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What To Serve With Eggs Benedict – 15 Delicious Sides

This article was updated on the 29th of August 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your eggs benedict, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for Eggs Benedict.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with eggs benedict are breakfast potatoes, roasted asparagus, frisée salad, and crab cakes. Try apple spinach salad, sauteed spinach, fried green tomatoes, and ratatouille for healthier options. You can also try smoked salmon roll-ups, twisted bacon, and stuffed tomatoes.

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.

Hearty Sides

Eggs Benedict is filling on its own, but if you’re treating yourself, pairing it with something hearty is the way to go. Be warned though — you’ll be headed straight to the couch for a nap after this meal.

Skillet Breakfast Potatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (250 ratings) | 20 mins

These breakfast potatoes are an easy addition to make your eggs benedict breakfast more special. They’re lightly crisp and fluffy, perfect for soaking up that delicious hollandaise. 

Another thing I love about these breakfast potatoes is they’re steamed in the microwave, which speeds up the cooking process and allows you to get them on the table in only 20 minutes.

Pro- tip: You can prep your potatoes the night before to make your morning meal prep even easier.

What readers are saying…

“Wow, this was DELICIOUS!! Will definitely be making quite often thank you so much for sharing the recipe my husband loved it too!!”

“Hey—made these potatoes today, and loved them. Thanks for the steaming advice!! Delicious.”

“This was great! The recipe was simple and even quick to make the morning you want it!”

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Fried Green Tomatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (13 ratings) | 17 mins

Whether you eat them on the side or replace your English muffins with these fried green tomatoes, you’re in for a tasty time. 

They’re coated with a panko and cornmeal mixture, ensuring each bite is extra crisp, while keeping the insides juicy. And their mellow tangy flavor makes them an ideal base to contrast the richness of your poached eggs.

Another plus for these fried green tomatoes is that they’re made in the air fryer, which means you don’t need much oil to get them to crisp up. Hearty, but healthy!

What readers are saying…

“These look so delicious!”

“Yum!! This recipe looks delicious!! I love that it’s gluten-free too!”

“This recipe is delicious and so easy! Definitely a winner in my house.”

🇬🇷 Greek Tomato Fritters
🥗 Fresh Tomato Salad

Garlic Mushrooms Skillet

4.7 ⭐️ (23 ratings) | 25 mins

Eggs Benedict has everything you need in a meal – except for the veg. Good thing it’s an easy fix with this garlic mushrooms and cauliflower skillet.

The mushrooms and cauliflower florets are sauteed with butter and then cooked with vegetable broth, creating a savory, umami-loaded sauce that coats the veggies. And when I want extra oomph, I also add a splash of sherry to the broth for a subtly nutty twist.

What readers are saying…

“Excellent side dish. This is a definite save! I added a few more garlic cloves and some old bay. Delicious!”

I made this as my main meal, I could no doubt eat this once or twice a week!

“This was fantastic and so easy to make that I’ll be making it again soon!”

😇 Skillet Zucchini and Mushrooms
🥦 Roasted Broccoli and Mushrooms

Classic Ratatouille

5.0 ⭐️ (55 ratings) | 1 hr 30 mins

Take your Eggs Benedict to the next level by serving it with a generous helping of classic ratatouille.

This vegetable stew has a deep flavor that doesn’t get too overwhelming, all thanks to the tomatoes’ natural acidity.

The only downside with this recipe is it takes a bit of time since recipe creator Nagi recommends sauteing the veggies separately instead of throwing everything in a pot. This allows the veg to get perfectly caramelized, giving them a better flavor.

What readers are saying…

“Diced everything about the same size, used passata..skipped the basil, used dried thyme. this was amazing!!! So delicious and a great texture.”

“I made your ratatouille dish last night and it was a huge hit! I was especially happy when my daughter’s boyfriend, who’s half French, said it was the best ratatouille he’d ever had…”

“One of my favorite of your recipes. The flavors meld and get better the longer it lasts. There is only two of us, so we eat it for days.”

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4.7 ⭐️ (99 ratings) | 5 hrs

Make your Eggs Benedict even fancier by swapping your English muffins for croissants. Light, flaky, and buttery – what’s not to love about them?

You can easily get croissants from your nearest bakery, but if you want to really flex your culinary skills, try to bake them at home. Making them seems daunting, but this recipe from Baking A Moment is beginner-friendly and has loads of tips and tricks to help you.

It’s my go-to recipe and my croissants always come out oh-so-pretty!

Psst… want some more unique ideas for how to serve croissants?

What readers are saying…

“These are literally amazing. Since I found this recipe maybe a month or two ago, I have been making them every other day or every few days.”

“Amazing easy-to-follow recipe … the family thought they were bought from the local bakery!”

“First time making croissants and a beginner baker and found this recipe along with the video very easy to follow.”

😇 Keto Croissants
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Fresh and Light Sides

The combination of the poached eggs’ yolk, and hollandaise sauce can get pretty heavy, so fresh, light sides are a must-have if you want a balanced bite.

Frisee Salad

4.8 ⭐️ (4 ratings) | 1 hour 10 mins

Instead of making this fresh frisée salad with a plain poached egg, why not break traditions and serve it alongside Eggs Benedict?

It’s an excellent way to add a fresh touch because it combines bitter, tangy, and savory flavors that help cut through the richness of the hollandaise sauce and poached eggs.

I also like adding a handful of walnuts or sunflower seeds to the salad for an extra crunch to contrast with the soft eggs and English muffins.

What readers are saying…

“Turned out amazing! Kids and adults loved them! Thank you!”

“Didn’t make the poached egg but used a sunny side-up fried egg instead. I thought that everything together tasted really spectacular. Nice recipe.”

🥬 Microgreens Salad
🍐 Rocket and Pear Salad

Roasted Asparagus

5.0 ⭐️ (6 ratings) | 15 mins

Roasted asparagus is the ideal accompaniment for a dish as rich as Eggs Benedict. 

They’re simply delicious and won’t overpower the main attraction. Instead, these roasted asparagus spears are lightly flavored with lemon and garlic, which pair well with the poached eggs and creamy hollandaise. I also like topping them with grated parm to add a bit of nuttiness.

Most importantly, these roasted asparagus spears are a no-fuss dish, allowing you to focus all your energy into achieving perfectly poached eggs.

What readers are saying…

“Such a perfect side dish for spring and summer.”

“This asparagus is calling my name! I have to try it! Love the lemon zestiness!”

“Very yummy and makes a great addition to any meal.”

🔥 Grilled Asparagus
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Apple Spinach Salad

4.9 ⭐️ (79 ratings) | 15 mins

Searching for the best brunch salad to go with your Eggs Benedict? Look no further than this spinach salad.

The addition of apples and dried cranberries isn’t just for texture and aesthetics. They also bring a distinct fruity sweetness that melds with the tangy vinaigrette, helping cleanse your palate of your eggs’ rich, savory goodness.

Psst… not a fan of spinach? Swap it for your favorite leafy greens, like lettuce or arugula.

What readers are saying…

“So good and EASY – the colorful presentation wows guests.”

“This salad is amazing. So very delicious, I couldn’t get enough of it.”

“Made this salad this evening. Loved it. Even husband who doesn’t care for salads liked it. And my toddler even ate some of the spinach.”

🍂 Honeycrisp Apple Salad
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Prosciutto and Melon

4.9 ⭐️ (12 ratings) | 35 mins

Serving Eggs Benedict at your brunch party? Make these prosciutto-wrapped melon slices to go with them.

They boast an addictive sweet and salty flavor combination that will have your guests hooked. These wrapped melon slices are already tasty on their own, but recipe creator Jessica Gavin further jazzes them up with a balsamic vinegar reduction.

It’s a simple addition that brings a light acidity that rounds out the flavor of these vibrant treats.

What the chef says…

“Cantaloupe is the classic choice for this dish because the sweet orange flesh is super juicy. To add a colorful contrast, you can also use green honeydew. Both are from the same species Cucumis melo and have similar firm textures. Their sturdy structure is ideal for wrapping with thinly sliced cured meat. .”

Sauteed Spinach

4.9 ⭐️ (54 ratings) | 9 mins

For the days when you want to keep it simple, make this sauteed spinach. It’s a low-carb dish to balance out the decadence of your Eggs Benedict. 

Crunchy Creamy Sweet uses a combination of garlic, caramelized onions, butter, and a splash of soy sauce to infuse the leafy greens with a delicious flavor that isn’t overpowering.

Think it’s too boring? You can also add bacon bits for crunch and an extra pop of flavor.

What readers are saying…

“I’ve made this twice now and instead of soy sauce, I used ponzu sauce. Tasted excellent! My husband and I both love it. It’s definitely a keeper.”

“Quick and yummy! Will be my go-to prep for spinach from now on!”

“Does it get any better? Quick prep, truly great flavor, AND healthy… This will become a staple in our house. Tasty enough for company, but quick enough for a weeknight dinner.”

🍳 Savory Spinach Crepes
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Unique Twists

Eggs Benedict is a classic dish, but it can get boring sometimes. So why not think outside of the box and whip up these unique twists to jazz up your brunch?

Stuffed Tomatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (5 ratings) | 35 mins

Impress your significant other with a breakfast fit for royalty – a plate of decadent Eggs Benedict and a side of vibrant and juicy stuffed tomatoes. 

These tomatoes add a bright splash of red to your plate, making it Insta-worthy. They’re also incredibly tasty, with a classic combination of creamy mozzarella, sweet-acidic tomatoes, and fresh basil.

A commenter said these stuffed tomatoes reminded them of Caprese salad, but I personally think they’re like a crustless Margherita Pizza. Yum!

Pro-tip: Use medium-sized tomatoes for best results.

What readers are saying…

“These are absolutely delicious. It’s like a roasted caprese salad.”

“It was sooooo delicious!! My husband said not to wait longer to have this again! This is a 10-star rating!”

“Quite easy to make and absolutely delish! I’m going to try some of the variations next.”

🌿 Garlic Herb Roasted Tomatoes
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Marinated Tomatoes

Crab Cakes

5.0 ⭐️ (8 ratings) | 15 mins

Turn your eggs benedict into the ultimate keto-friendly breakfast by swapping your English muffins for these keto-friendly crab cakes instead. 

These cakes are packed with lump crab meat, which will satisfy any growling stomach without making you feel like you have to take a nap after eating. 

Recipe creator Jennifer serves these crab cakes with a classic remoulade, but the hollandaise from your Eggs Benedict also works great with them.

What readers are saying…

“These are the best crabcakes we have ever made! Very moist and flaky, and the flavor is delicious.”

“I was amazed at how this turned out. Never made crab cakes before so I was a bit skeptical. The recipe and instructions were good…”

“Great keto recipe — the crab cakes came out PERFECT! Would not change anything…”

Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll-ups

5.0 ⭐️ (3 ratings) | 30 mins

Is it your turn to host brunch next? Delight your friends with an impressive brunch spread including eggs benedict and these smoked salmon sushi rolls.

The roll-ups are filled with cream cheese and avocado for creaminess, and cucumber sticks for a cooling, crunchy contrast. Caitlin from Kalefornia Kravings also uses Everything but the Bagel seasoning as a coating for the roll-ups, but I’ve gotten away with using a mixture of black and white sesame seeds too!

These smoked salmon roll-ups are a guaranteed hit for brunch parties, so you better prepare a double batch.

What readers are saying…

“This is fantastic and so quick and easy to make. We may have overstuffed the roll and it got it a little messy, so we just put it on top of a toasted pumpernickel bagel – it was delicious!”

“Love it. I am a smoked salmon nut.. and a sushi lover.”

🥒 Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roll-ups
🌱 Cucumber Rolls

Sweet and Spicy Twisted Bacon

5.0 ⭐️ (3 ratings) | 45 mins

Bacon makes everything better, so why not liven up your brunch spread with a platter of twisted bacon? 

These tasty treats are super easy to make — you simply have to dip the bacon slices in your choice of seasoning, wrap them individually around skewers, and then they’re ready to bake. The hardest part? Waiting for them to finish, especially because these bacon twists will fill your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma as they bake.

Serve these sweet and spicy twisted bacon sticks with your eggs benedict for the ultimate brunch feast.

What readers are saying…

“OMG . . .OMG . . .this are amaaazing!! We all loved them.”

“These are fabulous – and addictive! I served them at a family brunch and everyone wanted the recipe.”

“WOW, is all I can say. I’ve made this bacon 2x now – once for a cocktail party and then for a brunch. The hit of both! Used reg bacon and they were done in 30 minutes.”

🌿 Herb Candied Bacon
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Avocado Fries

4.8 ⭐️ (8 ratings) | 25 mins

You can’t have brunch without avocado, and a fun way to include some in your brunch spread is with these avocado fries. 

Crispy on the outside and velvety inside– everyone’s bound to fall in love with these avo fries. They’re even made more special with the addition of Everything Bagel seasoning with the breadcrumb coating, giving the creamy avocado a nutty, salty kick.

This recipe includes two methods for cooking the avo fries, and I highly recommend the air fryer method if you have one. The cooking time is quicker and I find that the air-fried avo fries are slightly crispier than the baked ones.

What readers are saying…

“The easiest to follow recipe, and spot on with the crunch factor. My favorite is the bagel seasoning which gives it the most mouth-watering flavors.”

“These were amazing!!! A perfect healthy alternative to regular fries.”

🥓 Bacon-wrapped Avocado
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What To Serve With Eggs Benedict – 15 Best Side Dishes

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your eggs benedict.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: eggs benedict side dishes, what to serve with eggs benedict
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 276kcal


  • 1 portion skillet breakfast potatoes
  • 1 portion roasted asparagus
  • 1 portion classic ratatouille
  • 1 portion sweet and spicy twisted bacon
  • 1 portion apple spinach salad
  • 1 portion stuffed tomatoes … and more


  • Prepare your eggs benedict according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: skillet breakfast potatoes, frisee salad, roasted asparagus, stuffed tomatoes, apple spinach salad, prosciutto and melon, crab cakes, sauteed spinach, fried green tomatoes, garlic mushrooms and cauliflower skillet, smoked salmon sushi roll-ups, sweet and spicy twisted bacon, classic ratatouille, croissants, and avocado fries.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 276kcal

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