Making eggplant parmesan for dinner and wondering what side dishes to pair with it? This list of 55+ side dishes has you covered. This list includes recipes ranging from fresh salad and bread to pasta or soup.
Choosing the right side dishes can be one of the hardest parts of making a complete meal. With this list you are sure to find a side or two to pair with your eggplant parmesan that the whole family will love.
What is Eggplant Parmesan?
Eggplant parmesan also known as eggplant parmigiana is a classic italian meal. The dish consists of eggplant slices that are coated in breadcrumbs and baked in layers with marinara sauce and melty mozzarella cheese. Top with fresh parsley to brighten up the dish. Try this eggplant parmesan recipe next time you make this italian classic.
One Pot Italian Sausage and Pasta Soup is a hearty soup your taste buds will love. It's filled with sausage, pasta, carrots, onion, spinach and tomatoes. This soup is a great option for cold winter days.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan are an impressive but easy and delicious side dish to make! They are salty, crunchy and cheesy. If you love Brussels sprouts you are sure to love this recipe. Roast the brussels sprouts on a large baking sheet in a single layer for extra crisp.
Italian Pasta Salad loaded with meats, cheeses, olives and vegetables. This recipe makes a delicious side dish or main meal! Meat lovers are sure to love this as a side to their eggplant parmesan dish.
Buttermilk biscuits are super soft with a hint of sweetness. Great to pair with soup or pasta dishes! These biscuits are brushed with melted butter instead of egg wash for a perfect golden brown color.
This Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad is the side dish you didn't know you needed! It is a delicious combination of warm brussels sprouts, garlicky caesar dressing, salty parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper. Give this salad a little extra heat with some crushed red pepper flakes.
These Baked Zucchini Chips are lighter than fried zucchini but still as delicious! They are breaded and baked until your desired crispiness and color. Serve them as an appetizer, snack or as a side to your main dish.
These crispy goat cheese croquettes are an appetizer that everyone will love! Creamy goat cheese mixed with thyme, breaded with Panko and fried until crispy and golden. Then drizzled with honey, and sprinkled with finely chopped walnuts and almonds.
This strawberry goat cheese salad is the perfect spring and summer salad! Made with fresh strawberries, goat cheese, spinach, walnuts & pine nuts. Then drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette with a hint of cinnamon.
This Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect quick and easy keto side dish recipe. It pairs perfectly with just about any protein. Tender asparagus, tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, roasted and then topped with smoked cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
This apple fennel salad pairs beautifully with a bold, flavorful dish like eggplant parmesan. With light flavors and a crisp texture, the fennel highlights both the apples and the flavors of the main dish.
Baked Asparagus with homemade Balsamic Glaze is deliciously easy and healthy! The sweet and sour balsamic reduction is the perfect pairing to perfectly cooked asparagus in the oven. All you need is 6 ingredients and 25 minutes for this perfect side dish!
Fresh, chopped lettuce and veggies tossed together into a gorgeous, healthy salad. Add nuts, seeds, cheese or croutons if desired and serve with a simple lemon vinaigrette or your favorite salad dressing.
Made with garden-fresh tomatoes, spicy red onions, delicious sweet basil, and an easy three ingredient balsamic dressing, this Tomato Basil Salad takes just 10 minutes to prepare start to finish. Enjoy this gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb Tomato Basil Salad as a light lunch or delicious side to all your favorite main courses.
Serve this Oven Roasted Tomatoes recipe as a side dish, appetizer, salad, or a perfect lunch on top of pasta with pine nuts, mozzarella, and fresh basil! Roasted Tomatoes are sweet, juicy, and perfectly accented with garlic, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
This beef braciole recipe is a spin off the beautiful classic Italian dish: rolled and stuffed steak that’s slow-cooked with tomato sauce to tender perfection. Instead of a more traditional breadcrumb mixture, we stuff it with a cheesy, garlicky, spinach filling.
This Spaghetti Marinara Recipe is an easy meal that cooks in under an hour, but tastes like it simmered all day! Naturally sweet San Marzano tomatoes are cooked down with garlic and basil in extra-virgin olive oil for a delicious tomato sauce that’s absolutely perfect tossed with pasta.
Soft and buttery, these fluffy Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls are so easy to make and much better than anything you would get in the store! In only a few hours, you'll have the most delicious rolls to serve with your dinner!
This easy swirled Vegan Garlic Bread recipe is the best, not only because it’s made without eggs or dairy, but because it has only 129 calories and 1 gram of fat per slice! Homemade from scratch, using only 7 ingredients, this is a buttery vegan garlic bread that‘s crusty on the outside, fluffy on the inside and pairs perfectly with many dishes.
These crispy greek fries are tender on the inside and extra crispy on the outside and are coated with dried herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil. Then they are topped with fresh herbs and crumbled feta cheese.
Creamy Parmesan Polenta with fresh basil is a delicious Italian side dish that's made with yellow cornmeal, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Ready in just 30 minutes, this homemade polenta is the ultimate comfort food.
This simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus recipe is a healthy, delicious side dish that's full of lightly sweet, deeply browned flavor. Finished with a rich drizzle of olive oil, these savory roasted veggies are a perfect pairing for eggplant parmesan!
This delicious prosciutto salad is a quick and easy, recipe! This salad features arugula, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts and crispy sourdough croutons. We serve this yummy salad with our homemade fig and balsamic vinaigrette.
This fresh Italian pasta recipe will transport you right to nonna’s cozy, Italian kitchen. This recipe can be used to make various pasta shapes including fettuccine, pappardelle, ravioli, lasagna noodles, farfalle, tube pastas like rigatoni and paccheri and more.
This lemon garlic kale salad has pecorino, toasted pepitas, and a garlic confit Green Goddess dressing. Fresh, vibrant, and light, this is a perfect side for a hearty eggplant parmesan.
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