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What to Serve with Chicken Alfredo – 25 Top Side Dishes from Healthy to Hearty

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What to Serve with Chicken Alfredo – 25 Top Side Dishes from Healthy to Hearty

Chicken alfredo is a hearty and filling meal all on its own. However, sometimes you want a healthy, light, or hearty side alongside your main dish. If you are wondering what to serve with chicken alfredo, this article has tasty dishes you will want to put on your make-again list! 

What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo

Try these simple and tasty side dishes to pair alongside your already hearty chicken alfredo!

1. Cherry Tomato Salad

Bacon, cherry tomatoes, and more all make a light and delicious side. You can serve it alongside chicken alfredo, lasagna, or even soup! Cherry tomato salad is an excellent complementing side regardless of your main dish. 

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A fresh cherry and tomato salad is perfect alongside chicken alfredo.

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2. Caesar Salad

Caesar salad may seem basic, but don't let its simple ingredients fool you. The seasoning and sauce truly take center stage in this recipe! 

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Caesar salad is simple yet tasty, making it the perfect salad to go alongside chicken alfredo.

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3. Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers are light and tasty, all on their own. However, putting them into this salad ups their game. Try this simple cucumber salad recipe for a low-calorie option.

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This refreshing salad uses cucumbers and more.

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4. Greek Salad

This Greek salad recipe has many characteristics that make for a delicious side. Onions, cucumbers, feta cheese, lemon juice, and more all make up the zest that adds to the zeal of this Greek salad recipe. 

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Greek Salad is tasty and simple to make!

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5. KFC Coleslaw Recipe

There's just something about a refreshing coleslaw recipe. The KFC coleslaw copycat recipe is a perfect pairing alongside chicken alfredo. It adds light and airy next to filling and hearty! 

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Use this copycat KFC coleslaw recipe for something delicious and refreshing.

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6. Fall Vegetable Broccoli Recipe

Add flavor and zest to broccoli in this recipe! The ingredients like chicken broth, mushrooms, onions, and more all add to the delicious flavor that can be hard to beat.

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Dress up your broccoli with this simple recipe.

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7. Summer Fruits Raspberries Recipe

Although raspberries may seem like an unlikely pairing, this recipe is perfect alongside chicken alfredo. The reason is that flavors like orange and brown sugar add to the sweet taste of the raspberries and create a contrasting complementary side! 

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Raspberries are sweet and tasty in this recipe.

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8. Summer Fruits Peaches Recipe

Peaches are sweet and satisfying, making them a great pairing alongside chicken alfredo. 

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Add a bit of sweetness to your meal with peaches.

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9. Summer Vegetables Corn Recipe

Corn is a kid and adult favorite! There are many different ways to make corn, whether grilling, baking, or boiling on the stovetop. Use this simple corn recipe for an excellent side dish. 

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There are so many ways to make corn! This recipe is delicious and simple!

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10. Vegetables Squash Recipe

This squash casserole is tasty and simple to make for dinner tonight. Using squash, onions, breadcrumbs, and a handful of seasonings, you can create a side dish that will have your family begging for more! 

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Use squash for a healthy and tasty side dish.

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11. Summer Vegetable Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are crunchy, healthy, and filling. Make a tasty side dish using rice, seasoning, cheese, and more. You can forgo the beef in this recipe to complement chicken alfredo perfectly.

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Bell Peppers are both healthy and crunchy. Perfect for a delicious side dish.

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12. Summer Vegetables Green Peas Recipe

Green peas are a healthy pairing perfect for many side dishes, chicken alfredo included. This recipe uses spaghetti noodles for a filling dish, or you can leave the noodles out and sautee the peas for a crunchy and healthy side.

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Peas make an excellent side dish for chicken alfredo.

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13. Delicious French Quarter Green Beans

French Quarter green beans are filling and delicious alongside a hearty meal like chicken alfredo. While these green beans are typically a holiday treat, they are tasty any day of the week.

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Green beans are a simple but tasty side to eat with various main dishes.

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14. Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe

Pearl onions are not always a side dish one thinks of making. However, this recipe is perfect for your next meal. Using simple ingredients, you can whip up a tasty side that will pair perfectly with chicken alfredo! 

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Pearl onions are not the go-to side dish, but they are tasty, just the same!

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15. Broccoli Cheese Bake

Broccoli and cheese, sometimes there's just nothing better! Add this yummy combo with your weeknight chicken alfredo dinner for a filling and tasty meal. 

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Broccoli and cheese simply go together!

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16. Glazed Carrots Recipe

Carrots are healthy and perfect for snacking on raw or cooked for lunch. However, these glazed carrots take it up a notch with added flavor and sweetness. Your kids will love them! 

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Add sweetness to the meal with this glazed carrots recipe.

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17. Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are the favorite pastime of many. While it may seem an unlikely pairing, the crunch and flavor of fried green tomatoes take the weeknight meal to a different level! 

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Fried green tomatoes are a classic comfort dish.

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18. Baked Corn Pudding

If you have a family who loves corn, try this baked corn pudding recipe for a new take on the classic vegetable. You only need canned corn, creamed corn, eggs, butter, sour cream, sugar, and Jiffy cornbread mix. 

The instructions are simple; before you know it, you will have a filling and delicious side dish alongside your favorite meal! 

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Use this recipe for a new take on corn as a side.

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19. Herb-Seasoned Broccoli and Tomatoes

Broccoli, tomatoes, and a handful of seasonings; with this combination, you will have a delicious and easy side dish that is also healthy! 

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Broccoli and tomatoes are both healthy and delicious.

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20. Onion Roasted Potatoes

Sometimes, the best side dish is the most hearty and filling one. That is where potatoes arrive center stage. Are they the healthiest sides? Not exactly, but they do have a way of hitting your soul just right and filling you up. These onion-roasted potatoes are no exception! 

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Baked potatoes are filling and tasty!

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21. Corn Fritters

Corn fritters are another take on the classic vegetable that many enjoy and love. Using only a few simple ingredients, you can have a tasty and comforting side dish that is perfect next to any main dish, especially chicken alfredo!

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Corn fritters make a hearty and filling side dish.

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22. Sauteed Zucchini

Zucchini is often an underrated vegetable that complements many side dishes. This recipe is easy to make yet produces a tasty result. 

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Healthy sauteed zucchini are perfect next to a hearty main dish.

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23. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Add a little sweetness to your weeknight dinner with roasted sweet potatoes. Olive oil and a handful of seasoning add robust flavor to this recipe. 

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Sweet potatoes are both healthy and tasty! Perfect as a side dish alongside any main dish.

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24. Healthy Rainbow Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is simple and can be adapted to fit any family's needs and likes. Use this specific recipe, or grab your favorite fruits and make a delicious salad that kids and adults will love.

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Eat the rainbow with this yummy fruit salad!

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25. Garlic Pull-Apart Bread

This bread is filling, tasty, and the perfect twist on the classic garlic bread that so many enjoy with hearty dishes! 

In Conclusion

If you are searching for what to serve with chicken alfredo, you cannot go wrong with any of the side dishes on this list! Whether you love the hearty side dishes such as potatoes or garlic bread or the healthier options like broccoli or zucchini, the choices are plentiful.

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