If you’re wondering what to serve with your lamb chops, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for lamb chops.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with lamb chops are minted pea puree, smashed potatoes, tabbouleh, fattoush salad, and wild mushroom risotto. You can also serve apricot and pistachio couscous or roasted parsnips. For sauces and condiments, try lemon yogurt sauce or mango chutney.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Crash hot potatoes
If you’ve never heard of crash potatoes – this may just change your life.
Boiled potatoes are crushed and then roasted.
Fluffy, buttery goodness encased in an extra crispy exterior.
This recipe keeps things simple with rosemary seasoning, but you can use whatever flavors you want.
Why we love this recipe: it’s way better than just having plain boiled potatoes or fries.
This popular Mediterranean dish is a melting pot of different flavors.
You’ve got parsley and mint (which gives the salad its brilliant green color), sweet tomatoes, tangy onions, and a sharp lime juice dressing.
Psst… I always add in a handful of crushed walnuts for added crunch.
Why we love this recipe: it’s super nourishing.
Wild mushroom risotto
Planning on cooking a fancy meal for your significant other?
You can’t get any more elegant than seared frenched lamb chops over a bed of wild mushroom risotto.
And don’t worry, it will only take 30 minutes.
Why we love this recipe: it’s packed with addictive umami flavors.
Whole roasted cauliflower
Who says you have to break down cauliflower into florets to enjoy it?
The vegetable centerpiece will hold its own against a rack of lamb on the table, and guests can each take a slice.
It’s perfect if you’re feeding a crowd or you’re cooking for a special occasion.
Why we love this recipe: it looks as good as it tastes.
Minted pea puree
Lamb chops are usually served on top of mashed potatoes, but why not mix things up a bit with pea puree?
Instead of a heavy mash, this lighter version will remind you of spring. The peas bring a subtle sweet flavor, and the mint has a nice cooling effect.
Psst… I like to leave mine a little chunky.
Why we love this recipe: it transforms a budget-friendly ingredient into a restaurant-worthy side.
Za’atar parsnip fries
Roasting parsnips are a great way to serve these often overlooked root vegetables.
Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness, which is then balanced out by the exotic za’atar spice blend.
Take things to the next level with the gremolata (which is great sprinkled over your lamb chops too).
Why we love this recipe: it’s healthier than your usual potato fries.
Lemon yogurt sauce
Yogurt-based sauces are one of the most popular to pair with lamb – the creamy flavors will help mellow out heavily spiced meat.
And I especially love this lemon-flavored one. The acidic notes from the lemon will cut right through any fattiness from the lamb.
Why we love this recipe: it only adds 20 calories per serving to your meal.
Apricot and pistachio couscous
Go down the Moroccan route with some couscous.
It’s filling but won’t weigh the meal down in the same way as heavier carbs.
Apricots and pistachios are a mouthwatering combination that works in the summer or the winter.
In the winter you can use dried apricots, and fresh ones in the summer.
Why we love this recipe: couscous only takes 5 minutes to cook!
Zucchini and squash casserole
This casserole toes the line between healthy and indulgent.
Slices of zucchini and yellow squash are arranged in a baking tray, smothered with a cheesy cream mixture, topped with more cheese, and then baked.
It’s a warm and cozy side to lamb chops.
Why we love this recipe: it has 4.84 stars from 201 votes!
This salad features a mix of fresh veggies, herbs, and toasted pita chips tossed in a vibrant, zippy lemon dressing.
This dressing is made unique by adding sumac for that extra tartness and pomegranate molasses for a sweet note.
Pro-tip: try looking for the molasses in your groceries’ international food section.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a gorgeous, Insta-worthy dish.
Grilled asparagus in tahini
Grilling your lamb chops?
Make room for some asparagus – they char well on the grill, giving you a crisp-tender, smoky bite.
If you want to take them up a notch, follow Closet Cooking’s lead and whip up a lemon maple tahini sauce.
Why we love this recipe: it’s easy and fresh.
This classic Sicilian dish may remind you of ratatouille – it’s loaded with fresh vegetables and cooked the same way.
But unlike ratatouille, caponata has a briny, tangy, and salty taste, courtesy of the olives, vinegar, and capers.
This rich, saucy condiment is often used as a dip or topping for meaty dishes like lamb chops.
Why we love this recipe: it’s all cooked in one pot.
Lamb chops and mango chutney might seem like a weird combination, but not when you add some Indian spices to your chops.
Then they become a flavor match made in heaven!
Serve the chops and chutney with a kachumber or indian onion salad for a tasty fusion meal.
Why we love this recipe: it includes instructions for water bath canning to make this chutney shelf-stable (if that’s your thing).
Mashed turnips and carrots
No feeling the pea puree? Whip up this turnip and carrot version instead.
This combination of root veggies yields a hearty mash with an appetizing orange color.
The carrots add a lovely sweet note that pairs well with your lamb chops’ robust, beefy flavors.
Pro-tip: add a pinch of brown sugar to enhance the sweetness.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a rustic dish perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner.
White bean salad
Beans are another underrated ingredient.
They’re cheap, packed with nutrients, and will fill everyone up.
They don’t need a lot of work to taste amazing either, just mix in a tasty salad dressing and then let the beans marinate for around an hour so all the flavors can soak in.
Why we love this recipe: it only needs 5 minutes of prep time.
What vegetables go well with lamb chops?
A vibrant minted pea puree is my favorite vegetable side to serve with lamb chops. Grilled asparagus is great in spring, and roasted brussel sprouts are nice in winter. If you want something show-stopping, try a whole roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce.
Best vegetables to serve with lamb chops
- Minted pea puree
- Whole roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce
- Grilled asparagus in lemon maple tahini
- Honey sriracha roasted brussels sprouts
- Bourbon glazed carrots
- Balsamic spinach and mushrooms
- Celeriac mash
What sauce goes well with lamb chops?
Lemon yogurt sauce or a mint chutney are fabulous with lamb chops. Hummus and tzatziki are tasty options too. If you want something creamy and cheesy, try whipped feta. Or for Indian spiced lamb chops, serve mango chutney.
Best sauces to serve with lamb chops
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What To Serve With Lamb Chops
- 1 portion lamb chops
- Prepare your lamb chops according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: crash hot potatoes, classic tabbouleh, wild mushroom risotto, whole roasted cauliflower, minted pea puree, za’atar parsnip fries., lemon yogurt sauce, apricot and pistachio couscous, zucchini and squash casserole, fattoush salad, grilled asparagus in tahini, eggplant caponata, mango chutney, mashed turnips and carrots, and white bean salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!