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What to Serve with American Chop Suey (14 Easy Sides)

It’s time to get cooking!

Whether you’re throwing a big party or just looking for a dish to make in the kitchen, American chop suey is an easy option.

It’s a classic American dish that has been around since forever, and it’s still going strong today.

What to Serve with American Chop Suey

But what do you serve with American chop suey?

American chop suey is a classic dish that can be served with a wide variety of side dishes.

One of the best choices is rice, which goes perfectly with the meat in this dish. Another option is to serve it with noodles or fried rice, which also makes a nice complement to the dish’s flavors.

Keep scrolling for 14 easy side dishes that are perfect for serving with your American chop suey—and they all take about 15 minutes or less to prepare.

So let’s get started!

14 Sides to Serve with American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey

Have you ever tried eating American chop suey without some kind of side?

It’s just not the same!

Here are my favorite sides for this dish:

1. Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

If you don’t have the time or energy to make a big roast in the oven, roasted veggies are a great alternative.

  1. Just chop up some mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower… whatever sounds good!
  2. Throw them in a pan with some olive oil and salt, and roast them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or so until they’re soft and browned on the outside.
  3. Then serve them alongside your American chop suey for an easy meal that’s full of flavor!

2. Homemade Fries

homemade French Fries

Making homemade french fries can seem intimidating at first glance—but it doesn’t have to be!

All you need is a potato peeler and some oil to get started making your own delicious homemade french fries.

  1. First, peel your potatoes into long strips (about 1/2″ thick), then cut those strips into fries about 1/4″ thick by 1″ long.
  2. Finally, toss them in oil (canola works great here) and bake them at 450 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown on both sides.

3. Corn on The Cob

Grilled Corn on The Cob

This is one of my favorite things to eat during summertime!

You can get fresh corn on the cob at most grocery stores these days (or even better—buy it directly from a farmer!).

To prepare it: 

  1. Scrub off any dirt using a brush or sponge; remove any leaves; soak it in cold water for five minutes; then boil it in water for five minutes (or until tender).
  2. Drain the water and serve alongside your American chop suey!

4. Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato salad is another classic dish that goes well with American chop suey.

You can make it with red potatoes (which are my favorite!), or white potatoes if you prefer—whatever floats your boat!

Just boil them until they’re tender but not mushy, then let them cool down before mashing up half of one potato per person and adding mayonnaise (about half a tablespoon per person), mustard powder (one teaspoon per person), salt & pepper to taste, and any other ingredients you like (green onions, celery).

5. Pasta Salad

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Another great way to add variety to your American chop suey is by making pasta salad!

This is one dish that no matter how many times I make it, I always get excited about making it again—it’s just so delicious!

The secret is using fresh ingredients like tomatoes and cucumbers instead of canned ones (which can taste kind of bland).

That way you get all the flavor without sacrificing any convenience.

6. Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

This is another easy dish that goes well with American chop suey—just sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until soft, then add carrots and celery (and anything else you’d like).

Add vegetable broth and bring it to a boil; then simmer for about 20 minutes until the veggies are soft.

Puree with an immersion blender (or transfer everything to a regular blender), then return it to the pot (or pan) over low heat until heated through again.

7. Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Baked beans are another great recipe that can go with almost anything—they’re especially good when paired with American chop suey because they have such a similar texture (soft and saucy).

They’re also really easy to make—just throw some pinto beans in a pot of water mixed with salt and sugar (enough to bring out the flavor), then cook them for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees until soft but not mushy.

8. Green Beans

Green Beans

Green beans are another great way to add some color and crunch to your plate.

  1. Simply slice them up into small pieces and sauté them in some olive oil until they’re tender but still crunchy—about 5 minutes should do it!
  2. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving alongside the rest of your meal.

9. Zucchini Sticks

Zucchini Sticks

It’s no secret that most kids love this dish, so it makes sense that they’d also love a side of zucchini sticks.

But even if your kids hate vegetables, these little guys will change their minds.

  1. Just cut up some zucchini into thin slices and sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs (you can make your own or buy them ready-made).
  2. Bake them at 375 degrees until they’re soft and browned on the outside.
  3. Then serve alongside your American chop suey for an easy dinner that everyone will love!

10. Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

If you’re looking for a refreshing side dish, try this cucumber salad!

It’s super easy, and it’s a great way to use up summer produce.

  1. To make it, simply slice up 1 cucumber into thin pieces and then put them in a bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar (or lemon juice), then sprinkle on salt and pepper (and any other spices you like).
  3. Toss everything together until it’s evenly coated, then serve alongside your chop suey for an easy meal!

11. Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is another great side dish idea.

  1. Just combine equal parts cream cheese and sour cream in a bowl, then mix in chili powder and cumin until it’s good to go (you can add salt if you like).
  2. Put it over hot cooked rice or pasta—and voila!

You’ve got yourself a delicious side dish that goes perfectly with American chop suey!

12. Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit salad

Fruit salads are another simple way to get your vitamins while enjoying your evening meal.

Just pick out some of your favorite fruits—berries work great!—and toss them with some lemon juice and sugar (or honey if you prefer).

Top it off with some mint leaves if you like your food more savory-sweet than just sweet-sweet.

Then add some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you want something more decadent!

13. Fried Noodles

Fried Noodles

These noodles have been a staple in Chinese cuisine for centuries.

You can buy them at your local grocery store—just look for the refrigerated section next to the tofu and dumplings!

They come in a variety of flavors—I like spicy black bean myself—and all you need to do is pop them into boiling water while you prep your other ingredients (like chopping up those veggies!) and then drain them when they’re done cooking.

They’ll soak up any sauce you use like magic!

14. Rice Pudding

Rice pudding

Rice pudding is super simple to make—all you need is milk, sugar, and vanilla extract.

You can even make it vegan by using almond milk instead of regular milk!

  1. All you have to do is heat up the milk on the stovetop until it’s hot but not boiling (around 160 degrees Fahrenheit), then add in 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  2. Next, pour this mixture into a bowl and let it cool completely before putting it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. After that, all you have to do is scoop out a serving of this creamy goodness and enjoy!
American Chop Suey

What to Serve with American Chop Suey (14 Easy Sides)

If you're serving American chop suey as a main dish, you should consider serving it with a side dish.
A side dish can add variety to your meal and make it more complete. Side dishes are sometimes called "complimentary" or "accompaniment" dishes. They usually consist of foods that complement the main dish, like rice or pasta.
Side dishes can also be used to balance out the flavor of the meal and make sure all the food groups are represented—something that is especially important for people who have dietary restrictions or allergies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 415 kcal


  • Roasted Veggies
  • Homemade Fries
  • Corn on The Cob
  • Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Vegetable Soup
  • Baked Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Zucchini Sticks
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Creamed Corn
  • Fruit Salad
  • Fried Noodles
  • Rice Pudding


  • Pick your favorite side dish from this post to serve with your meal.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Be ready to enjoy in no time!
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