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What to serve with burgers (11 delish sides for burgers)

Puzzled on what to have with hamburgers? You’ve landed on the right page!

We love to have a good burger at least every once in a while, who doesn’t love this amazing comfort food? Layers of lettuce, tomato, pickles, bacon, bun, and oh, the spread! —  Now, I’m hungry!

Adding sauteed onions on burgers brings that richer and flavorful taste too. Yummy! 

What if we add some delectable side dishes? Perfecto!

So if you’re scratching your head for quite some time now looking for perfect side dishes for burgers, your dilemma is over! We compiled these 11 scrumptious sides that will transform your burgers into an unforgettable meal. Enjoy!

1. No-mayo Carolina coleslaw

This version of coleslaw is SUPER easy and PERFECTLY goes along with your burgers. 

Unlike the classic slaw with homestyle mayonnaise dressing, this recipe has an extra flavor punch of celery seeds that perfectly mix with cabbage, kale leaves, carrots, onions, cider vinegar, and mustard. The result? It’s sweet, tangy, and of course, tasty!

Running out of apple cider in the kitchen? Don’t limit your creativity! You can substitute it with white vinegar too. 

Here’s the recipe. 

2. Beef taco salad

Whether serving it as a meal or side dish for burgers, beef taco salad is incredibly satisfying! 

This salad brings together the crunchy corn tortilla, all-time favorite taco, savory beef, salty cheese, crisp lettuce, and top with creamy guacamole and tart tomatoes resulting in a flavor-packed, delectable dish!

Quick tip: If you really want that deep and intense flavor with your beef, brown your beef before you toss in the taco seasoning spice.

Here’s the recipe.

3. Baked potato

When it comes to a perfect and hassle-free pair for burgers, nothing beats a classic oven-baked potato. Baked in an oven for an hour, it is a perfect side for that on-the-go type of lifestyle. 

Just be careful not to overcook your baked potato as its texture can switch too mushy pretty quickly. It’s advisable to rest it with the foil slightly open for 4 to 5 minutes. 

Check out the recipe here. 

4. Grilled corn in foil

I love pairing my burger with grilled corn. It’s a SUPER easy side that is perfect for the corn lovers out there. 

Every bite gives you a sweet, buttery, and crunchy with a bit of smokey char that you’ll definitely find yourself asking for seconds. 

Check out our recipe here.  

5. Cucumber tomato salad

Red onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, basil, and dried dill, that’s all it takes to create this delectable side dish. 

Whether you have dried herbs or fresh herbs, the salad will be wonderful. You can pick fresh dill instead of dried ones too. It’s your choice!

Here’s the recipe. 

6. Hawaiian macaroni salad

It’s super simple to put together and requires a handful of ingredients such as macaroni elbows, mayonnaise, milk, apple cider vinegar, onion, and carrots.

Tip: Master the art of making pasta

Here’s the recipe.

7. Sweet potato fries

Who can forget this classic side for burgers? It’s salty-sweet, crunchy, and flavorful! Add a bit of flavor to your fries with some fresh cut parsley or cilantro on top. 

Then pair it with garlic aioli sauce or a cilantro lime sauce or a homemade ranch sauce, and you’re good to go!

Check out the recipe here.

8. Baked avocado fries

Looking for a unique snack or a side dish for your hamburgers? Consider making avocado fries. 

It’s crazy how egg, smoked paprika, parmesan cheese, and panko can take avocado to the next level delish dish. This isn’t your typical fries! 

Quick tip: You can add red pepper flakes to add a hint of spice to your avocado fries.

Check out the recipe here.

9. Tex-mex quinoa salad

Tex-mex quinoa salad is one of the healthy sides for burgers. Why? Because it’s gluten-free! The key? Quinoa!

This salad looks intimidating at first because it has quite a few ingredients but relax, it’s SUPER simple. 

Want to add an extra kick? Consider zesting a lime before you juice it! 

Here’s the recipe. 

10. Creamy broccoli salad

What I like about creamy broccoli salad is you can make it advance. Just chill it in the fridge and serve it once your burger is done. 

It’s packed with bacon, broccoli, red onion, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, sugar, dill, and apple cider vinegar. So creamy and crunchy!

If you want to make your salad creamier and richer in taste, consider adding greek yogurt!

Here’s the recipe. 

11. Mexican street corn (Elote)

Elote is a Mexican corn dish that is made with sweet corn, spices, mayo, lime, and cotija cheese. It’s darn delicious! 

When it comes to delectable side dishes for hamburgers, this recipe is topnotch! And you don’t need to be a master in the kitchen to make this treat. It’s EASY and HEAVENLY!

Check out the recipe here.

The bottom line

Now, our list of the best sides for burgers is complete. I hope that this short list helps you to find the perfect burger sides you’re looking for.  From no-mayo coleslaw right down to Mexican street corn, these delish sides deserve a spot on your plate next to your burger!

What to Serve With Burgers

What to Serve With Burgers

11 delish sides that deserve a spot on your plate next to your burger


  • No-mayo carolina coleslaw
  • Beef taco salad
  • Baked potato
  • Grilled corn in foil
  • Cucumber tomato salad
  • Hawaiian macaroni salad
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Baked avocado fries
  • Tex-mex quinoa salad
  • Creamy broccoli salad
  • Mexican street corn (Elote)


  1. Pick your favorite side dishes and follow the directions.
  2. Serve and enjoy.
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