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What To Serve With BLT Sandwiches – 21 Tasty Sides

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, crispy cheese curds, sweet potato wedges, and deviled eggs. If you want healthier options, try zucchini fries, chopped spring salad, pickled jalapenos, or a veggie and hummus platter. 

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Air fryer potato chips

A bag of chips is a classic accompaniment to a good BLT sandwich.

And if you have an air fryer and a mandolin, you can ditch the store-bought potato chips and make them at home instead. 

It’s healthier this way, plus you get complete control over what you flavor your chips with.

Keep it simple with a dash of salt and pepper. Or go fancy and sprinkle some parmesan and parsley over your chips.

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Tomato soup

Turn your simple BLT sandwich into the ultimate comfort meal by serving it with a piping hot bowl of homemade tomato soup. 

It’s rich, velvety, and super delicious.

Pro tip: drizzle some cream over this homemade tomato soup to make it even more indulgent.

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Onion rings

Take your BLT sandwich up a notch by making some onion rings to go with it. They’ll add a nice, crunchy texture.

Or you can serve the onion rings on the side with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Ketchup is a classic, but if you have time I recommend whipping up a quick aioli.

These onion rings are gluten and dairy-free (but don’t worry, I’ve made them and you can’t distinguish them from normal ones!). 

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No mayo coleslaw

This healthy no mayo coleslaw will quickly become a staple at your picnics, barbecues, and summer parties. 

You get the same creamy, tangy slaw without the guilt of consuming a lot of mayonnaise. 

The secret? Non-fat Greek yogurt.

Psst… if you’re in a rush skip the prep work and use coleslaw mix – I go for the ones with purple cabbage for the pretty pops of color. 

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Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers


What’s better than bacon? 

Double bacon! 

Get double the bacon goodness by pairing your BLT sandwich with these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers. 

The thick cream cheese filling is perfect for balancing out the salty, smoky flavors. 

And if you’re not confident about deep-frying, don’t worry. 

These jalapeño poppers are cooked in the oven, so you don’t have to deal with messy hot oil. 

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Tomato chutney

Fancy-fi your BLT with some tomato chutney.

There are loads of different ways to make tomato chutney, but one thing they all tend to have in common is a fiery kick from some chili.

This recipe also uses sweet sultanas to balance out the heat.

Why we love this recipe: it uses three different types of tomatoes to ensure maximum flavor.

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Shrimp tempura

Give your BLT sandwich a surf-and-turf twist by adding some shrimp tempura. 

When done right, shrimp tempura has a lightly crisp outside and a tender inside.

And to make the tempura even tastier, I like to drizzle it with a quick soy dipping sauce. 

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Pickled jalapeños

Jazz up your plain BLT sandwich with a side of these pickled jalapeños. 

And if you’re not a fan of spicy food, don’t worry. 

Pickling the jalapeños reduces their heat (although it wont disappear) and infuses them with a subtle sweetness.

Have them on the side or place them inside your sandwich. Either way, you’re guaranteed an elevated flavor experience with these 10-minute pickled jalapeños

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Kimari (Korean rolls)

Feeling adventurous? Why not make some kimari to go with your BLT?

Kimari is a popular street food in South Korea, made of crispy fried seaweed rolls filled with seasoned glass noodles. 

They’re kind of likeegg rolls, so they make excellent finger food.

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Mac and cheese

For the days when a BLT sandwich just isn’t enough, whip up a pot of mac and cheese to go with it. 

No other dish screams comfort like a bowl of gooey, cheesy pasta (apart from maybe the tomato soup I suggested earlier). 

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 one pot and can be ready in 20 minutes.

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Garlic parmesan sweet potato wedges

I love sweet potato in all forms, but my favorite style has to be wedges. 

You get the best of both worlds – a light, crisp bite on the outside contrasted with a tender, fluffy inside.

Psst… don’t forget to serve them with a dip! This recipe goes for a homemade ‘campfire dip’.

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Zucchini fries


Take a break from your usual potato fries and make some zucchini fries to go with your BLT sandwich instead. 

It’s a tasty low-carb alternative that’s made even healthier because the fries are oven-baked instead of deep-fried. 

Say goodbye to greasy fingers and try these oven-baked zucchini fries today.

Tip: skip the ketchup and make a lovely creamy dip to go with these.

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Spring salad

Keep your lunch meal light by making a spring salad to go with your BLT sandwich. 

And don’t limit yourself to just salad leaves – you can load the plate up with different vegetables to make it more nutritious and exciting. 

This salad uses peas and asparagus to celebrate the flavours of spring.


Pro tip: always make your own dressing, it can make or break a salad.

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Veggie and hummus platter

This veggie and hummus platter is another excellent dish to pair with your BLT sandwich for a light lunch.

There’s no cooking involved, just some prep work for your veggies, making it perfect for summer.

Because who wants to cook in the summer?!

And the homemade hummus takes things to the next level.

This spring veggie and hummus platter features a delicious array of seasonal vegetables (+ some suggestions for substituting things you might not have).

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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 cheese, hiding them from sight.

Even the most eagle-eyed kids will get distracted by how delicious these treats are that they won’t mind the broccoli pieces poking out. 

These kid-friendly broccoli cheese balls are loved by adults too!

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Deviled eggs

Planning to serve your BLT sandwiches at a picnic? Complete the spread with these delicious deviled eggs.

This recipe starts like your basic deviled eggs, but adding cayenne pepper and Sriracha to the filling gives it a pleasantly fiery kick. 

Psst… not a fan of Sriracha? Use your favorite hot sauce instead (or one of these other sriracha substitutes).

Tabasco is a great alternative. 

And if you add too much tabasco and your egg mixture thins out, I have a great guide on how thicken deviled eggs here.

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Fried pickles

BLTs are delicious, but they’re missing a tangy element like pickles. 

You could easily add some pickles into the sandwich, but where’s the fun in that? 

Instead, I like to make these fried pickle spears to go alongside my BLT. 

And I make a ranch dressing to go along with them for extra flavor.

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French potato salad

This isn’t your ordinary potato salad

This classic French-style potato salad uses a vinaigrette dressing instead of a mayo-based dressing.

The result? 

A light, delicious salad packed with flavor. It also uses two types of mustard (dijon and grainy mustard) for more tang.

It’s superb on a warm sunny day alongside a hefty BLT sandwich. 

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Corn ribs

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 (this recipe uses a 7-spice oli and some adobo crema), and toss them in your air fryer. 

Once they’re cooked, you can add more seasoning and pick the corn ribs up and eat them like you would pork ribs. 

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Orange citrus salad

Who said salads have to be boring?

Trade in your limp bagged salad for this pretty bowl of fresh greens and citrus. 

The addition of fresh fruits adds vibrant pops of colors and a bright, zesty 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. 

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Crispy cheese curds

If you’re a cheese lover, you’ll love these crispy cheese curds. After all, who could say no to crunchy bites filled with gooey cheese? 

They’re a certified crowd pleaser whether you serve them as an appetizer or alongside your BLT sandwich.

And you only need 25 minutes to get these cheese curds ready to eat.

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The best side dishes for BLT sandwiches

  • Air fryer potato chips
  • Tomato soup
  • Onion rings
  • No mayo coleslaw
  • Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers
  • Tomato chutney
  • Shrimp tempura
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Kimari (Korean rolls)
  • Mac and cheese
  • Garlic parmesan sweet potato wedges
  • Zucchini fries
  • Spring salad
  • Veggie and hummus platter
  • Broccoli cheddar balls
  • Deviled eggs
  • Fried pickles
  • French potato salad
  • Corn ribs
  • Orange citrus salad
  • Crispy cheese curds

What To Serve With BLT Sandwiches

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your BLT sandwiches.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: BLT sandwich side dishes, what to serve with blt sandwiches
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 211kcal


  • 1 portion potato chips
  • 1 portion jalapeno poppers
  • 1 portion zucchini fries
  • 1 portion crispy cheese curds and more below…


  • 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, tomato chutney, shrimp tempura, pickled jalapeños, kimari (korean rolls), mac and cheese, garlic parmesan sweet potato wedges, zucchini fries, spring salad, veggie and hummus platter, broccoli cheddar balls, deviled eggs, fried pickles, french potato salad, corn ribs, orange citrus salad, and crispy cheese curds.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 211kcal

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