10 Sides to Serve With Pancakes

breakfast sausage with potato hash and fruit
Photo: Alberta Rose

Fluffy and sweet, pancakes are the ultimate breakfast treat. But if you want something to round out your plate, or maybe you're trying to balance the syrupy sweetness with a savory taste, then these 10 sides for pancakes are just what you need. From juicy fruit salad to hearty sausage patties, these side dishes for pancakes make the perfect pancake companions.

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Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Not only does this salad feature an array of fruits, each bite is dressed up with a dash of lemon and orange zest. "I appreciated the simplicity of this one which allowed the fruit itself to shine," says reviewer naples34102 about this side dish for pancakes.

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Scrambled Eggs Done Right

Scrambled Eggs Done Right on a white plate

The secret to these soft scrambled eggs is a dollop of mayonnaise. Serve alongside pancakes for a boost of breakfast protein.

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Oven-Baked Bacon

Oven-Baked Bacon on a blue plate

No more standing over a stovetop. For the perfect pancake side dish, simply bake your bacon in the oven for the perfect blend of crispy and chewy, with no grease splatters either.

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Southern Fried Apples

Southern Fried Apples in a white dish
Melissa Goff

Tart Granny Smith apples get dressed up with the trio of sugar, butter, and cinnamon in this classic Southern side. They can be served alongside the pancakes, or spooned right on top in place of the syrup.

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Egg Bites

Egg Bites on a white plate
VB Leghorn

Get a double dose of breakfast goodness with these easy bites featuring eggs and plenty of veggies. They can be made ahead and easily reheated as a quick side dish for pancakes.

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Breakfast Sausage

breakfast sausage with potato hash and fruit
Alberta Rose

You'll never settle for pre-seasoned sausage again after one bite of these flavorful patties. A perfect blend of brown sugar and red pepper flakes make for a sweet and spicy experience.

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Grandma's Hash Brown Casserole

serving of Grandma's Hash Brown Casserole on a white plate

Carb lovers, rejoice! Pairing creamy, cheesy hash brown casserole with pancakes makes for the ultimate comfort food breakfast.

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Kale Banana Smoothie

Kale Banana Smoothie in a glass
France C

Start the day with a helping of fruits and vegetables by serving this vibrantly green smoothie with your short stack of pancakes. With the sweet flavor of banana, you can't even taste the kale.

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Cheesy Grits

Cheesy Grits

The duo of Cheddar and Parmesan lend a delightfully cheesy taste to these grits. Start a pot just before you begin frying up the pancakes, and everything will be done at the same time.

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Quick and Easy Home Fries

Quick and Easy Home Fries on turquoise dish

It doesn't get much simpler, or tastier, than this side of home fries. Simple russet potatoes are given a quick soak and then are fried up in butter.

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