Best Sides That go Well With Sandwiches

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Quick Answer: What Side Dishes go With Sandwiches?

Some of the best side dishes to go with sandwiches are—Macaroni Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Coleslaw, Fruit Salad, Caesar Salad, Tomato Soup, Onion Rings, Potato Salad with Mayo, Baked Beans, Broccoli Crunch Salad, BBQ Potato Chips, Cheese Straws, Summer Berry Salad, Chili, Butternut Squash Soup, Mac and Cheese, Potato Soup, Blistered Green Beans, Matzo Ball Soup and Vegetable Salad.

Here are 20 side dishes to serve with your sandwich which will leave your guests drooling on the table. Each side dish has its unique tasty point to make you win everyone’s hearts.

Sandwiches are a great mini-meal but to make them a full-fledged meal you’d need a side dish.

With my experience as a foodie, I have enumerated in this list all the side dishes will waltz with the flavors of sandwiches and leave you utterly satisfied.

So let’s get to it!

Sides for Sandwiches – Quick Comparison

RecipeTotal Calories (per 100g)Total Preparation Time
1. Macaroni Salad
20225 minutes
2. Sweet Potato Fries
124.435 minutes
3. Coleslaw
15215 minutes
4. Fruit Salad
5020 minutes
5. Caesar Salad
4430 minutes
6. Tomato Soup
3025 minutes
7. Onion Rings
41120 minutes
8. Potato Salad with Mayo
17535 minutes
9. Baked Beans
155145 minutes
10. Broccoli Crunch Salad
17015 minutes
11. BBQ Potato Chips
49140 minutes
12. Cheese Straws
535.735 minutes
13. Summer Berry Salad
3215 minutes
14. Chili
10130 minutes
15. Butternut Squash Soup
3770 minutes
16. Mac and Cheese
16430 minutes
17. Potato Soup
4330 minutes
18. Blistered Green Beans
8520 minutes
19. Matzo Ball Soup
49100 minutes
20. Vegetable Salad70.115 minutes

1. Macaroni Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 202
Total time for preparation:
25 minutes

Turn a sandwich into a meal by adding a wholesome macaroni salad.

This classic creamy side dish can accompany a good sandwich in any picnic, BBQ weekend, potluck, or even a quiet evening at home.

Made with colorful vegetables, eggs, and light mayo dressing— macaroni salad is a filling side dish to go with grilled sandwiches.

Here is a quick recipe by Food Wishes-

2. Sweet Potato Fries

Total calories (per 100g): 124.4
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

A great vegetarian- vegan side dish whose crispiness makes you reach for some more!

Sweet potato fries are a healthy alternative to the usual fries and go great with any kind of sandwich.

They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and with some garlicky or spicy seasoning becomes irresistible when served with simple or even a fancy sandwich.

Check out this yummy recipe by Mind Over Munch-

3. Coleslaw

Total calories (per 100g): 152
Total preparation time:
15 minutes

A flavourful sandwich when paired with a flavourful side dish keeps the feast going!

Coleslaw is quite a popular side dish and is served with most of the meals.

But when this fresh and creamy delight is partnered with a good cheesy and flavor robust sandwich, it creates heaven on the plate.

Pair it with grilled cheese, turkey club, or the classic BLT sandwich.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Kitchen Sanctuary-

4. Fruit Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 50
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Fruit Salad is a healthy, refreshing, and yummy side dish.

Start your day with a happy tummy by pairing your breakfast sandwich with a bowl of fruit salad with fresh cream topping.

Or serve a huge bowl of fruit salad with honey-lime dressing at your weekend BBQ gatherings.

Check out this quick and tasty recipe by Preppy Kitchen

5. Caesar Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 44
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

The almighty Caesar salad is at your rescue again!

Caesar Salad is crisp and delicious but when served with crunchy croutons and a tangy dressing it tastes even better.

It goes great with chicken sandwiches. You can also serve it alongside something simple like ham and cheese or something heavy like a turkey club.

Here is a lip-smacking and easy recipe by Joshua Weissman-

6. Tomato Soup

Total calories (per 100g): 30
Total preparation time:
25 minutes

For a hearty lunch or dinner, pair your crispy sandwiches with creamy tomato soup.

Tomato soup made from tangy tomatoes and fresh cream creates a velvety comfort side dish that goes well on the side of a grilled cheese sandwich.

It is easy to make and a simple side dish; best for pairing with sandwiches for a weekday meal.

Check out this easy recipe by Donal Skehan-

7. Onion Rings

Total calories (per 100g): 411
Total preparation time: 20 minutes

A popular side dish in American and British meals— onion rings are golden delights.

They have a crunchy exterior and the tender onions inside them give this snack a slightly sweet taste.

Serve this side dish with ketchup and mayo alongside a simple chicken sandwich or BLT or pair it up with a coleslaw sandwich.

Here is a yummy and easy recipe by TheCooknShare-

8. Potato Salad with Mayo

Total calories (per 100g): 175
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

A creamy and delicious side dish— potato salad with mayo has a satisfying taste that is bound to make you lick your dishes clean.

Potato salad with mayonnaise has a creamy texture; the ingredients like hardboiled eggs, celery, shallots, and black pepper add mouth-watering flavors to it.

It is a highly rated classic side dish to serve with your grilled cheese or meaty sandwiches and can be customized according to your taste.

Check out this easy and quick recipe by Inspired Taste-

9. Baked Beans

Total calories (per 100g): 155
Total preparation time:
145 minutes

If you are planning to bring out the grill next weekend and have a BBQ Saturday, then baked beans is an ultimate go-to.

A good batch of saucy and smoky baked beans, with enough spice and everything nice in it, goes great on the side of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.

This combination is bound to create a filling meal and make your BBQ gathering memorable in the history of your town.

Here is an easy and yummy recipe by HowToBBQRight-

10. Broccoli Crunch Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 170
Total preparation time:
15 minutes

Broccoli Crunch salad is easy to make and beyond delicious to savor with your wholesome sandwiches.

It is usually made with fresh broccoli, crunchy vegetable, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a creamy cider coleslaw dressing.

Broccoli crunch salad provides an ambivalent flavor and texture complement to flavourful sandwiches.

You can also top your broccoli crunch salad with bacon to add more flavor to it.

Here is an easy recipe by Downshiftology

11. BBQ Potato Chips

Total calories (per 100g): 491
Total preparation time:
40 minutes

Planning an all-around lunch with family or friends and have decided to serve the sweet, earthy, and umami BLT?

Pair it up with BBQ potato chips and make your lunch lip-smacking tasty!

DIY recipe—

12. Cheese Straws

Total calories (per 100g): 535.7
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Cheese straws are flaky, buttery, and are liked by kids and adults alike.

Serve it with a BLT, Turkey club, or even a vegetable sandwich with dill sauce or a coleslaw sandwich and get the party started.

DIY recipe—

13. Summer Berry Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 321
Total preparation time:
5 minutes

Summer berry salad is packed with robust natural flavors and with honey mint lime dressing it turns into a fantastic side dish.

Serve it with a sandwich and create a filling and satisfying meal to drool over.

DIY recipe—

14. Chili

Total calories (per 100g): 101
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

Another powerful ‘sandwich-side dish’ combination is grilled cheese sandwich and chili.

The strong and powerful flavor of chili waltz with the simple flavors of grilled cheese and satisfies both tongue and tummy.

DIY recipe—

15. Butternut Squash Soup

Total calories (per 100g): 37
Total preparation time:
70 minutes

The side dish of ‘fall’ times—butternut squash soup is creamy, cozy, and delicious.

It forms an amazing meal combination when served hot on the side of a flavourful turkey club.

It will also go great with grilled cheese, veg sandwiches, and egg sandwiches.

DIY recipe—

16. Mac and Cheese

Total calories (per 100g): 164
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

A bowl of delicious and creamy mac and cheese is a perfect partner to a good ham and cheese sandwich.

This combination is soothing, simple and will protect you from pangs of hunger.

DIY recipe—

17. Potato Soup

Total calories (per 100g): 43
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

Potato soup is made with potatoes, veggies, garlic, and creamy broth and is an excellent side dish to pair up with your ham and cheese sandwich.

If you feel fancy, top the soup with some cheddar.

DIY recipe—

18. Blistered Green Beans

Total calories (per 100g): 85
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Blistered green beans are simple and have deep caramelized flavors. They can be your sandwich’s perfect companion either on weeknights or on holidays.

Disclaimer: make sure to make enough as they tend to disappear as soon as they hit the plates!

DIY recipe— Checkout!

19. Matzo Ball Soup

Total calories (per 100g): 49
Total preparation time:
100 minutes

Matzo ball soup is delicious, soothing, and takes away your tiredness at the end of a soul-tiring week.

It is a chicken soup with dumplings made from matzah meal, eggs, chicken fat, and broth. It makes a delicious combination with a Reuben sandwich.

DIY recipe—

20. Vegetable Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 70.1
Total preparation time:
15 minutes

With vegetable salad, you not only add more vegetables to your meal but also more flavors.

Vegetable salad is a mix of veggies, crunchy nuts and seeds, a few dry fruits, and feta cheese. It creates a filling and flavorful meal when paired with a sandwich.

You can also customize your vegetable salad as per your needs.

DIY recipe— Checkout!

Appetizers That go With Sandwiches

Many of the above-listed side dishes can also be served as appetizers.

You can always munch on some chips as you wait for your delicious sandwich to be ready. Salt and Vinegar or BBQ chips are highly recommended.

Soups like creamy Tomato Basil Soup or Mushroom Soup are also good options to start your meal.

If you want healthy options, go for Caesar Salad or Green Salad.

Drinks That go with Sandwiches

If you are looking for drinks to have with breakfast sandwiches then orange juice is a classic choice.

If juices aren’t your thing but you still want to feel fresh and energetic, go with tea or coffee. Lemonade and drinking chocolate will work fine on weekends.

As for alcohol, slightly sweet white wines like Reisling go well with spicy sandwiches. For cheddar, turkey, ham, or bacon sandwiches go for Pinot Noir or Merlot .

Best cocktails to go with sandwiches are—Winter Orange Whiskey Cocktail, English Country Garden Cocktail, Berry Kombucha Cocktail, and Orange Cranberry Vodka Cocktail .

Desserts That go With Sandwiches

The best dessert to end any meal is ice cream. Any classic flavor will do but Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate Sauce is an undefeated champion.

You can also serve Gelato or Sorbets instead of ice cream if you wish.

Some fancy desserts to accompany your sandwiches can be Peach Upside Down Cake, Key Lime Pie, Banana Chocolate Cake, Lemon Pound Cake, or Applesauce Spice Cake.

To Sum Up

We hope this wholesome guide helped you in picking which side dish to have with your sandwich.

If you have any tips or suggestions, please let us know below!

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About Karen Wilson

Karen is a foodie to the core. She loves any variety of food - spicy or junk! Her slender body and height are deceiving, as she enjoys eating hearty meals that would leave most people gasping for air. She has an appetite for life, and wants everyone around her to share in it too.

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