Sausage and Peppers sounds like a contemporary, restaurant-style meal but it is so easy to make it at home. It is a crowd-pleaser dish that goes well at breakfast, lunch, and dinner times. The recipe is easy, but the question is, what sides to serve with this amazing main dish? So we tried out some amazing sides and shortlisted Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, Creamy Coleslaw, Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter, and 26 others. Let us get our hands on some tantalizing sides to serve an amazing table appearance.
Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes
Since Sausage and Peppers is a Protein based entree, carb-rich foods go best with it. So if you are not on a weight loss diet, this creamy and buttery side can be your next favorite comfort food.
What makes the mashed potatoes tasty is to boil the potatoes in chicken broth or stock infused with herbs and spices. Mash them with cream, butter, chopped green onions, and garlic.
Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes can also make an interesting side with braised chicken, beef undercut steaks, or mutton chops. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus takes on new flavors quickly and makes interesting flavor blends with additional ingredients. Roasting enhances the natural vegetable flavor and infuses it with the aroma of garlic.
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus does not require many spices. Simple kosher salt and black pepper work wonders. Garnish it with loads of parmesan and try setting it under a grill for 2 to 3 minutes to get a nice, melted cheesy top.
The side goes best with Sausage and Peppers because it lends a crunchy texture and flavor to the overall meal.
Coleslaw is now not just a simple side. It makes a creamy, hearty meal with mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard paste, apple cider vinegar, and seasoned salt. You can also serve it as a complete meal on a hot summer afternoon.
The cabbage and carrots make the coleslaw crunchy and nutritious. It also fills up the veggie portion of the meal, so keep this vegetarian side as a must-have on your menu.
The reason it goes best with Sausages and Pepper is that it is creamy, and complements the texture and flavor of the main meal.
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter
What main dish does not go with the Grilled Corn on the Cob? Everything tastes better with some grilled corn. But grilling it along with some herb butter gives it an amazing buttery flavor and aroma of the herbs.
Since it is a universal, tasty, and healthy side dish, it goes well with sausages and peppers, especially if served at lunchtime.
This side dish is gluten-free and vegan-friendly, so you can safely take this to a potluck party or outdoor barbecue party. Children and adults equally love this, so it might disappear sooner than the main course!
Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini noodles or Zoodles, are a new trend in gluten-free and low-cal diets. So if you love noodles with every meal, try these Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles for a unique flavor burst.
Cooke din olive oil and flavored with garlic, red chili flakes, and Parmesan cheese, this side dish complements the protein-based main meals.
So next time you are serving Sausages and Peppers at a nice dinner party, do sneak in a bowl of these Zoodles and watch the guests gulping them down. They are so tasty!
Homemade Garlic Bread
Although we all love some garlic bread from our favorite cafes, it is no rocket science to make some at home. All you need is a long loaf of French bread, some olive oil, garlic, and salt.
If you want to lower the caloric content, you can use lesser quantities of cheese or completely omit it. But Garlic bread only tastes authentic with lots of cheese on it.
Try sprinkling oregano and Italian seasoning before setting it under the grill. These herbs enhance the primary flavor of garlic bread, making it fit to serve with soups and stews.
Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries
What is a better way to enjoy fries than baking them in an oven? It makes this popular snack a low-cal, healthier side to serve with your main meals.
The real magic ingredients are high-quality russet potatoes, olive oil, some garlic, and lots of parmesan. It might take more than 30 minutes to prepare, but the wait is worth it.
Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries are my favorite to serve with Chargrilled Beef Burgers, Napoleon Chicken, Sausages Peppers, etc. You do have to make a lot of them because they are everyone’s favorite.
Lemon Garlic Green Beans
Sometimes the main meals become too hearty, and the sides have to be just light and easy on the digestive system/ Lemon Garlic Green Beans make a light, low-cal, and fun side dish.
The beans are sauteed in olive oil and a bit of garlic along with kosher salt and black pepper. Lemon juice gives a zesty tang to them and makes them taste refreshing.
The good thing about green beans is that they detox the body and are good for heart health. They are also rich in calcium, so be sure to include a tasty green bean dish in your menu.
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
Cant enjoy fully loaded, creamy mashed potatoes? Have to avoid the delicious mac and cheese? No problem. A healthy alternative is the Cheesy Cauliflower baked casserole, which still has lower calories than many hearty dishes.
This hearty casserole becomes a perfect complementary side with the sausages and peppers, in terms of flavor and spice level. But usually, I like to enjoy it as it is a comfort food on a cold winter evening.
Creamy Polenta with Parmesan
Craving for something simple, creamy, and delicious? Try this Creamy Polenta with Parmesan which serves as a perfect side with sauteed vegetables, meatballs, barbecue, or sausages.
This polenta is soft, creamy, hearty, and full of nutrition. The cooking method is easy to follow, making it possible to make it within 30 to 40 minutes.
You only require a few basic ingredients to make this recipe. Try it out and you might end up having a new all-time favorite side.
Buttered Egg Noodles
If you work mostly with homemade noodles, this is just the recipe for you.
The buttered egg noodles can serve as a wonderful side to Sausages and Peppers if you are serving the meal for breakfast. Butter makes the overall appearance of the dish hearty, and it’s a nutritious, high-cal meal.
The recipe gets ready within 15 minutes, so if you have no other idea popping up in your mind, use 3 to 4 simple ingredients to pull off this yummy side dish.
Italian Pasta Salad
When all else fails, pasta works so if you have nothing else to put to the table, try this Italian Pasta Salad. You can add as many vegetables as you like, but the basics are bell peppers, tomatoes, black olives, etc.
Be sure that you are not using any tube-shaped pasta as the small chunks of veggies get stuck in them. The best to use is fusilli or rotini.
What introduces tang to this pasta salad is its zesty dressing. It has vinegar and Dijon mustard which makes the entire salad pop with flavor.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Chickpea Salad is a popular side dish in Asian and Middle Eastern Cuisines. The main reason is that it is a vegetarian, low-cal, and high-fiber meal. This is why people from all age groups and following all diets can enjoy it.
The Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with a lot of vegetables. Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, bell peppers, and red wine vinegar makes the flavors pop. If you are not on a strict vegan diet, u can add feta cheese to it too.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic
Simple roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic also make a great side, but the addition of some balsamic vinegar packs the entire meal with flavor. It requires just seven simple ingredients, and 15 minutes to prepare.
The side is a classic to serve with Sausages and Peppers to make the meal balanced in terms of flavor and texture. The secret to its incredible flavor blend is the avocado oil and a bit of fresh garlic paste, making it garlicky, crisp, and delicious.
Creamy Cucumber Salad
For a typical hot afternoon, Creamy Cucumber Salad is a kind of rescue meal. Not only is it refreshing, but also hearty enough to serve as it is, without any side.
However, since it is a salad, you can serve it with Asian Rice Pilaf, Baked Chicken, Barbecue, or Sausages and Peppers. Add a bit of cilantro and parsley for a pop of color and a refreshing taste.
You can make it creamy and hearty without adding to the caloric count, by using mashed avocados and low-fat mayo.
Classic Caesar Salad
A good Caesar Salad is all about crisp and cold lettuce, some dreamy creamy dressing, and freshly made croutons. Use fresh lemon juice and one clove of garlic to make the flavors a bit bold.
The reason this Caesar Salad is a popular choice to serve with main meals is that it is simple and easy to make. It also requires minimal ingredients.
Top it with some cow cheese to make it more hearty and increase the protein content.
Spinach and Orzo Salad
Since Orzo Pasta has been in trend, many new salads and sides have become popular. Spinach and Orzo Salad is a tasty, healthy, and vegetarian side that includes a lot of nourishing superfoods.
The basic ingredients are Spinach, pine nuts, orzo pasta, olives, red onions, and feta cheese. You can also add a tangy dressing to the salad made up of balsamic vinegar.
Serve it with your Sausage and Peppers meal to complete the menu and achieve a balance of flavors.
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe
I do have to admit that I usually do not like to have green vegetables. The taste is somewhat bland and they make boring old sides. But the Sauteed Broccoli Rabe is somewhat of an exception.
Sauteeing the broccoli rabe in garlic along with chili flakes gives it a pop of flavor and reduces the bitterness. This easy and healthy meal forms an elegant side dish to present with almost any main course.
Just don’t make it too mushy. Well-done broccoli rabe offers an excellent flavor and texture for your summer afternoon meal.
Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
Preparing a side with just carrots and a few basic ingredients? Might sound intimidating, but this recipe is too easy and quick. Even a beginner can follow it to make a restaurant-style side.
Garlic Butter is a delicious condiment to glaze the carrots before roasting them. It also brings out the flavor of vegetables and makes an overall healthy meal.
Try serving it with your Thanksgiving meal or take it to a potluck dinner, as it goes with almost every main course.
Talk about a beautiful, most delicious, most healthy, and easiest-to-make salad! Yup, it’s the Classic Caprese Salad. Since it requires no cooking at all, you can make it just before you serve to retain the freshness of tomatoes.
Fresh mozzarella, olive oil, and fresh basil leaves not only make the flavor pop up but also make the salad look like an Italian flag on the plate.
This fresh summertime salad is a versatile one. You can make it at barbecue parties, regular summer afternoon meals, and on any outdoor picnic.
Herb Roasted Potatoes
I always state that Roasting results in more tender potatoes than boiling. They get a nice, crisp, and golden exterior and a buttery soft interior.
The best potato variety for this recipe is the Yukon Golden, which is neither too starchy nor too waxy. This way they do not get mushy and stay just the right texture.
The best and most conveniently available herbs to season the potatoes are parsley, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. But do add turmeric and paprika if you want a spicier version.
Lemon Butter Pasta
When you have no time and energy to prepare a fancy side dish, this recipe comes to the rescue. Not only does it require minimal ingredients but also it is prepared within 15 minutes.
Simply add lemon juice, garlic, salt, and chili flakes to olive oil and saute. Stir fry the boiled pasta and serve with your favorite main course.
The main reason we advise serving it with Sausages and Peppers is that both recipes are children’s favorites. So it makes a completely lovable meal for your kids’ parties too.
Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Name one dish which does not go well with vegetable skewers! There is none! Everything tastes a little better and becomes more nutritious when you serve it with some grilled vegetable skewers.
The recipe has no special ingredients. Just whatever vegetables you like in whatever seasonings you prefer. Grill them so they become tender on the inside and get a nice, grilled appearance.
Couscous with Grilled Summer Vegetables
This Couscous dish includes a variety of vegetables, both grilled and fresh. The toasted scent of onions, zucchini, and corn complements the texture of fresh red tomatoes and parsley.
To give it a summer-friendly flavor that makes it pop, we also add feta cheese. Drizzle some olive oil and lemon mixed dressing over the top.
You can also make this salad ahead of time and refrigerate as it can also be eaten cold. It also stays good in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Tomato and Bread Salad (Panzanella)
Panzanella has long been eaten without tomatoes until the 16th century when tomatoes were cultivated in Europe. So a classic Panzanella is a bread salad with some vegetables.
Aside from tomatoes, it gets its flavor and crunch from red onions, lettuce, and cucumbers. It is a classic, summertime salad recipe and comes in handy when you don’t feel like eating much in the blazing heat.
This bread salad is a low-cal and highly nutritious salad. It is one of the best side dishes to serve with Sausages and Peppers.
Grilled Romaine Salad with Caesar Dressing
Another simple and easy recipe is a Grilled Romaine Salad. It is different from the Caeser Salad because it has crispy pancetta or slices of grilled baguette along with lemons. Just be sure to use fresh romaine, which is the heart of this recipe.
It is an easy side to serve at outdoor barbecue parties. You can serve it either hot or cold as per preference.
Use the classic anchovy paste as used in Caesar salad. If you do not like it, you can substitute it with Worcestershire sauce.
White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip with Crudités
If a rainbow on a platter had a face, it would be crudites. The fact which makes it interesting to make this side is that you can use any vegetables. Beetroots, carrots, green beans, cucumbers, etc.
The white beam and roasted garlic dip is a thick, creamy, and bold-flavored one. It is best for vegan diets, gluten-free and low-cal meals.
Serve this colorful side along with Sausages and peppers to make your entire meal a hit.
Provolone and Olive Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
If you are in search of a simple recipe for a side, appetizer, or snack, this one works well. Make it while the fresh cheery tomatoes are in season.
This recipe requires minimum time in the kitchen, a few ingredients, and no cooking. si simply load the cheese and olives inside the cherry tomatoes and garnish.
This creamy, red delight will not only make your children devour them but also anyone who is a picky eater in the family.
30 Must-Try Sides for Sausage and Peppers
- Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes
- Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
- Creamy Coleslaw
- Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter
- Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
- Homemade Garlic Bread
- Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries
- Lemon Garlic Green Beans
- Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
- Creamy Polenta with Parmesan
- Buttered Egg Noodles
- Italian Pasta Salad
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Classic Caesar Salad
- Spinach and Orzo Salad
- Sauteed Broccoli Rabe
- Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
- Caprese Salad
- Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Lemon Butter Pasta
- Grilled Vegetable Skewers
- Couscous with Grilled Summer Vegetables
- Tomato and Bread Salad Panzanella
- Grilled Romaine Salad with Caesar Dressing
- White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip with Crudités
- Provolone and Olive Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
How to Make?
- Select any one of the best sides for Sausage and Peppers.
- Gather all the required ingredients.
- Start making the recipe and follow the instructions carefully.
- I hope you've made the side under 30 minutes.