If you’re wondering what to serve with your walleye, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for walleye.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with walleye are a nice veggie rice pilaf, green bean almondine, and greek potato wedges. You can also serve creamy broccoli slaw and Caprese roasted asparagus. But for fun salad options, you can serve kale caesar salad, roasted corn and edamame, and a classic wedge salad.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Creamy broccoli slaw
This is going to be one of the most delicious suppers you’ve ever had – guaranteed.
This five-ingredient broccoli slaw is a like a rainbow on a plate, kids will love it. Even kids who don’t like broccoli.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s dairy-free.
You can easily serve it during any occasion – summer grill-outs, potlucks, or holiday gatherings – you name it!
Feeling adventurous? Customize this creamy broccoli slaw recipe to your liking. Add any type of vegetable lying around your fridge to the mix.
You can add feta cheese or crumbled goat cheese too! The possibilities are endless.
Greek potato wedges with yogurt sauce
Potato sides are the best accompaniment to any fish dish and tender walleye is no exception.
This side dish is more fun than your traditional french fries, especially when they’re roasted with dried herbs and olive oil. Talk about crunchy goodness!
And don’t even get me started on the sauce, the fresh dill and zesty lemon finish at the end takes it home.
This greek potato wedges recipe is great for pescatarians and meat-lovers alike.
Tip: For best results, use Yukon gold potatoes, russet potatoes, or sweet potatoes.
Kale caesar salad
Kale caesar salad is a classic plant-based recipe that every foodie needs in their arsenal – regardless of their meat eating preferences.
It’s fairly simple to make and it’s a perfect crowd-pleaser for holiday dinners.
It actually tastes better over time as the leaves have time to absorb the dressing.
Don’t forget to add your croutons for extra crunch!
Roasted zucchini and mushrooms
If you’re looking for a more familiar dish to pair with your walleye, roasted zucchini and mushrooms are a great option.
Roasting these vegetables caramelizes them making them tender and slightly sweet.
They complement the tender texture that you get from walleye nicely.
What an ideal Sunday dinner combination.
Try this roasted zucchini and mushrooms recipe today.
Creamy mac n cheese
What can be a great snack and another excellent side dish?
Mac n cheese!
This creamy mac n cheese is comforting and super cheesy.
The gooey cheesy taste found in this side dish complements every juicy bite you get from walleye.
It may sound like a weird combination at first, but you’ll be surprised when you try it.
You can try pepper jack or chipotle cheese to make a spicy mac.
You can also go the fancy route with it by adding shrimp and scallops for a seafood mac.
There’s nothing like a beautiful mac n cheese to fill you up for dinner.
Caprese roasted asparagus
If you want to spend less time in the kitchen, this Caprese roasted asparagus dish is here to help.
You’ll be done making it in less than 15 minutes!
This colorful and flavorful side dish is sure to be a hit during Easter.
All you need is asparagus, grape tomatoes, olive oil, shredded mozzarella, and some spices.
You can also bring this with you on a picnic, make it a side for pasta or rice and even pair it with your delicious walleye.
Don’t forget to drizzle some balsamic glaze on top before you serve these yummy Caprese roasted asparagus sticks.
Roasted corn and edamame salad
Roasted corn and edamame salad is a light yet pleasantly filling dish.
It’s a great salad to prepare ahead of time as the flavor deepens when it’s chilled.
It’s also an excellent side dish for take-along lunches, meal preps, and picnics.
If you want this to be a sweeter salad, you can drizzle sugar in the mix.
If you prefer a more tangy flavor, a splash of red wine vinegar is what you need.
You can even add creamy avocado chunks if you’re feeling it!
Classic wedge salad
On the topic of salads, it would be rude not to include a classic wedge salad in this list.
It’s healthy, light, and perfect for hot summer days.
It’s comprised of crisp iceberg lettuce, juicy bacon, croutons, cherry tomatoes, egg, and blue cheese.
The dressing for this beautiful wedge salad is super versatile, you can opt for an avocado ranch, jalapeno ranch, or just the classic caesar dressing.
Green bean almondine
Green bean almondine, aka a fancier way of saying green beans with almonds, is the perfect side dish to almost any fish.
It’s flavorful and elegant and takes less than 20 minutes to make.
Check out Laura’s variation of this beautiful dish.
She included sauteed shallots, garlic, lemon zest, and a touch of lemon juice. It’s divine!
Chimichurri sauce is a vinegary marinade that has a refreshing mix of herbs. It has no added sugar and is jammed packed with intense, herby flavors.
You can easily make it by using a blender or a food processor.
One of the reasons why I love this chimichurri recipe is that you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to five days (and a month if it’s in the freezer).
Spread this over your walleye and you’ve got a meal that will leave you craving for more.
Veggie rice pilaf
If you love rice then you’ll be pleased to hear about this veggie rice pilaf.
It’s rich in flavor and is a colorful side dish that makes your walleye stand out.
This pilaf is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight and nice enough for weekend parties.
Check out this recipe from One lovely life.
Kelly has some excellent notes on how to make the best veggie rice pilaf.
The best side dishes for walleye
- Creamy broccoli slaw
- Greek potato wedges with yogurt sauce
- Kale caesar salad
- Roasted zucchini and mushrooms
- Creamy mac n cheese
- Caprese roasted asparagus
- Roasted corn and edamame salad
- Classic wedge salad
- Green bean almondine
- Chimichurri sauce
- Veggie rice pilaf
What To Serve With Walleye
- 1 portion walleye
- Prepare your walleye according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: creamy broccoli slaw, greek potato wedges with yogurt sauce, kale caesar salad, roasted zucchini and mushrooms, creamy mac n cheese, Caprese roasted asparagus, roasted corn and edamame salad, classic wedge salad, green bean almondine, chimichurri sauce, and veggie rice pilaf.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!