If you’re wondering what to serve with shrimp burgers, you’re in the right place.
I’ve rounded up 19 of the best side dishes to serve with shrimp burgers, including salads, roasted vegetables, potato side dishes, and more.
So whether you are looking for something light and refreshing or something hearty and filling, there is sure to be a dish on this list that you’ll love.
So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these recipes a try the next time you make shrimp burgers!
See Also: What Sauce Goes with Shrimp Burgers?
What to Serve with Shrimp Burgers? 19 Best Side Dishes
I take burger night very seriously.
And when it comes to shrimp burgers, I like to serve them with a variety of delicious side dishes.
From roasted potatoes to grilled vegetables, there are a number of great options that will complement the flavors of the shrimp burgers.
Here are 19 of the best side dishes for shrimp burgers:
1. Roasted Veggies
Veggies aren’t as boring as you think!
When they’re roasted to perfection, they make for a delicious and healthy side that pairs well with burgers.
Roasting veggies is easy – simply preheat your oven to 400F, chop up your veggies into bite-sized pieces, toss with some olive oil and your favorite seasonings, and roast for 20-30 minutes.
Some of our favorite veggies to roast are Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, carrots, and zucchini.
But feel free to get creative and use whatever you have on hand.
One pro tip: if you’re short on time, you can always buy pre-chopped veggies or even roasted veggies from the grocery store. Just look for them in the produce section or in the deli area.
2. Garden Salad
Garden salad can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, making it the perfect side dish for a burger.
It can be a light and refreshing way to round out a meal, or you can load it up with toppings to make it a meal in itself.
Either way, garden salad is always a good idea.
One pro tip for making an extra delicious garden salad is to use homemade dressing.
There are so many easy recipes for dressings online or in cookbooks, and taking the time to whip up your own dressing will really elevate your salad game.
3. Mashed Potatoes
If you have a big, juicy shrimp burger and are looking for the perfect side dish to go with it, look no further than mashed potatoes.
Mashed potatoes are not only delicious, but they are also filling and satisfying.
They can be a great way to round out a meal and make sure that you are getting all of the nutrients that you need.
When making mashed potatoes, be sure to use Yukon gold potatoes.
These particular potatoes have a higher starch content, which will make for a creamier mash.
Be sure to also add some butter and milk (or cream) to really bring out the flavor and creaminess of the dish.
4. Mexican Corn Off the Cob (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
If you like Mexican food (and I’m sure you do, because who doesn’t?), then you’ll love this Mexican Corn Off the Cob recipe!
It’s a delicious and easy side dish that goes great with burgers.
The corn is cooked in a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder, cumin, and lime juice.
It’s then rolled in cotija cheese and chopped cilantro.
This dish is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it as a meal on its own!
And I have to say, it makes an excellent topping for a burger. The flavors all work so well together.
5. Roasted Zucchini
Raw zucchini is boring – but roasted zucchini? Now that’s a side dish worthy of a burger!
Roasting really brings out the natural sweetness of zucchini, and when you pair it with a juicy burger, you’ve got a match made in heaven.
Pro tip: Season your zucchini with some garlic powder, salt, and pepper before roasting for even more flavor.
6. Steamed Broccoli with Cheese
When you combine cheese and broccoli, you get a match made in heaven!
The cheesy goodness pairs so well with the slightly crunchy texture of the broccoli.
Also, it’s a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your meal.
Here’s how to make it:
- First, steam the broccoli until it’s tender but still has a bit of bite.
- Then, top it with your favorite cheese (I like cheddar or mozzarella) and put it under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Pro tip: if you want an even cheesier dish, add some breadcrumbs to the top before broiling.
7. Fried Rice
Fried rice is one of the most versatile side dishes out there and it goes great with shrimp burgers!
The rice soaks up all the flavors of the burger and the toppings, and the crispy texture of the fried rice is a perfect contrast to the juicy burger.
Pro tip: add a sunny side up egg on top of your burger-fried rice combo for an extra dose of deliciousness.
Coleslaw is known for its summery, picnic vibes—but it actually pairs great with a burger fresh off the grill.
The key is in its acidity: mayo-based coleslaw cuts through the richness of a juicy burger, while vinaigrette-based slaws add bright flavor without weighing things down.
Plus, cabbage is a cruciferous veggie, so you can feel good about getting an extra serving of veggies.
Just make sure your coleslaw is well-chilled before serving.
9. Baked Beans
Baked beans is easy to make and can be a delicious side to your burger.
Baked beans are high in fiber and protein, which makes them a filling and satisfying side dish.
They’re also packed with flavor, thanks to the addition of onions, garlic, and bacon.
- To make baked beans, simply cook the beans in a saucepan with some water until they’re soft.
- Then add in the onions, garlic, and bacon, and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pro tip: For an extra- flavorful dish, try adding a tablespoon of brown sugar or molasses to the mixture.
10. Mac N Cheese
This kid-friendly side dish is the perfect addition to your next burger night!
Mac n cheese is not only delicious, but it’s also a great way to get some extra veggies into your meal.
Simply mix in some cooked, shredded broccoli or other veggie of choice into your favorite mac n cheese recipe.
Pro tip: For an even heartier side dish, top your mac n cheese with some chopped bacon or crumbled-up sausage before serving.
11. Stuffed Peppers
If you don’t mind a little bit of extra prep time, stuffed peppers make for a fantastic side dish to serve with burgers.
They’re hearty and filling, but still have a freshness that pairs well with the richness of a burger.
Plus, they can be made ahead of time and reheated quickly, making them perfect for entertaining.
Here’s a pro tip: if you stuff the peppers with ground beef that has been cooked with onions, garlic, and tomato sauce, you’ll essentially have all the toppings for your burger right there in the side dish!
12. Corn Casserole
Warm, creamy corn casserole is the perfect side dish to serve alongside your juicy burger.
The sweet and savory flavors of the corn casserole complement the rich flavor of the burger, and the creamy texture pairs perfectly with the crispy bun.
Plus, this dish is super easy to make ahead of time and can be reheated in just a few minutes.
So if you’re looking for a stress-free way to feed a crowd, this is it!
Pro tip: For an extra-special touch, top your corn casserole with some shredded cheese and chopped green onions before serving.
13. Roasted Carrots
Why not add some color and crunch to your burger by serving roasted carrots on the side?
Not only do they add a beautiful pop of color, but they also taste great!
They are the perfect mix of sweet and savory, and they pair so well with burgers.
The best part is that they are super easy to make.
Just toss them in some olive oil and sea salt and roast them in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
Pro tip: if you want an extra bit of flavor, try roasting them with some fresh thyme or rosemary.
14. Baked Potatoes
How about a big baked potato on the side of your shrimp burger?
Baked potatoes are a great option for a side dish because they are filling and can be topped with all sorts of delicious things.
They are also pretty easy to make – you just pop them in the oven and let them bake away.
When they are done, top them with some shredded cheese, diced onions, or even some bacon bits. Yum!
Here’s a pro tip: if you want your baked potato to be extra fluffy on the inside, add a spoonful of sour cream to the mix before baking.
Trust me, it makes all the difference!
15. Sweet Potato Fries
Everybody knows that shrimp burgers are amazing, but have you ever tried them with sweet potato fries?
The sweetness of the potato works perfectly with the savory burger and juicy shrimp.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even add aioli or some other dipping sauce on the side.
Pro tip: If you want to make sure your sweet potato fries are extra crispy, soak them in salt water for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
16. Caesar Salad
Caesar salad looks fancy – but actually, it’s pretty easy to make!
You can even buy a kit at the grocery store that has everything you need.
And it’s the perfect side dish for a burger.
The salty, savory flavors in the Caesar salad go so well with a juicy burger.
Plus, the crispness of the lettuce is a nice contrast to the rich, flavorful burger.
And here’s a pro tip: instead of croutons, top your salad with some chopped-up bacon for an extra special touch!
17. Garlic Bread with Cheese
Cheese, crunchy, garlic-y bread, what’s not to love?
This side dish is delicious and easy to make.
And, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your burger.
The savory flavors of the garlic bread will complement the juicy burger perfectly.
Here’s a pro tip: if you want an extra cheesy garlic bread, try using mozzarella cheese.
It’s nice and melty, and gives the garlic bread an even more intense flavor. Yum!
18. Wedge Salad
This salad has it all—crisp iceberg lettuce, creamy blue cheese dressing, bacon, and tomatoes.
It’s the perfect side to a juicy burger. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time.
- Simply assemble the salad ingredients on a platter and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.
- Then, drizzle on the dressing right before serving.
Pro tip: For extra flavor, top your salad with crispy onion strings or crumbled blue cheese.
19. Brown Sugar Carrots
The last side dish you would think to put with a burger is sweet carrots, right?
These two actually go together quite well.
The savory flavors of the burger are perfectly complemented by the sweetness of the carrots.
Plus, the added bonus of some healthy vegetables never hurt anyone.
So, if you’re looking for something different to try with your next burger, give these brown sugar carrots a shot.
Pro tip: Add a little bit of cayenne pepper to the mix for an extra zing.
What to Serve with Shrimp Burgers? (19 Best Side Dishes)
- Roasted Veggies
- Garden Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
- Mexican Corn Off the Cob (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
- Roasted Zucchini
- Steamed Broccoli with Cheese
- Fried Rice
- Baked Beans
- Mac N Cheese
- Stuffed Peppers
- Corn Casserole
- Roasted Carrots
- Baked Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Caesar Salad
- Garlic Bread with Cheese
- Wedge Salad
- Brown Sugar Carrots
- Choose any of these sides to serve with your shrimp burger for dinner tonight.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!