30 Best Side Dishes for Chicken Alfredo

Chicken alfredo is a delicious comfort food meal. However, it can get a bit heavy if you don’t have something else to go along with it. That’s why I’m excited to share some of my favorite side dishes for chicken alfredo! We’ll look at veggies, salads, and more that are sure to complete the meal.

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What sides pair well with chicken alfredo?

Standard side dishes that are served with chicken alfredo include garlic bread, salad, or broccoli. But what if you want to take your meal to the next level? There are many creative side dishes that will work just as well, if not better! Things like:

  • Roasted veggies (asparagus, potatos, zucchini)
  • Creamed Corn
  • Garlic knots
  • Fritters

What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo

I’m about to show you 30+ recipes that include the ones above (plus many more!) I’ve split this post into 5 categories that you can jump to below if desired.

Table of Contents:

  1. Roasted Veggies
  2. Breads
  3. Potato Side Dishes
  4. Salads
  5. Unique Side Dishes

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Roasted Veggies

First, let me show you some of my favorite roasted veggie sides! There are a variety of vegetables that pair well with chicken alfredo, including asparagus, zucchini, broccolini, and more. (Note: these are also great sides for pot roast).

Delicious Cast Iron Asparagus

First, meet the Delicious Cast Iron Asparagus recipe. Because of its interesting flavor and texture, asparagus can sometimes be a little intimidating to cook with. That’s why it’s important to get familiar with different ways to cook and season it so that it will come out delicious every time! In this post, I’ll not only go over different ways to cook your asparagus (and the science behind it), but I’ll also show you an amazing recipe that you should definitely try out!

Recipe From: Ginger Divine

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine

Now here’s a unique recipe: Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine. You might’ve seen pictures like this on a magazine and thought it looked tricky or too beautiful to obtain. In all honesty, though, this is actually a super quick and simple recipe to recreate (you don’t even have to wait for the oven to preheat!), and it makes a fantastic side to almost any dish!

Recipe From: Two Cloves Kitchen

Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower

Have you ever used an air fryer before? It’s a great alternative to use when you just don’t have time for the oven to preheat. Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower is the perfect, delicious addition to just about any dish! It’s incredibly simple to make, and it’s sure to become a popular dish in your household!

Recipe From: Two Cloves Kitchen

Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli (Broccolini)

Do you need a good, last minute addition to your meal? This Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli is the perfect thing! Not only is it super quick to make (only about 15 minutes total!), it’s also a great way to add a touch of elegance and fanciness to your dish.

Recipe From: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

Roasted Zucchini With Garlic and Parmesan

Next, check out this Roasted Zucchini recipe! Zucchini in it of itself is a pretty bland vegetable, and because of that, it’s usually not the favorite side dish option. But don’t give up on it yet! The fact that it’s more mild makes it a great vessel for all kinds of amazing flavors. This recipe is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious!

Recipe From: Joyous Apron

Frozen Spinach: 3 Different Ways

Frozen spinach can be pretty difficult and intimidating to work with. The goal is always to make it tender, delicious, and as close to fresh as possible. With these 3 Frozen Spinach Recipes, you’ll get all the tips and tricks you need to doctor it up perfectly (including an amazing air fryer recipe)!

Recipe From: Temecula Blogs

Honey Roasted Vegetables With Rosemary

Are you looking for a lighter side dish? This Honey Roasted Vegetable recipe is just the thing! This recipe has a wonderful sweetness and lightness to it, and it pairs super well with herbs. In addition, it’s fairly simple to make and goes with just about any dish!

Recipe From: Through the Fibro Fog

Bread Sides

Next, here are a few delicious bread sides, that can definitely take your standard garlic bread up a notch! Hint: all of these breads would work great as chicken alfredo appetizers.

Parmesan Garlic Knots

First up, meet the Parmesan Garlic Knot recipe. Aren’t these beautiful? They’re soft, chewy, and absolutely packed with delicious flavor. These guys would make great appetizers, party food, a side to pasta, salad, etc.!

Recipe From: Fresh Apron

Bread Machine Rolls

Are you looking for something even quicker and easier? If so, I think you’ll like these Bread Machine Rolls. This recipe is basically foolproof. Just add some ingredients to your bread machine, hit a button, and let it work its magic! If you’ve never worked with a bread machine before, then this is a great place to start.

Recipe From: Fluxing Well

Ciabatta Garlic Bread

Next is a little twist on a classic side dish: Ciabatta Garlic Bread! With its soft, tender center, crunchy outside, and delicious, buttery and garlicky flavor, you really can’t beat this bread. This simple recipe is the perfect way to elevate your pasta dish!

Recipe From: Marcellina in Cucina

No Knead Focaccia Bread

The next recipe I’d like to show you is the No Knead Focaccia Bread! As the title implies, it’s super easy to make. Additionally, it creates a gorgeous bread that’s fluffly on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicious! If you’ve ever been intimidated by bread recipes, this is a great place to start!

Recipe From: Rich and Delish

Cheesy Garlic Bread in Air Fryer

Next is an incredibly quick recipe: the Cheesy Garlic Air Fryer Bread! I don’t know about you, but I just love air fryer recipes. Not only is this one smothered in buttery, cheesy goodness, but thanks to the air fryer, it can be done in less than 3 minutes! Of course, you can easily bake this one as well.

Recipe From: Chili to Choc

Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread

Next is another air fryer recipe: the Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread! These guys are super easy to prep, bake, and serve. These guys are perfect to make for when you’re on a time crunch! They also make great vessels for all kinds of seasonings and toppings, so you can have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations.

Recipe From: Recipe This

Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough

Last but not least for the bread recipes, meet the Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough! This recipe has such a unique, tangy and spicy flavor that makes it fun for any occasion. Overall, this is a relatively simple bread to make, and it’s sure to be a hit wherever you serve it!

Recipe From: The Flavor Bells

Potato Sides

Are you looking for something more starchy? Check out these next few potato recipes!

Sliced Potato Cottage Fries

First up, take a look at this Sliced Potato Cottage Fries recipe! These unique fries are absolutely delicious with their crispy outside and fluffy inside. Not only are they amazing texture and flavor-wise, but they can be made from scratch in just 30 minutes! They’re also super easy to adapt with different flavors. Serve these guys as an appetizer with your favorite dip, a side dish, etc., and they’re sure to be a favorite!

Recipe From: Gluten Free Tranquility

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Next, meet the Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. With their garlicky and herby seasoning and cheesy, buttery coating, these guys are just tiny bites of flavorful goodness. They’re easy to make, go with just about any dish, and can easily add a touch of elegance, or comfort to your dish, depending on what you present it with.

Recipe From: The Forked Spoon

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries

Next is a fun twist on a classic side dish: Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries! Not only are these guys absolutely delicious, but they’re a healthy alternative to your average fried-in-oil fries! Whether you cook them in an air fryer on an oven, they’ll come out beautifully each time. Additionally, they only use five ingredients!

Recipe From: Budget Delicious

Creamy Potato and Cauliflower Mash

Last but not least is a healthy spin on a classic dish: Creamy Potato and Cauliflower Mash! This recipe is packed with flavor and makes an excellent side for just about any dish, especially for the fast approaching holiday season!

Recipe From: Through the Fibro Fog


If you’re looking for a lighter side dish, I think you’ll enjoy these nest few recipes! Salads do work wonderfully with chicken alfredo because they balance out the heavy sauce with something more refreshing.

Spinach Caesar Salad

First up, meet the Spinach Caesar Salad. If you struggle to get a healthy dose of veggies in, this spinach salad is a great way to do it! It’s delicious, simple, and makes a great addition to a light lunch or dinner. Also, if you keep the dressing separately this is a great dish to prepare the night before and event so there’s no stress the day of!

Recipe From: Famfoodery

Restaurant Style Coleslaw

Another one of my favorites is this Restaurant Style Coleslaw recipe! What I love about this recipe (on top of how incredibly easy it is to make) is that unlike store bought coleslaw, it’s not at all bitter. This would make an amazing side for pasta, barbecue, etc.!

Recipe From: Pattern Princess

Rocket and Pear Salad

Are you looking for something a little more unique to elevate your dish? This Rocket and Pear Salad is just the thing! This recipe features some interesting ingredients like pear, peppery arugula, roasted almonds, and umami flavored parmesan cheese that add an element of interest and elegance to your dish. With its cool flavor combinations, this salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savory!

Recipe From: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Salad

Are you wanting a recipe that will add some fresh color to your dish? Check out the Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Salad! Not only is this salad full of juicy flavor, but it’s pretty simple to recreate as well. This is a great, healthy addition to any dish, especially during the summer months!

Recipe From: iFoodreal

Burrata Salad

Have you ever had or made Burrata Salad before? It’s a special salad that incorporates fresh ingredients like burrata cheese, leafy greens and tomatoes that together represent the colors of the Italian flag. Topped with balsamic or pesto dressing, you really can’t beat it. With this delicious recipe, you’ll be whipping up a scrumptious salad in no time!

Recipe From: In the Kitch

Easy Chopped Italian Salad

The last salad recipe I’d like to show you is this Easy Chopped Italian Salad. With its spicy peppers, salty feta, and delicious homemade dressing, this is the perfect salad to pair with pasta, pizza, etc.! This recipe is also super easy to adapt if you need to substitute or add any ingredients.

Recipe From: i heart vegetables

Unique Sides

Last but not least, here are a few more recipes I loved that didn’t necessarily fit in a specific category. Some of these are my favorite because they are so unique!

Creamed Corn

First up is an incredibly quick recipe: Easy Creamed Corn! Unlike your typical creamed corn recipe, this one incorporates a touch of parmesan cheese that perfectly compliments the sweetness of the corn. If you’re needing a last minute recipe for any occasion, this one is the one!

Recipe From: The Soccer Mom Blog

Sicilian Fried Artichoke Hearts in Pastella

Now here’s a recipe you gotta try: Sicilian Fried Artichoke Hearts in Pastella! This one combines unique flavors like mint, parsley, and parmesan cheese to create this delicious, batter coating for the artichoke. The batter puffs up beautiful as it cooks, and it compliments the tangy artichoke heart so well. If you want a side that will elevate your dish, this one is it!

Recipe From: Enza’s Quail Hollow Kitchen

Cheesy Courgette Fritters

Next, meet these Cheesy Courgette Fritters! These are quick and easy to make, and they’re the perfect healthy after-school snack! Their yummy, crispy exterior combined with their gooey and cheesy interior create a beautiful explosion of flavors. These would also make great appetizers, sides, etc.!

Recipe From: Healthy Life Trainer

Roasted Squash and Eggplant Pasta

Are you looking for a vegan recipe? If so, I think you’ll enjoy this Roasted Squash and Eggplant Pasta recipe! Not only is it completely vegan, but it’s packed with healthy, hearty veggies and delicious flavor. It’s cheap, simple, and relatively quick to make. Because it uses up veggies, it’s also a great recipe to fight food waste with!

Recipe From: Little Pans

Italian Stuffed Mushroom

Next up, meet the Italian Stuffed Mushroom recipe! This recipe is deliciously easy to make. I love how well the meatiness of the mushroom pairs with the crispy, parmesan cheese coating. This unique recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

Recipe From: Lynne’s Way of Life

Mushroom Marsala

Last but definitely not least, check out this Mushroom Marsala recipe! This recipe is incredibly simple and requires almost no cleanup afterward (seriously, it only uses one pan)! It uses little ingredients, and yet it’s packed with flavor. This would make a great side dish, as well as a topping for pasta, rice, salad, etc.!

Recipe From: Urban Bliss Life

More Sides to Try:


Chicken alfredo and Fettuccini alfredo are delicious Italian dinners, beloved by many. When you’re making it for a crowd, you may need some extra side dishes. Making salads, breads, or veggies are all great options! I hope you found the perfect side dish recipe for your meal tonight. Enjoy!

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