What to Serve with Stuffed Peppers: 17 Incredible Side Dishes


I wonder what to serve with stuffed peppers? Then you’ve come to the right place!

When I was a kid, stuffed peppers were one of my favorite dishes. Green peppers stuffed with beef, rice and topped with tomato sauce and cheese sauce.

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It couldn’t be better.

Plus, you can make them any way you want. Feel free to fill your peppers with the combinations you prefer.

The variety of meats, cheeses, beans, vegetables, herbs and spices you can add to this classic comfort food is endless.

And while I still love the idea of eating stuffed peppers, you can’t call it a meal without at least one companion.


But what to serve with a timeless classic that is already full of deliciousness? Don’t worry about it. I have a whole list of great ideas that will go perfectly with your main course.

Here are 17 side dishes that will make your stuffed peppers an unforgettable meal.


1. Turn

Especially if you’re stuffing the peppers with heavy starches like rice or potatoes, opt for a lighter side dish.

What could be easier than a crisp, fresh salad? Not only are they nutritious and delicious, but they also offer a wide variety of salads! Here are a few of them:

  • Make a Greek salad with chickpeas, cucumbers, basil and tomatoes in a balsamic vinaigrette.
  • A salad that combines rich, buttery avocado with crunchy cucumber? It looks fantastic! It’s even tastier with tomatoes and cilantro.
  • How about a bowl of tomato, cucumber and cheese salad with a creamy ranch dressing?
  • Or a bright and tangy coleslaw?
  • Or maybe a plate of arugula with feta in a lemon sauce? Yummy!


All of these options make a great healthy side dish to complement your main course.

2. Cheese plate

A platter of natural cheeses will give your peppers an unusual and elegant touch. Natural cheeses have a mild sweetness, so they go well with spicy peppers.

Plus, it looks phenomenal! Have fun assembling the dish with the cheeses and crackers of your choice! Don’t forget to use room temperature cheese, please!

3. Potatoes

If your peppers aren’t starchy, serve them with something savory, like potatoes!

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However you prepare them, potatoes are delicious and are sure to please you and your guests. Here are some great ways to serve them:

  • Season the potato slices with rosemary and garlic, drizzle with olive oil and fry until brown and crispy.
  • Bake potatoes in paprika to make them crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
  • Fry thin (or thick) potato strips in basil and butter.
  • Cook them whole and butter them!

4. French fries

If you’re looking for something sweet and salty, the fries are perfect! Without the guilt of regular fries.

Cut your sweet potatoes into quarter inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-24 minutes. Turn around from time to time.

It is important that you cut your slices fairly thin. Thick fries never get nice and crispy.

5. Courgettes and yellow squash

If you’re serving vegetables as a main course anyway, why not as a side dish?

Bell pepper, zucchini and yellow squash are a trio that even non-vegetarians will enjoy.

So go ahead and suck on that beautiful zucchini and yellow squash for a good old fashioned side dish.

6. Fried vegetables

For cooking vegetables, roasting is the ideal solution. It brings out all their beautiful flavors and aromas and caramelizes them to perfection.

Here are some roasted vegetables that go well with stuffed peppers.

7. Artichokes

Artichoke is another vegetarian flavor for stuffed peppers, especially flavored with lemon and garlic. Then, roast those bad boys to enhance the flavor even more. It’s lovely.

8. Cauliflower

Prepare the natural sweetness of cauliflower by roasting it, then adding creamy Parmesan cheese and fragrant garlic. Or, if you want a little spice, add curry powder. Oh, la-la-la!

9. Carrots

Carrots are great no matter how you cook them. How about spicing them up with cinnamon, red pepper flakes, cumin, paprika and turmeric, then roasting them?

You get a side dish so delicious you might forget the peppers!

10. Mushrooms

Imagine this: Mushroom poppers seasoned with a little salt, pepper and garlic, then fried to perfection. Talk about a celebration of perfection.

11. Bread

Bread is good for everything, and stuffed peppers are no exception.

The crunchy, tender texture and mild sweetness are a perfect balance to the richness of your peppers.

Not only do the flavors complement each other, but they make this bread a perfect flavor cleanser.

A simple toasted garlic bread is more than enough to round out a meal, but a warm, puffed pita is also a great option!

12. Green beans

But not just the usual sauteed green beans. Give crunchy vegetables an Asian twist by seasoning them with soy sauce, mirin and toasted sesame seeds!

13. Vegetarian fries

We can’t talk about fries without mentioning their sweet alternative – delicious sweet potato fries.

They are delicious, filling and easy to make! Just season with ground cumin, salt and pepper and fry.

And speaking of alternatives to fries, how about zucchini fries in the oven? They are much healthier and taste great!

Oh, and they also make a great side dish for stuffed peppers.

14. Maize flour

This dish is also known as creamy polenta and can be easily adapted. You can turn it to the sweet or savory side, depending on your taste for stuffed peppers.

Add cheese and paprika for a smooth, creamy polenta. You can also add a little honey and butter and you have a corn dough treat!

15. Corn pancakes

Speaking of corn, here’s another idea: Corn fritters. Roast them golden brown and you have a sweet, creamy, cheesy treat that goes perfectly with stuffed peppers. These cakes are to die for!

16. Yuka

Want to give your stuffed peppers a Cuban flavor? Be careful. Boil a few yokis and you’re done!

17. Bear

And finally, I don’t want to end this list without a drink. As far as drinks go, a glass of cold beer is perfect for surrounding your stuffed dough with a peppery meal.

The bitterness of the beer blends very well with the natural sweetness of the peppers.



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What about Reddit stuffed peppers?

Mashed potatoes, or broccoli, or green beans. The green salad is good too. The lunch sandwiches are excellent with stuffed pepper sauce.

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