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What To Serve With Breadsticks – 11 Best Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for breadsticks.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with breadsticks are sausage pasta, lobster bisque, BLT salad, and clam chowder. You can also serve them alongside beef bourguignon, creamy pork chops, and baked beans. For fun, tasty dishes, try baked feta, broccoli gratin, and chicken salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Sausage pasta

It might not be traditional in Italy, but it can’t be denied that pasta and breadsticks are a winning combination. 

After all, nothing beats the satisfaction double carbs gives you! 

This pasta dish features classic tomato sauce made more wholesome with chopped Italian sausages.

It’s quick and easy to make, with ingredients you already have in your pantry. 

Serve this sausage pasta with some cheesy breadsticks for a hearty dinner, even during busy weeknights.

BLT corn salad

Have cravings for breadsticks, but want to keep your meal light?

Whip up this ‘BLT’ salad to go with your breadsticks.

This salad is far from boring – it’s loaded with fresh arugula, corn, cherry tomatoes, basil, and crunchy bacon bits.

Prep this BLT corn salad ahead of time so you can quickly assemble and enjoy it for a light but filling lunch.

Lobster bisque

Picture this: a piping hot bowl of lobster bisque with crispy, garlicky breadsticks on the side – it’s the ultimate comfort meal.

You might be thinking this bisque is one of those dishes reserved for when you visit a fancy restaurant.

But it’s incredibly easy to make at home.

Everything comes together in about an hour, plus you get to load it up with as many garlic butter lobster chunks as you can handle.


Cafe Delites has an excellent recipe for this luxurious bisque.

Mediterranean baked feta

Make a show-stopper appetizer with breadsticks and baked feta. 

Aside from the cheese, this dish is also loaded with juicy cherry tomatoes and two kinds of olives.

But the best part about this dish is that you need to spend virtually zero time preparing it. 

Just throw your ingredients in a baking dish and let the oven work its magic.

25 minutes later, your kitchen smells fantastic, and you get this delectable Mediterranean baked feta ready to impress your guests.

Clam chowder

Craving for something warm and comforting to go with your breadsticks?

This clam chowder might be just what you need. 

I like to make my chowder with a thick broth so I can let the breadsticks soak in all that creamy clam goodness.

But, you can easily thin the broth out to your liking. 

This clam chowder is satisfying and comforting, exactly what you need on a cold winter’s day.

Beef bourguignon


Turn your breadsticks into a complete meal by serving them alongside this luscious beef bourguignon.

This dish offers you melt-in-your-mouth beef chunks, tender root veggies and mushrooms, and a rich, flavorful stew.

What more could you ask for?

With a slow cooker, you can start your prep in the morning, leave it to cook through the whole day, and have a fresh, tender beef bourguignon ready just in time for dinner.

Creamy mushroom pork tenderloin

Looking for an indulgent protein-filled dish to serve with your breadsticks?

Why not give this pork tenderloin dish a try?

The tender pieces of pork plus the creamy garlic mushroom sauce make for an irresistible dish. 

Imagine using your breadsticks to mop up the remaining mushroom sauce? Delicious. 

You only need 30 minutes to get this creamy mushroom pork tenderloin from the kitchen to your dining table. 

Baked beans


Make Meatless Mondays interesting with a meal of breadsticks and vegetarian baked beans. 

these baked beans are packed with smoky barbecue sauce, smoked paprika, and fire-roasted tomatoes to give you a smoky, savory flavor.

These smoky BBQ vegetarian baked beans are so flavorful you’ll forget they’re meat-free. 

Ratatouille with poached eggs

Take your classic ratatouille up a notch by cracking some eggs on top for a one-pot meal that pairs superbly with breadsticks. 

This dish is a straightforward recipe – just prep your vegetables, toss everything in your skillet and cook. 

Still, who knew a stew of tomatoes, squash, eggplants, bell peppers, and eggs would taste so good?

Try dipping your breadsticks in the yolks of the eggs and the ratatouille’s sauce – absolutely divine.

Check out Wild Thistle Kitchen’s easy-to-follow ratatouille recipe. 

Dill pickle chicken salad

Jazz up your breadsticks and make them main-dish worthy with a heaping serving of this chicken salad

It features shredded chicken pieces drenched in a lip-smacking tangy mayo and sour cream dressing.

If you’re serving fluffy breadsticks (instead of your traditional crunchy ones), tear one open and stuff some of this dill pickle chicken salad inside.


Kale and cauliflower au gratin

Make this veggie casserole dish to go with your breadsticks for a tasty and filling meal.

This gratin is an excellent alternative to your usual potato-based version – less calorific but equally delicious.

This kale and cauliflower au gratin will be your new favorite casserole to bring for potlucks and dinner parties.

The best side dishes for breadsticks

  • Sausage pasta
  • BLT corn salad
  • Lobster bisque
  • Mediterranean baked feta
  • Clam chowder
  • Beef bourguignon
  • Creamy mushroom pork tenderloin
  • Baked beans
  • Ratatouille with poached eggs
  • Dill pickle chicken salad
  • Kale and cauliflower au gratin

What To Serve With Breadsticks

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your breadsticks.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: breadsticks side dishes, what to serve with breadsticks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 412kcal


  • 1 portion breadsticks


  • Prepare your breadsticks according to your favorite recipe. Or just use store-bought (I'm not judging).
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: sausage pasta, BLT corn salad, lobster bisque, Mediterranean baked feta, clam chowder, beef bourguignon, creamy mushroom pork tenderloin, baked beans, ratatouille with poached eggs, dill pickle chicken salad, and kale and cauliflower au gratin.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 412kcal

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