20 Awesome Side Dishes that go With Hamburger Helpers

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Quick Answer: What Side Dishes go With Hamburger Helpers?

Some of the delicious side dishes to go with hamburger helpers are— Green Beans, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob, Carrots, Sautéed Mushrooms, Garlic Bread, Roasted Vegetables, Cheese and Crackers, Grilled Peppers, Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Rolls, Potato Salad, Buttered Peas, Deviled Eggs, Cherry Tomatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Fruit Salad, Turkey Bites, and Baked Sweet Potato.

Here are 20 mouth-watering side dishes for your hamburger helpers which will immortalize your feast in the memories of your guests!

Hamburger helpers get ready quickly, leaving enough time to prepare a complementing side dish. In this list, I have enumerated all those side dishes,

which in my experience with food, go well with hamburger helpers and make you do a chef’s kiss after the meal.

So let’s get to it.

Sides for Hamburger Helpers – Quick Comparison

RecipeTotal Calories (per 100g)Total Preparation Time
1. Green Beans
3120 minutes
2. Broccoli
3420 minutes
3. Corn on the Cob
10615 minutes
4. Carrots
4110 minutes
5. Sautéed Mushrooms
116.125 minutes
6. Garlic Bread
35020 minutes
7. Roasted Vegetables
81.435 minutes
8. Cheese and Crackers
4775 minutes
9. Grilled Peppers
26.815 minutes
10. Chicken Nuggets
29630 minutes
11. Dinner Rolls
300125 minutes
12. Mashed Potatoes
8830 minutes
13. Potato Salad
14335 minutes
14. Buttered Peas
122.910 minutes
15. Deviled Eggs
22735 minutes
16. Cherry Tomatoes
1810 minutes
17. Brussels Sprouts
4320 minutes
18. Fruit Salad
5020 minutes
19. Turkey Bites
17940 minutes
20. Baked Sweet Potato9055 minutes

1. Green Beans

Total calories (per 100g): 31
Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Hamburger helpers is quite tasty but you can accentuate its flavors by adding a plate of green beans.

Green beans may sound boring but with a bit of butter and garlic, it turns into a lip-smacking delicacy.

You can have green beans casserole, blistered beans, or green beans with parmesan or the way your mama used to make it and it will go great on the side of hamburger helpers.

Check out this easy recipe by Allrecipes-

2. Broccoli

Total calories (per 100g): 34
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Another healthy side dish for hamburger helpers.

Broccoli is filled with nutrition and with some added ingredients becomes a delicious side dish.

To pair broccoli with hamburger helpers, you can stir fry it, roast it with garlic and lemon or make a broccoli crunch salad.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by AnitaCooks-

3. Corn on the Cob

Total calories (per 100g): 106
Total preparation time:
15 minutes

Corn on the cob is a golden delight and a very popular side dish.

With its sweet buttery taste, it perfectly complements all the spices and flavors present in hamburger helpers.

You can add more flavors to this side dish by dressing the corn with roasted garlic or parmesan butter.

Here is a quick and yummy recipe by The Domestic Geek-

4. Carrots

Total calories (per 100g): 41
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

In most families, it is an unspoken rule to have a vegetable side dish to a meaty main dish.

Carrots are a perfect partner to hamburger helpers.

Flavorsome hamburger helpers find solace in the simple, sweet, and earthy flavor of carrots.

You can have carrots as sliced, sautéed, roasted, or even glazed as per your liking.

Here is an easy recipe by Cafe Delights-

5. Sautéed Mushrooms

Total calories (per 100g): 116.1
Total preparation time: 25 minutes

Sautéed mushrooms are the side dish that beautifully accompanies almost every dish.

It is usually made in silky garlic butter and has a splash of soy sauce, which helps in caramelizing the mushrooms and gives them an intense flavor.

It is flavourful and adds deep rich flavor to the main dish. This makes it an excellent side dish to serve with hamburger helpers.

Here is a yummy recipe by Cafe Delights-

6. Garlic Bread

Total calories (per 100g): 350
Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Hamburger helpers are so tasty that they deserve a partner of equal footing.

Garlic bread is creamy, buttery, and cheesy with a hint of fresh minced garlic and parsley.

Its smooth flavors blend with the robust flavors of hamburger helpers, making it a perfect side dish for the latter.

You’ll have fights on your table for the last slice of these, so ensure that you make enough beforehand.

Check out this tasty recipe by Joshua Weissman-

7. Roasted Vegetables

Total calories (per 100g): 81.4
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Roasted vegetables are delicious and develop depth in their flavor due to roasting.

It’s a light side dish to accompany your hamburger helpers and smoothly complement its flavors.

Tender and flavourful, roasted vegetables are the best way to incorporate more veggies in your meal and flavors to your hamburger helpers.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Chowhound-

8. Cheese and Crackers

Total calories (per 100g): 477
Total preparation time:
5 minutes

Cheese and crackers are simply one of the best side dishes for hamburger helpers as they can be easily assembled and customized.

You can serve it in the classic way, i.e. just cheese on butter crackers.

Or you can make it fancy by adding nut butter spread, cheese, and apple slices to your crackers.

Another great cheese and cracker idea is adding tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, basil, and pepperoni and making a mini pizza cracker.

Check out this interesting recipe by Food Network – Checkout!

9. Grilled Peppers

Total calories (per 100g): 26.8
Total preparation time:
15 minutes

When sweet peppers, like red, yellow, orange, or purple peppers, are grilled— the grill deepens the sweetness of these peppers and also adds a smoky taste.

If you are planning to serve hamburger helpers at your next cookout, you can pair it with grilled peppers for a heavenly meal.

To add more flavors to it, toss the grilled peppers in a mixture of balsamic, olive oil, Dijon, thyme, and garlic and let them marinate for a while .

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Martha Stewart-

10. Chicken Nuggets

Total calories (per 100g): 296
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

Chicken nuggets are a popular side dish and are loved by both, kids and adults.

With a crisp outer coating and a tender juicy chicken inside, chicken nuggets are a magnificent partner to hamburger helpers.

Serve it with ketchup and mayonnaise, honey mustard sauce, or garlic aioli, and enjoy a mouth-watering meal.

Check out this quick and yum recipe by Tiffin Box-

11. Dinner Rolls

Total calories (per 100g): 300
Total preparation time:
125 minutes

Dinner rolls are soft, fluffy, and buttery bread that go as a side dish to almost every dish.

When served as a side dish, they provide flavour robust dishes, like hamburger helpers, with a much-needed soft bread companion and create a wholesome meal.

DIY recipe-

12. Mashed Potatoes

Total calories (per 100g): 88
Total preparation time
: 30 minutes

A classic side dish— mashed potatoes are simple but not boring.

Usually made with potatoes, milk, butter, salt, and pepper— it can be customized by adding herbs and spices and served with hamburger helpers as a perfect ally.

DIY recipe-

13. Potato Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 143
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Another potato side dish, as potatoes are that one thing that elegantly goes with every meal.

Potato salad is creamy, delicious, and with its thriving flavors tango well with the flavourful hamburger helpers.

DIY recipe-

14. Buttered Peas

Total calories (per 100g): 122.9
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

Buttered peas are another simple side dish that doesn’t require much effort.

But less effort doesn’t mean they aren’t taste-bombs. They aren’t a classic for no reason.

They are crisp to bite into and soothing in taste and therefore 100% recommended to be served as a side dish to hamburger helpers.

DIY recipe- Checkout!

15. Deviled Eggs

Total calories (per 100g): 227
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Planning on a fancy dinner with hamburger helpers? Go with deviled eggs as a side dish!

With simple ingredients such as hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper — it is an irresistible side dish for hamburger helpers.

DIY recipes-

16. Cherry Tomatoes

Total calories (per 100g): 18
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

Bright red, juicy, and sweet— cherry tomatoes have concentrated snappy flavor which makes them blend well with the flavors of hamburger, as a side dish.

You can either have them raw or as salads or serve them cooked.

DIY recipe-

17. Brussels Sprouts

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

Sautee some Brussels sprouts and serve the ‘crispy outside and meaty inside’ delight as a side dish to your hamburger helpers.

Brussels sprouts are a healthy side dish and when cooked right are delicious and addictive. Serve them with Dijon aioli.

DIY recipe-

18. Fruit Salad

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

Fruit salads make a delicious side dish for hamburger helpers with their juicy taste and tender texture.

When served on the side they make a filling meal. Add a sweet-tangy dressing to it and voila! your guests are gushing with gluttonous satisfaction.

DIY recipe-

19. Turkey Bites

Total calories (per 100g): 179
Total preparation time:
40 minutes

Turkey bites combine the goodness of lean meat with the nutrition of vegetables and usually have a spicy, smoky flavor.

Their taste and texture deliciously complement hamburger helpers and thus make an exceptional side dish for the latter.

DIY recipe – Checkout!

20. Baked Sweet Potato

Total calories (per 100g): 90
Total preparation time:
55 minutes

Baked sweet potatoes have thin crispy skin with a ‘soft and fluffy’ inside.

They are versatile and can be topped with barbeque chicken or bun-less sloppy joe.

As they are immensely customizable and charmingly compliment the flavors of hamburger helpers, they go well on the side of it.

DIY recipe-

Appetizers That go With Hamburger Helpers

If you are planning to serve hamburger helpers in a fancy feast you can start the meal with vegetable or fruit kabobs.

Salads and soups are also great appetizers. If you wish to serve salad you can go with broccoli crunch salad or Caesar salad.

As for soups, stick to simple soups like tomato or clear vegetable soup.

You can also serve sweet potato fries or zucchini fries as your guests await your hamburger helpers. Another suggestion would be to go with turkey bites with bacon and cheese.

Desserts That go With Hamburger Helpers

To end your hamburger meal on a sweet note, you can go with a traditional Peach Cobbler or a fancy Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Cheesecakes will also work fine and so would Brownies.

You can also go with Banana Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Raspberry Pie.

Another amazing dessert that can be served with hamburger helpers is fried apples.

Drinks That go With Hamburger Helpers

If you wish to pair wine with your hamburger helpers then go for Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or German Reisling, if you prefer white wine.

Chilean Merlot is an excellent drink pairing for the hamburger helpers if you prefer red wine.

Cocktails that go with hamburger helpers are— Margarita, Sangria, Negroni, Mango Raspberry Bellini, and Strawberry Daiquiri.

Non-alcoholic drink suggestions would be— Peach Sweet Tea, Ginger Orange Mocktail, Frozen Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Lemonade Iced Tea, and the basic fruit punch.

To Sum Up

We hope this wholesome guide aided you in picking a side dish for your hamburger helpers.

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

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About Barbara Foster

Barbara is a traveler who has traveled to more than 25 countries. She loves the variety of food she gets to experience on her trips and maintains detailed journals of her travels which she plans to publish as a book someday. She loves to bake. Her favorite cuisines are Italian, French, and Mexican.

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