Have you ever found yourself staring at a batch of beautifully stuffed peppers and wondering, “What do I serve with stuffed peppers?” Well, you’re not alone! We’ve all been there, pondering the perfect side dish to complement those mouthwatering peppers.
In this post, we’re diving headfirst into the wonderful world of stuffed peppers and the incredible side dishes that go hand-in-hand with them. From comforting classics to innovative creations, make your stuffed peppers take center stage while these 38 sidekicks shine in the spotlight too.
I’ve got you covered with ideas that are not just delicious but also simple and easy to prepare. Let’s dig in!
What to serve with stuffed peppers
While the mere thought of stuffed peppers for dinner brings me joy, a meal isn’t complete without its perfect companion!
But what pairs well with a timeless classic already bursting with flavor?
Here are 38 side dishes that will elevate your stuffed pepper recipes into an unforgettable dining experience.
Sauteed sweet potatoes
These sweet potatoes are simply seasoned with salt, garlic, and a hint of heat. They bring just the right amount of sweetness to a stuffed pepper dinner! This recipe helps you get the perfect beautiful browned and crisp exterior without the potatoes burning while waiting for the interior to cook.
Shaved brussels sprouts salad
When you need a salad that is easy, tasty, and can be made ahead, make this crispy brussels sprouts salad. Shaved Brussels sprouts tossed with parmesan cheese and a light vinaigrette makes an amazing side dish for stuffed peppers.
Mexican Cornbread is an irresistible twist on traditional cornbread, infused with flavors like jalapeños and cheese. This savory bread offers a delightful blend of fluffy texture and spicy undertones, making it a perfect complement to your stuffed peppers
Spicy garlic edamame
This spicy garlic edamame is a riot of flavors and is a great protein-packed side to team up with your stuffed peppers. Best of all, the dish comes together in under 10 minutes. It has a hint of saltiness, the kick of chili, and the flavor of garlic, all mingled together into one crunchy, slightly charred snack that you will find yourself coming back to again and again.
Lemon-roasted crack broccoli
This Lemon Roasted Crack Broccoli makes a deliciously zesty side that is healthy and ready in under 30 minutes… What more could you ask for? This is an addictively delicious twist on broccoli that is an irresistible combination of tangy lemon and perfectly crispy broccoli, yet is dairy-free, vegan, and keto-friendly! It’s that perfect side that’s not only a breeze to whip up but also a surefire crowd-pleaser.
Texas toast garlic bread
Freshly baked Texas Toast garlic bread is the best thing since- well- plain, old sliced bread! Ready in less than 20 minutes, this garlic toast is the answer to the eternal question of what to serve with stuffed peppers and makes a delightful addition to any meal.
Red cabbage coleslaw with creamy peanut butter
This easy red cabbage coleslaw salad works perfectly for a stuffed pepper side dish. Its creamy dressing is made using avocado mayonnaise and cashew yogurt with a hint of peanut butter!
Air fryer green beans
These super easy Air Fryer Green Beans are so good! Healthy, crispy, and without any oil! Air-fried green beans are a perfect vegetable side dish for any weeknight dinner and can even be prepped ahead! Fresh whole green beans with your choice of seasoning, cooked to perfection in just about 10 minutes. This simple recipe is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, keto, and kid-friendly, too.
Pan-fried oyster mushrooms with rosemary
These pan-fried oyster mushrooms are crispy, meaty, and oh-so buttery. They’re seared until golden brown, then tossed in rosemary butter, making a perfect side for your stuffed peppers this week!
Beet cucumber salad
Refreshingly crisp and vibrant, this beet and cucumber salad is packed with flavor and it’s guilt-free! The salad is tossed with a zesty lemon dijon and honey dressing then garnished with fresh dill.
Easy Mexican street corn
This Mexican grilled corn on the cob coated with crumbly cheese, chili lime seasoning, and fresh cilantro is a wonderful easy side dish. It’s easy to get the taste of authentic elote at home with a few simple ingredients!
Lemon & thyme roasted carrots & asparagus
Get ready to savor some seriously scrumptious lemon and thyme roasted carrots and asparagus. We’re talkin’ veggies that have gone gourmet! Zesty lemon and fragrant thyme team up to take your ordinary greens to flavor town. It’s the perfect way to jazz up your stuffed peppers with a side that’s easy-breezy and oh-so-tasty!
Creamy cauliflower mashed potatoes
Creamy cauliflower mashed potatoes are a delicious low-carb alternative to regular mashed potatoes. With only 5 ingredients you can enjoy a smooth and silky keto mashed cauliflower recipe. It’s the best replacement for potatoes and a scrumptious side dish for stuffed peppers!
Fall farro salad with butternut squash
Get deliciously cozy with this Fall Farro Salad featuring hearty butternut squash. The chewy farro with caramelized butternut squash marries perfectly with crumbly feta, sweet cranberries, and crunchy nuts. It’s easy, flavorful, healthy & vegan, dairy-free, & gluten-free. It’s a unique and tasty side you need to try at least once!
Burrata salad with balsamic glaze
This burrata salad with balsamic glaze is a fresh salad featuring spring mix, fresh basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, rich olive oil, and sweet, tangy balsamic reduction. It’s precisely what to serve with stuffed peppers, offering a perfect healthy side dish that beautifully complements your meal.
Instant Pot macaroni salad
Here is the ultimate Instant Pot macaroni salad – a tasty delight that’s not only outrageously delicious but also a breeze to whip up. Say goodbye to the hassle of draining, as this instant pot recipe promises a velvety, starch-free texture that’s simply unmatched. In just a fraction of the time, you’ll be savoring the perfect, comforting pasta salad side dish you’ve been craving!
Hot honey carrots
Hot honey carrots are a delectable side dish featuring tender carrots glazed in a sweet and spicy combination of honey and sriracha. They’re roasted to perfection in 30 minutes then topped with red pepper flakes.
Italian pasta salad
Indulge in the classic goodness of Italian Pasta Salad with your stuffed peppers this week. Ditch all the empty carbs and the big ol’ bottle of store-bought dressing and savor the vibrant mix of pasta, fresh veggies, and a quick homemade zesty dressing. It all comes together so effortlessly and you’ll feel great about serving this simple side to your loved ones.
Honey sriracha brussels sprouts
These honey sriracha brussels sprouts are packed with flavor and come together in under 20 minutes.
Pair them with your stuffed peppers, and you’ve got yourself a complete meal! The tiny cabbage-like greens are oven-roasted until they lose their bitterness and get that nice char, and are covered in a delicious honey sriracha glaze before being served.
Roasted turnip and garlic mash
This deliciously buttery turnip mash recipe is rich and creamy in flavor, made with turnips and garlic that are oven-roasted until golden and perfectly sweet. They’re naturally thick (without adding any flour or starch!) and have a sweet, delicious flavor you can’t get enough of!
Roasted zucchini and squash
Bring out the natural sugars and flavors of roasted zucchini and squash using high heat and a simple seasoning blend. A quick and easy way to get a perfectly roasted veggie side dish for stuffed peppers all season long!
Dressed up quinoa salad
This Actually Good Quinoa Salad is no ordinary quinoa salad. Featuring toasted quinoa tossed with marinated chickpeas and seasonal vegetables, it’s a textural feat with layers of complex, mouth-watering flavors! It’s still quick and easy to make, and perfect for lunches, weeknight dinners, picnics, and potlucks.
Creamy cucumber and onion salad
This Creamy Cucumber and Onion Salad is a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with almost any meal. All you need is 3 ingredients, pantry staples, and 5 minutes and you can enjoy this crisp and refreshing side dish with your stuffed peppers in no time!
Israeli couscous salad
This gorgeous Israeli Couscous Salad is light and fresh, yet at the same time oh so satisfying. Not to be confused with traditional couscous, these chewy little morsels are a great addition to your pantry. Colorful veggies and Levantine flavors like Kalamata olives, feta, and pine nuts along with nutty chewy pearled couscous tossed with a fresh lemon Dijon vinaigrette. It’s a hearty salad at its best!
Caramelized corn and green beans skillet with cumin
Elevate your stuffed pepper game with our mouthwatering Caramelized Corn and Green Beans Skillet with Cumin, the perfect accompaniment to your favorite stuffed peppers. This side dish adds a burst of flavors and textures that beautifully complement the richness of almost any main course.
Cheesy hashbrown casserole
These cheesy potatoes, aka funeral potatoes, are a family favorite and the perfect side dish when figuring out what to serve with stuffed peppers. Make this easy crowd-pleaser and you’ll have everyone coming back for more!
Healthy garden salad recipe
Can’t go wrong with a classic healthy garden salad! This quick, simple, and nutritious salad can be made with staple ingredients you likely already have on hand. Enjoy the freshness and crunch of various vegetables, all brought together in a salad that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.
Air fryer zucchini
This easy air fryer zucchini recipe takes less than 15 minutes. This simple method for how to perfectly air fry zucchini uses a secret ingredient to make them ultra crispy and delicious.
Seared balsamic glazed brussels sprouts
These quick balsamic glazed brussels sprouts are crispy, lightly sweet, and utterly delicious, making them an ideal choice for what to serve with stuffed peppers. Look no further for a tasty, healthy, and easy side dish that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
Gluten-free garlic knots
Gluten-free garlic knots have a soft bready texture with a fabulous crust brushed with butter and fragrant garlic. It’s the perfect satisfying side to pair with stuffed peppers. The secret to its fluffy, chewy, and airy texture is in the gluten-free flour used.
Beet salad with grapes and walnuts
This delicious grape and beet salad is a fantastic salad for stuffed peppers. The earthy notes of red beets harmonize beautifully with sweet and fresh grapes and the nutty flavors of walnuts. A delicious and simple dressing makes this salad the perfect side dish or starter for any fantastic dinner!
Garlic sesame green beans
These simple roasted garlic sesame green beans are the best-tasting side dish that goes well with all kinds of food. These garlic sesame green beans are pan-seared and oven-roasted to perfection. Crunchy with an excellent nutty and garlicky flavor balances with lemon juice for a perfect taste.
Chipotle maple roasted carrots
Chipotle Maple Roasted Carrots is a drool-worthy veggie side dish. These carrots are super simple to make yet full of flavor. The sweet maple syrup pairs so well with the smoky and spicy chipotle powder.
Grilled smoked artichokes
Intimidated by artichokes? Don’t be! It’s easy to prepare whole globe artichokes with a luscious lemon tarragon aioli for dipping. You can use a steamer pot on the stovetop or make Instant Pot artichokes in under 10 minutes. They’re good steamed, but grilled and smoked artichokes are even better as a unique appetizer or side dish for stuffed peppers.
Cucumber sweet pepper and avocado salad
This cucumber sweet pepper and avocado salad with lemon honey mustard dressing will be your new favorite summer side salad. It is full of summer flavors thanks to the dill and lemon honey mustard dressing. This salad can be made in less than 15 minutes and is the perfect side salad for stuffed peppers.
Easy oven roasted potatoes
These oven-roasted potatoes are very easy to make, so you can have a delicious side dish with minimal work! Feel free to be creative with the seasonings on these easy-oven potatoes, they go great with pretty much anything!
Cuban yuca con mojo (yuca with garlic sauce)
This delicious cuban yuca with citrus garlic mojo sauce is really simple to make at home and makes an excellent option for what to serve with stuffed peppers. It has tons of health benefits and its flavorful citrus garlic sauce is no-fuss with huge flavor.
Roasted fig couscous salad with almonds
This delicious roasted fig couscous salad combines the sweetness of roasted figs, the nuttiness of almonds, spices, and crunchy textures into one rich recipe. It balances lots of flavors and is super satisfying to eat. Also, this recipe is super healthy!