If you’re planning for a fine dinner of lamb soon, you may be wondering what to serve with lamb chops! Here’s your newly updated list of sides for lamb chops available now.
Lamb chops have always been my favorite.
There is just something about the dish that makes my belly rumble at any time of the day.
I can eat lamb chops even for breakfast if it has the right side dish with it.
It is truly remarkable how a side dish can completely change the look of a dish and add so much more to it.
The color and texture of the side dish must perfectly complement the main dish, or it can ruin the whole look.
When it comes to lamb chops, I learned the hard way that the side dishes matter as much as the main course.
From the fruity and piquant: Roasted Plums or Grilled Peaches; to rich sauces like the No-Fail Lemon Pepper Sauce, Easy Adobo Sauce, or No-Brandy Peppercorn Sauce; and refreshing salads like the Moroccan Beet Salad, Farro Salad With Roast Vegetables, and Easy Arugula With Lemon, you’re covered!
I researched a lot and came across some amazing side dishes for lamb chops.
See below for our best tips on how to serve lamb chops, too.
If you have been wondering what to serve with lamb chops, here are a few ideas that everyone will love.
What To Serve With Lamb Chops
If you want to add some sides for lamb chops that also look great, Hasselback Potatoes are your best bet.
They go well with meals during the festive season.
People think it is difficult to make this side dish, but don’t let its look fool you.
It is easy to make, and with some extra preparation beforehand, you can easily pull it off.
They are just beautiful on the plate.
Ingredients include: Russet potatoes, garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt.
Nothing is simpler than this side dish.
All you need are some lemons, garlic, and broccolini to come up with an amazing side dish.
The zesty flavor adds to the lamb chops, bringing a bit of a tangy profile to the whole dish.
Ingredients include: Broccolini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.
I have always loved soufflés, so imagine my delight when I came across this recipe.
Carrot Souffle is everything that I want in a side dish.
It looks perfect with lamb chops and is sure to make people a fan of your cooking.
It has done this for me!
Ingredients include: Carrots, brown sugar, butter, all-purpose flour, and vanilla extract.
If you are out of time and want one of the simplest side dishes for lamb chops, then this is right up your alley.
Wash some asparagus, let them steam while you’re busy elsewhere, and within no time, you’ll have your side dish of steamed asparagus ready.
Ingredients include: Asparagus, olive oil, kosher salt, and ground black pepper.
This is another simple side dish idea that saves you time and effort.
If you have some peas at home, you can put together this side dish within minutes.
The zesty flavors of the lemon give the lamb chops a perfect upgrade.
Ingredients include: Frozen peas, lettuce, radishes, feta cheese, and lemons.
This may be a simple dish, but it is quite delicious.
The buttery glaze and the color of the carrots add some color to your plate, while the mild sweetness brings taste.
You can make Glazed Carrots beforehand, which lessens your workload considerably.
The best part is that you can even make it in the microwave within minutes.
Ingredients include: Carrots, honey, brown sugar, salt, and butter.
Bacon makes everything better, and that is why this salad is on the list.
Spinach brings flavor to the salad, but the warm bacon dressing is the true star of this salad.
If you like side dishes with lamb chops that are simple and easy to make, you have to give this salad a try.
Ingredients include: Bacon, baby spinach, eggs, shallots, and cider vinegar.
This is another broccoli-centered side dish that is worth mentioning.
When I first read about it, I was skeptical because who likes burnt food, right?
Oh, boy, was I wrong!
The smoky taste and the overtoasted look of the vegetable complement the main dish.
And you can add any spices you like to bring a new flavor every time.
Since the day I discovered this recipe, Blackened Broccoli has been one of the side dishes we have on every occasion.
Ingredients include: Broccoli, garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and sesame oil.
While not everyone is a huge fan of peas or asparagus, if you are a lover of BOTH, this recipe is about to make you very happy.
The lemon-dill dressing had me at hello, but the grains temper the sour zing, and the spring flavors will knock your socks off.
Ingredients include: Asparagus, radishes, peas, cooked grain, goat cheese, and lemon.
Adding cabbage to a salad just makes it come alive, and that is why the red cabbage salad goes so well as a side dish for lamb chops.
The addition of crunchy chickpeas and red cabbage brings a variety of taste and texture, which is just too good to ignore.
Ingredients include: Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, pomegranate, chickpeas, and medjool dates.
How can I not include beans on this list?
You can never go wrong with the combination of breadcrumbs and green beans.
You can add your own twist to it and serve it as a casserole or like a salad.
Whichever you choose, just know that this combination of green beans and breadcrumbs will be a winner at your dinner table.
Ingredients include: Breadcrumbs, red pepper flakes, olive oil, chicken broth, and green beans.
If you’ve never tried roasting plums before, this recipe is a great start.
The roasted plums provide an excellent, tart base that complements the bold, sweet flavor from the honey-cinnamon combo while the ancho powder gives just the right amount of heat.
It’s a robust, complex blend of flavors that’s oh-so-delicious!
Ingredients include: Plums, honey, cinnamon, ancho chili powder, and butter.
13. Sauteed Apples
On the subject of cooking food in ways that may seem unusual, we come to our next entry: Sauteed Apples.
You can absolutely cook them that way.
And they’ll taste even more amazing with a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla added to the fray.
Ingredients include: Apples, butter, nutmeg, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Hailing from far-off India, Mint Chutney makes an appearance on our list.
For those that aren’t familiar, chutney is like a sauce; well, more like a condiment, that people from India usually eat with all kinds of meals.
There are many variations of chutney, but the iteration we have here is everything one might want in a dip: it’s tangy, herby, bright, and optionally, extremely spicy!
It pairs great with meat and will complement your lamb chops well.
Ingredients include: Fresh mint leaves, cilantro, garlic, lemon, and maple syrup.
I’ve been an asparagus fan since before I can remember.
But they admittedly can grow boring, but this recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus is here to fix that though!
Upgrade your earthy and subtly-sweet roasted asparagus spears by combining them with a wrap of salty prosciutto.
They make excellent appetizers and are in the running for the perfect finger food!
Ingredients include: Fresh asparagus, prosciutto, olive oil, and black pepper.
There’s just something about Butternut Squash that appeals to me.
They’re rich, nutty, and slightly sweet in a way that just hits differently.
Here we have our very own Cooking Chew recipe to prepare it with.
It’s quick, easy, and utterly delicious!
Ingredients include: Squash, rosemary, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
If you’ve acquired a fancy for cooking with the microwave, I wouldn’t blame you at all!
It’s quick, easy, and convenient, and is just the method we’ll be cooking up these Sliced Carrots with.
You can have these rich and earthy vegetables done and ready in just 7-10 minutes!
They’re tasty and definitely the better option than pulling out the junk food or having something delivered.
Ingredients include: Fresh carrots, butter, water, and salt
I love zucchini.
They’re like a blank canvas of the cooking world upon which you can unleash your culinary Picasso.
When paired with the humble tomato and roasted with a selection of seasonings, we’ll be turning that canvas into a masterpiece!
Ingredients include: Whole zucchini, cherry tomatoes, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder.
This recipe aims to show you how to cook up a delicious pan of charred but caramelized, blistered corn straight from the can.
Timing is key, but you have to know in advance whether you’re aiming for a golden brown that’ll still have all the moisture in it or a longer cook time which will result in char that’ll be perfect.
Whatever you choose, know that the result will always be delicious!
Ingredients include: Canned corn, butter, oil, and black pepper.
Farro is a chewy, nutty grain that makes for an excellent alternative to rice, oats, or even bread.
It’s rich and dense, which does require a longer cook time, but when combined with other vegetables, results in a tasty, delicious dish that’s both hearty and filling.
It’s the ultimate comfort food, and something you should try cooking today!
Ingredients include: Pearled farro, zucchini, corn, onion, tomatoes, sugar, and salt.
Bell peppers are so tasty!
They complement almost everything extremely well, which is probably why paprika was invented in the first place.
But did you know that you can have them as a snack or an appetizer all on their own?
You can have them roasted in an air fryer and have them ready in just a little over 10 minutes.
Ingredients include: Mini bell peppers, olive oil, and salt.
These tiny skewers are the perfect appetizer.
And not only do they look good, but they’re also delicious too!
There’s just something about combining the flavors of cucumbers, olives, and cherries that make them irresistible.
Do remember to stick them with a large enough block of feta so they’d stand upright on your tray though!
Ingredients include: Block feta, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and Italian seasoning.
23. Fattoush Salad
Fattoush Salad is actually pretty popular in Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine.
It’s bright, fresh, made from seasonal vegetables, and topped off with pita bread.
It complements meats very well, and your lamb chops are no exemption!
Ingredients include: Garlic, green onions, green pepper, mint, and Persian cucumbers.
These Easy Buttered Noodles deserve a place in the best side dishes list, not only because they taste so good, but because they’re so easy to make!
But perhaps it’s because they’re easy to produce is what makes them so underrated.
A dish’s preparation difficulty should not be a criterion of how good it is, but that’s just my opinion.
Nonetheless, cook up a potful of these noodles and prepare to have your mind blown!
Ingredients include: Egg noodles, minced, garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan, and butter.
25. Greek Salad
Greek Salads are veggie-packed but contain no leaves, so you can prep them ahead of time without fear of any leaves wilting.
It has a rich, robust flavor that will go well with most meats.
Served with a dressing, it makes for a more refreshing touch while adding a subtle texture variance.
Ingredients include: Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, olives, and feta.
If you love the bright taste of lemon, whether fresh or from the squeeze bottle, these simple tossed greens are going to make your day.
Pair this with your lamb chops and a sweet side like the Roasted Plums above for a restaurant-quality meal.
Ingredients include: Lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, and arugula.
Roasties are an iconic staple that graces most British lunch tables on Sundays.
The closest thing we have in America to it is Roasted Potato Wedges.
But Roasties are unique in that they are first pre-boiled, then allowed to cool and dry, before they’re roasted.
This makes for an inside that’s moist and chewy while having a delectably crispy outside.
Ingredients include: Potatoes, vegetable oil, and salt.
These British popovers are tender and lovely, with a “sinkhole” middle that holds gravy and lamb juices wonderfully.
These take a bit of time to let the batter rest, but this is an excellent guide for the beginner to making these from scratch.
No yeast required, and pairs beautifully with the British Roasties (oven-roasted potatoes above).
Ingredients include: Flour, eggs, milk, and beef tallow.
Crispy Onion Latkes are little, golden brown discs that are fashioned from sweet onions and flour; very similar to hash browns.
Most people shy away from making these as onions are well-known for their strong, pungent flavor; but take note that these are made from sweet onions, which are sweet and a lot milder.
This dish is served with a delicious sour chive cream sauce which seals the deal!
Ingredients include: Chives, sweet onions, all-purpose flour, salt, and pepper.
Zucchini Tomato Bake is a delicious way to use up all of your summer produce.
The combination of tomato, zucchini, and onions, topped with parmesan cheese and seasoning is a flavor bomb!
It pairs well with anything and is more than an adequate match for your lamb chops.
Ingredients include: Zucchini, cherry tomatoes, yellow onions, parmesan cheese, and garlic.
If you’re looking for a quick, easy dinner side that you can cook up on a whim, look no further!
This recipe for Strawberry Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette doesn’t require much preparation and comes together really quickly.
It’s also really versatile, as you can easily swap out most of the ingredients for whatever you have on hand.
It’s smooth, nutty, and refreshing, and can easily steal the limelight from your entree!
Ingredients include: Strawberries, spinach, clementine oranges, dried cranberries, and pistachios.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts are something I try to make every chance I get.
They’re just so tasty!
The brussels sprouts are popped into the oven until the outside’s crispy and caramelized, with a soft and tender center.
This recipe transforms your ordinary brussels sprouts into something truly amazing!
Ingredients include: Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
This recipe for Homemade Apple Butter From Applesauce is one of those set-and-forget types where you just plop it into the oven and forget its existence until the timer alerts you that its done.
But wait, did I say forget?
Scratch that, because the whole delicious concoction stewing in your oven will be emanating such a wonderful aroma that people will keep asking you what’s cooking!
Ingredients include: Applesauce, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg.
Are you serving up lamb chops and are looking for something Italian with no meat for accompaniment?
We got you covered!
This recipe for Eggplant Rollatini will be a surefire hit for your family and friends!
These are thinly sectioned eggplant slices rolled in flour, ricotta cheese, and an herb filling, which are then baked in rich tomato sauce and seasoning.
It’s one of the best non-meat dishes I’ve had the chance to try that’s been prepared Italian style.
Ingredients include: Basil, eggplants, garlic, tomato sauce, and ricotta cheese.
Lemon Pepper Sauce delivers a delicious balance of tang and spice that’s just darn irresistible!
Considering how popular it is, it comes as a surprise that it’s actually quite simple to make!
You could easily have a batch prepped and ready to go in just 5 minutes.
Ingredients include: Lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh thyme, garlic, and butter.
This salad is bold!
Bold cuts, bold flavors.
But these simple, fresh ingredients and aged cheese will really add to a lovely spring meal of lamb chops like nothing else.
Highly recommend a tempered rich starch to go alongside, like a baked sweet potato ratatouille (#39).
Ingredients include: Flat leaf parsley, speared asparagus, lemon juice, olive oil, and pecorino romano.
37. Lemon Curd
Perhaps an unlikely side to lamb, but lemon curd is all of sweet, tangy, tart, and bright, a simple “smackerel” of something delightful.
And I’m a huge fan of lightly sweet things to accompany rich meats, whether it be a sauce, a chutney, or grilled fruit.
Plus this video will really help beginners understand the steps.
Ingredients include: Lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, butter, and sugar.
We don’t all have time to cook and temper eggs to make a delectable lemon curd, but I guarantee if you have a few minutes, this peace sauce will be a one-two punch of flavor with just a bit of cornstarch.
While fresh peaches are amazing, not everyone has time for that either, so pull out a bag of frozen peaches if you need to.
Ingredients include: Peaches, lemon juice, and sugar.
I’ll admit this looks like it would take FOREVER to make the beautiful “domino effect” of the slices, but Renee’s done it before with a squash/potato dish and it’s so gorgeous.
It’s worth it, and the addition of the sweet potato here is going to be so good.
The trick is the fresh thyme, let me tell you.
Don’t skimp on the fresh thyme.
Ingredients include: Sweet potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, fresh thyme, and fresh basil.
I’ve been talking about this one a lot lately because they are scrumptious.
Coring the apples can be a pain if you don’t have an apple corer (which I don’t) and I was so carefully trying to make sure that I didn’t break the apples during this process.
They aren’t pretty after they are cooked, but you won’t care, I promise. Reduce the amount of sugar if you’d like to have a rich, delicious side to lamb chops.
This makes an outstanding dessert, though, for lamb, anytime.
Ingredients include: Apples, honey, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
I never let steak have all the fun.
While it seems that this would be a sauce that is too heavy for lamb, I disagree.
And if you don’t want to trust it at first, spoon it on the side in a delicious little pool.
Then watch everyone from the side and see how they mop bites of lamb into this Peppercorn Sauce until it’s gone.
Here’s a metric conversion calculator for this one.
Ingredients include: Whole black peppercorns, heavy cream, beef stock, shallots, and Worcestershire sauce.
Listen, don’t get me started on my love for butter.
It is the single reason that bread exists, I’m convinced.
And here it is, eight ways of wonderful, and it will go nicely sitting atop the lamb chop, cuddled onto the side, or melted onto the potatoes you surely have at the ready.
Not in an herb mood?
How about our bacon butter compound instead?
Ingredients include: Butter, garlic, parsley, tarragon, and rosemary.
43. Grilled Peaches
Stone fruit seems like a perfect pairing for all kinds of meat, especially the darker cuts like duck and lamb.
If it’s the time of year when you are happy to break out the grill (or even the indoor kind), be sure to add this simple recipe of Grilled Peaches to your repertoire.
Ingredients include: Peaches, pepper, salt, and grapeseed oil.
So I’m going to give credit here where it’s due and say that I had completely missed the train when it comes to sheet pan cooking until Home Chef.
It became a simple thing to just wash and cut vegetables of all kinds, ready in half an hour.
The trick is ONE LAYER of vegetables on the pan.
It is tempting (so tempting) to stack vegetables on top of each other, but your best bet is to bake two pans of them if you have a lot of mouths to feed.
Ingredients include: Broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, and yellow squash.
It’s been a minute since Renee came up with this lovely salad.
And while it’s called a “salad” it has more to do with the combination of ingredients and flavors rather than the traditional idea of greens.
I enjoyed it just as much chilled, room temp or warm.
It’s just lightly sweet with the fruits, and if they are in season, it will be a bit sweeter than ours.
Ingredients include: Rice, blueberries, peaches, strawberries, and toasted almonds.
I’ll never forget the day that Renee came into my office with a plate of these.
Warm from the oven, crisp, cheesy.
She did say grating the zucchini was kind of a thing, but if you have a grater like this one, it would make shorter work of it.
Ingredients include: Zucchini, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and rosemary.
47. Easy Adobo Sauce
We came up with this tangy sauce by accident.
This sauce is filipino-style, which means no peppers or tomatoes in this one.
It’s a heady combo of soy sauce, vinegar, and bay leaf.
Cooking it down means you’ll need to open a window, but wow.
It made a delicious dip, marinade, and braising sauce, all with the same batch.
Ingredients include: Bay leaf, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch.
It’s not always easy to gather all the ingredients you might need for a really amazing salad on a weeknight.
We’re all trying to just eat here, and who has time for a delicious blend of fruits, rich avocado, and tasty fennel?
Well, maybe it’s time to make time.
This one’s a beautiful, bountiful salad that will just bring out the best in your lamb chops.
Ingredients include: Fennel, avocado, grapefruit, blood orange, and olive oil.
I don’t use an instant pot anymore, but I know for the seasoned folks out there who love them, they can cook pretty much anything in them.
This one’s for you.
Get those mashed potatoes on the table in no time, and just pull out a few pantry seasonings, and your lamb chop dinner is good to go.
Ingredients include: Potatoes, garlic powder, butter, salt, and pepper.
I love crock pots too, but the air fryer is some kind of miracle worker with making things crunchy that a conventional oven just can’t accomplish.
These simple, crisp green beans are no exception.
If you don’t yet have an air fryer, I highly recommend taking a chance on one, and giving up just a TINY bit of counter space.
Ingredients include: Green beans, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
My mom loved pickled beets from a can, and I can say I like them too, I just don’t eat them very often.
Regular ol’ beets are a bit of a tough call for me because they are so earthy, and I keep expecting them to be sweet and salty.
That said, this salad is so full of flavor with the bite of red onion, sugary OJ and aromas of cilantro and mint, that this one is about to win even the beet-resistant over for good.
Ingredients include: Beets, cilantro, mint, red onion, and orange juice.
Why not a third time, you might be saying.
No need. You’re taking the innards of a baked potato and mashing them, crisping up the skin, then loading it all up with delicious things like bacon, cheese, and green onion.
Okay, fine, if you do end up with leftover potato, you might be reheating them, so never count out number 3.
Ingredients include: Potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and scallions.
So curry is just one of those gorgeous, creamy, wonderfully scented and delicious (sometimes spicy!) sauces that is good in and around everything.
IF you like curry, that is.
It’s a very specific flavor.
But combined with the sweetness of sweet potato, you have a homemade side dish that’s going to elevate practically anything, especially lamb chops.
Add some naan, a serving of mint chutney (#14), and a light salad (try #36!), and you won’t need another thing in life.
Ingredients include: Sweet potatoes, ground turmeric, chickpeas, curry powder, and coconut milk.
The buttermilk in these mashers adds just a bit of tangy flavor, not as strong as our sour cream mashed potatoes, but a creamy, light “lift” that helps cut the natural richness of potato.
Ingredients include: Potatoes, buttermilk, butter, milk, and salt.
This is my favorite side dish of all time.
Of all time.
I’ve been cooking cranberries since having holiday dinners with my sisters years ago.
Sometimes I use apples, sometimes I use stone fruits, or frozen fruit, or no rosemary, or no maple syrup, but the sheer flexibility of cranberries is all I need for a salmon or poultry or lamb or pork.
And if you love cranberries, like I do, you won’t need as much sugar as you think.
Try cutting it in half at first then tasting, or subbing in a light fruit juice, or even using a sugar replacement.
Ingredients include: Cranberries, ginger, pears, rosemary, and maple syrup.
Tips on How to Serve Lamb Chops
Here are a few tips on how to serve lamb chops that will make your dish even more ravishing.
- Choose the right cut of meat. Lamb chops come in a variety of cuts, each with its own unique flavor and texture. For a tender and flavorful chop, look for a rib chop or a loin chop.
- Season the lamb chops. Lamb chops can be seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, such as rosemary, thyme, or garlic. For a more flavorful chop, season it with salt and pepper at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- Cook the lamb chops to your desired doneness. Lamb chops can be cooked to a variety of donenesses, from rare to well-done. For a medium-rare chop, cook it for 4-5 minutes per side. For a medium chop, cook it for 5-6 minutes per side. For a well-done chop, cook it for 7-8 minutes per side.
- Rest the lamb chops before serving. Once the lamb chops are cooked, let them rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and juicy.
- Serve the lamb chops with your favorite sides. Lamb chops can be served with a variety of sides, such as mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, or a salad.
The bottom line
These side dishes for lamb chops complement the dish well, but they are also a great way to bring some color to your food.
The taste matters, but the presentation makes it a whole lot better.
I tried them and loved them all.
You, too, should go for any of these options to level up your culinary skills.
- Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Zesty Broccolini
- Carrot Soufflé
- Steamed Asparagus
- Lemon Pea Salad
- Glazed Carrots
- Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing
- Blackened Broccoli
- Spring Vegetable Grain Salad With Lemon-Dill Dressing
- Brussel Sprout Red Cabbage & Crunchy Chickpeas
- Green Beans With Breadcrumbs
- Irresistible & Delicious Roasted Plums
- Sauteed Apples
- 5-Minute Mint Chutney
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Sliced Carrots In The Microwave
- Oven-Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes
- Easy Skillet-Fried Corn
- Farro Salad With Roasted Vegetables
- Easy Air Fryer Roasted Mini Peppers
- Greek Salad Skewers
- Fattoush Salad
- Easy Buttered Noodles
- Greek Salad
- Easy Arugula Salad
- British “Roasties”
- Yorkshire Pudding
- Crispy Onion Latkes
- Zucchini Tomato Bake
- Strawberry Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Homemade Apple Butter From Applesauce
- Eggplant Rollatini
- Lemon Pepper Sauce
- Shaved Asparagus Salad
- Lemon Curd
- Homemade Peach Sauce
- Sweet Potato Ratatouille
- Baked Apples With Cinnamon Oat Stuffing
- Peppercorn Sauce No Brandy
- Herb Butter 8 Ways
- Grilled Peaches
- Easy Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetables
- Rice & Fruit Salad (Served Warm or Cold)
- Baked Cheesy Zucchini Fritters
- Easy Adobo Sauce
- Citrus Salad With Fennel & Avocado
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Moroccan Beet Salad
- Easy Twice-Baked Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Curry
- Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- Cranberry Pear Compote With Rosemary
- Find your favorite recipe from What To Serve With Lamb Chops.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and share this list on your socials!