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17 Easy Sides to Serve with Turkey Schnitzel

There are few things better than turkey schnitzel.

It’s a simple, delicious meal that is sure to please everyone at your table.

But what do you serve with it?

What to Serve with Turkey Schnitzel

When choosing side dishes to serve with turkey schnitzel, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the dish complements the flavors of the schnitzel itself.

You should also pick something that is easy to prepare and doesn’t require additional cooking time or attention.

Finally, be sure to select a side dish that goes well with your meal in terms of color, texture, and temperature.

If you’re looking for something that’s easy to make and goes with just about anything, roasted vegetables are great.

They’re also super healthy! If you want something more substantial, try a sweet potato casserole or even some mashed cauliflower.

In this article, we’ll go over 17 of my favorite side dishes!

What to Serve with Turkey Schnitzel?

The best side dishes to serve with turkey schnitzel are sweet potato fries or potato salad. Sweet potato fries are a great way to add some color and texture to your plate without adding too much fat, and they pair well with the savory flavor of turkey schnitzel.

Potato salad is also a good choice because it’s easy to make and packs in lots of vitamins and minerals.

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Here are 17 of my favorite side dishes to pair with this dish:

1. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries

These are an excellent choice, as they are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside—just like they should be!

They have just a hint of cinnamon flavor, which complements the turkey schnitzel perfectly.

If you’re not sure what to order with your turkey schnitzel, these sweet potato fries are a safe bet.

2. Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese

This is another classic side dish that’s simple to make but adds an extra level of flavor to your meal.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cook pasta until al dente in salted water.
  2. Then drain it and add milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  4. Top with breadcrumbs if desired!

3. Potato Salad

This is a salad made of boiled potatoes, mayonnaise and pickles, usually served chilled.

The texture and taste is similar to that of potato chips.

This salad is usually served with barbeques and picnic lunches, but it can also be eaten with turkey schnitzel.

4. Rice Pilaf

I love rice pilaf, especially when it’s made with butter and onions.

It goes perfectly with schnitzel because of its mild flavor and texture.

The butter helps to keep your turkey from getting dry, which can happen if you don’t cook it properly.

A little bit of salt and pepper helps too!

5. Grilled Carrots and Potatoes

Grilled Carrots and Potatoes

These are so easy, and they pair SO well with the schnitzel!

The carrots get a little bit crispy on the outside, but they still have some crunch to them.

And you can use whatever potatoes you want—russet or red—and just slice them thinly before grilling them.

6. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is another really simple recipe that comes together fast and has a lot of flavor.

Just peel and cube your butternut squash (or buy it pre-cut), toss it with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast at 400 degrees F until soft (about 30 minutes).

You can add in any other veggies you want (like carrots or sweet potatoes) to give it even more texture and flavor.

7. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

I love garlic mashed potatoes because they’re really easy to make—just boil some potatoes until they’re tender enough to mash up with a fork, add in some butter, milk or cream if needed to get the right consistency (I like mine creamy), then add some minced garlic or crushed garlic powder for an extra punch of flavor!

See Also: 15 Sauces for Mashed Potatoes I Can’t Resist

You can also add cheese on top if you want something cheesy too!

8. Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Shavings

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Shavings

I love roasted asparagus because it’s so easy to make and goes with just about everything—especially if you’re serving a schnitzel!

To make this side dish:

  1. Simply snap off the tough ends of your asparagus stalks (about 2 inches from the bottom) and place them in a baking dish lined with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Then drizzle them with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon juice before roasting for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F until tender enough to enjoy!

9. Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

This salad is simple enough that you could make it on a weeknight after work—but it’s also fancy enough for guests!

It’s got arugula (or any type of lettuce), cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, almonds, crumbled feta cheese… everything you need for an easy but tasty meal.

10. Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

These are so easy to make: just soak navy beans overnight in water; drain them; put them in a pot with onion, garlic, molasses or brown sugar, mustard powder, cumin seeds, salt and pepper; cover with water; bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender but not mushy.

11. Cornbread


Cornbread is also easy to make—just mix together some flour and cornmeal with baking powder and salt; add in milk; pour into a pan; bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top and firm; then serve warm with some butter or honey drizzled over top.

12. Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a great side dish because it’s super easy to make—just throw some cauliflower florets into a roasting pan with olive oil and salt, and roast at 425 degrees F until soft (about 15 minutes).

You can also add herbs like rosemary or thyme for extra flavor!

13. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brown Sugar

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brown Sugar

This is a super easy recipe that takes just 20 minutes from start to finish.

You can use pork bacon or turkey bacon if you prefer one over the other!

  1. Just slice up some Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, throw them in a pan with some olive oil and brown sugar until they start to caramelize around the edges (about 15-20 minutes).
  2. Then add in some chopped bacon on top and cook for another 5 minutes until the bacon is crispy!

14. Soft Dinner Rolls

Soft Dinner Rolls

If you don’t have time to make soup but still want something warm and comforting… try these rolls instead!

They’re so easy: just mix up a batch of dough, roll it out into rectangles about 1/2-inch thick, brush them with egg wash (egg yolk mixed with water), sprinkle on some sesame seeds or poppy seeds or whatever else looks good, bake at 375 degrees F until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

15. Green Beans

green beans

When you’re looking for something fresh and healthy to pair with your turkey schnitzel, green beans are a great option.

You can steam them until they’re just tender—or if you prefer them al dente like me—throw them into the skillet with some olive oil until they get crispy on the outside but still have some bite on the inside.

Add some garlic powder or minced fresh garlic if you want to make them extra flavorful!

16. Corn on The Cob (smeared with Butter)

Corn on the cob is such a classic summertime side dish that everyone loves—it’s quick to make, easy to eat, and full of flavor!

  1. First, soak your corn in water for 10 minutes so it doesn’t burn when you’re roasting it at high heat (about 400 degrees F).
  2. Then put your corn directly on the rack over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until tender enough to pierce easily with your knife.
  3. Finally, slather each kernel with butter and enjoy!

17. Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts

Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts

This one’s a little more involved than the others on this list, but the end result is worth it.

All you need are some spinach leaves (washed), some feta cheese crumbles, pine nuts (toasted), lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper—and maybe some other ingredients if you like them!

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What to Serve with Turkey Schnitzel (17 Easy Sides)

You've probably heard that turkey schnitzel is a great way to get your family to eat more protein. But did you know that serving a side dish with your turkey schnitzel can make it even more nutritious?
A side dish like broccoli can help make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need in your diet, while also making sure that your family gets enough fiber. And if you serve it with some mashed potatoes (or sweet potatoes), they'll be getting plenty of potassium.
So when you serve your turkey schnitzels, don't forget the sides!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, German
Servings 4 people
Calories 402 kcal


  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Potato Salad
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Grilled Carrots and Potatoes
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Shavings
  • Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Baked Beans
  • Cornbread
  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brown Sugar
  • Soft Dinner Rolls
  • Green Beans
  • Corn on The Cob (smeared with Butter)
  • Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts


  • Pick a side dish recipe from this list to serve with your delicious schnitzel.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Be ready to munch in no time!
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