Meatloaf might not be the most…sophisticated dish in your repertoire, but there’s nothing homier or more comforting. Plus, it pretty much goes with anything—if you looked up “square meal” in the dictionary, meatloaf would be in the center. Presenting 32 meatloaf sides that pair particularly well with tonight’s dinner.
What To Serve with Meatloaf? 32 Sides to Try
1. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Sriracha And Lime
If there’s a sweet potato fan club out there, we’d like to join.
2. Make-ahead Mashed Potatoes
Sometimes, nothing beats a classic combo (especially when you can make it ahead of time).
3. Whole Roasted Carrots
Channel your inner Bugs Bunny.
4. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Behold our recipe for baked sweet potato fries. They're good and crispy--no frying required.
5. Maple Syrup And Mustard Brussels Sprouts
We love this salty-sweet combination in a big way.
6. Veggie Niçoise Salad
It just so happens to be gorgeous and packed with hearty, flavorful toppings.
7. Tomato Salad With Grilled Halloumi And Herbs
You’ll definitely want to go steady with it all summer long.
8. Cauliflower Tater Tots
Pair these with turkey or veggie meatloaf for a healthy spin on the classic TV dinner (bonus: the kids will love them).
9. Grilled Potato And Fig Salad
“Potato salad” doesn’t have to mean “slathered in mayo.”
10. Slow-cooker Garlic-herb Mashed Cauliflower
For when you’re feeling the meatloaf-and-mashed-potato vibes, but don’t want to load up on carbs.
11. Asparagus, Pea And Ricotta Tarts
It begins with store-bought dough and ends with you enjoying every bite.
12. Tex-mex Mashed Potatoes
Plain mashed potatoes? Boring. Enter this Tex-Mex twist with bell peppers, jalapeños, green chili.
13. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
We serve these often as an easy party appetizer, but they also make a great (and adorable) side dish.
14. Grilled Corn With Spicy Aioli
It's an easy--and absolutely delicious--upgrade.
15. Rainbow Roasted Vegetables
We don’t usually like our side dishes to be prettier than our entrées, but in this case, we’ll make an exception.
16. Cheesy Potato Chive Galette.
We’re obsessed with this savory pie, packed with Gruyère and fontina and sprinkled with thyme and dill.
17. Loaded Mashed Potato Puffs
Ready to make these tasty potato bites? All you need are frozen mashed potatoes, bacon and a muffin pan.
18. Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
We’re officially inviting ourselves over to Coterie member Maria Lichty’s house on meatloaf night.
19. One-pot Mac And Cheese
Sometimes you just need to commit to comfort food for the full meal. We get it.
20. Creamy Broccoli Salad
We love the retro picnic vibes of this salad, which has crunchy raw broccoli, cheddar cheese, cashews, dried cranberries and a tangy dressing.
21. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes With Garlic Herb Butter
These look super impressive, but they couldn’t be easier. (Plus all those nooks and crannies are perfect vehicles for soaking up the addictive garlic herb butter.)
22. Crispy Green Bean ‘fries’
The perfect compromise for when you want French fries but know you should be eating green beans instead.
23. Swiss Chard Au Gratin
Like creamed spinach, only a little heartier.
24. Peas And Pancetta With Lemon
This super-simple side is on the table in less than ten minutes. (Thanks, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)
25. Roasted Carrots With Honey Butter
We’d eat just about anything cooked in this tasty sauce.
26. Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas
Perfect for when you're in the mood for a simple salad that’s packed with protein but still feels light.
27. Green Goddess Wraps
The creamy green-goddess dressing? You're going to want to double dip.
28. Strawberry Cobb Salad With Dairy-free Ranch Dressing
You had us at dairy-free ranch dressing.
29. Crispy Goat Cheese Salad
Fresh and tangy, this salad is anything but bland.
30. Sugar Snap Pea Salad With Chèvre Ranch
The cheese is whirled into an irresistibly tangy dressing and crumbled on top. Who wants seconds?
31. Sweet Potato And Arugula Salad
This one takes only 35 minutes, and is oh-so impressive.
32. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
You won’t believe how crispy these get in the oven.