Gumbo is a delicious and flavorful meal that can be enjoyed as a main course. But what should you serve with gumbo to make the meal even more special? I’ve got you covered! From appetizers to classic sides, here’s some perfect side dishes for gumbo.
Whether you’re looking for classic sides, fun appetizers, or healthy veggie sides, you’ll find something to enjoy to accompany your gumbo on this list of 30+ tasty side dish recipes!
The BEST Sides & Appetizers for Gumbo
Easy Peel Instant Pot Deviled Eggs are a perfect appetizer. With variations to make bacon deviled eggs, deviled eggs with relish or spicy deviled eggs.
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.
Crab Deviled Eggs are an eay, delicious variation of the classic recipe. It’s like your favorite California Roll in deviled egg form. The creamy yolks are combined with wasabi for a spicy kick, then they’re topped with crab, avocado and cucumber.
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!
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
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.
Many of these gumbo side dish recipes 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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Wondering what to serve with gumbo? I've got you covered! From appetizers to classic sides, here's some perfect side dishes for gumbo. Try this Spoon Bread. It combines the savoriness of cornbread and the softness of a souffle in one delicious dish!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 1 1/2-quart souffle dish, or 8 6-ounce individual ramekins.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet, add the scallions and cook until just wilted. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Slowly add the cornmeal and salt, whisking until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 3 TBSP butter and the scallions.
Lightly beat the egg yolks in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Once the cornmeal mixture has cooled a bit, stir in the egg yolks and cheese. Next, gently fold in the egg whites.
Pour the mixture into your prepared dish(es) and bake for 40 minutes (30 minutes for individual ramekins). The middle should be soft, but not liquidy, and puffy and golden brown on top. Serve immediately.