If you’re looking for a delicious side dish to add to your next get-together, we’ve got some ideas for you.
We’ll be talking about the classic fondant potato—and 10 dishes that pair perfectly with it!
The flavor of this dish is rich and satisfying and pairs well with a variety of other sides, so don’t let the fancy name scare you; this one could easily become part of your regular meal rotation.
Below are some ideas for sides that will complement the taste and texture of fondant potatoes!
What to Serve with Fondant Potatoes
A wonderful accompaniment to fondant potatoes is a simple salad of iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, and cherry tomatoes. This combination is light, refreshing, and has just enough acidity to balance out the sweetness of the potatoes.
Still looking for options?
Well, the next time you make fondant potatoes for dinner, try any one of these great options:
The first benefit of this side dish is the taste.
The combination of the fondant potatoes, prosciutto and asparagus create a flavor explosion in your mouth.
It’s also easy to make:
- All you need is some prosciutto and asparagus.
- Simply trim the asparagus and wrap them with the prosciutto.
- Bake in the oven at 425F for 10 minutes and you’re good to go!
One thing to consider before choosing this dish: it’s hard to pair this with any other meat dish, so keep that in mind if you’re serving something else.
Cornbread muffins are great because they’re a little sweet, a little savory, and a lot delicious.
But not only are these cornbread muffins out of this world—they’re easy to make from scratch, too!
Here’s my recipe:
- Combine one cup of cornmeal, three teaspoons of baking powder, one teaspoon of salt, and ¾ cup of flour in a bowl.
- In another bowl, mix together one cup of milk (I use whole milk), one egg, and four tablespoons of oil.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir until just combined.
- Then fill your muffin tin three-quarters full with batter and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
Easy as one, two… three-quarters!
Just be careful: these cornbread muffins are so good, people will want seconds!
Not only is this side a perfect complement to the already-hearty fondant potatoes, but the technique used to prepare it is one that can be used on other vegetables as well, too.
- To make this dish, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll need a cookie sheet and foil or parchment paper.
- Fill your cookie sheet with Brussels sprouts and drizzle them with olive oil—about two tablespoons per pound of sprouts will do nicely.
- Then sprinkle them with salt (one teaspoon for every pound) and pepper (½ teaspoon for every pound).
- Toss the sprouts until they are coated in oil and seasoning.
- Spread them out on the cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then toss and bake for another 20 minutes or until they begin to brown.
- We like to add garlic powder and Parmesan cheese as toppings after they are finished cooking—you can adjust according to your tastes!
When it comes to side dishes, we know there’s one that always packs a punch: creamed spinach.
Creamed spinach is such a great dish to serve with any sort of potatoes because of its smooth texture and rich flavor.
The creaminess of the spinach perfectly balances the creaminess of the potatoes, while the garlic and lemon zest in the recipe bring out the subtle flavors.
Creamed spinach is also fast and easy to make, so you can have it ready right before serving your foods.
One thing to consider when choosing creamed spinach as a side dish is how much time you want to spend making it.
While you can easily buy some pre-made creamed spinach at the store, making it from scratch takes a bit more time.
We love making these because they’re a great way to get something sweet and salty all in one bite, and since they’re baked in the oven instead of fried, they’re slightly healthier than regular fries.
Plus, they’ll go perfectly with the sweet, caramelized taste of the fondant potatoes!Sweet potato fries are also wonderfully easy to make from scratch.
Just cut some sweet potatoes into thin strips and put them in the oven until they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
But before you decide to serve any side dish with your fondant potatoes, remember that everyone has different tastes and dietary restrictions!
So before you commit to making anything, make sure to ask your guests what they like and don’t like to eat—so everyone can enjoy this recipe together!
6. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are so simple.
You know what that means: more time for you to focus on your main course and make sure it’s just right.
And the best part is, deviled eggs are almost as easy to make as the main dish!
Here’s how it’s done:
- First, boil the eggs until they’re hard-boiled.
- Then let them cool, peel them, and halve them lengthwise.
- Separate the yolks into one bowl and the whites into another.
- Mash up the yolks with some mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper, then pipe that mixture back into the whites.
The perfect side dish pairs with the meal’s main dish or key ingredient, and complements its flavor.
But in this case, the fondant potatoes’ rich buttery taste leaves very little room for other flavors.
That’s why we recommend making macaroni and cheese from scratch!
The sharp and creamy cheese sauce is sure to stand up to your potatoes.
Plus, if you use a mix of shredded cheddars and a little bit of cream cheese, you’ll add an extra boost of flavor that will pair perfectly with your potatoes!
When choosing which macaroni and cheese recipe to make, consider how much time you have before dinner.
If you’re in a hurry, our favorite instant macaroni and cheese packs can be made in just 10 minutes.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for something extra special for your guests, we recommend making our cheesy baked macaroni casserole—it’s sure to impress!
Why should we eat a side dish with our meal?
Well, it makes the meal more colorful and more delicious!
- We start by getting a bowl of water and some paper towels.
- Next, we wash off some fresh lettuce leaves and dry them with paper towels.
- Then, we get out a sharp knife and dice up some onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
- We put all of the veggies in the salad bowl and toss them with olive oil and lemon juice.
There you have it: a simple, tasty side dish!
One thing to consider when choosing this particular side dish is that it does not contain any protein – meaning that you might want to choose another side dish for your meal that does!
Corn is easy to make, delicious, and it’s good for you too!
To make your own corn on the cob, just follow these steps:
- First, pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Next, soak 4 ears of corn with their husks in water for 30 minutes before cooking.
- Once the grill is ready, place your wet corn on the grates and cook it until the outside is charred, turning often so all sides get equal time on the grill.
- Remove the corn from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes before eating!
Before making corn on the cob though, consider this: if you’re making fondant potatoes as part of a larger meal that includes other side dishes that are also served hot, you might want to choose a different side dish to help keep your guests comfortable while they eat.
Here’s how to make the most of your fondant potato experience by pairing them with an amazing, rich, cheesy side dish that will have people asking for seconds: cheesy garlic bread.
Cheesy garlic bread is simple and easy to make from scratch:
- The first thing you’ll want to do is come up with some kind of delicious bread recipe—a sourdough loaf works particularly well, but any bread will do.
- Once you’ve baked the bread and cut it into slices, brush the top of each slice with olive oil—this gets the garlic and cheese to stick better.
- Next, sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese on top of the olive oil-rubbed slices, followed by a generous amount of minced garlic and parsley flakes.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until everything has melted together into a deliciously browned crust on top, then serve warm alongside your fondant potatoes!
Lastly, before choosing this particular side dish, it’s important to consider how much time you want to spend cooking it.
Cheesy garlic bread can take anywhere from 30 minutes up until about 2 hours depending on which recipe you choose.
10 Sides to Serve with Fondant Potatoes
- Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
- Cornbread muffins
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Creamed spinach
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Deviled eggs
- Macaroni and Cheese
- A fresh green salad tossed with olive oil and lemon juice
- Corn on the cob
- Cheesy garlic bread
- Pick any side dish from this list to serve alongside your potatoes.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy your meal in no time!