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. 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!
2. Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.
When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.
3. 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…
These potato latkes are traditional in eastern European Jewish households. Light, delicate and well seasoned, they are beautifully textured, as the grated potatoes and onions fry up with lacy, golden brown, crisp edges that fan outwards.
They are a fun and tasty twist on fried potatoes!
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. 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!!
8. 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.
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.
10. 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.
These famously twice-fried green plantain discs are crunchy crisp on the outside with a softer inside.
All you need is a sprinkling of sea salt on top and stack a heap of them along with some dipping sauce for unlimited snacking. Great burger side dish contender!!
12. 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!!
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!
14. Creamed Corn
After you try this easy Creamed Corn recipe, you will never, ever go back to canned. Made with fresh corn (though you can use frozen), it’s so creamy and full of flavor.
This side dish is addictively good. It will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas spreads, but is a must in summer when that sweet corn is in season
15. 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!
16. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty side dish you need this summer.
A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.
17. 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!
18. Maque Choux
Give your corn a Louisiana style makeover with this Cajun Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning, along with other flavor enhancers.
This recipe is perfect for summer, when corn season is at its peak. It will become the new star side dish at your cookouts and potlucks.
19. Spanish Summer Salad (Pipirrana)
Here to celebrate tomato season this summer is a tribute to all those luscious summer tomatoes, ripening on the vines in warm sunshine. Mixed with just a few more cool crunchies, and you have yet another colorful popular traditional dish, pipirrana, all the way from the south of Spain.
20. Homemade French Fries
There is so much fun making your own homemade 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.
21. Baked Beans
These baked beans are are the best you’ll ever eat!
Don’t buy a can of baked beans, they are so easy to make your very own kitchen. Great side for your burgers!
22. Potato Salad
A good potato salad need just few simple ingredients. All you do is boil and cut the potatoes and mix in everything in a big bowl. This one is as classic as it gets.
23. 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 potlucks and BBQs coming your way.
24. Mac and Cheese
This mac and cheese is super rich and cheesy. If you want a double dose of comfort foods, try pairing this with your burgers!
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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