What to Serve With Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs: 20 Tasty Side Dishes

Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs side dishes

If you're wondering what to serve with Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs, you're in the right place!

These spicy and sweet meatballs are perfect for any occasion. But what side dishes should you serve with them?

In this post, your will find 20 easy and tasty options to complement your Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs and create a perfect meal.

Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs side dishes

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The best side dishes to serve with cranberry jalapeno meatballs are cauliflower mash, shepherd's pie, yellow rice, brown rice, quinoa salad, hard boiled egg, scotch eggs, nachos, chow mein, mac and cheese pizza, roasted potatoes, green salad, buttered noodles, garlic spaghetti, cheese bread, curried sausages, creamy potatoes, and croutons. 

Now, let's get cooking!

Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs Sides

1. Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower mash

Do you want to experiment with your side dish and make it healthy? In that case, serve cranberry jalapeno meatballs with cauliflower mash. It is a beautiful version of potato mash but with low calories and more benefits.

You can also try carrot mash and make it with the same recipe.

2. Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie

It is always a good idea to serve something buttery and filling with cranberry jalapeno meatballs. So, if you agree, we recommend eating shepherd's pie as a side dish.

It has butter, carrots, corn, onion, and ground beef for a complete dish. If you want to make it more wholesome, add a few pieces of cheddar or parmesan cheese before cooking.

3. Yellow Rice

Yellow Rice

The best side dish with these meatballs is rice. You can serve all different types of rice, yellow rice being our favorite.

This dish has turmeric, making it healthier than other recipes. Besides, it is light with a mild flavor. These characteristics ensure that you enjoy the flavors of your main appetizer or dish to the fullest.

4.  Brown Rice

Brown rice

Suppose you are on a diet but can't resist cranberry jalapeno meatballs. In that case, enjoy the meatballs with a serving of brown rice instead of yellow or white.

Brown rice has more fibers and fewer carbs. This makes this rice dish healthy and filling. Read the tagged recipe to make quick brown rice in your instant pot.

5. Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad

This salad is pretty quick to make and is highly refreshing. Quinoa has a mild flavor, making it perfect for enjoying meatballs with a saucy base.

You can make this salad within a few minutes by adding all your favorite vegetables. If you are not sure what to add, read the tagged recipe and enjoy.

6. Hard-boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs

Can you serve a hard-boiled egg as a side dish? You definitely can, and believe us; it tastes beautiful with jalapeno meatballs.

There is no complicated science required to make the best hard-boiled eggs. However, if you haven't made them before, read the recipe and prepare your instant pot to create a wonderful treat.

7.  Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs

Take your egg game to a higher level and serve yourself some scotch eggs. While you will love having them for breakfast, enjoy scotch eggs with cranberry jalapeno meatballs and experience a blend of new flavors.

We assure you that you won't be disappointed.

Make sure that these scotch eggs are fresh and warm before serving.

8. Nachos


Nachos with meatballs? Why not?! Crispy nachos and soft and tender cranberry jalapeno meatballs make a great pair.

The sauce of your main dish makes a perfect dip for your nachos, while the meatballs offer the meaty touch. This combination is worth trying, and if you don't know how to cook nachos, we have an excellent recipe to follow.

9. Chow Mein

Cow Mein

Serve yourself chow mein with cranberry jalapeno meatballs. The combination is worth every bite and the juicy meatballs blend perfectly with the noodles.

To make the best chow mein, add all your favorite vegetables like broccoli, carrots, green beans, chicken broth and ramen noodles. You will forget all the Chinese restaurants after making chow mein at home.

10. Mac and Cheese Pizza

mac and cheese pizza

If you have kids coming over, serve cranberry jalapeno meatballs with mac and cheese pizza. This pizza recipe is unique, with the right mild flavor and perfect cheese to make anyone's day.

You can also make the pizza spicy by sprinkling some red chili flakes on top.

11. Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes have a crusty exterior and a soft interior. You can make them wholesome by roasting these potatoes with various herbs.

Serve these potatoes with your saucy meatballs and enjoy amazing flavors.

12. Green Salad

Green Salad

You may find the flavor of cranberry jalapeno meatballs too strong to handle. In that case, you must serve it with a green salad to cut through various dominating ingredients.

The tagged green salad recipe contains bell peppers, salad, onions, mixed greens, tomato, onion and garlic powder, and many other ingredients. Use a balsamic vinegar dressing and enjoy both dishes for lunch.

13. Apple Walnut Salad

Apple walnut salad

Do you know what is great about an apple walnut salad? It is sweet and savory with a perfect crunch. Besides, this salad has apples that taste divine with the cranberry sauce in your meatballs.

Thankfully, making this salad is so easy. You mostly have to mix the given ingredients and serve them in a bowl or plate.

14. Salsa Verde

Salsa verde

Have you ever tasted or heard about salsa verde? This is a classic green salsa recipe packed with lots of flavors. This salsa adds spice to your meatballs and makes them more flavorful.

You can also pour the salsa on your nachos and then top them with meatballs and experience an all-rounder meal.

15. Buttered Noodles

Buttered Noodles

Nothing tastes more comforting than buttered meatballs with cranberry jalapeno meatballs. Buttered noodles use parmesan cheese and parsley to give you a no-fuss lunch or dinner.

These noodles are so tempting and scrumptious that even your kids will find them appetizing.

When serving them together, make a bed of these noodles and pour the meatballs from the top.

16. Garlic Spaghetti

Garlic Spaghetti

Just like buttered noodles, garlic spaghetti doesn't disappoint you. They have the perfect garlicky flavor and are enriched with oregano and cheese that you will love having them for dinner every time.

Again, serve them with meatballs and enjoy these two dishes together.

17. Cheese Bread

Cheese bread

If you love garlic or pizza bread, you will definitely like this cheese bread. This bread is soft and scrumptious and goes great with cranberry jalapeno meatballs.

What's more, you won't have to sacrifice any flavors when eating this bread. It perfectly compliments the saucy dish, allowing you to have the amazing meal of your dreams.

18. Curried Sausages

Curried sausages

Raise your hands if you love curried sausages. The dish is perfect for lunch and dinner and tastes divine with cranberry jalapeno meatballs.

You can make the curry less or more spicy, depending on your preference.

19.  Creamy Garlic Potatoes

Creamy garlic potatoes

There is nothing that creamy garlic potatoes can't sort. Potatoes in a creamy sauce are perfect and gel well with jalapeno meatballs. Both dishes have different flavors but magically complement each other.

You can read the tagged recipe o make the rich, creamy sauce for the potatoes and make a serving for you and your friends.

20. Croutons


We know that croutons are readily available in grocery shops, but homemade croutons are matchless. You can make them using your own ingredients without any preservatives.

Besides, croutons can be made according to your serving size and used as you wish. They add the ideal crunch to your cranberry jalapeno meatballs, making the dish more scrumptious and beautiful.

Whether you have family or friends coming over or you plan to have a movie night alone, make cranberry jalapeno meatballs at home and serve them with your chosen side dishes. Our side dishes are perfect for making you smile and fill your heart with lots of gratitude.

Side Dishes For Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs

  1. Cauliflower mash
  2. Shepherd's pie
  3. Yellow rice
  4. Brown rice
  5. Quinoa salad
  6. Hard boiled egg
  7. Scotch eggs
  8. Nachos
  9. Chow mein
  10. Mac and cheese pizza
  11. Roasted potatoes
  12. Green salad
  13. Apple walnut salad
  14. Salsa Verde
  15. Buttered noodles
  16. Garlic spaghetti
  17. Cheese bread
  18. Curried sausages
  19. Creamy garlic potatoes
  20. Croutons

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What To Serve With Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs

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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Jalapeno Meatballs, meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 2 cranberry jalapeno meatballs


  • Make cranberry jalapeno meatballs using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat cranberry jalapeno meatballs with yellow rice, brown rice, creamy garlic potatoes, roasted potatoes, cheese bread, garlic spaghetti, buttered noodles, cauliflower mash, green salad, apple walnut salad, hard-boiled eggs, Shepherd's pie, quinoa salad and scotch eggs.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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