If you’re wondering what to serve with your veal scallopini, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for veal scallopini.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with veal scallopini are fondant potatoes, rice pilaf, sun-dried tomato pasta, and sauteed swiss chard. For healthier options, try broccolini, three-bean salad, and roasted vegetables. You can also serve crab imperial, broccoli and cauliflower gratin, and stuffed mushrooms.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Cooking for your special someone?
Impress them with a restaurant-worthy meal of veal scallopini alongside these fancy fondant potatoes.
Crispy, golden-brown tops and bottoms, and a melt-in-your-mouth inside – what’s not to love about these potatoes?
Your partner will think you’re a master chef after pulling off a gorgeous and delicious dish like this.
They don’t need to know how effortless these fondant potatoes are to make.
Break the monotony and add a fresh splash of green to your veal scallopini with this broccolini dish.
The broccolini is stir-fried, so they become crisp-tender. This way they also retain their beautiful green hue.
No room for mushy, murky vegetables here!
Adding broccoli and garlic on top seals the deal.
With every bite of this garlic-parmesan broccolini, you’ll get a satisfying crunch and salty, tangy flavors.
Garlic sun-dried tomato pasta
With veal scallopini’s Italian roots, it makes sense that it goes superbly with a pasta dish.
The addition of sun-dried tomatoes takes this pasta dish to another flavor level.
You’ll want to make this tasty garlic sun-dried tomato pasta every day of the week.
Pssst… The best pasta to use for this dish is spirali pasta. It’s just so good at clinging on to the sauce.
Sauteed swiss chard
In a rush?
A meal of veal scallopini and sauteed swiss chard is a perfect, complete meal that’s quick and easy to cook.
The key to getting your Swiss chard tender?
Quickly boil them before sauteing.
Also, you can even use the stems of the leaves so nothing goes to waste.
Despite the extra step, it’ll only take 15 minutes to have this sauteed swiss chard from the stove to your table.
Wild rice and vegetable pilaf
Turn your veal scallopini into a hearty meal with a heaping helping of this rice pilaf on the side.
This rice dish completes your meal by providing starch and nutritious vegetables.
Get this delicious wild rice and vegetable pilaf recipe here.
Add a fun and tasty surf and turf twist to your veal scallopini by serving this crab imperial with it.
The subtle sweetness of the crab meat is enhanced by the creamy and slightly spicy mayo mixture used in this dish.
Whether you dress this crab imperial up or enjoy it as it is – it’ll get you hooked.
Chopped salad with farro
Want to make your veal scallopini a hearty meal without being too heavy?
This chopped salad with farro might be just what you’re looking for.
Aside from the veggies and chickpeas, the farro makes this salad substantial.
Like quinoa, it’s a healthier alternative to rice that’s guaranteed to fill you up.
Each bite of this salad is bursting with fresh flavors from the veggies and a unique tangy flavor from the sumac seasoning.
Make this faro and sumac chopped salad for dinner tonight!
Craving potato gratin, but trying to be healthy?
Stay on track and indulge in this broccoli and cauliflower gratin instead.
This dish still has calories, but it’s significantly less than the traditional potato version.
And you still get to enjoy the rich, cheesy goodness of a gratin with less guilt.
This cheesy broccoli and cauliflower gratin is also a fun and creative way to get the pickiest eaters you know to eat their vegetables.
Elevate your veal scallopini with a generous serving of this tomato orzo.
It’s a simple dish reminiscent of the famous risotto, except it’s not too intimidating to put together.
You have more room for error dealing with orzo pasta vs rice.
Despite its creaminess, you get a hint of a delicious smoky flavor, courtesy of adding fire-roasted tomatoes to the sauce.
This creamy tomato orzo will have you licking your plates and looking for seconds.
Make this three-bean salad to go with your veal scallopini for a protein-packed meal.
It’s a flavorful salad you can put together in 10 minutes.
The key is using canned kidney and garbanzo beans – the green beans are the only elements you’ll be cooking.
Everything is tied together with an irresistible sweet and savory dressing.
Get the full recipe here: Three-Bean Salad.
Roasted root vegetables
Make your plate of veal scallopini vibrant and colorful with a heaping serving of roasted root vegetables.
It’s not only a feast for your mouth but for your eyes too.
This medley of root vegetables has a rich, earthy flavor that feels like a comforting hug.
These flavorful oven-roasted root vegetables will be a mainstay in your weekly meals.
Itching for a pan of freshly baked lasagna, but you’re watching your calories?
Curb your cravings with these lasagna stuffed mushrooms.
They have all the cheesy, tomato-y goodness sans the noodles – everything is stuffed in portobello mushrooms.
With the mushrooms’ lightly chewy and dense texture, you won’t even miss pasta. It’s an excellent low-carb option.
Serve these lasagna-stuffed mushrooms alongside your veal scallopini for a meal that will keep your cravings at bay.
Baked zucchini sticks
These zucchini sticks are an excellent addition if you’re looking to add more crunch to your veal scallopini.
You can make these in your oven or air fryer.
I’m more partial to the air fryer, as it cuts down the cooking time by half and ensures they’re super crisp.
You won’t be able to stop snacking on these baked zucchini sticks, so make an extra batch or two just to be sure.
Garlic sauteed asparagus and mushrooms
This sauteed mushroom and asparagus side is the best dish if you want to keep your veal scallopini low on carbs.
It’s loaded with umami goodness that will knock your socks off.
These veggies are also cooked quickly to retain their bite and crunch.
We don’t want mushy vegetables – we want them crisp-tender.
These garlic-sauteed asparagus and mushrooms are the ideal side dish for those busy weeknight dinners.
Bok choy stir-fry
Take inspiration from Chinese cuisine and serve your veal scallopini with a side of bok choy stir fry.
Can you get any simpler than this leafy green side dish?
You can choose to go fancy when flavoring your bok choy, but I like to keep it simple for heavy dishes and just use freshly minced garlic.
This garlic baby bok choy stir fry is a quick and healthy dish you can whip up at a moment’s notice.
Simple spinach salad
Veal scallopini can get pretty heavy, so a simple spinach salad perfectly accompanies a light lunch.
The mild sweetness from the spinach leaves is balanced by the dressing and other elements of this salad.
Plus, the variety of textures you get in every bite makes this a real winner.
You’ll be amazed by how sensational yet simple this spinach salad is.
Beef up your veal scallopini by serving it alongside some pan-fried gnocchi.
Imagine coating those buttery, lightly crisp and fluffy potato dumplings with your scallopinis’ sauce?
Sounds like a perfect plate to me.
These fried garlic-butter gnocchi balls hold sauces and flavors so well.
The best side dishes for veal scallopini
- Fondant potatoes
- Garlic-parmesan broccolini
- Garlic sun-dried tomato pasta
- Sauteed swiss chard
- Wild rice and vegetable pilaf
- Crab imperial
- Chopped salad with farro
- Broccoli Gratin
- Tomato orzo
- Three-bean salad
- Roasted root vegetables
- Lasagna-stuffed mushrooms
- Baked zucchini sticks
- Garlic sauteed asparagus and mushrooms
- Bok choy stir-fry
- Simple spinach salad
- Fried gnocchi
What To Serve With Veal Scallopini
- 1 portion veal scallopini
- Prepare your veal scallopini according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: fondant potatoes, garlic-parmesan broccolini, garlic sun-dried tomato pasta, sauteed swiss chard, wild rice and vegetable pilaf, crab imperial, chopped salad with farro, broccoli gratin, tomato orzo, three-bean salad, roasted root vegetables, lasagna-stuffed mushrooms, baked zucchini sticks, garlic sauteed asparagus and mushrooms, bok choy stir-fry, simple spinach salad, and fried gnocchi.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!