Want to know some tasty ideas for what to serve with baked haddock? This is the perfect place to start!
We have 25 tasty side dishes that will take your baked haddock meal from good to perfection!
There’s nothing like a warm, home-cooked meal.
And this is especially true when you’re talking about baked haddock.
There are so many reasons it’s one of our favorite meals: it’s delicious, easy to make, and really affordable!
But there’s only one problem: it’s pretty hard to figure out what to serve with baked haddock.
Well, that depends on what kind of palate you have.
You wouldn’t want a lot of sauce or anything too heavy with it—you need something light and fresh that will complement the fish without overpowering it.
That means lots of veggies and maybe a little starch.
If you’re feeling super decadent, go for Creamy Sweet Corn Pappardelle or Loaded Mashed Potato.
If you’re watching your carbs, serve your baked haddock alongside Roasted Pear Salad or Oven-Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes.
But our personal favorite is #23.
It just tastes fantastic!
Roasting radishes is one of those things that sounds crazy—like, why would you roast radishes?
Roasting radishes brings out their sweet flavor and mellows that peppery bite a bit.
Plus, oven-roasted radishes are beautiful when served.
Sure, you can just put them on your plate raw, but if you want to add a bit of beautiful flair to the plate (and we think you do), then give these delights a try.
You’ve never had broccoli like this.
Blackened broccoli is like your regular, everyday broccoli, but it’s been charred and smoky until it’s got a nice, earthy flavor that pairs amazingly with baked haddock.
You might even find yourself craving this stuff after trying it for the first time.
That’s how good it is!
If you’re looking for a way to experience the taste of an Italian restaurant right in your own kitchen, look no further than this Oven-Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes recipe.
It’s got everything: zucchini that’s soft and tender, tasty cherry tomatoes that have just the right amount of juice, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning on top.
And it’s absolutely irresistible!
If you’re not convinced yet, we’ll make another point: pair it with black haddock, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for royalty.
4. Ceasar Salad
Let’s talk about Caesar salad.
A classic dish with an Italian name, this salad can be served with baked haddock.
It has a briny and garlicky taste that’s just so perfect for the crisp lettuce and crunchy croutons.
And that creamy, tangy, umami-rich sauce?
It’s the ideal complement to everything else on your plate.
Sauteed mushrooms and onions are an ideal side dish for baked haddock.
They’re savory, rich, and scrumptious—a perfect complement to the mild flavor of the fish.
And let’s face it: the butter adds richness.
But what makes them so good?
Well, it’s all in the technique.
You see, when you saute mushrooms, they release a lot of moisture—so much moisture that they can easily turn into a mushy mess if you don’t cook them just right.
With all the salad options available, it can be hard to find one that’s just far from boring.
But we’re here to tell you that this Roasted Pear Salad is different from your standard salad.
It’s loaded with flavor—fresh spinach and sweet roasted pears drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
You will want to serve this salad with baked haddock all the time.
Do you know what’s better than cauliflower rice?
Cheesy Cauliflower Rice!
It’s true, we’ve tried it, and we can’t get enough—especially when it’s served with baked haddock.
But even without the fish, it’s rich and thick with a cheese sauce so tasty you’ll want to lick it straight from the bowl.
You will love this Creamy Red Potato Salad!
The texture is so satisfying you can’t help but want to dive in face first and scoop up a bite.
Plus, the skin on the red potatoes gives it a nice bite, and the tangy dressing really makes the whole thing pop.
And did we mention that it goes well with baked haddock?
Best of all, this recipe is so easy that anyone can make it!
This Mushroom Risotto recipe is decadent, silky, and gluey—but not in the gross way that you might be thinking.
It is umami-packed in every bite, and it’s loaded with garlicky, buttery bits of mushrooms.
On top of that, it’s mouthwateringly good!
Serve this risotto with baked haddock, and you will have a wonderful meal.
No-mayo Carolina coleslaw is a great alternative to the classic slaw.
It’s flavor-packed, with a delicate balance of sweet and tangy notes, and it goes great with baked fish.
This slaw has the same cabbage, kale leaves, carrots, and onions as your classic coleslaw recipe, but in place of the mayonnaise dressing, you mix in cider vinegar and mustard.
The vinegar helps cut through any richness from the oil in the dressing and creates a tart, complex flavor.
You’re going to want to get your hands on this Loaded Mashed Potato dish.
They’re the perfect comfort food, with a decadent flavor and rich texture that are just so good!
They’re also creamy, buttery, and smooth and have tons of cheddar cheese and sour cream mixed in the mashed potatoes.
And then there are those crunchy, smoky bacon pieces to top them off—they add just the right amount of saltiness to complement the baked haddock.
12. Creamed Spinach
Creamed Spinach is the side dish you didn’t know you needed.
It has a rich, creamy texture thanks to butter, cream, and cheese.
And you can serve it with baked haddock because it goes well with fish and other seafood.
It’s also hearty enough that you won’t get hungry after eating just one serving!
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad has a lot to offer.
It’s well-balanced, flavorful, and hearty but also crisp and refreshing.
The quinoa is cooked nicely, and the vegetables are delicious and crispy.
The feta is creamy and tangy, and the olives add just the right amount of brininess to balance out all of the other flavors.
Plus, it tastes great with baked haddock or by itself!
This dish is a little bit of heaven.
It’s fresh, it’s savory, it’s tangy, it’s crunchy, and it’s full of flavor.
It’s everything you want in a pasta dish.
The bright citrus from the lemon slices pairs perfectly with the sweet juicy roasted tomatoes and crunchy pine nuts, while the bitter arugula adds just enough freshness to make this dish pop.
It’s time to get into the mood for some Spicy Turmeric Rice!
This recipe uses cumin, turmeric, and paprika as its base.
And these three spices together create an overwhelmingly earthy flavor profile with just a hint of peppery spice on top of it all.
The result is a dish that has a rich and satisfying taste in every bite!
Plus, it goes perfectly with baked fish or grilled chicken (or any other meat of your choice).
Sometimes, you just want to go with the classics.
But what if those classics could be even better than they were before?
With this recipe for garlic butter pasta, you’ll be able to do just that!
It has transformed plain spaghetti into a beautiful, buttery, garlicky dish that is creamy and decadent!
It’s simple, it’s tasty, and it’s definitely going to make your dinner table more exciting.
This dish also pairs perfectly with baked haddock, but feel free to use whatever meat you like—the sauce will still shine through!
Imagine the fluffiest, sweetest rice you have ever had—then put an island-inspired spin on it.
That’s Toasted Coconut Caribbean Rice!
It’s got the taste of the tropics in every bite, but it’s not too heavy or sugary.
There’s also a hint of sweetness to it, but it is more savory with a smoky, buttery taste that goes so well with baked haddock.
Your family will love how easy and appetizing this recipe is to make, and they’ll be begging you to make it more often!
If you like fresh sweet corn, this is the pasta for you.
It’s like a big bowl of fresh, juicy corn kernels, with milk from the cobs and a handful of cashews thrown in for good measure.
It’s also got lemon juice for some zing, smoked paprika for that smoky depth of flavor, and just a pinch of salt to bring it all together.
19. Pesto Pasta
Pesto Pasta is an excellent side dish for baked haddock.
It’s full of flavor and mixed with an herbaceous pesto sauce.
Plus, it’s topped with a toasty crunch of smoked pine nuts and sharp-aged parmesan.
This dish is ideal for those who are looking for a sumptuous meal that doesn’t require too much preparation time.
If you’re looking for a simple meal that will satisfy your craving for something cheesy, we’ve got the recipe for you: this Baked Mac & Cheese.
Its rich, creamy thick sauce is sure to please even the pickiest palates.
Plus, you can even pair it with some baked haddock for that extra touch of seafood flavor.
It’s like two great tastes in one dish!
You know those nights when you want a little fresh, simple side dish to go with your baked fish?
Something that has a complex taste but won’t take up too much time or effort?
That’s what this recipe is all about.
It’s a sauteed garden zucchini, greatly seasoned with Italian herbs and topped with parmesan cheese.
It’s the perfect way to add some delicate Italian flavor to your next meal—and it will make you feel like you’ve been transported right into the heart of Italy.
Homemade Potato Gnocchi is a soft, delicate, simple dish that is incredibly scrumptious.
It’s made with fresh potatoes and a little bit of flour.
And it has a delightful hint of tangy tomato flavor that goes great with baked or grilled meat.
Introducing the butternut rutabaga gratin–a casserole of roasted rutabaga and butternut flavored with leeks and fennel for a very licoricey taste!
If you’re not familiar with rutabaga, it’s a yellow-fleshed root vegetable that tastes like a cross between turnips and potatoes.
And it’s the best option for this dish because it can be roasted until tender without being mushy, so it holds its structure even when cooked in a cheesy sauce.
This simple veggie casserole is also sweet and savory, making it ideal for pairing with baked haddock or salmon.
Let’s talk about the Cumin-Roasted Carrots With Farro, Chickpeas & Feta.
This is a dish that is so beautiful and vibrant in color it’s hard to believe it’s actually good for you.
Plus, the sweet, aromatic roast carrots are complemented by the nutty farro and earthy chickpeas.
And with a little bit of salty feta sprinkled on top, this dish goes great with fish, chicken, or any kind of meat.
If you want a new way to kick up your side dishes this weekend (and every weekend), give this recipe a try!
This roasted vegetable wild rice has all the best flavors to match with baked haddock: sweet butternut squash, crunchy brussels sprouts, nutty wild rice, and tart-dried cranberries.
Then you’ll also get got a briny bite from feta cheese and parsley for a touch of fresh flavor.
Plus, it has tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing that ties everything together with its major maple goodness!
It’s seriously delicious!
The bottom line
So there you have it!
We hope you found this article helpful in your quest to find the perfect side dish for your baked haddock.
And if you try one of these recipes, be sure to let us know how they turned out in the comment section below.
We love hearing from our readers!
- Oven Roasted Radishes
- Blackened Broccoli
- Oven-Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes
- Ceasar Salad
- Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions
- Roasted Pear Salad
- Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
- Creamy Red Potato Salad
- Mushroom Risotto
- No-mayo Carolina Coleslaw
- Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Creamed Spinach
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Linguine With Lemon & Tomatoes
- Spicy Turmeric Rice
- Garlic Butter Pasta
- Toasted Coconut Caribbean Rice
- Creamy Sweet Corn Pappardelle
- Pesto Pasta
- Baked Mac & Cheese
- Sauteed Zucchini With Parmesan
- Homemade Potato Gnocchi
- Butternut Rutabaga Gratin
- Cumin-Roasted Carrots With Farro, Chickpeas & Feta
- Roasted Vegetable Wild Rice Toss
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