What to Serve with Chicken Marsala

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Wondering what to serve with chicken marsala? Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made with chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and marsala wine. The chicken is floured, browned, and then simmered in the marsala wine sauce along with the mushrooms.

The dish is often served with pasta or mashed potatoes and garlic bread, but this classic dish can be served with a wide variety of other side dishes too.

chicken marsala on white plate with thyme sprigs

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15 Dishes to Serve With Chicken Marsala

Here are 15 of the best side dishes to help you decide what to serve with chicken marsala for you and your family.

1. Easy White Rice

You can use brown rice if you prefer, but this easy rice recipe is a great side for chicken marsala. It’s quick, simple, and plain rice is perfect for pouring marsala sauce over.

crispy smashed potatoes on white platter

2. Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes

These crispy smashed baby potatoes are a great option if you’re looking for a super satisfying, but easy side. These get crispy on the outside and stay soft and fluffy on the inside. They’re a great alternative to mashed potatoes if you’re looking for different ways to serve potatoes with dinner.

3. Egg Noodles or other pasta

Serving chicken marsala with egg noodles is a popular way to pair this dish. The two together are similar to a stroganoff with the mushrooms and savory sauce. If you don’t have egg noodles try penne, ziti, or even angel hair pasta or spaghetti.

Tip: If you are going to pair chicken marsala with pasta, I like to double the sauce ingredients when I’m making the marsala so I have more for topping the pasta.

4. Oven Roasted Green Beans

Don’t underestimate this super simple side dish! The flavor of these roasted green beans is amazing without having to spend too much time making it happen.

This roasted green bean recipe is topped with parmesan cheese which is a great flavor pair with the marsala recipe. You can roast them beans in the oven while you are cooking the chicken on the stovetop.

spoon with mushroom risotto held over pan of risotto

5. Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is a classic Italian dish that consists of creamy and flavorful Arborio rice cooked with mushrooms, cheese, and seasonings.

To make the dish, finely chopped mushrooms are sautéed in butter with diced onions and garlic until they are tender and browned. The Arborio rice is then added to the mixture and cooked slowly, while hot broth is gradually added and stirred until the rice is cooked and creamy.

Parmesan cheese and herbs are added towards the end of the cooking process to enhance the flavor. The result is a rich, savory, and satisfying dish that is perfect as a side dish for chicken marsala.

6. Classic Green Bean Casserole

This is one of my favorite recipes and is one of the best sides for almost any meal! This creamy and rich casserole with golden brown, crunchy topping is a perfect side dish for chicken marsala.

Both dishes have a savory and creamy taste and texture that work well together.

au gratin potatoes in slow cooker

7. Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes

Another slow cooker recipe, this easy dish is full of cheesy flavors that will compliment the flavors of chicken marsala.

The hearty and cheesy potatoes can cook in the crock pot all day and be ready for you to whip up the fast chicken marsala recipe when you get home.

close up of roasted carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli

8. Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables

This easy recipe is a healthy side option for your chicken marsala. Chicken marsala is pretty high calorie, so roasted veggies are a nice contrast and a great choice if you’re watching your calorie intake.

A close up of Texas toast slices on white plate

9. Homemade Texas Toast

Thick, buttery Texas toast is perfect alongside the savory marsala sauce. This homemade Texas toast recipe is super easy to make and bakes up nice and crispy in the oven while you are prepping the rest of your meal.

10. Mashed Potatoes

If you’re looking for a good mashed potato side for your chicken marsala, look no further. This one is rich, cheesy, creamy, and delicious with fresh herbs on top!

If you plan on serving the chicken over top of the mashed potatoes rather than on the side, these garlic mashed potatoes are another great option.

11. Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes make a great side alternative to regular potatoes to switch up your usual side dishes. These are easy too, and the slightly sweet flavor will be heavenly paired with creamy chicken marsala.

You could also simply roast the sweet potatoes to serve on the side as well. I like the combination of the sweet and savory this pairing has.

close up of Greek roasted potatoes on baking sheet

12. Roasted Russet Potatoes

Potatoes are such a staple food, it’s fun to find new ways to make them and you can’t go wrong with a simple roasted russet potato. This recipe is easy to assemble and bake in the oven as you prep the rest of the meal on the stovetop.

To add some flavor variation you can try Greek roasted potatoes or balsamic vinegar roasted potatoes as well.

13. Broccoli With Cheese Sauce

Steam up some broccoli and cover it with this homemade cheese sauce from Salty Side Dish. This flavorful sauce will help your kids enjoy their broccoli too, which is always a plus.

14. Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts

These brown sugar brussels sprouts from Shaken Together Life (our sister site) are another sweet and savory side dish that will pair well with the flavors of the marsala sauce.

15. Double Cheese Baked Spaghetti Squash

This double-cheese baked spaghetti squash from A Mom’s Impression is perfect if you’re trying to keep the carbs low in your meal. Spaghetti squash resembles pasta when it’s cooked and makes a great substitution.

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