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What to Serve with Roasted Vegetables? 10 BEST Side Dishes

Roasted vegetables are our go-to for healthy, delicious sides. But what’s the best main dish to serve with them? We’ve got you covered with some fun ideas.

Thinking outside the box a little, how about a juicy grilled steak? It’s a classic for a reason. Another option could be some succulent baked chicken – it’s packed with flavor and super easy to prepare.

Maybe a savory lamb roast. There’s nothing like pairing tender meat with roasted veggies!

Roasted veggies are versatile and pair well with just about any main dish. So let’s get to the good stuff and see what mains will make your next meal unforgettable.

Top 10 Side Dishes for Roasted Vegetables

Here are our top 10 side dishes to serve with roasted vegetables:

DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyPrep Time
Grilled Steak with Chimichurri SauceSteak, parsley, garlic, olive oil, vinegarBright, herby, tangyModerate30 mins
Baked Lemon ChickenChicken, lemon, garlic, herbsBright, zesty, savoryEasy45 mins
Pork Tenderloin with Apricot GlazePork tenderloin, apricot jam, mustard, vinegarSweet, tangy, savoryModerate1 hour
Seared Salmon with Dill SauceSalmon, dill, sour cream, lemonRich, creamy, herbyModerate25 mins
Beef StroganoffBeef, mushrooms, sour cream, egg noodlesCreamy, savory, comfortingModerate1 hour
Herb-Crusted Lamb ChopsLamb chops, breadcrumbs, herbsEarthy, herbaceous, tenderModerate40 mins
Chicken ParmesanChicken, tomato sauce, mozzarellaCrispy, cheesy, saucyModerate1 hour
Baked Cod with BreadcrumbsCod, breadcrumbs, lemon, butterFlaky, buttery, crunchyEasy30 mins
Meatballs in Tomato SauceGround beef, breadcrumbs, tomato sauceSavory, comforting, saucyModerate1 hour
Pork Chops with Apple CompotePork chops, apples, onions, ciderSweet, tangy, tenderModerate45 mins

1 – Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Alright, gang, here’s the lowdown on grilled steak with chimichurri sauce. The steak is juicy and tender. The chimichurri pops with garlic and parsley.

The flavors mix perfectly. Chimichurri balances the savory meat with fresh zing. We had this last weekend, and it was a flavor fiesta. Trust us—we couldn’t stop eating it!

2 – Baked Lemon Chicken

We’re back with this zesty delight. Baked lemon chicken is tangy, juicy, and oh-so-simple. The lemon adds a refreshing zing that cuts through the richness of the chicken.

We tried it last week, and our taste buds danced. The citrus really balances the savory meat. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, it’s a crowd-pleaser.

3 – Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze

Pork tenderloin hits different with apricot glaze. The pork is tender and juicy, while the glaze is sweet and fruity.

The combo is a showstopper. We love how the apricot’s sweetness pairs with the savory pork. Tried it last night, and wow—we’re hooked.

The flavors dance perfectly. Savor every bite!

4 – Seared Salmon with Dill Sauce

Craving something sea-sational? Seared salmon with dill sauce is a knockout. The salmon is crispy outside, flaky inside. Dill sauce is creamy with a hint of citrus.

We whipped this up on Friday. It tasted fresh and light. The dill gave it a herby kick. Seriously, we couldn’t get enough. Perfect side for a summer evening.

5 – Beef Stroganoff

Craving comfort? Beef Stroganoff is rich, creamy, and ultra-satisfying. The sauce, with its velvety smooth texture, marries well with tender beef slices.

We made this on a chilly night, and it felt like a warm hug. The savory flavors are enhanced with mushrooms and onions. Perfect for those who love hearty dishes.

6 – Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops

Alright, so herb-crusted lamb chops—you’re in for a treat. The crust is bursting with rosemary, garlic, and thyme.

The meat is tender and juicy, while the herbs add a fresh kick. We tried this over the weekend, and it was mouth-watering.

A bit fancy, but totally worth it for a special dinner.

7 – Chicken Parmesan

So, chicken parmesan is our next star. This dish is flavorful and oh-so cheesy. We get crispy chicken, drenched in marinara, topped with melty mozzarella. It’s indulgent but easy.

The combination of tangy sauce and buttery cheese makes our mouths water. We tried it last week, and it was comfort food at its best. Just delicious!

8 – Baked Cod with Breadcrumbs

Baked cod with breadcrumbs is a crispy, golden delight. The cod is flaky, tender on the inside, with a breadcrumb crust that adds crunch.

We enjoyed this with a squeeze of lemon for fresh zestiness. Flavor-wise, it’s light but satisfying. The crust has a nutty hint, which elevates the simple fish taste.

We had it last Friday, and it was a hit. Perfect for a quick, tasty dinner.

9 – Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Okay. For real, we made these meatballs, and wow, the flavors pop! They’re juicy, savory, and swimming in rich tomato sauce.

The meatballs are packed with herbs. The sauce is tangy with a hint of garlic. We had them last night, and they were a hit.

Perfect for a cozy meal, they’re simple but tasty!

10 – Pork Chops with Apple Compote

Pork chops with apple compote—oh yes, it’s a winner. The chops are juicy, with a hint of rosemary.

The apple compote is sweet and tangy, adding a fruity zing.

We had this last Sunday. The sweetness of apples perfectly balances the savory pork.

A standout flavor combo. Bold and unexpected.