Looking for some sides for sandwiches…something that is A LITTLE more exciting than chips?! Look no further! From salads to soups to everything in between, here’s the ultimate breakdown of the best dishes to serve with sandwiches!
There are so many times when my mind just completely draws a BLANK when it comes to side dishes or what to serve with a certain dish! Does that ever happen to you?! I think it’s old age…brain fatigue is REAL, people!
I rounded up my 27 Easy Sides for Sloppy Joes and my 24 Easy Sides for Grilled Cheese sandwiches first, but now I’m ready to dive into sides for all kinds of sandwiches! Hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, healthy sides for sandwiches…and even the toughest: what to pack with sandwiches in a school lunch! I swear that last one gets me every week!
Need a great sandwich recipe?! For a perfect “cold” sandwich, try my Easy Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich! And for the best HOT sandwich–my Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese is to DIE for!! Oh, and then there’s my Starbucks Copycat Grilled Cheese that will save you $6 and is easy and AMAZING!!
So let’s break it down!!!! Here we go with 32 Best Sides for Sandwiches!
BEST SOUP SIDES
A warm bowl of soup and a sandwich just seem to go hand in hand. Soup is a great side for almost ANY sandwich, but I feel it works best with grilled cheese sandwiches and more deli-type “cold” sandwiches. Here are some amazing soup recipes that would be perfect with a sandwich:
Easy Vegetable Beef Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Red Lentil Soup
BEST SALAD SIDES
Salads are another natural accompaniment to sandwiches. These 5 salads are on my rotation year round and are light enough to pair well with a hearty sandwich.
Caprese Pesto Orzo Salad
BEST KID-FRIENDLY SIDES
Fresh Fruit Salad
Mac and Cheese
Roasted Baby Carrots
BEST HEALTHY SIDES
Sweet Potatoes Fries
Berry Spinach Salad
Black Bean Salad
I LOVE cottage cheese as a light side with a sandwich! Sprinkle it with a little Everything But the Bagel Seasoning!
BEST SIDES FOR HOT SANDWICHES
“Hot” sandwiches can range from a chicken sandwich, BBQ beef sandwich, roast beef sandwich or any other sandwich that is meant to be served warm. For grilled cheese, check out my complete list of 24 Easy Sides for Grilled Cheese. Here are some other great sides for hot sandwiches.
Warm German Potato Salad
BEST SANDWICH SIDES FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES
Easy and healthy, apple sauce pouches and cups are a go-to in our school lunches!
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Ok, so this is technically CHIPS but you get to pair it with delicious salsa! To be honest, the kids in our house prefer the regular old jarred salsa with their chips. But for the adults or kids not as picky as mine, whip up this Easy Pico de Gallo!
My kids go crazy for buttered noodles! They are easy to make and put in a thermos for a nice hot side for the kiddos!
Mix and match whatever fruit your kids will eat! Make a big batch Sunday evening so it’s ready for the next few days!
Super easy and a great accompaniment to a sandwich in a school lunch. I like freezing the yogurt tubes so they’re nice a cold!
Veggies and Hummus/Ranch
Crunchy veggies and something to dip them in…super quick and easy to pack in a lunchbox! Make your own Quick and Easy Hummus or my Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing or just opt for store bought!
I hope that gives you an idea of what to serve with sandwiches (other than chips)! If you have more ideas, feel free to drop them in the comments below! XO
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