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21 of the Best Sides for Sandwiches

Let’s talk sides! Recently, I was making my favorite Sloppy Joes recipe when my husband asked what sides we were eating with it. I was so excited to eat the juicy, delicious sandwich that I didn’t think of what to serve with sloppy joes. What goes with sloppy joes?

That got me thinking about what the best sides for sandwiches are. I decided I had to put together a roundup of sides for sloppy joes and my favorite side dishes for sandwiches in general. Keep reading to see the TOP 21 sides for sandwiches besides chips (because that’s too easy!).

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Sides for Sandwiches roundup images that shows a variety of side dishes.

Whether you’re looking for classic or unique, light or hearty, fresh or fried, I have you covered with this list of 21 of the Best Sides for Sandwiches! You’ll find a variety of hot and cold sides dishes, healthy sides, and side dishes that you can make in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Side Dishes

1. Air Fryer French Fries

The king of sandwich sides!

Air Fryer French Fries
These Air Fryer French Fries are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and seasoned to absolute perfection! Just as flavorful and delicious as regular French fries but so much healthier.
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Sides for Sandwiches. Air fryer French fries with two dipping sauces.

2. Easy Air Fryer Broccoli

This quick and easy air fryer broccoli is one of the best sides for sloppy joes sides! Simply toss the broccoli with olive oil, garlic salt, and nutritional yeast for a cheesy side dish. This broccoli side dish is crunchy, garlicky, and cheesy – what more could you want?!

Easy Air Fryer Broccoli
This quick and easy air fryer broccoli is the absolute BEST. It’s tossed with olive oil, garlic salt, and nutritional yeast. Vegan friendly!
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Air fryer broccoli is a side for sandwiches. Broccoli in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

3. Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

These are fabulously crispy on the outside, moist and tender inside and full of flavors.

Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
These Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are very simple to make and ready in under 30 minutes! The simple, but tasty garlic and parmesan flavors are a hit with both kids and adults.
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Air fryer zucchini is a side dish for sandwich. Crispy zucchini in a bowl with dipping sauce.

Cold Side Dishes for Sandwiches

4. Avocado Pasta Salad

This crowd-pleasing Avocado Pasta Salad is one of my favorite unique sides to go with sandwiches. It’s creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, healthy pasta salad.

Avocado Pasta Salad
This Avocado Pasta Salad is one that’ll be different from all the others on the BBQ table. It’s a creamy, bright, packed full of spinach, healthy pasta salad that just happens to be vegan friendly!
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A delicious side dish for sandwiches is this avocado pasta salad. The pasta salad has noodles and tomatoes with avocado, corn, and spinach.

5. Caprese Tortellini Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

These skewers can be eaten as an appetizer, but I love making them to serve with sandwiches as well. A fun finger food that kids (and adults!) will love.

Caprese Tortellini Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
Caprese Tortellini Skewers with Balsamic Glaze are an easy no-bake appetizer. Caprese skewers with tortellini are always a crowd pleaser.
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Caprese tortellini skewers with balsamic glaze on a serving tray with tomatoes and basil on the side.

6. Cold Asparagus Tomato Salad

Marinated in a simple lemon vinaigrette, this cold asparagus salad recipe is a great make ahead option that can be made in less than 20 minutes!

Cold Asparagus Tomato Salad with Avocado & Feta
This cold asparagus tomato salad is light, refreshing and bursting with flavour. The perfect healthy make-ahead option for entertaining!
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Healthy side for sandwiches option. This asparagus tomato salad is in a bowl with feta cheese on top.

7. Caesar Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is always one of the first things to disappear at picnics!

Caesar Pasta Salad
This Caesar Pasta Salad is a welcome twist. Crispy veggies and creamy Caesar dressing make this pasta salad stand out from the crowd.
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A cold side dish for sandwiches. Caesar Salad Pasta Salad with croutons and tomatoes.

8. Kale and Apple Slaw

This kale salad makes the perfect side dish for your next gathering, barbecue or potluck! This fresh slaw recipe pairs especially well with a hearty sandwich and is a healthy side for sloppy joes.

Kale and Apple Slaw
Kale and Apple Slaw is easy to prepare and delicious. It has great texture and flavors. The salad is tossed with a light, creamy dressing.
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Kale and apple slaw in a bowl with sliced apple on the side. A fresh side for sandwiches.

9. Dill Pickle Coleslaw

Pickle lovers rejoice! This coleslaw is a tangy twist on a classic coleslaw recipe! Enjoy as a side for sloppy joes sandwich or a side for pulled pork sandwich.

Dill Pickle Coleslaw
Dill Pickle Coleslaw is a fun & crunchy twist on an old favorite! Shredded cabbage, carrots & pickles are tossed in a tangy dressing with dill pickle juice!
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Dill pickle coleslaw is a perfect side for sloppy joes. Coleslaw in a bowl with small pickles on top.

10. Cucumber and Onion Salad

This veggie packed cucumber and onion salad is the perfect vegetable side dish. This tasty dish is healthy, light and refreshing. Plus, it can be made in just 30 minutes!

Cucumber And Onion Salad
Cucumber and onion salad with feta, avocado, grape tomatoes & a tangy homemade salad dressing is the perfect side for your summer cookout.
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Cucumber and onion salad in a clear bowl with tomatoes and feta cheese on top. A cold side dish for a sandwich.

11. Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Quick and easy, this popular broccoli crunch salad recipe is perfect to make ahead and ideal for a potluck, burgers, and hearty sandwiches.

Crunchy Broccoli Salad
This creamy, crunchy broccoli salad is salted with bacon and sweeten by dried cranberries. Perfect edition to your dinner table.
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Crunchy broccoli salad in a bowl with onions and bacon. A fresh sandwich side dish.

12. Cowboy Salad

I love a good salad and sandwich combo! This cowboy salad is sure to knock your boots off with big, bright flavors! It’s a fun mix of classic chopped salad recipes and homemade bean and corn salsa (cowboy caviar).

Easy Cowboy Salad
This fun twist on a classic chopped salad recipe includes a homemade bean and corn salsa (Cowboy Caviar) for a delicious vegan cowboy salad that’s perfect for your spring and summer gatherings! (BBQ & Potluck friendly)
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A fresh green cowboy salad with a side of vinaigrette dressing.

Healthy Sides for Sandwiches

13. Grilled Vegetables

This homemade balsamic marinade for Grilled Vegetables is a perfect way to eat your veggies! A summer side that pairs well with healthy grill recipes and is my favorite veggie side for sloppy joes!

Best Balsamic Marinade for Grilled Vegetables
Balsamic Marinade for Grilled Vegetables with veggies chargrilled to a crispy tender texture then tossed in marinade is the best summer side.
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A variety of marinated grilled vegetables with herbs sprinkled on top.

14. Shaved Brussels Sprout Cobb Salad

This Cobb Salad filled with vegetables is perfect for a salad and sandwich combination.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Cobb Salad
This salad is a nutritious and satisfying meal full of flavor!
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Shaved Brussels Sprout Cobb Salad

14. Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms

Roasting the vegetables gives the carrots and mushroom a sweet flavor. Garlic and thyme pair perfectly with these vegetables and boost their savory flavors. Not only is this dish flavorful and delicious, but it makes for a beautiful presentation as well!

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme
Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme is one of my favorite side dishes to serve at a dinner party or a cozy dinner at home.
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side dish of Roasted Garlic Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme on a plate with fronds as garnish.

15. Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms

These Green Beans with Mushrooms are a delicious and healthy side dish. This easy vegan and gluten-free recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish for sloppy joes.

Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms
Sauteed Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms is an easy and healthy side dish. This vegan recipe is perfect for both weeknights and holidays.
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Sautéed green beans and mushrooms in a bowl. A healthy side for sandwiches.

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16. Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

This easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese recipe is super creamy, cheesy, and guaranteed to satisfy! This is comfort food at its best and a classic sloppy joe side dish.

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
This easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese recipe requires no time in the oven and is so much more delicious than a boxed mix.
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Macaroni and cheese in a bowl with a spoon. A hearty side dish for sloppy joes.

17. Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

These potato wedges are crispy and full of flavor! They stay moist and fluffy on the inside without any flipping required! They go well with many different proteins and is one of my favorite sides with sloppy joes!

Crispy Oven Baked Potato Wedges (Seasoned)
Seasoned baked potato wedges that come out super crispy every time! They are the perfect side dish for lunch or dinner!
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Crispy baked potato wedges are on a plate with a red dipping sauce.

18. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Make your sandwich a little more special with this bacon wrapped asparagus side dish. Bacon makes everything better, right? It’s incredibly easy to make, and tastes absolutely fantastic.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
This bacon wrapped asparagus is a simple and crispy dish to make as a stunning appetizer, side dish, or snack!
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Bacon wrapped asparagus on a sheet pan.

19. German Potato Salad

This delicious German Potato Salad combines tender potatoes with a warm bacon-mustard vinaigrette dressing. It’s tangy, creamy and the perfect side dish for the summer grilling season.

German Potato Salad (No Mayo)
German Potato Salad with no mayo is a delicious side dish for any meal.
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German Potato Salad combines tender potatoes with a warm bacon-mustard vinaigrette dressing in a bowl.

20. Homemade Onion Rings

Crispy onion rings are the perfect appetizer or an ideal sandwich side dish!

Homemade Onion Rings
Crispy Homemade Onion Rings are the perfect appetizer or accompaniment to any burger or sandwich!
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Crispy onion rings piled on a plate. A side for sloppy joes or sandwiches.

21. Slow Cooker Cheesy Jalapeno Corn

Now, this is a good side for sandwiches – or anything really!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Jalapeno Corn
Slow Cooker Cheesy Jalapeno Corn is a spicy side dish with spicy jalapenos, corn, and cream cheese.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Jalapeno Corn in a crockpot with a wooden spoon.

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5 Comments

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  2. Oh my goodness, each and every one of these sides dishes looks delicious! I’m especially going to have to try the air fryer recipes. Thank you for these great ideas!

  3. Riyah Speaks

    I love getting grilled veggies or hummus with my sandwiches. Great post!

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