One of my favorite parts about going out to a nice restaurant is all the side dishes that come along with the main course.
While these delicious items may be an afterthought to the main dish, they can really make a meal pop.
And when serving stuffed mushrooms, it’s essential to have the perfect side dish.
So, what is the best way to serve up some stuffed mushroom goodness?
A great side dish should be able to stand up to, and enhance the flavors of the mushrooms.
What are the best side dishes that hold up well to stuffed mushrooms?
Well, that’s what we’ll discuss here today.
What to Serve with Stuffed Mushrooms: 33 Easy Side Dishes
Keep in mind that you can use any of the following side dishes to accompany many types of stuffed mushrooms, not just the recipes below.
Anyway, here are 33 great side dishes to serve with stuffed mushrooms:
Personally, when I don’t know what to serve with a meal, I just serve a meat and potatoes meal:
But if you’re looking for something specific to go with your stuffed mushrooms, chicken is a great option.
Grilled, baked, boiled or even fried; chicken can accompany stuffed mushrooms nicely.
For extra flavor and added nutrition, try a stuffed chicken breast with a side of mushrooms.
If you want to go the extra mile with your side dish, add some stuffing with your chicken!
This is a delicious way to incorporate the flavor and the side dish together.
Why this works: When you’re having stuffed mushrooms, you’re probably having some sort of meat anyway. As such, why not pull out all the stops and serve up a full chicken dinner? You can have fun with this one.
Next on our list is the classic baked potato.
Baked potatoes are great for any occasion, and they go very well with mushrooms.
They have a familiar comfort food vibe, and they just plain go together.
Why this works: Well, since potatoes don’t need much attention, they are easy to cook up alongside the mushrooms. Also, baked potatoes are totally familiar and comfortable because everyone knows how to fix them.
If you’re craving something healthy and simple to serve with your stuffed mushrooms, a spinach salad may be the ticket.
Spinach salads don’t take much work, and they can be customized to suit your tastes.
Why this works: Spinach salads are simple, healthy, and delicious. When you’re looking for a side dish that will help you feel good about yourself, this is probably it.
Yes, you read that right. You can even serve up some yummy mushroom soup to accompany your stuffed mushrooms.
And when you think about it, this makes perfect sense.
The flavors of the dish are kind of already incorporated into the soup, so you’re basically just serving up more of one thing.
Why this works: Not only is mushroom soup delicious, it’s easy to prepare ahead of time. I recommend making a big batch and freezing the rest. That way, when you need a quick side dish, all you have to do is thaw and serve!
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to go to Italy, you know that sundried tomatoes make for one of the most delicious sauces in the world.
So what’s so great about sundried tomato pesto?
Well, not only can it be used in pasta dishes, but it’s excellent to serve with mushrooms.
The flavors compliment each other nicely, and they make for a very interesting meal.
Why this works: Sundried tomato pesto is easy to make, and it can give that extra kick to your meal. This is because the flavors of the tomato pesto complement the flavors of your stuffed mushrooms.
Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: Mozzarella sticks? Really?
Yes, mozzarella sticks! And no, mozzarella isn’t just for pizza.
Mozzarella sticks are easy to prepare, and they taste awesome with mushrooms.
Why this works: You’ve probably had pizza with mushrooms before, so this is like having another type of pizza. You can’t go wrong when you serve mozzarella sticks with stuffed mushrooms.
7. Garden Salad
Another salad? But I thought salads were healthy.
Well, this one is too. It’s just not your typical salad.
Garden salads are a great side dish to serve with stuffed mushrooms because they’re really easy and quick to prepare.
Why this works: Garden salads are delicious and healthy, and they’re a nice little break from the heavy and meaty main dish.
8. Garlic Bread
Okay, one more bread recipe for you.
This time, it’s garlic bread. There are few things that go better with mushrooms than garlic bread.
It’s another familiar flavor, and it just makes sense.
Me and my family usually make this stuff at home, and we always go crazy for it.
Why this works: Since garlic bread is already made of bread and cheese, it’s super easy to prepare. You can even make it ahead of time! Also, garlic bread goes great with any kind of pasta or sauce in case you’re in that kind of mood!
Chicken, chicken, and more chicken.
Chicken is kind of a big deal in my house, so we use it for just about everything, especially side dishes.
Hey, guess what? Chicken goes great with mushrooms!
10. Roast Potatoes
If you love potatoes, you’re going to love roast potatoes.
I know it sounds a little weird, but trust me on this one. They’re super simple to make, and they taste great with any kind of sauce.
This is going to make your stuffed mushrooms even more amazing.
Why this works: Roast potatoes are the perfect side dish for any kind of meat. This is because they’re really versatile, and they can be used to make any dish better.
I can’t remember the last time I ate steak, but I know it would go great with mushrooms.
They’re both hearty meals that are good for cold weather, so they complement each other really well.
Balsamic glazed steak is a relatively easy recipe to make, and the flavors can enhance your stuffed mushrooms quite a bit.
Why this works: Steak is rich and delicious, so it’s the perfect candidate for any meal.
Soup isn’t just for when you’re sick.
It’s also a great side dish, and it’s perfect for stuffy weather.
French onion soup is another favorite of mine because it has that classic taste that few soups can match.
13. Cheesy Biscuits
Cheese and bread, together at last.
What could be better? Cheesy biscuits are always a safe bet when you’re trying to make great side dishes for stuffed mushrooms.
They’re nice and easy to make, and they go great with just about anything, especially your stuffed mushrooms.
Why this works: Cheesy biscuits go really well with any kind of sauce or dish you want to serve them up with. Even mushrooms, believe it or not.
14. Baked Clams
Finally, something that isn’t bread, chicken, or potatoes.
Baked clams are a nice alternative to the other stuff listed so far, and they go great with stuffed mushrooms.
Clams have always been a classic choice for people who love eating fish, so it’s no wonder why they’d go well with stuffed mushrooms.
Why this works: Baked clams go great with fish and seafood, and they’re easy to make. You could even cook them in the oven when you stuff the mushrooms.
Bacon has been an American staple for generations, so it’s no wonder why bacon and cheddar mashed potatoes go great with stuffed mushrooms.
Bacon goes great with lots of stuff, and this is one of the easiest recipes to make.
Why this works: Bacon goes great with anything that’s meaty or cheesy. Mashed potatoes are the perfect example.
I bet you didn’t see this one coming.
Well, I don’t blame you. Cream cheese doesn’t exactly fit in with the other dishes listed so far, but it’s still tasty.
Smoked salmon is a dish that you can serve up for just about any occasion, even if it’s not the holidays.
Why this works: Salmon is great for any kind of meal, so it’ll work perfectly with your stuffed mushrooms. Cream cheese can enhance any dish, so it’ll go well with this one too.
Sour cream? Surely I must be joking.
Nope. I’m dead serious, and you’re going to love the taste of baked potatoes with sour cream and cheddar.
The sour cream and cheddar flavor go great with the scent of a baked potato, so this is a must-try recipe.
Why this works: Baked potatoes are easy to make, so you can put them together with some sour cream and cheddar for a great side dish.
Again, I’m going out of the norm and suggesting a pasta dish.
Tortellini is pretty much just noodles, vegetables, and other ingredients wrapped up into a little ball.
Tortellini goes well with mushrooms because they can both be considered as simple and easy to make dishes.
Why this works: Tortellini goes well with just about any kind of sauce, so the richness in flavor will compliment your stuffed mushrooms pretty perfectly.
If you’ve been indulging a little too much in mashed potatoes, then you should probably try the green beans with toasted almonds.
This dish is slightly healthier than some of the other ones mentioned thus far, but it’s still tasty.
Why this works: Green beans go great with any kind of meat or fish, and the toasted almonds bring out their flavor. And guess what? It’s easy to make.
20. Roast Pork
I remember when my family and I served roast pork as a side for stuffed mushrooms.
Roast pork goes well with any kind of meal, and it’s an easy recipe to make.
Why this works: Roast pork goes well with anything that’s meaty or rich in flavor, and these stuffed mushrooms certainly fit the bill.
21. Baked Ziti
Have you tried this dish before?
I’m not surprised if you haven’t, because it’s a lot different from some of the other stuff listed here. Still, it’s worth checking out.
Baked ziti is a dish that you can serve up for just about any occasion, even if cheese isn’t your thing.
Why this works: This is another dish that almost anyone can serve up, so it’ll be good with stuffed mushrooms too.
22. Vegetable Soup
This is a classic side dish for wintertime.
And it’s also a great choice to go with stuffed mushrooms, because vegetable soup is made with a bunch of vegetables.
Why this works: Vegetable soup goes great with anything that’s got a lot of veggies in it, and these stuffed mushrooms are the perfect example.
Steaming a big pile of mixed vegetables is a good way to eat healthy.
And these type of veggies are great for people who are watching their weight because they’re low in calories.
Why this works: The texture, sweetness, and softness of steamed mixed vegetables go great with the harder texture of stuffed mushrooms.
Oh, good old macaroni and cheese.
I bet you’ve had this dish before, but I’m willing to bet that you haven’t had it with stuffed mushrooms as a side.
Why this works: Even my kids love three cheese macaroni and cheese, so it’s a great side dish for any time of the year.
25. Baked Beans
If you’ve ever been to a barbecue or camping trip with friends, then you’ve probably seen these bad boys on the menu.
Baked beans go great with veggies, meat, and almost any kind of dish.
Why this works: They’re gooey, juicy, and they’ll soak up some of the flavor that your stuffed mushrooms have to offer.
26. Steamed Broccoli
When I go out to eat at an Asian-inspired restaurant, I almost always get steamed broccoli as a side.
And you should too, because it’s pretty much the best choice out there.
Why this works: Since broccoli has a distinct flavor to begin with, you can rest assured that it will be able to stand on its own in terms of taste.
One of my all-time favorite side dishes is potato salad.
And when you think about it, it goes great with almost any kind of meat dish.
Why this works: This creamy salad is the perfect choice for any side because it’s creamy, and it has a nice cooling effect.
Cheese, green veggies, and breadcrumbs?
That sounds like a pretty good recipe for stuffed mushrooms.
Why this works: The cheesy spinach bake is creamy and gooey, and it compliments the flavors on these stuffed mushrooms perfectly.
28. Creamed Spinach
More spinach? Sure, why not!
This is another one of those dishes that goes even better with stuffed mushrooms. Plus, you can make it in less than 20 minutes.
Why this works: Creamed spinach is everything that you need to get through a chilly day. It fills you up, it warms you up, and it goes great with any kind of meal.
29. Italian Coleslaw
We’re going back to Italy for this one, and this time we’re taking loads of vegetables with us.
Italian coleslaw is a dish that I think you’ll fall in love with from the very first bite.
Why this works: It goes really well with anything that has a lot of flavor, and stuffed mushrooms usually packs a pretty good punch.
We haven’t left Italy just yet, because this recipe is a classy take on a classic Italian dish.
Italian sausage onions and peppers will make for a great side for stuffed mushrooms.
Why this works: Seasoned breadcrumbs and Italian sausage give you a taste of Italy, so what more could you want?
31. Pasta Salad
I don’t think I ever need an excuse to eat pasta salad.
This is a great side dish to have when you’re planning on eating stuffed mushrooms.
Why this works: Since pasta doesn’t really have a strong flavor, it can easily be overpowered by the taste of your stuffed mushrooms.
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t think that green beans really need butter.
But hey, you need to indulge every once in a while.
Why this works: Green beans are pretty versatile when it comes to pairing them up with other dishes.
I’m never opposed to eating roasted fingerling potatoes.
So when I come across them in a recipe, I’m all for it.
Why this works: Fingerling potatoes are great at absorbing flavors and seasoning, which means that they’ll work pretty nicely with your stuffed mushrooms.
Why Consider Serving Side Dishes For Stuffed Mushrooms?
Stuffed mushrooms are a favorite of many people.
However, if you’ve never made them before, it might be a little difficult to get started.
While it is easy to make stuffed mushrooms with any ingredients you like, you might need to experiment with different fillings.
However, the process of making stuffed mushrooms isn’t too complicated, so don’t worry if you’ve never made them before.
The main thing to know about making stuffed mushrooms is that they can be a simple dish or a complex one depending on what you add to them.
While it’s best to stick with simple dishes that only require a few steps to complete, it’s possible to create stuffed mushrooms with lots of different ingredients.
If you want to make your stuffed mushrooms a bit more interesting, then consider serving a side dish alongside them.
This will give you the chance to try new and exciting combinations of foods.
Stuffed mushrooms are usually served as a side dish, but it’s entirely possible to serve them as a main course.
As long as you know which side dishes to pair with them, you should be able to make the most of the stuffed mushroom.
5 Tips For Choosing The Right Side Dish
It’s not necessarily an easy task to find the right side dish for stuffed mushrooms.
In fact, there are a lot of things that you need to consider before you decide on picking what goes best with your dish.
Also, do you need a recipe? Check out this video:
Anyway, here are a few tips to help you out:
1. Find A Dish That Is Versatile
Finding a side dish that can be eaten in pretty much any kind of occasion is very important.
A lot of times, you’ll end up eating these stuffed mushrooms when you’re already at home or in a restaurant. So it’s always better to find something that isn’t too fancy since it doesn’t really need to be served out on a platter and all that.
2. Go With A Dish That Has Familiar Flavors
You don’t want to be the only one in your group of friends who has these stuffed mushrooms with some unheard-of side dish, right?
That’s why it’s important to find something that everyone else knows and loves eating.
3. Try Out A Dish That Fits Your Mood
If you’re feeling up for something sweet, then by all means go with a dish that has a lot of sweet flavors to it. If you’re looking for something more savory and filling, find a side that’s just as flavorful and rich as your stuffed mushrooms will be.
4. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Creative
Don’t feel like you need to limit yourself or be afraid of trying something new. You can always find inspiration from around the world by looking at other recipes, then just tweak it a little bit so that you have something unique that your friends are sure to enjoy.
5. Come Up With A Game Plan Well In Advance
The last thing you want to happen is to get flustered when you’re in the middle of cooking.
The best thing that you can do for yourself is to spend some time deciding on what dishes will be served beforehand, then all you have to do is cook them when it’s actually time.
Stuffed mushrooms are delicious food that many people love to eat for dinner.
However, they are typically served with only baked potatoes, which are not the healthiest side dish to pair with them.
Instead, try serving them with some of these side dishes to make your meal more complete.
This includes stuffing mushrooms with different ingredients like chicken, cheese, vegetables, or even other sides.
You can serve the mushrooms on their own or over pasta or rice for a more filling meal.