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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!
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:
This Vegetable Beef Soup has that simmered-all-day flavor, but it's ready in less than thirty minutes! This recipe uses ground beef for quick cooking, load of veggies, all cooked in a savory broth that includes the powerhouse "secret" ingredient–V8 Juice!!!! Healthy and comforting, this soup is a must-make this fall and winter!
I have been making this easy tomato soup for years! It’s so simple and perfect alongside a grilled cheese sandwich. The soup freezes well, too so you can make big batches and never buy the canned stuff again!
This Instant Pot Red Lentil soup has a surprise ingredient–BACON!!! Didn't expect that in lentil soup, did ya?! Never worry, this recipe can be super easily adapted to be vegetarian or vegan lentil soup, too! Don't let the bacon scare you away! It's delicious with or without!
This BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad will change how you think about traditional mac salad. This salad is a little sweet, a little tangy and never heavy or soggy! It's the perfect side for summertime grilling or just a simple lunch!
This Easy Orzo Salad with Pesto is a refreshing salad that combines tender orzo pasta with flavorful pesto, mozzarella pearls, and fresh tomatoes. Simple and delicious, it's a perfect summertime side dish or light dinner!
Once you make this Easy Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad, it will be on your rotation ALL THE TIME!! Orzo is tossed with sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and fresh herbs, then dressed with a tangy, delicious lemon dressing. This salad has no mayo so it's perfect for summer picnics and grill outs.
How good does this pasta salad look?! This pasta salad is loaded with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, pepperoncini, olives, and easy Italian dressing. Lindsay from Pinch of Yum calls it: DANGEROUSLY GOOD.
These air fryer baby carrots are a quick and simple side dish that's parent and kid approved! These air fried carrots are tossed in a sweet and savory glaze that's a cinch to make. This is a perfect weeknight side dish, but also special enough for your holiday table!
This Simple Arugula Salad recipe isn't even really a recipe! It's ridiculously simple and a super easy side dish that complements almost any main course! Arugula is tossed with the bright, simple flavors of lemon and olive oil, then topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. Your go-to salad is ready in about 5 minutes!
This recipe for frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer will give you crisp, perfectly seasoned fries every time! The method is simple and the air fryer does 90% of the work–just sit back and let it work it's magic!
“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.
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!