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Best Baked Beans + What Goes With Baked Beans? 20 Side Dishes

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What goes with baked beans? Let’s explore 20 side dishes perfect for serving with baked beans for a more well-rounded meal! Plus, our favorite vegetarian baked beans recipe!

A white bowl of creamy vegan baked beans.

Baked beans are a delicious and healthy side dish, packed with protein, that is great for nearly any occasion. Smoky, sweet, and savory flavors — baked beans have a distinct taste that can complement any meal. While baked beans are popular side dishes in potlucks and picnics, they have also become a staple in many homes because of how easy they are to make (or buy!), how nutritious, and how budget-friendly they are.

Baked beans are versatile and can be served during any time of the day, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. However, they aren’t usually eaten alone, and are best paired with an entree, a fresh salad, another side dish, sandwich, fresh veggies or even simple toast or a condiment like ketchup or mustard. There are many great options, especially if your household is getting tired of your usual baked beans serving. You can definitely level up your serving of baked beans when you pair them with another delicious recipe

Baked beans on toast.

If you are looking for what to serve with baked beans, we’ve come up with a list of vegetarian and gluten-free options that will surely complement your favorite baked beans recipe. With all these sides to choose from, even a simple recipe of baked beans will come to life! Enjoy.

20 Great Side Dishes To Serve With Baked Beans

Pan de Yuca
This easy and delicious gluten-free cheese bread made with tapioca flour, has its roots in Ecuador. Pan de Yuca will become a dinner table staple in no time!
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Dill Potato Salad
This Creamy Potato Salad with Fresh Dill is packed with flavor and makes the perfect BBQ side dish, picnic fare or potluck take-a-long. This deliciousness can be made vegetarian or vegan and is naturally gluten-free.
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1-Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – Minimalist Baker
There is something very wintry, very comforting about Shepherd’s Pie. Hearty vegetables in a brothy sauce topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, all baked to
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The Best Gluten-Free Cornbread
A super easy, healthy and delicious Gluten-Free Cornbread recipe that also happens to be vegan, dairy-free and egg-free!
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Deviled Eggs – Salt and Lavender
With just a handful of ingredients you can make this extremely impressive deviled eggs recipe in your own kitchen. You can’t beat that classic, traditional taste for the best appetizer!
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe (Panera Copycat)
This Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup copycat recipe is easy to make in the Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker. It’s made with simple ingredients and is quick, budget-friendly and delightfully cheesy. Stovetop instructions included.
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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes have perfectly crisp exteriors with soft and fluffy centers. They are the perfect baked potatoes and could not be easier to make!
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Grilled Corn Salad with Orange Dressing
A super fresh, vibrant and flavorful grilled corn salad that can be made on a conventional grill or electric grill or on the stovetop (gas or electric ranges). With a tangy homemade cumin and orange dressing to tie it all together!
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Gluten-Free Biscuits (Easy Recipe)
Super easy to make Gluten-Free Biscuits! This gluten-free biscuit recipe has the perfect biscuit texture, with a flavorful crust, and a soft, pillowy interior. Egg free with a vegan and dairy free option.
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Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Cookie + Kate
This gourmet grilled cheese sandwich recipe is so easy to make at home! Make it when the craving strikes, and it will become your new favorite.
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Kale Avocado Salad – Aka Avocado Massaged Kale Salad – Foolproof Living
Avocado Massaged Kale Salad is the most delicious (and the easiest) kale salad you can make in 15 minutes. Vegan & gluten-free, this green salad is the healthiest salad ever!
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BBQ Walnut Chickpea Veggie Burgers (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Healthy, easy, and delicious BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers. These hearty and filling vegan and gluten-free burgers can be pan-fried or grilled and pack a most delightful flavorful punch!
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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe – Salt and Lavender
This classic macaroni salad is a summer staple! This bright salad has a delicious tangy and sweet creamy dressing. This recipe is a great base for adding in your favorite extras!
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Creamy Vegan Potato Soup
This creamy Potato Soup can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop for ease and convenience! Make it vegan or vegetarian. Naturally gluten-free. This delicious recipe can also be found in my cookbook The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.
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Balsamic Tomato Salad with Cucumber and Onion – Peas & Crayons
This quick and easy Balsamic Tomato Salad is Summer in a bowl! It features ultra-ripe tomatoes paired with cucumber, onion, basil, and…
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These super easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges come out perfectly crispy every time! These air fried potato wedges use only a few simple ingredients, yet pack a big punch of deliciously smoky flavor. They make a perfect quick appetizer or snack when the cravings hit!
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Perfect Shakshuka Recipe (with Foolproof Eggs) – Live Eat Learn
This 1-dish, easy shakshuka recipe is a traditional North African meal that’s incredibly easy to make and packed with flavor!
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Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob Recipe – Little Sunny Kitchen
Easy Instant Pot corn on the cob that is cooked in just 2 minutes! Try this method and you will never boil corn on the cob over the stovetop ever again.
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How to Make an Everyday Rainbow Salad – Running on Real Food
Learn how to build a healthy, everyday rainbow salad to help maximize the different nutrients you’re getting on a daily basis.
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Chipotle Mac and Cheese
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The Best Baked Beans + 20 Baked Bean Side Dishes

What goes with baked beans? Let's explore 20 side dishes perfect for serving with baked beans for a more well-rounded meal! Plus, our favorite vegetarian baked beans recipe!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup dry pinto beans or two 15-ounce cans pre-cooked beans
  • 2 yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or any oil
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups freshly diced tomatoes roma or any kind
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce


  • If using dried beans, soak the beans in water overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain the beans then cover with cold water in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer the beans for 1 hour or until fork tender. Drain, then set aside. If using canned beans, move on to next step.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large pan or dutch oven, add the beans, onion, garlic, paprika, oil, molasses, cumin, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, tomatoes and BBQ sauce. Stir well to combine.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until all is thickened and creamy. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1329mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4mg

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