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What to serve with BLT sandwiches (17 supremely delectable sides!)

There’s nothing fancy with a BLT sandwich slice, but this classic favorite offers top-notch taste in every bite.

As simple as its moniker itself, making this sandwich isn’t complicated. It only has these primary ingredients –  bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT).

Throughout the years, BLT lovers tweak their sandwiches and create varying recipes based on their personal preferences.

In my case, I like the flavorful combo of mayo with bacon and tomato. If the lettuce is missing in action, I opt for arugula. Now I’m hungry!

BLT sandwiches are indeed a meal on their own, but pairing them with delectable side dishes is fun too!

From BBQ potato chips, pasta salad, right down to onion rings, unlock these nine side dishes for BLTs so you can take your favorite sandwich up a notch.

1. BBQ potato chips

These BBQ potato chips are a total winner side dish for BLT!

They feature a smoky and tangy flavor profile – all thanks to the classic barbecue sauce spices and cayenne pepper.

The best part? It’s also so easy to create! Follow this recipe and start making them at home.

2. Baked potato

Your BLT sandwich won’t go wrong if you pair them with some baked potatoes. It’s pretty easy to put together, that’s why I love them!

Plus, making them requires only a few ingredients: potato, olive oil, and salt. Just be careful not to overcook the potato, though. 

Learn some tips and tricks for creating this recipe here.

3. Pasta salad

The ranch’s dominant flavor in this creamy pasta salad makes the recipe a good candidate to pair with your favorite BLT sandwich.

The pasta salad variations such as spiral pasta, bacon, peas, and carrots offer options that can add excitement to the pasta and the sandwich.

Here’s the recipe.

4. Potato fries

The crispiness of these sweet potato fries is the reason why I love adding them to my BLT meal.

It’s also easy to make, and you don’t need to heat up your entire house with the oven. Yes, these fries can be cooked in an air fryer that readily makes them crispier.

Don’t forget to serve them with dippings.

Check out the recipe here.

5. Vegetable soup

A classic BLT sandwich isn’t fun and satisfying with a hearty vegetable soup. This recipe is a dinner option that mixes numerous veggies and spices. But the potatoes make all the difference.

This soup is also easy to prepare. You can even add more vegetables of your liking!

Unlock this recipe here.

6. Carrot slaw

If you’re wondering what to pair with BLT sandwiches, this recipe might be the answer you’re looking for!

The carrot slaw boasts the right balance of sweet and tangy crunch that creates a harmonious and satisfying taste when combined with BLTs.

Tweaking the ingredients to get this recipe was quite a bit of fun. Adding sour cream to a dish has quickly become one of my favorite food swaps. You can also serve it with meatloaf or dumplings on its side.

Get the recipe here.

7. Macaroni salad

This Hawaiian macaroni salad recipe is creamy and served cold. It’s a delicious side dish for BLT sandwiches or even for your next summer party!

The creaminess of the salad comes from mayonnaise and milk. These ingredients blend well with apple cider, vinegar, onion, and carrots, creating a burst of flavor.

To make the salad exciting, you can add other ingredients such as green peas, pancetta, diced celery, and pineapple chunks.

Get full details of the recipe here.

8. Fruit salad

The savory crunch of bacon and lettuce, as well as the hearty, creamy texture from mayo and tomatoes of BLT sandwich, go well with this sweet and creamy fruit salad.

It’s a simple dish made with yogurt, berries, apple, and pineapple chunks. Aside from being a good side for BLTs, this salad is also an excellent quick dinner side for your next summer party.

Check out the recipe here.

9. Onion rings

What goes well with BLT sandwiches? You’re probably looking for these onion rings!

The special batter made with beer and club soda is the secret ingredient of the dish’s overall flavor. The presence of this beer-based batter offers a crispy texture that’s addicting. It’s more enjoyable to consume after it’s seasoned with smoked paprika.

Whether serving them as a meal appetizer or as a side dish for your BLTs, trust me, this recipe is a total hit!

Get the recipe here.

10. Old fashioned German potato salad

This version of potato salad may very well be as palatable as your BLT sandwich main entree. 

Onions, potatoes, and celery seeds bring a touch of German flair to this salad. Drizzled with bacon mixture, this hot and tangy dish brings so many flavors to the table.  

Though you can bake this salad right away after preparation, it’s suggested that you allow it to marinate for at least eight hours before baking. 

And if you want your final dish to be a little more “moist,” then bake with the aluminum foil covering on.
Here’s the recipe.

11. Guacamole

With onions, lime, tomatoes, and avocados, this authentic guacamole recipe boasts all the best pantry staples that can elevate the aftertaste of a variety of dishes, including BLT sandwiches. 

The trick is to pick avocados that are ripe but firm; also, avoid those soft and mushy ones. 

Planning to concoct a large batch? Freeze guacamole for a longer consumption!

Here’s the recipe.

12. Pickled jalapenos

This jalapeno recipe is fit for your BLT sandwiches and your guests or family will never guess that it’s made only from five basic ingredients; plus you can whip it up for just 10 minutes. 

White vinegar adds a hint of tanginess, complementing the subtle spice of jalapeno peppers and the pungent flavor of garlic. You can also control the heat level by adding sugar into the mix. 

Get the recipe here.

13. Honey mustard dip

Your family will love this 5-minute dip, especially when you dunk your BLT sandwiches into it. 

A fusion of honey, mayo, Dijon mustard, and white distilled vinegar pack this tasty sauce with incredible and rich flavors. Adding cayenne pepper to the mixture gives the final product the spice it needs to be the star on the table. 

Here’s the recipe.

14. Olive salad

This 10-minute salad is complete with black or green olives, roasted peppers, red onions, red wine vinegar, dried herbs, and hot Mediterranean peppers mix. You may serve it immediately to the hungry crowd, but it’s best to refrigerate the salad before serving so the flavors would meld together. 

Serve the olive salad as a side alongside BLT sandwich, as a spread for fresh bread, or as toppings for pizza and grilled chicken. 

Get the recipe here.

15. Creamy tomato soup

Your family’s favorite dish gets a revamped look and taste, all thanks to the sumptuous cheese-filled pasta and herbaceous flavors of fresh parsley and dried oregano. This beautiful harmony results in a family-friendly tomato tortellini soup that’s meant to take your BLT sandwiches to new heights. 

Pro tip: Make sure to crush the dried herbs to release their aromatic and flavor-infusing oils before the cooking process. 

Get the recipe here.

16. Potato cheese soup

The magnificent blend of potatoes and extra sharp cheddar cheese should impress everyone at the family table.  But it’s the crumbled bacon and chopped chive toppings that ultimately make this soup even heartier and more memorable. 

This recipe takes 30 minutes to put together and once it’s ready, better serve it as a side item to homemade Italian bread, oyster crackers, and BLT sandwiches. 

Here’s the recipe.

17. Baked beans with molasses and bacon

This slow-cooked twist on the classic crowd-pleaser, baked beans, is easy to throw together and just delectable enough to handle a family gathering filled with picky eaters. The secret? Smoky bacon and molasses!

The combination of these two essential ingredients complements the taste and texture of dried navy beans and then enhances with the addition of ground mustard and onions. 

Get the recipe here.

The bottom line

I’m not really into having a side item for my BLT sandwich; mostly, I’m a busy person. However, my top three picks are BBQ potato chips, baked potato, and pasta salad.

Either way, the sandwich is great enough to satisfy you, and the side dishes are just options to make the meal exciting.
If you have more time to prepare side dishes, then you better try some of these recipes!

How about you? How do you usually enjoy a slice of your favorite sandwich? Share with us some of your favorite BLT sides now!

What to serve with BLT sandwiches

What to serve with BLT sandwiches

From BBQ potato chips, pasta salad, right down to onion rings, unlock these nine side dishes for BLTs so you can take your favorite sandwich a notch.


  • BBQ potato chips
  • Baked potato
  • Potato fries
  • Vegetable soup
  • Carrot slaw
  • Macaroni salad
  • Fruit salad
  • Onion rings
  • Old fashioned German potato salad
  • Guacamole


  1. Pick three side dishes you love the most
  2. Share with us some of your favorite BLT sides

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