16 Side Dishes to Make with Meatloaf
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 16 sides that pair particularly well with tonight’s dinner.
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Sometimes, nothing beats a classic combo (especially when you can make it ahead of time).
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
You won’t believe how crispy these get in the oven.
Maple Syrup and Mustard Brussels Sprouts
We love this salty-sweet combination in a big way.
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.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
We serve these often as an easy party appetizer, but they also make a great (and adorable) side dish.
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.
One-Pot Mac and Cheese
Sometimes you just need to commit to comfort food for the full meal. We get it.
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.
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.)
Crispy Green Bean ‘Fries’
The perfect compromise for when you want French fries but know you should be eating green beans instead.
Swiss Chard au Gratin
Like creamed spinach, only a little heartier.
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).
Roasted Carrots with Honey Butter
We’d eat just about anything cooked in this tasty sauce.