What to serve with French Dip Sandwiches: 25 Easy Sides

By Rachel
June 4, 2023

Wondering what to serve with your French dip dinner? This post will help you decide what to serve with French dip sandwiches: 25 easy sides 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!

French dips go great with potato salad, fruit salad, or French fries – if you’re looking for something more unique you’ll find the best sides dishes here!

Sections of What to serve with French Dip Sandwiches: 25 Easy Sides –

  1. Salads
  2. Starches
  3. Soups
  4. Slaws
  5. Vegetables
  6. Other Sides


Easy Strawberry Spinach Salad

This easy strawberry spinach salad, is light and fresh. Sweet strawberries go perfectly with a homemade poppy seed dressing. Top with creamy feta crumbles and homemade or store-bought candied almonds. This is also great with shaved brussels sprouts!

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Herby, Seedy Butter Lettuce Salad with Tahini Dressing

This loaded, lush butter lettuce salad recipe—drizzled with a delicious tahini dressing—sparkles with fresh herbs and a seed mixture that’s anything but ‘for the birds’.

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Super Green Sun-Dried Tomato Herb Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Starting the new year off with my Super Green Sun-Dried Tomato Herb Salad with Crispy Chickpeas. Shredded kale, baby arugula, sweet sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, and plenty of fresh herbs. All tossed together with a simple lemon vinaigrette, crispy chickpeas, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese, and avocado for a salad that’s plentiful, healthy, and filling. Enjoy this salad for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s the perfect salad to kick-start clean eating in 2019.

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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.

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Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

A simple and healthy Greek Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette. Sweet and juicy watermelon, fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, salty olives, and feta cheese are combined to create a refreshing summer salad that’s pretty and so delicious. Finish this quick and simple salad with a drizzle of basily balsamic vinaigrette and flaky seas salt. Every bite bursts in your mouth with sweet watermelon, tomatoes, and salty feta cheese…literally summer in a salad.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Crockpot Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Say hello to your new favorite way to make everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Yes, the crockpot!! You guys, in all honesty, if there was ever a crockpot recipe to know how to make, it has got to be these mashed potatoes. If you think about it, it’s kind of brilliant. Let me put it this way, not only does it free up space on the stove, but it there’s NO BOILING the potatoes and so much less clean up, AND the crockpot will keep your mashers warm until ready to eat, meaning no reheating necessary.

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Creamy Pesto Rigatoni with Chili Garlic Breadcrumbs

Creamy Pesto Rigatoni with Chili Garlic Breadcrumbs is the pasta recipe you didn’t know you needed. I    love all things green and pesto has always been a way for me to enjoy my favorite leafy greens and pack in ALL the herbs. This pesto is super easy to make because all of the ingredients get tossed in the food processor and its where so much of the flavor is! The recipe doesn’t require a lot of chopping of veggies and I  added some cream in it because I love a good creamy pesto (versus one based with more oil).

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Homemade Potato Chips

Making your own Homemade Potato Chips from scratch is easier than you think and so rewarding. It may take a little bit of time, but once you know how to make your own potato chips, you’ll know it’s worth the extra work!

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Garlic Parmesan Herb Butter Polenta Fries with Lemon Aioli

Extra crispy and heavy on the parmesan, these Garlic Parmesan Herb Butter Polenta Fries with Lemon Aioli make for the best simple summer appetizer! A quick batch of instant polenta is easily turned into crispy oven-baked polenta fries that are beyond delicious. Toss these crispy fries with garlic parmesan herb butter and serve with creamy lemon aioli…plus a side of ketchup. The best, slightly addicting summer appetizer, afternoon snack, or side dish to accompany just about any meal!

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Seasoned Tater Tots (Frozen)

This Seasoned Tater Tots recipe is a great way to doctor up a frozen bag of tots. No more soggy bland boring tater tots. These are the perfect side dish for burgers, hot dogs, and more. 

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Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Say hello to perfect roasted cauliflower soup with plenty of garlic, nutmeg, and white beans. Buttery cashews help create the ultimate velvety texture while also keeping it dairy-free. Just 10 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, we order it all the time at our neighborhood restaurant but it’s just as easy to make from scratch and so much lighter.

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Healthy Napa Cabbage Slaw

This Healthy Napa Cabbage Salad aka Slaw is a quick 5 -ingredient side dish recipe that is great to take on a picnic or serve alongside tacos or other mains. It’s simple, vegan and doesn’t contain mayo.

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Simple Healthy Slaw

Take cheap cabbage, with all of its potent antioxidants, and toss it with carrots, the humble root vegetable that is packed with beta carotene. Drizzle in a simple, garlicky lemon dressing (no mayonnaise or vinegar here). For extra texture and savory flavor, add some freshly toasted seeds to the mix. Toasting them makes all the difference.

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Apple Slaw Recipe

This apple slaw recipe is easy and fast. It makes a great side salad or addition to tacos or sandwiches. It especially pairs well with pork!

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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.

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Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings

My Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings are sweet, crunchy, and delicious! Lightly breaded with egg, milk, and seasoned Panko, they’re also a healthy option, cooked in the Air Fryer!

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10-Minute Instant Pot Steamed Carrots

Make these fork-tender steamed carrots in the Instant Pot for a super easy side dish. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners or elaborate family meals, these carrots are ready in about 10 minutes. Serve the cut carrots (baby carrots work well too!) with with a sweet brown sugar topping, or as a savory side dish sprinkled with fresh parsley.

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Air Fryer Broccoli

Air Fryer Broccoli is a crave-worthy side dish! Learn how to make the best crisp-tender broccoli in just a few easy steps. Works perfectly with fresh or frozen broccoli!

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Other Sides

Air Fryer Frozen Cheese Curds

These air fryer frozen cheese curds are the ultimate easy snack or appetizer. Simply toss store-bought cheese curds into the air fryer and you have restaurant style curds in minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces such as ranch, sriracha mayo, honey mustard, or marinara. Not only are these perfectly golden brown and crispy but the centers are nice and gooey.

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Creamy Pasta Salad

This creamy pasta salad is loaded with peas, crispy bacon, and noodles, all covered in a smooth and creamy dressing. It’s a perfect side dish for any dinner, potluck, or barbecue. You’re classic macaroni salad!

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Roasted Asparagus, Feta, and Orzo Salad

This roasted asparagus and feta orzo salad is fresh, bright, and full of flavor. Tender orzo pasta, roasted asparagus, cherry tomatoes, feta, and herbs. This is a great salad for summer, it’s a wonderful way to use up in season vegetables and herbs. Serve this salad at room temperature or cold, great for picnics or backyards BBQ’s.

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Now you know what to serve with French Dip Sandwiches – are you still looking for a delicious recipe for easy French dip sandwiches? Juicy roast beef on a toasted hoagie roll topped with melty provolone cheese. Serve with warm au jus sauce and some of the 25 easy sides from above for a meal the whole family will love!

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

A French dip sandwich that is quick and easy and the whole family will love.

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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

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