What to Serve With Lasagna- 36 Wonderful Recipes You’ve Got to Try

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Quick Answer: What to serve with Lasagna?

Lasagna goes well with a lot of dishes. To name a few, antipasto, breadsticks, roasted vegetables, roasted tomatoes, honey carrots, roasted broccoli, garlic broccolini, a variety of soups, and a variety of salads such as tomato feta salad, green salad, wedge salad, caesar salad, arugula salad and a lot more which will be discussed in the article.

This is the ultimate list of what you can serve with your homemade Lasagna 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.

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

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

1. Antipasto

Per 100g: 138 kcal
Time Took: 75 mins

This vegetable-rich dish is very easy to make, and the marinade which accompanies it is just as tasty.

It is predominantly Italian- flavor-wise and the ingredients are also largely from that particular area.

It consists of grape tomatoes, baby carrots, and olives for the most part.

No Italian dish is complete without seasoning, and this salad is no different.

Cheese, basil pesto, Italian dressing and chilli flakes are integral to this dish.

Many recommend letting the salad sit for one hour to soak in the marinade.

It tastes best when served chilled.

2. Breadsticks

Per 100g: 412 kcal
Time Took: 90 mins

Breadsticks are a very important part of Italian culture, especially grissini breadsticks.

These crispy yet chewy breads follow the same process as making a loaf of bread, the only difference lies in the way it is shaped.

These sticks go great with Lasagna, they offer a very authentic dining experience.

Many prefer their stick-thin, and stick to the authentic recipe- crunchy outside and inside, however, I prefer making them a bit on the thicker side so they have a bit of a chewy texture as well.

You can also play around with the flour that you would like to use in this particular bread, in the sense that it doesn’t have to be just refined flour but can be wheat or even almond flour, although the only difference is a little variation in taste.

3. Tomato Feta Salad

Per 100g: 172 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

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

This tasty tomato feta salad is no different. All you need are a few cherry tomatoes, onions, basil, a few ingredients to go for the dressing and obviously, crumbled feta.

The dressing consists of vinegar, salt, pepper and some olive oil to bring all the ingredients together.

It is a very simple dish to make, takes just about 15 mins and will surely be a staple at almost all your mealtimes.

4. Green Salad

Per 100g: 128 kcal
Time Took: 30 mins

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

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 the essence of it remains the same.

5. Wedge Salad

Per 100g: 165 kcal
Time Took: 10 mins

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

All you need is some iceberg lettuce and a plethora of Italian ingredients, which can be easily bought at your local convenience store.

Wedge salad is essentially cutting the lettuce into precise eighths and puring the dressing over it just before serving.

The dressing largely consists of olive oil, sour cream, sugar, buttermilk, mayonnaise, and vinegar.

The seasoning has salt, pepper, and garlic.

Experts claim that it tastes best only when the dressing is chilled for 24 hours.

This is a very healthy, yet sophisticated slada which is sure to make your guests want more!

6. Chicken Wings

Per 100g: 203 kcal
Time Took: 35 mins

Chicken wings are the quintessential part of almost every meal, although this is strongly backed by me.

Chicken wings taste absolutely wonderful with almost every dish, and that’s because the inherent flavor and texture of these wings truly sets it apart.

You start off by seasoning your chicken wings with cumin, turmeric, paprika, cayenne, and salt and let it marinate for a good while.

If you are averse to cumin, you can always use thyme.

Feel free to add more seasoning mixes, even store-bought ones, as you can never go wrong with too much seasoning, especially with chicken wings.

Pop them into the oven for a good 35 minutes if you want the crunchy texture outside.

Fret not, if you don’t have an oven, you can always microwave it and it tastes just as good.

You can also always skillet roasted your wings for a more earthy, rustic flavor and it pairs beautifully with Lasagna in particular.

7. Roasted Vegetables

Per 100g: 190 kcal
Time Took: 30 mins

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

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 salad is delicious and can go with a plethora of other dishes too.

8. Roasted Tomatoes

Per 100g: 18 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

Roasted tomatoes are very easy to make and are a good addition to any meal.

These are rich in nutrients and are extremely tasty as well.

In this particular dish, fresh tomatoes work best as they enhance the already existing flavor of Lasagna.

All that you have got to do is cut them into even sized peced and season them with salt, pepper, oregano, and some balsamic vinegar to balance out the palate.

These tomatoes after seasoning, go into the oven until they get slightly charred on the outside and soft and fleshy on the inside.

If you do not want to use an oven, you can always skillet roast them, and your side will be ready in jiffy!

9. Honey Coated Carrots

Per 100g: 146 kcal
Time Took: 45 mins

Honey coated carrots are a magnificent side that go unbelievably well with Lasagna.

The underlying flavor of carrots is really enhanced in this dish and on the whole, compliments the meal well.

For this recipe, you can use baby carrots or eor even cut up your carrots into finger-sized bites and that on the whole helps with the even cooking of the carrots.

These carrots can be made with or without the peels, it is a purely personal preference.

The sauce which is drizzled onto these carrots before popping them into the oven consist of honey, butter, salt, and pepper for seasoning, and you can feel free to add some garlic and oregano as well to get a very earthy Flavor.

A personal tip is to save some of the sauce for later so you can dip them after the carrots come out of the oven too!

10. Steamed Vegetables

Per 100g: 150 kcal
Time Took: 20 mins

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

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 steaming any of the vegetables available at home and just adding some salt, pepper, cayenne, and lemon for an extra zing.

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

11. Caesar Salad

Per 100g: 44 kcal
Time Took: 30 mins

It is very simple to make and complements Lasagna.

The sauce that’s used with Caesar salad has unique flavors which enhance the Lasagna.

It is a pretty easy dish and roughly takes about 10 mins actually to make.

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

12. Veggie Packed Chopped Salad

Per 100g: 535 kcal
Time Took: 20 mins

A veggie-packed chopped salad is one of the healthiest ones out there and may I add the tastiest too?

It is very colorful and visually appealing, especially when tossed about and let to sit for a while.

This is a largely Italian dish and superbly complements the lasagne you’ll be serving.

To make this salad, you’ll need a few greens, anything except spinach though, it doesn’t work well with the vinaainagettre.

You can also add red onions, tomatoes, and a variety of peppers to bring it all together.

If you aren’t looking for a vegan option, some provolone cheese is the best, which seamlessly brings the salad together.

To make the vinaigrette, you will need olive oil, some dijon mustard, some honey along with some salt, pepper and oregano for seasoning.

This salad will definitely leave people asking for more and is sure to become a staple in your homes.

13. Garlic Broccolini

Per 100g: 121 kcal
Time Took: 10 mins

Broccolini belongs to the broccoli family and isn’t just as widely known, but this particular dish will be sure to keep your guests wanting more.

All that you have got to do to make this dish is cut the broccolini, season it with salt and pepper and some olive oil and garlic just to enhance the flavor.

You can also pop them into the oven until they become crisp outside.

If you don’t have an oven, you can always pan/ skillet roast them to get the flavor right.

14. Skillet Kale

Per 100g: 98 kcal
Time Took: 25 mins

Kale belongs to a particular kind of spinach which isn’t as soft and supple as the others and is rather coarse and just a little bitter.

In Spite of that, kale makes a very good side which pairs extremely well with Lasagna and is cooked until the spinach becomes soft and well cooked.

It is cooked in garlic and butter as is seasoned with salt and pepper.

This is a very healthy side which is alarmingly easy to make and is tasty as well.

This will surely become one of those dishes that you will look forward to eating soon for a healthy break.

15. Zucchini Noodle Salad

Per 100g: 163 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

This special dish has Asian roots but pairs very well with Lasagna too.

This salad becomes a bit techinacle because it demands the use of a spiralizer to get the zucchini into the desired shape.

If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can always use a grater which also spiralises the zucchini.

Now that that’s sorted, all you have got to do is combine them with cabbage, bell pepper, cilantro, and some onions to bring it all together.

For the dressing, rice vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, and sesame oil make the dish very tasty.

This is one of those salads that you’ll grow to love and just a word of caution for our readers, if you aren’t used to eating raw foods, refrain from more than one serving!

16. Tomato salad with Dill,Onion and Feta

Per 100g: 147 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

This salad has been classified as a predominantly greek sih mainly due to the usage of dill in it.

This tomato dill salad is healthy, tasty and is sure to reappear on your dining table almost every weekend- it is that good!

All you need to make this salad is red onion, crumbled feta and dill along with a few bell peppers to add a pop of color.

You can also use cilantro and basil to give some freshness overall.

The dressing is relatively simple.

It consists of red wine vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper to taste.

It is very easy to make and is nutritious too, as tomatoes are rich in a lot of antioxidants and promote good gut tract health.

17. Arugula Salad

Per 100g: 223 kcal
Time Took: 10 mins

Arugula salad is a very simple balanced salad that goes well with almost every dish.

It is a bit acidic in nature, and the dressing will help balance out all the flavors in it.

It is advised to use baby arugula leaves as it is softer in texture and is easier to eat.

This is very healthy and easy to make as well, apart from being delicious.

You can add honey and lemon for the dressing and toast some pine nuts as well for a nutty flavor.

For those who have no cheese issues, you can add feta- preferably crumbled or goat cheese and olive oil as well.

This is unbelievably easy and will soon become a refreshing salad that will accompany all your slides in your family dinners.

18. Every Pizza Place Salad

Per 100g: 254 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

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

Pizza place sald is essentially Coleslaw salad and it 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 Lasagna by adding a creamy element to the dish on the whole.

It tastes best when chilled.

19. Roasted Broccoli

Per 100g: 31 kcal
Time Took: 25 mins

Broccoli complements almost any Italian dish, especially when roasted.

They have a unique flavor that just enhances the Lasagna.

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.

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

20. Lemon Ginger Spinach

Per 100g: 102 kcal
Time Took: 15 mins

There is a unique taste to this salad, mainly because of the spinach involved and the lemon which brings out an earthy flavor.

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

Some lemon and seasoning are a must and don’t forget to drain the excess water!

Heres a simple recipe you can follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq5NFxh5bQ

21. Snap Pea Salad

Per 100g: 126 kcal
Time Took: 20 mins

This salad is soft and tender, all the while being a tangy and creamy salad bringing in freshness to the table.

Snap peas are thinly sliced and a heavy pouring of the dressing is encouraged.

The dressing generally consists of yogurt, minced garlic and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

This can also include some radishes for tanginess and mint for the flavor.

This salad is seasonal as snap peas are tender only in the beginning of spring.

And is sure to become a family favorite.

22. Summer Vegetable Gratin

Per 100g: 228 kcal
Time Took: 35 mins

This is also a European dish which will greatly complement lasagne and can be enjoyed as a main too.

All you need for this wholesome dish is zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers.

You may also add parmesan cheese, some seasonings- mainly ground pepper, kosher salt, oregano and chilli flakes.

It’s a relatively easy dish to make if you know the tips and tricks and is healthy as well as tasty.

23. Green Beans with Lemon and Almond

Per 100g: 156 kcal
Time Took: 20 mins

A very simple dish with very less cooking time, this perfectly complements the flavors in Lasagna.

As mostly, 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.

You can add lemon juice and almonds too to get the nutty texture.

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

24. Jersey Salad

Per 100g: 123 kcal
Time Took: 20 mins

Jersey salad is a great dish to go with Lasagna as it perfectly compliments the flavors in it.

All that you need to make this very easy dish are potatoes, red beans, and spring onions.

For the dressing you’ll need vinegar, mustard and olive oil.

You can also add a few greens which will bring the salad together.

This is a very healthy and tasty alternative as it contains eggs as well, which are an integral part of the salad.

It is sure to become a household staple and will definitely leave you wanting more.

25. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Per 100g: 43 kcal
Time Took: 25 mins

Brussels sprouts complement almost any dish, especially when roasted.

They have a unique flavor that just enhances the taste of lasagne.

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.

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

26. Cheesy Garlic Knots

Per 100g: 113 kcal
Time Took: 35 mins

This bread goes great with almost every Italian dish- its 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 Lasagna too.

As the name suggests, there is a lot of cheese and minced garlic associated with this kind of bread, but it really enhances the dining experience.

27. Grilled Zucchini

Per 100g: 48 kcal
Time Took: 25 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 pop them in the oven until they have become nice and roasted.

A few prefer to pan roast them as well, but the trick is to let them sit in the oven as it removes almost all of the bitterness from the peel.

Just ensure that your zucchini is peeled to make it a perfect side to go with Lasagna.

28. Bruschetta

Per 100g: 202 kcal
Time Took: 35 mins

Bruschetta is a bread starter that is widely used in European foods.

It is essentially a sandwich without the upper bread.

The filling consists of tomatoes, bell peppers, and parsley, tossed in a generous amount of vinegar, olive oil, and a few other seasonings.

These generally include ground pepper, oregano, kosher salt, and oregano as well.

This filling is eaten with toasted french bread.

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

29. Vegan Roasted Garlic Lemon Soup

Per 100g: 242 kcal
Time Took: 120 mins

This vegan soup is perfect for people with dairy issues or even those who prefer to not eat cheese.

To make this soup you’ll need onions, lots of garlic and some lemon.

It is light and well balanced and tastes super fresh too.

You can use vegetable stock or any plant-based milk to substitute the dairy products and this gets done on the stove or the crockpot too.

You can add a few seasonings such as salt and pepper and garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro.

For those who have no qualms with dairy, you can always use milk and cheese.

This is sure to become a household favorite!

30. Grilled Eggplant

Per 100g: 178 kcal
Time Took: 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.

A few prefer to pan roast them as well, but the trick is to let them sit in the oven as it removes almost all of the bitterness from the stalks.

Just ensure that your eggplant is tender to make it a perfect side to go with Lasagna.

31. Instant Pot Minestrone

Per 100g: 266 kcal
Time Took: 25 mins

This soup is sure to make a gloomy day into a wonderful one.

This soup is made very easily and is comforting and healthy too.

This contains a plethora of vegetables like celery, spinach and tomato which makes up for the base predominantly and is heavy on the protein scale as it contains beans as well.

This is usually served with rice or noodles, depending on the occasion and is very wholesome.

It is healthy and tasty and is made very easily, so it quite hits the jackpot!

32. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

Per 100g: 151 kcal
Time Took: 50 mins

A classic dish- cheesy baked cauliflower which pairs magnificently with Lasagna and adds an aura of sophistication to the dish on the whole.

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!

33. Sauteed Mushrooms

Per 100g: 142 kcal
Time Took: 13 mins

A very simple dish with very less cooking time, this perfectly complements the flavors in Lasagna.

As mostly, 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.

The only thing to keep in mind while making these mushrooms on a pan is that they are rich in water- so they release a lot of water as and when cooked.

This means that there is no additional need for water while sauteing.

34. Prosciutto

Per 100g: 4 kcal
Time Took: 20 mins

Prosciutto crisps are very healthy and, when baked in the oven are a high protein snack that goes well with a multitude of Italian dishes.

Prosciutto is a very delicate dish and is unsmoked ham with a salty yet sweet flavor.

All that you’ve got to do is pop the prosciutto into the oven until it becomes crisp and crunchy and eat it with any dish.

35. Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Per 100g: 221 kcal
Time Took: 55 mins

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

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, and in this case, balsamic vinegar.

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

36. Fennel Orange Salad

Per 100g: 95 kcal
Time Took: 5 mins

This is a very healthy recipe which consists of almost two major ingredients- fennel and orange.

It consists of the fennel bulbs being used and chopped up pieces of orange which go with arugula as well.

The dressing consists of orange juice, olive oils, salt, pepper and oregano.

This is sure to become a family favorite, and it is mine too!

For those who want to avoid wastage, you can also chop up the fronds of the fennel finely and give it a good mix.

It is a very tropical salad and goes magnificently with Lasagna.

What is a good salad to go with Lasagna?

Salads that are great to taste with Lasagna include chopped salad, tomato feta salad, green salad, wedge salad, caesar salad, arugula salad, and a lot more.

What to serve with Baked lasagna?

Baked Lasagna goes really well with a lot of dishes.

To name a few, antipasto, breadsticks, roasted vegetables, roasted tomatoes, honey carrots, roasted broccoli, garlic broccolini, a variety of soups and a variety of salads such as tomato feta salad, green salad, wedge salad, caesar salad, arugula salad and a lot more.

FAQs

Does pasta salad go with Lasagna?

Yes, pasta salad goes great with Lasagna. Although both are similar in the ingredients, there is a large spectrum of ingredients which make a difference.

What meat goes with Lasagna?

Lasagnas have a very wide variety, especially in the meat which is present in the sauce. Most prefer to go with ground beef or chicken.

Bottom Line

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

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 Lasagna, 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 Nancy Miller

Nancy is a foodie by heart and loves experimenting with food. She likes to experiment not only as part of academics but also as a cook at home, sometimes she does not get the desired outcome of these experiments though! But that doesn't stop her from trying more out-of-the-box things. When Nancy entered college, it became clear to her that food was going to be an important part of her life.

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