15 Best Side Dishes to Serve With Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are a classic American dish, often served at backyard cookouts or baseball games — but these dogs can't can't stand alone. Whether you're entertaining a group, or making a fast weeknight meal, the perfect side dish will complete your hot dog dinner. From corn on the cob to deep fried pickles, we've got you covered on all the best sides for hot dogs.
Hawaiian Cole Slaw
"Having been raised in Hawaii it was always a given that pineapple went into coleslaw, either crushed or tidbits — I use tidbits. Slaw without pineapple always seems like it's missing something," says reviewer slo_cook. This is an easy way to change up your usual coleslaw recipe. Take it on the side or spooned onto your hot dog.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Shoepeg Corn Salad
Deep Fried Dill Pickles
Forget french fries — these crispy, juicy pickles are serious side dish game changers. "Delicious dill pickles that are battered then fried. This recipe also works well with other pickled vegetables, like pickled peppers," says recipe creator MARBALET. Give them a try with some of Dad's Homemade Corn Dogs.
Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Spicy Chili French Fries
French fries are an obvious choice when it comes to side dishes for hot dogs. But this variation provides some serious heat from the cayenne pepper and chili powder. These spicy fries can also be made with sweet potatoes. Give these a try along with these Air-Fried Taco Dogs for a hot dog dinner that brings that heat.
Three Bean Salad
"We like a buffet with all the family here. We serve a variety of salads. This is also great for summer picnics and cookouts. Keeps well, and serves a lot of people," says JJOHN32. This simple salad is an easy way to incorporate some veggies into your dinner. Serve it with Chipotle Chili Dogs.
Sweet Barbeque Beans
Baked beans are the perfect side for hot dogs, and this recipe loads them up with ground beef and bacon for a true meat-lovers meal. "This is a good dish for summer BBQs. We served it with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and there wasn't a bit left over," says reviewer Kelley James Magestro.
Spicy Sweet Potato Chips
Boring potato chips have nothing on these baked sweet potato chips! "Yummy and easy — even the kids liked it, and they usually won't touch sweet potatoes. I stuck to the recipe, and everything went well," says reviewer chrislala.
Tasty BBQ Corn on the Cob
"This is corn on the cob cooked on the grill with spices and butter. It makes for a yummy side dish to any meal! Try it with fresh garlic and onion," says recipe creator Deann. Paired with some grilled hot dogs, you've got a meal that can be made entirely on the grill in under an hour (it's perfect for outdoor entertaining)!
Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad
Reviewer Tracey Ferrari Posner says, "After tasting this salad, I was immediately taken back to a wonderful little restaurant in Athens, Greece! I am thrilled to know that this recipe is here for us to enjoy any time we want to! With the summer upon us right now, I can see myself making this as a side with all kinds of dishes!" Add a little Greek flair to your dinner with this fresh, watermelon salad. Serve it with these BLT Dogs to take hot dog night to a new level.
Honey-Mustard Roasted Potatoes
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
"Who knew Brussels sprouts could ever taste this good! Caramelized and crispy, these sprouts gain a nutty flavor from the roasting process," says recipe creator stefychefy. Learn how to make this simple side dish that tastes so good you'll forget you're eating Brussels sprouts.
Caesar Potato Salad
"Made this to take to a potluck with the main course serving ham. I left out the bacon and it was still good, so I can only image that bacon would improve it," says recipe reviewer handiwife. Bacon, green onion, red potatoes, and Caesar salad dressing make this an irresistible side dish for your meaty-main — try it with these Killer Bacon-Cheese Dogs.