Side Dishes for BLT Sandwiches (The Best Ideas) are a great way to round out a delicious meal! Share a potluck lunch or dinner with these side dish recipes for BLT sandwiches!
We all love BLT sandwiches, and when you’re wanting to serve them as a full meal you might need some inspiration for side dishes.
You will love this post if you love a good side dish recipe for sandwiches.
You’ll also love this recipe if you’re looking to try the perfect side dish with a classic BLT sandwich.
A simple sandwich needs a simple side dish. Potato chips hit the mark every time! And, it’s a great way to try new flavors of chips! You can also try adding a single layer of chips to your sandwich to create the Ultimate BLT.
Do you have a BLT recipe you just love? And “recipe” is really a loose term.
BLTs consist of crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, salty bacon, and creamy mayo slathered on white bread. The type of bread slices you use is up to you! The best bread to me is King’s Hawaiian bread for a sweet extra kick to the juicy tomatoes!
You can add extra flavor by marinating your tomato slices in red wine vinegar, a little celery seed, sea salt, black pepper, and if you’re feeling fancy some lemon zest and lemon juice.
Before adding the marinated tomatoes to your bread slices, give them a dab on a paper towel.
The Best Side Dishes for BLTs
Easy Pasta Salad Recipe – Pasta salad is a classic summer side dish! It’s commonly found in barbecues, potlucks, and picnics. This easy pasta salad recipe is so simple to make, and it’s super easy to customize. This traditional cold pasta salad recipe can be made ahead of time and chilled until served. Filled with grape tomatoes, rotini pasta chopped up cold cuts, and cheese cubes this is a salad everyone will love!
Old-Fashioned Pea Salad – This pea salad recipe uses frozen peas, so you can make it any time of the year! Which is super convenient and economical! The rich mayonnaise and sour cream dressing are so delicious! The whole thing comes together in less than 15 minutes, and it’s a perfect make-ahead-of-time salad recipe idea.
Homemade French Fries – Who wouldn’t love a giant pile of homemade crispy french fries next to their classic sandwich recipe?! Just two ingredients, and they’re crispy on the outside. Soft and fluffy on the inside! This classic side dish is a must-make!
The Best Potato Salad – Potato Salad is a classic recipe for serving with sandwiches. The creamy texture is a great option with the crispy bacon and tomato sandwich. This potato salad recipe uses red potatoes with sweet relish, sliced green onion, boiled eggs, and other classic ingredients. It’s a tried and true recipe that won’t disappoint you.
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges – you might think we’ve got enough bacon! But, do you really ever have enough bacon?! These sweet potato wedges are seasoned and then wrapped in smoky bacon. Roast in the oven until the bacon is crispy, and the sweet potato wedges are roasted to golden brown perfection! This is a great side dish for any main!
More Delicious Side Dishes for BLT Sandwiches
Grilled Corn Salad – Enjoy summer produce even more than just ripe tomatoes with this grilled corn salad! It’s filled with chopped red onion, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a lime and olive oil vinaigrette! Such a great option to make a complete meal with your simple BLT sandwich. It’s also a fantastic way to get a few extra veggies on the table!
Creamy Pasta Salad – Creamy pasta salad is just what you need on the side of any sandwich. Chopped-up red peppers, celery, onions, and other ingredients make an excellent way to serve pasta salad. Yum!
Healthy Onion Rings – Baked in the oven, these onion rings are super crispy and delicious in less than 30 minutes. The perfect pairing for the best BLT sandwich! Serve with quick garlic aioli for a yummy sauce! Just mix in fresh garlic and a little garlic powder with creamy mayonnaise. Yummo!
Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad – This beautiful fruit showstopping salad is dressed with an irresistible honey lime dressing!
Air Fryer Carrots with Parmesan and Dill – These Air Fryer Carrots are deliciously caramelized and rubbed with a parmesan-dill rub for a bold and sweet flavor that makes the perfect easy side dish. The sprinkle of parmesan cheese makes this easy side dish feel a little more decadent for good reason!
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer – The best frozen sweet potatoes made right in the air fryer! Extra crispy and you won’t want to miss the sweet and tangy dipping sauce in the recipe card! Dijon mustard, honey, and mayo! Oh my!
Crispy Zucchini Fries are always a delicious side dish recipe.
Crispy Cheese Curds – Fried cheese curds would be incredibly stuffed onto the BLT sandwich! What do you think?
Serving the Perfect BLT
I like to lay out all the BLT fixings on a big board or even a sheet pan, then let people help themselves to make their own sandwiches.
You can add fun additions like a bowl of pimento cheese, maybe some jalapeno pepper to spice it up, or lay out fresh herbs like fresh basil or thyme. A few slices of fresh mozzarella cheese to make a Caprese BLT would be so much fun!
Adding turkey bacon to your board is a great addition for anyone who doesn’t eat pork bacon.
Get creative with your delicious recipes!
The best part about this main course is all the different ways you can play with the simplest recipes.
Choose 3-4 delectable side dishes to share with your friends and family.
If you’re craving a soup for this side dish idea give tomato soup a try. It’s the best soup for almost any sandwich, and with a small bowl to dunk your sandwich in no one will refuse!
Need some tips on making the best bacon?! Give this Roasted Bacon Recipe a try!
As the bacon cooks, you can wash and dry your crunchy lettuce, and slice up your tomatoes.