What To Serve With Corn Dogs: 10 BEST Sides!

November 12, 2022
what to serve with corn dogs

Need some dinnertime inspiration for what to serve with corn dogs? Relax, because I’ve got you covered! 

We’re going to dive right in and take a look at 10 of the most delicious accompaniments and pairings, including classic all-American favourites, dishes to feed a hungry crowd, and options that even the fussy eaters in your family will absolutely love. 

What to serve with corn dogs

Corn dogs taste even better when served alongside finger food like baked buffalo chicken wings, a crunchy vegetable platter, crispy prawns, pickled onion rings, and crispy chicken goujons. 

They can also be served with a selection of other main courses to make a fun and informal buffet. Choose popular favourites like burgers, bourbon glazed ribs, and creamy mac and cheese with a crunchy garlic bread topping. 

Without any further ado, let’s get down to sharing the very best recipes… 

1. Baked buffalo chicken wings 

Baked buffalo chicken wings are always my go-to option when I want to serve up a buffet style dinner where everyone just digs in and helps themselves to a little bit of whatever they fancy! They have a satisfyingly spicy kick, and they’re always super fun to eat. 

Though buffalo wings are typically fried, I suggest trying this recipe that bakes them in the oven instead. This makes them a little healthier, but you won’t be missing out on anything when it comes to that signature crispiness and crunch.

I promise you’ll be amazed at just how good they turn out, and if you don’t tell your guests, they won’t guess that they weren’t fried! If you want to add a sauce, blue cheese is a fantastic pairing. 

buffalo wings

2. Crunchy vegetable platter 

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for great ways to serve up more veggies. Corn dogs are pretty filling and satisfying even on their own, so you might decide that you want to go for a lighter option for your side. 

This is where a crunchy vegetable platter comes in! Just chop up cucumber, carrot, peppers, carrot, celery, and radishes. Add to a serving platter, and you’re ready to serve up. 

This one is a great way to use up any leftover veggies that you have in the fridge that might otherwise go to waste. 

veggie platter

3. Burgers 

You can’t beat the combination of corn dogs and burgers! They work so well together if you’re feeding a big group of people and you want to offer a few choices of main so everyone is happy. 

Of course, you can experiment with different types of burgers, if you like. For a bit of a change, serve chicken instead of beef. And finally, make sure that you add plenty of topping options to the table. Think cheese slices, crispy onions, and a variety of sauces. 


4. Crispy prawns 

These lightly spiced crispy prawns are the ideal choice for what to serve with corn dogs, especially if you love seafood and picky bits! 

They’re ready in just 15 minutes, and semolina is used to make the light and crunchy batter. 

Make sure that you serve with some fresh lemon wedges for squeezing, as the zesty juice really makes the seafood flavours sing. 

battered prawns

5. Corn on the cob 

Corn on the cob is easy, nutritious, and fun to eat. I find that it’s a great way to encourage kids to eat more veggies! It’s also a delicious choice side dish for corn dogs. 

Just boil your cobs until the corn kernels are bright yellow and crisp but tender. This typically takes 4-5 minutes. Add to a serving plate, add a generous knob of butter, and serve. 

If you want to go the extra mile, you could make loaded corn on the cob. Avocado, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, and a zesty yoghurt drizzle really take things up a notch! 

corn on the cob

6. Pickled onion rings 

Create a moreish side dish by whipping up a batch of these pickled onion rings! Pickling the onion rings in vinegar before frying really gives this recipe the edge, and it helps to ensure that the results are never soggy or disappointing. 

This side for corn dogs will take around 25 minutes from start to finish, plus a little cooling time so they’re perfect for tucking into with your fingers. 

onion ring

7. Crispy chicken goujons 

This crispy chicken goujons recipe is one of my go-to choices for when I want a quick midweek meal that I know everyone round my dinner table will be eager to tuck into. Just add some tortilla wraps, salad, coleslaw, and it makes for a tasty dinner without any hassle or fuss. 

They can also be used as a side dish for such a wide variety of different meals, like burgers, pulled pork buns, and of course, corn dogs! 

Add a little salad garnish for presentation purposes, and your favourite dips. 

chicken strips

8. Fall-apart bourbon glazed ribs 

If you’re cooking for meat lovers, a great main course to serve with corn dogs is a big old portion of fall-apart bourbon glazed ribs.

They’re mouthwateringly tender, sticky, and guaranteed to be a family favourite. Adding bourbon into the sweet glaze adds a real depth of flavour, and though they’re best grilled on the barbecue, they can just as easily be cooked indoors during the colder months! 


9. Southern style slaw 

This tasty Southern style slaw recipe is tangy, colourful, creamy, and sweet. It’s the ideal side dish for a rich meal like corn dogs, and it’s also super easy to prepare in advance. 

To make the dressing, you’ll combine mayonnaise, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, and celery salt. You might even already have these ingredients in your pantry! 

A great tip to create the very best results is to gently massage your chopped cabbage before adding the dressing. This tones down any bitterness, especially in the case of red cabbage. 


10. Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is so worthy of a mention when it comes to what to serve with corn dogs! Bringing big American comfort food vibes to the table, it’s especially delicious in the colder months. 

A hint of mustard adds a real depth of flavour, and leftover French baguette is used to create an amazingly crunchy and crispy topping. 

mac and cheese

The best sides to serve with corn dogs

Corn dogs are fun, comforting, classic American style food at its best! You can serve them with a wide range of accompaniments, including: 


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