What to Serve with Latkes for Dinner: 20+ Simple Sides

Latkes are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course, appetizer, or side dish. Here are 20+ great ideas for sides to serve with latkes.

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Latkes are delicious potato pancakes that are traditionally served during Hanukkah. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and they’re typically served with applesauce and sour cream on the side.

But what do you serve with latkes for dinner?

Here are 20+ delicious sides for latkes!

The BEST Sides to Serve with Latkes

Bowl of smoked salmon dip with piece of crostini dipped into it.
This homemade Smoked Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese is so refreshing, creamy, and delicious! It’s made with 8 simple ingredients like fresh herbs, lemon, sour cream, and rich smoked salmon for an irresistible dipping experience.
Salmon Dip
Overhead shot of sous vide cooked brisket on serving tray next to pickles, bbq sauce and buns.
Sous Vide Brisket comes out fall apart tender, juicy and delicious every time. Get the perfect “bark” by finishing it on your grill, smoker or even the oven! 
Sous Vide Brisket
Smoked salmon platter ready to serve with bagels.
This Smoked Salmon Platter is perfect for brunch or served as an appetizer. Easy to throw together in just 10-minutes and sure to impress!
Smoked Salmon Platter
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
Roasted chicken on grey serving plate with sprig of rosemary and carving fork.
This is the perfect easy roasted chicken recipe. The skin is perfectly crisp and crackly, there’s no basting, and it results in a lovely pan gravy at the finish. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
Easy Roasted Chicken
Homemade apple sauce doesn’t get easier than using your slow cooker! This simple crock pot recipe is the perfect way to use up Autumn’s abundance of apples.
Recipe: Skinnytaste
Crock Pot Applesauce
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
Everything bagel salmon on plate with fennel salad.
This Everything Bagel Salmon coats salmon filets in a seasoning combined of all the ingredients you would find on an "everything" bagel.
Everything Bagel Salmon
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!
Celery Root Slaw
Overhead close up of bowl of butternut bisque.
This Butternut Squash Bisque with Maple Cream is a deliciously rich & creamy soup that’s perfect for chilly days.
Butternut Squash Bisque
Overhead shot of shaved fennel salad in green serving bowl on pink table.
This Fennel Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon-parmesan vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  
Shaved Fennel Salad
Overhead shot of beef stew in bowl on wood background.
Instant Pot Beef Stew is the perfect cozy meal for chilly days. With this easy recipe, tender chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots cook together in a flavorful sauce with red wine. This hearty and savory dish will be on your menu over and over all season!
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Overhead shot of instant pot broccoli cheese soup in white bowl with spoon.
This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup comes together from scratch in minutes. Made entirely in the Instant Pot with wholesome ingredients and plenty of cheese, this recipe delivers classic broccoli and cheese soup with the push of a button!
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Overhead shot of prepared tzatziki sauce in bowl surrounded by pita bread.
Learning how to make Tzatziki Sauce at home is easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Using grated cucumbers, Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs, you get the creamiest and most refreshing sauce that goes well with not only gyros, but also all kinds of meats and vegetables.
Tzatziki Sauce
Overhead shot of instant pot beet salad on grey plate.
This Instant Pot Beet Salad is dressed simply with a zesty lime-yogurt, cilantro, thin-sliced jalapenos and flaky sea salt. It’s a healthy salad that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
Instant Pot Beet Salad
Side view of pickled red cabbage in jar against dark background.
You’ll want to keep a jar of this Pickled Red Cabbage in your fridge at all times. Not only is it fast and easy, but you can use it on anything! Pile it onto tacos, burgers, pork sandwiches, and so much more.
Pickled Cabbage
Hand holding small bowl of mojo sauce.
This Green Mojo Sauce can be used for topping SO many different things. It’s loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and spicy peppers and it just perks up everything that it comes in contact with.
Mojo Sauce
Overhead close up of hands holding bowl of lentil soup.
This hearty Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale will warm you up and keep you wanting more!
Lentil Sausage Soup
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
Overhead close up of bowl of hungarian mushroom soup.
This Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Fresh Dill is rich, with hints of smokiness and a great umami flavor. It’s the perfect bowl of soup to warm up with this season!
Hungarian Mushroom Soup

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Bowl of smoked salmon dip with piece of crostini dipped into it.

What to Serve with Latkes: 20+ Simple Sides

Latkes are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course, appetizer, or side dish. Here are 20+ great ideas for sides to serve with latkes. Try this homemade Smoked Salmon Dip It's refreshing, creamy, and delicious!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Heat oven to 375°. Place salmon in an 8” x 8” baking dish and drizzle with 2 tbsp. lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake 15 minutes until cooked through; set aside to cool.
  • When salmon is cool enough to handle, combine with crème fraiche, cream cheese, parsley, dill, chives, shallot, remaining lemon juice, and zest. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on crackers or toast points with vegetables on the side.
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Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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