What to Serve With Grilled Cheese

If you are trying to figure out what to serve with grilled cheese sandwiches, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Grilled cheese sandwiches are a family favorite and a hearty hot sandwich on their own.  But they really need a simple side to make a complete meal. Therefore, you will want to pick the best easy side dish to goes well with your favorite grilled cheese recipe.  Whether you enjoy calling it a panini, Croque Monsieur, melt, or cheese toast, all these side dishes are perfect to serve with them.

If you want a salad, soup, vegetables, fruit, or potato, we have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with your sandwich. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to eat with grilled cheese sandwiches. All of these sides pair well with the toasty buttered bread and salty melty cheesy inside that makes them so irresistible.  In our house, we love a simple grilled cheese sandwich with sourdough bread and good-quality cheddar.  But we do mix it up sometimes and will add avocado, tomato, bacon, or other fun ingredients.   One of my favorites is my recipe for a salty, sweet, and spicy version – GRILLED CHEESE WITH FIGS AND HOT HONEY!

 

 

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What to Serve with Grilled Cheese

This is a tasty list of what to eat with grilled cheese sandwiches.  To help you decide what to serve with them, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone.  There are healthy salads, mayo-based salads,  low-carb, keto, vegan, and fancy sides.  This list of what to make with grilled cheese includes:

  • Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
  • Soup & Salad Side Dishes
  • Fruit & Vegetable Side Dishes

 

 

Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook

 

Asian Avocado Peanut Coleslaw
If you want an easy peanutty coleslaw recipe, this Asian avocado peanut coleslaw is the best. This chopped slaw recipe is bursting with fresh vegetables that are dressed in a homemade Asian-inspired dressing that is salty, sweet, and spicy. This slaw is vegan and gluten-free and sure to be one that everyone loves.
Check out this recipe
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Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade deep-fried sweet potato fries are a quick and easy family favorite recipe. This fantastic method to deep fry & season them makes the best appetizer or side dish.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Sweet, creamy, and rich butternut squash soup is comfort in a bowl.
Check out this recipe
Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

 

Vegetarian Rice Soup
An easy vegetable rice soup that is vegetarian and full of flavor. This recipe uses vegetable broth, fresh vegetables, tomatoes, rice, and seasonings for a hearty vegan soup that everyone will love.
Check out this recipe
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Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This restaurant-quality low-carb keto cream of mushroom soup is easy to make and simply delicious. The creamy texture with sherry creates a rich velvety mushroom soup that is so much better than any Campbell’s condensed version you can buy. 
Check out this recipe
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Pot Pie Soup
Homemade creamy pot pie soup is an easy recipe that is tasty with any savory protein filling like chicken, turkey, beef, or a vegetarian option.
Check out this recipe
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Broccoli Apple Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing (no mayo)
This healthy broccoli salad with carrots, raisins, apples, and cheese is amazing. The creamy greek yogurt dressing is low-fat and made without mayo. It is tangy, crisp, fresh, and sweet in every bite. It holds up great for potlucks and barbecues. It is even great as a leftover, unlike other salads.
 
Check out this recipe
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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Kale Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Butternut squash and kale make the perfect Fall salad. The crunchy pecans, crisp apples, sweet raisins, and roasted butternut squash make the most amazing Autumn harvest salad recipe.
Check out this recipe
Butternut Squash, Apple, and Kale Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

 

French Potato Salad
Tender potatoes in a Champagne dijon vinaigrette with fresh herbs is bright, tangy, and crowd-pleasing.
Check out this recipe
French Potato Salad

 

Broccoli Apple Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing (no mayo)
This healthy broccoli salad with carrots, raisins, apples, and cheese is amazing. The creamy greek yogurt dressing is low-fat and made without mayo. It is tangy, crisp, fresh, and sweet in every bite. It holds up great for potlucks and barbecues. It is even great as a leftover, unlike other salads.
 
Check out this recipe
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Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Onion rings are a classic fried treat that is so easy to make homemade. This beer-battered recipe for onion rings is the perfect side dish, snack, or appetizer.
Check out this recipe
Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings

 

Homemade Pickles with Leftover Pickle Juice
Homemade pickles are so easy to make when you reuse pickle juice for this recipe. In 24 hours quick refrigerator pickles are crisp and ready.  
Check out this recipe
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Soup & Salad Side Dishes

 

Potato Leek Soup
4 ingredients can make a wonderful velvety cream soup. This potato leek soup is quick, easy, and completely amazing.
Check out this recipe
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Roasted Tomato Soup
The perfect pairing for grilled cheese is always a delicious homemade tomato soup. The recipe is bright, fresh, and has a wonderful pesto basil swirl.
Check out this recipe
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Caprese Salad
The simplicity of fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and sweet basil is what makes Caprese salads so yummy. This Italian classic is a wonderful pairing for your favorite grilled cheese (panini style maybe?)
Check out this recipe
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Vegetable Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing
Crisp fresh vegetables are tossed with a homemade Italian dressing for a healthy side salad.
Check out this recipe
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Fruit & Vegetable Side Dishes

 

Air-Fryer Broccoli
A quick recipe for fresh broccoli. A few spices, including red chili flakes, helps give this a lot of flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Pickled Avocado
A unique way to preserve avocado. A wonderful side or addition to any grilled cheese sandwich.
Check out this recipe
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Crispy Oven Fries
No deep fryer needed to make these crispy french fries. Fresh cut russets and a few simple steps make these oven french fries crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Check out this recipe
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Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad
This bright and fresh salad is packed with so much flavor. Sweet dried cranberries, tart juicy oranges, and nutty quinoa make for a satisfying unique salad recipe.
Check out this recipe
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What To Serve With Grilled Cheese

Angela
If you are trying to figure out what to serve with grilled cheese for lunch or dinner, this list of sides is exactly what you are looking for. If you want a salad,  soup, vegetable, or potato we have you covered with so many side dish choices on what goes well with grilled cheese.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Soups, Salads, Fruit, & Vegetable side dishes

  • Coleslaw
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Roasted Tomato Soup
  • Oven-Baked Fries
  • Broccoli & Apple Salad
  • Caprese Salad
  • and more recipes listed above

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
 

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