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What To Serve With Croissants – 45 BEST Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for croissants.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with croissants are orange marmalade, clotted cream and berries, homemade Nutella, and fresh fruit salad. Try crab salad, instant pot pulled pork, BLT guacamole, or cheesy scrambled eggs for savory options. You can also enjoy croissants alongside a cafe noisette. 

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Crab salad

The combination of mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Old Bay seasoning gives this crab salad a hint of tang and spice.

And it tastes amazing stuffed in a warm, flaky croissant. 

Psst… this recipe uses imitation crab, but you can also use fresh crab meat if you want.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a no-cook dish that’s way better than the store bought stuff.

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BLT guacamole

If you love guacamole, this chunky version is a must-try.

True to its name, the mashed avocado is studded with bacon bits, cherry tomatoes, and chopped lettuce.

Enjoy this guac inside your buttery croissant for a fun and tasty Mexican-inspired brunch. 

Why we love this recipe: bacon makes everything better. 

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Fresh fruit salad

A simple fruit salad with a croissant and a cold glass of orange juice (or a hot cup of tea) is a great way to start your day.

And to make sure things don’t get too sweet, this recipe uses a citrus glaze to brighten up the fruits.

This version is full of summer fruits, but it will work just as well with winter fruits.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a treat for your eyes and taste buds.

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Homemade Nutella 

You might think that making this famous hazelnut spread from scratch is a complicated process, but it couldn’t be any easier.

There’s no cooking involved, just a lot of blending!

You will need a high power blender or food processor though. Blending nuts into a paste requires some horse power.

Why we love this recipe: it’s great for gifting.

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Italian compound butter

Croissants are already loaded with butter, but it’s undeniable that they taste even better with an extra smear upon serving. 

I especially like this compound butter, which features a combination of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil. 

One bite will make you feel like you’re in an Italian bed and breakfast!

Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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Instant pot pulled pork

Who says you need a smoker and a 12-hours to make delicious, juicy pulled pork?

With the help of the Instant Pot, you can make this dish in just two hours and with minimal effort. 

Pro-tip: use pork tenderloin to make this healthier. 

Why we love this recipe: you’ll have lots of leftovers you can repurpose for other dishes.

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Cheesy scrambled eggs 

If you like soft textured scrambled eggs, this version is a must-try.

The cheesy egg mixture is cooked in butter to create moist, gooey folds that are simply irresistible. 

And croissants are the perfect vessel for scooping up those eggs!

Why we love this recipe: they’re restaurant-quality.

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Cafe noisette

Cafe noisette is simply an espresso with a dash of hot milk.

Its name literally translates to hazelnut coffee, not because it has hazelnuts, but because of the light brown color it takes on after adding the milk. 

This isn’t technically a side dish, but its intense bitter flavor with a hint of creaminess is an excellent contrast to some buttery croissants. 

Why we love this recipe: it’ll have you awake and focused for the whole day.

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Clotted cream and fresh berries

Take inspiration from British cuisine and serve your croissants with clotted cream and fresh berries. 

You can easily get clotted cream in the grocery store, but if you’re up for challenge why not make your own?

All you need is some heavy cream, an oven, and time (around 16 hours).

Why we love this recipe: it’ll last four days in the fridge.

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Coronation chicken

Another British classic is coronation chicken.

The traditional recipe features cooked chicken dressed in a sweet-tangy curry sauce that’s loaded with raisins and nuts.

But this version strays slightly from the original by using dried apricots and adding arugula, onions, and cilantro. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s fun and unique.

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Orange marmalade

Give your flaky croissants a delectable sweet boost with a smear of this homemade orange marmalade. 

You’ll need to plan ahead for this because the orange and lemon slices have to be soaked overnight to bring out their natural pectin.

If you skip this step, you’ll have very runny marmalade!

Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.96 rating from 588 votes.

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Chicken, mushroom, and bacon pate

I’m not normally a fan of pate, but this recipe is a game changer. 

With bacon’s smoky, savory notes and the mushrooms’ umami flavors, you’ll completely forget about your pate-related-hang ups.

Plus, the bacon fat gives this pate a luxurious texture without the need for butter.

Psst… chicken liver is an excellent source of Vitamin A!

Why we love this recipe: it’s gourmet but won’t break the bank.

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Stewed cinnamon apples

Here’s a three-ingredient side dish that will turn your croissants 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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Ham and cheese

One summer I became obsessed with ham and cheese croissants. 

I would have one everyday – they’re just so good!

You can use any cheese (as long as it gets gooey when it melts), and your favorite ham. And don’t skip the egg wash, it gets the tops extra crispy.

Why we love this recipe: most of the ingredients required are basic pantry staples.

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Honey butter chicken tenders

Go for full on indulgence and make a fried chicken croissant sandwich.

This recipe has Korean influences and the key ingredient is soda water. The bubbles give the batter a light and airy texture.

And always opt for good quality butter.

Why we love this recipe: it’s luxurious, but budget friendly.

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The best side dishes to serve with croissants

  • Crab salad
  • BLT guacamole
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Homemade Nutella
  • Italian compound butter
  • Instant pot pulled pork
  • Cheesy scrambled eggs
  • Cafe noisette
  • Clotted cream and fresh berries
  • Coronation chicken
  • Orange marmalade
  • Chicken, mushroom, and bacon pate
  • Stewed cinnamon apples
  • Ham and cheese
  • Honey butter chicken tenders

What To Serve With Croissants

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your croissants.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, French
Keyword: croissants side dishes, what to serve with croissants
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 406kcal


  • 1 portion croissants


  • Prepare your croissants according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: crab salad, BLT guacamole, fresh fruit salad, homemade nutella, Italian compound butter, instant pot pulled pork, cheesy scrambled eggs, cafe noisette, clotted cream and fresh berries, coronation chicken, orange marmalade, chicken, mushroom, and bacon pate, stewed cinnamon apples, ham and cheese, and honey butter chicken tenders.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 406kcal

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