Clam chowder is a creamy soup filled with clam, potatoes, onions, and spices. It is one of the ultimate comfort foods to enjoy on a cool autumn evening or as a warming dish for the winter holidays. The possibilities are endless when it comes to serving this dish, and we’ve collected 10 side dishes that will be perfect companions to this rich, creamy chowder.
10 Sides to Go with Clam Chowder
You know that feeling when you’re looking for a side dish to serve with your clam chowder and you can’t think of anything? It happens to the best of us. But don’t fret, we’ve got 10 perfect options on our list! From roasted vegetables to warm, fluffy rolls, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab some clams and let’s get cooking!
What to Serve with Clam Chowder
Stuck on what to serve with your clam chowder? Here are 10 yummy ideas!
You can't have clam chowder without oyster crackers! They're the perfect way to top off your creamy chowder and add a little crunch. You can even make your own if you're down for scratch-made crackers. Here's a fairly simple recipe for homemade oyster crackers by Cupcake Project.
This sweet corn salad is the perfect addition to your clam chowder dinner as it brightens up the flavors of the soup. Try topping with a dollop of sour cream for even more added flavor and texture.
If you've harvested some fresh corn this fall, it would be great in a light and yummy corn salad to accompany your chowder. But don't worry, if you don't have fresh corn, frozen or canned works just fine. Just follow this recipe from The Simple Parent for a crunchy, colorful salad that's perfect any time of year.
Nothing complements a creamy chowder better than a warm, soft dinner roll. These garlic and herb rolls from Watch What U Eat are incredibly easy to make, and you'll want to serve them with all your favorite soups and holiday dishes.
Roasted vegetables work perfectly as a side dish to clam chowder. Serve them on the side or even add a scoopful into your chowder if you'd like.
This recipe for roasted veggies from Damn Delicious is loaded with flavor and perfect for those cooler autumn days. The best part is that you can use whatever veggies you have on hand—broccoli, onions, squash, peppers, mushrooms—you can't go wrong!
You can't go wrong with a giant, warm jumbo cornbread muffin. It's the perfect savory bread accompaniment to clam chowder and will be gone in minutes!
If you're looking for something simple and easy that your whole family will love, try this recipe for Jumbo Cornbread Muffins by Sizzling Eats. Add a little jalapeno and some shredded cheddar to the batter for even more added flavor.
This lovely Carrot Salad is a wonderful accompaniment that's full of bright, fresh and delectable flavors. Carrots are tossed with a light sweet and tangy dressing. It's the most delicious carrot salad I've ever tasted! The light salad balances out the heavy creaminess of the chowder really well.
The best chowder may be from New England, but the best biscuits are definitely from the South! Nothing quite hits the spot when you're looking for comfort food like Southern Buttermilk biscuits. They're flaky, fluffy, and perfect for dipping in warm chowder.
This Healthy No Mayo Coleslaw recipe is a great compromise between creamy and tangy vinegar slaws. It's made with a Greek yogurt coleslaw dressing that only has a few simple ingredients. Even better? It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare!
Of course, Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to seafood dishes. Now you can make them at home to go with your clam chowder or other seafood stews. Yum! If you can believe it, they're ready in only 20 minutes and are even better than the original!
Serve these yummy bacon-wrapped scallops along with the chowder or as an appetizer before. Jumbo scallops are wrapped in delicious salty bacon and coated with a sweet and savory glaze for a perfectly-flavored, crowd-pleasing dish.