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25 Easy Breakfast Sides

Are you looking for breakfast side dishes to complement a brunch or special weekend meal? It is not every day that you have time to cook an extraordinary breakfast meal for your family or friends, and if you are planning to do it soon, here are some amazingly delicious and healthy breakfast sides to help you achieve your goal.

25 Delicious Breakfast Sides

From simple dishes like breakfast potatoes to more complex ones like savory Dutch babies and sweet delights like sticky buns, your special meal will surely be a success! Some of them are so easy you can make them every day!

1. Bacon Stuffed French Toast

These savory and sweet French Toast are the best side dish to compliment an egg casserole. Perfectly crispy bacon is sandwiched between cream cheese-slathered slices of bread, which are then dipped in egg mixture and cooked until brown.

2. Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

No breakfast would be complete without fluffy, buttery biscuits. If you think biscuits are hard to make, you haven’t found the right recipe. These Southern-style biscuits are easy breakfast sides that come together in less than 30 mins with just a handful of ingredients!

3. Asiago Caramelized Onion and Bacon Scones

These are not your everyday scones! Sharp Asiago cheese, caramelized onions, and bacon make these scones the best breakfast sides for a fancy brunch or breakfast. Complex flavors in every bite will have your family and guests asking for seconds!

4. Crispy Hash Brown

Learn the secret to making hash browns that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! Hash browns are one of the most common breakfast sides, but learning to make the best and crispiest ones is an art!

5. Breakfast Potato Cakes

If hash browns aren’t your favorite way to eat breakfast potatoes, give these easy Potato Cakes a try. They can be ready in about 20 minutes and the addition of freshly ground pepper and chopped cilantro makes them incredibly tasty!

6. Quick 45-Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Did you know you could enjoy freshly baked cinnamon rolls in less than one hour? Don’t be afraid to make them from scratch. This step-by-step recipe gives you the best tips for making flurry, soft cinnamon rolls at home. Your family will wake up to a house smelling like heaven!

7. Easy Homemade Croissants

Are you the kind of person that thinks you could never bake croissants? They can be very difficult to make, but with this simplified recipe, you can feel like a pro baker and be the queen of the brunch sides table!

8. Sticky Buns

Speaking of brunch sides, these amazing sticky buns are to die for! They are baked over a mixture of brown sugar, butter, honey, corn syrup, and chopped pecans which makes them gooey and sticky when you flip them over. Your guests and family will be so impressed!

9. Southern Fried Apples

These 15-minute sweet fried apples are easy enough for a beginner to make, and make the best breakfast side dish for any entree! You use them to top your pancakes or waffles, spread them on top of French Toast, or even use them as a filling for hand-held pies or croissants!

 10. Crepes

I don’t know why people are so intimidated by crepes. They are really easy to make and all you need is a blender and a skillet. Crepes are one of those easy breakfast sides that look fancy. They can be filled with fruit, whipped cream, fried apples, or even just sprinkled with powdered sugar!

11. Hash Potatoes with Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

Talk about a fancy way to glam up a simple ingredient like potatoes! Spinach and red peppers make the potatoes taste amazing along with onions, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. You can choose to serve them as breakfast sides, or add eggs and serve them as the main meal!

12. Cauliflower Hashbrown Patties

Looking for healthy breakfast sides that are gluten-free and low-carb? These cauliflower hashbrown patties are made with coconut flour and don’t use potatoes. They are perfectly seasoned with garlic, onion, chili powders, and cheddar cheese making them cheesy and delicious!

 13. Protein Pancake Bites

If you are on a high-protein diet and in need of breakfast sides that can, along with eggs, increase your protein intake, give protein pancake bites a try! You only need four ingredients and a mini muffin pan to make them, and they are ready in less than 30 minutes!

14. Summer Fruits Breakfast Bake

If you’re looking for good breakfast sides and have lots of summer fruit available, please take a look at this baked recipe. It is made healthy by using quinoa and oats instead of flour and when baked, you will bite into jammy strawberries, peaches, and bananas. I can’t think of anything better!

15. Sweet Potato Hash

Tired of the ordinary common breakfast sides like hash potatoes? Try using sweet potatoes instead! Caramelized onions and garlic, thyme, and paprika make this hash the perfect side dish for scrambled or sunny-side-up eggs, or egg casseroles.

16. Zucchini Pancakes

Stop making your everyday common breakfast side dishes and start experimenting with different and unique flavors! Savory zucchini pancakes not only look beautiful but taste amazing! With a dollop of avocado yogurt sauce, they will surely be the talk of the table!

17. Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

Adding bacon, maple syrup, and cinnamon gives this sweet and savory hash a fantastic caramelized flavor. It makes the perfect side dish for breakfast, brunch, and even dinner. Don’t settle for boring potato hash when you can have this!

18. Bacon Puff Pastry Twists

Say goodbye to boring old breadsticks and hello to amazing-tasting bacon twists! Imagine sticking this savory, flaky twist into a soft, jammy egg yolk! You can get a taste of bacon, egg, Parmesan cheese, basil, and puff pastry all in one!

19. 3 Ingredient Chorizo Potaotes

If easy breakfast sides are your thing, nothing is easier than this 3 ingredient chorizo potatoes recipe. All you need is potatoes, chorizo, and garlic. The flavor chorizo provides is so abundant, you need little else to produce an amazing-tasting side dish that the whole family will love!

20. Mini Savory Dutch Babies

We are used to sweet Dutch Baby recipes, but you can also make them savory. Individual-serving Dutch babies make the best brunch sides when in need of something fancy. Ham, cheese, prosciutto, kale, and sausage are the best ingredients for an amazing breakfast side!

21. Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

These are not your regular pancakes! Bacon and corn make these savoy pancakes a must breakfast side dish for your egg entrees. When drizzled with maple syrup, bacon, and corn pancakes will become your favorite sweet and savory comfort food!

22. Bacon Gravy

All you need is flour, milk, bacon, salt, and pepper to make this creamy gravy and serve it over homemade biscuits. These make the ultimate Southern breakfast side dish. Of course, you can add any extra toppings you want like sliced green onions or a sprinkling of shredded cheese!

23. Stuffed Waffles

Isn’t this a genius idea? I didn’t know you could make stuffed waffles this easily. All you have to do is mix cream cheese with sugar and strawberries, and when you’re making the waffles, add a layer of batter, a couple of spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture, and top it with another layer of batter. Isn’t that easy?

24. Baked Cheddar Pesto Egg Boats

Technically this could be served as either a side dish or a main dish. These boats taste as fantastic as they look! Who knew a ciabatta loaf could be transformed into such an amazing dish by adding cheese, scrambled eggs, chives, spinach, bacon, and pesto?

25. Crispy Crunchy Parmesan Potatoes

Parmesan cheese makes everything taste better, and these potatoes are no exception. Sliced thinly and baked in a single layer until brown, by adding Parmesan cheese on top, as soon as you flip them over, the most crispy and crunchy layer of cheese turns them from bland to fantastic!

As you can see, breakfast can be as amazing and impressive as dinner or lunch. These side dishes can turn an otherwise simple meal into an amazing affair that your family and friends will enjoy, and that will make them want to stay for hours around the table!

Easy Breakfast Sides

25 Delicious Breakfast Sides

From simple dishes like breakfast potatoes, to more complex ones like savory Dutch babies and sweet delights like sticky buns, your special meal will surely be a success! Some of them are so easy you can make them every day!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Chilling Bake 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • ½ cp warm water
  • 2 tsp plus ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 1 stick of butter, softened
  • ½ cp warm milk
  • 1 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cp all-purpose flour


  • Pour the warm water into a large bowl and dissolve 2 teaspoons of sugar and yeast in it. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes until frothy
  • Add the butter, milk, egg, ⅓ cup sugar, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Beat until combined
  • Gradually add enough flour to form a soft dough
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it until smooth and elastic
  • Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a damp towel, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, between 45 mins and one hour
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and divide it in half
  • Roll each half into a 12-inch circle and cut each circle into 12 triangles, like a pie
  • Roll up each triangle starting from the wide end and ending at the tip
  • Place the rolls tip-side down and bend them into a half-moon shape. Place them on a baking sheet
  • Place a damp towel on top and let them rise until doubled about 30-40 mins
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 10 mins or until slightly brown

What to Serve with Breakfast Sandwiches?

Homemade Croissants make fantastic breakfast sandwiches that can be served with a side of Chorizo Potatoes, as well as Hash Potatoes with Spinach and Red Peppers. Stuff them with ham and cheese, scrambled eggs, or cream cheese and jam! 

What to Serve with Breakfast Pizza

Instead of using tomato sauce to make breakfast pizza, try slathering the dough with Bacon Gravy. All you need as a side dish for this amazing meal is a bowl of warm Southern Fried Apples or a portion of delicious Summer Fruit Breakfast Bake.

What Sides Go with Breakfast Burritos?

If Breakfast Burritos need a side, potatoes are it! Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash is a great option, but if sweet potatoes are not your thing, Crispy Crunchy Parmesan Potatoes and Cauliflower Hashbrown Patties could be your cup of tea!

What Sides to Serve with Breakfast Enchiladas?

Enchiladas are a complete meal in themselves, so a dessert-type side dish would be the way to go. Quick Cinnamon rolls and Sticky Buns would be my first choices.  Another great option is Stuffed Waffles. A few Bacon Twists could be used to pick up all the extra enchilada sauce!

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Friday 14th of June 2024