If you’re looking for a simple and delicious meal, you can’t go wrong with sliders! Plus, some of the best sides for sliders are just as simple!

Not only are sliders easy to make, but they’re also super versatile and can be topped with just about anything.

Best of all, you can serve them with so many different tasty side dishes that will take your meal to the next level.

17 best sides for sliders.  Easy side dishes for slider meals.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the best side dishes to serve with sliders, so you can create a mouthwatering meal that everyone will enjoy!

Best Sides for Sliders

17 best sides for sliders.  Easy side dishes for slider meals.

You could eat just about anything with sliders. Really, these small sandwiches are easy to pair with other foods. But sliders are so simple to make and so little and easy to eat that it just makes sense to pair them with classic, simple sandwich sides.

If you’re looking for the best and the easiest sides to pair with sliders for a quick meal or a game day spread, whipping up a few of the sides below is the perfect way to round out your meal.

Of course, your sides of choice will depend on the type of slider you’re making, but most of these sides will work well with any type! 

1. Baked Onion rings

baked onion rings

These baked onion rings by Slender Kitchen are perfect for serving with sliders! They are a healthier version of the popular deep fried side dish or appetizer and a great way to round out your meal. These are ready in just 30 minutes, and the hot sauce mixed in with the egg wash for these onion rings will wake up your taste buds in the most subtle way. 

2. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These healthy baked sweet potato fries by Clean Eating Kitchen are an amazing sliders recipe side dish! The air fryer makes this recipe super healthy, and it only takes four simple ingredients!

You can use any kind of sweet potatoes for this recipe, too, so switch it up for slightly different flavors and health benefits.

3. Country Style Potato Salad

Country Style Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe by A Reinvented Mom is close to what I would call a classic potato salad recipe. That one that we all love and our moms always made when we were growing up.

The cold, tangy dressing and fresh ingredients make this a perfect side dish for sliders, especially on those warm summer days. 


4. Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is a personal favorite of mine. Creamy, cold pasta salad as a side dish with a warm slider is just one of the best options, in my opinion. Plus, macaroni salad is always a crowd favorite.

I think if you ask any person you know, most people have a recipe from their mom or grandmother from their childhood that they still love making.

For a super simple classic macaroni salad, mix 2 cups cooked and cooled macaroni, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/4 cup diced red onion, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons mustard, 1/4 cup diced pickles, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re done!

5. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

This Two Kids and A Coupon recipe is a perfect way to get kids (and adults) to enjoy veggies!

With a crispy coating made with breading and parmesan cheese, these will be one of those sneaky healthy, and delicious side dishes that your kids will keep asking you to make.

Making veggies into breaded fries in the air fry is a great idea just to switch things up a little or for those finicky eaters who you have a hard time getting to eat their vegetables. 

6. Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

These scalloped potatoes with heavy cream and cream cheese from Irene Mercadal look mouth-watering! With just four simple ingredients, this is a great side dish for a simple slider meal.

The best part is you can make prep these ahead of time and just toss them in the oven when you’re ready to cook them.

7. Mixed fruit salad

Making a mixed fruit salad is so easy, and it makes a great side dish! Chop and mix together equal parts of all of your favorite fresh fruit. You can eat this as is, squeeze a little lime juice over it, or you can add 1/4 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it up well. 

8. Pesto Orzo Salad

pesto orzo salad

Pesto is one of the most delicious ingredients in a pasta or pasta salad, in my opinion. This pesto orzo salad from the Fresh Apron is loaded with pesto, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese.

It looks like it takes some work to put this beautiful pasta salad together, but it only takes 20 minutes.

This is a great option for a hot summer day to serve with your slider main dish.

9. Walnut Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Walnut Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Fresh garden salads always make the perfect side dish for basically any meal. This side salad has a mouth-watering combination of flavors. They are such a nice contrast for each other.

I bet this salad immediately becomes a new favorite for anyone who tries it. It’s ready in just 15 minutes and makes the perfect complete meal with your chicken sliders, pork sliders, turkey sliders, or any kind you serve!

10. Grilled corn

Grilled corn is so good and so easy! If you’ve never grilled corn before, you’re missing out! Don’t have a grill?

Cook it over your fire pit wrapped in aluminum foil. Grilling corn is as simple as putting it on the grill or over the fire. Just make sure to turn it often and keep an eye on it for your desired doneness. 

We hope you've enjoyed these sides for sliders ideas.  A special thanks goes out to all the amazing recipe creators willing to share these yummy recipes!

11. Air Fryer French Fries

Air Fryer French Fries

Homemade french fries made easy and healthy! This recipe by The Forked Spoon is simple, with just a couple of ingredients, and creates the best golden brown fries that have crispy edges on the outside and a soft center.

You’ll forget all about deep-fried french fries once you’ve tasted air fryer french fries!

12. Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Salad

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Salad

This bacon cheddar broccoli salad recipe from Crayons & Cravings is another one of those delicious sides you can whip up in a flash on a warm day and is always popular!

The sauce has a tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with fresh broccoli, creamy shredded cheese, and savory bacon. It only takes 10 minutes to throw together, and then you just let it chill in the fridge until your sliders are ready. 

13. Veggie Platter

If you’re having a get-together and serving sliders, a veggie platter is the perfect side to serve alongside those mini sandwiches. It’s a great finger food option and most people enjoy some fresh veggies and a dip. 

14. Air Fryer Asparagus Fries

Air Fryer Asparagus Fries

These quick and easy air fryer asparagus fries by Two Kids and a Coupon are ready in just a few minutes. They’re super healthy, delicious and pair perfectly with any meal!

I think what’s cool about this recipe is that you could make it with a different veggie, like green beans, for example. 

15. Cavatappi Mac and Cheese

Cavatappi Mac and Cheese

This recipe is from The Ugly Duck bakery, and she boldly exclaims you won’t ever need another mac and cheese recipe.

Honestly, looking at it I might be sold on that claim. This mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It uses three different super melty cheeses to get the creamiest cheese sauce, only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook, and makes the perfect side dish for any meal. 

16. Quick Pickles

Quick Pickles

This quick pickle recipe by Crayons & Cravings could be a great light side dish or even a topping for your sliders!

These only take 15 minutes of prep and cook time, then you leave them overnight in the fridge. You can use this recipe or carrots and other veggies too!

17. Pickled Red Onions

pickled red onions

Pickled red onions make such a great side or topping for something like sliders, I love having them in my fridge at all times!

You could even pair these with the cucumbers above and have a little side salad with a great juicy crunch. This quick and easy pickled red onions recipe by An Off the Grid Life is so simple! 

We hope you’ve enjoyed these sides for sliders ideas. A special thanks goes out to all the amazing recipe creators willing to share these yummy recipes!

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We hope you've enjoyed these sides for sliders ideas.  A special thanks goes out to all the amazing recipe creators willing to share these yummy recipes!

Sides for Sliders