Sides for Crab Cakes
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Sides for Crab Cakes

Wondering what to serve with crab cakes?  Crab cakes are a perfect meal for warmer weather.  They are light enough to not be overly filling, but also just fancy enough to feel special.  This list of sides for crab cakes can help you narrow down what to include to make it a meal.

Garlic Butter Rice

Full of buttery garlic flavor and comes out perfect every time. This flavorful rice dish is a delightful change from plain steamed rice.

Classic Salad

I love a good salad because of how simple and satisfying it is to make. This Salad with Spinach and Warm Bacon Dressing recipe is a simple spinach salad with a tasty salad dressing.

Creamy Cajun Pasta is a side dish for crab cakes

Cajun Pasta

This Instant Pot Cajun Pasta is creamy and flavorful. It takes just minutes to make but is bursting with Cajun flavors.

Fried Green Tomatoes

The secret to Perfect-Every-Time Fried Green Tomatoes recipe revealed! Crispy, crunchy cornmeal coating on the outside. Tangy, tender-but-not-mushy on the inside.

Red Cabbage Slaw

This tangy red cabbage slaw has apples and raisins for sweetness (no added sugar) in a creamy light dressing. It’s a perfect side dish any time of the year or topping on tacos or sandwiches.

Red Lobster Style Biscuits

This homemade copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit is a tasty side dish or entrée to your lunches and dinners. You will only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe for Bisquick biscuits.

Smashed Potatoes

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes are simple and easy to make, with just 5 pantry ingredients! They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursting with garlic flavor!

Old Fashioned Cucumber Salad

The simple, classic German side dish, “Gurkensalat”. This Easy Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad is just like grandma used to make! Thinly sliced cucumber and onions, chilled and marinated in a sweet vinegar base. A healthy and delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free recipe for any gathering!

Lemon Roast Veggies make perfect side dishes for crab cakes
Lemon Roast Veggies

Lemon Roasted Vegetables

Are perfect for making a traditional winter time dish taste more fresh and spring like. These veggies could not be easier to make.

Asparagus Quiche

Serving your crab cakes at brunch. Make sure your sides for crab cakes are also delicious. This Asparagus Quiche is perfect for Spring-Time and only looks like it took a ton of effort.

Sauerkraut Salad

Tangy and sweet! This delicious salad recipe has crisp veggies, sauerkraut tossed in a sweet dressing. Delish!

Ranch & Parmesan Green Beans

Tangy ranch, light parmesan cheese, and crisp bacon make these Ranch & Parmesan Green Beans the best side dish you’ll have this year!

Grilled Corn

This Grilled Corn on the Cob with Old Bay Seasoning is cooked to perfection and topped with a blend of spices to make the ideal fresh summer side dish


This oven roasted okra is an easy, flavor loaded side dish. It’s perfect when you’re in the mood for something a little different.

Fried Pickles

How to make easy fried pickles at home, a true southern treat!

Roasted Radishes

Roasted radishes are a delicious side dish to add nutrition and fun. This radish wand recipe has instructions for making them in the oven or in the air fryer.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe is way better than anything you’ll find at the store and so easy to make! Tangy, creamy, and ready in just 5-minutes, this delicious tartar sauce is a must-have condiment for any seafood dinner. 

Jalapeno Hush Puppies

Light and fluffy on the inside, perfectly crispy on the outside, with just a touch of spice, these Jalapeno Hush Puppies are the perfect accompaniment for a true Southern meal.

Macaroni Salad

Easy Southern Macaroni Salad is a classic side dish made with elbow macaroni and a creamy, tangy dressing. Although this make-ahead pasta salad is already simple, I give you plenty of shortcuts to make it even easier to serve at summer barbeques, cookouts, potlucks and next to crab cakes.

Garlic Butter Green Beans

When you are in need of a quick and easy side dish that is both healthy and delicious these Garlic Butter Green Beans are absolute perfection! Fresh green beans steamed to just tender crisp and then tossed in freshly melted garlic butter is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

Remoulade Sauce

This Cajun remoulade sauce recipe is easy and packed with flavor! You can bring the taste of New Orleans home in about 10 minutes. It’s great on everything from sandwiches to fried fish and crab cakes.

Crispy Baked French Fries

Baked French Fries are one of my family’s all-time favorites. My kids love oven fries even more than the store bought fries. Plus, oven baked fries are so much better for them.

Spinach Strawberry Salad

This salad is bursting with spinach, strawberries, fennel, avocado, snap peas and almonds – all tossed together in a bright and creamy poppy seed dressing!

Roasted Potato Salad

This herbed roasted potato salad without mayo is a simple dish perfect for your summer BBQs and outdoor dining. The herbs and garlic provide lots of flavor, and the potatoes are nice and crispy.

Seafood Pasta Salad

This seafood pasta salad is a tasty side dish to bring to potlucks. This seafood pasta salad recipe is made with elbow macaroni and baby shrimp.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes with sour cream are full of flavor and sure to please guests who enjoy traditional mashed potatoes. Your guests will love this potato side dish in lieu of ordinary mashed potatoes with their meals.

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