What to Serve With Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Tasty Ideas)

What to Serve With Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

After a long day at work there is nothing better than a sandwich to quickly satisfy your tastebuds.

So why not sink your teeth into a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. As an added twist let’s look at what to serve with grilled cheese sandwiches.

A grilled cheese sandwich is only complete when you enhance the flavor of the cheese with an accompaniment of added flavors for it to become truly fulfilling. 

Here I have listed some of my favorite serving suggestions that won’t take too much away from the original sandwich flavors.

What will truly charm your taste buds? Let’s find out!

Like Sandwiches Hot and Spicy? Try Marinara Sauce

The undisputed champion of sauces, the marinara sauce enhances the taste of the grilled cheese sandwich and gives it an extra kick to the flavor.

Feel free to take a spoonful of sauce and make your sandwich taste like a custom pizza.

Ketchup and Mustard

A grilled cheese sandwich could always use a spicy companion to boost its flavor. This will transform the vibe of this simple snack. A change in its color refines its looks as well as its flavor.

This simple trick makes the food much more attractive and boosts your appetite greatly.

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is the first dish that comes to our minds when we think of a side entrée to grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Tomato soup and cheese sandwiches go together like Batman and Robin! At times, you can savor this duo even better by dunking your sandwich in your soup for a super cheese and tomato combo.

Tomato soup can be effortlessly prepared out of the can and tastes just as good.

Tomato soup has great nutritional value and hence serves as a healthy snack.

Why not try and make you own tomato soup the night before if you’re feeling adventurous.

tomato soup

Refreshing Salad Side Serving

A salad is a perfect refreshment that goes with a sandwich on its own. It can contain lots of leafy greens, vegetables, plus a mixture of fruits.

There are a lot of salad dressings, and most of them go just fine with a cheese sandwich. There are a million ways you can customize your salad to suit your cheesy delicacy.

A healthy salad balances the high caloric value of a cheese sandwich with extra fibre.


Similar to a salad, the coleslaw’s refreshing taste compliments the cheese sandwiches rich savory taste. The coleslaw’s carrots and cabbages are best served cold. The discreetly mild taste doesn’t hijack the cheese sandwich’s flavor.

It’s always healthy to balance out your rich and tasty prime dish with something light to taste.

Fruit Salad and Yogurt

The rich flavor of the cheese sandwich countered by the sweet taste of your favorite fruits makes the snack something that you will remember for a long time. 

A combination of fruits and yogurt is very hard to beat. Such side servings change the perception of your snack in a big way.

The mere thought of these combinations makes your mouth water, doesn’t it?

Try Sweet and Savory

Jam, Marmalade or Chutney

Fusing the sweet taste of jam and marmalades with your grilled cheese sandwich only enhances the experience to your tingling taste buds. 

While this may not appeal to everyone’s food fantasies, you must try out this side dish some time. Who knows it might surprise you. Maybe a sweet chutney might do the trick too.

Sweet Potato Fries

A sweet potato side serving such as sweet potato fries is a real favourate. It provides a very crunchy and delicious contrast to your cheese sandwich. Once you have tried it, you’ll be coming back for more.

Sweet potato fries are a much healthier alternative to your traditional french fries. Sweet potato fries are also lighter than normal fries due to the cooking process. The reason for this being that sweet potato fries are baked instead of fried.

Dill Pickles

After mentioning all these sweet savories, let’s go for a sour alternative. Dill pickles possess a tart flavor which will counter the basic flavor of the sandwich and change it into something that you will enjoy every bite of.


There’s nothing better in the world than sinking into your couch with a grilled cheese sandwich and a cold chocolate shake or something similar. 

A cold and sweet drink with a grilled cheese sandwich is an experience that you won’t forget soon.