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What To Serve With Frittata – 20 Best Side Dishes

This was updated on the 10th of September 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your frittata, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 20 of the most popular side dishes for a frittata.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with frittata are hash browns, cheese and bacon muffins, baked beans, or a tossed green salad. I also really like fried potatoes and bacon, kale crisps, and sliced avocado. Frittata and coleslaw make a great lunch option.

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.

Brunch Favorites

Frittata is hearty enough on its own, but what’s a Saturday brunch without other favorite dishes? And don’t worry about indulging — you deserve a treat from time to time!

Baked Hash Browns

5.0 ⭐️ (15 ratings) | 40 mins

In my household, you can’t serve a frittata without hash browns. The crunchy, salty potato goodness is exactly what your brunch needs to make it complete.

Hash browns are typically pan-fried, but I love baking them, like with this recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen. It’s less hassle and the hash browns are still crisp, without the excess oil!

And don’t forget the dipping sauce. Ketchup is a classic, but you can also try salsa verde if you want to switch things up.

What readers are saying…

These were delicious, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – my kids loved them.

These turned out so great, and they are so simple. I did the parboiling option. This is my first time making hash browns and I’m so happy with how they turned out.

These were absolutely delicious! I made these when my brother was craving hash browns, and the whole family loved it :). Nobody could tell it was vegan either!

🍠 Sweet Potato Hashbrowns
😇 Zucchini Hash Browns

Cheese and Bacon Muffins

5.0 ⭐️ (28 ratings) | 20 mins

Muffins are one of my favorite foods to eat in the morning. They make a great on-the-go finger food, much like frittatas. 

And one of my go-to’s is cheese and bacon muffins. They’re budget-friendly and are always a guaranteed hit among all ages.

Pssst… not a bacon fan? No worries, you can swap it for deli ham or even leave it out and make these an all-cheese muffin.

What readers are saying…

“Kids absolutely LOVE these (and I do too) Super easy. And easy to make gluten free too – just substitute the flour with your favourite GF flour.”

“I just made this recipe. Oh wow!! So delicious. I added a bit of cayenne. Thank you so much!”

“5 stars – made these for the first time, and the easy recipe not only worked it tasted fantistic – we enjoyed them warm straight from the oven.”

🥦 Broccoli and Cheese Breakfast Muffins
🏃‍♀️ Savory Keto Muffins

Baked Beans

4.8 ⭐️ (31 ratings) | 3 hrs 30 mins

Baked beans provide the perfect base for a rich, saucy breakfast, and you can use your frittata to mop up all the tasty sauce.

You could opt for canned baked beans, but they’re nowhere near as good as the homemade version. It has molasses, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard so you can imagine how much depth of flavor they have. 

Pro tip: Add some hash browns to the plate for a satisfying meal.

What readers are saying…

Delicious and so easy to make! I did not have a can of northern white beans so I used cannellini beans.

“…still cooking for the holiday… they are not quite done but I snuck a spoonful for a taste and yummy! Nice and smoky and tender. Followed the recipe, omitting the bacon.”

Best baked beans ever! No bacon since I am veg. I will never make beans another way – just as you said, why heat up the kitchen leaving the stove on for hours?

🥣 Homemade Heinz Baked Beans
🍅 White Beans in Tomato Sauce

Fried Potatoes and Bacon

Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins

Fried potatoes and bacon are the ultimate comfort food, and you can’t go wrong with serving them with frittata.

I love how the crispy potatoes contrast with the soft texture of a frittata. And the fact that they’re cooked in bacon fat takes the flavor to a whole new level of yumminess. 

Another thing I love about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Using the microwave to steam the potatoes really helps get this dish to the table in 30 minutes.

What readers are saying…

I fry potatoes like this all of the time but I’ve never thought to microwave them first! What a great idea!

“I’ve made these before but adding bacon would definitely take it up a notch!”

🍠 Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes
🧘‍♀️ Roasted Rutabaga

Creamy Mushroom Toast

4.8 ⭐️ (8 ratings) | 15 mins

I know what you’re thinking, you’ve already thought of pairing toast with frittata. But I bet you weren’t planning on putting anything other than butter on your toast.

But this recipe from Cooking with Ayeh is a game-changer. Instead of butter, a layer of ricotta cheese is spread over the toast and topped with seasoned arugula and sauteed mushrooms. It’s a simple combination that brings a creamy, umami hit to every bite!

Psst… if you want something simpler, try sprinkling some salt and pepper on your buttered toast (thank me later).

What the chef says…

When sautéing the mushrooms, never add any salt until the mushrooms are fully cooked and browned. Mushrooms release a lot of water, and adding salt speeds this up and can make them watery.”

🍅 Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toasts
🍭 French Toast

Buttermilk Biscuits

4.8 ⭐️ (421 ratings) | 35 mins

These buttermilk biscuits are another excellent hearty addition to your frittata for brunch.

You can make them with store-bought dough in a can, but making them from scratch is easier than you think.

This recipe in particular, only calls for six ingredients and there’s no proofing or kneading involved. Simply flatten and fold the dough to achieve those flaky layers.

What readers are saying…

“This recipe has taken the top spot among all my other cinnamon roll recipes. I won’t even try to make another one. The recipe is super easy to make.”

“I made these and they are amazing! Thank you for the detailed recipe! Sooo yummy!”

“Literally hands down BEST homemade cinnamon roll recipe!!!
You’d be silly if you didn’t make these! They are sweet, fluffy and irresistible.”

🧀 Cheddar Chive Drop Biscuits
😇 Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

Fresh and Light

With all the frittata’s fillings, you only really need a light veggie side or a salad to transform it into a complete meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Tossed Green Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (14 ratings) | 3 hrs

This simple tossed green salad can be whipped up in no time at all, so it’s a great last-minute addition to your frittata.

It’s light, healthy, and an easy way to get some greens on your plate. The lettuce is fresh and crisp, the tomatoes bring sweetness, and the cucumbers add crunch.

I also like tossing in a handful of chopped pepperoncini for a bit of a kick, but you can also try adding red pepper flakes to the dressing if you can’t find them.

What readers are saying…

“I must say that it was pure perfection….I wouldn’t change a thing… The dressing as spot-on, and can be used on others salads as well. I just wanted you to know how much We enjoyed the salad, and we’ll definitely make it often.”

🥗 Arugula and Pomegranate Salad
🍊 Citrus and Fennel Salad

Roasted Tomatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (56 ratings) | 15 mins

Your frittata might already have tomatoes in it, but these roast tomatoes are too sweet to resist. They look great on the plate, and you simply have to pop them in the oven to make them.

But Spend with Pennies goes the extra mile by tossing the tomatoes in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, parmesan, and chopped basil to really make the sweet-acidic nature of the tomatoes pop.

I like using on-the-vine tomatoes for this recipe because they add a little sophistication to the meal. But cherry or grape tomatoes also work great.

What readers are saying…

Made this tonight~ it was so easy and so delicious! Even spread some on a fresh, sliced roll- Yum!

Terrific, easy recipe and great flavor. I threw in some chopped cauliflower with the tomatoes. Think the ingredients would go with anything.

“This was my first try at Oven Roasted Tomatoes. They were delicious. I used Campari tomatoes and Romano cheese.”

🔥 Blistered Tomatoes
Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

Sliced Avocado

5.0 ⭐️ (1 rating) | 10 mins

Avocado can be served in all sorts of ways, but I think plain and simple sliced avocado is severely underrated. 

It takes no time to prepare, and you still get all the smooth creaminess you get from mashed avocado. 

I like serving the avocado slices alongside my frittata with a pinch of flakey salt and a spritz of lemon juice. But if you’re really hungry, place the avocado slices on top of an English muffin or a big slice of sourdough.

What readers are saying…

“OMG!! The first time I had avocado with salt on bread was in Puerto Rico years ago and it was delicious!”:

“That has become my new breakfast!”

“I love to smush it up and mix with cottage cheese. Very good.”

🥒 Avocado Cucumber Salad
😋 Avocado Fries

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

5.0 ⭐️ (4 ratings) | 15 mins

Craving crunchy potato chips? These healthy kale chips will curb your cravings for something crunchy and crispy.

Kale chips have far fewer calories and less fat than your typical potato chips. Plus, these leafy greens are chock-full of vitamins and minerals. And as if that’s not enough, the classic salt and vinegar flavor combo will leave you licking your fingers.

Serve your frittata alongside a bowl of these salt and vinegar kale chips for a balanced, nourishing meal.

And if you have leftovers, I experimented to find out the best way to store your kale chips and keep them crunchy.

What readers are saying…

Just got done making these…Amazing! So good.

Seriously, my hubs is going to flip! Love the sea salt and vinegar addition!

Aha, this is very exciting. Salt and vinegar crisps: the healthy version. Brilliant.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
🍠Homemade Veggie Chips

Steamed Asparagus

5.0 ⭐️ (6 ratings) | 8 mins

Steamed asparagus is a quick and easy side dish you can whip up as you let your frittata cool down a bit. And why turn use the stove when you can steam the spears in the microwave instead?

It’s a quick and easy method that ensures perfectly crisp-tender spears every time. The key here is to choose thin to medium-sized asparagus. The thicker ones tend to be fibrous and may not cook fully.

I like serving these asparagus spears with melted butter alongside my frittata, but you can also add a drizzle of hollandaise sauce to make them more fancy.

What readers are saying…

Love this quick and easy method!

“I’ve never tried to make asparagus in the microwave until now. It was so easy!”

“I had no idea you could steam asparagus in the microwave! This is our new favorite way to make it.

🥓 Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

Sweet Vinegar Coleslaw

5.0 ⭐️ (66 ratings) | 5 mins

Frittata isn’t just for breakfast. I also like serving it with lunch with a big helping of coleslaw.

But instead of serving my coleslaw smothered in a heavy mayonnaise dressing, I use a lighter, vinegar-based dressing. This dressing lets the crunch from the veggies shine through and means you can still taste everything in the frittata. And it also has fewer calories, making this slaw even healthier. Win-win!

What readers are saying…

This recipe was great and everyone loved it! I added jicama which gives a wonderful crunch. Adding just a little sesame oil gives a really nice flavor too!

“I ALWAYS use an oil and vinegar dressing for slaw. As much as I love mayo, I just find this a little “lighter” on the palate.”

🍎 Apple Coleslaw
🥦 Broccoli Slaw

Green Beans Almondine

4.5 ⭐️ (270 ratings) | 20 mins

Green beans almondine is an excellent side dish to go with your frittata for a light lunch.

The blanched green beans provide a crisp-tender bite to contrast the frittata’s soft, creamy textures. And the brown butter and almonds add a delicious nuttiness.

Psst… don’t overcook the green beans. They easily turn soggy and limp!

What readers are saying…

“First time trying these. O.M.G. DELICIOUS.”

I made this side dish for a family dinner last Sunday. Everyone loved it!

We cooked these at Thanksgiving and they were so good! I made them again tonight and it will be on my list of fancy side dishes for future meals. Highly recommended!!

🧀 Garlic Green Beans with Parmesan
🌞 Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

Sauces and Toppings

Think your frittata simply needs a flavor boost and not a full-blown side dish? Jazz it up with a sauce instead or a fresh topping! Not only are they flavor enhancers, but they also add a pop of color that makes your plate look tastier.

Creamy Spinach Dip

5.0 ⭐️ (3 ratings) | 15 mins

You could serve sauteed spinach with your frittata, but that’s a bit boring. Creamy spinach dip is a much better idea and it’s a clever way to get some vegetables on everyone’s plate.

Dip the frittata into the warm, gooey cheese and let all the buttery goodness come together. Alyona’s Cooking uses Monterey Jack alongside parmesan and cream cheese. But I personally swap it for its cousin Pepper Jack, which has a subtle spicy kick. 

Serve this creamy spinach dip straight out of the oven and it’ll be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

What readers are saying…

“Soo good easy to make made some for a quick snack.”

“Very delicious! easy and good appetizers to take to a birthday party everyone loved it”

🌿 Homemade Boursin Cheese
🌱 Dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Pico de Gallo

5.0 ⭐️ (241 ratings) | 15 mins

Are you looking for a tasty fresh topping for your frittata? Take inspiration from Mexican cuisine and go with pico de Gallo. This vibrant salsa is made from tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice (and jalapenos if you want some heat).

The zesty flavors will help brighten up your breakfast and add a splash of fun colors to make your frittata look tastier.

Pico de Gallo only takes 15 minutes to throw together, but if you have the time to spare, I highly recommend letting it rest before digging in. This allows the flavors to meld and develop, making this salsa even tastier.

What readers are saying…

I’ve been CRAVING some authentic pico de gallo, restaurant good! This really fits the bill!

“Another recipe that was a no-fail and so good.”

“Always a sucker for a good salsa, and this one is one of our favorites. Delicious!”

🍍 Pineapple Mint Salsa
🤩 Salsa Roja

Pickled Red Onions

5.0 ⭐️ (33 ratings) | 2 hrs 5 mins

Pickled onions are another tasty topping option for your frittatas.

They add a pop of sweet-tart goodness that helps cut through your frittata’s richness. And their vibrant pink color always brightens up any plate.

But what I especially love about them is that they’re super easy to make. There’s no cooking involved, although they do need to rest in the brine for about two hours before you can dig in.

What readers are saying…

“This recipe yields perfectly sweet and tangy red onions that I can’t stop putting on EVERYTHING!

“Great recipe, wonderfully balanced and super quick and easy, works for all kinds of veggies. A great thing to just have in your fridge ready to go to add to quick meals!”

“The color is gorgeous! And they don’t go bad even after 2 months in the fridge. I tested it 😉”

🇬🇧 English Pickled Onions
🌶 English Pickled Onions

Jalapeno Lime Crema

5.0 ⭐️ (66 ratings) | 5 mins

Bring a tasty Tex-Mex twist to your frittata with a spoonful of this jalapeno lime crema.

It’s made with a base of sour cream, making it oh-so-creamy and tangy. The lime juice and cilantro leaves add a refreshing contrast, while the jalapenos bring a kick of heat that ties everything together.

And don’t worry about the leftovers; this sauce lasts for 4 days and pairs well with anything. I especially love it as a salad dressing!

What readers are saying…

“Great recipe. I’m one of those “cilantro tastes like soap” people so I substituted it with parsley. So delicious! Thanks for sharing.”

“This is such a simple recipe and I love it. I plan to try it tonight subbing out the sour cream and honey for vegan options!”

“Great recipe! I substituted the jalapeño with 3 serrano and it was perfect. The honey softens the spice just a touch.”

🌱 Dairy-free Crema
🍅 Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Aioli

Drinks and Sweets

You can’t go wrong with pairing your frittatas with these treats if you’re in the mood for a sweet-savory combo.


4.9 ⭐️ (66 ratings) | 5 mins

Serving your frittata for a special brunch? Or maybe you feel like celebrating?

Make everyone mimosas! They’re a classic that looks great on the spread and will leave your taste buds refreshed after all the hearty brunch treats.

And they couldn’t be any easier to make. You only need to mix sparkling white wine, orange juice, and orange liqueur and you’re done. I’ve found that the ratios in this recipe from Sugar and Charm strike the perfect balance between fruity and boozy. But you can also free pour — I won’t tell anyone!

What readers are saying…

“Great recipe. I’m one of those “cilantro tastes like soap” people so I substituted it with parsley. So delicious! Thanks for sharing.”

“This is such a simple recipe and I love it. I plan to try it tonight subbing out the sour cream and honey for vegan options!”

“Great recipe! I substituted the jalapeño with 3 serrano and it was perfect. The honey softens the spice just a touch.”

🍓 Strawberry Bellini
🍑 Peach and Thyme Spritzer

Cinnamon Rolls

5.0 ⭐️ (62 ratings) | 3 hrs

Want something sweet with your frittata? You can’t go wrong with these homemade cinnamon rolls!

They require a bit of time and work, but they’re so worth it. I prefer making them the night before and baking them the next day for convenience. Picture enjoying warm, gooey rolls slathered with cream cheese on a Saturday morning. Yum!

Got leftovers? Warm them up in the microwave before digging in.

What readers are saying…

“This recipe has taken the top spot among all my other cinnamon roll recipes. I won’t even try to make another one. The recipe is super easy to make.”

“I made these and they are amazing! Thank you for the detailed recipe! Sooo yummy!”

“Literally hands down BEST homemade cinnamon roll recipe!!!
You’d be silly if you didn’t make these! They are sweet, fluffy and irresistible.”

🍫 Chocolate and Hazelnut Swirls
🍋 Blueberry Scrolls with Lemon Glaze

Earl Grey Milk Tea

4.9 ⭐️ (50 ratings) | 12 hrs 5 mins

If you think mimosas are too predictable, why not round out your brunch with this Earl Grey milk tea instead?

It features cold brew tea and tea ice cubes, so you’ll need to prep this the night before, but it’s worth the extra effort. The cold brew and tea cubes really highlight the robust flavors of Earl Grey, and the almond milk provides a delicious creamy contrast. Finally, the drink is sweetened with brown sugar syrup. Yum!

Enjoy a glass of this milk tea with your frittata for a satisfying summer brunch.

What the chef says…

Consume Earl Grey milk tea fresh for the best result. Store any leftovers in the fridge. Cold brew milk tea is good for 2 to 4 days. After that time, it starts to lose its flavor.”

🍵 Matcha Latte with Almond Milk
🧊 Iced Ginger Honey Lemon Tea

Frittata Side Dishes

What To Serve With A Frittata

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your frittata.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: frittata side dishes, what to serve with a frittata
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 145kcal


  • 1 portion frittata


  • Prepare your frittata according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: hash brown, tossed green salad, mimosa, cheese and bacon muffins, pico de gallo, baked beans, fried potatoes and bacon, roasted tomatoes, creamy spinach dip, sliced avocado, salt and vinegar kale chips, creamy mushroom toast, and vinegar coleslaw.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 145kcal

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