What To Serve With Sloppy Joes: 25 Easy Side Dishes

Sloppy Joes are a classic comfort food, perfect for a weeknight meal. But what should be served with them to create a complete and satisfying dinner? I’ve compiled 25 tasty side dishes that perfectly complement the sweet and savory flavors of Sloppy Joes, from classic coleslaw to crispy French fries, to help you round out your meal.

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Easy Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Sloppy Joes are anything but fussy. These loose meat sandwiches, bursting with a sweet and tangy tomato-based sauce, are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. They’re perfect for a weeknight dinner because they come together quickly and require minimal cleanup. But what elevates them from a simple sandwich to a satisfying meal? That’s where the sides come in! These yummy side dishes are the perfect partners for your Sloppy Joes, from refreshing salads to comforting starches, to create a well-rounded and delicious dinner.

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Why You’ll Love These Recipes


Easy! Each recipe is simple to make so you don’t have to spend much time cooking.

Lots of variety! There are many options to choose from so that everyone can enjoy.

Completes a meal! All the sides complement the sandwiches and make a full meal.

Best Sides for Sloppy Joes

I have rounded up the best easy and delicious side dish recipes to turn those tasty sandwiches into a flavorful and complete meal for everyone to enjoy.

Potato Sides

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Easy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe with Corn Flakes
This Easy Hash Brown Casserole recipe is the ultimate comfort food made with frozen hash brown, extra cheddar cheese, and a crunchy corn flake topping.
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2
Fingers picking up Oven Baked Fries from a plate.
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Crispy Oven Baked Fries
Create crispy homemade French fries in your oven with just a few minutes of prep time.
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3
Copycat Red Hot & Blue Original Potato Salad in a bowl with a fork and napkin in the background
Copycat Red Hot & Blue Original Potato Salad Recipe
This Copycat Red Hot & Blue Original Potato Salad Recipe is a popular side dish made with red-skinned potatoes, celery seeds, and creamy mayonnaise.
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4
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with a bowl of dipping sauce in a large serving platter.
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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries are perfectly seasoned, full of flavor, and so easy to make!
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Roasted Baby Potatoes
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Roasted Baby Potatoes
This crispy Roasted Baby Potatoes recipe is so good with a crisp outer layer while still having a tender, soft inside.
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pan of easy old fashioned sweet potato casserole with pecan topping and a spoon scooping it out
Easy Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole
This Easy Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is a classic side dish that is made with creamy sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping.
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Pasta

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Caesar Pasta Salad in a bowl.
Caesar Pasta Salad
This Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe is bursting with flavor from the juicy tomatoes, sharp parmesan, and crunchy romaine lettuce.
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8
Mediterranean Pasta Salad in a bowl sprinkled with Feta cheese.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad (No Mayo)
This Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a refreshing side dish filled with fresh vegetables and Feta cheese then topped with a tangy vinaigrette dressing.
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9
ULTIMATE Homemade Mac and Cheese- The Cookin Chicks
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ULTIMATE Homemade Mac and Cheese- The Cookin Chicks
The BEST Mac & Cheese Recipe EVER! Outrageously cheesy, incredibly creamy, and topped with a crunchy breadcrumb topping!
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10
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Easy Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad Recipe
This Easy Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad recipe is full of flavor with fire-roasted corn, bowtie pasta, and a creamy chili lime dressing.
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Salads

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A bowl of Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad with cilantro on top.
Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe
This Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad Recipe is extra cheesy with sweet corn, red peppers, and a creamy lime dressing then topped with crunchy corn chips.
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12
Old Fashioned Creamy Sour Cream Cucumber Salad in a bowl with a cucumber and a fork in the background
Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber and Onion Salad
Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber and Onion Salad is a classic side dish made with fresh cucumbers, zesty onions, and flavorful dill dressing.
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13
pea salad in a bowl with cheese and bacon on top
Classic Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon
This Classic Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is a delicious side dish that is full of flavor with sweet peas, savory bacon, and bites of sharp cheddar cheese.
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14
Strawberry Spinach salad on a plate with dressing in a bowl next to it.
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon Blueberries and Feta
This Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon Blueberries and Feta is full of flavor from sweet strawberries and blueberries, sharp feta cheese, savory bacon, and drizzled with a sweet tangy balsamic vinaigrette.
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15
candied pecan and cranberry pear salad on a plate, in a bowl, and a pear to the side
Candied Pecan and Cranberry Pear Salad
This Candied Pecan and Cranberry Pear Salad is filled with tart cranberries, crisp pears, sugar candied pecans, and topped with a sweet honey vinaigrette.
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Creamy Cranberry Apple Coleslaw in a bowl
Creamy Cranberry Apple Coleslaw
This Creamy Cranberry Apple Coleslaw is a flavorful side dish with crispy apples, tart cranberries, and sliced almonds with a sweet and tangy dressing.
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17
Asian Broccoli Slaw Salad in a bowl with dressing next to the bowl.
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Asian Broccoli Slaw Salad
This Asian broccoli slaw salad is crunchy and fresh, made with broccoli slaw and coleslaw, and coated with a delicious sesame ginger dressing!
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Vegetable Sides

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Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots on a fork and in a bowl.
Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots
Tender baby carrots sweetened with butter, brown sugar, and honey to form the most delicious and irresistible glaze.
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19
bowl of Air Fryer Cauliflower
Air Fryer Cauliflower
This Air Fryer Cauliflower recipe makes the most delightfully crispy and tender cauliflower bites.
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Classic Corn Casserole
Classic Corn Casserole
This creamy corn casserole with yummy buttery goodness in every bite is the easiest dish to make with only 5 ingredients.
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21
Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan
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Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan
This Roasted Zucchini Recipe is so delicious and so easy to make. Ready in about 20 minutes, fresh zucchini squash is tossed with olive oil, simple seasonings, and grated parmesan cheese then roasted in the oven until tender.
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Air Fryer Broccoli - The Kitchen Bucket List
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Air Fryer Broccoli – The Kitchen Bucket List
There will be no more excuses for not eating your vegetables with air fryer broccoli. A perfect snack or a side dish for any weeknight dinner.
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Chips and Dips

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a hand scooping the corn dip in a bowl with a tortilla chip
Best Creamy Corn Dip Recipe (No Cream Cheese)
his easy Creamy Corn Dip recipe is a party favorite appetizer with corn, sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheese that comes together in just minutes. Make ahead and serve with tortilla chips, corn chips, or crackers.
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24
Black Bean & Corn Salsa in red bowl
Easy Black Bean Corn & Avocado Salsa Recipe
This Easy Black Bean Corn & Avocado Salsa Recipe tastes so refreshing and zippy with a burst of flavor in every bite.
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25
a hand scooping out easy homemade salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes in a bowl
Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes
Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes is packed full of flavor with fresh tomatoes, zesty onions, and flavorful spices.
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More Tasty Side Dishes

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