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What To Serve With Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – 11 Tasty Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your buffalo chicken meatballs, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for buffalo chicken meatballs.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with buffalo chicken meatballs are celery and carrot salad, hoagie rolls, mac and cheese, and blue cheese mash. You can also serve a side of cheese-stuffed celery, coleslaw, or a wedge salad. A crudites platter is a great option for a party.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Cheese-stuffed celery 

Celery is a traditional pairing for buffalo chicken – but why not make things a little more interesting by stuffing the celery with some pimento cheese.

It requires minimal effort – all you need is 15 minutes, and it’s sure to wow your guests.

You get all the crunch and the freshness from the celery, plus a little extra flavor boost.

Check out my recipes for the full guide.

Hoagie rolls

Turn your buffalo chicken meatballs into a tasty lunch with some hoagie rolls.

The rolls are soft, chewy, and will be totally irresistible once you melt some cheese over the meatballs.

And you don’t have to be scared of making your own with this homemade hoagie roll recipe – it’s very easy to follow.

Creamy coleslaw

Buffalo chicken meatballs are an ideal make-ahead dish.

And so is this 5-minute coleslaw.

It tastes best when you let the mixture sit for at least two hours before serving because this gives all the flavors time to meld. 

A cool and creamy coleslaw is just what you need after some sticky, spicy meatballs.

Cucumber carrot celery salad

Add a pop of color to your plate with a cucumber carrot and celery salad.

The crunchy combination of cucumber and celery is super refreshing.

The carrot brings some sweetness, and then everything is tied together with an acidic lemon vinaigrette, which cuts through the richness of the meatballs. 

This cucumber carrot celery salad is perfect for summer.

Blue cheese mashed potatoes

Are you team blue cheese or team ranch?

I’m team blue cheese.

But why not try something new and instead of putting the blue cheese in a dip – put it in some mashed potatoes!

Fluffy, creamy mash makes a delicious bed for meatballs and it couldn’t be easier to make with this recipe

Psst… here’s a ranch mash recipe for the blue cheese haters.

Zucchini noodles

Zucchini noodles are a fun way to add some veggies to your plate.

They’re a low-carb alternative to pasta and have a lightness to them, which is the perfect contrast to heavy buffalo meatballs.

You can pan-fry them, steam them, or just eat them raw – it’s up to you.

I prefer to have them al dente because the more you cook them, the more watery they can become.

Learn all the best tips and tricks from wholesome yum.

Veggie mac and cheese

Now onto the opposite of light, but everyone needs to indulge sometimes!

Serve your buffalo chicken meatballs alongside a veggie mac and cheese for some classic comfort food.

The cheese sauce mellows out the spicy kick of the buffalo sauce and the whole thing just works.

This veggie mac and cheese may become your new favorite.

Cilantro lime cauliflower rice

Take a low-carb route and serve cilantro lime cauliflower rice with your meatballs.

The zesty flavor and freshness of this rice will contrast with the spice from your buffalo chicken making it a perfectly balanced meal.

You can buy pre-riced cauliflower to save you time, but this recipe from Lisa will take you through how to make your own.

Of course, you could use regular rice too.

Wedge salad

This wedge salad is made extra flavorful with additions such as bacon, eggs, and blue cheese (sorry again blue cheese haters!).

But what really elevates this salad is the finger-licking good black pepper buttermilk dressing. 

Serve this unique loaded wedge salad alongside your buffalo meatballs for a fun dinner.

Crudite platter

Celery and carrot sticks are the traditional pairing for buffalo-flavoured-things… but you don’t have to stop there.

A big crudites platter will also look amazing on your table and cater to everyone’s taste.

Radish, cucumber, peppers, asparagus, endive, and grapes would be must-haves on my platter.

Plus of course, some blue cheese and ranch dips.

Try this ultimate crudites platter from the feed feed.

Smokey creamed kale

This creamed dish uses kale instead of the traditional spinach, but dare I say it’s actually better?

The bitterness of the kale offsets the creamy sauce, giving you a perfectly-balanced bite. 

And the smoked paprika in the cream sauce adds another layer of flavor. 

Want a taste?

Check out Faith Durand’s smoky creamed kale recipe.

The best side dishes to serve with buffalo chicken meatballs

  • Cheese-stuffed celery
  • Hoagie rolls
  • Creamy coleslaw
  • Cucumber carrot celery salad
  • Blue cheese mashed potatoes
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Veggie mac and cheese
  • Cilantro lime cauliflower rice
  • Wedge salad
  • Crudite platter
  • Smokey creamed kale

What To Serve With Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your buffalo chicken meatballs.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken meatball side dishes, what to serve with buffalo chicken meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 161kcal


  • 1 portion buffalo chicken meatballs


  • Prepare your buffalo chicken meatballs according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside them.
  • Side dishes include: cheese-stuffed celery, hoagie rolls, creamy coleslaw, cucumber carrot celery salad, blue cheese mashed potatoes, zucchini noodles, veggie mac and cheese, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, wedge salad, a crudite platter, and smokey creamed kale.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 161kcal

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