What to Serve With Stuffed Peppers: 17 Incredible Side Dishes

Stuffed peppers are one of those recipes that are near impossible to resist, and you can pretty much put anything in peppers.

It will somehow introduce you to a whole new world of flavor possibilities that you would never have thought you try before.

Also, they’re so good for you and your body, so why not experiment with fillings for your stuffed peppers?

What to Serve With Stuffed Peppers

When you’re making your stuffed pepper recipes, you also want an incredible side dish to accompany it down the metaphorical food heaven aisle.

You’ll be surprised how many side dishes go well with stuffed peppers when you get to the end of this article we’ve created just for you pepper lovers out there!

Cheese Platter 

You just can’t go wrong with a cheese platter, they’re delicious, include all your favorite cheeses, and crackers, and they’re the ultimate picky bits side dish that accompanies any main meal of the day!

A platter full of natural and amazing cheeses is exactly what your stuffed peppers are missing, so, get shopping and collect your favorite cheeses to make a beautiful selection of cheese.

Natural cheeses also have a mild sweetness to them that goes delightfully with stuffed savory peppers. 

Fresh Salad

Sometimes you just want a lighter side dish that isn’t going to stuff you much like you’ve stuffed those delicious peppers.

Salad is refreshing and full of everything your body loves, so why not serve it alongside something else your body loves?

If you’re stuffing your peppers with something like rice or potato, you’ll want something that is lighter on the side anyway so that your meal overall doesn’t leave you feeling stodgy.

Peppers are also a main part of salads so, it’s only natural to include a salad as the side dish to the main in this case!

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are so easy to cook and they cook in no time at all, so if you’re looking for something to go with your stuffed peppers on a whim.

This may be the perfect dish for you tonight!

If you’re someone who is only familiar with regular large white potatoes, check out smaller red potatoes because they are easier to cook, and they come out fluffier, and moister compared to their counterparts.

Their texture is moist, smooth, and creamy for a delightful side dish.

These potatoes are often advertised as “new potatoes” because they are harvested before they are fully grown, so they’re smaller in size and easier to work with.

Sweet Potato Fries

If you’re looking for something sweet and salted to accompany your marvelous stuffed peppers, why not try out some sweet potato fries?

They’re lights and sweeter than any other fries because of the potato used and they’re better for you overall in starch content. This recipe gives you legit crispy sweet fries too, not soggy and moist ones.

When it comes to fried you want something that is dry and light to taste. Also, no one can ever go wrong with fries as their side dish because they are incredible!

Simply cut yours into ¼ inch slices, toss them in with some olive oil and sea salt at 425 degrees for roughly 18 to 24 minutes. You’ll have them in no time at all.

Zucchini And Yellow Squash

This side dish is best served with peppers that have been stuffed with a meaty or dense filling because they’re so refreshing and light.

It’s the type of side dish we serve throughout the late summer because the vegetables are not only easy to get your hands on, but the recipe is easy and quick, which is something we value when the weather gets too hot to do anything!

And when you get to that time of day in the summer, nothing is worth getting up for, the sun makes you feel tired and exhausted.

Zucchini is just the vegetable you need to bring some life back into you!

Roasted Veggies

You just cannot beat the aromas and flavors from seasoned roasted vegetables, especially as an incredible side dish!

Simply fill a casserole dish full of your choice of vegetables, this could be zucchini, tomatoes, peppers (ironically), squash, onions, cucumbers, or carrots!

It doesn’t matter, as long as you bung them all into the dish, and season them well. Get your salt and pepper and any other spices you want on them, and sprinkle a dash of oil to get them going.

This should take you roughly 15 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake so what are you waiting for?


Why not spice up your stuffed pepper main meal with a side dish like no other? Artichokes have surprisingly subtle flavors that when roasted, release into the dish for your own mealtime enjoyment!

Especially if you live in a hotter climate, your vegetable bowl is pretty much stocked full of vegetables 24/7, so why not make use of some of them to pair with your delicious stuffed peppers.

They’ve got so much flavor and the more you roast them, the more flavors you’ll find yourself unearthing.

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that is underrated when it comes to side dishes and you don’t realize how good it is until you try it with your evening meal one night.

It’s best served with garlic, caramelized onions, olive oil, and parmesan cheese to really bring out the goodness in the cauliflower! 

Roasted Carrots

Roasted carrots are perfect for on the side with stuffed peppers, they’re sweet when roasted to perfection and the longer you roast them, the more flavors you release into the dish!

They naturally develop a deep concentrated flavor when roasted in the oven that makes them incredible by themselves. Actually, a weird fact for you, the center of a carrot is the sweetest part!

If you bite around the edges of a carrot, you can pull it apart and reveal the circular core inside, this core has deep concentrated flavors and is the secret to amazing roasted carrots every time.

Mushrooms With Garlic 

We couldn’t think of a better combination than stuffed peppers and sauteed mushrooms!

These mushrooms are the perfect side dish, their texture is exciting on the palette and their flavors, don’t even get us started.

Mushrooms have been roasted, fried, baked, stuffed, and cooked to perfection for a very long time and it’s no secret that we love them as a side dish.

We have a tendency to love them more as we age because as children, the texture of mushrooms has always been an unsettling one!

But if you can appreciate them for their flavors, then why not use them as an incredible side dish.


There’s not a person on this planet that would complain about having garlic bread as a side dish with stuffed peppers, because we are all garlic bread obsessed!

There’s just something about the taste of bread, cheese, and garlic that tickles out taste buds and we’re not complaining!

This recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and serves roughly 8 people so you’ll have plenty of garlic bread to go around.

Green Beans

This amazing green bean recipe makes for a delicious addition to any meal, and you’ll love it with your stuffed peppers tonight!

Green beans are universal and simple, many a time this is exactly what you need as a side dish because it keeps the palette simple on the slide, whilst you indulge in your fancy stuffed peppers.

Try adding bacon to your green beans to throw the balance of flavors around as bacon can really coat them well in juicy and rich aromas. 

Vegetable Fries

We all love fries, they’re guilty pleasures and sometimes just too hard to resist. But wouldn’t it be great to have a guilt-free alternative to them that is just as incredible, but with a lower fat and salt content?

Well, that’s where vegetable fries come into the picture to save the day!

For some reason, zucchini strips just make great fries and we’re not sure if it’s because of their crunch, or because they’re a blank canvas for baking and frying.

But we’re not going to complain either! And you would never have guessed that these fries in this recipe are baked and not fried.

Corn Grits

This side dish is also known as creamy polenta, it’s incredibly customizable and you can easily turn it sweet or savory to suit your preferences around your mealtime.

Why not try it sweet with stuffed peppers to mix up the flavors? Adding honey and butter can give you a fantastic cornbread treat too!

You’ll need fresh corn kernels, minced garlic cloves, olive oil, water, uncooked stone-ground grits, kosher salt, and regular salt, and this recipe serves 4 to 6 people so save some for another occasion if you wish to!

Corn Fritters

Here’s an easy one to tie you over this evening, try these corn fritters that are just delicious as a side dish with stuffed peppers! Simply fry them until they’re golden brown and you’re good to go!

Don’t forget a dollop of sour cream and garlic aioli on top for the ideal creamy and cooling element!

Fritters have that texture that is crispy, soft, and chewy at the same time which we don’t understand how something can be so amazing, but we don’t question it!


Yuca is a root vegetable that is similar to potatoes, they’re easy to boil and are delightful in texture and flavors.

They’re more of a subtle dish too so if your peppers are packed full to the brim of exotic and exciting flavors, maybe serving them with a side dish like yuca, is what you need to appreciate both dishes.

You’ll need yuca, peeled and sliced lengthways, salt, olive oil, diced onions, minced garlic cloves, and fresh lemon juice to make these and they’ll take roughly 30 minutes overall to serve up. 



Of course, beer had to be the last pick we have for your side dish choices! Sometimes with stuffed peppers, you just don’t need a side dish to accompany them because they’re fabulous on their own.

So, maybe a pint of beer will be more to your liking and you can wash down those delicious stuffed peppers in the right way!

Also, who doesn’t love a cold glass of brewed beer to finish off their day? 

Final Thoughts

Well, now you know every single side dish that would be perfect to serve with your stuffed peppers any day of the week, which were your favorites?

We personally think garlic bread may be the best go-to option because it’s so difficult to resist, so may as well indulge in it with a meal fit for a king!

We also think that every single recipe in this list complements stuffed peppers in their own unique way, you just have to try them all to find out which is best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Side Dishes To Serve With Stuffed Peppers?

We highly recommend serving any type of salad with stuffed peppers because it’s a subtle side dish!

Stuffed peppers can be rather filling and not a lot of people realize this, so why not try a salad to act as a refreshing component to a delicious and hearty main dish?

What Is Stuffed Peppers?

Essentially it’s exactly what it sounds like, you cut open your peppers,  make up a filling of your choice, and stuff them until they’re full to the brim!

Simply bake them in the oven until charred and you’re done. There’s no end to what you can stuff peppers with either, they just seem to complement everything, and if you don’t believe us try it out for yourselves.

Many people like to stuff them with rice, quinoa, different meats, and vegetables. 

What Goes Well With Bolognese Stuffed Peppers?

Well, ask yourself what you would usually serve with a bolognese? Vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, and onions are usually found in the dish so why not pair it with some great roasted vegetables?

Garlic bread is also an obvious one, you’d serve it with a bolognese at any restaurant or in your own home, so of course, it would go well with stuffed peppers too!

What to Serve With Stuffed Peppers: 17 Incredible Side Dishes

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It’s always great to have a diverse range of incredible side dishes to pair with your stuffed pepper. So, we’ve got 17 side dishes to choose from.


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