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40 Side Dishes To Serve With Italian Beef Sandwiches

Wondering what to serve with your Italian Beef Sandwiches? This post will help you decide the best 40 Side Dishes To Serve With Italian Beef Sandwiches from salads and soups, to fries and potatoes. Perfect for a potluck, large crowd gatherings, or dinner for two! Instant Pot, Air Fryer, and Slow Cooker options included for ease!

Potato salad, potato chips, onion rings, and French fries – these all go great with Italian beef sandwiches! These delicious sandwiches go well with creamy risotto, macaroni salad, brussels sprouts and so much more! This iconic sandwich can be made with slow cooker roast beef or crockpot Italian beef, a great main course! Similar to a roast beef sandwich, consider serving with the sides below for a filling meal. Top sandwiches with sweet peppers or pepperoncini peppers for extra flavors and try these great recipes below!

Table of contents for the 40 Side Dishes To Serve With Italian Beef Sandwiches:

  1. Salads
  2. Soups
  3. Starches
  4. Vegetables
  5. Other


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill BLT Salad Recipe

This Firebirds wood fired grill BLT salad recipe is too easy not to make at home! Mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chopped bacon, herbs, and avocado tossed in a homemade roasted garlic ranch. Perfect for ripe summer produce, this salad makes a great side or main dish. For a heartier salad, add grilled chicken or steak, hard boiled eggs, chopped nuts, or croutons.

Copycat Zoe’s Kitchen Pasta Salad Recipe

This copycat Zoe’s Kitchen pasta salad recipe is simple and flavorful! Campari tomatoes, feta, and herbs in a quick olive oil dressing. This Italian pasta salad makes a great side dish, add grilled steak or chicken for a heartier meal. Easily make this salad ahead of time for parties or gatherings. The perfect recipe for fresh summer produce!

Autumn Harvest Honeycrisp Apple and Feta Salad

This colorful Autumn Harvest Honeycrisp Apple and Feta Salad combines all the best produce that fall has to offer into the season’s best salad.  Spicy baby arugula, Honeycrisp apples, juicy pomegranates, candied nuts, and crispy prosciutto. All tossed with an apple cider vinaigrette. It’s a fall staple around here…healthy, simple, and so delicious.

Winter Pomegranate Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

This Winter Pomegranate Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette is my go-to “house” salad. I make it on repeat all winter long. Baby arugula, mixed greens, juicy pomegranates, sweet and spicy maple roasted walnuts, and plenty of crumbled goat cheese. All tossed together with a delicious balsamic fig vinaigrette for a salad that’s simple to put together, healthy, and pairs perfectly with just about any meal. You’ll never tire of this beautiful winter salad.

Cracker Barrel Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad Recipe

This Cracker Barrel kale and Brussel sprout salad recipe is quick and hearty. Shaved Brussel sprouts, kale, pecans, and craisins topped with a homemade maple dressing. This loaded salad is the perfect base for grilled chicken or steak. Or add in other toppings like cubed avocado, orange segments, bacon, or pine nuts. This kale salad is the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Shaving the Brussel sprouts up thin makes them wonderful to eat raw, this will be your new favorite salad. Great with this hearty sandwich!

Street Corn Pasta Salad

This spicy Mexican-style Street Corn Pasta Salad incorporates all the flavors of street corn into the creamiest corn-filled summer pasta salad. Sweet summertime corn, mixed with creamy dressing and tossed with pasta, grilled corn, spicy chili butter, and salty crumbled Mexican cotija cheese. It’s quick to make and totally delicious, especially with extra lime mayo and chili butter. A quintessential summer pasta salad, serve this up at your next summer party, it’s always delicious.

Roasted Garlic & Kale Caesar Salad

Sharing this simple kale caesar salad today that will be the perfect addition to your Christmas menus! Thinly sliced romaine & kale, crispy bacon, torn croutons, and lots of parmesan cheese…all tossed in a flavorful roasted garlic caesar dressing. It’s a spin on the traditional caesar salad that’s really beautiful and bursting with caramelized garlic flavor. There’s lots of crunch and texture, and just the right amount of nutty parmesan. Perfect salad for any December meal.

Parmesan Chopped Salad

Easy Chopped Salad Recipe – Parmesan chopped salad is fresh and light, perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish. Enjoy this parmesan salad recipe today!

Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

This Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing is anything but boring. Sweet potatoes and chickpeas tossed with a mix of spices, then roasted until lightly charred, crispy, and delicious. Everything is tossed together with a creamy, honey mustard dressing, kale, herbs, and avocado. This salad is easy to throw together, colorful, healthy, and filling. Enjoy for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch. It’s the perfect vibrant salad that’s hearty enough to call a real meal.

Easy Strawberry Spinach Salad

This easy strawberry and spinach salad is perfect for summer! Tender spinach, fresh strawberries, feta, candied almonds, and an easy citrus poppy seed dressing. Making your own candied almonds is super easy, and they are so much better than store bought. Serve this salad as a side or add grilled chicken or salmon for an easy meal! A great option to serve with a traditional Italian beef sandwich.


French Onion Potato Soup

This soup is warm, cozy, a little buttery, carby, oniony, cheesy, and really just all things delicious. The perfect soup for this week before Christmas when you want to be cozied up on the couch watching holiday movies…

Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup Recipe

This easy roasted cherry tomato soup recipe is rich and loaded with flavor. Cherry tomatoes, garlic, and shallots roasted until blistered and fragrant. Blended with their own juices and a little stock, a touch a cream for richness, and a handful of spices. Roasting the garlic with the tomato’s gives it a sweetness and makes it less bitter, it’s the best part of this soup.

Beer Cheese Soup with Chili Spiced Chex

This Beer Cheese Soup with Chili Spiced Chex™ is a mix of peppers, beer, and two cheeses. It’s a little spicy, a touch smoky, and so cheesy. Top each bowl off with homemade chili spiced Chex mix and you’ll have the perfect bowl of warming soup. Great for winter nights or watching this year’s Big Game.

Brie and Cheddar Butternut Squash Beer Soup

Brie and Cheddar Butternut Squash Beer Soup, perfect for the chilly fall days ahead. It’s cozy, creamy, extra cheesy, and totally delicious. Cheesy beer soup made simply in one pot with pumpkin beer (or use hard cider), sharp cheddar cheese, and creamy brie. A little bit of butternut squash adds a layer of creaminess with a touch of sweetness that pairs perfectly with all the cheese and broccoli. It’s such a delicious beer cheese soup. Soft pretzels on the side for dipping and dunking are highly recommended.

Roasted Garlic Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

Creamy roasted cauliflower soup packed with flavor from a whole head of roasted garlic. There’s no cream or flour involved in this easy cauliflower soup recipe, just blended cauliflower and savory melted cheddar cheese! Serve with croutons or toasted sourdough for the most comforting meal.

Creamy Bean Soup with Sausage

An ultra creamy bean soup with sausage. This soup isn’t one of those all day simmering affairs. So quick and easy to make, yet hearty and full of flavor. It’s rich and  tomatoey, jazzed up with Parmesan and topped with a delicious punchy, red pesto. A knock out 30 minute meal. Serve with a side of crusty bread for a mouthwatering result.


Easy One-Pan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

These easy scalloped sweet potatoes are such a quick and easy side dish. Tender sweet potatoes in a creamy herb sauce topped with parmesan cheese! Simply slice the sweet potatoes thinly, layer in a baking dish, cover with the creamy herb sauce and bake until tender. Top with cheese and broil until golden brown. This one pan side dish would be a great idea for the holiday table or special occasions! A perfect recipe for thanksgiving day, Christmas dinner, or an addition to weeknight family dinner. Not to mention budget friendly and delicious! One of my favorite sides!

Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Wedges

Add a little pizzazz to your side dish rotation with these baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Wedges.  Their seasoned, crispy outsides and tender, mildly sweet insides are perfect for dipping at the dinner table, but can also pull double duty as an appetizer or hearty snack on game day.  This is a deliciously easy recipe you’ll find all sorts of reasons to serve time and time again!

Honey Mustard Potatoes

Honey mustard potatoes are an easy side dish everyone will rave about. The flavor combination makes these honey mustard potatoes one of the best side we have on here!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, the ultimate holiday side dish. These potatoes are creamy, cheesy, and seasoned simply for a potato casserole that everyone really loves. The thinly sliced potatoes melt into a creamy, cheesy sauce. The top brown up in the oven adding a bit of crunch. Together these creamy crunchy potatoes are so delicious. They’re simple to make and always a crowd favorite.

Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

This easy recipe for Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges will blow you away with its simplicity and fantastic garlic, Italian herbs, and parmesan flavors! They make a great side dish or appetizer for parties too! 

Easy Potato Au Gratin

This easy potato au gratin is the perfect side dish. Tender layered potatoes in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce. Not only is this quick to whip up, but once assembled simply toss in the oven until done! This can be made a few hours in advance and baked once ready, making it perfect for holidays or dinner parties.

Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks

The most perfect Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks. Made simply with potatoes, butter, oregano, thyme, garlic, a bit of cheese, and, of course, some flaky sea salt and black pepper. Each cute little potato stack is perfect and so delicious. The secret…thinly slicing the potatoes and layering them together to create stacks. As each stack bakes away, the edges of the potatoes get extra crispy, while the middle turns buttery, with hints of thyme and garlic throughout each stack. So very delicious…so very addicting.

Alexia Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

These Alexia frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer could not be easier. The sweet potato fries you love done in minutes without the mess! Simply toss a bag of Alexia frozen sweet potato fries directly into the basket of a preheated air fryer and air fry until golden brown and crispy. While warm, toss with flaky sea salt and serve with you favorite dipping sauces! The perfect side in no time.

Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

The most perfect extra Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes. Made simply with baby Yukon gold potatoes, vinegar, cheese, fresh herbs, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. Each bite is perfect and so delicious. The secret? Cooking the potatoes in the instant pot first, smashing them, and then oven roasting them at high heat. Serve these crispy smashed potatoes over a bed of tangy Greek yogurt or sour cream for the perfect crunchy, to creamy balance. Simple and beyond good.

Creamy Cottage Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This creamy cottage cheese mashed potatoes recipe is a delicious spin on the classic. Russet potatoes get mashed with a creamy cottage cheese mixture that adds flavor and the perfect texture. I used AE Ranch Peppercorn cottage cheese, it’s loaded with flavor so it basically does all the work for you! These mashed potatoes are the perfect base to any meal and great if you are trying to incorporate extra protein.

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Buffalo Potatoes

Easy, Crispy Parmesan Crusted Buffalo Potatoes. Made simply with small baby potatoes, herbs, garlic, pepper, and a mix of parmesan and sharp cheddar cheese. And then, the key to making each potato spicy, buffalo sauce, so yummy. Cooking the potatoes cut side down on top of the cheese allows for the cheese to melt and turn extra crispy. As the potatoes bake away, the edges of the potatoes get crispy in the cheese, while the middles of the potatoes turn buttery. With spicy buffalo and garlic throughout, these easy-to-make potatoes are sure to be a hit. I suggest doubling the recipe – one batch is just never enough.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy, buttery and made special with a mellow roasted garlic flavor. Make these easy mashed potatoes for your next holiday dinner!

Cheesy Root Vegetable Au gratin

This beautiful Cheesy Root Vegetable Gratin is as beautiful as it is tasty. Sweet Potatoes, beets, and parsnips with cream and garlic baked to perfection. We love this side dish for special occasions like Thanksgiving.


Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

This shaved brussel sprout salad with bacon vinaigrette is the perfect side dish. Brussel sprouts, toasted almonds, shaved parmesan, and bacon tossed in an easy bacon vinaigrette. This salad is very simple, needing only 5 main ingredients. Shaving the brussel sprouts thinly and tossing them in the easy bacon vinaigrette make them tender but still nice and hearty. Serve this as a hot or cold salad.

Roasted Mushrooms in a Browned Butter, Garlic and Thyme Sauce

Mushrooms have to be one of my favourite foods and they make for some of the best side dishes like these roasted mushrooms in a browned butter, garlic and thyme sauce! This recipe is super easy, you just roast the mushrooms, brown some butter, throw in the garlic and thyme and then toss the roasted mushrooms in the sauce! You really can’t go wrong with mushrooms, garlic and butter and browning the butter only makes things better with the slightly nutty flavour and aroma that comes from browning it. These roasted mushrooms in a browned butter, garlic and thyme sauce are a great side for any meal!

Tomato-Green Bean Salad With Chickpeas, Feta and Dill

This is a perfect salad for summer, when the market is chockablock with great produce. Use whatever tomatoes are sweetest, and feel free to add yellow wax beans or romano beans in addition to green beans. If your market has fresh shelling beans, use those instead of chickpeas. Plan ahead to soak dried chickpeas overnight. With a soak, they only take an hour to cook, and taste better than canned ones.

Simple Green Bean Almondine with Bacon

This simple green bean almondine with bacon is the perfect quick and easy side dish. Crisp green beans tossed with sautéed onion, garlic, bacon, and almonds. Simple ingredients make a fresh vegetable side. This is perfect for holiday dinners, quick weeknight meals, or for in-season produce.

Garlic Butter Green Beans

If you are new to cooking green beans, be sure to check out my guide on How To Boil Green Beans. Knowing the basics will help you make the best garlic butter green beans on your first try. And if you are a fan of air fryers, you might also like my Air Fryer Green Beans and Green Bean Fries in Air Fryer recipes.

Garlic Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

The very best Garlic-Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower recipe that pairs well with ANY entree or protein. Minimal ingredients yet with big flavor, this roasted cauliflower will impress even the biggest veggie skeptics.


Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Arugula

This Lemon Ricotta Pasta is the perfect vegetarian spring pasta dish that is bright and flavourful and is made with ricotta, lemon juice, parmesan cheese and pasta water. It’s done in 20 min or less and is so easy to make – a favourite for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Simple, fresh ingredients, delicious flavors, and minimal effort. You cannot beat that if you are looking for a zesty, lemony and creamy pasta. It’s the perfect pasta side dish for weeknight dinners with roasted or grilled chicken, shrimp or any protein but it can also be a main pasta dish especially on those days you’re just craving creamy lemony pasta!

Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Wild Rice Pilaf

Cranberry pecan sweet potato wild rice pilaf is a perfect fall side dish infused with incredible flavors and textures. Crunchy pecans, cranberries, sweet potato, wild rice, and herbs come together in this tasty dish!

Parmesan Popovers with Crispy Sage Garlic Butter

Parmesan Popovers with Crispy Sage Garlic Butter…better known as the simple, 7 ingredient, melt in your mouth popovers that are roll your eyes back GOOD. These perfect parmesan popovers are light, airy, hinted with browned butter and parmesan cheese, and are SO delicious. Serve these cheesy popovers warm right out of the oven with homemade crispy sage and roasted garlic butter. Great for any night of the week from Sunday night dinner to an upcoming fall dinner party. You can’t go wrong with these popovers.

Whipped Feta Dip with Sizzling Shallot Oil & Roasted Tomatoes 

Whipped Feta Dip with Sizzling Shallot Oil & Roasted Tomatoes  it’s the return of my viral whipped feta dip, but we’re changing it up a bit! Since the sizzling oil was such a hit from a few weeks ago- I decided to top this dip with a sizzling shallot oil & roasted tomatoes! let me

Baked Mac and Cheese

Everyone’s favorite classic mac and cheese! Super simple, super easy and super quick. You’ll never want the boxed stuff ever again!

Variations & Serving Ideas:

  • Serve on a French roll, hoagie rolls, ciabatta rolls, or open faced on Rye bread
  • Use leftover pot roast or chuck roast sliced thinly
  • Top roast beef with caramelized onions and bell peppers before melting cheese
  • Serve buffet style with different slices of cheese, such as provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, or pepper jack cheese
  • Top with pickles sweet onions or peppers, shredded lettuce, or onion slices
  • Serve with variety of dipping sauces or au jus

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