Prepare to spice up your culinary game with these 35 ways to serve stuffed bell peppers.
We’ve got you covered, from healthy salads to luscious sauces, easy bread sides, and protein–based topping ideas.
So, grab your apron, and let’s dive into a world of delicious sides that upgrade your stuffed bell peppers.
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Increase your veggie intake, and upgrade your stuffed peppers meal with these fresh and vibrant salads.
This zucchini salad is great with stuffed peppers, as it provides you with a serving of fresh greens.
An easy way to increase your veggie intake and a colorful addition to your dinner too.
This Italian house salad brings together the refreshing crunch of lettuce, juicy tomatoes, tangy red onions, and grated carrot.
Tossed with a simple Italian dressing, this salad is a perfect accompaniment to any type of stuffed bell pepper and a delightful standalone appetizer.
If you're serving stuffed bell peppers in the summer season, you need to try this tomato-cucumber salad.
With crunchy cucumber and juicy tomatoes, this makes an easy and vibrant side salad. You can even add fried tofu or roasted chickpeas to this salad for added protein.
If you're serving stuffed peppers in late summer or early autumn, you can pair them with a refreshing fennel salad.
Orange wedges, pomegranate seeds, black olives, and pine nuts add extra nutrition and color to your dinner.
This 10-minute arugula salad with apples and walnuts is a bright green and delicious side salad for any meal.
Dress it with lemon juice, salt, and shaved parmesan just before serving for a restaurant-worthy look.
Authentic Italian bread salad is a great way to use bread leftovers, and add some greens to your stuffed peppers.
This Italian salad is best for Mediterranean-style stuffed peppers.
Tabbouleh salad is a mix of finely chopped fresh parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, and mint.
The zesty lemon dressing in the tabbouleh adds a tangy kick that cuts through the richness of the stuffed peppers, making it a great Middle-Eastern side dish.
During autumn, shaved Brussels sprouts salad is a good match with stuffed peppers.
Drizzle with our homemade sweet mustard dressing for a match made in heaven.
Mango salad with avocado is a juicy and vibrant side dish that pairs perfectly with stuffed bell peppers.
The sweet and tangy flavors of ripe mangoes complement the creamy texture of avocados, creating a delicious contrast to the aromatic stuffed bell peppers.
Bread-based Sides for Stuffed Peppers
Bread is always a winning combination with stuffed vegetables. Try these quick and crunchy bread sides that add texture and flavor to your bell pepper meal.
A perfect pairing for stuffed peppers is crusty bread with a tomato mix.
Make this tomato bruschetta in 5 minutes, and enjoy it next to freshly baked stuffed peppers. They can easily be served with pesto or tapenade, and as an appetizer.
Crostini are quick and crispy, and can even be made in the air fryer.
They're perfect for stuffed peppers with a drizzle of olive oil, or served with olive tapenade and pesto.
Kids and grownups alike love these mini pizzas!
Serve them next to stuffed peppers for a fun and colorful dinner menu as a side dish or as an appetizer.
Wonderfully airy and crispy, this no-knead focaccia is perfect for scooping up the stuffing leftovers from stuffed peppers.
Make it with fresh rosemary and salt or with cherry tomatoes and red onion.
Easy Naan bread is the perfect partner to complement the flavors of stuffed bell peppers.
Its fluffy texture and slight char add a delightful contrast to the peppers' savory filling. With a few ingredients, you can whip up a batch of Naan bread to enhance your meal and impress your guests.
Pair the light texture of homemade pita bread with aromatic bell pepper and enjoy a scrumptious combination of flavors.
The pita bread's subtle flavor and pillowy consistency perfectly complement the rich filling of stuffed bell peppers.
Side dishes with grains
Whether you have 5 or 15 minutes, these grains are great companions for your stuffed peppers.
In a hurry? No problem, this herbed couscous is ready in 5 minutes and provides wholesome carbohydrates for a complete dinner.
A colorful quinoa salad that you can alter to your preferences and seasonal produce.
Fresh greens, chickpeas, and a creamy mustard dressing make a juicy, delicious, and wholesome side dish.
A quick way to add color and veggies to a serving of couscous with this warm couscous salad.
Enjoy it next to your stuffed peppers or on top of the peppers for added grains and flavor.
This refreshing 10-minute couscous salad is the perfect accompaniment to flavorful stuffed vegetables.
The fluffy couscous, mixed with fresh veggies and herbs make a balanced blend of textures and flavors.
The best toppings for stuffed peppers
Once the stuffed peppers are baked and you've garnished with fresh herbs, you're only missing the topping.
Try one of these easy sauces and toppings to level up your baked peppers.
Olive tapenade is a perfect and rich topping idea for stuffed peppers.
It adds healthy fats and additional umami to your roasted veggies.
If you love sauce and you love tomatoes, this marinara sauce is a must-try on top of veggies.
Pour a little marinara sauce on your stuffed peppers for an Italian spin.
Guacamole adds a creamy element to Mexican stuffed peppers and provides a burst of flavor with its tangy and zesty notes.
Its bright green color also adds a visually appealing touch, making your dinner even more enticing.
Creamy and velvety, this vegan sour cream is a silky alternative to regular sour cream and adds freshness to your peppers.
Thick and creamy, this fresh goddess dressing looks beautiful and adds bold flavor to your stuffed veggies.
This creamy avocado tahini spread adds a luscious richness to stuffed vegetables and complements their flavors.
Its smooth texture and subtle nutty undertones make a great topping - and a tasty spread for crostini and bruschetta.
For a Middle-Eastern spin on your peppers, you can make this tahini sauce in just 5 mins and enjoy it drizzled on top of your veggies.
Perfect for BBQs and cookouts, this tzatziki is a refreshing sauce with baked and stuffed veggies.
It also makes a hassle-free meal prep dish as it adds a fresh flavor to salads, wraps, or as dip for veggies throughout the week.
Enhance the flavors of your stuffed peppers with a dollop of creamy hummus.
It adds an airy and delightful Middle Eastern twist to your meal.
Try a sprinkle of dukkah, a flavorful Egyptian spice and nut blend, over your stuffed peppers for a delightful Middle Eastern spin.
Add plant-based protein
If you wanna increase your protein intake, these easy plant-based protein sources are great as toppings.
Roasted chickpeas add a delightful crunch and protein-packed twist to stuffed bell peppers.
Use your favorite spice for the chickpeas, and elevate your dinner to a new level of deliciousness.
Charred and marinated, this tofu is a perfect topping for stuffed peppers - and a great way to add extra protein to your dinner!
If you want a chewy topping for your peppers, try this air fryer tofu that is ready in just 15 minutes.
Easy air fryer chickpeas with garlic powder and paprika are delicious with stuffed veggies.
You can also use them in salads, as a healthy snack, and as a sprinkle for soups.
Enjoy the delicious combination of crispy, chewy tofu with the rich flavors of stuffed bell peppers.
This fried tofu recipe is a reader's favorite, and it is a versatile protein source for salads, grain bowls, and pasta.
We end this list with a delicious serving suggestion for stuffed peppers: grilled tofu!
It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and makes a tasty plant-based protein source.
With its smokey and slightly charred exterior, grilled tofu is a versatile and healthy alternative to traditional grilled meats.
How to garnish stuffed peppers
You can top these peppers with your favorite toppings (dairy-free or not), for example:
More Stuffed Veggie Recipes
These salads, sauces, and vegetable side ideas easily pair with other stuffed vegetable dishes. Here are some of our favorites:
- Zucchini boats (lentils, walnuts, tomato puree, zucchini, olive oil, etc.)
- Stuffed zucchini (breadcrumbs, zucchini, ricotta, parmesan, or dairy-free cheese, etc.)
- Roasted zucchini (breadcrumbs, thyme, olive oil, garlic, zucchini, etc.)
- Eggplant boats (eggplant, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, etc.)
- Microwave sweet potato (sweet potato, olive oil, salt, pepper, etc.)
Or try any of these vegetable side dishes for more grilled, roasted, and steamed cooking ideas.
For many more side dish ideas, check out our sides category page.
- Check each individual recipe for ingredients required.
- Cook your favorite recipe and serve with stuffed peppers.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can eat them at room temperature, or reheat them in the microwave. We do not recommend freezing these recipes.
Serving: 200g, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 6g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg
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