What To Serve With Jambalaya- 25 Gobsmacking Sides You’ve Got To Try

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Quick Answer: What to serve with Jambalaya?

The best dishes that go with Jambalaya are roasted asparagus, brussels sprouts, corn on the cob, Caesar salad, roasted vegetables, sauteed green beans, spinach salad, coleslaw, Mac and cheese, pasta salad, deviled eggs, black beans and so many more which have been mentioned in this article.

This is the ultimate list of what you can serve with your homemade Jambalaya at the next family gathering.

In this article, I will discuss the various dishes which pair very well with this delicacy.

These recipes and dishes have been tried and tested by me personally.

It isn’t just my experience as to what dishes go well with Jambalaya, but I have consulted many other bloggers and food experts as well.

Without any further adieu, let’s dive into the recipes!

1. Corn on Cob

Calories Per 100g: 220 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Roasted sweet corn or corn on the cob is one of the staple sides of almost any dish, especially Mexican.

The sweetness and the starch in the corn pair magnificently with the flavor and texture of the enchiladas, especially when doused with butter.

Some prefer to grill the cob too, but that’s a completely personal choice, and it offers a more earthy, umami-filled flavor.

You can follow this simple recipe:

2. Cheddar Biscuits

Calories Per 100g : 160 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

Cheddar bay biscuits are a superb choice if you want to pair them with your homemade Jambalaya.

They are light and fluffy and quite literally melt in your mouth. It’s fairly easy to make too.

Once baked, there is a wonderful molten butter and garlic sauce which enriches the whole dining experience.

These can be served with seafood or can be eaten as finger foods too, and it’s that good!

Here’s a recipe you can follow:

3. Green Salad

Calories Per 100g: 128 kcal
Time Took: 30 mins

Green salad is a very healthy side that pairs very well with Jambalaya.

Essentially, it contains a few greens- ranging from spinach to lettuce to any leafy salad vegetable and a few bell peppers and red onions for color.

To enhance the flavors of the salad, you can add garlic and onion powder and season it with salt, pepper, and some balsamic vinegar as well.

Green salads are very versatile as a lot of ingredients can be switched up and it will still taste good, especially because its essence remains the same.

Here is a simple recipe you can follow:

4. Spinach Salad

Calories Per 100g: 94 kcal
Time taken: 5 mins

There is a unique taste to this salad, mainly because of the spinach involved.

It depends on what spinach you are using, and in all fairness, it doesn’t make much of a difference as it complements Jambalaya in a very whole manner.

You can also add red onions and toasted almonds just to add a nutty flavor and the usual salad dressing.

5. Fried Okra

Calories Per 100g: 93 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Fried okra fritters are a great pairing with Jambalaya, especially because they are flavorful and crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

It also acts as an appetizer and works great as a main too.

Spiced and seasoned with salt, pepper and onion and garlic powder, it perfectly compliments the texture of Jambalaya.

It is sure to become a favorite one when you make this dish.

You can follow this simple recipe

6. Cornbread

Calories Per 100g: 383 kcal
Time taken:40 mins

This dish goes great with almost any Mexican dish and more importantly, Jambalaya.

This is sure to become a great starter at your parties and will definitely make people come back asking for more.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

7. Zucchini Chips

Calories Per 100g: 17 kcal
Time taken: 45 mins

Zucchini has a certain flavor that gives a woodsy and earthy taste to them.

This dish is easily prepared; all you’ve got to do is flavor them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and fry until they have become nice and roasted.

A few prefer to pan roast them as well, but the chips taste better when fried.

You can follow this recipe:

8. Corn Pudding

Calories Per 100g: 216 kcal
Time taken: 90 mins

This sweet dish pairs wonderfully with Jambalaya, or any dish for that matter, as it offers a certain sweetness and texture which remains unmatched.

This is an inherently Mexican dish and is sure to leave you asking for more.

This has a cultural significance because corn is a major crop in Mexico and is sure to become a household staple real soon!

You can follow this simple recipe:

9. Garlic Bread

Calories Per 100g: 88 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

This bread goes great with almost every dish- it’s that versatile.

You can always get these breads from the store and season and toast them, and they will make a magnificent addition to your dinner table and pair very well with the Jambalaya that you will be serving too.

You can follow this simple recipe:

10. Brussels Sprouts

Calories Per 100g: 43 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Brussels sprouts complement almost any cuisine or dish, especially when roasted.

They have a unique flavor that just enhances the hot dogs.

All you have got to do is slightly season them with a bit of salt and pepper, although they’ve never really needed much seasoning, and pop them into the oven until the outsides become golden and crunchy, and you’re good to go.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

11. Pasta Salad

Calories Per 100g: 202 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

This is a very healthy salad that pairs very well with Jambalaya as it offers a certain freshness that is otherwise lacking.

This is a healthy dish which goes with almost every meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

It can be eaten as a snack too, and goes great with most Italian dishes and Jambalaya as well.

12. Italian Bread

Calories Per 100g: 106 kcal
Time taken: 50 mins

Italian bread is one of the most preferred loaves of bread out there because it is a largely Italian dish and goes amazingly well with Jambalaya.

You can always get these loaves of bread from the store and season and toast them and they will make a magnificent addition to your dinner table and pair very well with the Jambalaya.

As the name suggests, there is a rather sour and yeasty flavor associated with this kind of bread, but it really enhances Jambalaya’s flavor.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

13. Devilled Eggs

Calories Per 100g: 200 kcal
Time taken:40 mins

It is a bit time consuming but one of the easiest hard-boiled egg dishes to make out there.

It pairs wonderfully with the Jambalaya and makes the dish rich and decadent.

You can follow this simple recipe:

14. Mac and Cheese

Calories Per 100g: 164 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

This classic mac and cheese is a very good choice of side for Jambalaya.

The creaminess and cheesiness complement the texture and flavor of the Jambalaya.

This dish, by far, is the easiest dish to make out of all the dishes and the flavor of the cheddar cheese really cuts through the whole dish and enhances the experience.

You can make it on the stove or for a baked experience, and you can pop it into the oven too!

Here’s an easy recipe you can follow:

15. Black Bean Soup

Calories Per 100g: 342 kcal
Time taken:55 mins

Black bean soup is inherently and truly Mexican.

Black beans go great with any type of grilled meat, tacos and especially, Jambalaya and will surely leave you wanting more!

You can follow this simple recipe:

16. Green Beans

Calories Per 100g: 31 kcal
Time taken: 15 mins

A very simple dish with very less cooking time, this perfectly complements the flavors in the Jambalaya. The only seasonings needed are garlic, chili, salt, and pepper.

This side plates very well with almost any dish and is versatile in that sense.

Feel free to put them into the oven, too, just to get a little crunch on the outer sides.

These green beans also last in the freezer for a good five months, so there are no worries that way.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

17. Grilled Eggplant

Calories Per 100g: 178 kcal
Time Taken: 50 mins

Eggplant has a certain flavor which is inherently Italian that gives an earthy taste to them.

This dish is easily prepared; all you’ve got to do is flavor them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and pop them in the oven until they have become nice and roasted after cutting them into moderately sized portions.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

18. Roasted Vegetables

Calories Per 100g: 81.4 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

This is a very healthy side that pairs very well with Jambalaya.

It is very easy to make, it also brings about the natural flavor of the vegetables without being overly powerful.

This can be made very easily by just pan-roasting any of the vegetables available at home and just adding some salt, pepper, cayenne, and lemon for an extra zing.

This particular side is delicious and can go with a plethora of other dishes too.

You can follow this recipe:

19. Caesar Salad

Calories Per 100g: 44 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

It is very simple to make and complements Jambalaya.

The dressing that’s used with Caesar salad has unique flavors which enhance the dish.

It is a pretty easy dish and roughly takes about half an hour actually to make.

Although Italian, it greatly goes with almonds too, and Almond caesar salad is a particularly popular dish to plate with Jambalaya.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

20. Coleslaw

Calories Per 100g: 152 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

This salad is tangy, crunchy, creamy, and healthy all at the same time.

Coleslaw salad is an easy one that can be used in entrees as slides and can be eaten as a main dish too.

It pairs perfectly with Jambalaya by adding a creamy element to the dish on the whole.

It tastes best when chilled.

Here’s an easy recipe:

21. Roasted Cauliflower

Calories Per 100g:151 kcal
Time taken: 50 mins

The crunchy florets, crisp on the outside and soft and well-cooked on the inside, infused with the flavor from rosemary and the other seasonings, makes my mouth water at the very thought of it!

It’s easily prepared and can be made in the oven or pan-roasted. It is one of my favorites and is soon to become a staple in all your family dinners too!

You can follow this recipe:

22. Sweet Potato Salad

Calories Per 100g: 123 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Salads have time and again proven that they are a particularly versatile dish, they pair great with almost every food ever.

This tasty sweet potato salad is no different.

It is a very simple dish to make, takes just about 30 mins and will surely be a staple at almost all your mealtimes.

The best part is that it goes superbly with almost all cuisines and is definitely a very healthy option.

You can follow this simple recipe:

23. Cucumber Salad

Calories Per 100g: 99 kcal
Time taken:10 mins

A cucumber radish salad is a very elegant side which goes great with enchiladas as it only further brings out the flavor in the dish.

You can follow this simple recipe:

24. Roasted Broccoli

Calories Per 100g: 35 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Broccoli complements almost any Italian dish, especially when roasted.

They have a unique flavor that just enhances the Jambalaya.

You can always use skillet roast, and they taste just as good!

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

25. Potatoes au Gratin

Calories Per 100g: 171 kcal
Time taken: 145 mins

Potatoes are a very interesting choice to serve with Jambalaya are they perfectly complement them by bringing in an element of creaminess to the meal collectively.

It is a rather simple dish, which requires that the potatoes be mashed and seasoned with a bit of butter, cream, salt and pepper.

Here’s an easy tutorial you can follow:

What vegetables go with Jambalaya?

There are a vast number of vegetables with go with Jambalaya, most of which include salads- green salads, pan roasted vegetables, cauliflower, potato, broccoli and a lot more.

FAQs

What makes Jambalaya spicy?

The ingredients which add spice to Jambalaya are jalapenos and cayenne.

What meat do you add in Jambalaya?

Jambalaya is usually served along with chicken, Crayfish, shrimp, sausage and red meat.

Bottom Line

I genuinely hope that you enjoyed this article on sides that go well with Jambalaya.

Please do try out all the sides as most of them can be easily made at home and are rather healthy too.

Some might seem a little daunting and overwhelming for first time cooks, but it gets easier as you go.

If you have other interesting recipes that will pair well with Jambalaya, let us know!

Please do share this article with your friends and family so that they enjoy these recipes too.

If you do have any queries or recipes, feel free to drop a text below. Happy cooking!

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About Amanda Jones

Amanda is a person with an eye for detail. She has been cooking since her childhood and loves to bake too. Recently, she's made the decision to pursue baking full-time and quit her 9 to 5 job. In the meantime, she still enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, especially when it comes time for special occasions like birthdays or holidays!

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