What to Serve with Hot Dogs

If you are trying to figure out what to serve with hot dogs, this list is exactly what you are looking for. All of these side dishes go well with hot dogs. They are an American summer, ballpark, and barbecue favorite and a hearty hot sandwich on their own.  But sometimes you do not want the same old sides. Therefore, you can now pick the best easy side dish to go with your favorite hot dogs.

Whether you want a salad, vegetables, potato, or something unique, we have you covered with so many choices on what to serve with your frankfurters. Many of the best food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to eat with your grilled, steamed, or boiled hot dogs. We like to grill our hot dogs and here is ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRILLING and the best way to cook anything, including hot dogs, on the grill.


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What to Serve with Hot Dogs

This is a tasty list of what to offer with hot dogs. All of these sides pair well with the meat and soft bun combo no matter what toppings you like best.   (I am a spicy mustard and sauerkraut kind of gal all the way!) If you ever wondered why they are called “hot dogs”, find out all about it at THE HISTORY OF HOT DOGS. 

To help you decide what to eat with frankfurters, 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.  All of these side dishes are also great with all kinds of sausage, wiener, kielbasa, frank, wurst, or whatever you call it.  This list of what to make and serve includes:

  • Sides Dishes by The Short Order Cook
  • Salad Side Dishes
  • Fruit or Vegetable Side Dishes
  • Potato or Chip Side Dishes


Sides Dishes by The Short Order Cook


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.
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Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings


Slow Cooker Beef & Bacon Chili
Velvety slow-cooked beef is simmered in spices and finished with crispy bacon for the ultimate keto comfort food.
Check out this recipe
Slow Cooker Beef & Bacon Chili featured


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


Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad
A refreshing salad with the zing of Tajin added to watermelon, cucumber, and toasted pepitas.
Check out this recipe
mexican watermelon cucumber salad close up the short order cook


Salad Side Dishes


Simple Creamy Coleslaw
A wonderful side dish to any cookout or barbecue. Bonus - it is low carb, gluten-free and delish!
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Bowl of creamy coleslaw


Caesar Salad
The classic salad is an easy side to enjoy with hot dogs and more. The from-scratch dressing is the showstopper.
Check out this recipe
Serving bowl with caeasr salad


Cucumber Tomato Orzo Salad
This fresh Cucumber Tomato Orzo Salad is always a hit at gatherings and cookouts. Think of it as the elevated pasta salad everyone will love.
Check out this recipe
Orzo pasta salad in a large serving bowl


Broccoli Bacon & Cashew Salad
The tangy dressing with crispy broccoli and crunchy cashew make a wonderful side salad combination. The addition of sweet cranberries and salty bacon bring ensure all the flavors are just a perfect combination.
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Broccoli bacon cashew salad in a serving bowl


Fruit or Vegetable Side Dishes


Kiwi Fruit Salad
Kiwi Fruit Salad is a bright and colorful mixture of kiwi, pomegranates, and mandarin oranges. This quick and easy salad is the ideal summer side dish.
Check out this recipe
kiwi fruit salad


Air-Fryer Brussels Sprouts
The easiest Brussels sprouts recipe ever. They are made with just a few ingredients and they come out so crispy and flavorful.
Check out this recipe
crispy air fryer brussels sprouts on a platter


Baked Asparagus
A simple and flavorful side dish that makes asparagus shine. The balsamic drizzle add tang and sweetness that everyone will love.
Check out this recipe
Baked Asparagus on a white platter


Cheesy Shoestring Carrot Fries
Just 5 ingredients for this unique take on fries! Every taste is slightly sweet from the carrots, salty from the parmesan cheese, and perfect for all occasions.
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Cheesy shoestring carrots on a serving plate


Potato or Chip Side Dishes


Healthy Homemade Vegan Nacho Cheese Doritos
Homemade Vegan Doritos in the classic "nacho cheese" flavor that is gluten-free, allergy-free, and healthier since they are baked and not fried. All of the crunch and none of the guilt.
Check out this recipe
Homemade doritos in a bowl


Air-Fryer French Fries
Fresh cut potatoes are seasoned and air-fried for perfectly crispy french fries. Nothing but real ingredients for a healthy and delicious french fry.
Check out this recipe
Plate of ketchup and air fryer fries


Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup
For a hearty accompaniment to hot dogs, this rich and creamy baked potato soup is the real deal.
Check out this recipe
Loaded baked potato soup in bowls


Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These homemade sweet potato fries are addicting. Real potatoes sliced and oven-baked for the perfect paleo, gluten-free, and healthy side dish.
Check out this recipe
tray of baked sweet potato fries






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What To Serve With Hot Dogs

If you are trying to figure out what goes well with hot dogs, this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want salads, fruits, vegetables, chips, or potatoes we have you covered with so many choices on what to serve and eat with hot dogs/frankfurters, kielbasa, or sausage.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4





  • Make your favorite Hot Dog, frankfurter, sausage, kielbasa, etc.
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!


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