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What To Serve With Beans And Franks – 13 Tasty Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your beans and franks, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for beans and franks.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with beans and franks are cornbread muffins, apple salad, baked potato, coleslaw, and grilled corn. You can also serve pork chops, macaroni salad, buttery rice, and deviled eggs. Try biscuits, tortilla chips, mac and cheese balls, and veggie skewers for more fun options.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Cornbread muffins

These cornbread muffins are the perfect accompaniment to your beans and franks. 

Each muffin has sweet and savory flavors, courtesy of honey and cornmeal. 

It’s a delicious flavor combination that goes superbly with the smokiness of your beans and franks. 

You only need 30 minutes to bake a batch of these honey cornbread muffins

Honeycrisp apple salad

Craving something fresh to go with your beans and franks? 

This dish is exactly what you’re looking for. 

The fresh greens, Honeycrisp apple matchsticks, and candied walnuts give you a crunchy bite to contrast your tender beans and franks. 

This Honeycrisp salad is an excellent addition to your fresh salad repertoire. 

Baked potato

Beans and franks can be filling on their own, but if you want to make it a heartier meal, serve them over a freshly baked potato

These baked spuds are the ideal base for smoky and savory beans and dogs. 

The fluffy insides of your potato will soak up all the goodness from the sauce – absolutely delightful.

You won’t need a complicated recipe to make the best baked potatoes


Coleslaw is a staple at barbecue and summer parties. 

Fresh, crunchy veggies covered in a sweet-tangy and creamy mayo dressing are always guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. 

This slaw offers a contrasting, refreshing bite to your smoky beans and franks. 

Plus, this recipe is a piece of cake – you only need a handful of simple ingredients and 15 minutes to put everything together. 

Your guests will be lining up for seconds of this creamy homemade coleslaw recipe

Corn on the cob

Throwing a barbecue party? 

Take advantage of the open grill and make grilled corn on the cob. 

Smoky char-grilled corn is delicious, but I like to take it up a notch by slathering a compound butter all over the corn. 

If you like citrusy flavors, take Colorful Recipes’ lead and make this cilantro garlic butter for your grilled corn on the cob.  

Drop biscuits

If you want something quicker and easier than traditional biscuits, give these drop biscuits a try.

You don’t need any pastry or biscuit cutters for these. 

Just mix everything in a bowl, scoop the dough on your sheet pan, and you’re ready to bake.

With this recipe, you’ll still get flaky, buttery biscuits – ideal for soaking up your beans and franks’ flavor-packed broth. 

These drop biscuits are guaranteed to run out quickly – it’s a good thing they’re a breeze to make. 

Seared pork chops

Want to give your meal a special touch?

Serve beans and franks over pan-seared pork chops for a protein-packed upgrade.

Just thinking about the juicy pork drenched in smoky, savory broth makes me drool. 

If you’re having difficulty getting that perfect cook on your chops, don’t worry! 

Head to What’s In The Pan for a detailed, easy-to-follow guide on searing your pork chops perfectly.

Mac and cheese balls

Elevate your regular boxed mac and cheese by turning them into delectable fried morsels. 

These fried balls are crunchy, creamy, and cheesy – who can say no to such tasty treats? 

Try dipping your fried mac and cheese balls in your saucy beans and franks – they go so well together!

Air fryer tortilla chips

Serving beans and franks as a snack?

Complete the meal with a side of crispy tortilla chips. 

I like to make my own tortilla chips – they take no time to make, plus you get complete freedom over how you season them.

Using the air fryer ensures you get the crispiest, golden brown chips – without the mess.

Once you try these air fryer tortilla chips, you’ll never buy bagged chips again. 

Macaroni salad


This macaroni salad is a must-have if you’re serving beans and franks at your barbecue. 

Aside from the pasta, this salad is packed with fresh veggies and hard-boiled eggs, giving you a delightful mix of textures.

Everything is tied together with a creamy dressing. 

This dressing features a combination of sweet and tangy flavors, thanks to the sweet relish and vinegar. 

Try this refreshing macaroni salad at your next barbecue.

Veggie skewers

Looking for something quick and healthy?

Make these veggie skewers – they’re prepared in advance, so you only need 15 minutes to cook them on the grill.

Don’t limit yourselves on what veggies to use – eggplants, mushrooms, and even broccolini can be grilled.

Just remember the garlic herb sauce – this is what takes your skewers to another level.

Make your beans and franks a well-rounded meal with a side of these grilled veggie skewers

Buttery rice

Beans and franks go superbly over a bed of white rice. 

But if you’d like to make your meal even more delicious, upgrade your white rice to this buttery version. 

This rice dish has some extra steps, but nothing too complex. 

You’ll still be able to get warm, comforting rice in under 25 minutes, resting time included. 

This buttery seasoned rice will be your new go-to rice dish.

Southern deviled eggs 


Preparing for a summer picnic? 

Beans and franks with deviled eggs are a classic combo served during summer months.

Still, these deviled eggs aren’t like your usual ones. 

The difference? The addition of relish to the filling. 

This gives your deviled eggs a tangy, salty kick you won’t get elsewhere.

One taste of these Southern deviled eggs, and you might just forget your traditional recipe.

The best side dishes for beans and franks

  • Cornbread muffins
  • Honeycrisp apple salad
  • Baked potato
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn on the cob
  • Drop biscuits
  • Seared pork chops
  • Mac and cheese balls
  • Air fryer tortilla chips
  • Macaroni salad
  • Veggie skewers
  • Buttery rice
  • Southern deviled eggs

What To Serve With Beans And Franks

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your beans and franks.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans and franks side dishes, what to serve with beans and franks
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 142kcal


  • 1 portion beans and franks


  • Prepare your beans and franks according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: cornbread muffins, honeycrisp apple salad, baked potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, drop biscuits, seared pork chops, mac and cheese balls, air fryer tortilla chips, macaroni salad, veggie skewers, buttery rice, and southern deviled eggs.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 142kcal

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