When you have a cheeseburger or hamburger, you commonly have something on the side, along with your meal.
They help make a meal more complete, so in this article, we are going to go over the top 15 best sides you can have alongside your burger.
So, get to reading and figure out what sides suit your burger best!
Best Sides for Burgers
The French Fry is a classic and original go-to side for burgers.
These, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside sides, are made from the potato. They are usually salt but can be purchased or made unsalted.
You can have these on the side with some ketchup to dip them in. Or not. The decision is really up to you.
Onion rings are probably one of the most second popular sides to eat alongside your burger.
They are made from yellow, white, or sweet onions and then fried up in a pan. This site can be greasy, but for some, this is the feature, not the bug.
Next to a burger, they mix great with the savory taste of the burger.
Sometimes, you don’t want a greasy side and want something a little on the healthy side. This is where the Veggie salad comes in.
There are lots of vegetables you can add to the salad and a bunch of different combinations available.
One popular one includes cucumbers, green peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Throw some dressing on it, and the side is ready to go!
Coleslaw was created in the Netherlands and today is a staple of American Sides.
Normally, coleslaw continues cabbage and mayo, along with a myriad of other ingredients. It depends on the culture and even the particular household.
This cold side goes along great with a nice warm burger.
Sweet Potato Fries
The biggest difference between sweet potato fries and regular fries is that sweet potato fries are made with sweet potatoes!
These fries have a sweeter taste when compared to traditional French fries.
If you want a sweet taste to go along with your hamburger or cheeseburger, then this is the site for you.
Pasta salad is exactly like it sounds. It’s a salad that is prepared with pasta, usually a dressing that includes vinegar and olive oil, as well as some veggies and/or cheese. When served, it’s cold.
You can make the pasta salad as healthy or unhealthy as you want. Either way, it’s a nice cool side to go along with the burger.
For Macaroni Salad, there are a few simple ingredients that are always required. They are usually elbowing macaroni, mayo, and tuna.
Depending on the person, it could be made differently, so don’t be afraid to get creative when creating this side.
It’s usually served cold alongside the burger, though if you want to warm it up, go right ahead!
Potato salad, like the other ones on our list, is served cold.
They are made with potatoes (obviously), mayo, and other ingredients. Some people add mustard, while others use vinegar, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
Eating next to a warm burger will send your tastebuds into overdrive.
Macaroni and Cheese
This staple American meal for children isn’t just for kids.
Adults also love mac and cheese, which is a simple dish combining elbow macaroni and cheese. Cook them together, and you get a delicious and rich meal!
Other ingredients can be added alongside your mac and cheese as well. Even if you choose to eat plain and simple mac and cheese, it’ll still go great with your burger.
Creamed corn is exactly like it sounds. It’s creamed corn! This can be purchased in canned form as well as frozen.
You could make it on your own, but sometimes it’s easier to just buy it already made from the grocery store.
This creamy side isn’t for everyone, but don’t knock it until you try it.
Baked beans are a great option for those who want a bit of fiber.
While they do have a lot of salt and sugar, they do contain a lot of fiber and some protein. They have a sweet taste that pairs very well with your grilled burger.
Corn on the Cob
Unlike creamed corn, no dreaming is involved for corn on the cob. You shuck the corn and then boil it for a certain amount of time.
Once done, pair it with some butter or whatever condiment you prefer, and you then have yourself a tasty side dish.
This side dish can be messy, so make sure you have a napkin nearby.
Oven Fried Pickles
You should assume that almost anything can be fried. I mean, they have fried ice cream! Oven Fried Pickles are pickles that have been fried.
Sometimes they can get on the soggy side, so to circumnavigate this problem, make sure the oil is hot enough.
If you want to go to flavor town, consider putting the fried pickles in the actual burger. Your pallet will be blown away.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes are delicious comfort food that goes well with lots of meals, and this includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers.
For garlic mashed potatoes, it takes the original recipe and adds some garlic. The end results in a savory side with a bit of a kick.
Last but not least on our list is Fried Zucchini. A Zucchini is a summer squash that is considered a vegetable.
They have a very sweet taste, which gets stronger once you cook or fry them.
This is one of the more unique sides on the list, but don’t let that stop you from trying it with your burger!
And that’s all she wrote, burger lovers! These are the top fifteen side dishes you can eat alongside your hamburger.
If you are unsure of what to eat, try all of them. Hey, you won’t know what you like until you do.
You might also be interested in the following:
- Best Tomatoes for Burgers
- Best Wine for Burgers
- Best Buns for Burgers
- Best Pickles for Burgers
- Best Ground Beef for Burgers
- Best Cheese for Burgers
- Best Lettuce for Burgers
- Best Onions for Burgers
I have been smoking and grilling meat from an early age and enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise through the hundreds of articles I have written about BBQ. I hope to make everyone’s BBQ journey that little bit easier.