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What to Serve with Broccoli Casserole? 12 BEST Side Dishes

Alright folks, broccoli casserole is already a comfort food masterpiece. But what’s the perfect ensemble to serve with it? We’ve got you covered with 12 amazing side dishes.

Let’s spice it up a bit. We’ve all been there, looking at that broccoli casserole and thinking, “What goes well with this green goodness?” The answer is simpler than you think.

From crispy garlic bread to tangy coleslaw, we’ll give you plenty of ideas. Spice up dinner with everyone’s favorite mashed potatoes or maybe a fresh garden salad.

Top 12 Side Dishes for Broccoli Casserole

Here are our top 12 picks for what to serve with broccoli casserole:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyPrep Time
Garlic Roasted AsparagusAsparagus, garlic, olive oilSavory, garlickyEasy20 mins
Lemon-Parmesan OrzoOrzo, lemon, ParmesanBright, tangy, cheesyModerate30 mins
Balsamic Glazed Brussels SproutsBrussels sprouts, balsamic vinegarSweet, tangyEasy25 mins
Cheesy Cauliflower BitesCauliflower, cheese, breadcrumbsCreamy, cheesyModerate40 mins
Honey Roasted CarrotsCarrots, honey, spicesSweet, caramelizedEasy35 mins
Herbed Quinoa SaladQuinoa, herbs, vegetablesFresh, flavorfulEasy25 mins
Parmesan Roasted PotatoesPotatoes, Parmesan, herbsCrispy, cheesyEasy45 mins
Sautéed Spinach with GarlicSpinach, garlic, olive oilGarlicky, nutrient-denseEasy15 mins
Creamy Mashed Butternut SquashButternut squash, cream, butterCreamy, sweetModerate45 mins
Tomato and Cucumber SaladTomatoes, cucumbers, vinaigretteLight, refreshingEasy20 mins
Rosemary Focaccia BreadBread dough, rosemary, olive oilSavory, herbalModerate2 hours
Lemon-Dill Green BeansGreen beans, lemon, dillBright, herbaceousEasy25 mins

1 – Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Alright, so garlic roasted asparagus. We all know broccoli casserole is life, right? This is the perfect companion dish.

Asparagus spears drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with minced garlic. Roast them until golden. The garlic brings a punch of flavor, yet the asparagus stays crisp. Pro tip: Toss in a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

We love it because it’s easy and pairs perfectly. Impress your friends.

2 – Lemon-Parmesan Orzo

Orzo is like the fun cousin of pasta. Tiny rice-shaped pasta mixed with lemon zest, grated Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. It’s creamy, tangy, and a bit zesty.

We started making this one day when we wanted something different from rice. This dish is super easy to put together. Just boil the orzo, stir in lemon and cheese, and you’re all set.

3 – Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

These balsamic glazed Brussels are next level. We start with fresh sprouts, halved, and sprinkle them with sea salt and pepper.

Toss them in a balsamic reduction so they’re coated in tangy goodness. Roast until caramelized! The sweetness of the glaze balances perfectly with the slightly bitter sprouts.

We’ve found that it’s the perfect dish to impress guests. Plus, it’s super easy to make.

4 – Cheesy Cauliflower Bites

Let’s talk cheesy cauliflower bites. Picture little nuggets of cauliflower cloaked in melty Cheddar and Parmesan. We mix in garlic powder, breadcrumbs, and a hint of paprika for extra flavor.

Toss in an egg to bind, bake until golden. These are crisp outside, tender inside. Perfect blend of savory cheese and veggie goodness.

We love them as a snack or side. Quick, easy, and oh-so-satisfying.

5 – Honey Roasted Carrots

These carrots are sweet and savoury. We toss sliced carrots in honey, olive oil, and sea salt.

They roast until caramelized, bringing out a rich, sweet flavor. A little sprinkle of fresh thyme amplifies the taste.

We remember serving these at a family dinner. Everyone went for seconds. These carrots are an easy hit. They’re glossy and delicious.

6 – Herbed Quinoa Salad

We’ve got the best side dish for all you quinoa lovers out there. Herbed Quinoa Salad tastes fresh and vibrant with each bite. It’s packed with chopped parsley, cilantro, and mint.

For flavor, we add lemon juice, olive oil, and a dash of salt. Fresh herbs make it pop! We’ve found it’s perfect for a light summer meal or a cozy winter dinner.

7 – Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

You know those roasted potatoes that come out crispy on the outside but soft inside? That’s what we’ve got here. We coat diced potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, and shredded Parmesan.

Bake until they get that golden crust. The Parmesan melts, giving a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the soft potato.

Pro tip: sprinkle some fresh rosemary for extra aroma. We love serving it at family dinners. It’s always a hit.

8 – Sautéed Spinach with Garlic

Alright, so sautéed spinach with garlic. We all love a green side dish.

Ingredients are simple: fresh spinach, minced garlic, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Flavor is earthy, with a garlicky kick. We sauté spinach in hot olive oil until wilted.

It’s quick and flavorful. Garlic makes it tasty and savory!

We toss garlic in first. It’s a game-changer. Try it at any meal.

9 – Creamy Mashed Butternut Squash

We love creamy mashed butternut squash. This dish is all about smooth texture and rich flavor. Our recipe calls for roasted butternut squash, a touch of butter, and a splash of cream. The result? A silky, buttery mash that tastes slightly sweet and a bit nutty.

We like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. It brings out the natural sweetness and adds a cozy vibe. This dish is easy and perfect for any meal.

10 – Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Let’s chat about tomato and cucumber salad. Fresh, zesty and crunchy. This salad is a summer staple. We get plump tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, red onions, and juicy bell peppers.

Mix in some olive oil, red wine vinegar, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of sea salt and oregano. Bold flavors and refreshing crunch. It’s all about balance. We’ve made this for countless BBQs and it’s always a hit.

11 – Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Alright, let’s break down this rosemary focaccia bread for you. Crispy outside, fluffy inside. We start with simple ingredients: flour, yeast, water, olive oil.

The rosemary gives it a fragrant, savory kick. Bake until golden. It’s sheer comfort in every bite.

We remember making this for a family brunch. The aroma filled the house. It’s an easy bake and goes perfectly with broccoli casserole or any meal.

12 – Lemon-Dill Green Beans

Alright, so we snagged this lemon-dill green beans recipe. It’s fresh and zesty—just the thing to brighten up your meal. Ingredients: fresh green beans, lemons, and dill.

We boil green beans until tender. Then we toss them in lemon juice and a sprinkle of fresh dill. The flavor is vibrant and tangy. Adding lemon zest makes it pop.

We tried this during a family BBQ, and it was a surprise hit. Perfect for a light, refreshing side.