What to Serve with French Dip Sandwiches: 25+ Sides

Wondering what to serve with french dip sandwiches for dinner? I’ve got you covered! Here’s 25+ of the best side dishes for french dips.

These are some of my favorite side dishes to serve with french dips:

But the list goes on! Keep reading to find more delicious sides to serve with french dips for dinner.

The BEST Sides for French Dip Sandwiches

Overhead shot of sauteed onions in white bowl with spoon.
This complete guide on how to saute or caramelize onions perfectly is such a life saver! This tutorial shows you the tricks and technique for the best sauteed onions recipe EVER! 
Sauteed Onions
This delicious warm German Potato Salad combines tender potatoes with a warm bacon-mustard vinaigrette dressing. It’s tangy, creamy and the perfect side dish for the summer grilling season. 
German Potato Salad
Fried peppers in air fryer basket.
Learn how to make perfectly tender + blistered Air Fryer Peppers! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes you can make in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Peppers
Shaved brussels sprouts salad in large bowl with serving spoon.
This Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
Crispy air fryer mushrooms in bowl with spoon.
Upgrade everyday dinners and holiday meals with Air Fryer Mushrooms! Perfectly seasoned and endlessly customizable, this quick and easy recipe serves as a delectable side dish or topping for burgers, steaks, and beyond.
Air Fryer Mushrooms
Italian chopped salad in large bowl on white table.
This simple Italian Chopped Salad dresses fresh veggies, salami, mozzarella & chickpeas in a delicious homemade Italian dressing.
Italian Salad
POTATO LATKES ON GREY PLATE TOPPED WITH DOLLOPS OF SOUR CREAM AND SERVED WITH BOWL OF PINK BEET HORSERADISH SAUCE.
This traditional Potato Latkes recipe is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Their irresistible golden crusts are seasoned with just a sprinkling of salt and ready to be served with a side of sour cream and applesauce. They’re perfect for Hanukkah, but you’ll want to enjoy them year round.
Latkes
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Red Cabbage Slaw is a super simple side dish recipe made without mayo. It’s tangy, delicious and crunchy. 
Red Cabbage Slaw
Overhead shot of pretzel bites in serving platter with small bowl of cheese sauce.
Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce are the perfect snack for tailgating. Soft, chewy and bite size with a golden crust, they're perfect for dunking into a rich cheese dip that can be customized 3-ways.
Pretzel Bites
Side view of pickled red cabbage in jar against dark background.
You’ll want to keep a jar of this Pickled Red Cabbage in your fridge at all times. Not only is it fast and easy, but you can use it on anything! Pile it onto tacos, burgers, pork sandwiches, and so much more.
Pickled Cabbage
Overhead shot of shaved fennel salad in green serving bowl on pink table.
This Fennel Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon-parmesan vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  
Fennel Celery Salad
Cooked french fries in air fryer.
French fries are aways a classic side dish for bratwurst.
Air Fryer Frozen Fries
Overhead close up of zucchini fries on platter.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon. 
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Ears of corn on the cob in a grey serving dish with a pat of butter and sprinkling of parsley.
Learn how to make the BEST Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. This pressure cooker corn on the cob recipe uses a simple, secret ingredient to guarantee that your corn is sweet, tender and delicious! 
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Side shot of jar of pickled onions with pink background.
Quick Pickled Onions are so easy to make at home. With just 5-minutes you can have your red onions pickling. Let them cool to room temperature before using and then you can store them in the fridge for up to two weeks! 
Pickled Onions
Overhead close up of bowl of grilled potato salad.
Say bye bye to basic potato salad. This Grilled Potato Salad combines smoky grilled potatoes with a delicious tangy mustard dressing that’s loaded with fresh herbs and salty capers. It’s delicious! 
Grilled Potato Salad
Overhead shot of Mexican street corn salad in serving bowl.
This Couscous Corn Salad puts a salad twist on Mexican Street Corn. Smoky grilled corn, a creamy cumin-lime dressing, and pearl couscous combine to create this delicious salad.
Corn Salad
Overhead shot of mac and cheese in speckled bowl with spoon and grated cheddar scattered about.
This is the BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! Made extra creamy with a secret ingredient plus delicious cheddar & parmesan cheese. It can be made in just 4 minutes with your electric pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
Hawaiian coleslaw in white serving bowl.
Hawaiian Coleslaw with pineapple, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette brings a tropical taste to traditional slaw.
Hawaiian Slaw
Serving spoon in bowl of tomato cucumber salad.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
Tomato Cucumber Salad
CLOSE UP OF ROASTED SWEET POTATOES ON SERVING TRAY WITH SPOON.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Pasta salad in bowl on wooden cutting board next to bowl of pepper flakes.
This Zucchini Pasta Salad recipe may be the best I've tried to date! Packed with sauteed zucchini, loads of parmesan cheese, fresh dill and crunchy walnuts.
Zucchini Pasta Salad
Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.
This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
Cherry Tomato Salad
Close up of green bean fries on baking sheet lined with parchment.
Crispy parmesan Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious treat. Served up with three dipping sauces – green goddess, honey mustard & creamy sriracha. A secret ingredient makes them extra delicious! Air Fryer directions included. 
Green Bean Fries
Baked potato toppings on wooden tray.
There are so many delicious baked potato toppings to choose from! This extensive list of the 50+ BEST toppings includes meats, cheeses, veggies, sauces and more.
Baked Potato Bar
Fennel salad with chickpeas in white bowl.
This Fennel and Chickpea Salad is tossed in a light citrus vinaigrette & topped with parmesan. It’s the perfect make-ahead salad for potlucks or lunches.
Fennel Chickpea Salad
Overhead close up of bowl of kale caesar salad in white bowl with serving spoon.
This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.
Kale Caesar Salad

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25+ Sides for French Dip Sandwiches

Wondering what to serve with french dip sandwiches for dinner? I've got you covered! Here's 25+ of the best side dishes for french dips. Try one of them with these French Dip Burgers!
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Servings: 4 Burgers

Ingredients

Onion Au Jus

Burgers

  • pounds ground beef (80 percent lean)
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (or canola oil )
  • 4 burger buns (split and toasted )
  • 4 slices Gruyere cheese

For Serving

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the sugar, garlic, thyme and bay leaf and continue to cook until the onion is deep golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Add the broth, Worcestershire and vinegar and simmer, 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the burgers.
  • Divide the meat into 4 equal portions and shape into patties. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Once hot, add the burgers and cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 8 minutes total.
  • Top each burger with a slice of cheese and cover the skillet. Heat for about 1 minute, until the cheese melts.

To Assemble:

  • Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf from the au jus. 
    Place the burgers on the buns along with creamy horseradish and arugula. Using a slotted spoon, remove some of the onions and top the burgers with them.
  • Serve the remaining au jus on the side for dipping. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 804kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 1120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 5mg

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