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What To Serve With Crepes – 33 BEST Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 33 of the most popular side dishes for crepes.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best sweet things to serve with crepes are vanilla ice cream, mascarpone with berries, cinnamon apples, and lemon curd. For savory options, try sauteed mushroom and kale, caramelized onions, creamy shrimp, or eggs and millionaire bacon.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Vanilla ice cream


This creamy, rich, and icy dessert is essential during hot summer days.

And this just so happens to be vegan! It uses a base of coconut cream, and it’s flavored with vanilla beans – yum yum yum!

Trust me, a scoop of this along with some freshly made crepes is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Why we love this recipe: you can use it as a base for different flavor adds ins.

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Stewed cinnamon apples

Here’s a three-ingredient side dish that will turn your crepes into a delicious dessert.

All you need are some diced apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Plus 15 minutes spare time.

Oh and don’t forget to top it off with some vanilla custard to complete your sweet treat!

Why we love this recipe: it’s a super easy dish anyone can make.

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Strawberry jam

Sauteed kale and mushroom

Enough with the sweet crepe fillings, let’s try a savory one.

Sauteed kale and mushrooms are super tasty, low in calories, and packed with good-for-you nutrients.

It’s great with some eggs for breakfast, or you can add some chicken to make it into a dinner.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a quick veggie side that’s easy to prepare.

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Lemon curd

Oh la la lemon curd!

The perfect tart treat to dress up your crepes.

Not only do you get a smooth and creamy curd, it will also brighten up your whole dish.

And once you’ve made a jar, it’ll last for around a month.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a lovely summer spread.

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Apple curd
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Salted caramel

Parmesan arugula salad

If you want to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong with a good side salad.

The peppery notes of this arugula salad are great for balancing out a richly-filled crepe.

Psst.. to add more color to this salad, mix in some cherry tomatoes or creamy avocado slices.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a fantastic last-minute salad.

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Creamy garlic shrimp

If you’re a seafood lover, then a creamy shrimp filling is a solid option.

These shrimp are cooked in a buttery, garlicky sauce which infuses them with flavor from the get-go.

For best results use fresh shrimp, but if frozen shrimp are all you can get your hands on that’s okay!

Why we love this recipe: it’s sure to impress any dinner guests.

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Caramelized onions

Caramelized onions are another super easy side you can whip up on busy weekdays.

The slow cooking process brings out the rich sweetness of the onions, and gives them a melt-in-your mouth texture.

And you only need a few simple ingredients.

Why we love this recipe: it includes a time lapse video you can follow along with.

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Mascarpone with balsamic strawberries

Turn your crepes into a sweet brunch meal with some mascarpone with berries! 

Sweet, elegant, and scrumptious.

And don’t feel limited to just strawberries, I like adding other berries like blueberries and raspberries too.

Why we love this recipe: it’s the perfect fancy breakfast dish.

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Caprese salad

Combine French and Italian cuisine by pairing your crepes with a caprese salad.

Or why not incorporate the elements of the salad into your crepe?

Either way the combination of fresh tomatoes and mozzarella is one that’s hard to beat.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a terrific salad for sharing.

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Cucumber salad
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Eggs and millionaire bacon

Swap your usual weekend morning toast for crepes and make some Millionaire’s bacon to go with them.

Never heard of millionaire’s bacon?

It’s thick cut bacon that’s been covered in sugar and spices and then cooked long and slow until it takes on a jerky-like texture.

Why we love this recipe: it’s SO satisfying.

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Creamy chicken salad

This chicken salad is great in croissants and wraps, so why not crepes?

It has a festive feel to it with ingredients like cranberries, grapes, and pecans that mix with the chicken and the creamy dressing to make an irresistible sweet-savory combo.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a versatile party salad and great for feeding a crowd.

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The best side dishes to serve with crepes

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Stewed cinnamon apples
  • Sauteed kale and mushroom
  • Lemon curd
  • Parmesan arugula salad
  • Creamy garlic shrimp
  • Caramelized onions
  • Mascarpone with balsamic strawberries
  • Caprese salad
  • Eggs and millionaire bacon
  • Creamy chicken salad

What To Serve With Crepes

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your crepes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crepe side dishes, what to serve with crepes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 224kcal


  • 1 portion crepes


  • Prepare your crepes according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: vanilla ice cream, stewed cinnamon apples, sauteed kale and mushroom, lemon curd, parmesan arugula salad, creamy garlic shrimp, caramelized onions, mascarpone with balsamic strawberries, caprese salad, eggs and millionaire bacon, and creamy chicken salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 224kcal

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