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15 Quick and Easy Burger Sides to End Summertime Side Sadness

It's safe to say that regular burgers and cheeseburgers are a great summertime meal. There are also a ton of side dishes you can serve with them, some with fairly easy recipes. The next time you have a cookout, don't agonize over the corn salad, watermelon salad, or caprese and balsamic mixture. We've got you covered! We decided to compile a list of some of the best sides for burgers — although really, the possibilities are endless.

1. Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

You could always make regular french fries, but these kick it up a notch. They can also be an appetizer, and are easy to cook in an air fryer.

2. Pasta Salad

Why not have a great pasta salad with olive oil, feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes? Add in some more veggies, and this should make any vegetarian guest happy.

3. Potato Salad

Speaking of summer salads, you really can't go wrong with a great potato salad recipe as a summer side.

4. Watermelon

It's a classic BBQ and potluck side for a reason!

5. Grilled Zucchini

Go ahead and try grilling zucchini while you're cooking those hot dogs and burgers.

6. Corn on the Cob

Another classic summer side dish! Grilled corn is so easy to make, as long as you give the kids the task of shucking them first!

7. Baked Beans

There's just something about beans as an easy side. They go with so many meals, and they're fairly healthy, too.

8. Coleslaw

The great thing about having coleslaw with your burgers is all the side dish recipe variations you can find. You can do regular coleslaw, or get wild with a yummy apple or tequila lime coleslaw, instead.

9. Green Beans

Green beans and grilled pepper flakes with a little olive oil or vinaigrette sounds pretty delicious to us.

10. Cucumber Salad

There's nothing wrong with having several salad options to go along with your other burger sides!

11. Macaroni and Cheese

We think macaroni and cheese is a great comfort food side with basically any meal. Change it up and add parmesan cheese or mozzarella to get creative.

12. Nachos

Why not? If you've got ground beef, cheese, pico de gallo, avocados, sour cream, and jalapenos, this seems like a perfect side option.

13. Romaine Salad

Get some toppings like sweet corn and blue cheese and enjoy!

14. Tomato Salad

OK, just one more salad. You can add avocados or cucumbers to this one, too.

15. Grilled Asparagus

If you have a garden and you're already growing some asparagus, why not throw some on the grill to add a healthy option for your burger sides?