If you’re wondering what to serve with your burgers, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for burgers.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with burgers are buffalo cauliflower bites, mustard coleslaw, truffle mac and cheese, BBQ baked beans, baked zucchini sticks, broccoli pasta salad, and sweet potato chips. For dishes you can grill, try jalapeno poppers or vegetable kabobs.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
French potato salad
Shake things up at your next burger cookout by serving this mayo-free potato salad. It features a vibrant lemon-garlic vinaigrette instead.
Aside from the potatoes, this recipe also calls for fresh parsley plus a few tablespoons of your favorite herb.
I like using chives for an added oniony flavor.
Pro-tip: use red potatoes to prevent your salad from becoming too mushy.
Why we love this recipe: you can serve it warm or cold.
Broccoli cheddar pasta salad
This pasta salad is an excellent hearty side to serve with your burgers.
The broccoli florets add a crisp-tender bite to contrast the al dente pasta, while the mayo dressing brings a creamy note to mellow out the meaty burgers.
It’s simple, delicious, and won’t last long – so prepare a double batch.
Why we love this recipe: it tastes just like the original Walmart version.
Crispy onion strings
Also known as French fried onions, these may remind you of onion rings, except they aren’t cut into perfect rings.
Serve these onion strings alongside your burger for a crunchy contrast, or stuff them inside for a loaded bite.
Why we love this recipe: they’re quicker and easier to make than onion rings.
Baked zucchini sticks
Love French fries with your burgers but trying to cut down on carbs?
Skip the usual potato version and whip up these zucchini fries instead.
These faux fries are super tasty and crispy, thanks to the seasoned parmesan and panko breadcrumb mixture.
Why we love this recipe: you can make this recipe in the oven or the air fryer.
Blueberry spinach salad
Whether you’re making beef burgers or meat-free ones, this spinach salad is a fabulous accompaniment.
The blueberries’ sweet and acidic flavors will add a pop of brightness to your meal and there’s some salty feta in there to add a savory note.
Psst… a fan of fruit? A grilled peach salad would be amazing too.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an exciting way to add blueberries to a savory dish.
Four-cheese truffle mac and cheese
Serve your burgers with this four-cheese mac and cheese for the ultimate indulgent meal.
This luxury version features an extra cheesy sauce made from gorgonzola, fontina, goats cheese, and parmesan.
Then a sprinkle of truffle oil also adds an addictive umami tang that will have your guests coming back for more.
Why we love this recipe: it transforms a childhood favorite into an elegant, restaurant-worthy dish.
Slow cooker bourbon baked beans
Baked beans are a must-have at cookouts and your last bite of burger is the perfect thing to use to mop up any leftover sauce.
These beans are a melting pot of different flavors with ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce, molasses, bourbon, and bacon.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for feeding a crowd.
Creamy mayo coleslaws are a staple at barbecue parties, but if you want to switch things up, try this version.
It features a creamy Greek yogurt-based dressing that adds a bright and tangy note, plus a touch of heat from yellow mustard to round out the dish.
Psst… skip the veggies on your burgers and use this instead.
Why we love this recipe: it’s lighter and healthier than your usual mayo-based slaw.
Buffalo cauliflower bites
These cauliflower bites are a clever way to add more veggies to your burger meal.
The florets are coated in a spiced batter, which gives them a crispy, flavorful crust, then smothered with hot sauce and honey.
They make for a tasty low carb treat.
Why we love this recipe: it transforms the humble head of cauliflower into a finger-lickingly good dish.
Honey mustard three-bean salad
This three-bean salad is the perfect healthy side to serve at your burger party.
It’s more substantial than the standard leafy greens, and is packed with good-for-you nutrients.
The medley of green beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas are tossed in a homemade honey mustard dressing which infuses the beans with a sweet but tangy flavor.
Why we love this recipe: it gets better the longer it sits.
Grilled jalapeno poppers
Baked jalapeno poppers are superb, but have you ever tried them grilled?
The peppers get charred and extra smoky, making them even more irresistible with the cream cheese filling.
Psst… I alway recommend going the extra mile and wrapping the jalapenos in bacon.
Why we love this recipe: you can grill your burgers and these stuffed peppers together.
Want something fun to go alongside your burgers?
Serve them with these grilled veggie kabobs. You can set up a ‘make your own’ station where your guests can pick what they want on their skewers.
Then chuck them on the grill next to your burgers.
I’d go for zucchini, red onion, mushroom, and halloumi.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Sweet potato chips
Chips are a quick and easy side for burgers.
But skip the bagged chips – making them from scratch is WAY better.
The key to perfecting these chips is slicing your sweet potatoes super thinly so they crisp up nicely.
Psst… use a mandoline to make the slicing easier!
Why we love this recipe: you can season these chips however you want.
Honey butter skillet corn
Corn is delicious in all forms, but this has to be my favorite way to cook it.
It’s indulgent – but everyone deserves to treat themselves sometimes.
And it’s a great partner for burgers. The sweetness from the corn pairs nicely with the meaty flavors.
Why we love this recipe: it only takes 15 minutes.
Fried cheese curds
Forget the usual mozzarella sticks and swapping them for these fried cheese curds.
Cheese curds have a saltier flavor, and you’ll hear a delightful squeak if your curds are fresh enough.
Plus the curds are normally battered instead of breaded, so you don’t have to deal with a messy breading station.
Why we love this recipe: it’s the perfect finger food for a party.
What salads go well with burgers?
French potato salad or a creamy pasta salad are filling salads you can serve with burgers. Try honey mustard three-bean salad or blueberry spinach salad if you want something healthier. I also really like a Greek salad or a pea salad.
Best salads to serve with burgers
- French potato salad
- Honey mustard three-bean salad
- Blueberry spinach salad with honey balsamic dressing
- Pea salad
- Elote corn salad
- Greek salad
- Italian tomato salad
- Asian chopped salad
What To Serve With Burgers
- 1 portion burgers
- Prepare your burgers according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: mustard coleslaw, french potato salad, broccoli cheddar pasta salad, crispy onion strings, baked zucchini sticks, blueberry spinach salad, four-cheese truffle mac and cheese, slow cooker bourbon baked beans, buffalo cauliflower bites, honey mustard three-bean salad, grilled jalapeno poppers, vegetable kabobs, sweet potato chips, honey butter skillet corn, and Fried cheese curds.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!