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Wondering what are the best side dishes for meatloaf? Look no further than this list of 15 sides perfect for this classic comfort food!
Are you looking for the perfect meatloaf dinner side dishes? Look no further! We love meatloaf at my house (especially cheese-stuffed meatloaf!) and I have a list of some of the best side dishes to serve with a meatloaf meal that the whole family will love.
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Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food classic meal and it’s an easy recipe that works well for busy weeknights and is even great for special occasions. Paired with a tasty side dish, a simple recipe for meatloaf can make a fantastic meal that everyone will be excited about.
Whether you cook your favorite meatloaf recipe in the oven or slow cooker, check out the easy side dishes below that will be a breeze to toss together for the perfect meal!
1. Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Butter and Cheese
Creamy mashed potatoes blended with roasted garlic, cheese, and butter make a rich and savory side that complements the hearty meatloaf.
Colorful carrots, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes roasted to perfection give you a sweet and caramelized contrast to the savory meatloaf.
Fresh asparagus spears wrapped in crispy bacon are a delightful combination of smoky, savory flavors of rich meatloaf. This is a light, low carb side dish with tons of flavor.
Creamy mac n cheese made with elbow macaroni enveloped in a velvety cheese sauce is a comforting and classic side dish that pairs well with meatloaf. A homemade mac and cheese recipe can be a really simple and delicious side dish that doesn’t take as long as it seems like it would, you can even use your slow cooker. It will be done before your homemade meatloaf!
Thinly sliced onions coated in a golden and crunchy batter have a satisfyingly crispy texture balanced with the meatloaf’s tenderness.
6. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter
Juicy corn cobs grilled to perfection and brushed with a zesty chili lime butter, adding a burst of flavor to the meal.
7. Potato Salad
The creamy texture and tangy flavor or potato salad with diced potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and a flavorful dressing make a classic and satisfying side.
8. Sautéed Mushrooms
Mushrooms sautéed to perfection with garlic and herbs, create a savory and earthy side dish with delicious strong flavors that taste great with ground beef in meatloaf!
Fresh green beans sautéed with minced garlic and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, offering a burst of garlicky goodness. You can make this recipe with Brussells sprouts too!
10. Roasted Potatoes
Roasted russet or red potatoes seasoned and roasted until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, providing a hearty and flavorful accompaniment. This recipe with simple ingredients is an easy and filling side!
11. Corn Pudding
Savory and sweet corn casserole with a custard-like texture adds a unique and comforting element to the meal. This is one of my favorite side dishes!
12. Dinner Rolls
Dinner rolls are always a delicious option to serve with meatloaf. Especially if you’re also serving mashed potatoes, which is my favorite combination!
Tender green beans in a creamy mushroom sauce topped with crispy fried onions is a classic and indulgent side. I love this as a side for meatloaf or any hearty Southern main dish!
This refreshing pasta salad with Italian dressing, cherry tomatoes, olives, and fresh herbs, gives you a light and flavorful option.
Crispy sweet potato french fries served with a sweet potato fry dipping sauce is a perfect blend of sweet and savory with a kick.