If you're wondering what to serve with stuffed peppers, you've come to the right place. We've selected 35 of our best side dishes and easy recipes, that complement stuffed peppers perfectly.
Browse through this list and pick your favorite: sauces, vegetables, fresh salads, and bread. These recipes will surely give you new ideas for what to pair with your peppers.
Looking for a good recipe for stuffed peppers? Try these vegan stuffed peppers.
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.
Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
Crunchy cucumber and tender tomatoes make an easy side dish next to with stuffed peppers. You can even add fried tofu to the salad for extra protein.
Fennel and orange salad
If you're serving the stuffed peppers in late summer or early autumn, you can pair them with a refreshing fennel salad. Let the Orange wedges, pomegranate and pine nuts add extra nutrition and color to your dinner!
Authentic Italian bread salad is a great way to use bread leftovers, and add some greens to your stuffed peppers.
Shaved Brussels sprouts salad
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.
Bready Side Dishes for Baked Peppers
Bread is always a winner with stuffed vegetables. Try these quick and crunchy bread sides for added texture.
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 peppers.
Crostini are quick and aromatic, and can even be made in the air fryer. They're perfect for stuffed peppers and veggies alike.
Kids and grownups alike love these mini pizzas! Serve them next to stuffed peppers for a fun and colorful dinner menu.
Chickpea Frittata Muffins
Technically not bread, but these chickpea muffins deserve a spot on this list, as they go well with stuffed vegetables. Serve them in a bread basket and let your guests enjoy these flavor-packed muffins.
Wonderfully soft and crispy, this no-knead focaccia is perfect for sopping up those sauce leftovers from stuffed peppers.
This chickpea pancake is a wonderful and bright side dish for baked veggies. Serve the farinata in slices next to your stuffed peppers and enjoy the addition of healthy protein to your dinner.
Whether you have 5 or 15 minutes, these grains are great companions for your stuffed peppers.
Quick couscous w. Herbs (in 5 minutes)
In a hurry? No problem, this herbed couscous is ready in 5 minutes and provides good carbohydrates for a complete dinner.
Chickpea Quinoa Salad
A versatile quinoa salad that you can alter to your needs and seasonal produce. Fresh greens and chickpeas made a crunchy and wholesome side dish.
Couscous with Vegetables
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 extra grains.
Vegan Couscous Salad
An even quicker way to serve couscous with your peppers is by using fresh vegetables. This vibrant salad is served cold and is a great flavor addition to stuffed veggies.
The best toppings for stuffed peppers
Once the stuffed peppers are baked, and you've sprinkled them with fresh herbs, you're only missing the creamy sauce on top. Try one of these easy sauces and level up your baked peppers.
Olive tapenade is a perfect topping 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.
Vegan Sour Cream
Creamy and velvety, this vegan sour cream is a silky alternative to regular sour cream and adds freshness to your peppers.
Green Goddess Dressing
Thick and creamy, this fresh goddess dressing looks beautiful and adds bold flavor to your stuffed veggies.
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 vegan tzatziki is always a refreshing sauce with baked and stuffed veggies.
A great way to clean your fridge for zucchini leftovers! This refreshing zucchini pesto is perfect with stuffed red peppers and adds healthy fats to your dinner.
Cilantro Lime Dressing
You can easily put a Mexican spin to your Bell Pepper Boats by drizzling them with this bold green cilantro lime dressing. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro for the best results!
Vegan Ricotta Cheese
A favorite cheesy topping for crumbling on top of stuffed peppers. Easy to make ahead and requires just 3 ingredients.
Veggie-packed side dishes
Want even more color, nutrients, and greens with your dinner? Here are our easiest vegetable side dishes that pair perfectly with stuffed peppers.
Soup is wonderful with stuffed peppers. It's a great way to add even more veggies to your meal and offer your guests a vibrant side dish.
Air Fryer Green Beans
Air frying is fantastic for getting quick and crunchy vegetables. Make these air fryer green beans with your stuffed peppers and save time and oil.
A colorful addition to stuffed peppers and a versatile and juicy side dish.
Cauliflower rice is a great alternative to white rice if you're trying to reduce calories or increase your veggie intake.
Super fun to eat and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! This eggplant pizza recipe pairs well with stuffed peppers and is easy to make in the oven.
A quick and fresh green side dish that makes red bell peppers pop. Steamed asparagus is perfect for spring and pairs well with most dressings too.
Incredibly tender and aromatic, these roasted eggplant complements stuffed peppers in a wonderful way. Serve with your favorite dressing or pesto.
Air Fryer Asparagus
Another quick and easy air fryer recipe with reduced oil. Air fryer asparagus is a crunchy side dish that level up your stuffed peppers.
Add plant-based protein
If you wanna increase your protein intake, these easy plant-based protein sources are great as toppings.
Charred and marinated, this tofu is a perfect topping for stuffed peppers - and a great way to add extra protein to your dinner!
Air Fryer Tofu
If you want a chewy topping for your peppers, try this air fryer tofu that is ready in just 15 minutes.
Vegan Chickpea Salad
Chickpea salad is a gluten-free side dish or topping idea for stuffed peppers. Refreshing and colorful, it adds bite and chewy texture to your veggies.
How to garnish stuffed peppers
You can top these peppers with your favorite vegan toppings, such as vegan melted cheese, homemade parmesan, or vegan cream cheese. We like to use:
- Homemade vegan ricotta: we make this ricotta once a week and store it in the fridge ready to be used in recipes like this one. It's perfect when crumbled on top of the peppers after they are baked.
- Unsweetened plant yogurt: such as soy yogurt or neutral dairy-free yogurt. Drizzle this on top of the steamy hot peppers to add freshness and creaminess to the dish.
- Olive oil and parsley: a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of parsley.
More Stuffed Veggie Recipes
These salads, sauces, and vegetable side ideas easily pair with other stuffed vegetable dishes as well. Here are some of our favorites:
- Stuffed zucchini boats
- Roasted zucchini with breadcrumbs
- Roasted eggplant with breading and herbs
- Eggplant boats
- Braised artichokes with garlic and Italian herbs
Or try any of these vegetable side dishes for more grilled, roasted, and steamed cooking ideas.
How to Store these Recipes
- In the refrigerator
Stuffed bell peppers are the perfect food for meal prep as they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Their flavor will be even richer the day after you cooked them.
- When you reheat them, make sure you only reheat the peppers that you are going to eat.
For many more side dishes ideas, check out our sides category page.
What to serve with Stuffed Peppers
- Check each individual recipe for ingredients required.
- Cook your favorite recipe and serve with stuffed peppers.
- How to store: Keep these meals stored in the refrigerator, ideally in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
- How to reheat: Warm it up on the stovetop or in the microwave. Before serving garnish with fresh herbs.
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