What to serve with pasta bake

These delicious sides are great to serve with a pasta bake. Check out lots of different side dishes, plus get more easy pasta bake recipes to make dinner time easy.

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What to serve with pasta bake

Pasta bakes are a hearty and warming meal, usually filled with a serving of meat and an abundance of vegetables. But if you want to add some variety to your dinner, a side dish or two will come in handy.
Green salad
The classic addition of green salad adds a pop of colour to your meal and definitely lightens things up. You could always keep it plain, but why not add more flavour with these salad ideas:
 
Bread
We love spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread, so there’s no reason it shouldn’t be a natural pair for a saucy or creamy pasta bake. And while you’re at it, dinner rolls or a slice of sourdough would work too.
 
Veggie sides
A few honey-glazed carrots or pot of bacon-y peas and mushrooms is a great way to pack an extra serve of veggies into your dinner.
 
Grain or legume salad
When you’re after something a little bit heartier than a green salad, delve into these options to kick it up a notch. They’re nice and filling but the tangy dressing stops the meal from becoming too rich.
 
 
More recipe ideas
Now that you have side ideas for your pasta bake, check out some delicious pasta bake recipes:
 
Play Video: Garlic, Herb & Cheese Pull Apart Bread
This pull-apart is made from egg bread, which makes these dinner rolls richer and more tender!
 
 
Play Video: Cheesy Monkey Bread
These cheesy little bites are perfect for swiping up any leftover sauce from your pasta bake.
 
 
Play Video: Roasted Pumpkin, Brussel Sprouts and Prosciutto with Egg
This side is great because you can pop these honey-mustard roasted veggies into the oven to cook at the same time as the pasta bake.
 
 
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