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What To Serve With Veal Chops – 15 Tasty Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for veal chops.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with veal chops are mashed potatoes, risotto milanese, arugula salad, creamed spinach, and creamy mushrooms. Try braised red cabbage, corn salad, or grilled eggplant for healthier options. For a really indulgent side dish, go for grilled lobster tails.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Roasted asparagus and tomatoes

Add fresh pops of red and green color to your plate with these roasted asparagus and tomatoes. 

The balsamic drizzle and parmesan cheese add a layer of salty and tangy flavors to the veg and turn them into something special. 

This recipe from closetcooking is one of my favorite springtime sides.

Risotto milanese

Elevate your veal chops to a restaurant-quality dish with this risotto. 

The secret ingredient is saffron.

It’s the spice responsible for the vibrant yellow hue of the dish. 

Plus, it adds a sweet, floral flavor to the dish that goes well with the mild veal. 

Prop your veal chops over a bed of gorgeous risotto milanese for an Instagram-worthy plate.

Horseradish mashed potatoes

We couldn’t make a list of side dishes for veal and not include mashed potatoes.

It would be madness. 

These mashed potatoes are oh-so-creamy and buttery, but with a fiery kick at the end from the horseradish. 

Comfort meal meets gourmet!

These horseradish mashed potatoes are top draw.

Arugula salad 

More often than not, keeping things easy and simple is the way to go. 

This arugula salad is a fresh, no-frills salad that will ensure your veal chops are the star of the show. 

And the zesty dressing will brighten the whole dish, making it perfect for a light summer meal. 

This is the best arugula salad recipe around!

Brown butter pappardelle

Want something more filling to go with your veal chops? 

Try making this brown butter sage pappardelle pasta

It’s a simple pasta dish that features a finger-lickingly good brown butter sage sauce that tastes AMAZING with veal. 

And it’s loaded with mushrooms, adding a delicious umami flavor.

Grilled lobster tails

Hosting a surf and turf party? 

Grilled lobster is an excellent “surf” for your grilled veal chops’ “turf.” 

Together they make for a very fancy meal, but it doesn’t hurt to splurge once in a while. 

Lobster tails are naturally delicious, so you can keep it simple by brushing them with some garlic herb butter. 

First time grilling lobsters? 

Don’t worry! 

Follow The Kitchn’s detailed recipe to get them right first time.

Tomato-basil couscous

If you’re searching for a light yet satisfying dish to serve with your veal chops, check out this tomato-basil couscous. 

Couscous is filling, but won’t weigh you down in the same way pasta or rice can. 

And the tomato sauce turns this from a (dare I say it) boring side into something worthy of its place next to your veal.

Once you taste this tomato-basil pearled couscous, you won’t want plain couscous ever again.

Grilled eggplant 

Grilling your veal chops? 

Make some room and toss a couple of eggplants on the grill too. 

Eggplants are a classic accompaniment to veal chops, and grilling them gives them a unique smokey flavor that will keep your guests coming back for more. 

Take a page out of Foodie Crush’s book and whip up a quick chimichurri sauce to go with your eggplants.

Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach is a classic steakhouse side dish and the ideal decadent accompaniment for a lean protein like veal chops. 

The mild, buttery spinach melds together with the tender veal perfectly. 

And this dish is incredibly easy to prepare – it only takes 20 minutes from prep time to cook time. 

This tasty creamed spinach is guaranteed to become a staple at family dinners.

Parsnip puree

Take your veal chops to the next level by serving them over a bed of parsnip puree. 

Reminiscent of mashed potatoes, this dish is smooth and velvety. But it has a sweeter, nuttier taste that will remind you of the holiday season. 

And it will soak up any gravy you pour over it, significantly upping the yum factor.

This parsnip puree is flavored with garlic and rosemary –  perfect for a winter treat.

Braised red cabbage

Take some inspiration from German cuisine and make braised red cabbage to go with your veal chops. 

Red cabbage and granny smith apples are cooked down in vinegar and various aromatics.

The resulting dish?

Tender cabbage and apple with a surprisingly tart flavor that will liven up your veal. 

This braised red cabbage recipe takes an hour to cook, but it’s well worth it.

Black bean and corn salad  

Planning to serve grilled veal chops at your next barbecue party? 

Don’t forget to include this black bean and corn salad in your spread. 

It’s vibrant and colorful, but doesn’t lack any substance. 

Every mouthful is filled with flavor, and it will look great next to a veal chop. We taste with our eyes first after all.

Plan ahead and make a double batch of this fresh black bean and corn salad – it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Warm potato salad

Think mashed potato is a bit predictable for a veal chop? Go for this warm potato salad instead. 

It’s not overloaded with mayonnaise like some potato salads, so all the flavors of the herbs and the lemon can shine through.

Want to take things up a notch? 

Throw in a handful of chopped prosciutto to your warm herbed potato salad for added crunch.

Creamy tuscan mushrooms

Jazz up your veal chops by serving them alongside these rich and creamy Tuscan mushrooms. 

Imagine scooping a heaping spoonful of the sauce over your veal chops – it’s heaven on a plate. 

The sun-dried tomatoes and white wine really make the difference in this dish, so don’t leave them out. 

These creamy garlic butter tuscan mushrooms are so good that you’ll want to have them every week!

Grilled shrimps kabobs

Lobster tails too much for you?

Here’s another surf and turf option.

The juicy shrimps and fresh vegetables are flavored with a yummy herby marinade, but you can use any marinade you want. A spicy one would work well too.

And if you don’t eat shrimp – just make vegetable skewers!

These grilled shrimp kabobs only six minutes to cook on the grill, making them ideal for a last minute party side.  

The best side dishes for veal chops

  • Roasted asparagus and tomatoes
  • Risotto milanese
  • Horseradish mashed potatoes
  • Arugula salad
  • Brown butter pappardelle
  • Grilled lobster tails
  • Tomato-basil couscous
  • Grilled eggplant
  • Creamed spinach
  • Parsnip puree
  • Braised red cabbage
  • Black bean and corn salad
  • Warm potato salad
  • Creamy tuscan mushrooms
  • Grilled shrimps kabobs

What To Serve With Veal Chops

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your veal chops.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: veal chops side dishes, what to serve with veal chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 260kcal


  • 1 portion veal chops


  • Prepare your veal chops according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: roasted asparagus and tomatoes, risotto milanese, horseradish mashed potatoes, arugula salad, brown butter pappardelle, grilled lobster tails, tomato-basil couscous, grilled eggplant, creamed spinach, parsnip puree, braised red cabbage, black bean and corn salad, warm potato salad, creamy Tuscan mushrooms, and grilled shrimps kabobs.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 260kcal

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