If you’re wondering what to serve with your scones, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for scones.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with scones are tropical fruit salad, strawberry preserves, orange honey butter, or lemon curd. For savory options try cheesy scrambled eggs, braised mushrooms, shakshuka, coronation chicken, or BLT guacamole. Whipped feta, tapenade, or balsamic fig jam are also delicious.
Related: how to reheat scones
Tropical fruit salad
Add a tropical twist to your breakfast scones with this delicious fruit salad.
The best thing about this dish is that there’s no added sugar, with the ripe fruit and coconut flakes providing more than enough natural sweetness (no coconut flakes? Check out my guide to the best substitutes).
Add a squeeze of lime (or orange) to tie everything together.
Why we love this recipe: it’s super healthy and easily customizable for summer or winter.
Strawberry preserves and clotted cream
Stay classic with jam and cream.
My favorite way to use up extra fresh strawberries is by turning them into preserves.
The process is easy and you only need three ingredients (including the strawberries).
Psst… smear the cream on first, then add a dollop of jam.
Why we love this recipe: it shares instructions on canning the jam to keep it fresher for longer.
Orange honey butter
Some warming orange honey butter is a fabulous way to jazz up your afternoon scones, especially around the festive season.
All you need to do is soften the butter and add the flavorings. YUM!
Pro tip: want a savory version? Try adding a drop of miso paste into your butter.
Why we love this recipe: you can make a big batch and give it out as gifts.
There are so many guacamole recipes, but this BLT version is a must-try.
The bacon bits add a smokey note to your creamy guac, while the tomatoes and lettuce give it a fresh boost.
Serve this BLT guacamole with your scones for a satisfying breakfast meal.
Why we love this recipe: who doesn’t love bacon?
Whipped feta with fresh herbs
Feta is crumbly cheese, making it great for salads but not for breads.
The solution? Whip it up with cream cheese to get a sumptuous spread you can smear on your scones.
This recipe also calls for adding minced garlic and fresh herbs to make the spread even more addicting.
Why we love this recipe: it’s also great for veggie platters and charcuterie boards.
Cheesy scrambled eggs
Skip the toast and serve these protein-loaded cheesy scrambled eggs on top of your scones.
The key to perfecting scrambled eggs is cooking the eggs gently on a low heat, and not stirring them too much.
And don’t leave the pan unattended! Just 30 seconds of overcooking can result in rubbery eggs.
Why we love this recipe: it shares various tips and tricks to achieve restaurant-quality scrambled eggs.
These mushrooms are a great way to add a meaty bite to your scones, and they’re fabulous with the cheesy scrambled eggs above.
Worried about cooking with marsala wine? Don’t be – the alcohol cooks off, leaving your mushrooms juicy and oh-so-flavorful.
Psst… you can use white wine or sherry if you don’t have marsala.
Why we love this recipe: a serving only adds 69 calories to your meal.
Getting tired of the creamy spreads? Try this tapenade instead.
Tapenade originated in France and is traditionally made with capers, but now it’s often made with olives.
This recipe goes with a combo of green and black olives for a buttery, salty flavor.
Pro-tip: taste as you go – you don’t want to end up with a spread that’s too salty.
Why we love this recipe: it lasts for up to two weeks in the fridge.
Stick with the scones’ British roots and serve them with a classic 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 a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Making this curd is a breeze, but you do need to juice your own lemons.
Bottled lemon juice just won’t do.
A good tip is to pop the lemons in the microwave and roll them on the counter before squeezing. This helps you to get the most out of each one.
The resulting zesty treat is amazing drizzled over some buttery scones.
Why we love this recipe: you can use this to spruce up any dessert.
Smoked salmon dip
Elevate your scones with a homemade smoked salmon dip.
Making a dip is a great way to get the most out of your smoked salmon – just 200g of salmon will make 2 whole cups of dip.
It’s also a great way to get fussy kids to try the fish! My kids love this dip.
Why we love this recipe: it’s way better than the store-bought variety.
Balsamic fig jam and gorgonzola cheese
Fig jams are mainly sweet, but this recipe shakes things up by adding balsamic vinegar.
This intensifies the fig’s natural honey-like taste, and gives the jam that sweet-but-savory quality.
Pro tip: this jam is incredible with cheese – my favorite is with gorgonzola.
Why we love this recipe: it makes use of an underrated and underused ingredient.
Make your tea-time scones decadent with this homemade salted caramel.
Making your own caramel can sound intimidating, but patience is the key.
The whole cooking process only takes 15 minutes,
Psst… once you’re finished, the caramel may look thin but don’t worry, it’ll thicken as it cools.
Why we love this recipe: you get so much use out of a single batch.
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.
Shakshuka is a classic breakfast dish from the Middle East and North Africa.
It’s a cozy and comforting on-pot-meal featuring runny eggs cooked in a chunky tomato sauce.
The best part about this dish is mixing the yolks with that rich stew and scooping it up with your scones.
Psst… want to up the heat level? Add a dash of cayenne pepper.
Why we love this recipe: one-skillet dishes = easy cleanup.
The best dishes to serve with scones
- Tropical fruit salad
- Strawberry preserves and clotted cream
- Orange honey butter
- BLT guacamole
- Whipped feta with fresh herbs
- Cheesy scrambled eggs
- Marsala-braised mushrooms
- Coronation chicken
- Lemon curd
- Smoked salmon dip
- Balsamic fig jam and gorgonzola cheese
- Salted caramel
- Chicken, mushroom, and bacon pate
What To Serve With Scones
- 1 portion scones
- Prepare your scones according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: tropical fruit salad, strawberry preserves and clotted cream, orange honey butter, BLT guacamole, whipped feta with fresh herbs, cheesy scrambled eggs, marsala-braised mushrooms, tapenade, coronation chicken, lemon curd, smoked salmon dip, balsamic fig jam and gorgonzola cheese, salted caramel, chicken, mushroom and bacon pate, and shakshuka.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!