While lasagna in itself is a filling meal with beef, layers of lasagna noodles, ricotta and melted cheese, sometimes you need to break up the richness with a side of something different.
When choosing side dishes for lasagna, there are quite a few options to serve such as greens, homemade rolls and more. Take a look at some of our top picks of what goes well with lasagna dinners, and find a new favorite side dish to prepare.
13 Best Sides For Lasagna Dinner
These sides all go perfectly with lasagna, so the next time you serve it for a dinner party, pick one or two of these sides to compliment the main dish.
Breadsticks are a great side dish for lasagna since they are a quick dish to “make”. By making, I mean you can easily buy these in the freezer section at a grocery store. Just heat them up in the oven and serve warm topped with butter for a quick dinner time hit. If you’d like to make breadsticks from scratch to go with your lasagna, I’ve linked up a great recipe below that you could make too.
Feta + Cherry Tomato Salad
Cherry tomato and Feta salad is the perfect, light side dish to pair with a hearty lasagna meal to add a fresh component to your meal. You’ll love how easy it is to put this Greek salad together, plus the taste is extremely refreshing because of all the ingredients. Get a simple salad recipe to make below.
A classic romaine leaf lettuce salad with homemade Italian vinaigrette dressing is a great choice to match with Lasagna. This is a standard pairing at restaurants and is a no-fail side dish pick. Take a look at the salad green recipe below to add this dish to your next dinner menu.
Sautéed Green Beans
Straight from the garden, green beans are the best! Sauté the mix of green beans with garlic, and you will have yourself a winner as a side dish to pair with lasagna. Have a look at a simple to make sautéed bean recipe below.
A top choice for a side dish for lasagna is asparagus because they are delicious when cooked right and give a fresh break from the richness of a red sauce pasta dish. Bake asparagus with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning for a perfect side.
Nothing tastes better than a side of freshly roasted charred Brussels sprouts with a balsamic, bacon and onion glaze. The nutty and caramelized flavor of sprouts mixed with bacon and onions is a perfect addition to the richness of a red sauced pasta dish. Get a classic brussels sprouts recipe below to pair with lasagna.
Garlic goes great with almost any vegetable, and fresh Broccolini is no exception. Sauté with oil until it is vibrantly green and serve on the side of any pasta dish for an instant hit with your diners. Browse through the recipe I found below for an easy garlic Broccolini dish.
We love making homemade garlic knots with our pasta dishes. The easiest way is to purchase fresh pizza dough or bread dough from the supermarket. Twist into small knots and coat with a garlic, butter and Parmesan mixture. Bake and then serve with your lasagna dish for a yummy side dish.
Honey Roasted Carrots
Roasted carrots with honey are an easy sheet pan dish to make as a side. It’s as easy as slicing carrots (or using baby carrots), tossing with honey and oil, then spreading on to a sheet pan. Bake until tender and serve with main lasagna meal.
Grilled or Roasted Zucchini
My favorite side dish to serve with any meal but especially lasagna in zucchini! Cut it lengthwise, coat with oil and add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for an outstanding tasting side.
Ahh. Warm soft dinner rolls served with a slab of butter is a sure winner when served with lasagna. You can find dinner rolls already premade in the freezer section of most grocery stores or if you are feeling adventurous you can bake a fresh homemade batch of rolls instead.
Roasted Garlic Tomatoes
This healthy side is easy to prepare my simply placing cherry tomatoes, oil and minced garlic on a sheet pan and bake. Once they are roasted, salt generously and serve alone or with sliced ciabatta bread alongside a lasagna dish.
This classic lasagna side dish is simply good and great choice to pair with pasta. You can make it easy on yourself and buy a prepackaged salad mix, or make a homemade version with the recipe I found below. Either way, you’ll have a winner with this salad.