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What To Serve With Porcupine Meatballs – 15 Delicious Sides

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

In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for porcupine meatballs.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with porcupine meatballs are buttery rice, mashed potatoes, Italian salad, and balsamic green beans. Try stir-fried cabbage, wilted spinach, and cauliflower rice for healthier options. Try veggie mac and cheese, wrapped asparagus, and garlic bread for fun and tasty choices.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Buttery seasoned rice

These porcupine meatballs already have rice, but you can’t deny that nothing comes close to the satisfaction of extra carbs.

If you find steamed white rice boring, try this seasoned rice instead.

The combination of spices, butter, and a bouillon cube takes your plain white rice to another flavor level.

Upgrade your meal with a serving of this buttery seasoned rice.

Cheesy mashed potatoes 

Not feeling rice?

Why not try some cheesy mashed potatoes instead?

Your usual mashed potatoes are given a flavor boost with the addition of cream cheese, white cheddar, and parmesan.

It’ll be hard to find someone that doesn’t love this ultra cheesy combination.

Make this cheesy mashed potato recipe for dinner tonight!

Italian salad

Porcupine meatballs are a rich dish, so if you want to keep your side light, give this Italian salad a try.

It features various vegetables with different textures and flavors, all tied together with an Italian parmesan-style dressing.

This dressing is bright and herby, with a hint of nuttiness courtesy of the parmesan cheese.

This Italian salad is what you need for a quick and light lunch.

Balsamic green beans

You can’t go wrong by pairing your porcupine meatballs with these balsamic green beans.

They’re the ideal side dish – quick, easy to make, delicious, and won’t overpower your main dish.

The tangy crisp-tender green beans contrast so well with the rich porcupine meatballs.

Give these balsamic green beans a try – you won’t regret it.

Spaghetti aglio e olio

Craving for a pasta dish to go with your porcupine meatballs?

Spaghetti aglio e olio is what you’re looking for.

This pasta dish is simple but loaded with delicious garlicky goodness and a subtle spicy kick.

Rasa Malaysia’s recipe adds shrimp to the pasta, which also pairs well with your porcupine meatballs’ tomato sauce. 

Stir-fried cabbage

Serve this stir-fried cabbage with your porcupine meatballs for a more nourishing meal. 

This dish has simple, crisp vegetables enhanced with the addition of an umami-packed stir fry sauce.

The stir fry sauce will give you a delectable sweet-savory flavor combination with a touch of heat from the chili flakes. 

Complete your meals with this healthy stir-fried cabbage.  

Veggie mac and cheese

Making porcupine meatballs for a family dinner?

Serve them alongside this veggie mac and cheese for a satisfying meal. 

Adding veggies to your classic mac and cheese amps up its nutritional value and lessens the guilt (well, for me it does anyway!).

This veggie mac and cheese may just replace the classic and become your new favorite.

Bacon-wrapped asparagus

Roasted asparagus is an excellent side dish to serve with porcupine meatballs.

But if you find them too predictable, why not wrap them in bacon? 

The asparagus and bacon both get crispy as they roast, giving you a delightful, crunchy, and tender bite.

The Big Man’s World’s recipe will show you how to make them on the grill, in the oven, and on the stove.

Southwestern succotash

Planning to serve your porcupine meatballs at a potluck party?

This Southwestern succotash will go superbly with your meatballs.

It’s a no-cook, straightforward dish you can prepare as your meatballs roast in the oven. 

This refreshing Southwestern succotash is the best side dish for barbecues and outdoor parties.

Wilted spinach with wild mushrooms 

Running low on time?

Don’t worry – this spinach dish only takes 15 minutes to cook.

It’s bursting with umami flavors, thanks to the addition of wild mushrooms and bacon. 

Plus, everything comes together in one pan, which means less mess to clean up.

This wilted spinach with wild mushrooms and bacon is a great quick dish to make during busy weeknights.

Roasted parsnips

There’s just something about roasted vegetables that elevate any meal they’re paired with.

If you want to add a holiday flair to your porcupine meatballs, serve them alongside these roasted parsnips.

The parsnips, parmesan cheese, and garlic combine for a deliciously contrasting sweet and savory flavor. 

Here’s the full recipe: Roasted Parsnips With Crispy Garlic Parmesan.

Garlic bread

Garlic and butter on top of crusty bread served with rich, saucy porcupine meatballs? Sign me up!

It’s a rule of thumb that crusty garlic bread always pairs nicely with a saucy dish like porcupine meatballs.

Try dipping a slice (or two) of garlic bread in your meatballs’ tomato sauce.

This easy garlic bread recipe is completely foolproof.

Kale quinoa salad

Want a healthy and nutritious side dish to go with your porcupine meatballs?

Look no further than this kale and quinoa salad. 

Quinoa is a grain, similar to rice, except it has more protein and fiber.

The quinoa and other superfoods in this salad make it a nourishing addition to your porcupine meatballs.

Give this kale and quinoa salad a try for lunch this week!

Cauliflower rice

Craving rice, but watching your calories? 

Curb your cravings with this low-carb alternative: cauliflower rice. 

The best thing about this dish is how well cauliflower ‘rice’ takes on flavors. 

It soaks flavors up like a sponge, so you can dress it up however you want (I keep it simple with a generous squeeze of lemon juice).

Give this garlic herb cauliflower rice recipe a try from the folks over at Oh Sweet Basil.  

Lettuce wedge salad

This wedge salad is made extra flavorful with additions such as bacon, eggs, and blue cheese.

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

Serve this unique loaded wedge salad alongside your porcupine meatballs for a balanced but delicious meal.

The best side dishes for porcupine meatballs

  • Buttery seasoned rice
  • Cheesy mashed potatoes
  • Italian salad
  • Balsamic green beans
  • Spaghetti aglio olio
  • Stir-fried cabbage
  • Veggie mac and cheese
  • Bacon-wrapped asparagus
  • Southwestern succotash
  • Wilted spinach with wild mushrooms
  • Roasted parsnips
  • Garlic bread
  • Kale quinoa salad
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Cabbage wedge salad

What To Serve With Porcupine Meatballs

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your porcupine meatballs.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: porcupine meatballs side dishes, what to serve with porcupine meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 152kcal


  • 1 portion porcupine meatballs


  • Prepare your porcupine meatballs according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: buttery seasoned rice, cheesy mashed potatoes, Italian salad, balsamic green beans, spaghetti aglio olio, stir-fried cabbage, veggie mac and cheese, bacon-wrapped asparagus, southwestern succotash, wilted spinach with wild mushrooms, roasted parsnips, garlic bread, kale quinoa salad, cauliflower rice, and a cabbage wedge salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 152kcal

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