27+ BEST Sides for Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Wondering what the best sides for Philly Cheesesteaks are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. So that you can find what to serve with your cheesesteak sandwiches in a hurry!

Favorite Sides for Philly Cheesesteaks

These are some of my favorite Philly Cheesesteak side dishes:

But the list goes on! Keep reading to discover 27+ delicious side dishes to serve with Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches.

What to Serve with Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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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
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
Peppers with grill marks scattered on counter.
Learn how to make perfectly tender and blistered Grilled Bell Peppers at home! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes you can add to burrito bowls, fajitas, or pair with grilled meats.
Grilled Bell Peppers
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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.
Couscous Corn Salad
Cooked french fries in air fryer.
These Air Fryer Frozen Shoestring Fries come out exactly like your favorite fast food fries! They’re crispy, golden on the outside and perfectly fluffy inside. SO much better than deep frying or baking! Plus, you can cook different types of fries – waffle fries, steak fries and more!
Air Fryer Frozen Shoestring Fries
Baked Sweet Potato Fries- you are going to love these healthy, crispy fries! They are baked instead of fried and are so easy to make at home!
Get the RECIPE from Two Peas & Their Pod
Air Fryer Potato Wedges are so crispy and perfectly seasoned! Tossed with Parmesan these easy homemade Air Fried Wedges make a tasty appetizer or side dish.
Get the RECIPE from Plated Cravings
Blistered shishito peppers served on a black plate with lemon wedges.
These Blistered Shishito Peppers are the perfect finger food. They’re so easy to make too. Lightly seasoned and slightly smoky, you’ll find that most are mild… one out of every ten might surprise you. 
Blistered Shishito Peppers
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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 and Cheese
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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! 
Corn on the Cob
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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
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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
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This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Arugula Salad
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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 Red Cabbage
My Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings are sweet, crunchy, and delicious! Lightly breaded with egg, milk, and seasoned Panko, they’re also a healthier option cooked in the air fryer!
Get the RECIPE from Diethood
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
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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 Red Onions
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
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This simple Shirazi Salad recipe features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil. Every bite is bursting with refreshing flavors!
Shirazi 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
Macaroni Salad is quick to throw together and so DELICIOUS! A versatile, fool-proof pasta salad recipe with a full-flavored creamy dressing.
Get the RECIPE from Cafe Delites
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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
Baked potato toppings on wooden tray.
Host a Baked Potato Bar! 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 and Chickpea Salad
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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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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.  
Shaved Fennel Salad
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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

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these steak sandwich sides can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Cheesesteaks on serving tray.

27+ BEST Sides for Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Wondering what to serve with Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the 27+ BEST sides! Pick one or two and serve then with these Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo. Juicy sliced sirloin, peppers, and onions are piled into toasted hoagie rolls and smothered with cheddar cheese. Topped with a simple chipotle mayo, these hoagies go from good to next-level delicious!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil (divided (or vegetable oil) )
  • 1 large yellow onion (halved thinly sliced)
  • 2 red bell peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 1 ½ pounds petite sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 hoagie rolls (split open)
  • 6 ounces Cabot Extra Sharp Cheese (grated)

Chipotle Mayo:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (minced, or more to taste)


  • Place steak in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. This makes it easier to thinly slice.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine mayonnaise and minced peppers in a small bowl and stir well. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 TBSP oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and pepper and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften and brown, about 15-20 minutes. Remove and set aside to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, remove the steak from the freezer and place it on a cutting board. Slice it as thinly as possible across the grain.
  • To the now empty skillet, add 1 TBSP oil and place over medium-high heat. Add half of the chopped steak and sprinkle with ½ tsp. seasoning salt & ¼ tsp. garlic powder. Cook, until no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add to the bowl with peppers & onions.
  • Add remaining 1 TBSP oil to the skillet and repeat with remaining steak.
  • Add back all of the steak, onions and peppers to the skillet, then sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and cook on low until the cheese melts, about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly golden and toasted. Spread with chipotle mayo.
  • Use tongs to transfer the steak-cheese mixture to the prepared sandwich rolls. Enjoy!
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Calories: 892kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1417mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2308IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 376mg | Iron: 14mg

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