If you’re wondering what to serve with your BLT sandwiches, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 21 of the most popular side dishes for BLT sandwiches.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with BLT sandwiches are potato chips, tomato soup, coleslaw, onion rings, nachos, loaded sweet potato skins, and deviled eggs. If you want healthier options, try to serve zucchini fries, chopped salad, pickled jalapenos, and a veggie and hummus platter.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Air fryer potato chips
A bag of chips is the classic accompaniment to a good BLT sandwich.
But, if you have an air fryer and a mandolin, you can ditch your store-bought potato chips and make them at home instead.
It’s healthier this way, plus you get complete control over what you put in your chips.
You can even get creative with flavoring your chips.
You could take the simple route with a dash of salt and pepper.
Or go fancy and sprinkle some parmesan and parsley over your chips.
The possibilities are endless with these crispy air fryer potato chips.
Turn your simple BLT sandwich into a superb comfort meal by serving a piping hot bowl of homemade tomato soup.
Nothing comes close to homemade tomato soup.
It’s rich and velvety – a dish guaranteed to make you feel cozy.
You can even dunk your BLT sandwich for a perfect bite with how thick this soup is.
Drizzle some cream over this homemade tomato soup to make it even more indulgent.
Getting tired of regular potato fries?
Take your BLT sandwich up a notch by making some onion rings to go with it.
These onion rings add a nice, crunchy texture to your sandwich.
Serve these onion rings with a side of your favorite dipping sauce.
Ketchup is a classic, but you can whip up a quick aioli if you want to be fancy.
They’re so good, you won’t be able to stop eating them.
Make this side dish with Liv Gluten Free’s recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free onion rings (and yes, I’ve made them and you can’t distinguish them from normal ones!).
No mayo coleslaw
This no mayo coleslaw will be a staple in your picnics, barbecues, and summer parties.
You get the same creamy, tangy coleslaw without the guilt of consuming a lot of mayonnaise.
The secret? Non-fat Greek yogurt.
It makes this no mayo coleslaw ultra-creamy while still keeping it light and refreshing.
Plate this alongside your BLT sandwich for a complete nutritious meal.
This healthy no mayo coleslaw is quick and easy to make.
You can even skip the prep work and use coleslaw mix – I go for the ones with purple cabbage for the pretty pops of color.
Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers
What’s better than bacon?
Get more than your fill of bacon goodness by pairing your BLT sandwich with these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.
You’re getting double the smoky flavor from the jalapeños and the bacon with this dish.
Plus, you get a thick cream cheese filling to balance the smoky flavor.
If you’re not confident about deep-frying, don’t worry.
These bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are cooked in the oven, so you won’t have to deal with messy hot oil.
Give your plain BLT sandwich a surf-and-turf twist by adding some shrimp tempura.
When done right, shrimp tempura is lightly crisp and tender inside.
It’s the ideal side dish for a light lunch.
And the best part about this dish is how easy it is to make.
To make the tempura even tastier, I like to whip up a quick soy dipping sauce.
Want to give it a try? Check out Crunchy Creamy Sweet’s detailed and delicious shrimp tempura recipe.
Jazz up your plain BLT sandwich with a side of these pickled jalapeños.
If you’re not a fan of spicy food, don’t worry.
Pickling the jalapeños reduces their spiciness.
Instead, it gives the jalapeños a subtle sweetness and a subtle mild heat.
Have them on the side or place them inside the layers of your sandwich.
Either way, you’re guaranteed an elevated flavor experience with these 10-minute pickled jalapeños.
Feeling adventurous? Why not make some kimari to go with your BLT?
Kimari is a popular street food in South Korea.
It’s a crispy fried seaweed roll filled with seasoned glass noodles.
It’s typically eaten with a spicy rice cake dish.
But it’s also excellent to pair with sandwiches.
They’re nice and handy, like egg rolls, so they’re excellent finger food at parties and picnics.
If you’re up for a culinary adventure, try making these kimari fried seaweed rolls with this recipe from Honest Food Talks.
Mac and cheese
For the days when a BLT sandwich just isn’t enough, whip up a pot of mac and cheese.
No other dish screams comfort than a bowl of gooey and cheesy mac and cheese.
You can get as fancy with the add-ons as you want, but I like to keep it simple, especially when pairing it with a BLT.
This stovetop macaroni and cheese comes together in just one pot and can be ready in just 20 minutes.
A tray of flavorful nachos is the ultimate dish to pair with a simple BLT sandwich to liven up your meal.
It all lies in the nacho toppings.
You can get creative and top it with anything you like – from beans, pork, and chicken to corn, tomatoes, and avocados – the choices are endless.
And don’t forget one of the most essential toppings – cheese.
Try this chipotle chicken nachos recipe from Half-Baked Harvest if you want to depart from typical nachos.
The highlight of this dish is its rich jalapeno yogurt that will make your tastebuds sing.
Psst… did you know that BLT nachos are a thing? Cool!
Take a break from your usual potato fries by cooking some zucchini fries to go with your BLT sandwich instead.
It’s a tasty alternative that will be kinder to your hips and waistline.
Plus, these zucchini fries are made even healthier because they’re oven-baked instead of deep-fried.
Goodbye, greasy fingers.
Still, you can expect these fries to be just as crispy as your regular potato fries.
These oven-baked zucchini fries are incredibly tasty and super easy to make.
Tip: Skip the ketchup and make a lovely creamy dip to go with these.
Chicken chopped salad
Keep your lunch meal healthy by making a chicken chopped salad to go with your BLT sandwich.
Don’t limit your salad to just lettuce leaves – you can load it up with different vegetables to make it more nutritious.
You can also make your salad more interesting by creating a flavorful dressing to go with it.
A good dressing will instantly elevate your salad.
This chicken chopped salad features a finger-licking honey yogurt dressing that’ll hook you immediately.
Veggie and hummus platter
This veggie and hummus platter is an excellent dish to pair with your BLT sandwich for a light lunch meal that won’t leave you feeling sleepy.
It can’t get any simpler than this.
This platter involves no cooking, just some prep work for your veggies.
You can quickly whip this up for the days when you don’t feel like messing around in the kitchen.
Even the homemade hummus only requires a food processor.
Of course, you can use any fresh vegetables you prefer or have to hand.
This spring veggie and hummus platter features a delicious array of seasonal vegetables (+ some suggestions for substituting things you might not have).
Broccoli cheddar balls
These broccoli cheddar balls are the ultimate way to sneak more veggies into your kid’s meal.
The broccoli florets are coated in gooey cheese, hiding them from sight.
Even your most eagle-eyed kid will get distracted by how cheesy and delicious these treats are that they won’t mind the broccoli pieces poking out.
Pack these with a BLT sandwich for a balanced but decadent lunch meal.
These kid-friendly broccoli cheese balls are also a perfect finger food for game days and picnics.
Going on a picnic?
You can’t go wrong making deviled eggs to pack with your BLT sandwiches.
They’re a crowd-pleasing finger food that your group can easily nibble on.
Deviled eggs may be intimidating to make, but once you get the technique down, you’ll be able to make them like a pro.
With this detailed recipe from Alexandra Cooks, you’re on your way to making the best classic deviled eggs.
BLTs are delicious, but I find that they usually miss a tangy element, like pickles.
Now you could definitely add some pickles in between the sandwich, but where’s the fun in that?
Instead, I like to make these fried pickles to go alongside my BLT.
It gives the tangy flavor missing from the BLT with a bonus crunchy exterior.
I usually make a ranch dressing to go with these fried pickle spears for extra flavor.
French potato salad
This isn’t your ordinary potato salad.
This French potato salad uses a vinaigrette dressing instead of a mayo-based dressing.
A light, delicious potato salad packed with flavor.
It also uses dijon and grainy mustards for a more tangy flavor than usual.
It’s superb on a warm sunny day alongside a hefty BLT sandwich.
Make this classic French-style potato salad at your next potluck or summer party.
Bring out these trendy corn ribs with your BLT sandwiches, and you’re sure to be the talk of the party.
These corn ribs look like an elaborate dish, but they’re really not.
You just need to carefully cut your corn into quarters, season them, and toss them in your air fryer.
When done, you can add more seasoning. Pick the corn ribs up and eat like you would pork ribs.
It’s a fun dish you can make to impress your friends and guests.
Simply Scratch serves their air fryer corn ribs with a 7-spice seasoned oil and drizzled with a smoky adobo crema and some queso fresco.
Loaded sweet potato skins
Are you stuck on what to add to your BLT sandwiches for your game day party?
Try making these loaded sweet potato skins.
Loaded potato skins are a staple at any game day party.
But why not use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are healthier and have a natural sweetness that pairs well with savory flavors, making them a perfect vehicle for bacon and cheese.
These loaded sweet potato skins are guaranteed to be a massive hit at your game day party – you won’t regret making them.
Orange citrus salad
Who said salads have to be boring?
Trade in your sad salad for this pretty bowl of fresh greens and citrus.
It’s a bright, zesty salad that’ll tickle your tastebuds.
The addition of fresh fruits adds vibrant pops of colors and a sweet-tangy flavor combination that’s to die for.
Pair this with your BLT sandwich for a fresh and satisfying lunch.
This simple orange citrus salad is so gorgeous that it’ll instantly elevate any dish you serve it with.
Crispy cheese curds
If you’re a cheese lover, you’ll love these crispy cheese curds.
They’re a certified crowd pleaser whether you serve them as an appetizer or alongside your BLT sandwich.
Who can say no to perfectly crispy and gooey cheese?
It only takes 25 minutes to get these air fryer cheese curds ready to eat.
The best side dishes for BLT sandwiches
- Air fryer potato chips
- Tomato soup
- Onion rings
- No mayo coleslaw
- Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers
- Shrimp tempura
- Pickled jalapeños
- Mac and cheese
- Zucchini fries
- Chicken chopped salad
- Veggie and hummus platter
- Broccoli cheddar balls
- Deviled eggs
- Fried pickles
- French potato salad
- Corn ribs
- Loaded sweet potato skins
- Orange citrus salad
- Crispy cheese curds
What To Serve With BLT Sandwiches
- 1 portion BLT sandwiches
- Prepare your BLT sandwiches according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: air fryer potato chips, tomato soup, onion rings, no mayo coleslaw, bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, shrimp tempura, pickled jalapeños, kimari, mac and cheese, nachos, zucchini fries, chicken chopped salad, veggie and hummus platter, broccoli cheddar balls, deviled eggs, fried pickles, french potato salad, corn ribs, loaded sweet potato skins, orange citrus salad, crispy and cheese curds.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.