If you’re wondering what to serve with your biscuits and gravy, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for biscuits and gravy.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with biscuits and gravy are beans and greens, crispy bacon, and poached eggs. For veggie sides, go for something simple like roasted asparagus or wilted spinach. Or for something refreshing serve a glass of homemade orange juice.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Make your weekend mornings more enjoyable with some poached eggs and biscuits and gravy.
Poaching is a healthy way of making eggs because you don’t need any fat.
And when you cut open a poached egg, the runny yolk will blend with your gravy sauce – yum!
Learn how to make a perfectly poached egg from Downshiftology.
Psst… fried eggs are great too.
Beans and greens
Biscuits and gravy with black eyes peas and collard greens is a New year tradition in some parts of the USA.
Eating it will supposedly bring you good luck for the coming year!
So if you feel like you need a bit of a boost in the luck department – this is the side for you (although I can’t promise it will work).
Nothing is easier to make than some steamed broccoli.
This green veggie can be made in less than ten minutes and it’s jam-packed with healthy stuff.
And if you want to make things a little fancy, you can use broccolini.
Learn how to prevent mushy broccoli with this recipe from Kristine.
Homemade orange juice
Your biscuit and gravy meal just got a whole lot better thanks to a tall glass of orange juice.
Freshly squeezed and made with no sugar, this homemade orange juice will cleanse your palate and is incredibly cooling.
It will definitely brighten up your day.
Psst… are you in the smooth or bitty camp?
Buttery peas and mushrooms
In a rush?
These 15-minute buttery peas and mushrooms are really easy to throw together.
The soft mushrooms bring an earthy flavor that adds depth to your flakey buttermilk biscuits and creamy gravy.
And the peas add a pop of color and freshness.
Perfectly cooked strips of crispy bacon.
Who can say no to that?
Serve it with your biscuits and gravy and you have a breakfast worthy of a king.
Here’s a fool-proof recipe for getting delicious crispy bacon every time.
Cheesy roasted tomatoes
Cheesy roasted tomatoes are like mini pizzas but without any bread.
They’re a guaranteed crowd pleaser because of the melty mozzarella (who doesn’t like cheese?)
And luckily they’ll work well with your biscuits and gravy too.
The sweetness of the tomatoes will complement the meatiness of your sausage gravy, and the biscuits will do an excellent job of soaking up the tomato juice.
Balsamic arugula salad
Keep your biscuits and gravy from getting too heavy by pairing them with a light side salad.
This balsamic arugula salad is the go-to side salad in my house.
It’s got an excellent mix of peppery arugula, toasted pine nuts, acidic lemon zest, salty parmesan cheese, and a tart balsamic dressing.
You can easily customize the salad too.
Add a savory note with bacon bits and for more substance, add sliced avocados.
Southern fried chicken
Biscuits and gravy with a side of fried chicken is a decadent meal combo you won’t forget.
It might sound strange – but actually, the creamy sausage gravy is the perfect dipping sauce for the chicken.
And the crunchy fried coating adds a nice contrast to the soft and flaky buttermilk biscuits.
It’s sort of like a (very big) twist on chicken and waffles.
Check out Coop’s fried chicken recipe here.
Fried green tomatoes
I know I’ve already included a tomato side.
But these fried green tomatoes are totally different!
Green tomatoes have more of an acidic, tangy flavor and a firmer texture meaning they can stand up to frying.
Add a crispy panko breadcrumb coat and you’ve got yourself a delicious little snack that will balance out the creamy flavors of your sausage gravy.
Fresh fruit salad
Fruit salad is healthy, juicy, and refreshing – the perfect sweet treat after a savory meal of biscuits and gravy.
In Sabrina’s recipe, she uses a citrus-honey sauce that enhances the natural flavors of the fruits.
But you can also go for a Greek yogurt dressing if you want a creamier version.
And to make the fruit salad even more interesting, try adding herbs like lavender, lemongrass, or mint.
Roasted asparagus is a fresh spring side that can elevate any meal.
Serve it with your biscuits and gravy for a Southern twist on eggs benedict.
It only takes 5 minutes to cook, and you finish it off with a spritz of lemon to give it that oomph.
Corned beef hash
Want something hearty and filling?
Biscuits and gravy with a side of corned beef hash will make sure no one leaves the table hungry.
Serve it with some poached eggs for more protein, or some wilted spinach if you want to add some greens.
And a glass of your homemade orange juice to wash everything down!
This corned beef hash will soon become a regular at your weekend breakfasts.
Another simple green side – but they are one of the best pairings.
Simple and clean is what you want with an indulgent, heavy meal like biscuits and gravy.
Plus they take minutes to cook. You only need three ingredients and 5 minutes for this sauteed spinach recipe.
Okay – time for something a little bit more out there!
Pickled jalapenos have a nice crisp and have just enough heat to make your mouth tingle. But don’t worry, they’re not too spicy.
The pickling process helps bring out their natural sweetness.
Add a burst of flavor to your biscuits and gravy with the best-pickled jalapenos in town.
The best side dishes for biscuit and gravy
- Poached eggs
- Beans and greens
- Steamed broccoli
- Homemade orange juice
- Buttery peas and mushrooms
- Crispy bacon
- Cheesy roasted tomatoes
- Balsamic arugula salad
- Southern fried chicken
- Fried green tomatoes
- Fresh fruit salad
- Roasted asparagus
- Corned beef hash
- Sauteed spinach
- Pickled jalapenos
What To Serve With Biscuits And Gravy
- 1 portion biscuits and gravy
- Prepare your biscuits and gravy according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: poached eggs, beans and greens, steamed broccoli, homemade orange juice, buttery peas and mushrooms, crispy bacon, cheesy roasted tomatoes, balsamic arugula salad, southern fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, fresh fruit salad, roasted asparagus, corned beef hash, sauteed spinach, and pickled jalapenos.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!