What to Serve With Sloppy Joes? 20 Tasty Side Dishes

Sloppy Joes side dishes

Sloppy Joes are a classic comfort food that many of us have enjoyed since childhood. These messy, flavorful sandwiches deserve equally delicious side dishes to complete the meal.

In this post, you will find the 20 best side dishes that pair perfectly with your favorite Sloppy Joes' recipe. From crispy french fries to tater tots, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Let's dive in and discover the ultimate companions to your scrumptious Sloppy Joes.

Sloppy Joes side dishes

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The best side dishes to serve with Sloppy Joes are mashed potatoes, bagel bites, French fries, carrots and potatoes, chicken drumsticks, chicken nuggets, zucchini, crispy green beans, tater tots, chili cheese fries, baked beans, spinach apple salad, coleslaw, Russian salad, bean salsa, rainbow pasta salad, corn casserole, melon salad, and fried green tomatoes. 

Now, let’s get cooking!

20 Sloppy Joes Side Dishes

1.  Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes are a delight to enjoy with Sloppy Joes. They are soft and mushy and perfectly melt in your mouth.

Also, you don't require much effort to make a big serving of mashed potatoes. Even your kids can help you make the best mashed potatoes at home.

If you want to elevate your cooking game, you can also serve mashed sweet potatoes with these burgers.

2. Bagel Bites

Sloppy Joes taste amazing with these bagel bites when served at a kid's party. Both dishes are flavorful and have all the ingredients that children love.

We have shared an interesting recipe to make bagel bites in an air fryer. Try it and share your feedback.

3. French Fries

French FriesIt is hard to say no to a serving of French fries with Sloppy Joes. They are crispy and delicious. In addition, French fries make a quick side dish to be served with Sloppy Joes.

To enjoy your fries and sliders to the fullest, serve them with a homemade sauce or a creamy dip.

4. Carrots and Potatoes

air fryer carrots and potatoes

Do you want your children to enjoy all the good vegetables when eating Sloppy Joes? If yes, serve potatoes and carrots as a side dish.

Add flavor to simple carrots and potatoes using thyme, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Enjoy this side dish while it is warm.

5.  Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken Drumsticks

Air fryer chicken drumsticks are the easiest to make. They are crunchy and use less oil to make. Moreover, these drumsticks are packed with flavors, so they taste divine with Sloppy Joes.

Season your drumsticks with onion powder, thyme, garlic powder, cumin, pepper, and salt, and follow the instructions to make them perfect for lunch or dinner.

6. Chicken Nuggets

chicken nuggets

Raise your hands if you like having your beef sliders with chicken nuggets. These nuggets are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are ideally seasoned and then cooked in an air fryer to give you an easy yet impressive side dish.

7. Zucchini


Since these burgers lack greens, it makes sense to pair them with a healthy side dish. So, in that case, you can pick and make zucchini with Sloppy Joes.

Zucchini is a healthy vegetable and can be made tasty by sesoning it with salt and pepper.

We have shared an amazing recipe to follow, so click on the link and get started.

8. Crispy Green Beans 

Crispy Green Beans

Crunchy and tasty crispy green beans is an excellent side dish. It can be served with pasta, lasagna and even burgers like Sloppy Joes.

However, make sure that you follow the recipe to make them tempting. Make them delicious with parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs for the ideal crunchiness.

9. Tater Tots

tater tots

Air fryer tater tots make an excellent side dish. This is because tater tots add lots of flavor and crunch to your meals with Sloppy Joes.

Besides, tater tots can be made immediately, making them suitable for weekday lunches or dinners. Get your hands on tater tots, paprika, salt, pepper and cooking spray. Then follow the instructions and make them using your air fryer.

Since they require very little oil to make, tater tots are quite healthy.

10. Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Next, we have chili cheese fries as a suitable side dish with Sloppy Joes. These fries are indulging with a perfect spice level and cheesiness. If you like a wholesome and fulfilling meal, make the fries at home and enjoy.

11. Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Easy breezy, and smokey, these baked beans taste divine with your Sloppy Joes. They enhance the overall flavor of your meal and give you lots of warmth and comfort with every bite.

To make these beans, you need bacon, beans, sweet onion, smoked paprika, and some other amazing ingredients to create a perfect side dish.

12. Spinach Apple Salad

Apple spinach salad

This salad contains apples, spinach, and walnuts tossed in balsamic vinegar to give you a perfect taste with Sloppy Joes. The salad is incredibly delicious and refreshing. Plus, you can make it within a few minutes and enjoy it as a quick side dish.

13. Coleslaw


Coleslaw is an infamous side dish with almost all burgers, sliders, and sandwiches. You can also make a bowl of coleslaw to serve with Sloppy Joes and experience the creamy salad with all its goodness.

To make the best coleslaw, ensure to thinly slice your cabbage and carrots so they taste incredible in your mouth.

14. Russian Salad

Russian Salad

Russian salad is a creamy side dish with peas, capsicum, chicken, potatoes and carrots. You can also add chunks of pineapples and carrots to make the salad sweet.

This is a very healthy salad, except for the creamy dressing. However, you can reduce the amount of mayonnaise used.

15. Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

Have you ever had black bean salsa? If not, try this refreshing salad with Sloppy Joes. To make the salsa, stock on corn, black beans, red onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, and some other amazing ingredients.

Black bean salsa is easy to make and a good option for a quick dinner with Sloppy Joes.

16. Rainbow Pasta Salad

Rainbow pasta salad

This colorful and tasty salad can make an ideal side dish for Sloppy Joes at your upcoming BBQ party. The dish contains pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and an Italian salad dressing. Make sure to buy tri-colored pasta for the best results.

17. Corn Casserole 

Corn Casserole

Here is another side dish that pairs well with Sloppy Joes. Creamy corn casserole is a cross between a pudding and a souffle and can be prepared easily using the tagged recipe.

Serve it with Sloppy Joes and experience different textures and flavors.

18. Green Bean Almondine

green beans almondine

This recipe is one of the easiest and most attractive ways to serve green beans. Green bean almondine contains toasted almonds topped with fresh and crunchy green beans, giving you the best flavor and texture to enjoy.

To make this side dish interesting, squeeze a lemon on the green beans.

19. Melon Salad With Feta and Basil

Melon salad

This refreshing salad tastes like a wonderful treat with Sloppy Joes. It contains cantaloupe and watermelon tossed in a citrus dressing. There is also feta, basil, and red onion to enhance the overall flavor and texture.

We love how beautiful and delicious this salad turns out. So, do try on our recommendation.

20. Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Finally, pair your beef burgers with fried green tomatoes. For frying, use green tomatoes, eggs, all-purpose flour, cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and oil. They taste super crispy and delicious.

You can also use red tomatoes for this recipe. But make sure that they aren't overripe.

We have come to the end of our list. Did you like any side dishes? If yes, which one and when do you plan to make it?

Share your replies with us and suggest any other side dish that may make your Sloppy Joes taste divine, fulfilling and amazing.

What To Eat With Sloppy Joes

  1. Mashed potatoes
  2. Bagel bites
  3. French fries
  4. Carrots and potatoes
  5. Chicken drumsticks
  6. Chicken nuggets
  7. Zucchini
  8. Crispy green beans
  9. Tater tots
  10. Chili cheese fries
  11. Baked beans
  12. Spinach apple salad
  13. Coleslaw
  14. Russian salad
  15. Black Bean salsa
  16. Rainbow pasta salad
  17. Corn casserole
  18. Green bean almondine
  19. Melon salad with Feta and Basil
  20. Fried green tomatoes

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Sloppy Joes side dishes

What to Serve With Sloppy Joes

Check out this collection of 20 delicious and easy side dishes to serve with Sloppy Joes.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sloppy Joes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Corrie


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  • Make Sloppy Joes at home using your favorite recipe.
  • Select a side dish from the list above. You can eat sloppy joe sandwich with coleslaw, French fries, zucchini, bagel bites, chicken nuggets, chicken drumsticks, apple spinach salad, fried green tomatoes, mashed potatoes, tater tots, chili cheese fries, black bean salsa and baked beans.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂
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