Hamburgers… those American favorites so common at cookouts. They’re great on their own, and even better with a perfectly paired side dish.
We’ve compiled this list of the best Sides for Burgers so you always know what to have alongside that big, juicy burger.
You’ll find the usual suspects like French fries and baked beans, as well as fresh salads and pasta salads, plus some more ideas you’ll love.
Go through all of these great hamburger sides. Your cookouts have never been so tasty!
The Best Sides for Burgers:
1. Homemade French Fries
Of course, we’re starting our list of side dishes for burgers with the most classic of all… French fries.
These homemade fries are potatoes that are cut into sticks and deep fried until golden brown, then sprinkled with seasoning. Great for some burger night!
2. Rainbow Pasta Salad
Make this colorful pasta for all your potluck parties or get togethers. The crowd will be drawn to this colorful bowl.
You can’t get easier than this Rainbow Pasta Salad. We love the final touch of feta in there…
3. Creole Coleslaw
This creamy Creole Coleslaw is a great variation on that classic potluck side dish. Your traditional slaw gets a zippy upgrade.
Bring this to your next get together and guests will be asking for the secret to your slaw!
4. Baked Beans
These baked beans are topped with bacon and have perfect sweet and savory flavors. This is one of the most common hamburger side dishes.
Don’t buy a can of baked beans, instead cook up these easy and delicious brown sugar and bacon baked beans in your very own kitchen.
5. Potato Salad
This potato salad is dressed to impress. It’s creamy and classic, and contains all the great ingredients you expect – onions, celery, and a rich and creamy sauce with mustard, paprika, and vinegar.
6. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
Spring and summer demand colorful, light, refreshing salads. So here it is our Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad, but with major flavor bender… delicious basil pesto dressing.
7. Macaroni Salad
This Macaroni salad is loaded with chopped veggies and hard boiled eggs in a creamy delicious, sweet and tangy dressing.
It’s so easy and great for all the hamburger cookouts coming your way.
8. Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These healthy and tasty alternatives to your basic French fries are sweeping restaurants across the country. Now you can make them in your own home with this easy recipe!
9. Israeli Couscous Salad
Vibrant, bright and light fresh flavors! A melody of textures! Do you sometimes crave for some good starchy carbs in your salad? This Israeli Couscous Salad has it all!
Colorful veggies and Levantine flavors like Kalamata olives, feta, and pine nuts along with nutty chewy pearled couscous and tossed with a fresh lemon Dijon vinaigrette. It’s a salad chameleon at its best!!
10. Roasted Corn on the Cob
How about roasting some corn on the cob in your oven rather than grilling or boiling it? Let your trusty oven work for you and make super delicious, perfect corn on the cob for your next BBQ party.
11. Balela Salad
Let us present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad is bursting with flavors and textures.
Chickpeas, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, parsley, mint… what’s not to like!!
12. Mediterranean Pasta
This Mediterranean Pasta is super quick, like 20 minutes quick, and has great flavors the whole family will love.
This can be served hot or cold, making it a great make ahead option for burger night.
13. Cheesy Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
A Hasselback potato is a potato that is thinly sliced, but not all the way through, before baking. The result is almost like a whole bunch of thick chewy potato chips lined up for eating.
Just one look and I’m sure you’re ready to bake your potato this way, the Hasselback way.
14. Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad
An easy strawberry Caprese pasta salad that makes a perfect side or a main course!
This pasta salad is tossed with a light homemade balsamic glaze and is perfect for spring or summer picnics!
Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries. The main ingredients are corn kernels and lima beans, but some regional variations include other vegetables and meats.
16. Batata Harra
Add an exotic twist to your everyday potatoes with this Lebanese delight. Packed full of flavors, if you love fresh herbs this batata harra may be your new favorite side dish.
17. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado
This Mexican street corn salad is a great way to get the classic flavors of elote served salad-style. It’s creamy, cheesy, and filled with corn, red onions, cilantro, mayonnaise, fresh avocados, and more. YUM!
18. Fried Green Tomatoes
More than just a movie, fried green tomatoes are a famous Southern side dish. This recipe shows you how to make them nice and crispy every time!
They make a fun alternative to French fries alongside your burgers.
19. Chakalaka (South African Vegetable Dish)
Chakalaka! This famous South African dish is their traditional vegetable side dish for their cookouts!
If you’re looking for a new side dish for burgers, this is a great option!
20. Mac and Cheese
This mac and cheese is super rich and cheesy. Everyone needs a great mac and cheese recipe in their repertoire, and this is it!
21. Brunswick Stew
This hearty southern Brunswick stew is a great accompaniment to burgers. If you love barbecue flavors, this is sure to become one of your new favorites.
But go with a cup, rather than a bowl. Otherwise you might not have room for the burger!
22. Baked Zucchini Fries
Looking for something crispy and crunchy? Try these baked zucchini fries! They pair great with a variety of sauces, including a zesty honey mustard sauce.
They’re a lighter and fresher alternative to fries, but go wonderfully with hamburgers.
23. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean quinoa salad is exactly what it sounds like, a quinoa salad made Mediterranean-style.
It has quinoa, roasted cherry tomatoes, red onions, Persian cucumbers, feta cheese, kalamata olives, toasted pine nuts, and more. So good!
24. Cherry Tomato Gratin
This Cherry Tomato gratin is the newest star on your spread. It’s the perfect combination of easy, tasty and pretty. You’ll love love this beauty alongside your burger!
There’s a reason so many burger joints are known for their shakes… it’s an awesome combination that Americans have been enjoying for generations!
There’s just something about a hearty, savory burger alongside a cold, sweet and creamy shake. What a great way to finish our list of hamburger side dishes!
So there you go, thirty great sides for burgers. Which one will you try first?
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