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What To Serve With Seafood Boil – 11 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your seafood boil, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for a seafood boil.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

A seafood boil can be served as is, but some great side dishes include mashed potatoes, sourdough bread, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, and popovers. For a nutritious choice, brussels sprouts, deviled eggs, coleslaw, asparagus, baked beans, and a salad are deliciously healthy.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Mashed potatoes


Mashed potatoes are a regular indulgence at any party or any occasion.

They’re so easy to make and feed a huge crowd.

Plus, you can mix it up by using coconut milk and adding a few ingredients such as pesto and apple cider vinegar. 

(Trust me, so good!).

What a way to change up your game!

Boiled seafood’s aromatic flavor pairs well with the mashed potatoes’ creamy smooth flavor.

Check out this roasted garlic mashed potato recipe on Cooking Classy.

Sourdough bread

Another side dish to pair with your seafood boil is a loaf of sourdough bread.

Sourdough is a healthy bread choice known for its tangy flavor, chewy texture, and crisp, crackly crust.

Enjoy the fresh saucy shrimp, lobster, and clams on your plate, and clean them up with crusty, tender sourdough bread.

Cornbread or corn hush puppies are also equally good at cleaning up the juices on your plate.

Kevin is Cooking has a French-style round sourdough bread that’s amazingly easy to make. A must-try!

Mac and cheese

Why does everyone love macaroni and cheese?

I mean, what isn’t to love? It’s creamy, gooey, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious!

It’s the prefect dish for a big party with lots of guests, because everyone will be happy to see it on the table.

Plus, homemade mac and cheese is a quick dish to make. You can cook in one pot in 15 minutes or less.

Check out Damn Delicious to learn how.

Corn on the cob

Corn on the cob and seafood boil is a classic combination.

These two are usually present together in a traditional seafood boil.

But what about adding a little twist and serving the corn on the cob as a side dish instead?

Go the extra mile by grilling your corn with butter and parmesan cheese.

Eating on a Dime has a parmesan grilled corn on a cob recipe that’s a real game-changer!


Let’s keep things simple!

Popovers are such a great choice.

A popover is an airy puffed bread roll made from an egg batter, baked in a special pan that shares the same name.

No popover pans? A muffin tin works just fine!

When serving your spicy cajun party seafood boil, make these popovers to mop up those last puddles of sauce in the bowl!

This recipe from Sprinkle Bakes is so simple to make. 

Heather has the batter generously topped with parmesan, garlic, and dried Italian herb mixture for a flavorful twist.

Let’s bake!

Roasted brussels sprouts

Roasted brussels sprouts are a fragrant and flavorful side dish usually served as part of a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.

But this dish has so much potential that it’s also suitable for a regular weekend dinner.

They aren’t just a side dish; they are probably the best accompaniment for any meal that has meat or seafood.

They are also super easy to make – mix the ingredients, toss them together, and roast!

Take this side dish to the next level with this brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze recipe from Julia’s Album.

Avocado deviled eggs

Are you having a midweek date night or a weekend wrap party?

Avocado deviled eggs look so yummy, especially next to a seafood platter.

They’re not just healthy but also a great mix of flavors put together in a bitesize dish.

For an even creamier version, try adding a little bit of avocado oil mayo to the mix.

Peace, love, and Low Carb’s avo-deviled eggs are heavenly!


If you’re planning to have a sheet pan seafood boil for a family dinner, you can never go wrong with a basic coleslaw on the side.

This creamy slaw recipe is so good.

But if you’re not a fan of something creamy, you can tweak the recipe by using sesame-ginger or a sweet-vinegar dressing.

Light, sweet, and perfectly crunchy!

Valentina’s Corner has a quick coleslaw recipe that uses staple kitchen ingredients.

Garlic parmesan asparagus

Oven-roasted asparagus with garlic, parmesan, and lemon is a delightful complement to a classic Southern seafood boil.

It’s one of the easiest side dishes for busy weeknights.

Another thing – it’s low-fat and low carb – delicious and healthy!

This recipe from House of Nash Eats calls for two cloves of garlic, but feel free to double that if you’d like yours to be extra-garlicky!

Baked beans

Baked beans are a dish consisting of white beans cooked low and slow.

This recipe is seasoned using garlic and onion powder with some tangy turmeric spice to give it a delicious kick.

Want to customize the dish according to your taste?

Add a dab of barbecue sauce or spice it up more with chili powder or cumin.

Ambitious Kitchen has a slow cooker-baked bean recipe that’s perfectly sweet and saucy.

Potato salad

Seafood boiled with wedges of corn, lemon, and sausages on a dinner table is already mouth-watering.

But serving it with a chilled potato salad on the side will make it remarkable. 

The creamy, lemony potato salad and tasty shellfish are always a joint hit.

You can make a leveled-up pesto potato salad with this recipe from Cupful of Kale

So good!

The best side dishes for a seafood boil

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Sourdough bread
  • Mac and cheese
  • Corn on the cob
  • Popovers
  • Roasted brussels sprouts
  • Avocado deviled eggs
  • Coleslaw
  • Garlic parmesan asparagus
  • Baked beans
  • Potato salad

What To Serve With Seafood Boil

In this short recipe, I show exactly what to serve with your seafood boil.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood boil side dishes, what to serve with seafood boil
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 142kcal


  • 1 portion seafood boil


  • Prepare your seafood boil according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Sides include: mashed potatoes, sourdough bread, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, popovers, roasted brussels sprouts, avocado deviled eggs, coleslaw, garlic parmesan asparagus, baked beans, and potato salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 142kcal

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