30 Side Dishes for Spaghetti

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Improve your spaghetti dinner with our 30 delicious side dishes pair perfectly with pasta. Discover classic and new combinations to take your meal to the next level. Whether hosting a family dinner or simply craving something different, these accompaniments will excite your dining experience. These side dishes will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. These side dishes will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

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20 Side Dishes for Spaghetti

1. Crusty Italian Bread

Indulge in the rustic charm of crusty Italian bread, a quintessential side dish to elevate your spaghetti experience. With its golden crust and soft interior, this bread is the perfect vehicle for sopping up savory sauces and enhancing every bite of pasta. Delight in the irresistible combination of flavors and textures as you dip, dunk, and devour this classic accompaniment alongside your favorite spaghetti dish.

2. Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad

Take a culinary journey to the sunny Mediterranean coast with our invigorating Cucumber Tomato Salad, the perfect match for your spaghetti dinner.

3. Pull Apart Bread

Elevate your spaghetti dinner with a tantalizing side of Pull-Apart Bread, a crowd-pleasing treat that adds an element of fun to your meal. This irresistible bread is baked to perfection, boasting a golden crust and a soft, pillowy interior. With each tear, you’ll reveal pockets of melted cheese, aromatic herbs, and garlic butter, creating a symphony of flavors that perfectly complement your pasta dish. Whether enjoyed as a shared appetizer or a savory side, this Pull-Apart Bread promises to delight your taste buds and make every bite of spaghetti even more memorable.

4. Bread Dipping Oil

Enhance your spaghetti experience with our exquisite Bread Dipping Oil, a tantalizing blend of premium olive oil and aromatic herbs and spices. Dip freshly baked crusty bread into this luxurious oil to elevate each bite of spaghetti, allowing the rich flavors to mingle and dance on your palate.

5. Broccoli Rabe

Savor the robust bitterness and tender texture of broccoli rabe, a perfect side for spaghetti. Sauteed with garlic and olive oil, it adds a delightful contrast to the richness of the pasta, creating a balanced and satisfying meal.

6. Caesar Salad

Delight in the classic combination of crisp romaine lettuce, tangy Caesar dressing, and savory Parmesan cheese with our Caesar Salad, the perfect side for your spaghetti dinner. With its refreshing crunch and bold flavors, this salad complements the richness of the pasta, adding a refreshing contrast to every bite.

7. Garlic Knots

Enjoy the aromatic allure of freshly baked Garlic Knots, the ultimate sidekick to your spaghetti dinner. These soft, doughy delights are infused with garlic butter and sprinkled with herbs, providing a burst of flavor in every bite. Perfect for dipping into marinara sauce or enjoying on their own, Garlic Knots add a touch of indulgence to your meal, leaving you craving more.


8. Summer Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Elevate your spaghetti dinner with our Summer Salad, featuring vibrant greens, juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and a refreshing homemade Lemon Vinaigrette. Bursting with flavor and freshness, this salad is the perfect complement to your pasta dish, offering a light and zesty contrast to the hearty flavors of spaghetti.

Air Fryer Asparagus on a plate

9. Delicious Asparagus in the Air Fryer

Add a healthy twist to your spaghetti dinner with our Air Fryer Asparagus, perfectly crispy and tender with just a hint of olive oil and seasoning. This quick and easy side dish complements the richness of pasta, offering a burst of freshness and nutrients in every bite.

10. Sauteed Vegetables 

Enjoy a medley of vibrant sautéed veggies alongside your spaghetti for a burst of color and flavor. Crisp-tender and seasoned to perfection, these veggies add a wholesome and nutritious element to your meal, elevating every forkful of pasta.


11. Marinated Mozzarella 

Indulge in creamy Marinated Mozzarella, a delectable side to accompany your spaghetti. Infused with herbs, garlic, and olive oil, each bite offers a burst of flavor that perfectly complements the richness of your pasta dish.

12. Italian Bruschetta

Savor the classic flavors of Italy with our Italian Bruschetta, featuring toasted bread topped with ripe tomatoes, garlic, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. This vibrant and aromatic appetizer perfectly complements your spaghetti, adding a burst of freshness and tanginess to every bite.


13. Italian Meatballs

Indulge in classic Italian Meatballs, tender and flavorful, served alongside your spaghetti. These savory delights, seasoned to perfection and simmered in rich tomato sauce, elevate your pasta dish with every bite.

14. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes Carrots and Zucchini

Enhance your spaghetti dinner with Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Zucchini, a medley of savory goodness. Oven-roasted to perfection with aromatic herbs and garlic, these tender veggies offer a delightful contrast to the pasta, adding depth and flavor to every bite.

15. Garlic Green Beans with Olive Oil and Parmesan

Elevate your spaghetti dinner with our Garlic Green Beans, tossed in fragrant olive oil and sprinkled with savory Parmesan cheese. These crisp, flavorful beans provide a fresh and vibrant accompaniment to your pasta, adding a burst of color and nutrients to your meal.

16. Italian Style Broccoli

Add a flavorful twist to your spaghetti dinner with this Italian Style Broccoli. Sautéed to perfection with garlic, olive oil, and a hint of red pepper flakes, this vibrant side dish brings a touch of Mediterranean flair to your meal. Enjoy the tender-crisp broccoli florets, bursting with savory goodness, alongside your favorite pasta dish.

Zucchini Fries in dipping sauce

17. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Elevate your spaghetti dinner with our crispy Zucchini Fries. Lightly seasoned and oven-baked or Air Fried to golden perfection, these savory delights offer a delightful alternative to traditional fries. Enjoy the tender zucchini spears alongside your pasta, adding a satisfying crunch and a burst of freshness to your meal.

18. Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Enhance your spaghetti dinner with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables, bursting with vibrant colors and robust flavors. Oven-roasted to perfection with olive oil, garlic, and a medley of Mediterranean herbs, including oregano and thyme, these tender veggies offer a delightful contrast to your pasta. Enjoy the harmonious blend of flavors and textures, bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to your plate.

19. Shrimp Scampi

What to serve with spaghetti: Quick & Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp. Succulent shrimp sautéed in a flavorful garlic butter sauce served atop your pasta for a delicious seafood twist. Ready in minutes, this dish adds a touch of elegance and irresistible flavor to your meal.


20. Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Elevate your spaghetti dinner with our Parmesan-crusted potatoes. Tender potato wedges coated in a crispy parmesan crust, baked to golden perfection. These savory delights offer a delightful contrast to your spaghetti side dish, adding a satisfying crunch and rich flavor to your meal.

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