If you’re wondering what to serve with your boudin, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for boudin.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with boudin are saltine, Cajun poutine, baked beans, Cajun remoulade sauce, grilled mushrooms, and creamy potato salad. Good vegetable sides include roasted green vegetables, and apple cranberry salad. For a fancier side dish, try tomato confit.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Boudin is traditionally served as a simple snack with just some crackers or plain bread.
It’s flavorful enough that it doesn’t really need any side dishes to prop it up.
If plain saltines seem a little too boring for you, jazz them up by adding some cream cheese.
Or melt some cheese over the boudin before serving. YUM!
Here’s a recipe for some ranch mix saltines.
Take a simple side of fries to another level of yumminess with Cajun poutine.
Poutine = fries with cheese curds and a scrumptious brown gravy. Add some boudin into the mix and you’ve got the ultimate comfort food.
You can cut your boudin into slices and place it on the Cajun poutine, or serve it on the side and dip it into the delicious brown gravy sauce.
Either way, it’s going to be insane.
Classic potato salad
This classic potato salad recipe screams nostalgia.
Potato salad is easy and creamy – ideal for serving alongside your highly-seasoned boudin sausage. The mayonnaise-based dressing will let the spices shine through.
And the dill pickle and onion in this recipe provide a little tang to keep things interesting.
Psst… use Yukon potatoes to give your potato salad a luxurious feel. Delish!
Kick-off your boudin breakfast with some baked beans on the side.
These baked beans are sweet from the molasses, smokey from the bacon, and a little bit fiery from the spicy BBQ sauce.
Their strong flavors make a great match for the boudin. All you need is some buttery cornbread to mop up all the leftover sauce.
Follow Ambitious Kitchen’s recipe to make these irresistibly good slow cooker baked beans.
Cajun remoulade sauce
You can’t have a sausage without a dipping sauce.
And the best dipping sauce for boudin is Cajun remoulade.
A slice of boudin with a dollop of this sauce, well I didn’t think it was even possible to pack that much flavor into one mouthful!
And for those of you wondering what Cajun remoulade is…
It’s a mayo-based sauce jazzed up with Worcestershire sauce and Creole seasoning, boasting a not-so-subtle dose of fieriness.
Is your mouth watering yet?
Bring the taste of New Orleans home through this Cajun remoulade sauce.
If you’re serving the boudin as a finger-food snack, it makes sense to have some other finger foods on offer.
I’ve had boudin served on top of fried grits before, so this is a little twist on that.
These grits fritters are stuffed with bacon, corn, and green onion so they’ll taste great on their own as well as with the boudin.
These grits fritters come with a tasty red pepper jelly.
Apple cranberry salad
Like the sound of a crunchy, fresh salad to go with your tender-textured boudin?
A crispy apple cranberry salad is a great choice (and there’s walnuts for even more crunch).
This salad is colorful, with sweetness from the apple, and some sour notes from the cranberries.
It will bring a whole new dimension to your boudin.
This apple cranberry salad will definitely impress your friends. Just don’t tell them how easy it is!
Ever tried roasted cabbage?
If not, this is a sign that you should.
Cabbage, just like any other roasted vegetable, has a crisp and caramelized texture when roasted.
It’s an easy side dish that’s a surprisingly good match for a soft, punchy boudin sausage.
Ready to cook?
Have these roasted cabbage wedges on your menu tonight.
Grilling your boudin?
Make some room and chuck a few mushrooms on the grill too (or any other vegetables you have to hand!).
Grilling gives the mushrooms a nice charred taste that complements the Cajun spices of the boudin.
And the garlic butter sauce will keep you coming back for more.
For a fun way to serve these tasty morsels, use skewers.
I bet you can’t wait to try this recipe from Eatwell 101.
If we’re talking about pasta, nothing is as iconic as the all-time favorite, spaghetti.
And with a little bit of Cajun spice and some chili, your spaghetti will become a Southern delight.
This Cajun spaghetti is super easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner, and with the boudin mixed through it will deliver a lot of flavor.
Want something more cheesy and comforting? Mac and cheese works well with boudin too.
Want to elevate your boudin into a fancy meal?
Take some inspiration from the Spanish and serve it tapas style with some tomato confit.
Confit, a French term, refers to low and slow roasting tomatoes in olive oil.
This method intensifies the tomato’s flavor, bringing out their wonderful sweetness.
Enjoy this cherry tomato confit at your next dinner party.
The best side dishes for boudin
- Cajun poutine
- Classic potato salad
- Baked beans
- Cajun remoulade sauce
- Grits fritters
- Apple cranberry salad
- Oven-roasted cabbage
- Grilled mushrooms
- Cajun spaghetti
- Tomato confit
What To Serve With Boudin
- 1 portion boudin
- Prepare your boudin according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: saltines, cajun poutine, classic potato salad, baked beans, cajun remoulade sauce, grits fritters, apple cranberry salad, oven-roasted cabbage, grilled mushrooms, cajun spaghetti, and tomato confit,
- Serve immediately and enjoy!