What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo? 11 Sides Ideas + How To Make Them!

Chicken alfredo is an amazing, almost-complete dish where you can find carbs, protein, and fat [all the macronutrients] on a single plate. This Italian dish is pretty easy to make too. And boy, does it taste DELICIOUS! The pasta, chicken, cheese, and butter are all packed together so well into a creamy and rich taste.

What a dreamy dish to serve tonight!

However, this dish might sound too creamy or too “cheesy” somehow, so you might want to pair it with another food. So, what to serve with chicken alfredo?

This post contains several ideas that you can choose from! Let’s get the ball rolling!

Garlic Bread

Just like other creamy dishes, chicken alfredo also pairs well with garlic bread. Don’t believe me? Give it a try!

ingredients

  • Slices of French bread
  • minced garlic
  • grated parmesan
  • chopped parsley
  • softened butter

how to make garlic bread

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Mix butter, parsley and seasoning (salt+pepper)
  3. Spread the butter mixture onto slices of french bread
  4. Top with sprinkles of parmesan
  5. Bake for 10 minutes
  6. Serve

Bruschetta

If you have french bread at home but garlic bread isn’t your thing, maybe you should try making a bruschetta. It has a nice bright color (red) since it has small tomato chunks on it, so this dish + chicken alfredo should make an eye-pleasing combo on your dining table.

ingredients

  • slices of French bread
  • chopped tomatoes (seedless)
  • olive oil
  • basil leaves
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper

how to make bruschetta

  1. In a bowl, mix the chopped tomatoes, olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper
  2. Heat up a grill pan
  3. Drizzle some olive oil onto the the slices of French bread, and then grill them
  4. Remove the bread from the heat, rub with garlic
  5. Top each slice of bread with a spoon of the tomato mixture
  6. Serve

Arugula Salad

It’s time for the greens! If you feel that the chicken alfredo pasta is too creamy and heavy, maybe you should pair it with a plate full of veggies in the form of a lightly-seasoned salad!

ingredients

  • baby arugula
  • sliced almonds
  • shaved parmesan
  • olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • honey
  • seasoning (salt and pepper)

how to make arugula salad

  • toast the almond in the pre-heated oven until it turns golden brown
  • make the dressing by mixing olive oil, fresh lemon juice, honey, and seasoning
  • toss the arugula with the dressing
  • top with a shaved parmesan cheese

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

If you haven’t tried pairing Brussel sprouts with pasta, this time you should! Those mini cutie greens can make a good match to balance the taste of your rich chicken alfredo, especially when you sautee them well!

ingredients

  • trimmed annd halfed brussel sporuts
  • olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • chopped parsley
  • seasoning (salt and pepper)

how to make sauteed brussel sprouts

  1. heat a cast iron, add 2 tbsp of olive oil
  2. add the brussel sprouts in it, shake the skillet once
  3. let the brussel sprouts sit for 5 minutes undisturbed
  4. add salt and pepper
  5. stir well
  6. turn off the heat
  7. add lemon juice, stir
  8. serve

Sauteed Asparagus

Sauteed veggies can be quick solutions when you need side dishes. If you have asparagus at home, you can sautee them to serve with your chicken alfredo!

ingredients

  • trimmed asparagus stalk
  • butter
  • minced garlic
  • chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper

how to make sauteed asparagus

  1. blanch the asparagus (cook it in a boiled water for 2 minutes and then transfer to a bowl of cold water), drain well
  2. on a large pan, add the butter so it melts well
  3. add the asparagus, let it sit for 2 minutes
  4. stir in the garlic, parsley, salt and pepper
  5. turn off the heat
  6. serve

Sauteed Green Beans

If you love green beans and you want to pair them with your chicken alfredo salad, you can sautee them with garlic! They can make a good side dish that is super easy to make and super quick too!

ingredients

  • trimmed green beans
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

how to make sauteed green beans

  1. blanch the green beans (put the green beans in a boiled water until it’s bright green, then quickly transfer to a bowl of ice or cold water), drain well
  2. prepare a large skillet, drizzle some olive oil on it
  3. add the garlic and green beans, stir well for 2 minutes
  4. turn off the heat
  5. serve

Grilled Bell Pepper

Be it green or red, grilled pepper can look great if served with the creamy chicken alfredo. Together they taste good and look good!

ingredients

  • sliced red or green bell pepper
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

how to make grilled pepper

  1. preheat the grill for 10 minutes (medium hot)
  2. brush the pepper with olive oil
  3. place the pepper slices on the grill, let them sit undisturbed for 5 minutes, cover with the lid
  4. flip the pepper slices, let them sit for another 5 minutes
  5. turn off the heat
  6. serve

Roast Potatoes

Yes, chicken alfredo pasta already contains carbs, but if you want something starchy as a side dish, you can also add roast potato to your table.

ingredients

  • halved small potatoes (you can also cut them into smaller chunks if you want)
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • minced parsley
  • salt and pepper

how to make roast potato

  1. preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. mix in a bowl: olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper (let’s call it olive oil and friends)
  3. toss the potato with the olive oil and friends
  4. spread the potato on a baking sheet
  5. roast the potato in the oven for 45 minutes (stir every 15 minutes)
  6. remove the potato from the oven
  7. serve

Potato Wedges

You can make potato wedges in the oven for an hour.. but if you want something a little bit quicker, you can make crispy potato wedges for around 30 minutes only!

ingredients

  • yukon gold potatoes
  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • chopped parsley

how to make crispy potato wedges

  1. preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. cut the potato into wedges: cut them vertically in a half, then cut each half into 3 (1 potato make 6 pieces)
  3. prepare a baking sheet
  4. spread the potato wedges onto the baking sheets, MAKE SPACE between them
  5. coat them well with olive oil
  6. sprinkle generously chopped parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper
  7. put it in the lower rack of the oven for 12 minutes
  8. after that, move it to the upper rack of your oven for 5 minutes
  9. after that, place it in the middle rack for another 5 minutes

Coleslaw

Coleslaw is very easy to make. It looks good too on the plate since it has various color. Oh, and it’s a tasty way to eat veggies!

ingredients

  • shredded red cabbage
  • shredded white cabbage
  • shredded carrot
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp of celery seeds
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

how to make coleslaw

  1. mix all of the ingredients together
  2. serve

Meatball

Yes, chicken alfredo is already a “heavy” dish itself, and ideally, it’s served with something light or mildly-seasoned.

BUT HEYYYY!!! If you have a big family dinner tonight and you want to go all-out, (and you have ground beef at home), you can serve the chicken alfredo with meatball!

ingredients

  • ground beef
  • bread crumbs
  • egg
  • minced garlic
  • parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • cold water to soak the bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • marinara sauce

how to make meatball

  1. preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. prepare baking sheets and brush with olive oil
  3. in a bowl, soak the bread crumb with cold water
  4. add ground beef, egg, minced garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well
  5. shape into little balls
  6. place the balls on the baking sheets (MAKE SPACE BETWEEN THEM)
  7. place them on the lower part of the oven for 10 minutes
  8. then, move them on the upper part of the oven for another 10 minutes
  9. on a sauce pan, heat up a marinara sauce
  10. turn off the oven
  11. toss the baked meatballs with marinara sauce
  12. serve
What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo? 11 Sides Ideas + How To Make Them!

What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo? 11 Sides Ideas + How To Make Them!

IDEAS

  • garlic bread

  • bruschetta

  • arugula salad

  • sauteed Brussel sprouts

  • sauteed asparagus

  • sauteed green beans

  • grilled bell pepper

  • roast potatoes

  • potato wedges

  • coleslaw

  • meatball

DIRECTIONS

  • Pick your favorite idea from the list
  • Gather all the needed ingredients
  • Prep the dish and serve it with your chicken alfredo
  • Enjoy!
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