29 Best Sides for Burgers (Tasty & Simple)

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Planning a burger night and not sure what to serve with burgers? From potatoes to salads and everything in between, here you will find the most perfect side dishes for burgers!

Whether you are serving a traditional juicy-patty-between-brioche-buns burger or a healthier low-carb version, a nice side dish to go alongside this fast-food staple is a must.

Luckily for you, I’ve got the most delicious burger side dishes below!

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What Are Good Sides for Burgers

If you are trying to figure out what goes well with burgers, let me stop you right there. Because anything that is creamy, crispy, or crunchy and not too heavy will be perfect for your patties.

But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give your burger sides any thought. The whole point is for the side to offer a complimentary taste and round out the whole meal.

And for burgers, that can be fried or roasted veggies, coleslaw, corn sides, fresh salads, creamy pasta salads, or even cheesy bakes. Great flavors will enhance the taste of a good burger and take it to a whole new level.

Potato Sides for Burgers

The first side dish that comes to mind when you think of your favorite burgers? Potatoes, of course! They make for classic sides that taste amazing with any main course.

But just because it’s classic, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring. These potato sides are anything but dull!

1. Garlic Fries

Garlic Fries

This garlicky recipe will give you the aromatic oomph that will take your potato-fry game to a whole new level!

For the best-tasting fries, make sure not to peel them. They are crispier and more delicious with the skin on!

If you want to healthify this recipe, feel free to use an air fryer, instead.

2. Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe is much healthier than your regular fries, for two reasons. First, it is oven-baked, not deep-fried. And second, it uses sweet potatoes, which are much more nutritious.

Just by tossing them with half a teaspoon of corn flour before baking, you will get the most satisfying crispy bite.

3. Crispy Potato Wedges

Crispy Potato Wedges

With a satisfying crust on the outside and soft and fluffy inside, these sweet well-seasoned potato wedges are the ultimate burger companion!

Coated with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, baked to crisp perfection, and then dipped into a finger-licking lemon aioli, there’s nothing about this perfect side that you won’t love.

4. Greek Vegan Potato Salad

Greek Vegan Potato Salad

These potato slices are boiled and then tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.

Generously seasoned and served with burgers to offer a satisfying bite to go with your beef patties.

Enjoy this side dish with chili as well.

5. Diced Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Diced Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Since they’re made in the Air Fryer, you can bet these potato slices offer a crispy bite without disrupting your cholesterol level.

Healthy and extremely delicious, these seasoned diced potatoes will go perfectly with any entrée, especially a burger, since they are a delicious alternative to your French fries.

6. Spicy Potato Chips

Spicy Potato Chips

If you enjoy a spicy bite with your burgers, then these crunchy potato chips with a hot kick will more than deliver.

Loaded with seven spices, these customized potato chips will be a total hit at your table. This is an absolutely lovely Mexican side dish!

7. Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Loaded with flavor and aroma, these garlic-infused and parsley-garnish roasted potatoes are practically the definition of a crowd-pleasing side.

To jazz things up a bit, feel free to add more spices to the mix. Paprika, chili powder, thyme, rosemary, and even turmeric… whatever seasoning you love will do well here.

8. Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Diced apples and sweet potatoes with a buttery cinnamon topping to die for! Crunchy, sweet, and deep in flavor that goes well with whatever you pair it with.

Plus, thanks to the aromatic ingredients, this healthy bake will make a marvelous plate for your festive dinner, too.

Healthy Sides for Burgers

Burgers may not be the healthiest meal, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t go well with nutritious sides. Here are some healthy pairings for your cheeseburger dinner!

Anything from a salad recipe to grilled veggies. These will offer a perfect combination for a dinner for the whole family.

9. Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Tossed with vinegar and olive oil, this simple summer salad is the ultimate side for when you need to offer your heavy and greasy meals a palate cleanser.

Ready in just 5 minutes, you cannot find a quicker and healthier side for your burgers than this!

10. Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Roasted to incredible tenderness, these sweet carrot sticks are the perfect year-round side dish to serve with any meal.

Caramelized and seasoned to perfection, these roasted root-veggie sticks offer just what you’re looking for in a carrot side.

This could also be a great side dish for lasagna.

11. Beet and Mandarin Orange Salad with Ginger Lemon Dressing

Beet and Mandarin Orange Salad with Ginger Lemon Dressing

Citrusy, gingery, and loaded with earthy notes, this beet and mandarin salad will offer the most satisfying bite to go with the juiciness of your burgers, period.

Roasted beets accompanied with mandarins, mint, and almonds, and tossed with a ginger and citrus dressing for the zestiest freshness ever!

12. Simple Sweet Corn Salad

Simple Sweet Corn Salad

Loaded with cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and basil, this corn bowl is fresh and full of flavors.

The red onions here are a vital part since they give a unique crunch.

The recipe uses parsley to accompany the basil, but if you’re looking for something fresher, mint will work well, too.

13. Greek Cucumber Salad

Greek Cucumber Salad

Enriched with mint, dill, lemon juice, and kalamata olives, the classic salad staples – tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions – taste like heaven in this recipe.

The red wine vinegar offers a tangy kick that wraps the flavors up nicely.

This will also be a heavenly side dish for BBQ chicken!

14. Grilled Onions

Grilled Onions

If you’ve never grilled onions before, then this is definitely the recipe you need.

Whether you want to grill wedges, onion rings, or foil-wrapped whole onions, there is something for any onion lover!

Feel free to use red, yellow, or white onions, as any type will add an irresistible texture to your fast-food dinners.

Low Carb Sides

Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or you simply feel like your calorie-laden burger is filling enough, here are the ultimate burger sides that have a very slim carbohydrate content.

15. Keto Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Keto Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

If you’re looking for low-carb fries, then these air-fried zucchini sticks are the perfect side dish for your juicy burgers.

Breaded in a parmesan and almond flour mixture, then air-fried until an absolutely irresistible golden crust is formed.

Feel free to play around with seasonings and adjust the taste according to your taste.

16. Spicy Keto Coleslaw

Spicy Keto Coleslaw

This low-carb and sugar-free coleslaw is made with green cabbage, fennel, and chilies, and then smothered in a tangy mayo dressing with Tabasco sauce.

Creamy and spicy, this shredded, almost anise or licorice-flavored salad is everything your fast-food dinner is looking for.

Feel free to also serve this side dish with brisket.

17. Keto Fries

Keto Fries

If you’re craving French fries but are on a strict Keto regimen, then these Jicama sticks will come as close to the carb-loaded original as possible.

So crispy and loaded with healthy fats, these Keto fries will fill you up without spiking your blood sugar or knocking you out of Ketosis.

18. Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

As much as I enjoy Onion Rings, they can be quite the cholesterol boosters. Well, that’s not the case with these air-fried rings!

They are fried with air, not in tons of oil.

With pork rinds and almond flour, these keto rings are perfect for anyone looking to ditch the fattening carbs.

19. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Besides being low in carbs and ingredients, this Keto mac and cheese version is incredibly delicious, too.

So creamy and buttery, there is nothing quite like enjoying a beef patty with this cheddar goodness. Paired with enough protein, these cheesy florets will make one delicious and filling meal.

20. Air Fryer Keto Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer Keto Buffalo Cauliflower

If you like cauliflower but without the creaminess from the previous recipe, then these roasted and generously seasoned florets will more than satisfy you.

Sprinkled with both buffalo and ranch seasoning, this cauliflower side is rich in flavors that will taste amazing if served alongside a juicy burger.

Low Calorie Sides for Burgers

If you’re counting calories, not carbs, then the next few recipes will make you happy. Perfect burger sides for a slim figure and satisfied taste buds. Yes, they can go together!

21. Mango Avocado Salad

Mango Avocado Salad

Filled with grape tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, onions, and the star–mangoes, this sweet and tropical salad makes one heck of a burger side.

With just the right amount of creaminess, crunchiness, sweetness, and zestiness, this bowl offers nothing but a delicious balance!

22. Southwest Pasta Salad

Southwest Pasta Salad

Creamy, zesty, spicy, filling, this Southwest pasta salad with corn, tomatoes, onions, and peppers, is the perfect burger side.

Smothered in a jalapeno and lime dressing with rich mayo and sour cream creaminess.

You can serve this salad with your favorite steak as well as a side dish!

23. Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms

Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, bacony, garlicky, and oniony, seriously, can a side dish get any better than that? Smoky, tender, crunchy, and gooey, there is nothing you won’t love about these mushrooms.

This recipe uses Danish blue and cream cheese.

This is also a great side dish for pasta.

24. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

If you haven’t tried a creamy macaroni salad with pineapples before, here’s your chance to give your taste buds a real treat.

With smoky ham, crunchy cucumbers and carrots, juicy pineapple chunks, and a tangy and sweet mayo and pineapple dressing, the exotic touch in this macaroni salad makes total sense.

25. Baked Green Bean Fries

Baked Green Bean Fries

If you’re sick of your puffed tummy after devouring a burger and fries, you don’t have to give up on your beloved Cheeseburger. Just swap the calorie-laden fries with this green bean version!

Breaded, well-seasoned, baked, and super crunchy, these yummy green bean fries are the perfect burger pairing.

Other Easy Sides for Burgers

The best sides are the ones that are super easy to whip up. And here are my ultimate four burger side dishes you can prepare in a jiffy the next time.

26. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Roasted garlicky asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon slices. Sounds heavenly, right? They surely taste that way, too!

Besides that this side dish is easy and quick to make, it is also low in carbs.

I recommend turkey bacon for this, but whatever you have in your fridge should work well.

27. Ranch Parmesan Green Beans

Ranch Parmesan Green Beans

This is not your regular green bean side. It is crunchy, cheesy, tender, and so well-seasoned, that it will make your taste buds explode. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to make.

Simply roast your ranch-sprinkled green beans with some parmesan and bacon on top, and voila!

28. Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

With shrimp, celery, and green onions, this mayo-smothered macaroni salad tastes incredibly delicious. Plus, it is a breeze to make, too!

Small salad shrimp work best here, but you can also use regular shrimp and then chop it into smaller pieces.

29. Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

This dill pickle pasta salad is creamy, filling, tangy, tasty, and most importantly for the busy cooks out there – super easy to make.

If this is too fatty for your taste, swap half of the mayo for some Greek yogurt instead.

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