When it comes to throwing a party, the food is always one of the most important aspects. You want to make sure you have a main dish that will be a hit and side dishes that compliment it perfectly.
That’s why, when I decided to make teriyaki pineapple meatballs as the main dish for my latest party, I went on a hunt for the best side dishes to serve with them.
I started by looking at some of my favorite healthy side dish recipes. I wanted to find options that were not only delicious but also had some nutritional value. I quickly landed on a few that gave me everything I was looking for.
If you’re looking for a healthy side dish to serve with your teriyaki pineapple meatballs, this article is for you. Here are some of the best side dishes to serve with teriyaki meatballs.
What to Serve with Teriyaki Meatballs
- Cauliflower Rice
- Rice Pilaf
- Baked Potatoes
- Zucchini Noodles
- Buttered Noodles
- Soda Noodle Salad
- Pineapple Fried Rice
- Vegetable Stir Fry
First on the list is cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice is a great alternative to regular rice, and it’s perfect for those who are watching their carb intake. It’s also incredibly easy to make. It requires no complex cooking methods or cooking duration.
To make cauliflower rice, you simply need to pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until they’re the consistency of grains of rice. Then, you can cook the cauliflower rice in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, until it’s soft.
Cauliflower rice is a great side dish for teriyaki meatballs because it soaks up all of the delicious sauce. It’s also a healthy option that’s low in calories and carbs.
However, this side dish may have a bland taste if not seasoned properly. I recommend adding salt, pepper, and garlic to the cauliflower rice before cooking it. This will give it flavor and make it more enjoyable to eat.
Next on the list is rice pilaf. Rice pilaf is a side dish that’s made by cooking rice in a broth with spices and other ingredients. It’s a bit more complex to make than cauliflower rice, but it’s worth the effort.
Rice pilaf is delicious with teriyaki meatballs since it has a lot of flavors. The rice absorbs all of the tasty sauce, and the spices give it a zing.
A drawback for this side dish is that it can be a bit high in calories and carbs. If you’re watching your carb intake, I recommend pairing it with a side of vegetables.
Coleslaw is a side dish that’s made with shredded cabbage and carrots, and it’s usually dressed with mayonnaise or vinegar-based dressing. It’s a popular side dish for many reasons.
First, it’s very easy to make. You can either buy coleslaw mix at the store or shred cabbage and carrots yourself. Second, it’s a great side dish for teriyaki meatballs because it’s crunchy and refreshing. The acidity of the dressing also helps to cut through the richness of the meatballs.
However, because you’re dealing with vegetables, you have to be careful not to overcook them. Otherwise, they’ll become mushy and unappetizing.
Also, make sure you properly wash your vegetables if you’re going to eat them raw. Bacteria can easily contaminate them, and you don’t want to get sick.
Baked potatoes are a classic side dish that goes with just about anything. They’re easy to make, and they can be dressed up in a variety of ways.
Baked potatoes are a fantastic side dish for teriyaki meatballs as they’re filling and hearty. They’re also a blank canvas, so you can top them with whatever you like. I recommend sour cream, cheese, and chives.
I prefer my mashed potatoes with the skin on, but you can peel them if you prefer. Just make sure to wash them thoroughly first.
Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are a popular side dish that’s made with spiralized zucchini. They’re a great alternative to pasta, and they’re a perfect alternative for those who are watching their carb intake.
Zucchini noodles are a wonderful complement to teriyaki meatballs since they’re light and zesty. They also absorb all of the yummy sauce.
However, zucchini noodles can be a bit tricky to cook. If you overcook them, they’ll become mushy. I recommend cooking them for two to three minutes, or until they’re slightly al dente.
Again, noodles are a great side dish for teriyaki meatballs. This time, we’re going to talk about buttered noodles. Buttered noodles are made by cooking noodles in water and then tossing them with butter.
Buttered noodles are delicious because they’re rich and creamy. They also soak up all of the savory sauce from the meatballs.
However, you’ve got to watch out for the fat content in this side dish. Too much butter can make the noodles greasy and unhealthy. I recommend using a light hand when adding butter to the noodles.
Soda Noodle Salad
Let me use this opportunity to give a shoutout to the inventor of this dish. Whoever you are, you’re a genius!
Soda noodle salad is a side dish that’s made with cooked ramen noodles, vegetables, and a dressing of your choice. It’s a popular side dish in Japan, and it was introduced to the US by Keizo Shimamoto.
Soda noodle salad is a fantastic side dish for teriyaki meatballs because it’s healthy and filling. The noodles are a great vessel for the sauce, and the vegetables add crunch and flavor.
However, this side dish can be a bit high in sodium. I’ll advise that you use low-sodium ramen noodles and avoid adding additional salt to the salad.
Pineapple Fried Rice
Have you ever had pineapple fried rice? It’s a popular side dish in Thailand, and it’s made with rice, pineapple, vegetables, and protein. It’s usually served with a sweet and sour sauce on top.
Fried rice with pineapple is ideal as a side dish for teriyaki meatballs since it’s sweet, savory, and filling. The rice absorbs all of the delicious sauce, while the pineapple adds a lovely sweetness to the meal.
This side dish, on the other hand, is rather difficult to make. Before attempting it, I recommend watching a few YouTube videos or reading a few recipes.
Vegetable Stir Fry
Last but not least, we have vegetables. Vegetables are a great side dish for teriyaki meatballs because they’re healthy and they add color to your plate.
I like to make a vegetable stir fry with my teriyaki meatballs. I usually use broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers. I also add some ginger and garlic for flavor.
Stir fries are relatively easy to make, but they do require a bit of time and effort. If you’re short on time, you can always buy a pre-made stir fry at the store.
When you’re cooking a stir fry, it’s important to not overcook the vegetables. You want them to be crisp and tender, not mushy. In fact, you shouldn’t be cooking them for more than two to three minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a good side dish for aidells teriyaki?
Aidells teriyaki is a delicious meal that goes well with a variety of side dishes. Noodles, rice, vegetables, and salads are some of the most popular side dishes.
How do you make Costco teriyaki meatballs?
Costco teriyaki meatballs are made with chicken, rice, and a variety of seasonings. They’re easy to make and they taste great.
What is aidells teriyaki pineapple meatballs crockpot?
Aidells teriyaki pineapple meatballs is a slow-cooker dish that combines chicken, rice, pineapples, and several spices. It’s simply delicious.
We’ve come to the end of this article. I hope you found it helpful in choosing a side dish for your teriyaki meatballs.
I’d like for you to take away a few things from this article. First, side dishes should complement the main dish, not compete with it. Second, there’s no need to overcomplicate things. And third, when in doubt, go with rice or noodles.