What to Serve with Mashed Potatoes – 25 Must-Try Vegetarian Pairings

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Check out these 25 ideas for what to serve with mashed potatoes! Everything from side dishes to main entrees and toppings encompass this delicious collection of vegetarian recipes. Enjoy!

What to Serve with Mashed Potatoes - 25 Must-Try Vegetarian Pairings
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Mashed potatoes are a popular side dish for a lot of entrées. Its fluffy texture and buttery flavor provide a nice contrast to strong-flavored dishes. With a mixture of butter, salt, milk, and heavy cream, mashed potatoes are a simple yet filling side dish that can go with almost anything.

This dish is so versatile that you can improve its flavor by adding ingredients such as chives, garlic, parsley, garlic, olive oil, fresh thyme, white pepper, and parmesan cheese. When you adjust its flavor, consider the dishes that you will serve it with. Make sure that the taste of the mashed potatoes and your main dish complement each other.

What to Serve with Mashed Potatoes - 25 Must-Try Vegetarian Pairings

Since it goes well with almost anything, it is always present on the dinner table during special occasions. And with the wide variety of options on what to serve with mashed potatoes, it can be quite difficult to decide on which are the best pairings.

Mashed potatoes are delicious sides and have the right flavor that brings out the best taste of your main dish. When thinking about the best main dishes, appetizers, and condiments to serve with mashed potatoes, these recipe ideas will definitely help you in planning your meals accordingly. 

🥘 What to Serve with Mashed Potatoes

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Super flavorful and aromatic Stuffed Acorn Squash Boats filled with quinoa, chickpeas, apricots and the perfect blend of spices for one easy, healthy and delicious meal. From "The Vegetarian Family Cookbook" by Kristen Wood.
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acorn squash boats recipe
Roasted Radishes Side Dish (Low Carb!) – Little Sunny Kitchen
These roasted radishes make a simple and delicious side! They’re so easy to make, and are usually referred to as the keto diet potatoes.
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Vegan Cashew Gravy
A super creamy and comforting Gluten-Free Vegan White Gravy made with Cashews, and the perfect blend of spices! Whether for a cozy holiday meal or your every day favorite dishes, this Vegan Gravy recipe adds that certain bit of something special in no time at all!
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A metal bowl filled with a creamy, beige-colored soup, alongside freshly made vegan zucchini fritters, is placed on a turquoise wooden surface. The bowl features two spiral-patterned handles.
Quick Fridge Pickled Vegetables – Peas and Crayons
Quick Fridge Pickled Vegetables make the ultimate topping for tacos, burgers, and more! Featuring a blend of carrots, cucumber, radish, and onion, this healthy recipe is fast and flavorful! Crazy easy and totally delicious, it’s vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and easily made keto + whole30 compliant too!
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Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe – Running on Real Food
Try Easy Vegan Mushroom Gravy for a healthy, plant-based, low fat alternative to traditional gravy. Perfect for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.
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Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe - Running on Real Food
Vegetarian Stew Recipe
A cozy and comforting Vegetarian Stew recipe filled with rich flavors and a silky-smooth texture. Gluten-free and vegan!
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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms – Salt and Lavender
These creamy garlic mushrooms make a delicious side dish that’s very fast and easy to make. Try them with steak, a roast, or even over pasta.
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Easy Spicy Sauerkraut with Turmeric
This probiotic rich Spicy Sauerkraut recipe with turmeric, red chili flakes, and black peppercorns is bursting with flavor and anti-inflammatory + gut health benefits! Easy, healthy, vegan, gluten-free and DELICIOUS! Learn all about how to make sauerkraut, health benefits, and more in this informative recipe post!
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Marinated Tomatoes Recipe – Peas and Crayons Blog
These Marinated Tomatoes are super easy to make and so full of flavor you’ll want to put them on everything in sight! They make the ultimate bruschetta!
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Marinated Tomatoes Recipe - Peas and Crayons Blog
Easy Pickled Cabbage Recipe
Learn how to make quick and easy pickled cabbage recipe in this informative post! Pickled cabbage can add a dash of crunch and tang to a variety of dishes, making it a wonderful condiment to have on hand in the refrigerator.
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Air Fryer Hush Puppies
I’m heading back to my Southern roots with this healthy air fryer spin on Hush Puppies! They are super tasty, easy to make + gluten-free & vegan.
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air fryer hush puppies in a white bowl
Creamed Spinach (with Frozen or Fresh Spinach!) – Salt and Lavender
This creamed spinach recipe is a decadent and comforting side dish that’s perfect with steaks, roasts, or even fish! It’s quick and easy.
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Creamed Spinach (with Frozen or Fresh Spinach!) - Salt and Lavender
Chipotle Mac and Cheese
This Gluten-Free Instant Pot Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese pasta dish makes for some super easy, healthy, and delicious comfort food that can be made in just about 10 minutes!
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Vegan Red Wine Gravy – A Virtual Vegan
Not your average Vegan Red Wine Gravy! This one is infused with sweet vegetable & fresh herb flavour and is super tasty, rich & flavoursome. Just perfect for serving with your holiday feast!
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Vegan Red Wine Gravy - A Virtual Vegan
Garlic and Herb Spreadable Butter – Salt and Lavender
This garlic & herb spreadable butter is a tasty condiment spreads easily and is delicious on everything from bagels to steak.
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Garlic and Herb Spreadable Butter - Salt and Lavender
Instant Pot Vegan Acorn Squash Chili (+ Stovetop Instructions)
This super easy, healthy and delicious vegetarian chili recipe is packed with acorn squash, pinto beans and the perfect blend of spices for a most hearty and comforting autumn-inspired Instant Pot pressure cooker dish! Plus, stovetop instructions!
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a top view of acorn squash chili ingredients in an instant pot liner
Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad – Peas and Crayons Blog
Fresh, flavorful, and totally tasty, this simple Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad is a breeze to toss together and ready in under 15 minutes!
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Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad - Peas and Crayons Blog
Vegan Meatloaf
This Gluten-Free Vegan Meatloaf is truly a DELIGHT! It is easy to make, packed with flavor and rich in protein and fiber for a most delicious, healthy holiday meal or entree any time of year! Top it off with my Vegan Cashew Gravy and you will be in food bliss in no time!
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Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Quick and easy Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are the perfect crispy side dish for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
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Instant Pot Pinto Bean Chili with Millet (Vegan)
This Instant Pot Vegan Chili with Millet and Pinto beans makes for one super flavorful, healthy, protein-packed dish that is easy to make and can be used variety of delicious ways!
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Easy + Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe
This easy, healthy Air Fryer Zucchini squash recipe is packed with flavor for the perfect side dish, appetizer or snack. Naturally vegan, keto and gluten-free.
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Vegan Butter – A Virtual Vegan
The best tasting vegan butter! It’s super buttery, smooth, rich & creamy & can be made in minutes. Use it for all of your spreading and baking needs.
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Vegan Butter - A Virtual Vegan
The Best Chimichurri Verde Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
This quick and easy 9 ingredient Chimichurri Verde is my spin on the classic South American sauce! It contains a blend of parsley, cilantro, garlic, oil, vinegar and spices; and is BIG on flavor. You’ll find yourself putting this delicious gluten-free & vegan sauce on everything — this I can attest!
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Vegan Zucchini Fritters (Gluten-Free)
These easy, healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Zucchini Fritters are made with chickpea flour for added nutrition and depth. Packed with the perfect blend of spices, these delightful vegan fritters are beyond DELICIOUS, too!
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a stack of vegan zucchini fritters topped with a dollop of vegan sour cream
Three Sisters Soup Recipe
This delicious recipe is my spin on a Three Sisters Soup. Three Sisters refers to a companion planting technique used for planting beans, corn and squash together. This easy, healthy and delicious version uses crookneck squash, pinto beans, sweet corn, and the beautiful flavor of sage to tie it all together! This soup can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop and it's vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
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