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What to Serve with Buffalo Wings: 21-Plus Side Dishes and Desserts

Looking for things to serve with buffalo wings? I’ve been serving them for years, so I’ve got a list of things we enjoy when we eat them. They’re the perfect finger food that goes with a wide variety of side dishes and snacks.

buffalo wings surrounded by side dishes

Remember that you don’t have to offer a complicated menu. In fact, there are times when I simply serve Buffalo wings as a main dish with celery sticks, carrot sticks, slices of bell pepper, and some ranch dressing.

You can cook the wings yourself with your own recipe or this favorite chicken wing recipe. I’ve made this same recipe in the oven and my air fryer, and both ways are easy and turn out great results. 

Several Ways to Cook and Serve Buffalo Wings

I love the fact that my air fryer uses less oil than any other type of frying, so it’s a healthier option. All you have to do is space them out in a single layer in the air fryer basket. This even layer of food allows the hot air to flow around the chicken to uniformly cook all of the pieces.

Or if you prefer, you can purchase wings from your favorite restaurant and just make the sides at home. The best buffalo wings are the ones you like, since it’s all about personal taste.

I’ll share some ideas below. Some are basic items like blue cheese dressing, while others are sides you can make. 

But nothing is difficult. I believe that your time spent in the kitchen should be fun, not stressful.

Spicy Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love buffalo wings? They’re the perfect party food – spicy, cheesy, and always a hit. But what do you serve with them? Here are some ideas for sides that will round out your spread and make it extra delicious.

If you’re like most people, when you think of Buffalo wings, the first thing that comes to mind is spicy, finger-licking good goodness. But what do you serve with them? Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

Chicken wings are the perfect game day food, whether you cook them in your air fryer, oven, or deep fryer. I highly recommend making a couple of batches—one with lots of spice for those who like heat and another one for anyone who doesn’t like spicy food.

Fresh Vegetables and Dips to Serve with Buffalo Wings

A platter of your favorite raw fresh vegetables with a couple of dips will complete the meal in the simplest of ways.

veggies with dip
  • Here are some veggies, finger foods, dips, and sauces you can include with minimal effort:
  • Celery
  • Carrot sticks
  • Broccoli florets
  • Bell pepper slices
  • Edamame
  • Lettuce wedges
  • Radishes
  • Green onions
  • Hot wing sauce
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Your favorite creamy, sweet, or spicy sauce

You don’t even need to offer all of the above, especially if you also serve some of the side dishes listed below. A couple of these vegetables with some dip are all you really need. Check out the fresh produce department at your grocery store to see what they have that’s in season or on sale.

More Delicious Dips and Dressings

These yummy dressings and dips are perfect for dipping your vegetables and chicken in:

Homemade Ranch Dressing – Creamy and oh-so delicious, you’ll need plenty of this ranch dressing for dipping veggies and chicken wings.

Thousand Island Dressing – Another yummy dipping option is this thousand island dressing. As old-school as it sounds, there’s a reason it’s been popular for so long.

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing – This chunky bleu cheese dressing is from Southern Bite, where you can find all kinds of wonderful party recipes. When you serve it for dipping, just call it blue cheese dip. And I intentionally spelled it differently above, since that’s the French spelling.

Everything Bagel Dip – Who says the everything-bagel flavor has to wait for a bagel? I love it on everything!

Cheesy Olive Dip – I discovered this dip by accident, and now it’s one of my favorites. It’s an easy warm dip that is good on veggies, chips, and crackers.

Homemade Salsa – This salsa is super easy to make exactly the way you like it!

Spinach Dip – Serve this spinach dip hot, cold, or at room temperature. It doesn’t matter. It’s good no matter how warm or cool it is.

Pimento Cheese – This delicious southern style pimento cheese has just the right balance of mayonnaise and cream cheese to give it a smooth, creamy texture.

You can also offer a variety of other condiments, including parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, hot sauce, sour cream, ketchup, and dijon mustard.

The more you offer the more enjoyable the food will be for everyone. After all, you probably have a variety of tastes when you’re hosting a crowd.

Delicious Side Dishes to Serve with Buffalo Wings

I like a combination of appetizer type sides as well as more traditional side dishes when I’m hosting a party. Make extra for your next party so you can enjoy leftovers the next day. 

Dessert Ideas

Don’t forget about dessert! Here are some deliciously sweet options that are perfect after a snack or meal of Buffalo wings:

Chocolate Covered Pecans – When you serve lots of finger foods, you can continue with the theme by offering these delicious chocolate covered pecans.

Lemon Bars – Sweet and sour come together in the yummiest way with these lemon bars. They’re a classic favorite around our house.

Pineapple Dump Cake – Easy but impressive, this dessert is delicious with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or all by itself.

buffalo wings surrounded by a variety of side dishes

Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings with Lots of Sides

Serve up some delicious crispy chicken wings along with some of these great side dishes at your next party. As you can see, there’s something for everyone, so your guests will all be happy and satisfied!

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