Of course we all love to dip a classic grilled cheddar cheese into tomato soup but what else goes with grilled cheese? So many things! Try pickles, fries, dips, salad, and of course the very best soups that go with grilled cheese. Read on to find your new favorite grilled cheese pairing.
Besides American cheese or cheddar cheese between 2 slices of white bread, there are many opinions on what makes the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Whether you like a classic sharp cheddar cheese on whole wheat or a fancy Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese on sourdough, here are the best side dishes to go with grilled cheese sandwiches.
Top 15+ Sides To Serve With Grilled Cheese
What to serve with grilled cheese comes down to personal choice. I love a picante, and slightly spicy side to cut through the butter, bread and cheese (spicy tomato jam, bacon aioli, salsa or pickles). Sometimes my family wants the comfort of ketchup and a potato salad. I love my favorite hot sauces when I'm in the right mood and you can't go wrong with a fruit and cheese combo like sliced pears or crisp grapes. Got a favorite pairing I missed? Let me know in the comments!
- Ketchup, Tomato Jam or Marinara Sauce
- French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries or Tater Tots
- Tomato Soup - Hot, Cold or Gourmet
- Dill Pickles, Pickled Onions or Jalapenos
- Whole Fruit - Pears, Grapes, or a Fruit Salad
- Light Vegetable Soup
- Coleslaw Salad
- Broth Based Meat Soup
- Chips - Potato or Veggie Crisps
- Mayonnaise or Aioli
- Pickled Veggies, Fruit or Chutney
- Onion Rings
- Veggies and Dip
- Fresh Veggie Salad with Vinaigrette
- Salsa - Fresh or Jarred for a Southwest Flavor
- Potato Salad
Read on for the best recipes to make these easy sides!
Take your perfect grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with a gourmet dip. Flavors of crispy bacon, brown sugar, fresh basil or spicy chilis are all the perfect way to add a little extra to a freshly made grilled cheese sandwich.
Sweet, tart, spicy and flavorful! I love pickles and they compliment a warm grilled cheese so well. Go with a classic dill pickle, a traditional English piccalilli, or pickled red onions or get creative and try pickled berries, green tomatoes, radishes, jalapenos or even pickled spicy eggs. A great side dish for grilled cheese recipes, pickles are a refreshing palate cleanser.
Fries + Chips
Who doesn't love a sandwich and chips?! Though not the always the healthiest side dish, these are amongst the most popular side dishes and it makes it feel like a complete meal. When you're entertaining, pull out all the stops and cook up some veggie or potato fries or thinly sliced chips. I guarantee your guests will enjoy every bite.
A crisp and refreshing salad can't be beat. It rounds out a healthy meal and makes it complete.
Toss a simple green salad or fun and tasty apple kale slaw. Tomato salad goes well, of course, as does a wintery roasted veg and rocket salad. Pair your favorite salads with vinaigrette based dressings or go for all the carbs with a potato or pasta salad.
Top 10 Soups To Pair With Grilled Cheese
You can't go wrong with a classic tomato soup but instead of the classic Campbell's tomato soup, why not try a creamy tomato bisque, cold tomato gazpacho or one with fennel and white beans?
Or try a bright red with a roasted pepper soup. Light veggie soups, including corn chowder, creamy hazelnut soup and summer zucchini soup also make a meal exciting. Yum....
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