PIN FOR SIDE DISHES FOR MEATLOAF

20 BEST SIDE DISHES FOR MEATLOAF

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Looking for the perfect sidekick to your homemade meatloaf? Explore our collection of mouthwatering side dish recipes that’ll take your meatloaf experience to new heights!

Nothing says comfort food like a slice of homemade meatloaf. Am I right?! But let’s not forget about its trusty sidekick – the perfect side dish! Just imagine cutting into that savoury meatloaf and pairing it with something equally delicious.

Whether it’s vibrant veggies, crispy roasted potatoes or a healthy salad, the right side dish can elevate your meatloaf game to the next level. So whether you’re cooking up a storm for a family gathering or just craving some comfort food after a long day, these trusty side dishes are the perfect companions to your homemade meatloaf.

sliced of glazed meatloaf on a plate, more in the background

Need a good meatloaf recipe? Lucky for you, I have a few much loved ones to choose from on the blog: Glazed Turkey Meatloaf, Juicy Air Fryer Meatloaf and Keto Friendly Cheesy Bacon Meatloaf. Enjoy!

POTATOES

side view of a smashed potato on a parchment lined baking sheet with more

1. GARLIC BUTTER SMASHED POTATOES

Creamy potatoes smashed and roasted to golden perfection, then drizzled with garlic-infused butter for an irresistible flavour explosion. Whether you’re a potato lover or just craving some comfort food, these crispy, buttery spuds are sure to steal the show next to a slice of meatloaf!

crispy thin slices of potatoes garnished with fresh chopped parsley, salt and pepper on a sheet pan

2. CRISPY OVEN BAKED POTATO CHIPS

Get ready to crunch into pure potato perfection with these Crispy Oven Baked Potato Chips! Picture thinly sliced potatoes baked until golden and crispy, seasoned just right for that irresistible snack factor. Whether you’re a fan of classic comfort foods or simply craving something crunchy to complement your meatloaf, these homemade potato chips are guaranteed to satisfy in the most delicious way!

bowl of mashed potatoes with a spoon in it

3. 4 INGREDIENT MASHED POTATOES

Creamy potatoes whipped to perfection with butter, milk, salt and pepper for a classic comfort food staple that’s quick and easy to make. Whether you’re in a hurry or just craving some fluffy goodness to pair with your meatloaf, these mashed potatoes are guaranteed to hit the spot without any fuss!

crispy baked potato wedges in a bowl served with ketchup and garnished with fresh chopped parsley

4. RESTAURANT STYLE CRISPY POTATO WEDGES

Get ready to indulge in restaurant-quality comfort with these Crispy Potato Wedges! Picture golden-brown wedges seasoned to perfection, baked until irresistibly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Whether you’re serving up a cozy family dinner or hosting a casual gathering, these potato wedges will have everyone reaching for seconds alongside your mouth-watering meatloaf!

side view of a bowl of creamy potato salad with hard boiled egg, celery and herbs, halved lemon and fresh dill in the background

5. NO MAYO POTATO SALAD

Dive into a refreshing twist on a classic with this No Mayo Potato Salad! Tender potatoes tossed with a creamy Greek yogurt dressing, packed with fresh herbs and crunchy veggies for a burst of flavour in every bite. Whether you’re looking for a lighter side to accompany your meatloaf or just craving a summer-inspired side dish, this potato salad is sure to be a hit!

roasted and seasoned potatoes piled into a bowl

6. THE BEST GREEK LEMON ROASTED POTATOES

Get ready to transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean with these Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes! Picture golden potatoes roasted to crispy perfection, infused with zesty lemon, garlic, and good quality olive oil for an irresistible flavour explosion. Whether you’re longing for a taste of Greece or simply seeking a flavourful side dish for your meatloaf, these potatoes are guaranteed to steal the show at your dinner table!

parmesan fries with chopped parsley on a parchment lined baking sheet with sauces

7. EASY PARM FRIES

Get ready to take your meatloaf dinner to the next level with these Easy Parm Fries! Crispy golden hand cut fries sprinkled with savoury Parmesan cheese and aromatic herbs for an irresistible flavour combination. Whether you’re craving a crunchy snack or a delicious side dish, these fries are the perfect accompaniment to your hearty meatloaf meal, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings with every bite!

VEGGIES

hands holding a bowl of garlic butter mushrooms with parsley

8. GARLIC BUTTER SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS

Plump mushrooms sizzling in rich garlic-infused butter until golden and irresistibly flavourful. Whether you’re a mushroom enthusiast or just looking for a savoury side dish, these buttery sauteed mushrooms are sure to add a touch of gourmet deliciousness to your meal!

baked yellow cauliflower on a parchment lined baking sheet

9. TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

Add a pop of colour and flavour to your meatloaf dinner with this delicious Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower recipe! Imagine tender cauliflower florets roasted to perfection with aromatic turmeric, garlic, onions and a hint of spice. Whether you’re a veggie lover or just want to switch up your side game, this vibrant and flavourful dish is sure to steal the spotlight on your dinner table!

side view of prosciutto wrapped asparagus bundles on a plate with parmesan cheese and balsamic drizzle

10. PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Elevate your meatloaf dinner with these Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus spears! Crisp asparagus stalks are lovingly wrapped in salty prosciutto and roasted until tender and flavourful. Whether you’re a fan of savoury appetizers or just craving a gourmet side dish, these irresistible bundles are guaranteed to add a touch of elegance and deliciousness to your meal!

side view of sliced glazed carrots garnished with chopped fresh parsley in a bowl

11. SWEET AND TANGY GLAZED CARROTS

Spice up your meatloaf dinner with these Sweet and Tangy Glazed Carrots! Tender carrots bathed in a sticky-sweet glaze with a hint of tanginess, creating a flavour explosion in every bite. Whether you’re a veggie lover or just looking for a flavourful side dish, these glazed carrots are sure to add a pop of colour and excitement to your meal!

side view of a plate of creamy brussels sprouts and bacon with shallots, casserole dish with more in the background

12. CREAMY BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with these Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon! Tender Brussels sprouts are cooked to perfection, then tossed in a creamy sauce with crispy bacon for an irresistibly delicious side dish. Whether you’re a veggie enthusiast or simply craving some comfort alongside your meatloaf, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more!

caramelized bok choy on a plate with sesame seeds

13. CARAMELIZED BOK CHOY

Spice up your meatloaf dinner with this irresistible Caramelized Bok Choy! With tender leaves pan seared to perfection, this flavourful side dish adds excitement to any meal. Whether you’re a fan of Asian-inspired flavours or just looking to add some greens to your plate, Caramelized Bok Choy is sure to steal the spotlight at your next dinner!

side view of a bowl of coleslaw, spoons and creamy dressing in the background

14. CREAMY GREEK YOGURT COLESLAW

Elevate your meatloaf dinner with this mouthwatering Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw! With crisp cabbage and carrots tossed in a tangy Greek yogurt dressing, this refreshing and flavourful side dish is both creamy and nutritious. Whether you’re a coleslaw enthusiast or just looking to add some crunch to your plate, this option is sure to be a hit at your next meal!

cooked broccoli florets in a bowl with lemon zest and parmesan cheese

15. QUICK PARMESAN BROCCOLI

Spice up your meatloaf dinner with this Quick Parmesan Broccoli! With vibrant broccoli florets tossed in garlic-infused olive oil, roasted until tender and sprinkled with savoury Parmesan cheese for an extra kick of flavour, this dish is sure to impress. Whether you’re a veggie lover or just looking for a simple and delicious side dish, this quick and easy recipe is a perfect addition to your meal!

SALADS

bowl of spinach salad with sliced pears,red onions, walnuts and blue cheese, plate of walnuts and sliced red onion in the background

16. SPINACH SALAD WITH PEARS, WALNUTS AND BLUE CHEESE

Add some freshness to your meatloaf dinner with this Spinach Salad featuring Blue Cheese, Pears and Walnuts! Crisp spinach leaves tossed with sweet, juicy pears, crunchy walnuts and tangy blue cheese, all drizzled with a zesty vinaigrette. Whether you’re a salad aficionado or just craving a burst of flavour alongside your meal, this vibrant and satisfying dish is sure to become a new favourite on your dinner table!

side view of a plate of kale caesar salad with roasted chickpeas and creamy dressing, 2 forks on the plate, bowl of roasted chickpeas and parmesan in the background with a halved lemon, another plate of salad in the background

17. KALE CAESAR SALAD

Get ready to elevate your meatloaf dinner with this delicious Kale Caesar Salad! Crisp kale leaves are tossed in a creamy homemade Caesar dressing, topped with crunchy chickpeas and hemp seed “parmesan cheese”. Whether you’re a salad enthusiast or just looking for a flavourful side dish, this satisfying and nutritious salad is sure to add a burst of freshness to your meal!

big bowl of broccoli with shredded cheddar cheese, red onions, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, spoon behind bowl

18. BROCCOLI AND BACON SALAD

Spice up your meatloaf dinner with this irresistible Broccoli and Bacon Salad! With crisp broccoli florets tossed with crispy bacon bits, tangy red onions, and a creamy dressing for a flavor-packed bite, this salad is sure to satisfy. Whether you’re a fan of hearty salads or just craving a tasty side dish, this dish is sure to add a delicious twist to your meal!

a bowl of cucumbers in a spicy sauce with sesame seeds and green onions

19. SPICY ASIAN CUCUMBER SALAD

Spice up your meatloaf dinner with this zesty Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad! With crunchy cucumber slices marinated in a fiery blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chili flakes, this salad delivers a tantalizing burst of flavor in every bite. Whether you’re a fan of Asian cuisine or just looking for a refreshing and vibrant side dish, this salad is sure to add a kick of excitement to your meal!

side view of cauliflower florets in a bowl with bacon, celery and fresh chopped parsley in a creamy sauce

20. LOW CARB CAULIFLOWER ‘POTATO’ SALAD

Revamp your meatloaf dinner with this Low Carb Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad! Tender cauliflower florets perfectly mimic the texture of traditional potatoes, tossed with creamy dressing, crunchy celery and bacon for a guilt-free twist on a classic side dish. Whether you’re watching your carbs or just craving a lighter alternative, this flavourful salad is sure to satisfy your cravings without skimping on taste!

PIN FOR SIDE DISHES FOR MEATLOAF

So there you have it, a fantastic lineup of side dish recipes to complement your meatloaf dinners! From classic comfort foods like mashed potatoes and coleslaw to creative twists like turmeric-roasted cauliflower and spicy Asian cucumber salad, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just looking to shake up your weeknight meals, these tasty sides are sure to add a flavourful punch to your plate. I just know you’re going to love them as much as I do!

Don’t forget to tag #hiphipgourmet and @hiphipgourmet on social media if you make these recipes! I love to see your creations!

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