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What To Serve With Liver And Onions – 13 Delicious Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your liver and onions, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for liver and onions.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with liver and onions are mashed potatoes, cucumber salad, rice pilaf, and spinach salad. Try beans and broccoli rabe, broccoli and mushroom stir-fry, and celeriac mash for healthier options. As for alternative starchy dishes, try polenta and baked sweet potatoes.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Cucumber salad

If you’re looking for a light, refreshing side dish to serve with your liver and onions, you must try this cucumber salad.

The cucumbers and onions are quickly pickled by soaking them in a vinegar mixture for about 30 minutes. 

They’re then tossed in a delicious dressing made from sour cream and honey. 

The result?

Crisp-tender cucumbers, drenched in an extra tangy glaze with a hint of sweetness. 

This creamy cucumber salad will be a staple at your lunch meals, especially during the summer.

Sour cream mashed potatoes

Starchy mashed potatoes are a fantastic side dish to complete your liver and onions meal.

But if you want to switch up your plain old recipe, why not add sour cream and chives to your mashed spuds?

It’s a classic combination that gives traditional mash a massive flavor boost.

It adds a tangy taste with a hint of onion to the dish.

Freutcake’s recipe might just become your new favorite way of making mashed potatoes. 

Wild rice pilaf


Rice pilaf is an excellent dish to serve with liver and onions for a hearty meal. 

This rice dish is loaded to the brim with tons of flavor, thanks to the broth and assortment of veggies.

Plus, wild rice has a naturally nutty taste that pairs superbly with liver. 

This wild rice pilaf is absolutely worth the extra effort.

Apple spinach salad

In a rush? 

This apple spinach salad is a quick and easy dish you can put together in less than 15 minutes. 

There’s no cooking involved – everything comes together in just one bowl. 

Convenience aside, this salad is incredibly tasty too.

It’s loaded with tart and savory ingredients that give you the perfect balance of flavors in every bite. 

Serve this apple spinach salad with your liver and onions for a light and energizing meal. 

Biscuits and gravy

Add a delicious Southern flair to your liver and onions with flaky biscuits and gravy

Imagine sandwiching your liver and onions with the biscuits and smothering them with the flavorsome gravy?

Absolutely mouthwatering.

It’s even be better when you make them from scratch.

Leave out the sausages from the gravy if you don’t want to overpower your liver and onions.

The Hungry Waitress has a detailed and easy-to-follow recipe to make the best homemade biscuits and (no sausage) gravy. 

Sesame garlic ramen noodles

Instant ramen noodles aren’t exactly healthy, but we can all agree it’s one of the go-to budget-friendly options for a fast and easy meal.

But what if you can make them much healthier by ditching the flavor packet? 

Follow The Modern Proper’s lead and flavor your noodles with this simple sesame garlic sauce. It’s extra flavorful and mostly made with pantry staples.

Serve your liver and onions alongside these delectable noodles for a filling fusion meal that won’t break the bank.

Beans and broccoli rabe

Make your liver and onions meal more nutritious with this dish. 

This bean and veggie dish is packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins, making it the perfect side to complete your meal.

This dish is also loaded with delicious flavors, courtesy of the chicken stock, seasonings, and generous lashings of parmesan cheese. 

Make this cannellini beans and broccoli rabe recipe for dinner tonight!

Broccoli and mushroom stir fry

Brocolli twice in a row? hear me out…

You can’t go wrong with this Asian-inspired stir fry.

The broccoli and mushrooms tick the boxes for the protein and vitamins you need in a meal.

Plus, you’ll be amazed by how many flavors are packed into these florets and mushrooms. 

You won’t regret making this broccoli and mushroom stir-fry


This velvety polenta dish will make your liver and onions instantly feel luxurious. 

It also has parmesan cheese, which can help mask the residual bitterness in the liver slices. 

Plus, it’s a straightforward dish – everything comes together in one pot, and you just keep stirring until your polenta is done.

Just pop a couple of slices of liver on top of your creamy polenta, and you’ve got one classy meal.

Green bean casserole

Make your liver and onions meal special with a heaping serving of this classic holiday dish. 

It features fresh green beans covered in homemade mushroom soup and topped with a ton of crispy onions.

The crisp-tender green beans and the mushroom soup are a delicious combination that pair so well with liver and onions. 

It’s a decadent dish that’ll give you warmth and comfort. 

Here’s the full green bean casserole recipe. 

Baked sweet potatoes

These baked sweet potatoes are a perfect no-fuss starchy addition to your liver and onions. 

You only need to clean and prep your sweet potatoes, set them in the oven, and leave them to bake. 

After about 45 minutes, you’ll have warm, tender sweet spuds.

Cut them open and stuff them with your liver and onions for a satisfying meal. 

Baked sweet potatoes are an effortless yet delicious side dish.

Buttered carrots and peas

Buttered carrots and peas are a classic accompaniment to liver and onions.

It’s a simple dish that calls for just four ingredients. 

You can even use frozen peas to make this more convenient.

You’ll have these buttered carrots and peas on your table in less than 5 minutes!

Celeriac mash

Looking for a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes?

Try this celeriac mash.

This won’t taste like potatoes. Instead, it tastes like celery with a hint of onions and garlic.

You get a smooth, velvety mash with a pleasant touch of lightness and freshness you don’t get with your traditional potato version. 

Enjoy your liver and onions guilt-free with a side of this creamy celeriac mash.

The best side dishes for liver and onions

  • Cucumber salad
  • Sour cream mashed potatoes
  • Wild rice pilaf
  • Apple spinach salad
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Sesame garlic ramen noodles
  • Beans and broccoli rabe
  • Broccoli and mushroom stir fry
  • Polenta
  • Green bean casserole
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Buttered carrots and peas
  • Celeriac mash

What To Serve With Liver And Onions

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your liver and onions.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: liver and onions side dishes, what to serve with liver and onions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 124kcal


  • 1 portion liver and onions


  • Prepare your liver and onions according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: cucumber salad, sour cream mashed potatoes, wild rice pilaf, apple spinach salad, biscuits and gravy, sesame garlic ramen noodles, beans and broccoli rabe, broccoli and mushroom stir fry, polenta, green bean casserole, baked sweet potatoes, buttered carrots and peas, and celeriac mash.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 124kcal

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