What to Serve with Corn Chowder (25 Side Dishes)

Corn chowder, that creamy, dreamy bowl of comfort, is a classic for a reason. But, what should you serve with it? I’ve got you covered! From appetizers to classic sides, here’s some perfect side dishes for corn chowder.

Whether you’re looking for classic sides, tasty appetizers, or healthy veggie sides, you’ll find something to enjoy to accompany your corn chowder on this list of 25+ tasty side dish recipes!

The BEST Side Dishes for Corn Chowder

Shrimp scattered on air fryer basket liner with lemon wedges.
This tasty Air Fryer Shrimp takes less than 10 minutes to make with a handful of flexible ingredients. Cooking perfectly plump and juicy shrimp has never been easier!
Air Fryer Shrimp
Arugula Salad ready to be served.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Arugula Salad
Italian chopped salad in large bowl on white table.
This simple Italian Chopped Salad dresses fresh veggies, salami, mozzarella & chickpeas in a delicious homemade Italian dressing.
Italian Chopped Salad
Overhead close up of combined vinegar slaw in large white mixing bowl.
Red Cabbage Slaw is a super simple side dish recipe made without mayo. It’s tangy, delicious and crunchy. 
Red Cabbage Slaw
Hand scooping into spoon bread.
Spoon Bread with Cheddar Cheese combines the savoriness of cornbread and the softness of a souffle in one delicious dish! Made with savory scallions and sharp cheddar cheese, you won’t be able to get enough of this classic Southern recipe.
Spoon Bread
Overhead close up of bowl of kale caesar salad in white bowl with serving spoon.
This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.
Kale Caesar Salad
Finished air fryer salmon bites on plate with sesame seeds and green onions, and a spoonful of chipotle crema.
These Air Fryer Salmon Bites strike the perfect balance between crispy, juicy, and downright delicious! Seasoned with a smoky-spicy dry rub and cooked quickly in the air fryer, they’re always a popular snack to serve at parties or a protein to top on grain bowls, salads, and tacos.
Air Fryer Salmon Bites
Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.
How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.
Sous Vide Asparagus
Overhead close up of zucchini fries on platter.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon. 
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Blistered shishito peppers served on a black plate with lemon wedges.
These Blistered Shishito Peppers are the perfect finger food. They’re so easy to make too. Lightly seasoned and slightly smoky, you’ll find that most are mild… one out of every ten might surprise you. 
Blistered Shishito Peppers
These exceedingly tall and fluffy cheddar-scallion biscuits are flaky and flavorful and so easy to make thanks to a few simple techniques.
Get the RECIPE from Girl Versus Dough
Cooked french fries in air fryer.
These Air Fryer Frozen Shoestring Fries come out exactly like your favorite fast food fries! They’re crispy, golden on the outside and perfectly fluffy inside. SO much better than deep frying or baking! Plus, you can cook different types of fries – waffle fries, steak fries and more!
Air Fryer Fries
Salmon filets and asparagus in air fryer basket.
Learn how to cook crispy air fryer salmon with this foolproof guide. This EASY method gives you flaky and tender salmon in about 10 minutes!
Air Fryer Salmon
Peppers with grill marks scattered on counter.
Learn how to make perfectly tender and blistered Grilled Peppers at home! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes for crab cakes.
Grilled Peppers
Overhead shot of din tai fung cucumber salad on grey plate with chopsticks.
This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavor. Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!
Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad
Hawaiian coleslaw in white serving bowl.
Hawaiian Coleslaw with pineapple, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette brings a tropical taste to traditional slaw.
Hawaiian Coleslaw
Seafood boil spread out on newspapers with small bowl of garlic butter sauce.
Impress your friends and family with a homemade Seafood Boil! Made with fresh seafood, smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn, it’s the ultimate one-pot feast for special occasions.
Seafood Boil
Close up of apple slaw in serving bowl.
Apple Celery Root Slaw is an exciting twist on your basic coleslaw. Crisp apples and celery root combine with jalapeno, cilantro & pickled onions. It's sure to be a stand out side dish!
Apple Celery Root Slaw
Sauteed zucchini and squash in skillet.
You can serve Sauteed Zucchini and Squash with practically anything! It’s a simple side dish that showcases sliced and seared summer squash and savory Italian flavors.
Sauteed Zucchini
Prepared radicchio salad in grey bowl with serving utensils.
This delicious Italian Radicchio Salad is dressed in a creamy lemon-vinaigrette and tossed with buttery calvestrano olives, tasty breadcrumbs and nutty parmesan cheese. And, a special tip ensures that your radicchio won't be bitter!
Italian Radicchio Salad
These hushpuppies are super crunchy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside.
Get the RECIPE from Baking Beauty
Are you ready for the absolute best tasting cornbread? This Brown Sugar Cornbread recipe is golden on top, fluffy in the middle, and tastes amazing with hints of molasses.
Get the RECIPE from Bellyfull
This fried okra recipe is fresh sliced okra coated in buttermilk and a seasoned cornmeal mixture, then deep fried until golden brow and crispy.
Get the RECIPE from Dinner at the Zoo
Southern collard greens broken down into bite-sized pieces that slowly simmer away and tenderize in a rich, meaty, and flavorful pot likker!
Get the RECIPE from Butter be Ready
Creamy and Rich Corn Pudding made from scratch with brown butter, heavy cream and corn. No boxed jiffy corn mix or canned corn needed!
Get the RECIPE from Chef Savvy

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these corn chowder side dish recipes and sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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What to Serve with Corn Chowder: 25+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with corn chowder for dinner? I've got you covered! From appetizers to classic sides, here's 25+ perfect side dishes. Try this Kale Caesar Salad. Topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches kale (tough stems removed and roughly chopped (or 1 16-oz bag chopped kale))

Caesar Dressing:

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, black pepper and parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the kale and, using your hands, firmly massage the kale for 3-4 minutes, until tenderized slightly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • To the bowl of dressed kale, add the croutons and parmesan cheese. Toss gently to combine and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6602IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg

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