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So, you’ve got your chicken casserole in the oven, and in about an hour, you’ll be ready to put food on the table for your family. But what’s going with it to fill out those plates? If you’re wondering what to serve with chicken casserole to make a complete and hearty meal, you’re in luck. We have 15 fantastic side dish ideas to round out your feast.

Which one will you try first?

chicken casserole made with potatoes and mushrooms

Tasty Sides to Go With Chicken Casserole

1. Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

buttery ranch mashed potatoes in a teal bowl

The Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes recipe from Tastes of Homemade transforms a classic side dish into a scrumptious side with the addition of ranch dressing mix, fresh chives, and dill. Made extra creamy with butter and sour cream, this recipe promises a tangy and rich taste that stands out even without gravy. It’s a simple yet delicious twist on traditional mashed potatoes, ideal for pairing with a variety of main dishes​​.

2. Easy Air Fryer Green Beans

crispy air fryer green beans on white plate

Try this Easy Air Fryer Green Beans dish from Recipes from a Pantry for a crispy, tender side dish in less than 10 minutes. With just a sprinkle of salt and a dash of oil, it’s adaptable to your taste with options for additional spices, making it a versatile addition to any meal. Perfect for those following low-carb, keto, or gluten-free diets, this method is a healthier alternative to traditional frying, retaining the natural flavors and nutrients of the green beans. Plus, you don’t have to take up extra space in your oven to get that roasted flavor.

3. Sautéed Asparagus

sauteed asparagus in skillet

Check out the Sauteed Asparagus recipe from Dinner at the Zoo for a quick and flavorful side dish. This ten-minute recipe combines tender asparagus stalks with a rich blend of butter, garlic, and herbs, creating a yummy pairing to chicken, fish, pasta, and of course, your favorite casseroles. It’s a simple, satisfying way to include greens in your meals, highlighting the natural goodness of asparagus with minimal effort.

4. Oven Roasted Baby Carrots

oven roasted baby carrots in a white baking dish on colorful napkins

These carrots are oven roasted with butter to bring out their natural sweetness. Ready in just 30 minutes, they’re the perfect colorful side dish to go along with your chicken casserole. If you don’t want to use your oven to make them, pop them in the air fryer instead at 375F for about 10-12 minutes, and they’ll be just as tasty. Don’t forget to line your air fryer with a liner or parchment paper and keep the butter to a minimum.

5. Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

sweet and spicy sweet potatoes in a blue and white bowl

You have to try the Spicy-Sweet Roasted Sweet Potatoes at Spicy Southern Kitchen for a side dish that perfectly balances heat with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes. Coated in a mix of chili powder, paprika, cayenne, and a touch of brown sugar, these potatoes are roasted until crispy. This dish adds a flavorful twist to any meal with its sweet-savory profile.

6. Cauliflower Mash

cauliflower mashed potatoes in white bowl with red rim

For a tasty twist on traditional mashed potatoes, check out the Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes from Noshtastic. This low-carb, keto-friendly side is a creamy, delicious alternative that’s quicker to prepare than mashed potatoes. Glammed up with sharp white cheddar cheese and a hint of grass-fed butter (or olive oil for a dairy-free option), it’s sure to please with its rich, comforting flavor.

7. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

air fryer brussels sprouts on white plate with blue napkin to the left

Bite into these flavorful Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Balsamic from Randa Nutrition. This side dish comes together in just 15 minutes and is a crispy, cheesy, and tangy side that’s both gluten-free and high in fiber. A combination of fresh Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar (or balsamic glaze for extra sweetness) makes this recipe a perfect side to any casserole.

8. Rice Pilaf with Orzo

Turkish rice pilaf with orzo plated with lemon slices

You’ll love this simplicity of this Turkish Rice Pilaf with Orzo from Unicorns in the Kitchen. It requires just a few ingredients, including jasmine rice and orzo, to create a comforting and versatile pilaf. Toasted orzo adds a nutty depth to the dish, making it a tasty pairing with a variety of main dishes. Plus, it’s ready in about 35 minutes!

9. Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad in light green dish

This Easy Broccoli Salad is a refreshing and nutritious side dish, perfect for pairing with the heavier flavors of the chicken casserole. Featuring crunchy broccoli, savory bacon, and a tangy dressing made with mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and spices, this salad combines a variety of textures and flavors. Parmesan cheese and almonds add a nutty, umami-rich depth, making it a satisfying option for any meal. It’s quick to prepare, making it ideal for busy weeknights.

10. Wilted Spinach Salad

wilted spinach salad in clear bowl on top of white cloth, wooden spoon off to side

For a refreshing and quick-to-make salad, the Wilted Spinach Salad with Chevre & Pecans at Healthy Delicious is a must-try. It brings together sautéed onions and spinach with the crunch of toasted pecans and the creamy tanginess of goat cheese. The combination creates a beautiful balance of flavors and textures, making it a great food to plate alongside a heavier main dish.

11. Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

parmesan roasted baby potatoes in a shallow white bowl

These Parmesan Roasted Baby Potatoes from Eat Move Make have me drooling! Baby potatoes are roasted to perfection with a golden Parmesan crust, for a wonderful blend of textures – crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. You’ll love these flavorful, crispy potatoes alongside any chicken casserole.

12. Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Delicious Obsessions’ Herbed Zucchini Ribbon Salad is a refreshing and light side dish to counterbalance the rich flavors of a casserole. It’s a simple, yet elegant, salad made with thinly sliced zucchini ribbons, dressed in a zesty mix of olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs.

13. Buttered Egg Noodles

tongs holding buttery egg noodles over blue and white bowl

Enjoy comfort food at its finest with the Best Buttered Noodles from The Suburban Soapbox. It’s a quick and easy side dish made with tender egg noodles tossed in melted butter, adding flavor with garlic powder, parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of parsley. Pile your chicken casserole on top a bed of these buttery noodles to really satisfy your hunger.

14. Jumbo Cornbread Muffins

jumbo bakery style cornbread muffins stacked in group of 3 with other muffins off to the sides

Whip up a batch of cozy Cornbread Muffins from Sizzling Eats. These slightly sweet muffins are perfect for pairing with your favorite meals and would be great alongside your favorite casseroles. Made with pantry staples like stone-ground cornmeal, all-purpose flour, sugar, and honey, they’re easy to prepare. They’ll also go great with chili or a big pot of pinto beans!

15. Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls

crock pot dinner rolls on a light blue napkin, one roll in front with a butter pat

Living Sweet Moments has an Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls recipe that offers a hassle-free approach to baking, eliminating the need for proofing. Perfect for serving with dinner, these rolls are sweet, soft, and irresistibly delicious. Everything you want in a fluffy dinner roll. A great option for those busy days when oven space is at a premium (like when you’re making a casserole), or when you’re looking to keep the kitchen cool.

That rounds out our list of some of the best chicken casserole side dishes. What do you usually serve with your casseroles? Let us know in the comments!

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