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What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers – 39 BEST Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for stuffed peppers.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with stuffed peppers are mashed potatoes, cornbread muffins, roasted broccolini, and instant pot black beans. For salad options, try lemon kale and strawberry spinach salad. You can also serve garlic green beans, sweet potato fries, vinegar coleslaw, and avocado salsa.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Garlic sour cream mashed potatoes

Want more carbs with your stuffed peppers?

Serve them over a bed of these jazzed-up mashed potatoes. 

This luscious mash is fabulous with your stuffed pepper’s filling. 

Why we love this recipe: the sour cream gives your mashed spuds a bolder flavor and a more decadent, smoother mouthfeel.

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Honey cornbread muffins 

Want something to mop up your stuffed peppers’ sauce?

Cornbread muffins are what you’re looking for – they’re soft, tasty, and incredibly moist, thanks to the addition of honey. 

These give you a lightly sweet bite that pairs deliciously with your savory stuffed peppers. 

Why we love this recipe: these are quick and easy to make using basic pantry staples. 

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Lemon kale salad

For the days when you want to keep it simple, this lemon kale salad is the way to go. 

It has a refreshing, citrusy note – courtesy of its bright lemon dressing. An excellent contrast to your savory-sweet stuffed peppers.

Why we love this recipe: the breadcrumbs add a satisfying crunch that pairs well with kale’s crisp texture.

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Spinach strawberry salad

This strawberry spinach salad is an excellent side dish for your stuffed peppers. 

It has a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and salty flavors.

Plus, the fresh spinach and candied pecans add a crisp bite to contrast your tender stuffed peppers. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s easily customizable – swap out the strawberries for your favorite berries or ditch the pecans for walnuts or cashews.

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Oven-roasted broccolini

Roasting is a great way to cook broccolini. 

They turn nice and tender, with irresistible crispy charred edges. 

These crisp-tender greens are a quick, tasty, and healthy side to serve with your stuffed peppers. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a low-effort dish with no active cooking time!

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Instant pot black beans

Whether you’re making rice and meat stuffed peppers or a vegetarian version, black beans are an excellent addition. 

They’re soft and creamy, with a mild flavor that won’t overpower your main dish.

Why we love this recipe: no need to pre-soak your beans when cooking them in the instant pot. 

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Love elotes but find them too messy to eat?

Esquites is what you need – it’s everything you love about Mexican street corn, made more convenient. 

This dish gives you a creamy, tangy, and slightly spicy bite that pairs nicely with your stuffed peppers.

Why we love this recipe: there’s no need to fire up your grill to make this – the corn kernels are cooked in a skillet instead.

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Chunky avocado salsa

Jazz up your stuffed peppers with a serving of this avocado salsa. 

It’s delightfully creamy and refreshing, with an addictive spicy kick. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a vibrant and delicious addition to any meal. 

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Apple cider vinegar coleslaw

Enjoy your stuffed peppers alongside this bright and zippy coleslaw.

This version is lighter and healthier than the regular mayo-based version – but still has that sweet, tangy flavor we all love.

Why we love this recipe: this slaw keeps well, so you can make it in advance. Plus, it’s naturally vegan-friendly!

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Garlic green beans

Complete your stuffed peppers meal with a serving of these green beans on the side. 

They’re cooked quickly, leaving you with a satisfying crisp-tender bite.

Why we love this recipe: it features the classic tasty combination of garlic and parmesan cheese.

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Garlic butter mushrooms 

Make your stuffed peppers extra flavorful with a serving of these roasted mushrooms on the side. 

Mushrooms are already naturally full of umami flavors, but tossing them in a herb, garlic, and butter mixture takes them up another flavor level.

Why we love this recipe: you can eat these flavorful treats right off the sheet pan! 

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Baked sweet potato fries

With just a dash of herbs and spices, you can easily transform your regular sweet potatoes into sweet-spicy, and savory treats with a lightly crisp exterior.

Imagine dipping these fries in the stuffed pepper’s savory, flavor-packed sauce – absolutely delish! 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a foolproof way of getting crispy sweet potato fries – with no frying in sight!

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Balsamic glazed brussels sprouts

These glazed brussels sprouts are an excellent side dish you can whip up when you’re in a rush. 

Compared to baking, these pan-fried sprouts just take 10 minutes to cook.

Why we love this recipe: this dish comes together in just one pan, which means less mess to clean up after.

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What salads go well with stuffed peppers?

I love having stuffed peppers with a lemon kale salad or strawberry spinach salad. For another fruity salad option, try pear and rocket salad. For Tex Mex flavors, try a Southwest chipotle salad. 

Best salads to serve with stuffed peppers

The best side dishes for stuffed peppers

  • Garlic sour cream mashed potatoes
  • Honey cornbread muffins
  • Lemon kale salad
  • Spinach strawberry salad
  • Oven-roasted broccolini
  • Instant pot black beans
  • Esquites
  • Chunky avocado salsa
  • Apple cider vinegar coleslaw
  • Garlic green beans
  • Garlic butter mushrooms
  • Baked sweet potato fries
  • Balsamic glazed brussels sprouts

What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your stuffed peppers.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: stuffed peppers side dishes, what to serve with stuffed peppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 140kcal


  • 1 portion stuffed peppers


  • Prepare your stuffed peppers according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: garlic sour cream mashed potatoes, honey cornbread muffins, lemon kale salad, spinach strawberry salad, oven-roasted broccolini, instant pot black beans, esquites, chunky avocado salsa, apple cider vinegar coleslaw, garlic green beans, garlic butter mushrooms, baked sweet potato fries, and balsamic glazed brussels sprouts.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 140kcal

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