What to Serve with Sliders No Matter What You Stuff inside of Them
Sliders are the perfect way to do sandwiches. Whether you stick to ham and cheese, pulled pork, make roast beef sammies, mini-burgers, crispy chicken, or even an array of all of these and more, they create a more bite-sized experience.
That’s great when you want a little taste of everything.
However, no one ever just serves sliders. So if you’re having a barbecue, picnic, party, or simply just trying to make dinner more fun, what goes with sliders?
You might be thinking of placing out bowls of chips and dips or even some fries. But you shouldn’t miss the chance to have more fun with sides for sliders.
Here, we’ve got the goods on what you can put with your sliders so everyone can slide right in for an amazing meal!
Sides to Go with Sliders
Whether you’re doing one kind of slider or offering different trays of sliders in many flavors, these 15 sides are sure to please!
1. Smoky Baked Beans
No matter the kind of sliders you have, a smoky baked beans side dish will surely complement your efforts. It’s perfect for piling on your plate or even dunking sliders into the sauce.
With a smoky flavor from bacon or sausage, you can take regular baked beans and make them extraordinary!
2. Amazing Antipasti Pasta Salad
Going with a more Italian slider theme?
Then serve it up with a brightly-colored rainbow pasta salad with everyone’s favorite antipasti favorites.
Black olives, hunks of cheese, and cured meats make for a divine way to dig into the whole slider theme.
Ali from Gimme Some Oven has a wonderful recipe!
3. Summery Watermelon Strawberry Caprese Salad
As the temperatures turn hotter, a refreshing salad will always make for a match for your sliders. Especially if you have something spicy with jalapenos and beef.
Cool it down with summery watermelon strawberry caprese.
It takes those tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and adds watermelon and strawberries, two summer staples that will make the kids take second helpings.
Brooks from Recipe Boy can show you how it’s done!
4. Perfect Potato Salad
Time to trot out a perfect potato salad recipe! Using Yukon gold potatoes yields the best flavors and textures.
Add some bacon and scallions for more bite and your slider side dish game will be the strongest of all.
Nothing makes for a better side along bite-sized sandwiches like potato salad.
5. Indulgent Mexican Corn Salad
It’s got everything. A smoky flavor with cheese and spice, all without making a mess.
If you love Mexican street corn, this salad version makes it easier to serve.
Corn, bell peppers, red onions, scallions, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, avocado, and cotija cheese are the main players in this.
Jo Cooks presents a simple recipe that you’ll have ready in no time!
6. Craveable Cowboy Caviar
If you’ve got pulled pork or BBQ sliders, cowboy caviar is one of the best slider side dishes to make.
Made with both black beans and black-eyed peas plus tomatoes, corn, onions, bell peppers, and cilantro, it all gets tossed together in a tangy dressing.
The joke is that it’s a poor man’s version of caviar, but we think it tastes like success, especially with sliders! sandwich
7. Oven-Baked Bacon Mac n’ Cheese
Even if your sliders are just for your little family, comfort food like mac n’ cheese makes a perfect pairing.
As a side dish, adding in bacon to this oven-baked version that grownups and kids alike both love will ensure you have a complete meal that has everyone feasting in content silence.
8. Charred Caesar Salad
One of the most popular salads by far is the Caesar salad.
And while there’s nothing quite like the original with its chilled Romaine and creamy parmesan and anchovy-infused dressing, we love the idea of doing something a bit different.
A charred version of this salad that takes the Romaine to the grill is something that will go incredibly well no matter what kind of sliders you’re serving.
Take the recipe from Alexandra’s Kitchen and you’ll create this masterful side!
9. Balsamic Portobello Mushroom Skewers
Grilled mushrooms are a wonderful way to add more veggie options to your meal of sliders.
Whether you want everyone to eat their vegetables or have something more substantial for your vegetarian and vegan guests, add a little balsamic vinegar to portobello mushrooms on skewers and fire them up on the grill. You can also oven-roast them for a similarly delicious flavor.
10. Sublime Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Casserole
How about a side dish for sliders that you can set and forget?
With so much else to get ready to entertain your guests, turn to your slow cooker to render potatoes, bacon, chives, butter, and sour cream into a loaded baked potato experience.
It all dumps right into your slow cooker and is ready for everyone to dish out.
11. BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Carrots
Even Bugs Bunny would approve of this slider side dish! Take carrots and wrap them in bacon.
Brush them with BBQ sauce and toss them on the grill or bake until the bacon is crispy.
It’s the flavor combination you didn’t know you needed in your life.
Once you have it, you’ll be using this as a side dish whenever you can!
12. Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Buttermilk Ranch
Yes, fries are an original side dish that always seem to be paired with sliders at every restaurant from coast to coast.
But you can dare to be different with sweet potato fries.
Roast them in your oven or use an air fryer.
Serve with homemade buttermilk ranch and you’ve got the quintessential match made in food heaven!
13. Refreshing Summer Coleslaw
Since sliders are often a picnic-style food, why not serve them with a picnic-style side?
Coleslaw has such a refreshing and cool flavor with crispy cabbage and carrots.
You can use a mayonnaise-based dressing, or even make an Asian-inspired one which will really sing with a pulled pork slider.
14. Cooling Cucumber Melon Salad
Cucumbers and melons are a wonderful refresher for hot summer days.
Peel your cucumber and toss them with sweet, ripe watermelon hunks and add a bit of feta cheese.
This simple salad is always a hit at backyard barbecues and picnics, but it’s also easy for nights that you don’t want to fire up the stove and heat up your kitchen.
15. Always-Easy Avocado Fries
And finally, we’ll add one more fry-dish to the array of sides for sliders.
Avocado fries are a fun way to make use of avocados when you want something different from guacamole.
Dip them in beaten eggs and cover with breadcrumbs, then bake until crispy.
They’re amazing with ranch or can even be put into your sliders for an extra taste and texture sensation.
With these 15 sides for sliders, you’ll have a well-rounded meal that everyone will surely love! Check out our other amazing side dish ideas for many other delicious meals.