April 22, 2024

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What to Serve with Lamb Chops: 50+ BEST Sides for Lamb

Wondering what to serve with lamb chops for dinner? This handy guide covers all of the best sides for lamb – from veggies, to potatoes, and more!

I’m sharing 50+ of the most popular and best sides for lamb. Creamy mashed potatoes, salads, and the most delicious veggies.

These side dishes pair with all your favorite lamb recipes, from simple marinated lamb chops, to a herb crusted rack of lamb, cumin lamb noodles, and more!

You’re guaranteed to find a new favorite side dish here! Pair it with one of these 17+ AMAZING sauces for lamb, one of the best lamb wine pairings, and you’re guaranteed a fantastic dinner.

Side Dishes for Lamb Chops

Vegetables

Wondering what veggies go with lamb? Here are some of the best options:

Sauteed spinach in white bowl.

Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!

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These are the BEST Glazed Carrots! Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned & perfectly glazed. They make an amazing side dish that both kids & adults love. | platingsandpairings.com

These are the BEST Glazed Carrots – Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned, and perfectly glazed. These carrots make an amazing side dish that both kids and adults can’t get enough of!

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Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.

How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.

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Delicata Squash in grey serving bowl with spoon.

Roasted Delicata Squash is a winter side dish that’s really easy to prepare. There’s no peeling required and the maple flavors and warm spices taste divine!

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Overhead close up of bowl of roasted carrots.

I’m serving up these Oven Roasted Carrots elote style. Similar to how you’d dress grilled street corn, these delicious tender carrots are topped with lime, crumbled cheese, jalapenos and cilantro. So crazy good! 

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Overhead close up of zucchini fries on platter.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon. 

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Over head shot of cooked brussels sprouts in grey bowl with spoon.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts cook up crispy and delicious with minimal oil with the help of your air fryer! Dressed simply with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. You’ll love these!

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Blistered shishito peppers served on a black plate with lemon wedges.

These Blistered Shishito Peppers are the perfect finger food. They’re so easy to make too. Lightly seasoned and slightly smoky, you’ll find that most are mild… one out of every ten might surprise you. 

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Miso roasted cauliflower in grey bowl shot from overhead and garnished with lime wedges.

Roasted Miso Cauliflower is a buttery, umami-filled delicious and healthy side dish. Cauliflower is tossed in a glaze of miso, soy and red pepper flakes and roasted until perfectly browned and crisp. Vegan + Gluten Free

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Bowl of Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts with chopsticks.

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and covered in a sweet and spicy kung pao sauce. Toss with roasted peanuts and red chilis for a crazy delicious spin on a classic roasted vegetable.

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Platter of grilled broccolini

This grilled broccolini is topped with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette and marcona almonds for a delicious crunch. It’s a perfect side dish for autumnal menus or Thanksgiving. 

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Overhead shot of bowl of mashed cauliflower in grey bowl with swirls of butter.

Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious, low carb & keto friendly side dish. With 5 flavor variations and instructions for making Stovetop Mashed Cauliflower or Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower.

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Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Instant Pot Artichokes are quick and easy to make with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, this recipe gives them SO much flavor!

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Overhead shot of cooked sunchokes in bowl.

Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.

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Overhead shot of smashed brussel sprouts drizzled with lemon tahini dressing.

These Smashed Brussel Sprouts are flattened so that they become extra crispy when roasted in the oven. Drizzled with the most amazing Lemon Tahini Sauce. 

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Salads

Crunchy slaws and salads to serve with lamb.

Shirazi salad centered in frame with serving spoon.

This simple Shirazi Salad recipe features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil. Every bite is bursting with refreshing flavors!

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This Fattoush recipe is an authentic Lebanese salad with a bright, minty dressing and crunchy textures of fresh veggies and crisp pita chips.

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This Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Salad recipe combines pearl couscous with tomatoes, cucumber, fresh herbs and a light citrus dressing. It's a perfect make-ahead salad recipe! | platingsandpairings.com

This Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Salad combines pearl couscous with tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh herbs and a light citrus dressing.

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Overhead shot of arugula salad next to shaved parmesan.

This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.

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Prepared radicchio salad in grey bowl with serving utensils.

This delicious Radicchio Salad is dressed in a creamy lemon-vinaigrette and tossed with buttery calvestrano olives, tasty breadcrumbs and nutty parmesan cheese. And, a special tip ensures that your radicchio won’t be bitter!

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Overhead close up of bowl of kale caesar salad in white bowl with serving spoon.
This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.

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Shaved brussels sprouts salad in large bowl with serving spoon.

This Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.

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Overhead shot of din tai fung cucumber salad on grey plate with chopsticks.

This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavor. Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!

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Pasta salad in bowl on wooden cutting board next to bowl of pepper flakes.

This Zucchini Pasta Salad recipe may be the best I’ve tried to date! Packed with sauteed zucchini, loads of parmesan cheese, fresh dill and crunchy walnuts.

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Hawaiian coleslaw in white serving bowl.

Hawaiian Coleslaw with pineapple, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette brings a tropical taste to traditional slaw.

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Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.

This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!

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Side view of Apple Slaw in speckled bowl.

Apple Slaw with Celery Root is an exciting twist on your basic coleslaw. Crisp apples and celery root combine with jalapeno, cilantro & pickled onions. It’s sure to be a stand out side dish!

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Bowl of shaved fennel and celery salad topped with toasted pine nuts and parmesan

This Shaved Fennel and Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It’s the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  

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Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.

This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 

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Overhead shot of Mexican street corn salad in serving bowl.

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Couscous puts a fun twist on elotes. Smoky grilled corn, a creamy cumin-lime dressing, and pearl couscous combine to create this delicious salad.

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Fennel salad with chickpeas in white bowl.

This Fennel and Chickpea Salad is tossed in a light citrus vinaigrette & topped with parmesan. It’s the perfect make-ahead salad for potlucks or lunches.

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Overhead close up of combined vinegar slaw in large white mixing bowl.

Vinegar Coleslaw is a super simple side dish recipe made without mayonnaise. It’s tangy, delicious and crunchy. 

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Potatoes

There are lots of great potato options!

Overhead shot of bowl of mashed potatoes topped with a pat of butter, next to bowl of sour cream.

These Easy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery and tangy and easy to make with the help of your stand mixer – No hand mashing required!

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CLOSE UP OF ROASTED SWEET POTATOES ON SERVING TRAY WITH SPOON.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.

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COOKED DUCHESS POTATOES ON BAKING SHEET NEXT TO SPATULA.

Duchess Potatoes are a fancy piped potato side dish that must make an appearance at your next dinner party. Rich, creamy, and cheesy with just a subtle crisp, these elegant baked mashed potatoes are unlike anything else!

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Crispy smashed potatoes on black plate next to bowl of mojo sauce.

These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are the most delicious side dish! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they’re amazing on their own or top them with sour cream & mojo sauce. 

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Overhead shot of baked goat cheese mashed potatoes in white casserole dish with serving spoon.

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with garlic take a classic comfort food dish to a new level! Made with tangy goat cheese, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, these potatoes are perfectly creamy and flavorful every time.

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Split open sweet potato on grey plate with pats of butter and fork.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes cook up quicker than in the oven and they’re deliciously fluffy and creamy every time! Learn how to make the BEST sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker in just about 30 minutes! 

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Grilled potato salad in white bowl next to jar of mustard.

Say bye bye to basic potato salad. This Grilled Potato Salad combines smoky grilled potatoes with a delicious tangy mustard dressing that’s loaded with fresh herbs and salty capers. It’s delicious! 

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Hands holding bowl of mashed sweet potatoes.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Ultra creamy, flavorful and delicious and made with only 3-ingredients! No hand mashing required. Let your stand mixer do all the work for you! 

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POTATO LATKES ON GREY PLATE TOPPED WITH DOLLOPS OF SOUR CREAM AND SERVED WITH BOWL OF PINK BEET HORSERADISH SAUCE.

This traditional Potato Latkes recipe is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Their irresistible golden crusts are seasoned with just a sprinkling of salt and ready to be served with a side of sour cream and applesauce. They’re perfect for Hanukkah, but you’ll want to enjoy them year round.

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Pasta & Risotto

When you want a comfort food side dish to pair with your lamb dinner.

Risotto in grey bowl next to shards of parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Risotto is hands-down the best way to make risotto! It has the signature creamy, rich goodness you expect without all the stirring and fuss of making it on the stove. Plus there are 6 add-in options to make your risotto extra flavorful.

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Overhead shot of hand holding bowl of butternut squash risotto.

This always rich and warming Butternut Squash Risotto is the perfect meal for fall. Roasted squash, creamy and tender rice, and fresh sage come together to form dreamy and heavenly flavors in every bite.

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Finished Mushroom risotto in dutch oven.

This Mushroom Risotto is rich, creamy and totally decadent. 

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Beans

Beans are a great side, especially with grilled lamb chops!

Bowl of cooked pinto beans flecked with cilantro.

Instant Pot pinto beans are easy to make and taste so much better than the canned version! Perfect for meal prep or as a side dish to your favorite tacos, salads, or protein bowls, these beans can be ready in under an hour with no soaking required.

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Close up of Italian White Beans with sage.

These Italian White Beans are cooked low and slow with a bit of sage and garlic, resulting in plump, yet firm beans that are delicious dressed with a bit of olive oil or served on top of crostini.

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Top shot of black beans in large white bowl with spoon

These Instant Pot black beans are easy to make and taste so much better than the canned version! Perfect for meal prep or as a side dish to your favorite tacos, salads, or protein bowls, these black beans can be ready in under an hour.

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🕕 How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these lamb side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

Did you Make Any of These Lamb Chop Side Dishes?

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  • Choose your favorite side dish recipe(s).

  • Gather the necessary ingredients.

  • Enjoy an amazing lamb chop dinner!