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What To Serve With Biscuits – 36 BEST Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 36 of the most popular side dishes for biscuits.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with biscuits are buttermilk fried chicken, black-eyed peas, chili, and Southern-style collard greens. You can also serve carnitas, New Orleans BBQ shrimp, or clam chowder. Try Southwestern scramble, sausage gravy, or apple butter for breakfast options. 

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Air fryer Southern fried chicken

There are so many recipes for homemade fried chicken, but this air-fried version is one of my favorites.

Imagine getting crispy and moist fried chicken without having to deep fry anything or use tons of oil?

Enjoy the fried chicken with a side of biscuits and sausage gravy (I have a recipe for this below) for a complete “fake-out” meal. Or honey!

Why we love this recipe: it’s an indulgent “fast food” treat with less guilt.

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Southern-style collard greens

These Southern-style collard greens are a must-try. 

Not only do you get delicious tender greens, but you also get a tasty, smoky soup at the bottom called pot likker. 

Just thinking about dunking fluffy, buttery biscuits in this soup is enough to make my mouth water.

Why we love this recipe: it’s simple but super tasty.

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Winter is the perfect time to whip up a pot of this hearty, soul-warming chili

It boasts a robust flavor, thanks to ingredients like Worschersterhisre, steak sauce, spices, and brown sugar. So don’t forget a dollop of sour cream to help mellow it out.

Psst… if it’s nearing halloween try this spooky ghost chili (and find out what sides go well with a white chili here).

Why we love this recipe: everyone will be clamouring for second helpings of this.

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Sausage gravy

Sausage gravy is a side and a sauce all in one, and it’s a classic pairing for biscuits.

This creamy sauce is made in the same pan as the sausages are fried in, meaning it’s infused with the sausages cooking juice. YUM!

Ladle this sausage gravy over your biscuits for the ultimate Southern-style breakfast. 

Why we love this recipe: it calls for basic pantry staples.

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Loaded Southwestern scramble


Planning to serve biscuits for breakfast? 

Complete the meal with a side of this Southwestern scramble.

True to its name, the soft, fluffy scrambled eggs are studded with colorful veggies, but you don’t need to strictly follow the ingredients list. 

Use any veggies or add-ons you like – this recipe is a great way to clean out your fridge!

Why we love this recipe: it will energize you for the day ahead.

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Chicken pot pie soup

Canned soup is quick and convenient. But if you want the best flavor, making soup from scratch is the way to go. 

With the homemade version, you’re guaranteed crisp-tender veggies, loads of chicken, and an extra rich and creamy broth. 

Enjoy a piping hot bowl of this soup with some buttery biscuits on the side to replicate a pot pie’s classic flaky crust. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s pure comfort in a bowl.

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New Orleans BBQ shrimp

New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp is my top discovery of the year. 

It features a vibrantly-hued BBQ sauce that’s spicy, tangy, and garlicky – combine this with the juicy shrimp, and you’ve got a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Psst… use your biscuits to ensure you get every last drop of this kick-ass sauce.

Why we love this recipe: it’ll transport you straight to the seaside.

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New England clam chowder

Indulge in a seafood bonanza by serving your biscuits with a bowl of New England clam chowder.

Unlike the Manhattan version, this chowder features a creamy broth and a smoky, slightly briny flavor profile. 

Pro tip: you don’t need fresh clams for this – canned clams and their juice go a long way. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s budget-friendly without sacrificing flavor.

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Creamed spinach

Add a cheesy touch to your biscuits with a spoonful or two of creamed spinach.

The rich, buttery sauce is hard to resist, so it’s a great way to sneak some greens into picky eaters.

Psst.. if you want a thinner sauce, swap out the heavy cream for reduced fat milk and Greek yogurt.

Why we love this recipe: you can use fresh or frozen spinach.

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Instant pot black-eyed peas

Serving collard greens with black-eyed peas is a New Year’s day tradition, but it’s an enjoyable combo any time of year. 

Especially when you serve it alongside some freshly baked biscuits.

Why we love this recipe: there’s only 10 minutes of prep time involved.

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Carnitas is the Mexican version of pulled pork. The meat is roasted in the oven under high temps, resulting in crispy shredded pork. 

It’s usually served in tacos and burritos, but why not try some fusion and serve the meat stuffed inside some biscuits? 

Psst… add some cilantro lime slaw to complete the meal.

Why we love this recipe: the leftovers will last all week!

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Homemade apple butter

Add a fruity bite to your biscuits with some apple butter.

Contrary to its name, there’s no butter in this recipe! The apples get cooked down like jam, but the extra step of pureeing gives this condiment that silky, butter-like texture.

Enjoy your apple cuttered biscuits with a cup of tea for an afternoon treat.

Why we love this recipe: you can get so much use out of one batch.

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The best side dishes to serve with biscuits

  • Air fryer Southern fried chicken
  • Southern-style collard greens
  • Chili
  • Sausage gravy
  • Loaded Southwestern scramble
  • Chicken pot pie soup
  • New Orleans BBQ shrimp
  • New England clam chowder
  • Creamed spinach
  • Instant pot black-eyed peas
  • Carnitas
  • Homemade apple butter

What To Serve With Biscuits

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your biscuits.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits side dishes, what to serve with biscuits
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 353kcal


  • 1 portion biscuits


  • Prepare your biscuits according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: air fryer southern fried chicken, southern-style collard greens, chili, sausage gravy, loaded southwestern scramble, chicken pot pie soup, new orleans bbq shrimp, new england clam chowder, creamed spinach, instant pot black-eyed peas, carnitas, and homemade apple butter.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 353kcal

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