What goes with meatloaf? We’re glad you asked!
Meatloaf is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. And sometimes, the sides that go with it are just as important as the meatloaf itself.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of great Sides for Meatloaf from GypsyPlate and around the internet.
From all the classics you expect to find like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese, to some other great pairing you may not have thought of, there are so many meatloaf side ideas here..
Go through all of these delicious meatloaf side dishes, you’re sure to find something just perfect!
The Best Sides for Meatloaf:
1. Mashed Potatoes
We’re starting our list of sides for meatloaf with a real classic…
Mashed potatoes are one of the ultimate comfort food. Soft, luscious and creamy, they turn your humble spud into a soul warming dish.
2. Creamed Peas with Pearl Onions
Now here’s a real classic that is so much better in homemade form. Sweet peas are slathered in creamy white sauce, sprinkled with pearl onions.
This is a great side for meatloaf!
3. Creamed Corn
Make this amazing homemade creamed corn, and you will never go back to canned. This one is perfect for summer when that sweet corn is in season
4. Green Beans Almondine
Grean Beans Almondine!! Doesn’t it sound fancy?
Vibrant French style green beans tossed with brown butter, toasty almonds (that’s where almondine comes from), shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon to brighten it in the end.
These latkes will become your new favorite way to fry potatoes. Crispy, yet tender, and perfectly seasoned, they’re a tasty treat your guests will love!
You’ll never go back to plain old fries again.
6. Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican Street Corn Salad, AKA Elote Salad, is an easy and tasty side dish that will become your new family favorite.
It’s creamy, cheesy, and filled with corn, red onions, cilantro, mayonnaise, and more.
7. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a light, tasty and super quick dish.
A simple mix of vibrant cherry tomatoes, gooey mozzarella balls and fresh basil. Beautiful vegetable side for your meatloaf.
8. Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These easy baked sweet potato fries are a great way to bring the joy that comes with sweet potato fries to your own home.
If you need a finger-food side, definitely give these fries a try!
9. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
If you want a cool and fresh salad to go with your meatloaf, look no further than this Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto.
It has an amazing combination of flavors and textures that you are sure to love.
10. Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice is a famous dish in Creole and Cajun cuisines. White rice gets a “dirty” color from bits of meat and a generous dose of seasonings.
It’s a super delicious recipe that’s packed with flavor.
11. Rainbow Pasta Salad
How about something which is basic, simple, easy, quick and yet so satisfying and delicious? This Rainbow Pasta Salad is it!
Make a big batch, leftovers make great lunches.
12. Corn Casserole
This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. Seriously, just mix up the ingredients, then stick it in the oven.
It’s a versatile dish that would goes great with a variety of mains, including meatloaf!
13. Squash Casserole
This classic yellow Squash Casserole is a great every day side dish for your favorite Southern fare.
Easy and delicious, this is one of our favorite sides for meatloaf.
14. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This stunning platter is full of crispy roasted brussels sprouts with sweet caramelized onions, apples, sprinkled with holiday favorites like candied pecans and cranberries, some salty goat cheese, and oh yes… Bacon (don’t forget the bacon).
A treat for all seasons, this dish is sure to impress!
Sufferin’ Succotash? Not quite! This pretty platter is packed with the perfect combination of sweet, savory and tangy flavors.
With corn and lime beans as the stars, it also features a variety of other veggies.
16. Arroz con Gandules
This Arroz con Gandules recipe may be my new favorite rice dish!
Tender rice with pigeon peas, generously flavored with salted pork, sofrito, olives, tomato sauce and some great Latin seasonings. YUM!
17. Mushroom Stroganoff
This easy Mushroom Stroganoff is a lighter and healthier take on your traditional beef stroganoff. It’s also super quick, and super tasty!
Although it can serve as a meatless main, we love it next to our meatloaf!
18. Chili Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
These chili maple glazed sweet potatoes with pecans have a nice kick due to being topped with a marvelous maple-chili glaze.
The maple syrup adds sweetness, and the chili adds spiciness to make for a great sweet and spicy combo.
19. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty side dish you need this summer.
A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.
20. Gigi Hadid Pasta
What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on instagram and tiktok.
If you love mac and cheese, give this slightly spicy pasta a try.
21. Green Rice Casserole
This green rice casserole can be great side for meatloaf. Creamy, cheesy goodness with spinach and peppers, this might become your new favorite rice dish.
22. Moroccan Couscous
Give regular couscous a colorful makeover by adding a bunch of veggies and earthy spices. This Moroccan Couscous recipe is a great side dish when you crave exotic flavors.
23. Maque Choux
Give your corn a Louisiana style makeover with this Cajun Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning, along with other flavor enhancers.
This recipe is perfect for summer, when corn season is at its peak. It will become the new star side dish at your cookouts and potlucks.
24. Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese
The best way to get your vegetables in is to add them to this delicious creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese.
It’s a fairly basic recipe, but it uses pasta shells for the pasta and adds in some broccoli to help spruce things up!
25. Bloomin’ Onion Garlic Bread
This bloomin’ onion garlic bread is an easy to make appetizer that’s outrageously cheesy and delicious.
Two different types of cheese are baked between the fresh bread, which helps make this bread even more impressive.
26. Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Parmesan
Parmesan Cauliflower Rice recipe will become your favorite side dish. It’s light, flavorful and takes next to no time to make.
The recipe is also low carb, low calorie and gluten free. It’s seasoned with parmesan, parsley , garlic and lemon, which makes it absolutely delicious.
27. Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Orzo
Now here’s a super delicious dish. It’s creamy, cheesy and loaded with fresh mushrooms, baby spinach and grated parmesan. It’s one of the best side dishes you will ever eat!
This is an amazing recipe for you to enjoy with your whole family.
28. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives
Adding cheese to a dish always helps make it even more delicious, and these cheesy mashed potatoes with bacon and chives are indeed deliciously cheesy and creamy.
Not only do they have bacon and chives, but also three different cheeses!
29. Tomato Feta Baked Spaghetti Squash
Tomatoes and feta go great together in pasta, so why not combine them with spaghetti squash?
The creamy feta cheese and oven roasted tomatoes make for a spectacular recipe that will leave you impressed.
30. Simple French-Style Potato Salad
Despite being called simple, this potato salad still brings plenty of tasty, light flavor.
The recipe uses only ten ingredients, and only takes about thirty minutes to prepare. Great way to wrap up our list of meatloaf side dishes!
So there you go, twenty great sides for meatloaf. Which one will you try first?
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- 2 12oz packages frozen green peas
- 1 14oz package frozen pearl onions
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chives for garnishing
- Thaw peas. Simmer frozen onions in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain.
- Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add onions, sauté 5 minutes.
- Add peas, sauté 1 minute. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.
- Add flour and mix well, cook for one minute until peas and onions are nicely coated.
- Gradually add cream, stirring continuously, and cook till thickened.
- Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Garnish with chives.
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