35 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Lasagna Potlucks

By Rachel
July 27, 2023

Wondering what to serve at your next lasagna potluck? This post will help you find the 35 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Lasagna Potlucks from salads and soups, to veggies and rolls. Perfect for large crowd gatherings or weeknight family dinner! Dessert ideas included as well, because well who doesn’t need something sweet to finish the meal!

Lasagna goes great with lettuce salad, veggies, soups, and bread – if you’re looking for something more unique you’ll find the perfect sides dishes here! Recipes full of fresh ingredients and healthy sides. Nothing beats a homemade pasta dish the whole family will love!

Table of contents for the 35 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Lasagna Potlucks:

  1. Salads
  2. Rolls & Bread
  3. Vegetables
  4. Soups
  5. Other Sides
  6. Desserts


Easy Strawberry Spinach Salad

This easy strawberry and spinach salad is perfect for summer! Tender spinach, fresh strawberries, feta, candied almonds, and an easy citrus poppy seed dressing. Making your own candied almonds is super easy, and they are so much better than store bought. A great addition to your dinner table.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill BLT Salad Recipe

This Firebirds wood fired grill BLT salad recipe is too easy not to make at home! Mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chopped bacon, herbs, and avocado tossed in a homemade roasted garlic ranch. Perfect for ripe summer produce, this salad makes a great side or main dish. For a heartier salad, add grilled chicken or steak, hard boiled eggs, chopped nuts, or croutons. This hearty salad is a crowd pleaser.

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Fall Kale Salad

This easy fall kale salad is loaded with cranberries, seeds, golden raisins, feta, apple slices, and pomegranate seeds. Tossed in a creamy honey mustard vinaigrette, this salad is quick to make and adds a great pop of color to any spread! Use tongs or clean hands to gently massage the dressing into the kale to make it less tough. This salad can be made in advance, just wait and add the dressing before serving.

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Cracker Barrel Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad Recipe

This Cracker Barrel kale and Brussel sprout salad recipe is quick and hearty. Shaved Brussels sprouts, kale, pecans, and craisins topped with a homemade maple dressing. This loaded salad is the perfect base for grilled chicken or steak. Or add in other toppings like cubed avocado, orange segments, bacon, or pine nuts. This kale salad is the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Shaving the Brussel sprouts up thin makes them wonderful to eat raw, this will be your new favorite salad.

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Cauliflower and chickpeas, roasted with olive oil, smoky chipotle, paprika, and garlic until lightly charred, crisp, and delicious. All tossed together with a simple honey mustard vinaigrette, springtime salad greens, cucumbers, fresh herbs, feta cheese, and avocado for a salad that’s plentiful, healthy, and filling. Enjoy this salad for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day. The perfect addition to your lasagna potluck.

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La Scala Chopped Salad

This La Scala Chopped Salad may be a recent social media sensation, but did you know that the viral recipe has actually been around for decades? Restaurateur Jean Leon invented the salad and served it at his Beverly Hills restaurant, La Scala, beginning in the 1950s. Today, many celebrities, including the Kardashians, visit the restaurant to enjoy the Italian salads, complete with salami, mozzarella, chickpeas, and a mustard-based dressing.

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Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad

This colorful Tomato, Peach, and Burrata salad is summer on a plate with the most delicious herb vinaigrette and plenty of sweet summer fruits and burrata cheese. Juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet peaches, and fresh basil tossed together with an herby, tangy honey vinaigrette. Serve this fresh summer salad over creamy burrata cheese and top with with toasted pumpkin seeds for a healthy crunch. It’s simple to throw together, but so fresh and flavorful! Perfect to make this a complete meal.

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Shredded Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad

This Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad will knock your socks off. It’ll completely transform everything you thought Brussel sprouts and Caesar salad could be! A perfect choice to go along with homemade lasagna.

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Parmesan Tahini Kale Salad with Breadcrumbs and Crunchy Chickpeas

Parmesan Tahini Kale Salad with Breadcrumbs and Crunchy Chickpeas – not your average salad. Super green curly kale tossed generously with the creamiest tahini parmesan dressing then topped with a generous helping of garlicky breadcrumbs and extra crunchy, spicy chickpeas. It’s a simple salad, but one that will leave you craving it regularly. The secret lies in the dressing (it’s so special). And those crunchy chickpeas really seal the deal. Together they’ll make you say, yummmmy.

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Rolls & Bread

Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls

These Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls are light, airy, buttery, perfectly salted, and SO delicious. Serve them warm right out of the oven with homemade honey butter for a dinner roll that’s melt in your mouth good. Incredibly quick and easy to make and uses just six everyday staple ingredients. It doesn’t get easier or tastier than that! These are the perfect rolls for all of your upcoming holiday dinners…Thanksgiving included! Lasagna and fresh rolls are the ultimate comfort food.

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Buttery Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks

Imagine freshly baked garlic breadsticks! Throw these breadsticks alongside any pasta or soup recipe to instantly elevate the meal! Anytime I mention that I’m making breadsticks as a side, my family is instantly much more excited for the meal. Use easy and affordable frozen yeast dough to make restaurant style breadsticks. I’ve started keeping the dough in my freezer and we always have the other ingredients on hand, so I can add these to the menu anytime.

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Cheesy Breadsticks

For this recipe I took my favorite homemade pizza crust recipe and halved it, to make one batch of breadsticks. You could make the full recipe for two batches of breadsticks, or use half the dough to make one pizza, and the other half to make cheesy breadsticks.

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Pull Apart Parmesan Sage Butter Brioche Rolls

These easy Pull Apart Parmesan Sage Butter Brioche Rolls are light, soft, made with nutty Parmesan, swirled with garlicky, crispy sage butter, and are SO delicious. Serve these rolls warm right out of the oven with a smear of butter and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a roll that’s melt in your mouth good…and oh so impressive. Great for any night of the week from Sunday night supper to an upcoming fall dinner with friends. You can’t go wrong with this soft, fluffy Brioche rolls.

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Cheesy Herb Stuffed Naan (with no yeast option)

This homemade Cheesy Herb Stuffed Naan (with no yeast option) is a slight variation on an HBH classic. It’s extra soft, doughy, chewy, and stuffed generously with cheese, spinach, and herbs. It. Is. Delicious! And the best parts? This cheesy, herby stuffed Naan bread is so easy make, and pretty difficult to mess up. Plus, there’s a no yeast option for any of you that are out. Serve alongside your favorite Indian dishes, with grilled meats, with hummus, or simply on its own…fresh off the skillet. You simply can’t go wrong with this cheesy stuffed naan.

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Amazing Dinner Rolls

The BEST EVER Dinner Rolls recipe! They are amazingly soft and tender, oh so light and fluffy, perfectly chewy, charmingly shaped, beautiful golden brown, and deliciously buttery. In this step-by-step guide you’ll learn everything you need to know to perfect them. Perfect for special occasions!

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Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata, a colorful platter that’s like summer on a plate. It has the most delicious herb vinaigrette and plenty of sweet summer cherry tomatoes. Serve this fresh summer tomato salad over creamy burrata cheese and add some crusty grilled bread for scooping up all the yummies. This dish is simple to throw together, fresh, and flavorful! A tried and true summer favorite.

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Simple Green Bean Almondine with Bacon

This simple green bean almondine with bacon is the perfect quick and easy side dish. Crisp green beans tossed with sautéed onion, garlic, bacon, and almonds. Simple ingredients make a fresh vegetable side. This is perfect for holiday dinners, quick weeknight meals, or for in-season produce.

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Simple Glazed Carrots

These simple glazed carrots make the perfect quick and easy side dish. Sliced carrots coated in a brown sugar and honey glaze! Slicing the carrots thin and in uniform pieces ensure they cook quickly and evenly, you can also substitute baby carrots for this recipe. These simple glazed carrots come together in about 15 minutes and need just one pan, perfect for the holidays or other gatherings!

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Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

This green bean casserole from scratch is rich, flavorful, and surprisingly easy. Tender green beans and chunks of bacon in a rich mushroom sauce topped with homemade crispy onions. This is a simple side dish everyone is sure to love. You can substitute some shortcuts if you are in a rush, like canned green beans or store bought crispy onions.

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Lemon and Feta Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite spring foods and it’s so nice and easy to grill it up, dress it up, and serve it as a tasty side for pretty much any meal! Grilling asparagus is so easy and it imparts the asparagus with a hint of smokiness which is simply divine! When I made a batch of lemon and feta dressing recently I could not help but grill up some asparagus to enjoy it on! It’s such a simple dish and a great way to enjoy some asparagus!

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Crispy Roasted Blackened Cauliflower with Burrata and Herb

This Crispy Roasted Blackened Cauliflower with Burrata and Herbs is THE best any night of the week dinner or side dish. We’re taking your everyday roasted cauliflower and updating it with a homemade blackened seasoning, creamy burrata cheese, and lots of fresh spring herbs. This cauliflower is spicy and crispy, and the burrata is warm and melty. Together they’re the perfect balance of flavor and texture. And most importantly…delicious!

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

This juicy Heirloom Tomato Salad is the perfect summer side dish! It’s a fresh and flavorful salad that’s easy to make with several different colored tomatoes and a delicious garlicky vinaigrette.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Basil Oil and Herb Croutons

This Roasted Tomato Soup with Basil Oil and Herb Croutons is perfect for fall! Creamy, flavorful roasted tomato soup topped with soft, crusty herb croutons and fresh basil oil. Roasting the tomatoes, onions, and garlic add rich flavor, heavy cream makes this soup extra rich. Homemade croutons trump any store bought options!

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Creamy White Bean Rosemary Soup

One perfect chilly September morning inspired this soup as my garden rosemary was ready to be harvested and my family needed a cozy meal. This soup comes together extremely quickly, has wonderful flavor, and is the perfect comforting meal we all loved.

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

All hail this Creamy Mushroom Soup! Earthy mushrooms, velvety broth, onions and shallots, plus splashes of white wine and cream to finish. This is a good soup moment!

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Other Sides

Creamy Cottage Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This creamy cottage cheese mashed potatoes recipe is a delicious spin on the classic. Russet potatoes get mashed with a creamy cottage cheese mixture that adds flavor and the perfect texture. I used AE Ranch Peppercorn cottage cheese, it’s loaded with flavor so it basically does all the work for you! These mashed potatoes are the perfect base to any meal and great if you are trying to incorporate extra protein.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Switch up your usual potato routine and whip up these mashed sweet potatoes! It only takes five ingredients and about 20 minutes before you have this rich and creamy dish ready to go. Softened sweet potatoes, combined with cream, butter, and seasonings come together to make a scrumptious side dish.

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Cauliflower-Parsnip Puree

You might be wondering how we made this dairy-free Cauliflower-Parsnip Puree taste as good as classic mashed potatoes. It really wasn’t that hard! By simmering the vegetables in chicken broth, we were able to infuse an insane amount of flavor into the puree. Once the cauliflower and parsnips are tender with a fork, you can eat them straight away without the need for any butter or cream!

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Short Cut Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Brownie Bars

These short cut chocolate chip Oreo cookie brownie bars are the ultimate dessert. Chocolate chip cookie dough layered with Oreo’s and topped with fudgy brownie batter. I like to top mine with another layer of Oreo’s and some sea salt! Perfect for birthdays and gatherings, plus using store-bought ingredients makes this super quick and mess free.

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Chocolate Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This chocolate loaf cake with cream cheese frosting is easy and elegant. Moist chocolate cake topped with decadent cream cheese frosting! Baking this cake in a loaf pan creates the perfect slice, easy to transport and serve. This is an oil based recipe, no mixer needed to cream butter! This chocolate cake bakes in just about 50 minutes and requires common pantry ingredients.

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One-Bowl Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

These one-bowl chewy oatmeal raisin cookie bars are everything you love about the classic cookie, in a thick, chewy bar. Raisins, oats, and cinnamon mixed into a rich cookie topped with a quick oat crumble. Simple ingredients, no chill time, and just about an hour to this delicious dessert. The oat topping adds extra cinnamon flavor and the perfect crunch, plus the buttery texture is unbeatable.

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

These chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream are light, airy, and full of chocolate flavor. A quick one-bowl chocolate cake batter topped with a creamy homemade vanilla frosting. This cupcake recipe requires no mixer since it is oil based and mixes together easy with simple ingredients. Perfect for birthdays, gatherings, or a fun weekend bake! Use festive cupcake liners to make these perfect for any occasion!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

These chocolate peanut butter blondies are thick, chewy, and loaded with rich milk chocolate. Peanut butter cookie dough with mini chocolate chips, chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups, and topped with sea salt. This dough requires no chill time and the bars bake up in about 30 minutes. Perfect for birthdays or the peanut butter lovers in your life!

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Chocolate Snacking Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream

This chocolate snacking cake is light, airy, and full of rich chocolate flavor. Topped with creamy peanut butter buttercream, this cake is a perfect weekend bake or a quick option if you need something last minute. This snacking cake is easy to frost and easy to travel with it!

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Now you know what to serve at lasagna potlucks – are you still looking for a delicious main course lasagna recipe? Tender layers of lasagna noodles between an easy meat sauce and cheesy goodness. Serve warm with some of the 35 easy sides from above for a meal the whole group will love!

The Best Homemade Lasagna

This classic Italian lasagna recipe is made with an easy meat sauce as the base. Layer the sauce with noodles and cheese, then bake until bubbly! This is great for feeding a big family and freezes well, too.

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Variations & serving ideas for the lasagna dinner:

  • Serve family style or on a buffet
  • Use different cheese
  • Serve with a basket of garlic bread or rolls
  • Use traditional ground beef or Italian sausage for the meat sauce
  • Make your own tomato sauce or substitute store-bought
  • Add in bell peppers or red onions for some extra veggies in your lasagna
  • Serve with bowls of extra parmesan cheese, feta cheese, or mozzarella cheese to sprinkle over lasagna and salads

If you enjoyed 35 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Lasagna Potlucks, try these other delicious sides…

Easy Potato Au Gratin

Easy One-Pan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

One-Pan Butternut Squash Risotto

One-Pot 6 Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe

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