Want to mix up your weekly menu? Here are a ton of ideas for side dishes to serve with spaghetti that kids will love!
Do you ever feel like you are in a cooking rut?
Like you cook the same 5 recipes over and over again and it’s just so boring.
When this happens to me (which is does, a lot!) I find that one of the easiest ways to mix it up is by swapping out the side dishes.
Like, my kids will ALWAYS eat spaghetti, but adding something new to it – a meatball, a new salad, a fun bread option – helps it to feel fresh and less boring.
Let’s talk about the best side dishes to serve with spaghetti for kids!
See all of my favorite kids side dishes:
- The best side dishes to serve with pizza for kids
- Healthy sides for pizza
- The best side dishes to serve with mac and cheese for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with chicken nuggets for kids
- What to serve with chicken nuggets for adults
- The best side dishes to serve with cheeseburgers for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with pulled pork for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with tacos for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with hot dogs for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with fish sticks for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with chicken wings for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with chicken burgers for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with pasta for kids
- The best side dishes to serve with spaghetti for kids
- The best breakfast side dishes for kids
Free printable side dish planner!
Make sure to download our free printable side dish planner! This checklist gives you ideas for side dishes for your kids every day of the week!
The best side dishes to serve with spaghetti
Here are my favorite side dishes to serve my kids with spaghetti! Keep scrolling for full recipe ideas.
Vegetable-Based Side Dishes to serve with spaghetti
It’s always great to sneak in veggies when you can. Here are some of my overall favorite veggies to serve picky kids, but overall – my go to will be whatever veggies your kids like to reliably eat!
Here are some ideas:
- ceasar salad (or any salad greens)
- cucumber slices
- green peas
- roasted broccoli
- sweet potato fries
Grain-Based Side Dishes to serve with spaghetti
Of course, spaghetti is a grain based food but there are some additional grains to pair with it!
Here are some ideas:
- garlic bread
- cous cous salad
- bread sticks
Protein-Based Side Dishes to serve with spaghetti
Protein can help to keep your kids full and is a great option for a side dish!
Here are some ideas:
- shredded chicken
- sliced sausage
- chicken parm
- lentil bolognese
- baked fish
- cubed cheese
Side dish recipes to serve with spaghetti
Here are some great recipes to serve with spaghetti for your kids!
Side dish recipes to serve with spaghetti for kids
Serving spaghetti to your kids? Here are a ton of side dish ideas to pair with it!
Baked Tofu Nuggets with Vegan Tartar Sauce
Simple to make, these crispy baked tofu nuggets with a simple tartar sauce disappear quickly! Kids love them, and they make a great way to add protein to the plate.
Vegan Zucchini Fritters
These zucchini fritters are so good kids will love to eat their veggies! They make a perfect side to serve with noodles.
Gluten Free Cloverleaf Rolls
My kids love making these gluten free cloverleaf rolls! They're soft and fluffy and even the gluten-eaters devour them.
Easy mummy meatballs: a vegetarian Halloween recipe
Cute mummy meatballs recipe! These vegetarian dough wrapped meatballs are easy to make and so fun for kids.
Broccoli Muffins - Just 4 Ingredients!
Broccoli is delicious with spaghetti and will be gobbled up when you package it into mini muffins!
Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe
This simple recipe will teach you how to roast asparagus in the air fryer to crispy perfection. With only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make you'll have a healthy side dish that's doable on busy week nights.
Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts
These Garlic Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts make the perfect vegetable side dish. You’ll whip up Brussels sprouts in a matter of minutes on the stovetop. It doesn’t hurt that they’re oil free and gluten free.
Sour Cream and Chive Drop Biscuits
These flaky Sour Cream and Chive Drop Biscuits are so deliciously light and buttery, you'll never make homemade yeast rolls again!
Blistered tomatoes add a special touch to just about any meal. In less than 10 minutes, turn cherry or grape tomatoes into something extra delicious with garlic, shallots and basil.
Strawberry Spring Mix Salad with Oriental Dressing
A strawberry topped salad is appealing even to kids who aren't used to eating salad!
Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe (Video)
This oven roasted broccoli is a delicious side dish for any meal!
Simple Sourdough Breadsticks (No Yeast!)
Simple Sourdough Breadsticks are impressive to make and so delicious to serve with your favorite dinner! They are chewy, soft, and have a crispy crust!
Eggplant fries are a fun way to eat vegetables for kids. breaded with tons of flavor they will love it as a side.
Mini Caprese Skewers (Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Appetizers) HOLD the Vinegar!
Kids love these Caprese skewers! They even love making them, so hand them some cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella and let them have fun!
The BEST Keto Caesar Salad - Low Carb, THM S, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free
This easy Caesar salad comes together in minutes with a homemade dressing using 5 simple ingredients.
This delicious homemade creamed corn recipe is way better than the canned version and only takes minutes to prepare!
Thanks for reading!