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What To Serve With Spaghetti: 21 Sides

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Spaghetti, a classic and beloved pasta dish, pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides that enhance its flavors and textures. Favorites include a crisp green salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables to add to the flavors of the main dish.

Spaghetti pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce
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Do You Like Your Garlic Bread Soft or Crispy ? With This Recipe, You Can Have Both
Simply Recipes
Do You Like Your Garlic Bread Soft or Crispy ? With This Recipe, You Can Have Both
Garlic bread is one of the best side dishes to serve on the side of pasta. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top, maybe a little fresh mozzarella, and you've got some delicious crusty bread to go along with your main course.
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Caprese Salad Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish
The Mediterranean Dish
Caprese Salad Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish
Italian Caprese Salad with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and few seasonings are the perfect combination. It's a great addition to spaghetti and brings along fresh and satisfying flavors. Pair the simple recipe with some delicious white wines.
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Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes
Two Cloves Kitchen
Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes
Marinated heirloom tomatoes are delicious alongside an easy spaghetti recipe. With olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a handful of seasonings, you will love the way these turn out.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey
Once Upon A Chef
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey
Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar pair perfectly with a rich tomato sauce and spaghetti noodles. Even those picky eaters will gobble up these vegetables!
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Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Scarlati Family Kitchen
Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Oven roasted cherry tomatoes are seasoned with fresh basil and oregano, along with several other simple but mouthwateringly delicious ingredients. The easy recipe is perfect with your favorite pasta recipe and will add plenty of flavor to the table.
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Air Fryer Zucchini
Well Plated
Air Fryer Zucchini
Add some crunchy texture to your dinner with this air fryer zucchini. With the addition of parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs you won't have one bite left. This is one of the best sides to serve with your spaghetti dinner.
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Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
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Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
These copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks are the perfect side dish with pasta. The recipe is made with simple ingredients and can be dipped in spaghetti sauce or eaten with a side salad before the main course is ready.
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Pesto Roasted Veggies
Easy Family Recipes
Pesto Roasted Veggies
These Pesto Roasted Vegetables are easy to make and delicious! They make the perfect side dish for pasta, steak, or your favorite Italian dish.
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10-Minute Sautéed Frozen Green Beans
Scrummy Lane
10-Minute Sautéed Frozen Green Beans
Green beans are a great choice for any dinner any night of the week. This 10-minute recipe goes along with almost every main dish out there. It's a versatile recipe and a delicious one for sure.
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Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots
Back To My Southern Roots
Slow Cooker Glazed Carrots
Sweet and soft, these carrots add a touch of elegance and a hint of sweetness, making them a deliciously great side dish.
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The Last Caesar Salad Recipe You’ll Ever Need
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The Last Caesar Salad Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Classic Caesar salad comes complete with parmesan cheese, creamy mayo, and plenty of croutons. Get everyone to the dinner table with this delicious side.
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Stuffed Bell Peppers
Budget Bytes
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Bell peppers are a colorful and tasty option filled with vegetables, making eating veggies fun and delicious. Veggies sides go great with spaghetti and are a great option for getting all the nutrients you need.
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The BEST Authentic Italian Meatballs (with sauce recipe!)
Sprinkle Some Sugar
The BEST Authentic Italian Meatballs (with sauce recipe!)
A classic choice that needs no introduction, these meatballs simmered in marinara sauce are the epitome of comfort food.
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Loaded Italian Sausages - Low Carb
Iowa Girl Eats
Loaded Italian Sausages – Low Carb
Italian sausage with fresh veggies is a great way to add some delicious and nutritious food to your pasta meal. With plenty of different flavors this side is the perfect addition.
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Quick Basic Chopped Salad
Table For Two Blog
Quick Basic Chopped Salad
Add a quick salad to your pasta dinner. The recipe comes with arugula, Kalamata olives, and plenty more delicious ingredients. Add some diced chicken breasts and some crunchy croutons on the days you're not eating spaghetti.
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This Is the Summer Salad That Really Lets Tomatoes Shine (It’s Not Caprese)
The Kitchn
This Is the Summer Salad That Really Lets Tomatoes Shine (It’s Not Caprese)
Tomato salad with red onion and delicious fresh herbs are a good reason to add this to your meal. With plenty of extra flavor the whole family will come running for this salad before the spaghetti meal.
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Easy Marinated Olives {7 Simple Ingredients!} - Plays Well With Butter
Plays Well With Butter
Easy Marinated Olives {7 Simple Ingredients!} – Plays Well With Butter
Marinated olives are the perfect accompaniment to pasta. Olives are one of those tasty sides that goes great with any meal.
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Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
Minimalist Baker
Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
A fresh mix of spicy arugula and sweet apple creates a perfect side salad that balances out a hearty pasta dish. Add some Italian bread on the side with your pasta for a well rounded out meal.
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Classic Eggplant Parmesan (Baked & Fried Method) – A Simple Palate
A Simple Palate
Classic Eggplant Parmesan (Baked & Fried Method) – A Simple Palate
Eggplant parmesan is going to become one of your favorite side dishes with homemade breadcrumbs, mozzarella cheese, and an Italian herb blend. Veggies never tasted so good.
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mocktail with a straw
Refreshing Fruity Mocktail Recipe
You'll need something refreshing and sweet to go along with your delicious meal. Add a splash of pinot noir for the adults!
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Strawberry ice cream in a loaf pan.
4-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
Make it a complete meal with a scoop of sweet homemade strawberry ice cream after dinner. The only thing you need is a spoon.
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So, when you’re whipping up a spaghetti dish, don’t forget to throw in a side like a fresh salad recipe or some garlic bread to round out the meal. It’s all about keeping things balanced and delicious, making sure everyone leaves the table happy and full.

Let me know your favorite side in the comments below. I check often!