Sides for sandwiches are what it's all about today. Most of us think of sandwiches as a stand-alone meal for the most part. But there are all kinds of great side dishes for sandwiches that you can serve for yourself and your family. These delicious dishes take your lunch or dinner from "meh" to marvelous.
Why Sides for Sandwiches Work
When you think of sandwiches, you probably think of throwing some lunch meat and cheese on some bread. Or maybe you hit it with some peanut butter and jelly. The thing is, those are just two incredibly simple sandwiches out of hundreds of options out there.
From every grilled cheese sandwich you can think of to Reubens, Dagwoods, and everything in between, there are no end to the sandwiches that you can make, and the same is true of side dishes for sandwiches. Why simply eat bread and filling for a meal when you could turn it into so much more? That's what these sides do.
Side Dishes for Sandwiches
These sides are some of the best of the best for pairing with sandwiches. From soups to tots, fries, and more, these sides take your boring sandwich meal and transform it into a veritable feast that you never thought was possible. You can make a meal as simple or as fancy as you like just by choosing which sides for sandwiches to use.
If you love tater tots you're gonna love this.
Cream of mushroom soup is always a winner for sandwiches. Its creamy base and rich mushroom flavor complement so many other sandwich flavors.
For something a little different, try this sweet, creamy sweet potato soup with your next sandwich. Full of the natural sweetness of the sweet potato and made as creamy as you like, it's a geat side.
This hearty soup is best served with a simple sandwich. When you pair this fully loaded soup with a simple sandwich, it's hard to tell which is the main course and which is the side. And you know what? It doesn't even matter!
This rich, cream of tomato soup is a creamy take on classic tomato soup. It's my grandmother's recipe, and it's been a hit with the family for years.
This hearty cream of broccoli soup is perfect with grilled cheese sandwiches or hot chicken, beef, or pork sandwiches.
Potatoes and leeks come together in this creamy soup to create a rich, earthy soup that compliments almost any flavor you can think of. It's an all-purpose side for almost any sandwich.
The complex flavors of this soup are so good, you'll want to pair them with almost every sandwich you make. Make your favorite sandwich and enjoy a spoonful with every bite. You can also dip your sandwich. It's so good.
If you love something crispy with your sandwiches, then you'll love these broccoli tot bites. They combine the delicious crispness of tots with the health and flavor of broccoli.
Serve these crispy butternut squash potato cakes as a crispy substitute for fries with your favorite sandwich. They even make great "bread" for other fillings.
Air fryer hasselback zucchini is a delicious, healthy side that's full of flavor. They're packed with vitamins and minerals, and they're even keto friendly.
Looking for a side that's a bit different? Look no further than these cheesy zucchini fritters. Pair them with a hearty sandwich like a Reuben or club for an absolute feast.
The perfect side for breakfast sandwiches, these zucchini potato pancakes are delicious with an egg and cheese anything.
Zucchini pizza bites are a delicious compliment to a grilled cheese or meatball sandwich. Zucchini is topped with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, and it's so good.
Parmesan crusted zucchini bites are tender on the inside and golden, crispy perfection on the outside.
This potato blossom recipe is loaded with cheese and so much more, and it's the perfect side for burgers or fried pork or chicken sandwiches.
An easy to make vegetable side that has a ton of flavor, this skillet roasted broccoli will have even the pickiest eaters asking for more.
Fries are a classic side for sandwiches, and this healthier version is easy to make and full of flavor. These air fried asparagus spears are tender and so crispy on the outside.
Serve these air fryer little potatoes up with some ketchup, and you'd almost think you were eating french fries!
The perfect, zesty side to burgers and hot sandwiches of all kinds, these copycat Taco Bell Nacho fries are better than the original.
What's better than onion rings? Onion rings wrapped in bacon, that's what! There's really nothing more to be said about this one. DEE-licious.
These crispy breakfast potatoes are loaded with delicious ingredients to get your morning started off on the right foot.
This smoked asparagus is a simple, easy to make side that really lets the flavor of this delicious vegetable shine.
This chicken tortilla soup is loaded with zesty flavor and practically begging for a grilled cheese sandwich to be served with it.
Loaded with vegetables, noodles, and all the great Italian flavors we love, this delicious minestrone soup is the perfect match for any sandwich made with crusty bread.
Rich and hearty, this beef vegetable soup is the perfect dish for a cold winter day.
One of the great classic sides for sandwiches, this pasta salad is perfect for everything from burgers to barbecue.
Perfect for the dinner table or the picnic table, these cucumber salads can be creamy or drenched in a vinegar base.
This Greek rice salad is loaded with all the great Mediterranean flavors we love about recipes from this part of the world.
This creole potato salad takes all the classic flavors of potato salad and combines them with creole seasoning and the great flavor of smoke. Serve it up with a Po' Boy and watch them drool.
Another great pasta salad to serve with sandwiches, this Greek version includes feta, orzo, chicken and more great Greek flavors.
This shrimp pasta salad is delicious on its own, but it also shines when served with any kind of seafood sandwich.
Chicken, Asian flavors, and our favorite ramen noodles come together for a satisfying soup that warms you up and tickles your tastebuds.
Try any of the three versions of this creamy chicken tortellini soup, and you'll be slurping every bit of it out of your bowl.
This turkey tortilla soup is a delicious Tex-Mex feast in a bowl that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
These wonton crisps are a fun, delicious alternative to potato chips, and they pair well with almost any sandwich you can think of.
Loaded with greens, onions, bok choy, and peas, this super healthy soup is even better than the original and is so good with a hearty sandwich.
This chunky corn chowder is loaded with sausage, potatoes, tomatoes, and more delicious veggies. It's a garden feast in a bowl.
One of the most classic sides for sandwiches at your barbecue is coleslaw, and my Grandma's recipe is second to none. It's creamy, delicious, and easy to make.
Want some kick to your sides? Try this jalapeno coleslaw. It's creamy like any good coleslaw, but it's also crunchy and has a healthy kick of heat.
If you're looking for something to serve with your burger or fried chicken sandwich, give these honey buffalo cauliflower bites a try. They're crispy, zesty, and so easy to make.
These delicious smoky sweet potatoes are coated in brown sugar and cinnamon. They're the perfect side or even dessert for the healthy minded.
Serve up some of these authentic southern style candied sweet potatoes after enjoying your sandwich for a family dessert everyone will love.
From burgers to chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and almost any other sandwich you can imagine, corn on the cob is always a great choice. This air fried corn on the cob always comes out perfectly juicy and tender with just the right amount of pop when you bite into it.
These Sides Make any Sandwich Better
Whether you're snacking on a hand and cheese sandwich or chowing down on pulled pork, these sides for sandwiches make every meal involving bread and filling better. Give any of these side dishes for sandwiches a try, and make your next meal pop.