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What To Serve With Succotash – 15 Delicious Side Dishes

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

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

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with succotash are grilled flank steak, honey glazed ham, blackened salmon, and chicken tenders. Serve cornbread or garlic butter pasta for carb-based options. And try BBQ tofu, scallops, or ham and cheese quiche for more unconventional but tasty choices.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Grilled flank steak

Throwing a barbecue party?

Grilled flank steak and succotash are must-haves on your menu. 

This recipe calls for a simple lemon and garlic marinade, but you can whip up a soy-garlic or chimichurri marinade if you prefer.

Whatever marinade you choose, your grilled flank steak will bring a premium feel to your meal.

Maple glazed ham

This show-stopper roast ham is the perfect main dish to serve with succotash. 

The sweet, smoky, slightly spicy flavors of your succotash pair really well with a salty meat like ham. 

Add a slice of cornbread to the side and you have a holiday dinner to be proud of. 

Check out Nagi’s maple glazed ham recipe for a detailed guide on how to tackle this dish.

Garlic butter pasta

Don’t worry – not everything on the list is meat!

Succotash makes a great addition to pasta. 

With this garlic butter parmesan pasta, the flavors of the succotash can shine through. You can stir the veggies through the pasta, or just serve them as a side.

Either way, it will be delicious.

And the best part? This simple pasta dish will take only 20 minutes to make.

Blackened salmon in cajun sauce

In need of a quick and easy dish?

Look no further than this blackened salmon

The salmon is covered in a lip-smacking spice rub that includes paprika, cayenne pepper, and dried herbs.

But what makes this dish really stand out from a regular salmon dinner is the luscious Cajun sauce. 

The creamy sauce will mellow out the spice from the blackened seasoning and will taste delicious drizzled all over your succotash.

Chicken tenders

Want to get your kids to eat some nourishing succotash? 

Serve it with a couple of chicken tenders on the side. 

You can easily use frozen ones, but (like with everything) homemade ones are so much better. 

These buttermilk chicken tenders use panko breadcrumbs to ensure they’re super crunchy. 

Psst… Want a plant-based option? Try these baked tofu nuggets.

Jalapeno cornbread muffins


You can’t go wrong with cornbread muffins, especially if you add some jalapenos to spice things up. 

Serve them alongside your succotash and whatever saucy main you’ve gone for. They’re perfect for mopping up any leftover juices. 

With their cheesy smokiness, these cheddar jalapeno muffins won’t last long.

Bacon-wrapped meatloaf

Meatloaf usually gets a bad reputation for being dry and tasteless – not this recipe, though. 

The bacon wrapping instantly elevates the flavor factor.

And as for the meatloaf, adding beef broth to the meat mixture gives it a savory boost and ensures it stays moist and juicy. 

This bacon-wrapped meatloaf alongside a heaping serving of succotash is a perfect midweek dinner. 

Garden salad

Got the succotash ready as one side but want another one?

A simple garden side salad should do the trick. 

Like succotash, it only uses basic ingredients like tomatoes and cucumber, but you can jazz it up any way you want.

Sometimes I like to add in radish.

This easy garden salad is a light side for summer get-togethers.

Fried oysters

Don’t like oysters?

These fried ones may just change your mind. 

Oysters are soaked in a spicy buttermilk mixture, then breaded with a seasoned coating and fried to golden brown perfection.

The resulting dish?

Crunchy oysters with tender, meaty interiors that have a deliciously spicy kick. 

Enjoy these fried oysters as a snack with a dill dipping sauce or as a light meal with a serving of succotash on the side.

Shrimp creole

If you love Cajun cuisine, you have to try shrimp creole. 

This dish features shrimp cooked in a flavorful stewed tomato sauce. 

Just the thought of juicy jumbo shrimp drenched in a spicy sauce over a bed of white rice and bright succotash makes me drool. 

Make extra of this shrimp creole, because it tastes even better the next day!

Easy buttermilk biscuits

Traditional buttermilk biscuit recipes are already reasonably simple.

But did you know there’s a recipe that makes it even simpler?

With this biscuit recipe,  you’ll only need self-rising flour, heavy cream, and salt to make flaky, buttery biscuits. 

Thanks to The Big Man’s World’s three-ingredient biscuits, you’ll always have homemade biscuits ready to serve.

Pan-seared scallops

If you want to keep the succotash as the star of the show, you need a simple side.

Scallops have some wow factor, but they’re also pretty small and simple.

So won’t totally overshadow your succotash.

Plus who can resist scallops that are pan-seared to perfection with a golden-brown crust and a juicy and tender inside?

Aberdeen’s Kitchen will teach you how to get that perfect sear. 

BBQ tofu

Another veggie side coming right up. 

Fire up your grill and make these barbecue tofu skewers. 

You only need two ingredients for this plant-based dish – tofu and barbecue sauce. 

It’s that simple. 

In less than 10 minutes, you’ll have grilled barbecue tofu skewers ready for serving.

Ham and cheese quiche 

Succotash doesn’t just have to be for dinner.

Pair it with this decadent ham and cheese quiche for the ultimate brunch meal. 

It may be unconventional, but your succotash mixing with the creamy ham and cheese egg is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. 

You might need a quick nap after eating this delectable ham and cheese quiche!

Honey and mustard pork chops

What sets this recipe apart from other pork chop recipes is its marinade. 

Aside from balsamic, honey, and mustard, the marinade also includes a secret ingredient… blackberry jam. 

This gives your chops delectable notes of fruity sweetness.

These balsamic honey and mustard pork chops will look so tasty next to some.

The best side dishes for succotash

  • Grilled flank steak
  • Maple glazed ham
  • Garlic butter pasta
  • Blackened salmon in cajun sauce
  • Chicken tenders
  • Jalapeno cornbread muffins
  • Bacon-wrapped meatloaf
  • Garden salad
  • Fried oysters
  • Shrimp creole
  • Easy buttermilk biscuits
  • Pan-seared scallops
  • BBQ tofu
  • Ham and cheese quiche
  • Honey and mustard pork chops

What To Serve With Succotash

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your succotash.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: side dishes for succotash, what to serve with succotash
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 99kcal


  • 1 portion succotash


  • Prepare your succotash according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: grilled flank steak, maple glazed ham, garlic butter pasta, blackened salmon in cajun sauce, chicken tenders, jalapeno cornbread muffins, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, garden salad, fried oysters, shrimp creole, easy buttermilk biscuits, pan-seared scallops, bbq tofu, ham and cheese quiche, and honey and mustard pork chops.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 99kcal

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