Not sure what to serve with hot dogs and hamburgers? I’ve collected over 30 of the BEST sides for burgers and dogs, so you’ll be covered for a whole summer of cookouts!
Summer weather means easy breezy dinners enjoyed on the patio, and, of course, LOTS of hamburgers and hot dogs.
If you’ve ever felt stumped about what to serve with these cookout classics, you’re not alone!
That’s why I gathered up all my favorite summer side dishes from NeighborFood and around the web. The recipes are divided into categories including cold pasta salads and potato salads, dips, grilled veggies, and warm potluck sides like mac and cheese and baked beans.
Cookout Dips and Appetizers:
Okay, so appetizers aren’t exactly a side dish, but my favorite kind of cookout is really just a burger paired with every kind of appetizer and dip known to man.
You can’t go wrong with a Garden Veggie Dip, but there are plenty more dips and apps to choose from below!
Knorr Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl– This stuff is so ridiculously easy to make and always disappears.
Hot Crab Dip with Peppadew Peppers– Cheesy, creamy, gooey goodness is always welcome on my cookout table.
Veggie Pizza– One of my all time favorite appetizers, this cold veggie pizza goes perfectly with grilled meats.
Tex Mex Corn Dip from Hungry Couple
Pimento Cheese Dip from The Food Charlatan
Cold Pasta and Potato Salad Sides for Burgers:
Pasta and potato salads are a classic sides for burgers. My favorite is this Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad, but there are plenty more options below!
Amish Macaroni Salad from Homemade in the Kitchen
Cheddar, Corn, and Bacon Potato Salad from Family Food on the Table
German Potato Salad from Fervent Foodie
Cold Vegetable and Fruit Salads for Cookouts:
On a hot day, nothing hits the spot quite like a burger and a cool, crunchy salad. My favorite side for burgers also happens to be one of the easiest. This Cucumber Tomato Salad pairs the freshest summer ingredients with a quick vinaigrette for a super bright, refreshing side dish.
Here are more of our favorites:
That Good Salad: With bacon, Parmesan cheese, and a garlic lemon dressing, there’s so much to love about That Good Salad.
Tomato and Corn Chopped Salad with Cilantro Ranch– Summer produce really shines in this salad recipe!
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sweet Lemon Dressing– The only way to eat spinach is with the sweetest lemony dressing!
Easy Garden Salad– A perfect, classic side dish for hot dogs and burgers.
Bacon Broccoli Salad from Emily Enchanted
Strawberry Panzanella Salad from The Food Charlatan
Lemon Dill Coleslaw from One Sweet Mess
Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint from Healthy Delicious
Warm Veggie Sides for Hamburgers and Hot Dogs:
If you’re looking to add some veggie sides to your cookout, why not just pop them right on the grill?
These Balsamic Grilled Vegetables are probably our most-made side dish for cookouts. They’re super easy and versatile–use whatever is on hand or growing in your garden!
We also love:
Air Fryer Potatoes– Crispy seasoned potatoes are the perfect side for burgers!
Air Fryer Asparagus pairs perfectly with grilled meats, especially in early summer when asparagus is in season.
Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups from Foxes Love Lemons
Grilled Greek Salad from A Cookie Named Desire
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter from Cooking LSL
Easy Southern Summer Succotash from Family Food on the Table
Warm Hot Dog and Hamburger Sides:
If mac and cheese isn’t you’re jam, I’ve got a whole slew of other warm cookout sides for burgers and dogs I think you’re going to love!
Mexican Cornbread Casserole
Southwest Green Chili Corn Casserole from Melanie Makes
Brown Sugar Baked Beans from the Chunky Chef
Cowboy Baked Beans from Noshtastic
Funeral Potatoes from Buns in My Oven
For more great summer cookout ideas, check out my Cookout Recipes Pinterest Board!
Not sure what to do for the main course? Check out these hot dog and hamburger recipes to pair with all these side dishes!