Are you looking for the PERFECT side dish to serve with sloppy joes? From salads to fries -we've got you covered with 37 of our favourite side dishes to answer the question 'what to serve with sloppy joes?'
Summer is officially here which means so are summertime BBQs, picnics, potlucks and outdoor meals. When I think of a classic summer meal I think of a sloppy joe or a burger with all the toppings and side dishes. This includes salads, salsas and lots of roasted vegetables.
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What a Dietitian Serves With Sloppy Joes
If I'm looking for a classic meal that instantly transports me back to my childhood, sloppy joes hit the spot. They are flavourful, so easy to make and the perfect meal to enjoy outside.
As a registered dietitian I love that sloppy joes are the perfect start to a balanced summer dinner.
Protein: Choosing a lean ground meat such as ground turkey, ground chicken, lean ground beef or even a plant based option like these vegan sloppy joes is a great option to help make sloppy joes a little healthier.
Carbohydrates: Thanks to the bun, sloppy joes have an automatic carbohydrate built in to provide you with energy. To increase the fibre content and leave you feeling a little more satisfied I recommend opting for a whole wheat bun.
The only thing they are missing is some fruits or vegetables to add a little more colour and boost the nutrition. This is where the sloppy joe sides come in.
Below I've rounded up over 35 of my favourite side dishes to serve with sloppy joes. Including roasted vegetables, pickled vegetables, salads, coleslaw and even fruit!
Salads to Serve with Sloppy Joes
Add a pop of colour to your plate with any of these salad options. From broccoli salad to quinoa salad choose your favourite for the perfect sloppy joe side dish
Sauces and Salsas for Sloppy Joes
Pasta Salad to Serve with Sloppy Joes
What's a better summer side dish than a pasta salad? All of these options are the perfect way to round out your sloppy joe meal.
Vegetables to Serve with Sloppy Joes
Not a salad fan? Roasted vegetables are the best thing to serve with sloppy joes. Choose from options such as a light and refreshing lemon parmesan zucchini to a colourful Grilled Succotash for the perfect sloppy joe pairing.
The Best Pickled Veggies for your Sloppy Joes
The perfect topping or side dish for sloppy joes! From classic cabbage coleslaw to apple based options we've got them all here:
Fries & Onion Rings
A classic side dish. Classic fries, sweet potato fries, homefries and even onion rings these are an amaaing optiont o serve with sloppy joes!
Looking for something a little sweeter? These fruit options are great to serve with sloppy joes if you are looking for a refreshing addition!
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make any of these sloppy joe side dishes, don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!