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Posted: November12th, 2017 under Food Suggestions, Side Dishes.
What to Serve with Veal Parmesan? 8 BEST Side Dishes
The main course of a veal parmesan dinner will be the center of attention and it is hard to beat chicken or fish, but here are 8 other side dishes that will help make the meal feel complete. The best side dishes to serve with veal parmesan are green beans, broccoli, and garlic mashed potatoes for a great meal. You can also pair your veal with a creamed spinach or creamy mushroom sauce on the side.
1 – Spinach with Garlic and Lemon
Creamed spinach is a classic side dish that adds a creamy texture and flavorful garlic to your main course. It also pairs well with other dishes such as chicken, fish, and veal parmesan. 2 – Golden Potato Gratin Paragraph: To make this silky potato gratin, use half sweet potatoes and half russet potatoes. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2-inch cubes. Place the cubed potatoes in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper, butter, and thyme leaves. Add about ¼ cup of water to the baking dish then cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 25 minutes or until fork tender. 3 – Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Paragram: For this side dish you will need about 5 cups of Brussels sprouts that have been trimmed down to about 3 inches in length. Cut the bacon in small pieces and cook it over medium heat until crisp then remove from the pan to cool slightly on paper towels. Once cooled, crumble up the bacon and add it to the shredded Brussels sprouts along with some minced parsley leaves (about ½ cup). Drizzle both ingredients with 1 tablespoon of olive oil then toss well before serving over pasta or risotto. 4 – Adding garlic and lemon to spinach is not just a good idea but also a great way to add flavor. This dish goes well with veal parmesan dishes because it has a creamy, lemony flavor.
2 – Classic Baked Potatoes
The trick to cooking a perfect baked potato is to wrap it in foil and then bake it at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. This will give the potato the time needed to become soft and fluffy without burning. Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before slicing them open. Remove the skin of each potato then top with sour cream, cheese, or salsa. 3 – Roasted Brussels Sprouts Paragram: To roast Brussels sprouts you will simply need to add them to a 400 degree oven for about 10-20 minutes until tender. For extra flavor you can add some chopped up bacon along with some minced parsley leaves (about ½ cup). 4 – Creamed Spinach Paragram: Using only salt and olive oil, sauté spinach until it’s limp and golden brown. Add garlic powder or garlic cloves as desired then pour in cream (1 cup) and stir until thickened. To make these potatoes, you will need to start with potatoes that are about 1-inch in diameter. You can also use leftover boiled potatoes for this recipe. Cut the potatoes into small cubes then place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt before roasting in the oven for 20 minutes or until crisp on the outside.
3 – Skillet Green Beans with Bacon
To make this dish start by melting some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped green beans to the pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes until they are bright green and crispy. Next, add bacon and cook for about 2-3 more minutes before tasting for seasoning which should include salt, pepper, and freshly grated nutmeg. 4 – Garlic Roasted Potatoes Paragram: To make these potatoes, you will need to start with potatoes that are about 1-inch in diameter. You can also use leftover boiled potatoes for this recipe. Cut the potatoes into small cubes then place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt before roasting in the oven for 20 minutes or until crisp on the outside. If you want to make this dish, start by cooking bacon in a skillet. When done and the bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan and rinse off the excess grease with cold water. Then add butter or olive oil to the pan and cook until golden. Next, add green beans, salt, pepper, and garlic (1-2 cloves) then cover with a lid and let them steam for 3 minutes. After that cooking time has passed, stir them around before adding additional salt and pepper if desired. 4 – Ricotta Gnocchi Paragram: For this recipe you will need flour (1 cup), yeast (½ teaspoon), white wine (¼ cup), eggs (3), milk (3 tablespoons) plus more for brushing dough onto sheet tray, potato puree (2 cups), vegetable oil (+ more for frying gnocchi if needed)
4 – Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms
These mushrooms are very simple to make and the creamy sauce makes this a great side dish or entree. For the garlic parmesan topping, you will need Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup), butter (½ stick), minced fresh garlic (3 cloves), cream (¼ cup) and parsley (a handful). Start by frying up your bacon in a pan. Once done, remove the bacon and chop it into small pieces before cooking your garlic in the bacon grease. You only need to cook it for about one minute so just watch it closely to avoid burning. Add your cream and let simmer for about 4-5 minutes until thickened then add in the bacon, chopped parsley, and grated Parmesan cheese. In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. When the butter begins to foam, add in the breadcrumbs and cook until they are golden brown. Next, you will need some fresh chopped garlic that has been mashed up with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add this to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is fragrant. Add in some crushed red pepper flakes for even more spice and continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes before stirring in some Parmesan cheese. Next, you will let them cook for another minute or so before adding in the mushrooms which should be thinly sliced. Finally, stir in parsley at the very end just before serving.
5 – Crisp Garden Salad
There are two main components to this simple salad. The first is a crisp, fresh garden salad made with lettuce and a light dressing of vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. The second is the mushroom topping which consists of sauteed mushrooms that are mixed with Parmesan cheese and garlic. A creamy garlic parsley sauce gives the dish depth while adding a bit of sweetness. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. On a baking sheet, place 12 cherry tomatoes cut in half lengthwise. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the tomatoes and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the skin has blistered, the juices are bubbling, and have turned into a light golden brown color. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing them from their skins and chopping them up. When done, add your chopped tomatoes to a bowl with some fresh chopped basil and mix everything together before adding in some Parmesan cheese, black pepper, red wine vinegar, salt, garlic powder and parsley flakes which will help bring out the flavors of this dish. You can then add in croutons if you want or serve it as is.
6 – Creamy Polenta with Parmesan and Herbs
Make this Creamy Polenta with Parmesan and Herbs as a side dish or serve it as your main course. – Preheat oven to 375 degrees – Place 12 cherry tomatoes cut in half lengthwise on a baking sheet. – Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the tomatoes and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. – Bake for about 10 minutes or until the skin has blistered, the juices are bubbling, and have turned into a light golden brown color. – Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing them from their skins and chopping them up. Polenta is a simple dish that can be served many ways. It is typically made with corn flour or semolina and it is often paired with butter, milk or cream, and Parmesan cheese. Its name comes from the Italian word for ground.
7 – Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo
Alfredo sauce is a simple combination of butter, Parmesan cheese and heavy cream. This creamy sauce is usually prepared with fettuccini noodles, but you can also use angel hair pasta. Fettuccini Alfredo is a creamy, delicious dish that is made with simple ingredients and tastes amazing. The sauce starts out with butter, half-and-half, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. It’s also seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. To make your own fettuccini Alfredo you will want to cook the pasta in boiling water for just a few minutes until it becomes slightly firm. Then you will drain the hot water and add cold milk to the pot until it reaches a simmer. You can add more milk or heavy cream if needed while cooking the pasta to reach your desired consistency. When you are ready to serve hot fettuccini, you will need to stir in some grated parmesan cheese into the sauce right before serving.
8 – Crusty Garlic Bread
A traditional Italian dish, garlic bread is served as an appetizer before a meal. It’s made with a simple dough of flour and water that is rolled out thin, topped with butter and baked in the oven. Garlic bread is one of those dishes that you might be hesitant to make because it seems like too much work for something that only consists of flour and water. This is not the case, as every single step for this recipe is simple and quick. The dough will only take about five minutes to come together into a ball, and can also be refrigerated before using. A great companion to any dish, garlic bread is a classic Italian appetizer. The bread is sprinkled with coarse sea salt and the cloves of fresh garlic before baking. This allows the garlic to season the bread on all sides as it bakes. As soon as the bread comes out of the oven, you can top it with your favorite toppings such as Parmesan cheese or olive oil. There are many ways you can make a delicious garlic bread recipe, but one of our favorite homemade versions is an easy panini-style sandwich made with sliced baguette that has been brushed with olive oil and topped with crunchy red onion, olives, and tomato slices.