What to Serve with Succotash

Succotash is a dish made of corn and beans. It’s usually served as a side dish, but it can also be the main course.

I have to be honest – I’ve never been a big fan of succotash. I always found it kind of bland and unexciting. But that was before I tried these amazing side dishes!

Now, I can’t get enough of succotash – especially when it’s paired with one of these delicious side dishes. They’ll complement the succotash perfectly and provide a delicious meal for your guests.

So what are the best side dishes for succotash? Keep reading to find out!

Side Dishes For Succotash:

  1. Southern baked beans
  2. Maple glazed carrots
  3. Onion rings
  4. Tomato rigatoni
  5. Grilled marinated steak
  6. Coleslaw
  7. Green beans casserole
  8. Roast beef
  9. Grilled salmon
  10. Crispy fried shrimp
  11. Grilled chicken
  12. Egg salad

Southern baked beans

These beans are simmered in a flavorful mixture of bacon, onion, and garlic. They’re the perfect side dish for succotash because they add a delicious savory flavor to the dish.

The rich texture of baked beans pairs well with the texture of the succotash.

If you want you can add some extra ingredients like barbeque sauce or brown sugar. But I think they’re delicious just the way they are.

Maple glazed carrots

These carrots are roasted in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar glaze.

They’re a sweet and savory side dish that will take your succotash to the next level. The sweetness complements the savory succotash.

Additionally, you can also use honey or brown sugar instead of maple syrup.

I usually go for baby carrots, but you can use regular carrots too. Just cut them into bite-sized pieces so they’re easy to eat.

Onion rings

These crispy onion rings are the perfect side dish for succotash. They add a delicious crunch and a hint of sweetness.

I like to use Vidalia onions because they’re nice and sweet. But you can use any type of onion you like.

To make them, simply slice the onions into thin rings. Dip them in a mixture of flour, cornmeal, and salt. Then fry them in hot oil until they’re golden brown and crispy.

Tomato rigatoni

The tomato rigatoni has a rich, tomato flavor that pairs well with the sweet corn and beans in the succotash.

The pasta also helps to round out the meal, making it a heartier dish. Additionally, the tomato rigatoni helps to absorb some of the juice from the sauce, preventing the succotash from becoming too soupy.

As a result, the two dishes work together to create a delicious and satisfying meal. This is a nutrient-rich dish, that the entire family will enjoy.

Grilled marinated steak

The grilled steak brings a smokey flavor to the dish and when it is well marinated, it can be very tender.

You’ll want to use a leaner cut of meat for this dish, such as flank steak, skirt steak, or sirloin. The steak should be thinly sliced against the grain so that it’s easy to chew.

Some spices I use to marinate are paprika, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cumin.

Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a popular side dish for a lot of meals. What I particularly love about this salad is that you can make it any way you like.

The freshness and crunchy texture of the coleslaw will help to cut through the richness of the succotash.

And there are so many ways to make it! You can use a simple vinaigrette, or you can add in some additional ingredients like diced onion, celery, carrots, and green onions.

If you want your coleslaw creamy, then use mayonnaise or a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream.

Green beans casserole

This casserole is a classic side dish that goes well with just about anything. It’s savory, creamy, and has a delicious crunch.

The green beans pair well with the other ingredients in the succotash. Additionally, the casserole helps to round out the meal and make it more filling.

This is a great dish to make ahead of time and reheat when you’re ready to eat.

Roast beef

Roast beef is another side dish that goes well with succotash. The succotash can help to cut through the richness of the roast beef.

This dish is also great for leftovers. Simply reheat the roast beef and add it to your succotash.

You can also use other cuts of meat, such as steak, chicken, or pork. Just make sure that they’re thinly sliced so that they’re easy to cook.

Grilled salmon

Salmon is my favorite fish, so I am really delighted to see it pairs well with succotash.

Additionally, the grilled salmon adds a delicious smoky flavor to the dish.

To make this dish, simply marinate your salmon in some olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. Then grill it over medium-high heat until it’s cooked through.

Crispy fried shrimp

These shrimp are crispy, salty, and delicious. They make the perfect side dish for succotash.

The slight saltiness of the shrimp melds well with the rich succotash. Additionally, the crispy texture of the shrimp is a nice contrast to the creamy beans and corn.

To make them, simply coat the shrimp in a mixture of flour and cornstarch. Then fry them in hot oil until they’re golden brown and crispy.

Serve them with a dipping sauce or a wedge of lemon for squeezing over the top.

Grilled chicken

Grilled chicken as a side dish for succotash grilled chicken is a great side dish for succotash because the two dishes share similar ingredients.

The ingredients in grilled chicken, such as paprika, garlic, and rosemary, are also found in succotash. This allows the two dishes to complement each other well.

Additionally, grilled chicken adds a great deal of flavor to succotash. The smoky taste of grilled chicken pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the corn and the creaminess of lima beans.

Egg salad

Egg salad is another great side dish for succotash. The egg salad is a savory versatile dish that can be made to your liking.

I usually add in some diced onion, celery, carrots, and green onions. You can also add in other spices like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cumin.

If you want your egg salad to be creamier, then use mayonnaise or a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream

Whatever way you choose to make your egg salad it will be a great side dish for succotash.

A list of other side dishes:

Seafood sides

  • Southern-fried catfish
  • oven-baked fish
  • fried oysters
  • Crab cakes

Starchy sides

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Roasted potatoes

Beef/poultry sides

  • Oven-roasted chicken
  • Chicken salad
  • Baked baby back ribs
  • Crock pot pulled pork

FAQ

What do you serve with lima beans?

There are a variety of side dishes that go well with lima beans. Some of our favorites include green beans casserole, roast beef, grilled salmon, crispy fried shrimp, and grilled chicken.

What does succotash go well with?

Succotash goes well with a variety of side dishes. Some of our favorites include green beans casserole, roast beef, grilled salmon, crispy fried shrimp, and grilled chicken.

Is succotash an Indian word?

No, succotash is not an Indian word. It is a Native American word that comes from the Narragansett tribe.

The word “succotash” comes from the Narragansett tribe’s word “msickquatash” which means “broken corn kernels.” Over time, the word has been shortened to “succotash.”

How to store succotash?

Succotash can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

It can also be frozen for up to six months. To reheat, simply thaw the succotash in the refrigerator overnight and then heat it in a pot on the stove over medium heat.

Conclusion

There you have it! These are just a few of our favorite side dishes to serve with succotash.

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