’s so easy to throw together!
Feel like cutting back on the meat? A vegetarian lasagna might be what you’re looking for! This is a great vegetable lasagna.
Instant Pot Lasagna
Don’t have a ton of time? Making a lasagna in the Instant Pot is a fantastic idea!
Finding the perfect side dishes for your delicious lasagna doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are so many good side dish recipes that you can serve along this classic Italian meal! Let us know in the comments what your favorite side dish for lasagna is!