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50 Best Side Dishes for Sloppy Joes at a Party (2023)

Wondering what to serve with sloppy joes at a party? This article has tons of easy side dish ideas like salad, pasta, veggies, finger foods, and desserts.

Sloppy joes on a bun with potato chips as a topping.

Saucy, meaty, and satisfying. Yep! Sloppy joes are on the menu.

But no savory sandwich is as enjoyable without a few side dishes to back it up. Sides help stretch the meat further, provide complementary flavors, and complete the meal.

What are the best side dishes to serve with sloppy joes at a party? Salads, grilled vegetables, chips, and jello are the most popular side dishes to serve with sloppy joes. But don’t overlook easy desserts like cookies, Rice Krispies treats, and brownies.

You may also be interested in how many sloppy joes to plan per person. This helpful article includes tips to stretch your filling further.

Wondering how long sloppy joes last? Find out the shelf life of the classic sandwich (in the fridge and freezer).

Desserts that Go with Sloppy Joes

Don't forget your desserts -- the sweet ending to your meal!

Check out how to doctor up Manwich sloppy joes. Easy ideas to turn the flavor of sloppy joes up a notch.

Sloppy Joes Toppings

You have your sides. But don’t forget your sloppy joes toppings:

  • Pickled vegetables, such as cucumbers, red onions, or jalapeños
  • Potato chips or Fritos
  • Sliced Cheese

See the complete list of the best toppings for sloppy joes.

Now that you have your sloppy joes sides and toppings, you are ready to party.

Got leftovers? Find out all the ways you can turn the sloppy filling into leftover recipes.

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