If you’re wondering what to serve with your rabbit dish, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for rabbit. No matter how you cook it.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with rabbit include fettuccine alfredo, polenta, paella, and roasted baby potatoes. Try serving ratatouille, celery root puree, and succotash for healthier options. You can also serve no-knead artisan bread, drop dumplings, and creamed spinach and mushrooms.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Serve pan-fried rabbit over a bed of creamy fettuccine alfredo for a fancy meal that’s guaranteed to impress anyone.
You may be thinking this is an unusual combination.
But rabbit meat tastes close to chicken, making it an ideal protein to pair with fettuccine alfredo.
The creaminess of the alfredo sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a simple pan-fried rabbit.
Plus, rabbit is healthier than chicken, so this food pairing won’t feel like a cheat meal at all!
Enjoy your guilt-free pasta meal with this creamy skinny fettuccine alfredo.
Making rabbit stew?
Keep it simple and scoop it over a bed of cheesy polenta.
It’s the ideal base for stews and braised meats, and it will leave you happily full.
Try this easy basic polenta recipe today.
Psst… If you have any leftovers, you can keep them in the fridge and fry them up the next day.
When you get to taste perfectly cooked rabbit, you won’t be able to get enough of it.
Curb your cravings for rabbit meat with this Valencian paella.
It’s a version of the classic paella that features rabbit and chicken meat instead of seafood.
If you’re not the biggest seafood fan, this is a superb dish you can make to still enjoy the delicious flavors of paella.
Ready to impress your friends?
Invite them over for lunch and serve them this Valencian paella.
Roasted baby potatoes
Whether you braise your rabbit meat or make it a stew, you can’t go wrong with serving it with a classic side dish like roasted baby potatoes.
I use rosemary and garlic for my roasted baby potatoes because they are flavors that complement the rabbit meat nicely.
Eat them on the side with your rabbit… Or drizzle broth from your rabbit stew over them for extra flavor.
Get this easy and delicious roasted baby potato recipe from Posh Journal – featuring pecorino cheese, rosemary, and garlic.
Add a healthy, nutritious side to your rabbit dish with this classic ratatouille.
Ratatouille is a vegetable stew that features tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplants cooked down in a tomato sauce.
It’s a warm, comforting dish that goes well with any protein, especially game meat like rabbit.
Here’s the recipe: Classic Ratatouille.
Creamed spinach and mushrooms
Are you planning to serve rabbits for Thanksgiving?
Creamed spinach and mushrooms are traditional Thanksgiving side dishes that work superbly with rabbit meat.
Take a spoonful of this dish and smother it over your rabbit meat – YUM.
This quick and easy dish is perfect for the holidays when your kitchen gets busy.
Serving your rabbit with this tasty creamed spinach and mushrooms dish is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
Apple kale salad
Looking to add a fresh accompaniment to your rabbit dish?
Skip the usual boring salads and try this apple kale salad instead.
It’s a crisp salad that features finely chopped apples, parsnips, kale, and celery.
All the elements are tied together with a tangy and umami-filled miso-mustard dressing.
Serve this apple kale miso-mustard salad alongside perfectly cooked rabbit meat makes for an Instagram-worthy plate.
No-knead artisan bread
Who said you have to be a master baker to achieve beautiful, artisan bread?
You can easily make artisan bread at home – you know those with a thick crust, chewy texture, and big holes like a loaf of fancy sourdough?
And the best part…
You don’t even have to knead and work the dough or bust out your stand mixer to make this bread.
Now, you’ll always have access to fresh, crusty bread you can use to mop up your rabbit stew or juices.
This genius no-knead artisan bread recipe involves less than five minutes of work, and the rest is letting the dough rise!
Celery root puree
Mashed potatoes are one of the best accompaniments to a rabbit dish.
But if you’re trying to be healthier, you can swap it with celery root puree instead.
It’s not as calorific as mashed potatoes, so you can enjoy it guilt-free.
Plus, celery root puree has a smooth and velvety texture similar to mashed potatoes.
Give this velvety celery root puree a try if you’re on a low-carb diet and missing mashed potatoes.
Rabbit stew, like any other stew, screams comfort food.
It’s the ideal meal for those cold, rainy days.
But if you want to make a cozier dish, make these fluffy and tender drop dumplings to go with your rabbit stew.
Prop a dumpling or two over your rabbit stew, and you’ve got the ultimate comfort meal.
You don’t need a pre-made biscuit mix to make these drop dumplings – they’re incredibly easy to make, and the ingredients you need are probably in your pantry right now.
Brighten up your rabbit dish with a side of this vibrant succotash.
This dish features sweet corn, lima beans, cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs flavored with zesty lime and olive oil dressing.
It’s a light and refreshing dish that goes well with a protein like rabbit.
Plate this succotash alongside your rabbit dish for a bright and appetizing meal.
This delicious summer succotash is ready to be served in just 40 minutes.
The best side dishes for rabbit
- Fettuccine alfredo
- Roasted baby potatoes
- Creamed spinach and mushrooms
- Apple kale salad
- No-knead artisan bread
- Celery root puree
- Drop dumplings
What To Serve With Rabbit
- 1 portion rabbit
- Prepare your rabbit according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: fettuccine alfredo, polenta, paella, roasted baby potatoes, ratatouille, creamed spinach and mushrooms, apple kale salad, no-knead artisan bread, celery root puree, drop dumplings, and succotash.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!