When it comes to dinner, there are so many options to choose from. But, what should you serve with crepes? Check out these ten great ideas! From savory to sweet, there’s something for everyone. So get creative and have a delicious dinner tonight!
Crepes are a delicious treat similar to thin pancakes. There are many different ways to make a crepe, and many different savory and sweet fillings to put inside. You can eat them rolled up with the filling inside, folded like the traditional French crepes, or like a sandwich with ham and cheese. Whether you are serving breakfast crepes or eating them for dinner, there are a variety of sides that may accompany this dish.
Because crepes are a fairly light food, it is best to serve them with side dishes to make for a full meal. When deciding what to serve with your crepes, you should consider what fillings you are using and then think about your personal preferences. Some people prefer sweet over savory, others might choose to have a light side dish rather than a heavy one. Regardless of your favorite filling, here are a few sides that will pair well with your crepes:
Crepe Filling Ideas
There are so many different flavors that can be added to your crepe. Crepes don’t have a ton of flavor, so they can take on both sweet and savory flavors.
Sweet Crepe Ideas
Sweet crepes often include one or more of the following items:
- hazelnut spread
- Nutella (my personal favorite)
- whipped cream
- cream cheese
- cinnamon and honey
- peanut butter
Savory Crepe Ideas
Savory crepe recipes sometimes include:
- ham and cheese
- turkey, mushrooms, and cheese
- spinach, artichoke, and cheese
- chicken, spinach and cheese
- sauteed red peppers and zucchini with mozzarella cheese
- salmon with cream sauce
- greek style with cucumber and tzatziki sauce
Crepe Side Suggestions
Fresh berries or sliced fruit
Fresh fruit is always a good option when serving crepes. Place a bowl of cut-up fruits on your crepe bar so that you have the option of placing them inside the crepe or on the side. Adding fruits to your crepe is a personal preference, however, some common fruits to serve include:
Sweet potato wedges
try baking some sweet potatoes in the oven. These can be served as a stand-alone side or accompany your tender crepes. Baking the sweet potato is simple and any leftovers can easily be frozen and reheated at a later time. Use lemon juice or balsamic vinegar to bring out the flavor.
Steamed or Sauteed vegetables
Pick out your favorite vegetables to steam and serve as a side with your homemade crepes. Some popular vegetables that go well with crepes are asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers, green beans, and broccoli.
Drizzle them with some specialty olive oil from Saratoga Olive Oil for even more delicious flavor!
Eggs are commonly placed inside the crepe and then folded, however, they may also be served on the side. No matter what kind of egg you prepare, they will go well with your savory crepe fillings.
We especially love these baked scrambled eggs.
This is a great way to add some calcium to your main dish. Cottage cheese is a great side to serve with your crepes.
Ice Cream is a great idea if you are looking to add to the sweetness of your own crepes. Plain vanilla or strawberry flavors will often compliment the savory fillings in your crepe.
Grits make for a fantastic side for just about any breakfast dish. ANd no, we aren’t talking about those bland ones that restaurants usually serve. Grits served up with butter, salt, pepper, and maybe even some cheese is to die for! Here is a great Instant Pot grits recipe!
Sausage or bacon
It is never a bad idea to include bacon or sausage with your crepes. Both of these meats are great for adding protein to your meal. They are often best served with a savory crepe.
Make bacon in your air fryer to make your breakfast (or dinner!) even easier!
Nuts or dried fruits
Try adding nuts like cashews, pecans, and walnuts. If you don’t like nuts then throw on some dried apples, cranberries, or other fruit. Many people like eating raisins with their crepes.
Gruyere cheese, goat cheese, or just plain cheddar can be great additions to your crepes depending on whether you go with sweet or savory. They are great to serve alongside or inside your crepes as cheese fillings.
Jams or jelly’s accompanied the classic crepe well. Next time, try putting some fruit preserves on the side or top of your delicious crepes.
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No matter the time of day, crepes are a sweet treat to settle on. The best part is that they are easy to make and serve! The main ingredients for crepe batter are just flour, egg, salt, milk, melted butter, and sugar. Mix them together and cook them on a nonstick skillet. Once it is golden brown it is ready to be filled and served. Enjoy!