If you’re wondering what to serve with your corn dogs, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for corn dogs.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with corn dogs are instant pot baked beans, Southern baked mac and cheese, kimchi slaw, and funnel cakes. You can also go with mini-blooming onions, pickled jalapenos, potato croquettes, chocolate chili, or zucchini carrot tots. For a no-cook option, go with veggie cups.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Corn dogs are great on their own, but they’re even better when served with these tasty treats!
Fry up funnel cakes for the ultimate state fair snack or oven-baked French fries if you’re looking for something easier.
Zucchini carrot tots
Another fun to serve with your corn dogs are these zucchini carrot tots.
The trick to making these veggie tots hold their shape is to remove as much moisture from the veg as possible.
You can use your hands or a towel, but this recipe recommends using a cheesecloth for the best results.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a great way to sneak more veggies into your meals.
Celebrating your cheat day with corn dogs? Go all out and enjoy them alongside these potato croquettes.
Imagine a mixture of mashed potato, bacon, and cheese all coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. The result is a crispy, golden morsel that’s rich and soft inside. Yum!
Psst… you can also bake these croquettes – they only need 15 minutes in the oven.
Why we love this recipe: they’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Mini blooming onions
Full-sized blooming onions look amazing, but these mini ones are far superior.
The mini onions yield crispier results and don’t leave any wilted leftovers.
They require a bit more work because you’ll be slicing more onions, but it’s definitely worth the effort.
Serve these crispy bites with mini corn dogs for an excellent game-day snack.
Why we love this recipe: it’s super detailed and even has illustrations to guide you.
Enjoy the state fair experience at home with corn dogs and funnel cakes!
And luckily you don’t need a funnel to make those iconic swirls – a measuring cup with a spout or an empty squeeze bottle will do the trick.
Your kids will love it.
Why we love this recipe: it looks and tastes like the real deal.
Baked sweet potato fries
Ever wondered why your homemade sweet potato fries don’t turn out as crisp as in a restaurant?
You might be skipping an important step – dusting them with cornstarch.
Cornstarch absorbs all the moisture from your sweet potatoes, helping them crisp up as they bake.
Complete your corn dog meal with crispy fries and ketchup.
Why we love this recipe: they’re restaurant quality.
In need of a pick-me-up meal? Pair your corn dogs with warm, nostalgia-inducing dishes!
Chili is a fabulous option because it doubles as a tasty dip, but I usually go with a classic, creamy mac and cheese.
Instant pot baked beans
I’ve recently made the switch over from canned beans to dry beans because they’re way more cost effective.
The only downside is that you normally have to pre-soak dried beans, but you can skip this step with an Instant pot.
You’ll get delicious, tender beans in a luscious broth in a fraction of the time!
Why we love this recipe: it requires little hands-on cooking.
Double chocolate chili
If you’re never had chocolate in a chili, you’re missing out.
Trust me, it’s incredible!
The recipe uses cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate to give the chili a deep, mildly sweet flavor, offsetting the heat from the chili powder.
Save a piece of your corn dog to mop up all the chili’s divine broth.
Why we love this recipe: it’s pure comfort in a bowl.
Southern baked mac and cheese
If you’re yet to try this soul food classic, you’re missing out big time!
Instead of bechamel, the macaroni is baked with a custard mixture and three different kinds of cheese, making it extra creamy but firm.
Warning: pairing this indulgent pasta with corn dogs may leave you needing a lie down afterward. Indulge responsibly!
Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.73 rating from 226 votes.
Corn dogs aren’t exactly the healthiest treats so you can never go wrong with serving them alongside a veggie dish.
Veggie cups are a fun and easy idea for parties, but why not go with a creamy coleslaw for a crisp, tangy bite?
Serving corn dogs for a party? Give your party platter a refreshing boost with these veggie cups.
The best part? There’s no cooking involved!
Just chop your veg into handy pieces, and you’re ready to assemble.
You can use anything you want for the dipping sauce, but ranch and hummus are my top picks.
Why we love this recipe: they’re super easy to customize.
Corn dogs aren’t the healthiest dish, so it makes sense to pair them with something nutritious like this tasty three-bean salad.
It’s packed with dietary fiber, protein, iron, and many other healthy nutrients.
Plus, the simple vinaigrette gives you a tart bite that will cut right through the rich corn dog.
Psst… whatever beans you have in the cupboard will work.
Why we love this recipe: it won’t get all soggy after an hour like other salads.
Homemade pickled jalapenos
Homemade pickled jalapenos are one of my go-to sides to garnish any dish.
They’re perfect for adding a subtle fiery kick and are strangely addicting.
You can dig into these peppers soon after submerging them in the vinegar bath, but the flavor gets better if you let them rest overnight.
Why we love this recipe: it’s effortless and they’ll last for ages.
Getting tired of your go-to creamy coleslaw recipe?
Why not try this Korean-inspired version? This slaw is mayo-free, meaning it’s lighter and then the standard recipes.
Plus, you can easily adjust the amount of kimchi to suit your taste.
Turn your corn dogs into a satisfying light lunch with a helping of this zippy slaw on the side.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a tasty Korean-American fusion.
Simple green salad
You can’t go wrong with a simple green side salad.
The mixed greens add a fresh bite to your corn dogs, but what really makes this salad stand out is the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar dressing.
It boasts a sweet-but-tart flavor profile that will have everyone asking for the recipe.
Why we love this recipe: you can throw it together in 5 minutes.
The best side dishes to serve with corn dogs
- Zucchini carrot tots
- Potato croquettes
- Mini blooming onions
- Funnel cakes
- Baked sweet potato fries
- Instant pot baked beans
- Double chocolate chili
- Southern baked mac and cheese
- Veggie cups
- Three-bean salad
- Homemade pickled jalapenos
- Kimchi slaw
- Simple green salad
What To Serve With Corn Dogs
- 1 portion funnel cakes
- 1 portion double chocolate chili
- 1 portion kimchi slaw
- 1 portion baked sweet potato fries
- 1 portion southern baked mac and cheese
- 1 portion veggie cups … and more
- Prepare your corn dogs according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: zucchini carrot tots, potato croquettes, mini blooming onions, funnel cakes, baked sweet potato fries, instant pot baked beans, double chocolate chili, southern baked mac and cheese, veggie cups, three-bean salad, homemade pickled jalapenos, kimchi slaw, and simple green salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!