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What To Serve With Popovers – 15 Delicious Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for popovers.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best things to serve with popovers are classic pot roast, creamy pumpkin soup, or spare ribs. For breakfast options, serve cranberry honey butter, bacon jam, or cloud eggs with bacon. For dessert, serve popovers with stewed apples and vanilla ice cream.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Scrambled egg

Keep things simple and swap the toast in your scrambled eggs breakfast out for a popover. 

Popovers are more curved, so better for scooping and they have an airy texture that matches with the scrambled eggs.

For the best, creamiest scrambled eggs recipe, head on over to the NY times

Cranberry honey butter

Need a good breakfast pastry to munch on in the morning?

Whip up some fluffy popovers and you’re set to have a great day.

They’ll taste amazing with just some butter, but adding a unique condiment like cranberry honey butter will make them irresistible!

This cranberry honey butter spread comes together in just 5 minutes and it will last 10 days! If you’re not a fan of cranberry, why not try cinnamon honey butter instead?

Bacon jam

Nothing can ever replace a classic like bacon for breakfast.

But what if you’re in a rush and have no time to whip up some crunchy bacon?

Well, you’re in luck because bacon jams exist.

This versatile condiment will put a smile on anyone’s face.

Spread bacon jam on your popovers and you’re all set to conquer the world.

Psst… for a sweeter option, raspberry jam is a life-changer (with some tea of course).

Cloud eggs with bacon

Have you ever heard of cloud eggs?

If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat!

They look amazing, and they’re so light and fluffy it really does feel like you’re eating a cloud. The soft yolk in the middle makes the perfect dipping sauce for your popovers too.

These cloud eggs have bacon and gruyere added to them to make them extra special.

Creamy pumpkin soup

A bowl of soup is one of the best things to pair with popovers.

You can dip the popovers into the soup like you would bread, and watch as they soak in all the lovely flavors. 

One of my favorite soups is pumpkin soup. It’s creamy, rich, and super tasty. 

It’s a great pick-me-up, especially on rainy days.

Check out Mihaela’s pumpkin soup recipe. It’s a must-try!

Clam chowder

Pumpkin soup is one of my favorite soups, but next on the list is clam chower.

Just imagine dipping your popovers in your chowder’s thick, rich, salty, smokey broth.

Don’t worry if you can’t get fresh clams for this soup.

You can make this New England Clam Chowder with canned clams. Take it to another flavor level by adding a secret ingredient – clam juice! 

Psst… I did an experiment to find the best clam juice substitutes.

Classic pot roast

Before you ask… Yes

You can have popovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

And when you’re serving them for dinner, I recommend you eat them with a delicious pot roast.

Their light texture is ideal for keeping the hearty stew from becoming too filling. 

Now go try this classic pot roast from cooking classy. It’s to die for!

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie already has some pastry, but it’s never enough.

Pop some popovers on the side (pun intended) and you’ll have a tasty, satisfying meal. 

These individual pot pies are so cute!

Crab salad

Popovers are the perfect vessel to hold fillings because of their form.

And one unique way to serve them is with a creamy crab salad stuffed inside.

Crab-stuffed popovers make a great starter for a dinner party, or you can serve them as finger food at a party or barbecue. 

It’s hard to believe that you can make a salad this flavorful in 10 minutes! Get ready for this easy crab salad to change your life.

Related: what to serve with crab salad

Easy oven spare ribs

This meaty combination might not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of popovers, but it’s super tasty.

I like to get all the meat off the bones and then stuff it inside my popover to make a sort of sandwich. 

If you have cheesy popovers that will take things to a whole new level. 

Follow the stay-at-home chef to learn how to make amazing spare ribs that are packed with so much flavor.

New York strip

Want something fancy to pair with your popover?

I’d go for a juicy New York strip.

The two things are delicious individually. 

And together, they’re a force to be reckoned with – soft tender meat and crispy buttery bread.

Save a bite of popover to mop up all the leftover steak juices at the end. YUM!

Check out this stunning pan-seared new york strip with gorgonzola cream sauce.

A classic chicken roast

If you want to stick with a classic option – go for a full on roast dinner.

This is where you’d find the popovers’ English cousin, the yorkshire pudding. 

Don’t forget the gravy, otherwise the whole thing can get a bit dry!

Here’s a guide to cooking the perfect roast chicken. It’s SO juicy. 

Ricotta cheese

Take your popovers up a notch by serving them with homemade ricotta cheese (or any soft cheese really).

You can always buy ricotta cheese, but it’s actually pretty easy to make yourself if you have the right equipment (an instant pot or pressure cooker). 

Ricotta is super easy to customize too, you can add some fresh fruit like blueberries if you want something sweet.

Or a drizzle of hot sauce for some spice!

Stewed apples

Want to turn your popovers into a dessert?

A big spoonful of warm and comforting stewed apples should do the trick.

It will be like a deconstructed apple pie, and a drizzle of cream won’t hurt. 

Check out the recipe from southernmadesimple – it’s just what you want on a cold winter’s day.

Vanilla ice cream

Pair your popovers with some homemade vanilla ice cream and a caramel or chocolate sauce. 

It might sound strange, but it’s a match made in heaven. 

The popover becomes like a softer waffle and absorbs all the melting ice-cream.

You can make this vanilla ice cream ahead of time and pull it out on days when you need a sweet treat.

The best dishes to serve with popovers

  • Scrambled egg
  • Cranberry honey butter
  • Bacon jam
  • Cloud eggs with bacon
  • Creamy pumpkin soup
  • Clam chowder
  • Classic pot roast
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Crab salad
  • Easy oven spare ribs
  • New York strip
  • A classic chicken roast
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Stewed apples
  • Vanilla ice cream

What To Serve With Popovers

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your popovers.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: popover side dishes, what to serve with popovers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person


  • 1 portion popovers


  • Prepare your popovers according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: scrambled egg, cranberry honey butter, bacon jam, cloud eggs with bacon, creamy pumpkin soup, clam chowder, classic pot roast, chicken pot pie, crab salad, easy oven spare ribs, new york strip, a classic chicken roast, ricotta cheese, stewed apples, and vanilla ice cream.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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