Check out over 50 delicious side dish ideas that solve the what to serve with crab cakes dilemma! From roasted veggies to onion rings and salads of all kinds, there is something for everyone in this collection of gluten-free side dish recipes.
After scrolling through this round-up, you’ll be set with what to eat with crab cakes. There are SO many delicious sides for crab cakes that we end up picking a new one each time.
You can even make your own homemade crab cakes by checking out our recipe for Gluten-Free Crab Cakes. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make the cakes from scratch. Our recipe mixes together minimal ingredients to create a delicious dish that everyone enjoys (even those that aren’t gluten-free).
So, whether you are hosting a crowd or looking for a family friendly weeknight meal, make crab cakes the center of the plate paired with any of these tasty side dishes.
After you try a few, share your favorites with us below. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Did you know that you can get deliciously roasted Corn on the cob in an Air Fryer! And it takes a fraction of the time to roast it compared to the grill.
Spicy Cole Slaw
Spicy cole slaw. Why is this not a thing? Why just have the boring, standard cole slaw when you can make this spicy number for a change? I honestly couldn’t stop eating it the first time I made it!
10 minute crispy Air Fryer Broccoli
These 10-minute crispy Air Fryer Broccoli florets are the perfect snack, side or addition to your favorite recipe!
4-Ingredient Cucumber Salad Recipe
Crunchy, tangy, and refreshing Cucumber Salad recipe – with only 4-Ingredients!
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts make a great appetizer, snack or side dish!
Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes
These Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes are made with 4 simple pantry ingredients to take potatoes from the usual everyday to wow. The best crispy potatoes recipe!
Beetroot and Carrot Salad With Creamy Dressing
This beetroot and carrot salad recipe features roasted beets, raw carrots and radish, complemented by the sweetness of cranberries and finished with a creamy avocado dressing. A healthy carrot and beetroot salad rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber that can be enjoyed as side dish or appetizer.
This kimchi and crab slaw is a unique slaw recipe for its additional Asian ingredients that give it that extra crunch and tangy, umami flavor.
Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits
Make flaky, buttery, cheesy, garlicky fluffy Gluten-Free Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits! They are so good, no one would ever guess they are gluten-free! (You can easily make them vegan too if you like!)
Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes are boiled, shaken in olive oil, then smashed and roasted to crispy perfection. They’re the ultimate crispy smashed potatoes!
Purple Cabbage Slaw with Tuna
Behold, Purple Cabbage Slaw with Tuna! This simple dish is so flavorful and addictively delicious you'll find yourself snagging bites from the fridge every time you open it!
Gluten Free Fried Onion Rings
You are going to love how crispy my beer battered fried gluten free onion rings turn out. Simple directions and they are ready in about 30 minutes!
15-min Quick And Easy Healthy Garlic Green Beans Recipe
This quick and easy garlic green beans recipe will make you relish green beans again and again. Perfect for making a healthy side dish that your family will love.
Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw
Broccoli Honeycrisp Slaw ~ tender shredded broccoli, impossibly crisp apples, sweet currants, and toasted almonds all combine with a creamy cider dressing to make one heck of a deliciously unexpected (and healthy!) summer salad.
Easy Vegan Tian (Baked Ratatouille)
This beautiful vegan tian is easy to make and an eye-catching Summer side dish everyone will love! It’s rich in flavors, nutritious and is sure to impress any guests!
Easy Bell Pepper Salad with Citrus
This simple bell pepper salad is easy to make with fresh oranges bringing balance to sweet, crunchy mini bell peppers. Chopped fresh parsley and green onions lends a bit of brightness to the salad, too.
Shrimp Summer Rolls & Ponzu Dipping Sauce
Fresh Shrimp Summer Rolls are full of fresh vegetables, cooked shrimp, avocado and herbs. Paired with a Ponzu Sweet Chili dipping sauce, these delicious rolls are a satisfying meal anytime.
Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers
These Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers are the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer! They’re stuffed with two kinds of cheese, bacon, and more, then baked till melty and delicious!
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts (Roasted in the Oven!)
These are the BEST balsamic brussels sprouts roasted in the oven with dried cranberries and pistachios. This slightly sweet and tangy side dish is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but elegant enough for Thanksgiving or holiday dinner.
Vegan Asparagus Risotto
This rich and creamy vegan asparagus risotto is the perfect meal to welcome spring to your table. It's so good, you'll wonder how it can be so mouthwatering delicious without any butter! It's naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
Roasted Artichokes with Parmesan
These crispy roasted artichokes with parmesan are one of the best side dishes or snacks. Whole artichokes are sliced in half and stuffed with a parmesan cheese and herb filling, then baked in the oven till tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Fresh Strawberry Mango Salsa
This fresh fruit salsa made with strawberries and mango is naturally sweet and spicy! Serves with tortilla chips, in tacos, or with grilled chicken or fish.
Cilantro Lime Dip
This dip is delicious served with tortilla chips and margaritas, or used as a flavorful topping on fish, chicken, or burgers!
Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli
Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli is a delicious and easy side dish that goes with pretty much everything. A little lemon for some fresh flavour, the tenderstem broccoli goes nice and crispy in the oven and is a tasty way to get some extra greens in your diet.
Classic Coleslaw Recipe
This Classic Coleslaw Recipe is an easy side dish or topping for pulled pork sandwiches! It’s addictively crisp and crunchy with a creamy coleslaw dressing and includes just 3 ingredients!
Garlic Spring Greens
We are always looking for ways to get more greens in to our diet and this simple Garlic Spring Greens recipe is one of our favorites. Shredded greens sautéed in butter and garlic and topped with pine nuts. Just 4 ingredients and less than 10 minutes and you have yourself an iron rich side dish.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cheese
Keto Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cheese is an easy side dish that will leave everyone wanting more! Crisp sautéed brussels sprouts and smokey bacon are oven-baked in a creamy garlic sauce topped with parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
Chickpea Avocado Salad
Pairing a classic homemade Italian salad dressing with simple staples such as chickpeas and broccoli makes for an easy side salad to serve with dinner. This chickpea avocado salad has the perfect balance of creamy textures, delicate leaves and roasted flavors. Enjoy!
Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Crunchy Brussels sprouts and kale combined with grapes and slivered almonds tossed in a savory, sweet and tangy homemade Bacon Vinaigrette. A flavor-bursting, crowd-pleasing side dish recipe!
Wild Rice Salad
This gorgeous cold Wild Rice Salad with cranberries and cashews is bursting with flavor. It’s easy to make, and delicious. Filled with different flavors, textures, and colors, if you’re looking for something a little different and a little fun to serve at your next party, this is it!
Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan
A quick & easy sauteed asparagus recipe with butter, garlic & shredded Parmesan cheese. In about 10 minutes or less, you'll have a simple side dish made with real food ingredients to accompany any meal. Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits of asparagus and why you should eat it with a healthy fat.
Crab Cake Dipping Sauces
If you are looking to upgrade your crab cake feast even more, season with black pepper, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the cakes or try any of these delicious dipping sauces! Remoulade Sauce, Horseradish-Sriracha Remoulade, Old Bay Dipping Sauce, Lemon Aioli, Chipotle Ranch Dressing (in 5 Minutes!) or Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe.
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