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55 Ideas For What To Serve With Lasagna

Are you wondering what to serve with lasagna? Here are 55 delicious sides for lasagna that will brighten up the hearty dish.

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Lasagna is a favorite dinner for many families because it’s hearty and filling.

There are several ways to make the Italian dish, but my favorite is lasagna made with cottage cheese.

However you make it, a good dinner needs quality side dishes to round out the plate.

Here are 55 ideas for what to serve with lasagna from bruschetta to Caprese salad.


When it comes to lasagna, one of the easiest side dishes to pair with the meaty dish is salad because it brightens and lightens up the rest of the meal.

If you need some fresh ideas when it comes to side salads, you’ll love these recipes!

1. Prosciutto Melon Salad with Mozzarella and Arugula

White bowl filled with cantaloupe prosciutto arugula salad.

Prosciutto Melon Salad with Mozzarella and Arugula is a perfect summer salad to pair with lasagna! Classic Italian flavors of cantaloupe melon and prosciutto ham are highlighted in this arugula salad with mozzarella cheese.

2. Pesto Caprese Salad

Platter of pesto caprese salad.

Delicious, fresh and so simple, this Italian pesto Caprese salad takes minutes to make. Perfectly refreshing, it’s a great addition to lasagna!

3. Classic Caesar Salad

Bowl of Caesar salad on table.

This classic Caesar salad is the perfect blend of crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, and Parmesan cheese tossed in a delicious Caesar salad dressing.

4. Lemon Kale Salad

Kale salad with garlic lemon parmesan in glass bowl.

Lemon Kale Salad has toasted nuts and fresh Parmesan cheese, and is tossed in lemon and garlic dressing. It’s flavorful, easy and has no massaging. 

5. Roasted Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Roasted cherry tomato salad in bowl.

This Roasted Cherry Tomato Caprese salad is certain to become a favorite. It is light, full of flavor and so easy to make. Don’t miss the opportunity to mop up the delicious juices with some crusty bread.

6. Pink Fluff

Pink fluff in a bowl with pomegranate arils on top.

You can’t go wrong with this crowd-favorite Pink Fluff recipe! It just takes 4 ingredients to make this dessert salad that will add a sweet note to your dinner plate.

7. Italian Chopped Salad

Large bowl of Italian chopped salad.

In 20 minutes you can have this Italian Chopped Salad with all the goodness of an antipasto platter ready to serve. Loaded with salami, pepperoni, cheeses, olives, pepperoncinis, fresh veggies, and bottled Italian dressing, this restaurant-style salad is perfect for serving your family.

8. Onion Cucumber Tomato Salad

Large bowl of cucumber and tomato salad.

Light and refreshing, this is an all star Onion Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe! A classic summer salad made with onion, cucumber and juicy tomatoes that are tossed in olive oil with fresh dill, olives and balsamic vinegar.

9. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar pasta salad in white bowl.

Give the classic salad a twist with this recipe featuring bowtie pasta, a homemade Caesar dressing, and crispy bacon. It’s a pasta lover’s dream side dish!

10. Vegetable Salad With Italian Dressing

Two plates filled with vegetable salad on table.

This Vegetable Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing has a satisfying crunch.  Chock full of fresh veggies and doused in an Italian dressing, it’s bursting with flavor.

11. Classic Wedge Salad

Wedge salad on white plate.

This Classic Wedge Salad is made with all the basic ingredients that you would get in a restaurant or steak house including iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, bacon bits, and bleu cheese crumbles. It’s a non-traditional side salad for lasagna that is perfect when you want to switch things up.

12. Bread Salad

Black dish filled with bread salad.

Why not get the best of both worlds with this Panzanella Bread Salad? It’s loaded with crusty bread, cherry tomatoes, green olives, capers, fresh basil, then lightly tossed with a dressing of fresh garlic, olive oil, anchovies, and red wine vinegar.

13. Strawberry Pecan Salad

Bowl of strawberry pecan salad.

Strawberry Pecan Salad combines the coolness of strawberries, feta, and mixed greens to compliment lasagna night. Toasted pecans top off this sweet side dish!

14. Breadcrumb Caesar Salad

Breadcrumb Caesar salad in white bowl.

Breadcrumb Caesar salad has the perfect crunch of toasted garlic breadcrumbs and creamy Caesar dressing mixed with chopped romaine lettuce. It’s a great way to ensure a crunch with every bite!

15. Kale Salad

Kale salad on white plate.

This kale salad, inspired by a dish from Il Corvo in Seattle has pecorino, toasted pepitas, and a lemon garlic confit dressing (with parsley). It’s the salad for people who hate salads!

16. Easy Italian Salad

Wooden bowl of Italian salad.

Italian Salad is fresh and filled with crisp lettuce, ripe juicy tomatoes, olives, onions and of course zesty pepperoncinis. Add in a simple homemade Italian vinaigrette for the perfect crisp Italian salad!

17. Broccoli Tomato Salad

Bowl of broccoli and tomato salad.

Broccoli and Tomato Salad features sweet grape tomatoes, red onion, broccoli, cheese, and sunflower seeds drizzled with a tangy raspberry vinaigrette.

18. Grape Salad Recipe

Bowl of grape salad on table.

Warning: this creamy Grape Salad recipe is highly addicting! Fresh grapes are topped with a creamy sauce, brown sugar, and toasted pecans. Take 1 bite and you’ll be hooked!

19. Kale and Romaine Caesar Salad

Close up of kale romain Caesar salad with walnut croutons.

This Caesar salad is 100% plant-based. No bacon included, no dairy added in, and it’s gluten and dairy-free!

20. Arugula Salad

Close up of arugula salad with feta and tomatoes.

Arugula Salad is filled with feta, tomatoes, and delicious balsamic vinaigrette. It’s simple, flavorful, easy, and healthy!

21. Chopped Antipasti Salad

Bowl of Italian chopped salad.

This is a copycat of a salad served at Buca di Beppo. It’s packed full of yummy veggies, plus pepperoni, two kinds of olives, and three kinds of cheese. This is far from being a plain, ordinary salad!


A good piece of bread is another obvious choice to serve with lasagna because it’s perfect for sopping up all of the delicious leftover sauce.

22. Bread Machine Italian Breadsticks

Italian breadsticks stacked on cutting board.

Make the dough for these easy and delicious Bread Machine Italian Breadsticks in your bread maker, quickly cut them with a pizza cutter, pop them in the oven and bake to perfection in 15 minutes! Your house will smell amazing, while the bread machine does all the work! 

23. Sourdough Focaccia

Pan of sourdough focaccia on table.

This sourdough focaccia is incredibly moist & fluffy with the perfect crust. Flavored with rosemary, garlic oil, and parmesan for the ultimate focaccia bread!

24. Roasted Garlic Bread

Basket of oven roasted garlic bread.

This oven roasted garlic bread recipe is made with a delicious roasted garlic butter spread over a crusty artisan french loaf for a show-stealing side dish that’s perfect with lasagna. 

25. 1 Hour French Bread

Slices of French bread on cutting board.

This French Bread recipe takes just one hour from start to finish. It makes two large loaves for only $1.90. Each loaf serves eight people each and will cost just 12¢ per serving! 

26. Easy Garlic Breadsticks

Pan of garlic breadsticks.

These garlic breadsticks are like none you’ve ever had! They combine easy breadsticks dough with a delicious buttery garlic topping for a breadstick that no one will be able to resist

27. Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Focaccia

Pieces of salt and pepper focaccia bread.

This delicious focaccia bread is so easy to make, has a crispy bottom and fluffy insides, and is beautifully flavored with good extra virgin olive oil, flaky sea salt, and cracked black pepper.

28. Pesto Garlic Bread

Pieces of pesto garlic bread on cutting board.

Pesto garlic bread features tasty French bread topped with seasoned butter, pesto and parmesan cheese. It’s the perfect side dish for lasagna.

29. Rosemary and Olive Bread

Loaf of rosemary and olive bread on table.

A bakery-style bread, packed with olives and rosemary, you can easily make at home.

30. Vegan Garlic Knots

Vegan garlic knots on plate.

These soft and cheesy vegan garlic knots are easy to whip up quickly because you use store-bought pizza dough for ease. You can choose to make them with or without cheese.

31. No Knead Focaccia Bread

Pieces of focaccia bread on wood cutting board.

This delicious easy focaccia bread is simple to make and comes out perfect every time. It’s a light and fluffy flatbread bread that can be flavored with any topping you like.

32. Cheesy Garlic Bread

Pieces of cheesy garlic bread.

This cheesy garlic bread is topped with Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. The delicious garlic spread has 2 secret ingredients that bump it up to restaurant quality!

33. No Knead Artisan Bread

Loaf of artisan bread in pot.

With just 4 simple ingredients, you can make this No Knead Artisan Bread Recipe. The crust is golden and crackly, while the inside is soft and fluffy.

34. Easy Spelt Focaccia

Loaf of spelt focaccia on cutting board.

Unlike a lot of bread recipes, this Spelt Focaccia does not require a great deal of technical knowledge and skill. There are only about 15 minutes of hands-on time, you don’t need to use your stand mixer with the dough hook, and the dough does not require kneading.

35. Gluten-Free Sourdough Garlic Bread

Pieces of gluten free garlic bread on a table.

This Gluten-Free Sourdough Garlic Bread is a delicious, vegan, and top-8 allergy-free twist on the Italian classic. Using gluten-free sourdough buns, these garlicky delights are ready in 10 minutes!

36. Stuffed Cheesy Bread

Pieces of stuffed cheesy bread.

Stuffed Cheesy Bread is ready in 15 minutes and it tastes amazing! It is great served with a big slice of lasagna!

Lasagna Appetizers

If you’re looking for a great appetizer that goes with lasagna, try these delicious options!

37. Caprese Salad on a Stick

Caprese salad skewers on wooden cutting board.

Caprese Salad on a Stick is a 5 ingredient make ahead low carb portable appetizer with garden fresh cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and aged balsamic vinegar. The world’s EASIEST appetizer!

38. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Mozzarella cheese sticks on a white platter.

These cheese sticks are much healthier than the traditional recipes that require cooking them in a pan filled with oil, because you are cooking them in the Air Fryer instead.

39. Easy Bruschetta

Bruschetta on pieces of bread.

This easy and beautiful Bruschetta recipe is a perfect appetizer to any Italian dinner night. It features garlic, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and basil.

40. Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts

Eggplant rollups on a serving platter.

These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simply, healthy appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time and you have a vegan treat for the tastebuds with these walnut stuffed eggplant rolls.

41. Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms on plate.

Air fryer stuffed mushrooms are filled with cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, and topped with cheddar and chives. They’re great as an appetizer or a side dish!


If you want to switch things up from the traditional side salad, these vegetable recipes are the perfect pairings for your favorite lasagna.

42. Tomato Garlic Italian Green Beans

Garlic tomato green beans on plate.

These Tomato Garlic Italian Green Beans are a great side dish! Packed full of flavor, this green bean recipe is wonderful with lasagna.

43. Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple glazed carrots on gray plate.

These tasty carrots can be whipped up quickly and are cooked on the stove. This makes it easy to prepare a savory side in just 10 minutes.

44. Scrambled Eggs and Zucchini

Zucchini and eggs on a white plate.

Scrambled eggs with zucchini is the perfect recipe for all of the zucchini from your garden. With tender sauteed zucchini and fluffy, peppery eggs, this recipe is perfect for a quick side dish.

45. Air Fryer Green Beans

Air fryer green beans on white plate.

These Air Fryer Green Beans are the perfect mix of easy, quick and oh so tasty vegetable treat. The beans are cooked in very little low-calorie cooking oil making them a healthier side.

46. Parsley Potatoes

Glass bowl of parsley potatoes.

You can toss out your grandma’s recipe for parsley potatoes, because this new and improved (super easy) and mega buttery parsley potatoes recipe is the best out there!

47. Oven Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

Bowl of oven roasted cauliflower on table.

This beautiful oven-roasted Parmesan cauliflower is as pretty as it is delicious. This vibrant orange and purple cauliflower recipe is tossed with garlic, olive oil, and bright lemon and then finished with nutty parmesan, crunchy walnuts and fresh parsley.

48. Balsamic Green Beans with Bacon

Balsamic green beans with bacon in skillet.

These balsamic green beans with bacon are an easy 4-ingredient side dish made of perfectly seasoned crisp green beans, crispy bacon and tangy balsamic vinegar.

49. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Bowl of oven roasted brussels sprouts on table.

If you’ve never been a fan of brussels sprouts, try this recipe for roasting them and you may change your mind!

50. Roasted Radishes

Bowl of oven roasted radishes.

Roasted radishes are a great alternative as a side dish for people that are on paleo or low-carb diets. Because of their flavor and texture, radishes makes a great replacement for potatoes.

51. Sauteed Green Beans

Sauteed green beans in skillet.

These Sauteed Green Beans are easy to make and the perfect side dish to serve with lasagna. Fresh green beans (string beans) are sauteed in a skillet and tossed with garlic, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese and pistachios.

52. Sauteed Vegetables with Italian Seasoning

Sauteed vegetables with Italian seasoning on white plate.

Sauteed vegetables are one of the most classic of vegetable side dishes and quite nutritious. Carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper, broccoli and onion all taste better together!

53. Roasted Frozen Broccoli

Roasted frozen broccoli on plate.

For a super quick and easy last minute vegetable side, this Roasted Frozen Broccoli is ultra simple and comes out perfectly caramelized on the outside and tender on the inside.

54. Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Lemon garlic asparagus in white bowl.

Pair asparagus with lemon and garlic for the perfect flavor combination. Once you make it once, you’ll want it with every meal!

55. Grilled Italian Zucchini with Lemon

Grilled zucchini on plate and platter.

Grilled Italian Zucchini uses minimal ingredients and takes under 25 minutes to make. This recipe is a great option for vegetarians or vegans and it is also gluten free.

I hope you found some great ideas for what to serve with lasagna in this post!


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