What to Serve with Cabbage Rolls (17+ Easy Side Dishes)

Wondering what the best sides for Cabbage Rolls are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. Whether your version is made with ground beef, ground lamb, or ground turkey, these sides will pair perfectly.

Cabbage Rolls + Amazing Side Dish = PERFECTION!

When serving cabbage rolls (or cabbage roll soup) for dinner, some really stellar side dishes can really help complete the meal.

But, because cabbage rolls are such a hearty dish (filled with rice + ground beef), you’ll want a side dish that’s light enough to not overpower them.

From smashed potatoes, to a shriazi salad, and more! There are so many options that pair with this meaty dish.

So, let’s dig in!

Keep reading to discover 17+ easy side dishes to serve with Cabbage Rolls.

Best Side Dishes for Cabbage Rolls

Crispy smashed potatoes on black plate next to bowl of mojo sauce.
These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are the most delicious side dish! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they’re amazing on their own or top them with sour cream & mojo sauce. 
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Shirazi salad centered in frame with serving spoon.
This simple Shirazi Salad recipe features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil. Every bite is bursting with refreshing flavors!
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Tomato Orange Soup is the creamiest tomato soup recipe you will find. Plus, it's got a great tang for the orange juice. It's the perfect winter soup for chilly days.
This Tomato Bisque Soup is the richest, creamiest tomato soup you’ve ever tried, with a splash of fresh orange juice for a bit of extra tang! Inspired by Elephant’s Deli in Portland, Oregon.
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Overhead close up of prepared pickles in weck jar with dill sprigs and red pepper slices.
These ​​Quick Pickled Cucumbers are ready to eat in 1 hour! There’s no canning required and they stay crisp for months.
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A simple, herby, orange-dressed Moroccan beet salad that can be made up to five days ahead of time, and it’s vegan, too? It sounds too good to be true, but this salad recipe is the real deal, folks!
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Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.
This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
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Overhead shot of arugula salad next to shaved parmesan.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
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Toasty, buttery, herby, covered in a dusting of salty parmesan cheese, piping hot and fresh out of the oven—our homemade garlic bread recipe is everything you’re craving right now, and then some.
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Bowl of shaved fennel and celery salad topped with toasted pine nuts and parmesan
This Shaved Fennel and Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It’s the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  
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CLOSE UP OF ROASTED SWEET POTATOES ON SERVING TRAY WITH SPOON.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
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Side view of Apple Slaw in speckled bowl.
Apple Slaw with Celery Root is an exciting twist on your basic coleslaw. Crisp apples and celery root combine with jalapeno, cilantro & pickled onions. It’s sure to be a stand out side dish!
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Overhead shot of bowl of mashed cauliflower in grey bowl with swirls of butter.
Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious, low carb & keto friendly side dish. With 5 flavor variations and instructions for making Stovetop Mashed Cauliflower or Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower.
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These are the BEST Glazed Carrots! Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned & perfectly glazed. They make an amazing side dish that both kids & adults love. | platingsandpairings.com
These are the BEST Glazed Carrots – Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned, and perfectly glazed. These carrots make an amazing side dish that both kids and adults can’t get enough of!
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Overhead shot of bowl of mashed potatoes topped with a pat of butter, next to bowl of sour cream.
These Easy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery and tangy and easy to make with the help of your stand mixer – No hand mashing required!
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POTATO LATKES ON GREY PLATE TOPPED WITH DOLLOPS OF SOUR CREAM AND SERVED WITH BOWL OF PINK BEET HORSERADISH SAUCE.
This traditional Potato Latkes recipe is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Their irresistible golden crusts are seasoned with just a sprinkling of salt and ready to be served with a side of sour cream and applesauce. They’re perfect for Hanukkah, but you’ll want to enjoy them year round.
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Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
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Close up of Italian White Beans with sage.
These Italian White Beans are cooked low and slow with a bit of sage and garlic, resulting in plump, yet firm beans that are delicious dressed with a bit of olive oil or served on top of crostini.
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buttered egg noodles in bowl.
Buttered noodles are a simple, delicious meal all on their own, but they also make a great side for Cabbage Rolls.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these Cabbage Roll side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Cabbage rolls in grey bowl topped with sour cream.

What to Serve with Cabbage Rolls: 17+ EASY Side Dishes

Wondering what the best side dishes to serve with cabbage rolls are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the best sides for this savory, meat-filled dish.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Instructions

  • Choose your favorite side dish.
  • Gather the necessary ingredients.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner!
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