If you’re wondering what to serve with your lobster bisque, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for lobster bisque.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with lobster bisque are sourdough bread, strawberry salad, baked cod, cacio e pepe, rib-eye steak, and corn. Try hot fried oysters and maple candied bacon for unusual but tasty choices. You can also serve roast potatoes, hushpuppies, and cheddar biscuits.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Sourdough bread is one of the go-to accompaniments to lobster bisque.
It’s soft and crusty, with a tanginess that goes well with your bisque’s creamy broth.
Serve a glass of champagne or dry amontillado sherry to complete the meal.
Wondering how to bake your own sourdough bread?
Try it out with this detailed, easy-to-follow recipe from Amy in the Kitchen.
Do you think salads are bland?
Not this strawberry spinach salad!
The sweet strawberries and candied pecans, plus the tangy balsamic vinaigrette, combine to contrast the richness and creaminess of your lobster bisque.
Not a fan of strawberries?
You can easily swap them for other fruits such as blueberries, apples, and pears.
Make this strawberry spinach salad for a light and healthy lunch meal.
Baked cajun cod
You can’t go wrong serving your lobster bisque with a seafood entree like baked cod.
This entree may be simple but is packed with bold cajun flavors.
You only need six ingredients and 20 minutes to prep and cook.
The resulting dish?
Soft and tender cod filets drenched in a lip-smacking cajun butter sauce – absolutely delicious!
One taste of this baked cajun garlic butter cod, and you’ll be hankering for more.
Cacio e pepe
Try this upgraded creamy cacio e pepe.
This is like the traditional recipe, except it also features arugula and lemon.
These ingredients add a peppery, citrusy bite to balance the creaminess of this pasta dish.
Check out Half Baked Harvest for the quick and easy recipe.
A luxurious soup like lobster bisque deserves to be served alongside an equally elegant main dish. Hello, rib-eye steak!
Rib-eye steak has a fantastic buttery, beefy flavor, so less is more with this cut of meat.
A simple garlic and herb butter is all you need to make this steak even more delicious.
Whether you want to grill it or pan fry it, The Food Charlatan’s recipe will guide you every step of the way.
Butter bath corn
Want to have corn on the cob without having to fire up your grill?
Make it in a butter bath instead.
Just toss everything in a large pot over your stove and let it boil until your corn is done.
Curb your cravings with this corn in a salted honey butter bath recipe.
Roast beef sandwich
Feeling like treating yourself to a big hearty lunch?
Pair your lobster bisque with this gorgeous roast beef sandwich.
I love deli-style sandwiches because they’re packed with flavors yet still a piece of cake to put together.
This recipe features additions of greens like baby kale, arugula, and radicchio, which add a fresh bite to your sandwich and soup.
You’ll want to have this deli-style roast beef sandwich for lunch every day.
Goose-fat roast potatoes
These roasted potatoes are the starchy dish you can serve with lobster bisque for a complete and filling meal.
Using goose fat will yield the most perfect roasted potatoes – crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
After you taste these goose-fat roast potatoes, you’re never making them the same way again.
Nashville hot fried oysters
Want to turn your lobster bisque into a seafood bonanza?
Whip up a serving of these fried oysters.
They’re brushed with Nashville hot glaze, giving them a perfectly spicy kick.
If you love spicy food, you can amp up the heat by adding more cayenne.
These Nashville hot fried oysters are so irresistible – you might finish an entire batch yourself!
Maple candied bacon
Maple candied bacon is a fun and tasty way to jazz up your lobster bisque.
Your bacon slices are brushed with maple syrup and topped with brown sugar before being roasted for 30 minutes until they get crispy.
You get that delectable sweet, smoky, and savory flavor combination with such little effort.
Crush and sprinkle these maple candied bacon rashers over your bisque to add an irresistible umami kick.
Looking for a Southern dish to serve with your lobster bisque?
These hushpuppies are top of the list.
They’re traditionally served with seafood dishes, so it’s a guarantee they’ll work superbly with your bisque.
Try dunking these Southern hushpuppies into your bisque’s thick, velvety broth for the perfect bite.
Cheddar bay biscuits
Take inspiration from a beloved restaurant chain and make these cheddar bay biscuits to go with your lobster bisque.
These biscuits are buttery, cheesy, and garlicky – who can say no to such delicious treats?
And the best part?
These cheesy morsels only take 20 minutes to prep and bake.
These quick and easy cheddar old bay biscuits will be enjoyed by everyone.
Baked king crab legs
Can’t get enough seafood?
Satisfy your cravings by pairing your lobster bisque with these baked king crab legs.
This is an easy dish to make – cutting your crab legs is the most challenging part.
After they bake, just brush them with sriracha lemon butter (included in the recipe).
Here’s the full recipe: Baked King Crab Legs.
Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes
Serving lobster bisque during the holidays?
These roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are a superb accompaniment to your bisque.
It’s a dish packed with much-needed vitamins and nutrients to complete your meal.
This dish requires minimal effort, making it ideal for when you have other dishes to prepare.
Make your regular dinner special with these oven-roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.
If you’re craving a hearty salad with your lobster bisque, look no further than this classic cobb salad.
It’s loaded with everything you’d want – fresh veggies, blue cheese, bacon, chicken, eggs, and creamy avocado.
The salad is tied together with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette that adds a delicate sweet and tangy flavor to the dish.
This cobb salad is a guaranteed show-stopper.
The best side dishes for lobster bisque
- Sourdough bread
- Strawberry salad
- Baked cajun cod
- Cacio e pepe
- Rib-eye steak
- Butter bath corn
- Roast beef sandwich
- Goose-fat roast potatoes
- Nashville hot fried oysters
- Maple candied bacon
- Southern hushpuppies
- Cheddar bay biscuits
- Baked king crab legs
- Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes
- Cobb salad
What To Serve With Lobster Bisque
- 1 portion lobster bisque
- Prepare your lobster bisque according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: sourdough bread, strawberry salad, baked cajun cod, cacio e pepe, rib-eye steak, butter bath corn, roast beef sandwich, goose-fat roast potatoes, Nashville hot fried oysters, maple candied bacon, southern hushpuppies, cheddar bay biscuits, baked king crab legs, roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, and a cobb salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!