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What To Serve With Baked Potatoes – 39 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your baked potatoes, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for baked potatoes.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with baked potatoes are coconut chicken curry, broccoli and cheese casserole, or Mississippi pot roast. You can also serve Mexican beans, eggplant caponata, or a creamy coleslaw. For more refreshing options, try a minty snap pea salad or a simple green salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Coconut chicken curry


Try some culinary fusion and top your baked potato with a curry.

Any curry will work, but I like this creamy coconut chicken. 

It’ll be ready in 30 minutes, and it’s sauce is packed with flavor from ginger, garlic, and red curry paste.

Psst… try the sesame mango topping too, it adds a delightful sweetness.

Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

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Cheesy broccoli bake

Broccoli and cheese casserole is warm, comforting, and great for the winter season.

The creamy, cheese sauce is irresistible, so even broccoli haters will love this dish – I promise!

Want to add some protein? Try mixing some rotisserie chicken into the casserole.

Why we love this recipe: you can’t go wrong with classic flavor combinations.

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Tuna and sweetcorn salad

This is probably my favorite baked potato topping, so I couldn’t leave it out.

It will provide a cooling contrast to your steaming hot potato and it’s packed with protein.

Top it off with a sprinkle of grated cheese and you have a winning meal.

Why we love this recipe: it’s great for a quick lunch.

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Eggplant caponata

Eggplant caponata is a classic Italian spread that has a tangy side to it courtesy of the olives and capers.

It’s got a chunky texture and is usually served at room temperature, but it will taste great cold or hot too.

Psst… you can use the leftovers for a speedy pasta meal the next day.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a great vegetarian option.

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Sauteed mushrooms

Highlight the deep, umami flavors of mushrooms by sauteing them in a balsamic glaze.

The juices will collect in the pan and create a sticky sauce that you can drizzle all over the baked potato.

Pro tip: make sure the mushrooms are dry before adding them to the pan, otherwise they won’t caramelize properly.

Why we love this recipe: it transforms a simple ingredient into something super tasty.

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Chili con carne

Chili con carne is a classic baked potato topping.

Not only does it bring a comforting heat, but it’s also a great budget meal that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied.

It’s ideal for meal prepping too because you can easily make a double batch, freeze, and reheat for an on-the-go meal.

Why we love this recipe: it’s gives instructions for a vegetarian version too.

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Minty snap pea salad

Looking for something a little lighter? Try this snap pea salad.

You can throw it together in just 10 minutes, and you get a crunchy texture from the snap peas, some creaminess from the mozzarella, and a sharp bite from the mustard dressing.

Plus a big dose of freshness from the mint.

Why we love this recipe: there’s something so summery about mint and peas.

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Mississippi pot roast 

Mississippi pot roast is simple, but don’t let this fool you into thinking it’s boring.

It only has 6 ingredients (plus some seasoning), but every single one brings something to the table.

Especially the pepperoncinis which give the stew a uniquely tangy flavor.

Why we love this recipe: it can be adapted to a slow cooker, stovetop, or instant pot.

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Creamed spinach

Add a cheesy touch to your baked potatoes with a spoonful or two of creamed spinach.

The rich, buttery sauce is hard to resist, so it’s a great way to sneak some greens into picky eaters.

Pro tip: if you want a thinner sauce, swap out the heavy cream for reduced fat milk and Greek yogurt.

Why we love this recipe: you can use fresh or frozen spinach.

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Mexican style beans

Give your baked potatoes a Mexican spin and load them up with guacamole, corn, beans, pico de gallo, and sour cream.

Everyone knows how to make guacamole, so I’ve opted for an example of Mexican beans here.

The saucy beans are flavored with cumin, cayenne pepper, and cilantro.

Why we love this recipe: it’s easy on the wallet.

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Simple green salad

This green salad is light as they come.

You can serve it on the side of your baked potato to help balance out whatever heavy toppings you’ve used. 

Or you can use it as the topping (make sure the potato is extra buttery if you do this).

Pro tip: add some parmesan and parma-ham to the mix for an upmarket baked potato.

Why we love this recipe: you only need 6 ingredients and 15 minutes.

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Creamy coleslaw

A warm and soft baked potato doesn’t need anything fancy to be delicious.

A simple creamy coleslaw will do the trick!

And don’t be afraid to mix things up – an extra shredded carrot will add more color while some minced jalapenos would bring some spice.

Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect if you’re serving a crowd.

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Pesto chicken salad

Pesto pasta is a well loved classic.

And this is the potato version!

Stuff the salad into your baked potato for a quick, tasty meal.

Why we love this recipe: you’ll learn how to make homemade pesto.

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Vegetarian and vegan sides to serve with baked potatoes

Some good vegetarian or vegan sides to serve with baked potatoes include a tofu or chickpea curry, lentils, a bean chili, barbecue pulled jackfruit, a Mexican bean salad, mushroom stew, ratatouille, or a vegan slaw.

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What To Serve With Baked Potatoes

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your baked potatoes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: baked potato side dishes, what to serve with baked potato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 93kcal


  • 1 portion baked potato


  • Prepare your baked potato according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: coconut chicken curry, cheesy broccoli bake, tuna and sweetcorn salad, eggplant caponata, sauteed mushrooms, chili con carne, minty snap pea salad, Mississippi pot roast, creamed spinach, Mexican style beans, simple green salad, creamy coleslaw, and pesto chicken salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 93kcal

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