If you’re wondering what to serve with your Reuben sandwiches, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for Reuben sandwiches.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with Reuben sandwiches are sweet potato chips, roasted butternut squash soup, coleslaw, and strawberry spinach salad. Try geotjeori, matzo ball soup, marinated olives, and tempura for healthier options. You can also serve Chex mix, parmesan chips, and potato wedges.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Sweet potato chips
You can’t get more classic than serving chips alongside your Reuben sandwich.
Still, these sweet potato chips are leagues above your typical store-bought chips.
They’re incredibly easy to make, plus you have the freedom to flavor them with whatever you want.
You can keep it simple with salt and pepper – or go fancy with truffles and parmesan.
A barbecue spice mixture is an excellent option, too, especially with Reuben sandwiches.
You won’t be able to stop munching on these spicy bbq sweet potato chips.
Strawberry spinach salad
With how filling Reuben sandwiches can be, you might want to put together a simple salad instead.
This salad is a far cry from your usual boring salads.
It has a unique sweet and savory flavor combination that’ll leave your mouth watering.
It only takes five minutes to whip up this strawberry spinach salad, making it ideal for when you’re short on time.
Roasted butternut squash soup
Serving your Reuben sandwiches with velvety soup is a no-brainer, especially when it’s cold outside.
Rich, sweet, and nutty butternut squash soup is the ideal partner to your sandwich’s salty and tangy flavors.
This humble soup is made even tastier by roasting the squash instead of just sauteeing it.
I like to boost this soup’s flavors further with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for an extra kick.
Get the full roasted butternut squash soup recipe here.
Not the biggest sauerkraut fan?
Skip it when making your Reuben sandwich and swap it for creamy coleslaw instead.
Its crisp texture and sweet-tangy flavor combination are excellent additions to your sandwich.
Plus, your coleslaw’s bright and vibrant colors instantly brighten up your plate.
Get this traditional coleslaw recipe here.
Baked potato wedges
You can’t go wrong with serving your Reuben sandwiches alongside potato wedges.
They’re slightly crisp, with pillowy soft interiors, and you get more potato goodness – dare I say they’re even better than regular fries?
Just load these wedges up with your preferred seasonings to make them tasty and oh-so-irresistible.
These crispy garlic baked potato wedges are guaranteed to make any meal special.
Spice up your Reuben sandwich by swapping your sauerkraut with geotjeori.
Also known as quick kimchi, this dish is an excellent addition, especially if you’re not usually the biggest fan of fermented vegetables (it has a milder taste).
It’s savory and spicy, with a delectable crunch that contrasts nicely with your sandwich’s tender and juicy corned beef.
Plus, you won’t need to wait for days to enjoy this tasty treat.
Whip up a batch of this quick kimchi to see what all the hype’s about.
Honey mustard Chex mix
Shake your Reuben sandwich up with a helping of this honey mustard Chex mix.
The hardest part about making this dish is playing the waiting game.
You have to bake them low and slow to get them extra crunchy (and for the sauce to stick).
But once you taste this honey mustard Chex mix, you’ll see why it’s worth waiting for.
Pro Tip: Amp up the honey mustard flavors by topping the mix with a brown sugar and mustard powder mixture.
Matzo ball soup
Craving something warm and cozy?
This matzo ball soup is the epitome of comfort food.
The simple flavors from the herbs in this soup are an excellent accompaniment to a loaded Reuben sandwich.
A hot bowl of matzo ball soup will instantly lift your mood.
Roasted root veggies
A Reuben sandwich can be a meal on its own, but these roasted root veggies are great if you’re looking for a healthy dish to round up your meal.
I like roasting root vegetables because it enhances the inherent earthy sweetness of your veggies.
And when it comes to seasoning, the recipe specifies two flavors you can make on the same tray: maple balsamic and parmesan garlic herb.
Get the full roasted root veggies (2 ways) recipe here.
Whatever flavor combo you end up with, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
Elevate your Reuben sandwich with a serving of these marinated olives on the side.
Marinating your olives infuses them with garlicky and herby goodness that you won’t be able to resist.
This dish is also low-carb, meaning it won’t add too many empty calories to your meal.
These marinated olives may look simple, but they pack a flavorful punch.
Jalapeno popper fried wontons
Want a fun and exciting side dish for your Reuben sandwiches?
These wonton jalapeno poppers may be what you’re looking for.
These little treats taste exactly like your classic jalapeno poppers, with the added crunch from the wonton wrapper.
You’ll have a hard time resisting these tangy, creamy parcels.
Make these jalapeno popper fried wontons for dinner tonight!
Whip up a platter of these crispy coconut shrimp to turn your Reuben sandwich into surf and turf-themed meal.
Adding coconut flakes to the breading enhances the inherent sweetness of the shrimp.
And I love that you can make this recipe in the air fryer.
You get the same crunch as deep frying, but with fewer calories and no guilt.
Don’t forget to make a sweet chili dipping sauce to make your coconut shrimp more flavorful.
Read next: what to pair with coconut shrimp
Take inspiration from Japanese cuisine and make a platter of vegetable tempura to go with your Reuben sandwich.
The beauty of vegetable tempura is you can use any fresh vegetables – get creative and don’t limit yourself.
Pssst…Use cold sparkling water to get a super light and crispy batter.
Pesto parmesan chips
Getting bored of potato chips?
Switch things up with these pesto parmesan chips instead.
These are super easy to make.
You only need two (you read that right) ingredients and about 10 minutes to have these delicate chips done.
Serve these pesto parmesan chips alongside your Reuben sandwich for an unforgettable meal.
Lemony pesto pasta salad
Turn your Reuben sandwich into a hearty dinner meal with a heaping serving of this pasta salad on the side.
This pesto pasta salad is packed with bright, citrusy, and herby flavors that provide a refreshing contrast to your Reuben sandwich.
The arugula in this dish also adds a peppery bite to cut through the saltiness.
Here’s the recipe: lemony pistachio pesto pasta salad.
Dill refrigerator pickles
If you want to add another sour element to your Reuben sandwiches, why not try these refrigerator pickles?
This dish is almost a no-cook dish.
The only cooking you’ll be doing is heating up the vinegar mixture.
They’re best eaten chilled, but you can also eat them as soon as they’ve cooled down.
You won’t be able to store these dill refrigerator pickles for a long time – but with how good these are – I doubt they’ll even last a week.
Greek potato salad
Jazz up your traditional potato salad using tzatziki dressing instead of an all-mayo one.
The tzatziki dressing is predominantly made up of Greek yogurt and a small amount of mayo, making it a healthier alternative.
It’s also loaded with herbs and lemon, making for a deliciously tangy and herby dressing.
This Greek potato salad might just replace your traditional potato salad recipe.
The best side dishes for Reuben sandwiches
- Sweet potato chips
- Strawberry spinach salad
- Roasted butternut squash soup
- Baked potato wedges
- Honey mustard Chex mix
- Matzo ball soup
- Roasted root veggies
- Marinated olives
- Jalapeno popper fried wontons
- Coconut shrimp
- Vegetable tempura
- Pesto parmesan chips
- Lemony pesto pasta salad
- Dill refrigerator pickles
- Greek potato salad
What To Serve With Reuben Sandwiches
- 1 portion Reuben sandwiches
- Prepare your Reuben sandwiches according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: sweet potato chips, strawberry spinach salad, roasted butternut squash soup, coleslaw, baked potato wedges, geotjeori, honey mustard Chex mix, matzo ball soup, roasted root veggies, marinated olives, jalapeno popper fried wontons, coconut shrimp, vegetable tempura, pesto parmesan chips, lemony pesto pasta salad, dill refrigerator pickles, and Greek potato salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!