Baked beans are a side dish that can be served with many different types of food. Whether you’re having a barbecue, Thanksgiving meal, or Christmas dinner there are so many options!
Baked beans are the perfect side. So what should we serve with baked beans? In this blog post, I’m going to share 10 of my favorite dishes that go well with baked beans.
1. BBQ Sandwiches
The smokey flavor of a BBQ sandwich is delicious and what better way to enhance that flavor than with baked beans!
I love pairing my BBQ sandwich with a side of coleslaw and baked beans. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a shot! You will not be disappointed.
I love pairing my baked beans with fries. Fries are delicious and what better way to enjoy them than to dip it in your side dish? It is the perfect combination that works well together! Sometimes when I have too much food, I’ll just eat both as an appetizer before eating dinner because they go so well
3. Poached Egg
Pairing your baked beans with poached eggs is a great option if you’re looking for something that has more protein and a savory flavor to go with the sweet flavor of the beans.
You can also add some fresh veggies like tomatoes or avocado to give it even more flavor!
Who doesn’t love sausages? They go well with almost anything and what better way than to pair them with baked beans. This is a great option for dinner parties or special occasions because it gives your guests more options to choose from what they want on their plate and the combination of flavors works well together
It’s a great option if you’re looking for a carb to go along with your side dish because it works well together and adds another layer of flavor that will leave your mouth watering!
6. Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob goes really well with baked beans.
It is easy to make and delicious! You can either boil the corn or grill it. Both are amazing options that work well with baked beans
Who doesn’t love pizza?! This one may seem a little weird because you wouldn’t think to put baked beans on your pizza, but I’m telling you it’s what makes the pie even more amazing! You will not regret adding this to your pizza.
Not only is chicken a main dish, it also goes great with baked beans!
You can use the baked beans as gravy when you’re eating your mashed potatoes or rice to add more flavor and make what you eat even more delicious.
9. Candied Carrots
This is what I like to make whenever we have a simple family dinner or even when my friends come over for a meal. It’s what everyone loves to eat together, and it’s always the ideal solution!
10. Cheese Fries
This cheese filled classic is what I like to make when the kids have friends over for a lunch or just simply hanging out. Top with a crumble of bacon and chopped jalapenos for the win!
For a quick and easy snack with minimum ingredients try using tortillas!
These go absolutely great with baked beans and take just take minutes to make. You can just add a little butter to the tortilla, add the baked beans and roll it up.
I also like to serve them up when we have fajita night and everyone loves eating what I’ve made! It’s what we all love eating together – what a classic combination!
Fritos go great with baked beans. Pop open a snack-size add a couple of spoons of baked beans, cheese, Rotel, close the bag, shake, and there you go!
Ok, baked beans and cornbread?! Yes! They’re both southern foods and what can be more American than that? It’s a classic pairing that will definitely have you coming back for seconds!
Simply cut the cornbread into squares or crumble on top and serve.
14. Fried Eggs
Baked beans with poached eggs is what I usually have for breakfast. They’re so good together and what better way to start your day than by pairing them? It’s a great option that will leave you satisfied in the morning!
Another southern food, homemade hash browns go well with baked beans. This is what I usually have for dinner when it comes to baked beans. Give them a try! You won’t regret it.
Another American favorite is a grilled burger topped with ketchup and a side of baked beans.
Whether you buy them at the store, grill them up or have someone make it for you what better way to eat a hotdog than with baked beans? And Hot dogs go better with baked beans than you think.
18. Beef Stew
Beef stew is a great main dish to beans. This is what my grandma would make when we were growing up.
19. Cabbage Rolls
This is another one that may seem weird, but cabbage rolls go well with this baked bean recipe.
20. Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken-fried steak is always a winner here in the south and another American favorite that everyone loves eating.
21. Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes go well with baked beans and what better way to enjoy them than together? They are both sweet foods that when paired together will leave you satisfied for hours. We know this well since we have this paring often for Sunday Dinner, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is what my family usually has during the holidays because it’s a great combination everyone loves!
22. Baked Potato
A baked potato will go really well with baked beans and what better way than to pair these two together? They are both southern foods that are American favorites so why not combine the two? This is what my family usually does at family reunions
Baked potatoes go well with baked beans. This is what I usually serve at Thanksgiving because it pairs really well together and makes a delicious side dish that everyone will love!
You can’t go wrong with pairing baked beans with chips.
They’re the perfect combo to have together when watching a football game or just hanging out on a Saturday afternoon because they are both snacks that will leave you satisfied until dinner time is served.
When I am cooking, I like to snack on this tasty combo sometimes.
24. Mashed Potato
Baked beans and mashed potatoes go really well together. This is of the foods I made for my kiddos when they were younger. Cover the mashed potato with the tomato sauce baked bean.
Toast goes really well with baked beans. Simple cover the toast with the beans and you can top with cheddar cheese and a pinch of salt.
26. Burnt Ends or Burnt Ends Hot Dogs
Burnt ends are what goes best with baked beans for our family reunions, cookouts, and more! They are perfect to eat together!
27. Corned beef
This is another one that may seem weird, but corned beef goes really well with baked beans. This is what my mom used to make when we were growing up because it’s what she thought everyone would love together – and they did! It’s a hearty meal filled
28. Fresh salad
What goes better with baked beans than fresh salad? This is another side dish that everyone enjoys and is chock-full of nutrients.
29. Baked Ham
Baked ham is a perfect match for sweet beans. This is what I always serve when we’re having a big family dinner.
30. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs paired with baked beans? This is what my mom always makes whenever she serves up baked beans because they are both comfort foods that everyone is used to eating.
It’s what I grew up on and what we’ve all come to expect when having a family meal so why not get the best of both worlds and eat them together?
31. Loaded Potatoes
Loaded potatoes are what I usually whip up whenever my friends or family come over for some football or just to hang out. It’s what we all love eating together and it always hits the spot!
32. Corned Beef
Corned beef with Boston baked beans is a hearty meal. And one of the best parts is that you can eat this any time of the year.
33. Fresh Salad
Pairing fresh salads with the baked beans. Even though they are both vegetables, it’s one of the things I like to make when having my friends over for a lunch date or a light meal for the family.
34. Macaroni Salad
This one may seem a little weird, but macaroni salad goes really well with baked beans. This is what my mom used to make when we were growing up for just about any and every gathering we had.
35. Shepherd’s Pie
We can not forget about Shepherd’s Pie. This is what I make often for special meals. It’s what we’ve come to expect every year when getting together for simple family meals. Why not give this one a try next time you make some baked beans?
This is something I cooked up on those extra lean times early on in our marriage. It is a great way to stretch your dollars. But be sure to pair it with a veggie or two and a protein. Truly the best of both worlds?
Simple take your baked beans warm them up and toss them in some hot or cold pasta and top with a bit of cheese. You will thank me later!
37. Mac and Cheese
Ahhh, mac and cheese. Again, this is a family classic that can be served up at birthday parties, family gatherings, Sunday dinner, and any holiday. It’s what we all love eating together and it always hits the spot!
38. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
It’s a great afternoon snack, quick dinner, or lazy afternoon meal.
Now, this makes for the perfect game day food. Whether it’s pop warner, NHL or NBA this is a winning combo. Fills the soul and revs the spirit for all of us rowdy fanatics. Great to serve up whenever my friends and family come over for some football or just to hang out.
Easy And Delicous Recipes You Will Love
- Pork And Beans
- Chicken Salad (5 Different Ways)
- Sloppy Joes
- Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
- Double Dipped French Toast
- Stuffed Sourdough Waffles
- Slow Cooker Fajita Chicken
- Lemon Chicken
- Garlic Chicken
- Insant Pot Clam Chowder
- Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Baked beans are so versatile that they can be paired with pretty much anything. Try giving these dishes a shot when serving up some baked beans to see what the family thinks –
There are a lot of different dishes that go well with baked beans. Pasta, mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup or chili – what dish you serve up with your baked beans will depend on what the family likes to eat. Be sure to ask what they like before deciding what meal is perfect for eating together with them!
These are what I think are the best foods that go with baked beans and why. If none of these sound appetizing or if you have your own favorite meal suggestion then let me know in the comments below.
Now, it’s your turn! Let me know what you think of these dishes and what your own personal favorite foods are when served up with your baked beans. I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks – so leave any comments, suggestions, or ideas below because this is what I want to see!