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What to Serve with Slow Cooked Lamb (14 Simple Side Dishes)

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Looking for a great side dish to go with your slow-cooked lamb?

Youre in luck!

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I’ll show you 14 simple side dishes that go nicely with the rich tastes of slow-cooked lamb in this article.

What to Serve with Slow-Cooked Lamb?

The greatest slow-cooked lamb sides are those that compliment the meat’s deep and robust taste.

As a general guideline, serve it with something that will cut through the weight of the meat, such as a green salad or a fresh vegetable side.

Keep scrolling for 14 of my favorites:

1. Pasta/Spaghetti Squash

First up is a delicious pasta dish.

I suggest preparing this using spaghetti squash instead of ordinary noodles since it is considerably lower in carbohydrates and tastes excellent!

When cooked correctly, it also has an amazing texture: crispy on the exterior and soft on the inside!

2. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are an excellent accompaniment to slow-cooked lamb.

Also see: 15 Mashed Potato Sauces I Can’t Get Enough Of

They’re substantial and satisfying, and they complement the rich taste of slow-cooked lamb well.

You may prepare them ahead of time or shortly before serving your dinner.

Heres how:

  1. 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped into big pieces (approximately 2 inches).
  2. In a large saucepan, cover the chopped potatoes fully with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, or until fork soft but not mushy.
  3. Return the potatoes to the saucepan over low heat for 1 minute to dry off any extra liquid after cooking (if needed).
  4. 4 cup butter; mash with a potato masher until smooth and creamy, adding additional milk as required to get desired consistency (I love mine on the thicker side).4 cup milk plus 1
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve right away!

3. Roasted vegetables

Try some roasted veggies for another quick alternative.

Roasted veggies are tasty and filling, and they can be prepared ahead of time so that they are ready to go when you need them.

Choose any vegetables you desire.Toss carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, or brussels sprouts in olive oil with salt & pepper before roasting for 20 minutes at 350°F or until soft (but not mushy).

Serve immediately!

4. Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Roasted veggies are a traditional option for side meals.

Try roasted broccoli with garlic if you want something a bit more interesting!

Simply mix some chopped broccoli florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper before roasting at 350°F for 20 minutes, or until soft (but not mushy).

At the conclusion of the cooking time, stir in the minced garlic cloves and serve immediately.

5. Green Beans with Almond Butter

Green beans (try these simple canned green bean dishes) are another great option that goes well with lamb.

Heres how to make it:

  1. 4 teaspoon ground ginger till fully blended.4 cup almond butter, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 1In a small mixing bowl, combine 1
  2. Toss 1 pound fresh green beans with half of the almond butter mixture in a large mixing dish to coat evenly.
  3. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until shimmering; add green beans and sauté until gently browned on both sides and crisp-tender (approximately 5 minutes total).
  4. Serve immediately with your lamb, sprinkled with sesame seeds!

6. Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is an ancient grain that is high in protein and fiber.

It complements the rich tastes of lamb and is an excellent option for a vegetarian side dish.

  1. To create quinoa pilaf, simmer 1 cup quinoa in 2 cups water with 1 tablespoon butter for 20 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Then add cooked vegetables, such as carrots or peas, and season with salt and pepper.

You may also use dried herbs for fresh ones, such as rosemary or thyme!

7. Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower mash is a traditional side dish that goes well with slow-cooked lamb.

  1. To begin making this side dish, remove the core from a head of cauliflower and chop it into florets.
  2. Steam these florets for approximately 15 minutes over medium heat, or until extremely soft.
  3. 4 cup milk (preferably heavy cream).Remove any extra water from the cauliflower and place it in a food processor with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt.
  4. Pulse until smooth, adding additional milk as required to get the desired consistency.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

8. Cornbread

Cornbread is a delicious side dish with lamb since it is rich but not heavy.

Plus, its super easy to make!

Just follow these steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and oil a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2 teaspoon sugar.1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 eggs and 2 cups milk until thoroughly mixed; add to dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated (do not overmix!).
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown, in the prepared pan.
  5. Serve immediately with slices of roasted lamb!

9. Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon and Thyme

Why not try this roasted cauliflower dish if you’re looking for something a bit different?

You may cook it ahead of time so you can enjoy your supper without having to worry about getting everything ready at the same time.

  1. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil and lemon juice before roasting for 15 minutes at 350°F, or until soft (but not mushy).
  2. At the conclusion of the cooking time, stir in the chopped fresh thyme leaves and serve immediately!

10. Tomato salad

Tomato salad is an excellent side dish for any sort of meat since it is fresh and light while yet being tasty enough to stand up to the rich tastes of the meat.

Simply cut up some tomatoes.I like to top heirloom cherry tomatoes with feta cheese, basil leaves (if you have some), and extra virgin olive oil.

Season with salt and pepper if desired.

11. Tomato soup

Why not try some tomato soup as a simple side dish that complements the rich aromas of slow-cooked lamb?

If you want something warm and soothing but don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, this is a fantastic alternative.

  1. Simply place some chopped tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until it begins to bubble.
  2. Then add some chopped onion and garlic, as well as salt and pepper, and continue to cook until everything is soft.
  3. Add whole milk or heavy cream if desired.
  4. Serve immediately!

12. Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is a great side dish for lamb.

It’s simple to make and turns out soft and tasty.

  1. Trim the ends of around 3 pounds of asparagus and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place on a baking pan, cover with foil, and roast for approximately 15 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Serve immediately!

13. Classic Green Beans Au Gratin

This is a traditional side dish that everyone will enjoy.

  1. Begin by cooking your green beans for approximately 10 minutes, or until soft but still bright and crunchy.
  2. Drain well, then combine with finely grated Parmesan cheese, heavy cream (or half-and-half), salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Before baking at 350°F until bubbling, top with additional cheese.

14. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Looking for something a little different?

Try this side dish of brown sugar glazed carrots.

The sweetness of the carrots complements the rich flavors of the slow-cooked lamb nicely.

Heres what you need:

  • 1 or 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used dark brown)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place baby carrots in a shallow baking dish after washing and trimming them.
  3. Combine brown sugar, butter, salt, and pepper in a small dish until combined, then pour over carrots.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until soft but not mushy.

What to Serve with Slow Cooked Lamb (14 Easy Sides)

I’m not the kind of person who likes to waste food. So when I make a big, delicious meal, I want to make sure that each dish is getting the attention it deserves.And if you’re serving slow-cooked lamb as a main course, why not add some sides that are just as delicious?A side dish doesn’t have to be boring: with a little creativity and thoughtfulness about what goes together well, you can create something that will complement your main dish perfectly.For example: if you’re going for something sweet and savory, try pairing your lamb with some roasted potatoes and carrots. This combination will bring out the sweetness of both dishes while also adding texture and visual appeal.You could also try serving it alongside a vegetable medley or a large salad—either way, they’ll both help fill up your guests so they don’t leave feeling hungry!
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 5mins
Total Time 10mins


  • Pasta/Spaghetti Squash
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
  • Green Beans with Almond Butter
  • Quinoa Pilaf
  • Cauliflower Mash
  • Cornbread
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon and Thyme
  • Tomato salad
  • Tomato soup
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Classic Green Beans Au Gratin
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots


  • Choose your favorite side dish from this selection to accompany your lamb.
  • Prepare the ingredients in the order specified in the recipe.
  • Be ready to munch in no time!

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