What goes with a baked potato? If you love baked potatoes and looking for ideas on what to serve with baked potatoes, then you are in the right place. Here are some easy recipe ideas to serve with baked potatoes.
A baked potato is a delicious dish itself. This is a versatile dish that can be paired with a variety of toppings and side dishes to create a well-rounded meal.
You can also classically make them using the oven. And even instant pot is also a great tool to make yourself a fluffy potato. Again you can crisp them up using your air fryer or oven.
What to serve with baked potatoes?
Baked potatoes are so delicious and fluffy inside with slightly crisped skin that balances the taste as well as the texture of the dish.
Classically, they are good to serve with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of salt or a dollop of sour cream and some fresh chives.
If you like them to be a little cheesy, sprinkle shredded cheese (such as cheddar or mozzarella) over your baked potato. You can melt the cheese by returning the potato to the oven/ air fryer for a few minutes.
However, there are many other toppings to go with baked potatoes. Apart from the toppings, you will love them to pair up with some yummy and easy side dishes to make them more filling.
You can also check out my sides collection to get some more ideas.
A slight crunch as a side will also work with it. Nutritionwise also it will complement and add health values to the meal. You can make individual roasted vegetables or make a medley of veggies. Season with your favorite seasoning and air fry for 15 - 20 minutes. You may also like oven-roasted veggies like broccoli, okra, etc.
However, you can serve the baked potatoes with a side of steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, or green beans as well.
These are so flavorful yet easy to make. These sauteed green beans with Italian seasoning make the dish taste so good, it is the best sauteed green beans I would say. Pair it up with your baked potatoes and serve hot. Truly delish.
Enhance the flavor of your baked potatoes by sautéing mushrooms and onions until they're caramelized and tender. Serve them as a topping or on the side.
This will also go well with baked potatoes. Simple to make, this sauteed spinach will complement the flavor to a great extent.
Tempting pasta in the cajun sauce is my ultimate favorite. Serve them alongside a fluffy potato and try this contrasting pair. The spicy bold flavor of the cajun pasta offers a satisfying and tempting element.
Buffalo Cauliflower or Buffalo Broccoli
These spicy roasted veggies will add a crispy texture with a load of flavor to the meal. Make them in the air fryer for a quick side dish along with baked potato.
You may try pairing up a baked potato with some seasoned pinto beans. They will get you that bite along with the fluffiness of baked potatoes. I loved the combination though. Completely satisfying and filling too. You may try it with black beans as well.
Cauliflower steaks are so yummy, and loaded with flavors. These are also easy to make. You can bake them in the oven or make them quickly in an air fryer. You can serve the roasted/ grilled cauliflower steaks with a baked potato for a delightful meal.
You can make it with zucchini or squash. They are tender inside with a slight bite while taken to the mouth. For me, they just melt in my mouth with flavors overloaded. If you don't like any more crunch or chewy food to accompany your baked potatoes, zucchini or squash are the best option to have. You can make sauteed zucchini and squash too.
Yes! I'm a big fan of roasted veggies. And spiced with turmeric this roasted cauliflower adds depth to the meal overall.
Salads: As a side to serve with baked potatoes
Balance the richness of a baked potato with a fresh salad. A side salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a tangy vinaigrette can complement the potato nicely.
Have you tried this combination ever? I love Mexican flavors. And for me, it worked the best.
A creamy coleslaw can provide a refreshing contrast to the baked potatoes. The combination of textures and flavors works well together. Apple and blueberry add a tangy and fruity flavor to it.
A simple corn cucumber salad with a lemon juice dressing will also do magic as a side dish. However, to make it more filling, you can add peppers, beans, and a creamy dressing and serve it along with the baked potatoes as a side dish.
You must try falafel salad with baked potatoes. The flavors and textures are so contradictory but yes they will complement each other. Falafels are fried chickpea meatballs plus added veggies bring that satisfying crunch to the meal.
What to serve with baked potatoes?
Here are some of the best pairing side dishes to serve with baked potatoes.
There are many sides actually that goes so well with baked potatoes that you would love making them again and again.
Remember, these are just suggestions, and you can mix and match based on your personal preferences and dietary restrictions.
What to serve with baked potatoes
- olive oil
- spices and seasonings
- fresh herbs
- Select your favorite recipe.
- Check out their detailed ingredients for each recipe.
- Follow the instructions of each recipe.