10 Easy Sides for Burgers

10 Easy Sides for Burgers

These 10 Easy Sides for Burgers are yummy, healthy, and so easy to make!

Below you will find the 10 best low calorie sides for hamburgers… plus 4 low calorie burger recipes!

10 Easy Sides for Burgers

We’ve included grilled burger sides, veggie sides for burgers, and make ahead side dishes for hamburgers.

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If you’re looking for a salad to go with burgers, you should check out our Healthy Salads post… though you will find some fantastic salads below as well (just more like pasta salad and potato salad).

These 10 Easy Sides for Burgers are all healthy, low in calories, and packed full of flavor!

10 Easy Sides for Burgers

The best sides for burgers can be made for any burger you like… We’ve included vegan side dishes (for your vegan burgers) and hearty sides to go with burgers at a backyard BBQ.

Here are the 10 Hamburger Sides you’ll Find Below:

  1. Grilled Asparagus
  2. Healthy Potato Salad
  3. Homemade Baked Beans
  4. Grilled Corn on the Cob
  5. Pesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini
  6. Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets
  7. Skinny Sweet Potato Fries
  8. Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts
  9. “No Cook” Cucumber Salad
  10. Low Calorie French Fries

But before we get into the sides for hamburgers, here are our 4 low calorie burger recipes.

There are two in there for our vegan readers too!

Try our Healthy Burger Recipes:

1. Grilled Asparagus

This low calorie recipe for grilled asparagus is one of our favorite burger sides!

At just 27 calories, you can have as much as you like… and with the 3 seasoning blends, you’re sure to find one everyone will love!

Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe - 10 Easy Sides for Burgers

It’s one of our favorite vegan burger side dishes, but goes fantastic with turkey or beef burgers too!

Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
Check out this recipe
Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

2. Healthy Potato Salad

This healthy potato salad recipe is just 180 calories and swaps out mayo for metabolism boosting Greek Yogurt!

You can easily make these healthy burger sides vegan, by swapping out the Greek Yogurt for unsweetened cashew yogurt!

The Best Healthy Potato Salad Recipe - 10 Easy Sides for Burgers

Sometimes making sides to go with burgers ahead of time is easiest… and this recipe is perfect for making ahead!

The BEST Healthy Potato Salad Recipe
You can have a full cup of this homemade potato salad recipe, for just 180 calories. Cut that in half and have the typical serving (1/2 cup) for just 90 calories!!
This is the best healthy potato salad recipe, it's packed full of metabolism boosting Greek yogurt. And has no mayo in the recipe, making this recipe for potato salad low calorie, low fat, and high protein.
Check out this recipe
The Best Healthy Potato Salad Recipe

3. Homemade Baked Beans

These low calorie baked beans are just 149 calories, and packed with flavor!

No matter if you’re making hamburgers for dinner, or hosting a backyard BBQ… This side dish for burgers is perfection!

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans - 10 Easy Sides for Burgers

Now we do use bacon or turkey bacon in this burger side recipe. But don’t fret, there are many more vegan low calorie burger side dishes below!

Healthy Baked Beans (LOW CALORIE)
This low calorie recipe for barbecue baked beans is just 149 calories per 1/2 cup.
We used REAL BACON in this recipe and in the nutrition calculations. However, you could use turkey bacon or omit the bacon all together to lower calories or to make this recipe vegan.
This sweet baked bean recipe is great for backyard barbecues or camping meals. I like to pre-make the baked beans recipe and then brown some ground turkey, pour over the pre-cooked homemade baked beans and serve over the campfire for camping dinners.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

4. Grilled Corn on the Cob

When searching for what to eat with hamburgers, I’m sure you’ve noticed corn on the cob is a common recipe to make with burgers.

But this super easy foil wrapped corn on the cob is even better as these grill sides for burgers extra easy to make!

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil - 10 Easy Sides for Burgers

You can easily make these healthy hamburger sides vegan, with your favorite vegan butter.

5 Seasoned Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Recipes
These 5 recipes for grilled corn on the cob in foil are all low in calories and healthy.
Try the basic corn recipe, or add ranch, taco, or Chimichurri flavoring to your seasoned grilled corn on the cob in foil recipes. All 5 recipes for foil wrapped corn on the grill are delicious and easy to make.
When using the additional seasonings I like to add butter and the additional seasoning. But you can cut more calories and fat and skip the butter all together.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

5. Pesto Pasta Salad with Zucchini

This cold pesto pasta salad is just 93 calories, and vegan!

You can make this burger side dish ahead of time, and you’ll want to so that the salad to go with burgers is cold when you serve it.

Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Try this simple cheeseburger side for your next backyard BBQ or potluck… and add some cooked chicken to the leftovers for a simple and delicious “take to work” lunch the next day.

Basil Pesto Pasta Salad (JUST 93 CALORIES)
This easy pesto pasta salad recipe is just 93 calories for 1/2 cup, and so easy to make!
Thanks to our low calorie basil pesto sauce, you can make this low calorie pesto pasta with peas and zucchini healthy.
Try this yummy cold pasta salads with pesto at your next backyard BBQ or potluck. It travels well and is very impressive!
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
The Best LOW CALORIE Pasta Salad Recipe
This is the best pasta salad recipe for people looking to cut calories without sacrificing flavor. Learn how to make a pasta salad healthy, gluten free, even vegan!
Good pasta salad recipes have loads of flavor, this one is packed with flavorful ingredients so no one will know they are eating healthy!
Check out this recipe
The Best Pasta Salad Recipe
LOW CALORIE Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
This low calorie healthy recipe for greek pasta salad with feta is just 137 calories and so easy to make!
The low calorie greek pasta salad recipe comes with a homemade (almost zero calorie) greek pasta salad dressing. Plus lots of salty olives and feta to curb your cravings and supply you with a healthy pasta salad we know you'll love!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Greek Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese

6. Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

These vegan potatoes are easy and “mess free”… best of all, they are just 101 calories!

Though this recipe does call for mini (or new) potatoes, you could use any potato as long as you cut it into 2 inch cubes.

Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

These good sides for burgers are a fun new take on fries… and we know you’ll love these almost as much.

Healthy Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets
These grilled potatoes in foil packets are just 101 calories, and so easy to make.
Add these potatoes on grill for easy, effortless side dishes, or to keep the house cool when you need to roast potatoes for potato salad and other dishes.
If you don't have small potatoes (New potatoes) you can use any potato in it's place. If they are larger, simply slice into large chunks (about ping pong ball sized) and continue with the foil pack grilled potatoes recipe.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

7. Skinny Sweet Potato Fries

These 101 calorie sweet potato fries are the ultimate hamburger side! Salty and sweet, and thanks to our low calorie tricks, healthy too!

Meals with burgers “out” always include fries… might as well eat them “in” too! And we love this cheeseburger side oh so much!

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe - 10 Easy Sides for Burgers

Don’t worry, we have more French fry recipes below!! Keep Scrolling…

5 BEST Sweet Potato Fry Recipes (LOW CALORIE)
These oven baked sweet potato fries are just 101 calories for 1 cup! Now you can enjoy your favorite fries, without hurting your diet.
These crispy sweet potato fries are the best oven fried sweet potatoes you've ever had. We use 2 secret ingredients to make them crisp up while cutting calories… Olive Oil Spray and Parchment Paper.
Check out this recipe
Sweet Potato Fry Recipes

8. Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts

When looking for “fancier” -but still easy- hamburger sides. This super easy grilled zucchini fits the bill.

We love making sides for burgers on the grill. It’s great to cook everything on the grill at once, and this yummy recipe allows that.

Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts

Good side dishes for burgers can come in the form of a grilled salad like this one. Or in the more traditional things to make with hamburgers below.

The Best Grilled Zucchini Recipe (Low Calorie)
This grilled zucchini recipe is just 81 calories for about 1 1/2 cups!
Topped with feta, pine nuts and parsley, this marinated grilled zucchini is easy, delicious, and impressive.
Marinated grilled zucchini slices recipe is packed full of flavor, with lots of lemon, garlic. Plus salty feta and crunchy pine nuts… You'll want to make this recipe for zucchini weekly.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts

9. “No Cook” Cucumber Salad

This no cook salad is easy and fast to make… and one of our favorite recipes for salad to go with hamburgers.

At just 45 calories, and 10 minutes to make, this is the best salad to serve with burgers.

Try this easy vegan burger side We love making sides for burgers on the grill. But in this case you can make it ahead of time!

Easy Recipe for Cucumber Salads
This easy recipe for cucumber salads is a quick, no cook side dish you'll want to make all year long!
The radishes give the salad a nice peppery bite, a wonderful crunch, and really take this recipe to the next level.
Comes with a low calorie salad dressing for cucumber salad, shopping list and more.
Check out this recipe
Easy Recipe for Cucumber Salads {NO COOK}

10. Low Calorie French Fries

These French fries are just 150 calories, for 2 cups (that’s a lot!) of fries!

Whenever I plan on what to make with burgers, I always think French fries. And now thanks to this healthy recipe, you can have them guilt-free!

Oven Baked French Fries Recipe - 10 Easy Sides for Burgers

Try this cheese burger side the next time you want to replicate your favorite burger at home… you’ll need some fries to complete the dish.

Healthy Oven Baked French Fries (LOW CALORIE)
This low calorie oven baked french fry recipe is just 148 calories, for 2 cups of homemade baked french fries!
Learn how to make french fries at home, easy and fast with this low calorie french fries oven baked recipe.
Check out this recipe
Oven Baked French Fries Recipe

The 10 Best Healthy Hamburger Sides

All of these cheeseburger sides are easy to make and super yummy!

Below, we’ve supplied you with a printable guide for healthy sides for cheeseburgers… and each recipe in the card also comes with a printable recipe card!

Check Out these 4 Healthy Burger Recipes:

healthy burger sides

10 BEST Healthy Hamburger Sides

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These 10 hamburger sides are all low in calories, high in nutrition, and go GREAT with burgers!
Pick your favorites and make them guilt-free… every side here is healthy and completely delicious.
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 100 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Pick 1-2 healthy hamburger sides (we like to pick one make ahead and one grilled side).
  • Click on the links to retrieve the recipe… You can even print the recipe cards for each side dish!
  • Serve them alongside your favorite burger, or BBQ main dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 100kcal
Keyword BBQ, burgers, Side Dish
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