If you are trying to figure out what sides goes well with homemade crab cakes for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Crab cakes are a fancy show-stopping delicacy. They really need something that is the right crab cake accompaniment and doesn't take away from them being the main entree star.
Therefore, you will want to pick the best simple side dish to go with your crab cakes. All of these suggested sides work great for all your crab cake meal ideas, including parties, intimate dinners, or any crab cake dinner party. There are healthy, keto, low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free side dish recipes that go well with crab cakes.
The best sides to serve with crab cakes are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to eat with crab cakes. If you want a salad, baked goods, vegetables, or pasta, we have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with your crab cakes.
Whether you make them homemade with lump, Dungeness, blue, fresh, frozen, canned, or imitation crab - all these pair good with crab cakes. These are the best side dishes to be served with crab legs, cracked crab, crab salad sandwiches, or other fish and seafood too.
What to Serve with Crab Cakes
This is a tasty list of what to offer with crab cakes. To help you decide what to serve with crab cakes, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone. There are healthy salads, mayo-based salads, baked goods, low-carb, vegetable, and fancy sides. This list of what to make with crab cakes includes:
- Side Dishes by the Short Order Cook
- Salad Side Dishes
- Keto / Low Carb or Gluten-Free Side Dishes
- Vegetable Side Dishes
- Fancy Side Dishes
Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
Salad Side Dishes
Keto / Low Carb or Gluten-Free Side Dishes
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What to Serve With Crab Cakes
Salads, Keto/Low-Carb, Vegetable & Fancy Side Dishes
- Ricotta Pasta w Peas
- Sweet-Potato Fries
- Chive Popovers
- Beer-Battered Onion Rings
- Roasted Vegetables
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Hush Puppies
- Cheese Souffle
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Steamed Broccoli
- Avocado Coleslaw
- Make your favorite Crab Cake Recipe.
- Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
What a delicious selection of recipes in this roundup - I'm so happy to have my salad be a part of it. Yet another reminder to try that creamed spinach casserole, not to mention all the others. Thank you!
Alexis Farmer says
This post just made me insanely hungry lol. I love crab cakes and all of these dishes seem like awesome ways to compliment them!
Thanks, Alexis. Let me know what you try and if you have a favorite.
Thank you for the suggestions! Tried Crab cakes for the first time a while ago and want to try them out again!
Aren't crab cakes so yummy! Enjoy them with any of these side dishes and you will be so happy.
I love crabcakes, and would eat them more frequently... now that I have some great side dishes this will help!
Jill DeMasi says
I think I will try to make hush puppies in my air fryer this week!
I have always had a hard time deciding what to serve with crab cakes - this definitely solves that problem!
I am glad this helps, enjoy!
The spinach casserole sounds wonderful! I will have to try this recipe soon (:
Tammy Horvath says
I think the glazed carrots and Zucchini Gratin sound wonderful. I am going to try them, but not with crab cakes.
I love vegetable side dishes! And a dash of cheese makes it even more delicious!
Kristen W Allred says
Every single one of those side dish choices would go great with Crab Cakes. If I had to choose one, I guess it would be the KFC Copycat recipe of coleslaw.
Marianne G says
So many great options! Of course, crab cakes alone or with a simple salad would work for me anyway! Yum!
Simple sometimes is best and many of these side dishes let the crab cakes be the star.
Sabrina DeWalt says
A lot of these sides look delicious.
Suz | TravelsWithSuz.com says
Mmm - crab cakes! Sounds yummy, as do your side dishes! I'm a very simple cook. My go-to side dish is steamed edamame ~ it seems to go with everything.
I tried the butternut soup and it was so good.
The lemon ricotta pasta was perfect with our crab cakes.
Sancie @ Best Appliances says
i would love me some veggies and cheese hehe