If you are trying to figure out what goes well with sandwiches for lunch or dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. The sandwich is a classic family favorite that can be hot or cold and has been around for decades. To make it a complete meal, many want a quick and easy side dish. This often results in something processed and store-bought like chips, condensed soups, or cookies. This list of side dishes includes homemade recipes that are great to eat the next time you make your favorite sandwich.
Whether you want a salad, soup, or something else, I have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with any sandwich you make at home. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their best side dish recipes to eat with them. All of these sides pair well and are what to serve with any kind of sandwich including; cheese, ham, turkey, club, beef, french dip, Reuben, tuna or egg salad, submarine, paninis, hoagies, grinders, There are even keto, low-carb, and many gluten-free side dish options for sandwich sides.
What to Serve with Hot or Cold Sandwiches
This is a tasty list of what to offer with a sandwich. To help you decide what to serve with sandwiches, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone. There are comfort food classics, healthy salads, soups, low-carb, keto, gluten-free, and keto sides. This recipe roundup of what to make with hot or cold sandwiches includes:
Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
Soup Side Dishes
Salad & Vegetable Side Dishes
Keto, Low Carb, or Gluten-Free Side Dishes
If you also want to try something new, check out these sandwich recipes. These are not your everyday meat and cheese sandwiches between white bread sort of sandwiches. These are amazing sandwich recipes that are great for lunch but fancy enough for dinner as well. There are two great keto gluten-free sandwich recipes for you to enjoy here too. Try one or more out the next time you are in the mood for a great sandwich. Please make one for someone else too since we all know sandwiches always taste better when someone else makes it – why is that?!
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.
This keto Monte Cristo sandwich is an easy and tasty low-carb recipe. Full of ham, turkey, and swiss cheese for a warm griddled lunch or dinner. If you enjoy ordering this at Disneyland's Blue Bayou or Cafe Orleans, this is the recipe for you.
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.
The delicious New Orleans classic sandwich recipe is now made keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free. Homemade fat head dough rolls are stuffed with deli meats, cheeses, and the authentic olive salad.
All of these recipes can be found on the website and are what to eat with sandwiches the next time you cook them at home. These are some of our family favorites. They are delicious, home-cooked, and easy just as all the best side dish recipes should be. These are recipes that are good for hot or cold lunch or dinner sandwich options.
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.
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.
Comforting soups are commonly served with sandwiches as a side dish so these recipes I recommend to enjoy with one. There are cream, healthy, and vegetarian soup options on this list. All of these soul-pleasing soups will be a sure-fire hit with the family.
Potato Leek Soup
A creamy mild soup that pairs well with any sandwich. This classic recipe only requires a few ingredients and results in a comforting side dish.
This category of ideas to serve with sandwiches includes keto, low-carb, paleo, or gluten-free recipes. Whether your sandwich is in a wrap, lettuce, roll, or slices of bread making a good side dish is important. Try a new gluten-free or keto low-carb twist on a classic recipe. No matter what you choose, your healthy diet will be on track and your taste buds will thank you.
Paleo Sweet Poppyseed Coleslaw
Coleslaw is a classic sandwich side dish and this paleo version deserves a chance at becoming your new favorite. It is dairy-free, keto, low-carb, and 100% amazing.
This crisp and healthy salad is backed with wonderful vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, and zucchini. Wiht the addition of Italian dressing and olives this gluten-free and vegetarian salad is a great lunch or dinner side dish.
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What to Serve With Sandwiches
If you are trying to figure out what goes well with sandwiches for lunch or dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want something new and not just chips and fruit, try any of these new recipes for comforting soups, salads, vegetables, and more. We have you covered with so many choices on what to serve and eat with a sandwich.
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