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What To Serve With Scotch Eggs [15 Delicious Side Dishes]

A scotch egg is a popular British dish. It’s made up of a hard or soft-boiled egg wrapped in seasoning sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried or baked. You can eat the scotch eggs hot right out of the oven, or let them cool and take them on a picnic the next day!

If you’re wondering what to serve with scotch eggs, you’re in the right place. In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for scotch eggs.

The best side dishes to serve with scotch eggs are watercress salad, mustard sauce, or homemade baked beans. You can also serve a side of coleslaw, onion rings, or Caesar salad. Other dip options include pineapple chutney, ranch dressing, or hollandaise sauce.

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Watercress salad

A scotch egg with a side of watercress for lunch is a wonderful thing.

Watercress has a peppery bite to it, which contrasts with the rich, savory flavors of the scotch egg. There aren’t many rules when it comes to what to put in a salad, but I love this watercress salad with apples from the Kitchn. 

The sweet apples work so well with the sharp, vinegary dressing.

Pineapple and chili chutney

A fan of spicy food? Make a jar of this pineapple and green chili chutney to go with your scotch eggs.

It has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors that will shock you, but also keep you coming back for more.

You can use fresh or canned pineapples in this  pineapple chutney, and it should last for a few weeks in the fridge. It’s perfect for picnics!

Mustard sauce

This is a traditional side for scotch eggs – your meal wouldn’t be complete without it. Mustard sauce has a crisp, tart, and tangy flavor that’ll remind you of picnicking on beautiful summer days.

And it only takes five minutes to put together.

Go on, dip to your heart’s content by following the cookie rookie’s mustard sauce recipe.

Homemade baked beans

Having scotch eggs for breakfast? Serve them alongside a comforting side dish like baked beans.

These slow cooker baked beans are warm, delicious, and even have a little kick to them because of the spicy bbq sauce.

They also contain bacon, so you pretty much have a full breakfast, all that’s missing is a side of bread to mop up all the sauce. The baked beans take a while to make, but it’s worth it.

Sausage rolls

If you’re serving the scotch eggs at a picnic, you can’t go wrong with more picnic food. I was never a fan of sausage rolls, but one day my mum requested I make them for her birthday party and I was converted.

Homemade sausage rolls are SO much better than the store-bought versions, and they’re incredibly moreish (so make enough!). 

You could also go for a vegetarian version, like these squash and goat cheese rolls.


Nothing says “picnic” quite like a crisp, refreshing coleslaw beside your scotch eggs. The crunch of fresh cabbage and carrots adds a nice texture, and the tangy dressing helps tone down the rich, meaty flavors of the eggs.

This coleslaw recipe from Cooking Classy is made with just 4 ingredients. They recommend using a pre-shredded coleslaw mix, and so do I! It saves you time and there’s no difference in the results.

Irish mashed potatoes

Also known as colcannon, these mashed potatoes have become a firm favorite in my household. They’re loaded with buttery cabbage, crispy bacon, and spring onions which add a nice bite.

Add a scotch egg to the plate and you have a top-notch comfort meal. Colcannon is a traditional St Patrick’s day side, but it’s delicious all year around.

Hollandaise sauce

Make your scotch eggs even more indulgent by drizzling them with a thick and decadent hollandaise sauce.

It will make for a tasty brunch along with an English muffin or a simple side salad (or the classic steamed asparagus). 

And why not try some of simply recipes hollandaise variations like adding some capers or cayenne pepper. These extras will help cut through all that richness!

Green peas and mushrooms

Jazz up a British classic like scotch eggs by serving them with peas and mushrooms. Although this side dish is simple, it doesn’t fall short in terms of flavor. 

The mushroom adds earthy goodness, while the peas offset this with their sweetness.

Serve up a hearty meal with these gorgeous green peas and mushrooms, they’ll go great with some mash on the side too. 

Caesar salad

Want something fresh and crispy to serve with your scotch egg? Say hello to a classic caesar salad.

I normally add chicken and bacon to my caesar salad, but scotch eggs would work wonderfully.  You’ve got the meaty sausage and the filling boiled egg (whose runny yolk will taste delicious mixed with the creamy caesar dressing). 

I would dice up the scotch eggs and mix them into the salad, but you can also serve them separately and let the guests decide what to do.

Cajun fries

I like my scotch eggs with runny yolks. And runny yolks mean you need something (like fries) to mop up all that flavor!

These cajun fries are bursting with smokey flavor, and they bring some heat to the table. Serve your banging cajun fries and scotch eggs with the mustard sauce I mentioned earlier and you have a winning dinner.


Pickles and scotch eggs are another classic.

The pickles enhance the flavors of the scotch egg without overwhelming them. They let the scotch egg shine. And these homemade pickles are so simple, you only need five minutes to make a jar of them.

You can even customize them by adding different herbs and spices like red pepper flakes, basil, or fennel seeds.

Onion rings

Scotch eggs are delightful party snacks that everyone loves.

And so are onion rings! Air-fried onion rings are delicious plus they’re less greasy without the extra calories (if you don’t have an air fryer I really recommend them, mine has transformed my kitchen).

I also really like beer-battered onion rings – they’re so light and crispy.

Ranch dressing

Scotch eggs are often served on their own, so sometimes all you need is a good sauce to go along with them.

This homemade ranch dressing is creamy and smooth – and it’s guaranteed to be a hit with the guests. 

Follow this 15-minute ranch dressing recipe and elevate your scotch eggs.

Beetroot salad

If you want to elevate your scotch eggs, pair them with a simple yet elegant beetroot salad. The natural sweetness and earthy flavors of beetroot work really well with the sausage meat.

A basic beetroot salad can be as straightforward as diced roasted beets dressed with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. But I always like adding some fresh herbs like parsley or dill for a pop of flavor.

Psst… be careful cooking with beetroots because the juice stains everything.

What To Serve With Scotch Eggs [15 Side Dishes]

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your scotch eggs.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: scotch eggs side dishes, what to serve with scotch eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 242kcal


  • 1 portion scotch eggs


  • Prepare your scotch eggs according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: watercress salad, pineapple and chili chutney, mustard sauce, homemade baked beans, sausage rolls, Irish mashed potatoes, hollandaise sauce, green peas and mushrooms, caesar salad, cajun fries, pickles, onion rings, and ranch dressing.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 242kcal

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