Trying to serve your kids an at least semi-well rounded meal? Here are the best side dishes to serve with cheeseburgers for kids!
If your kids are much like mine, when I ask them what they want to eat, they will yell back either CHICKEN NUGGETS or MAC N CHEESE.
The basics are king around here.
However, a cheeseburger is not a whole meal (usually).
I serve my 1 and 3 year old in these divided silicone plates so they get 1 “main dish” and 2 sides.
One of our sides is always cut up fruit: berries, sliced apples, sauteed apples, sliced banana, mandarin oranges, something like that.
The second side is what is up in the air. For breakfast, it’s a yogurt pouch. For lunch, it’s either goldfish or chex mix. For dinner, I try for more of a side dish.
But, if you are like me, when it’s time to make food your brain goes completely blank as to what to cook.
If you are wondering what to eat with cheeseburgers, there are loads of possibilities!
Below I am rounding up my best ideas of what to serve with cheeseburgers. I will round up a general list of ideas and then keep scrolling to links to actual recipes for some great ones!
The best side dishes to serve with cheeseburgers for kids
Here are my general favorite sides with cheeseburgers.
- Cut fruit
- Fries – my kids actually prefer sweet potato fries
- Chex mix, pretzels, chips
- Veggie sticks
- Cheese stick or babybel cheese
- Baked carrots
- Green peas (I make frozen ones in the microwave, and add butter)
- Potatoes any way – mashed potato, smashed, baked
- Mac n cheese
If you are wondering what goes with cheeseburgers for adults, consider:
- Cole slaw
- Baked beans
- Green salad
- Green beans
- Grain salad like cous cous, quinoa, etc
- Sautéed spinach
- Brussel sprouts
(And if your kids will eat those things, more power to you! Mine will not.)
Here are some mouth watering recipes for cheeseburger sides!
Air fryer frozen french fries are super crispy and the perfect easy side dish or appetizer! Quick, easy and so much healthier than deep fried french fries.
This sweet potato bake is easy and delicious. A perfect easy, sweet and flavorful recipe for your main meal.
Throw in this fruity salad for the cheeseburgers. A sweet, delicious and refreshing side dish.
Why have oily potato fries with burgers when you can have a better option for kids? These zucchini fries are easy to make in the air fryer with ZERO oil.
This Instant Pot creamed corn is seriously so easy to make. It is a sweet and creamy side dish that goes great with burgers!
Cauliflower Tots are cheesy and crispy and totally kid-approved. This recipe for cauliflower tater tots is going to become your family’s new favorite side dish.
Homemade Air fryer potato chips! easy to prepare, these chips are perfect for satisfying your crunchy, salty cravings.
Cut the calories not the crunch!
Kids will love the touch of sweetness seasoning these easy air fryer carrots.
Grilled Ranch Potatoes are a super easy and delicious side dish to make on the grill in a foil packet. Just 3 ingredients to make these tasty potatoes.
A quick and easy stove top mac n cheese is the perfect kid-friendly side dish. And parents, it's totally OK to take a taste test too!
Cheesy orzo is a great way to change up side dishes for little ones! It's a fun take on mac and cheese and is so irresistible.
Air fryer plantains are healthy and nutritious. They are vegan, gluten-free, and make a quick snack or a side dish.
Grandma’s Secret to Ultimate Baked Beans is super simple. and easy to make gluten-free. People of all ages love them, including my young grandchildren! They gobble them up every single time!
Yellow squash tots make a great kid-friendly side dish for cheeseburgers, and are a great way to sneak some veggies into your meal.
Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Zig Zags are like the kettle corn of veggies, slightly sweet, hints of cinnamon, and a little salty.
The ultimate comfort food side dish recipe. This homemade casserole is extra indulgent with loads of cheese, bacon and sour cream.
Use your crockpot to make this deliciously spoon-able mashup of sweet corn, corn muffin and eggs. Corn spoonbread is the perfect side dish for burgers and dogs!
Baked Parmesan Gluten-Free Onion Rings are so yummy! Try them plain, dipped in melted butter or dunked in marinara!
See all of my favorite kids side dishes:
What’s your favorite cheeseburger side dish?