10+ Sides for Beef Nuggets (What to Serve with Beef Nuggets)

You are in the right place if you don’t know what to serve with your Beef Nuggets.

We compiled the 13 side dishes for Beef Nuggets so you can turn this dish into a success for any occasion.

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1. Crispy Fried Potatoes

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An excellent side dish for Beef Nuggets is Crispy French Fries, as they provide a good amount of carbohydrates that will help balance the dish.

I love this recipe because it’s a different way to make fries tastier.

Crispy Fried Potatoes Ingredients

  • Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes

  • Oil

  • Butter

  • Salt

  • Onions*

  • Chili powder*

  • Cilantro*

  • Fresh garlic*

  • Poblano*

  • Bell peppers*

  • Jalapeno*

  • Fresh herbs such as Dill or Rosemary*

Ingredients with the * mark are optional, just in case you want to add more flavor to your Crispy Fried Potatoes


  • Wash the potatoes well and cut them into cubes or slice
  • Soak in ice water for a couple of minutes, drain, and set aside.
  • Heat the oil or the butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add the potato cubes to the pan and fry until they begin to brown, cover the pan and steam over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Stir the potatoes until golden brown on all sides, once browned, remove excess oil or butter.
  • Add salt to taste, if you want to add more flavor add fresh or powdered garlic, chili powder, diced onion, cilantro, bell peppers, and jalapeño.
  • Serve and garnish with fresh herbs of your choice, you can use Dill or Rosemary.

Note: If you decide to add optional ingredients to add more seasoning, do not fry or coat at this time or the potatoes will become soggy.

2. Caesar Salad

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Salads are the perfect accompaniment to many dishes because they are so fresh and light.

To add a little crunch and moisture as a side dish for Beef Nuggets we recommend Caesar salad.

Caesar salad Ingredients

  • 2 Romaine lettuce

  • 2 anchovies

  • Bread with a lot of crumbs from the day before

  • 1/2 peeled and cored garlic

  • 50 gr Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Alfredo Sauce


  • Wash and cut the romaine lettuce (it is the crunchiest and the one that best withstands the sauce without getting soft) Set aside.
  • Remove the crusts from the bread, sprinkle a little garlic, and cut it into squares.
  • Put the diced bread on a baking tray, sprinkle with a little olive oil and salt, and bake at 180º for 10-15 minutes. If you do not have an oven, you can sauté them in a frying pan until golden brown.
  • Put the lettuce in a salad bowl, add grated Parmesan cheese and shavings to decorate and add texture. Then toast the bread croutons and finally dress with our Alfredo Sauce to taste.

Add your personal touch! You can use the salad of your choice.

3. Fried Rice

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Rice in any of its presentations is a perfect accompaniment for your proteins.

If you are not a lover of white rice I recommend fried rice as it is a really easy to make, and very tasty dish that will be perfect as a side dish for your Beef Nuggets.


  • Long-grain white rice

  • 1 small white onion

  • Green onions

  • Carrots

  • Peas

  • Eggs

  • Toasted Sesame Oil

  • Soy Sauce

Note: Use cold rice, day-old rice is perfect to keep it from being mushy.


  • Preheat the skillet to medium-high heat and pour sesame oil into your skillet until is hot.
  • Add the onion, peas, and carrots and let them fry until tender. Set aside.
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl and scramble in the same hot skillet, once they’re done mix them with the vegetables and set aside.
  • Add the rice and combine it with the veggie and egg. Pour the soy sauce on top and stir for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with green onions. Serve and enjoy!

4. Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed potatoes are one of the most delicious side dishes or bases for your meals and of course for your Beef Nuggets.

You can serve your Beef Nuggets with the mashed potatoes presentation you like the most, the traditional mashed potatoes (I’ll leave the recipe below), bacon mashed potatoes, or another of my favorites, mashed potatoes au gratin.


  • 3 lb. mixed potatoes, like Russets and Yukon golds

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Ground Nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • Chopped fresh parsley


  • In a large pot, boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drain and using the whisk attachment on medium, a potato masher, or ricer, mash potatoes until smooth.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, simmer the milk and 3/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the mixture is warmed through.
  • Pour milk mixture over potatoes and stir until combined and creamy. Add sour cream and stir until combined, season to taste with salt, pepper, and ground nutmeg.
  • Serve and garnish with parsley.

5. Roasted Asparagus

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Roasted Asparagus is a great side dish to all kinds of red meats, so it could not be missing from our list as one of the perfect sides to serve with Beef Nuggets.


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Zest and juice of ½ medium lemon

  • Lemon wedges from the remaining ½ lemon

  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • A small handful of finely chopped fresh mint or parsley

  • A pinch of red pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    If you don’t have an oven you can roast them in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat, heat the pan and add olive oil until shiny.
  • Remove the ends of the studs (if you bend the studs close to the base, they will break off in the right place).
  • Place the asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil, just enough to lightly coat. Toss the asparagus with salt and pepper until the spears are lightly coated with oil.
    Arrange the spears on the pan in a single layer.
  • Bake just until tender, thin asparagus will take 10 minutes to be done, while thicker asparagus will need 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the roasted asparagus to a serving platter and season with a dash of lemon juice and grated Parmesan.

6. Mac and cheese

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Macaroni and cheese is one of the most popular and delicious dishes of all time and an excellent choice to serve with your Beef Nuggets.


  • Macaroni

  • Cheddar cheese

  • Flour

  • Salted butter

  • Whole milk

  • Sour Cream

  • Salt

  • Garlic powder


  • Cook the macaroni in salted water for 10 to 15 minutes, drain, and set aside.
  • Mix flour, sea salt, and garlic powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, add flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Cook for 1 minute until the mixture is lightly browned and add 1 cup of milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add sour cream and whisk until smooth, let it cook on medium-high heat until the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Once the mixture is thickened, reduce the heat to low and add the cheddar cheese. Whisk until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust salt and seasoning to taste.
  • Let it cold for 3 to 5 minutes and serve!

7. Pasta Salad

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Pasta salad is a great side dish for Beef Nuggets, helping to balance your dish by providing a good amount of veggies and carbohydrates.


  • Salad
  • 3 cups uncooked fusilli pasta

  • 2 heaping cups of halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas

  • 2 cups arugula

  • 1 cup Persian cucumbers, sliced into thin half-moons

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 cup basil leaves, torn

  • ½ cup minced parsley

  • ½ cup chopped mint

  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

  • Dressing
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 3 chopped garlic cloves

  • 1 tsp herbes de Provence, or dried Italian seasoning

  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

  • ¾ tsp sea salt


  • Cook the pasta in salted water until it is slightly al dente.
  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, herbs de Provence, red bell pepper flakes, and salt. Adjust the flavor to taste
  • When the pasta is done, drain, drizzle with olive oil, and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer to a large bowl with the tomatoes, chickpeas, arugula, cucumbers, feta cheese, basil, parsley, mint and pine nuts. Pour the dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste and serve.

Note: You can also try this recipe with Alfredo Sauce as a Salad Dressing is delicious!

8. Roasted Broccoli With Parmesan

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If you were looking for veggies to serve with Beef Nuggets, Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese is a very tasty and healthy option.


  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
    Toss the broccoli florets and minced garlic with the olive oil and lemon juice in a large mixing basin until gently coated. Toss the broccoli with the salt to coat.
  • Put broccoli florets in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with a little olive oil or lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Roast at 425°F (220°C) for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.
  • Put the roasted broccoli back in the bowl and toss with lots of freshly ground black pepper and the grated parmesan cheese to taste.
  • Serve with Beef Nuggets and enjoy!

Note: Broccoli goes very well with black pepper, don’t be afraid to be generous.

9. Pesto Zoodles

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An excellent carb-free option is the pesto zucchini noodles or Pesto Zoodles, full of flavor and bring a lot of nutrients to your dish, certainly an excellent side dish to serve with your Beef Nuggets.


  • Zucchini

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, or apple cider vinegar

  • Basil

  • Spinach

  • Parmesan

  • Walnuts

  • Oil

  • Lemon

  • Garlic

  • Salt and pepper


  • In a skillet, heat the oil and add the cherry tomatoes.
  • Cook for a few minutes, or until the tomatoes burst and blister.
  • Add the basil, spinach, parmesan, walnuts, oil, lemon, garlic, and salt and pepper to a food processor to make your Basil Walnut Pesto
  • Blend everything until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the zoodles, pesto, and tomatoes to a large bowl. Toss and Serve.

How to make Zucchini noodles?

If you like your zucchini noodles as fresh as possible, the best thing to do is to make them at home, it is very easy and there are several utensils with which you can make them without much effort.

1. Use a Spiralizer

Wash the zucchini and cut off the ends, place it next to the blade, and spin and you’ll get curled noodles in seconds, repeat with another zucchini if necessary to obtain the desired amount.

2. Try the Julienne Peeler

You may have this cutter in your kitchen, the julienne peeler cuts the noodles thinner and more delicate so it is a good and quick option to make your zucchini noodles.

3. Use a Mandoline

With a Mandoline, you can make your noodles much faster than with a Julienne peeler and many Mandolines have the option to change the blade so you can vary the size of your noodles.

4. Handheld Spiralizer

It is one of the most popular and practical utensils to have in your kitchen, it makes noodles very similar to the Spiralizer but you need a little more physical effort to do it, as you have to hold the zucchini and the manual spiralizer firmly and turn the zucchini to get the noodles.

10. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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Soft dishes like Garlic Mashed Cauliflower are perfect as a side dish for Beef Nuggets because they add a softer texture to the dish that helps balance it out.

This recipe is very tasty and an excellent alternative to the classic mashed potatoes since cauliflower contains no fat or cholesterol and is low in sodium, making it not only tasty but also very healthy.


  • ½ Cauliflower cut into florets

  • Butter

  • Garlic

  • Milk

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper

  • Herbs to taste (chopped parsley, chives, or rosemary.)


  • Boil the cauliflower in a cooking pot with salted water for 10 to 15 minutes until the cauliflower is soft, once it’s tender, drain and reserve.
  • In a frying pan, melt the butter and add the chopped garlic until golden brown.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower, garlic, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste, and mash with the whisk attachment on medium speed or a potato masher until smooth.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs to taste and serve.

11. Brussel Sprouts

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A delicious side dish to serve with your Beef Nuggets is the Brussels Sprouts.

What I like most about this dish is that it is very versatile and easy to prepare, besides, they are very healthy and provide a great amount of iron and vitamin C.

Without further ado, let’s see this delicious recipe.


  • Brussel sprouts

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Chopped garlic

  • Lemon juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Parmesan cheese


  • Rinse the Brussels sprouts in cold water and cut off the brown, tough ends, remove any yellow outer leaves and cut each sprout in half lengthwise.
  • In a bowl mix sprouts with the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and place them on the tray with parchment paper.
  • Roast Brussels sprouts in a 400°F oven for 25 or until Brussels sprouts are golden brown around the edges. Stirring halfway through baking.
  • Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve with your Beef Nuggets

12. Sweet Potatoes Fries

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Sweet potato fries are a fantastic side dish to serve with Beef Nuggets, especially if you want to recreate a fast food dish healthily.

I recommend serving this dish for a fun weekend lunch, the little ones in the house will love it.


  • 2 lbs orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt

  • ½ tbsp spices to taste like chipotle powder, pumpkin pie spice, smoked paprika, etc.


  • Preheat the oven to 450ºF to 500ºF.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise until you have medium-sized strips.
  • In a large bowl mix the sweet potatoes with oil, salt, and spices to taste.
  • Bake for 15 turn all the sweet potato pieces over and bake for 5 to 15 minutes more, or until nicely browned.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Note: Add a touch of moisture and flavor to this side dish with Alfredo Sauce as a dip.

13. Homemade KFC Coleslaw

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The popular KFC Coleslaw (copycat) could not be left out of our list and that is why it is among our best side dishes to serve with Beef Nuggets.


  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage

  • ¼ cup shredded medium carrots

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 ½ tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

  • 2 tbsp buttermilk

  • ¼ tsp black pepper

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • 1 tbsp chopped onion


  • For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, heavy cream, buttermilk, pepper, salt, minced onion, and herbs of your choice in a bowl and set aside.
  • Finely grate the cabbage and carrots with a hand grater, add to a large bowl, and set aside.
  • Pour the dressing over the top and toss.
  • Refrigerate the bowl for at least 4 hours, covered with a lid or plastic wrap.
  • Serve cold and enjoy.

The best Beef Nuggets recipe

This Pakistani recipe is the perfect alternative to the classic chicken nuggets.

It is an excellent protein for your main dish and is a very easy and fun way to add beef to your diet, especially for the little ones in the house.

10+ Sides for Beef Nuggets (What to Serve with Beef Nuggets)

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Recipe by Ney Course: MainCuisine: PakistaniDifficulty: Medium


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You are in the right place if you don’t know what to serve with your Beef Nuggets.
We compiled the 15 side dishes for Beef Nuggets so you can turn this dish into a success for any occasion.


  • Beef Nuggets
  • 1 lb 1 80% lean meat / 20% fat ground beef

  • 2 tsp 2 garlic powder

  • 2 tsp 2 onion powder

  • 2 tsp 2 paprika

  • ½ cup ½ flour

  • 4 4 eggs

  • 2 cup 2 breadcrumbs

  • Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Sauce
  • ¼ cup ¼ Mayo

  • 2 tbsp 2 Ketchup

  • 1 tbsp 1 Yellow Mustard

  • 1 tsp 1 Apple Cider Vinegar

  • A pinch of Worcestershire

  • A pinch of Sugar

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, mix and set aside.
  • Form medium-sized nuggets with the minced meat and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to harden and make them easier to handle.
  • For the breading, use 3 bowls or deep plates. Dredge your Beef Nuggets in flour, then in the beaten eggs, and finally in the bread crumbs.
  • In a frying pan, heat vegetable oil until shimmering and fry the veal nuggets for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Place your Beef Nuggets on absorbent paper or on a rack to remove excess oil and correct the seasoning with salt if necessary.
  • Serve it with the sauce and one of our recommended side dishes and enjoy!


  • If you want a lower fat version you can use the air fryer, program manually a temperature of 185 ℃, and 15 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, turn them over and continue cooking until the time is up.

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