With this collection of over 60 burger sides, you can make the most tasty side dishes for burgers for any occasion! If you’re looking for the best sides for your burgers, you’ll find them here!

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What Are Good Sides for Burgers

When trying to figure out what goes well with burgers, there are so many options to try, from fried or roasted veggies, coleslaw, creamy pasta salads, or even buttery-grilled corn, crunchy fried pickles, rich potato salad, and more!

Whether you’re serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or veggie burgers, these sides are a great option. Great flavors enhance a juicy burger and take it to a whole new level.

That is why I’ve rounded up so many delicious hamburger sides I know you’ll love! Because as tasty as a burger is on its own, it’s even better with something on the side.

Why You’ll Love These Sides For Burgers

  • Easy: There are so many simple sides to serve with a burger. The best part is that you usually only need a few ingredients to whip up the perfect burger accompaniment!
  • Budget-friendly: You can always go all out with the perfect sides, but these recipes are also budget-friendly.

Potato Sides for Burgers

Potatoes are a classic side for your favorite burgers. But just because it’s classic doesn’t mean it has to be dull. These potato sides are anything but boring!

Homemade French Fries
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You need to have at least one classic french fries recipe. And this no-fuss method of making homemade french fries is so easy. A delicious way to cook your next potato.
Check out this recipe!
Baked Dill Fries
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Healthy, homemade dill fries are delicious, guilt-free potato wedges tossed with olive oil and dill and baked until crispy.
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle French Fries
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Say goodbye to oven-baked fries and hello to air fryer fries. This is an easy recipe for cooking frozen crinkle-cut french fries in the air fryer. They will be hot, crispy, & yummy.
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
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This is a super easy and healthy recipe of sweet potato fries made in Airfryer. These fries are super tasty, crispy, and healthy.
Check out this recipe!
Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
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Homemade deep-fried sweet potato fries are quick and easy. This way of deep frying & seasoning them makes the best appetizer or side dish. 
Check out this recipe!
Baked Old Bay Fries with Quick Aioli
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Golden brown, crispy, seasoned-to-perfection snack or sidekick to your main dish.
Check out this recipe!
Loaded Potato Skins
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The perfect appetizer recipe for parties and game days, these Loaded Potato Skins are cheesy, crispy and loaded with all your favorite toppings.
Check out this recipe!
Homemade Sweet Potato Fries With Turmeric
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A perfect side dish recipe for baked sweet potato wedges. Sweet potato fries are tossed with ginger, turmeric, and paprika and oven roasted to perfection for a delicious flavor combination! 
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Sliced Potatoes
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Making sliced potatoes in air fryer is one of the best ways to cook this versatile gluten free vegetable. These herby Air fryer sliced potatoes are quick, easy and packed full of flavor.
Check out this recipe!
White Sweet Potato Oven Fries
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If you love sweet potatoes, try these white sweet potato fries! These oven fries are baked until crispy and tossed with cinnamon and cayenne.
Check out this recipe!
Cottage Fries
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The perfect shape for dipping! They make a great side dish for chicken, meatloaf, burgers, and sandwiches.
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
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Tried and true, there is no turning down potato wedges with a tender, soft center, Russet potatoes make the perfect potato wedges recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Greek Fried Potatoes
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Patates Tiganites, in Greek, are fried in olive oil, with oregano sprinkled on top.
Check out this recipe!
Garlic Roasted Potatoes
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Crispy garlic roasted potatoes are crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, easy to prepare, making it a perfect side dish for any meal.
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
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These air fryer sweet potato cubes are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! Great as a side dish, appetizer, or hearty snack, and takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish!
Check out this recipe!
Homemade Air Fryer Steak Fries
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These Homemade Air Fryer Steak Fries are the perfect side dish with burgers, tacos, or chicken tenders. Pair with your favorite sauce for dipping!
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
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Air fryer roasted fingerling potatoes offer a delicious way to enjoy potatoes with a crispy, lemony garlicky exterior and pillowy soft interior. They make a great side, base, or snack for any occasion.
Check out this recipe!
Homemade Salt and Vinegar Chips
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Homemade Salt and Vinegar Chips taste like store-bought chips. Add a salad to make it a meal.
Check out this recipe!
Mediterranean Potato Salad with Tzatziki
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This recipe for Mediterranean potato salad is made with no mayo and no mustard. Golden potatoes get tossed in a creamy Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce, perfect for sharing!
Check out this recipe!

Lighter Options

Burgers may not be the healthiest meal, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t serve them with a lighter option. These are some of the more healthy sides for burger night!

From fresh salads to air-fried veggies, these offer a perfect combination for a dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Greek Cucumber Salad
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A zesty, light, and flavorful side dish bursting with freshness! Perfect for your next cookout or picnic, or dinner any day! It takes 15 minutes to make and is incredibly yummy!
Check out this recipe!
Cucumber Radish Salad
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This delicious cucumber radish salad is a fresh and healthy salad that comes together in no time and is low-calorie.
Check out this recipe!
Cabbage and Carrot Salad
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This delicious cabbage and carrot salad is made with very few ingredients and a tasty dressing. Comes together in under 15 minutes.
Check out this recipe!
Cucumber Tomato Salad
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A classic summer staple that’s always a potluck favorite. It’s also wonderful to enjoy all year round on its own or served as a side to grilled chicken or steak!
Check out this recipe!
Zesty Quinoa Salad
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Loaded with quinoa, wild rice, and fresh vegetables tossed in a zippy lime vinaigrette. You can whip it up in about 10 minutes for the perfect grilling side dish, potluck salad, or easy meal prep lunch.
Check out this recipe!
Spicy Watermelon Feta Mint Salad
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10-minute spicy watermelon feta mint salad! This simple, refreshing watermelon salad recipe is perfect for hot summer days and BBQs.
Check out this recipe!
Crunchy Asian Coleslaw with Edamame
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The perfect side to keep in the fridge and serve alongside burgers for something fresh and crunchy.
Check out this recipe!
Mediterranean Bean Salad
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Made with three types of beans, lots of vegetables, and fresh herbs, and perfect for meal prep, potlucks, and as a side dish during grilling season.
Check out this recipe!
Grilled Green Onions
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Also called Scallions, are incredibly delicious and the perfect spring or summer side dish. So easy to throw on the grill next to the main course.
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Corn Ribs
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Corn Ribs are taking TikTok and Instagram by storm – and this air fryer recipe for corn riblets makes them even easier and quicker!
Check out this recipe!
Carrot Fries
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Air Fryer Carrot Fries seasoned with a delicious peri peri coating are just SO GOOD! The perfect snack or side dish.
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Asparagus Fries
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This easy and delicious vegetable side dish is a fun and crispy finger food that is perfect with burgers, chicken, meatloaf, or whatever you are making. 
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
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Fresh green beans cooked to perfection in under 10 minutes in the air fryer for a delicious, flavorful side dish!
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
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With only 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer, these zucchini french fries are crispy on the outside, but they are deliciously tender on the inside.
Check out this recipe!
Blueberry Salad
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Made with spring mix salad greens, blueberries, feta, and thinly sliced red onion. Add some candied nuts to it to dress it up a little! Tossed with a Balsamic Maple Syrup Vinaigrette, it’s like a taste of summer in every bite! 
Check out this recipe!
Deviled Egg Cauliflower Salad
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This low-carb, keto-friendly recipe is easy to make and will quickly replace any potato salad recipe you have ever used!
Check out this recipe!

Pasta Sides

Pasta is commonly served alongside burgers, plus everybody loves a good pasta dish.

Simple Bowtie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing
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Loaded with fresh veggies and your favorite Italian Salad Dressing, this Bowtie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing is the perfect, easy salad!
Check out this recipe!
Feta Bruschetta Pasta Salad
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This quick and easy pasta salad packs bold flavors to pair perfectly with your summer burgers and will surely be a big hit at your next BBQ or cookout.
Check out this recipe!
Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad
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Full of salty olives, creamy mozzarella balls, and artichoke hearts, this Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad is a Summer staple!
Check out this recipe!
Cold Linguine Pasta Salad
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A change from your typical pasta salad, this Linguine Pasta Salad is loaded with veggies and an easy vinaigrette!
Check out this recipe!
Risoni Salad with Tzatziki and Feta
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Easy Greek pasta salad recipe made with Tzatziki sauce and spiked with Feta cheese and lemon zest. Very versatile and a great side dish for grilled and roasted meats, fish, or vegetables.
Check out this recipe!
Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
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The perfect addition to your next picnic or barbecue. Filled with fresh summer produce like zucchini, summer squash, bell pepper, tomatoes, and corn.
Check out this recipe!
Smoked Mac and Cheese
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Upgrade your comfort food game with the ultimate smoked mac and cheese! This cheesy pasta is the perfect side dish for your summer barbecues. 
Check out this recipe!

More Classic & Simple Sides for Burgers

The best sides are super easy to whip up. And these simple side dishes are super easy and extremely tasty! Many of these are classics, too, those that truly belong at your backyard cookout.

Homemade Tomato Ketchup
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Ketchup is a must-have for burgers, hot dogs, or pretty much anything you are throwing on the barbecue.
Check out this recipe!
BBQ Baked Beans
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Beans are a classic burger side. And these BBQ beans are just as good as a burger side as they are with ribs and chicken.
Check out this recipe!
Microwaving Corn on the Cob
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Left in the husk, microwaved corn on the cob results in tender, juicy, and EASY corn in under 5 minutes. 
Check out this recipe!
Quick Refrigerator Pickles
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A crisp and tangy treat that’s simple to make at home, these tangy and sweet pickles go well with any main dish.
Check out this recipe!
Macaroni Salad
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With simple ingredients and a homemade creamy dressing, this Macaroni Salad with Egg is truly a tried and true recipe. Perfect for summer potlucks and great for making in advance.
Check out this recipe!
Fried Onion Rings
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Fried Onion Rings are a crispy and delicious appetizer or side dish that is easy to make. Lightly breaded and deep fried to perfection.
Check out this recipe!
Easy Cole Slaw
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This super easy cole slaw will make you wonder why you ever purchased store made instead of doing it this way! This recipe for easy coleslaw is great for all your parties and backyard BBQ’s!
Check out this recipe!
Tropical Mango Coleslaw
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A fun and fruity tropical mango coleslaw without mayo, perfect for summer picnics, BBQs, and potlucks.
Check out this recipe!
Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
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A delicious sweet, medium spicy, copycat recipe from Chipotle. This vegetarian summer dip is quick, easy, and refreshing and made with simple ingredients.
Check out this recipe!
Beer Battered Onion Rings with Southern BBQ Sauce
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These crispy, flavorful, hot out of the deep fry, amazing Beer Battered Onion Rings are perfectly paired with the Southern BBQ Sauce for dunking. 
Check out this recipe!
Sweet and Spicy Mexican Corn
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With an irresistible combination of sweet and spicy flavors, this Mexican Corn is delicious as an appetizer or side dish for any occasion.
Check out this recipe!
Mediterranean Orzo Pesto Salad
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a bright flavorful summer salad with fresh cucumbers, artichokes, kalamata olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese in a lemon pesto mayo dressing. Perfect for a summer BBQ or picnic.
Check out this recipe!
Mango Salsa
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In just 10 minutes, you can have a fresh, flavor-packed mango salsa ready to serve. A refreshing and flavorful accompaniment that is perfect for serving with tortilla chips, tacos, grilled meats, or fish.
Check out this recipe!
Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
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Sweet, spicy, and delicious! This quick and easy side dish is great for any meal. 
Check out this recipe!
Cowboy Salsa
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Loaded with great healthy ingredients, and makes a tasty dip to serve at the summer BBQ.
Check out this recipe!
Blue Cheese Potato Salad
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This bacon and blue cheese salad is a decadent take on a traditional picnic side. It is creamy, savory, and yummy. 
Check out this recipe!
Creamy Green Pea Salad with Ham
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Loaded with chunks of ham and cheese, then tossed in a creamy dressing, this Creamy Green Pea Salad is an easy recipe the whole family will enjoy.
Check out this recipe!
Strawberry Avocado Goat Cheese Salad
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This Strawberry Avocado Goat Cheese Salad is the perfect Summer salad! Packed with fruit, cheese, and veggies – it’s delicious and easy to put together!
Check out this recipe!
Summer Succotash with Grilled Corn
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Summer succotash with grilled corn, lima beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs tossed in olive oil, and fresh lime juice. It's the best side dish for all of your warm-weather BBQs!
Check out this recipe!
Frog Eye Salad
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The perfect fluffy salad recipe! It can be served as a side dish or even as a dessert!
Check out this recipe!

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10 months ago

Thank you so much for including my Feta Bruschetta Pasta Salad recipe!