What To Serve With Onion Rings: 21 Tasty Side Dishes

onion rings side dishes

Onion rings are a tasty and popular snack that many people enjoy. To make them even more delicious, I've found 21 great side dishes that go well with their crispy, golden goodness.

My favorite sides include classic dips, fun finger foods, and some new and easy-to-make options.

Let's discover these amazing side dishes that will make your onion rings even more enjoyable and turn snack time into a special treat.

onion rings side dishes

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The best side dishes to serve with onion rings are Philly cheesesteak, french fries, stuffed shells, black bean soup, stuffed mushrooms, baked ziti, beef stroganoff, hummus, chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, biryani, Caesar salad, coleslaw, honey oat bread, garlic bread, creamy corn salad, and chicken sandwiches.

Now, let's get cooking!

Onion Rings Sides

1.Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak

This recipe is meaty, cheesy and oh-so-delicious. Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are a perfect food item for lunch or dinner. They feature steaks, cheese, butter, salt, garlic and pepper to give you a complete dish to enjoy.

You can make the sandwiches home using the tagged recipe. Then serve them with onion rings and enjoy.

2.Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells

Next, we have stuffed shells as an appropriate side dish. Stuffed shells are wholesome and filled with different types of cheeses. The recipe also uses marinara sauce to create a distinct flavor.

Use the recipe card to make the best stuffed shells at home.

3. French Fries

French Fries

French fries make a fantastic side dish for onion rings, as they share the same delightful, crispy texture that we all love. The combination of these two golden, deep-fried treats creates a perfect harmony of flavors, with the savory, mildly sweet onion rings balancing the earthy, salty taste of the fries.

When served together, they satisfy our cravings for that satisfying crunch and indulgent, fried goodness.

4. Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Have you ever tried stuffed mushrooms? If not, make this today using the shared recipe. The best stuffed mushrooms often have a cheese filling with lots of paprika and spinach for a wholesome treat.

Stuffed mushrooms pair well with onion rings as both have a mild taste, and are loved by kids and adults alike.

5. Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is a beautiful pasta dish that gets ready within 12 minutes. The one-pot dish features ziti pasta, mozzarella cheese, spinach, garlic cloves, marinara sauce and salt as primary ingredients.

Treat yourself with this fulfilling dish and enjoy the different flavors on offer. It complements your homemade onion rings pretty well.

6. Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

While the name of this recipe may suggest it to be a complicated dish, beef stroganoff is very easy to make and has a delicious taste. It is a perfect delight to cook it during family gatherings and serve the tender beef dish with onion rings.

You can make beef stroganoff spicy by adding a few red chili flakes in the dish.

Contrary to common belief, you can prepare beef stroganoff within 20 minutes using your instant pot.

7. Hummus 


If you like the texture and taste of hummus, make it as a dip and serve with onion rings. Hummus is an Arabian dip made with chickpeas. It can be customized by adding various ingredients like olives, jalapenos, red chili flakes or paprika.

You don't have to be  professional chef to make this dip. We have tagged an easy recipe to follow. So, try and share your experience.

8. Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

Juicy chicken tenders pair well with onion rings. In this pairing, onion rings work as a great substitute for fries.

Follow the tagged recipe to use the rub and seasoning mix for marination. Then, cook as per the instructions given and enjoy.

9. Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

If you have a kids party at home, don't waste time deciding the menu. There is no kid that won't like onion rings with chicken nuggets. The pair is perfect and easy to make.

You can use your air fryer to make the best chicken nuggets within a few minutes. The recipe requires you to use a small amount of oil, ideal for a healthy snack.

10. Biryani


Biryani is an India rice dish featuring a flavorful taste and a satisfying texture. Serve a plate of biryani with onion rings to enjoy a sweet and savory combination.

There is no one way to make biryani. You can customize it according to your preferred spice level and condiments.

11. Caesar Salad

Caesar salad

Caesa salad is ideal for days when you crave something light and healthy to eat. The salad is crisp with lettuce and croutons. It also contains Parmesan cheese to add a cheesy and creamy flavor to your dish.

Don't forget to add the perfect Caesar dressing and then serve the salad with crunchy onion rings.

12. Coleslaw

Coleslaw new

Coleslaw is a creamy salad with thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers and cabbage. All the vegetables are mixed in a creamy dressing to give a uniform and well-deserved salad to enjoy.

Enjoy your onion rings with this creamy salad, and thank us later.

13. Honey Oat Bread

Homey oat bread

Have you ever though of serving onion rings with homey oat bread before your main meal? If not, now is the time to experiment.

Honey oat bread is sweet, soft and quite easy to make. The recipe features honey and rolled oats, making this bread a delight to enjoy.

This bread is also a favorite of most picky eaters. Onion rings and this bread is a perfect combination to feed your kids.

14. Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

Raise your hand if you like having garlic bread as an appetizer. It is a crunchy bread recipe with lots of garlic, ideal to keep you warm and full for a long duration.

Use the tagged recipe to make lots of garlic bread at home. Then enjoy it as a snack with onion rings or serve as an appetizer. Either way, every bite keeps you satisfied.

15. Creamy Corn Salad

creamy corn salad

Onion rings taste great with any creamy dish. So, let's pair it with everyone's favorite creamy corn. This corn recipe is quick and ideal for BBQ lunches and dinners.

Spice up the corn salad with paprika, and enjoy with mild onion rings.

16. Chicken Sandwiches

Chicken Sandwiches

There is nothing like basic chicken sandwiches for office lunches. These sandwiches also taste good for teatime and are perfect to eat with onion rings.

To make the best chicken sandwiches, we recommend using ingredients like roast chicken, mayonnaise, sour cream, walnuts fresh dill, pickles, green onion, lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

The recipe is simple, so even your kids can help you make these scrumptious sandwiches.

17. Beer Batter Fish

beer batter fish

If you are looking for a crispy fish recipe, we have the perfect dish for you. This beer batter fish goes amazing with onion rings and can also be served with a homemade creamy dip.

You can cook this dish whenever you want. However, we recommend winter to be the idea season to enjoy it.

18. Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas tacos

You don't have to wait for a Tuesday to make tacos. This dish can be enjoyed on every day of the week with some special onion rings.

Carnitas tacos are filled with pork meat, orange juice and salsa and are topped with small corn, white onions, lime, cilantro and sliced jalapenos.

19. Smash Burgers

Smash burgers

These burgers are quite popular these. So, make them at home for your next movie night and serve with onion rings. Smash burgers feature beef patties that is loaded with cheese . This is an old fashioned burger but better than the rest.

20. Vegetable Noodles

Vegetable dish

These veggie noodles featurecucumber, carrots, noodles and many other vegetables. Use the spices and sauce as recommended to make an excellent dish. The impressive yet easy dish can woo your guests any day and can be enjoyed with onion rings.

21. Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup

This side dish is perfect for winter when you feel like eating something indulging, heartwarming and healthy. Black bean soup has a mild taste and is rich in proteins. It can also be made spicy by using green and red chilis in your recipe.

Serve the soup with onion rings and enjoy a complete meal.

What To Eat With Onion Rings

  1. Philly cheesesteak
  2. Stuffed shells
  3. Black bean soup
  4. French Fries
  5. Stuffed mushrooms
  6. Baked ziti
  7. Beef stroganoff
  8. Hummus
  9. Chicken tenders
  10. Chicken nuggets
  11. Biryani
  12. Caesar salad
  13. Coleslaw
  14. Honey oat bread
  15. Garlic bread
  16. Creamy corn salad
  17. Chicken sandwiches
  18. Beer batter fish
  19. Carnitas tacos
  20. Smash burgers
  21. Vegetable noodles

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What To Serve With Onion Rings

Looking for the best sides to eat with your crispy onion rings? We have 21 delicious ideas for the perfect meal.
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Course: lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: onion rings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 3 onion rings


  • Make the best onion rings using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat onion rings with french fries, black bean soup, coleslaw, creamy corn salad, chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, vegetable noodles, carnitas tacos, beef stroganoff, stuffed shells, stuffed mushrooms, baked ziti and hummus.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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