What to Serve with Pimento Cheese – 15 Tasty Side Dishes

Serving up a pimento cheese sandwich is always a tasty treat, but figuring out what to serve with it can be a little tricky. I know because I’ve spent plenty of time scrolling through recipes online, desperately looking for the perfect side dish to go with my pimento cheese sandwich. And let’s be honest, finding good sides that complement this Southern classic can be tough.

That’s why I’m so excited to share this list of 15 delicious and flavorful side dishes that will go perfectly with your pimento cheese sandwich. These recipes are personally tested and approved by me, so you can rest assured that they’ll be a hit with your family and friends.

So if you’re looking for some ideas on what to serve with your next pimento cheese sandwich, look no further! These side dishes are sure to please.

What to Eat With Pimento Cheese:

  1. Crunchy coleslaw
  2. Dill pickles
  3. Chex mix
  4. Deviled eggs
  5. Potato chips
  6. Pickled jalapenos
  7. Fried pickles
  8. Olives
  9. Tuna salad
  10. Gouda
  11. Fresh salad
  12. French fries
  13. Tomato soup
  14. Butternut squash soup
  15. Roasted Brussel sprouts

Crunchy coleslaw

This is a great side dish for a pimento sandwich because the texture provides a sharp but good contrast to the creamy pimento cheese.

Some of my favorite vegetables to use in coleslaw are green cabbage, carrots, and red onions. I like to use a vinaigrette dressing, but you could also use mayonnaise.

Simply mix the cabbage (and any other veggies you’re using) with the dressing of your choice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Dill pickles

The acidity of the pickles cuts through the richness of the cheese. The richness of the cheese is offset by the briny crunch of the pickles, and the ingredients come together perfectly.

You can either use store-bought pickles or make your own. However, if you’re making your own, I recommend using cucumbers that are about the same size as the bread you’re using for the sandwich.

Cut the cucumbers into thin slices and place them in a jar. Add dill, garlic, white vinegar, water, and sugar. Seal the jar and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Chex mix

This is a savory snack mix that’s perfect for munching on with a pimento cheese sandwich.

It’s made with a variety of different cereals, nuts, and pretzels. The mix is usually seasoned with salt and spices.

You can find Chex mix in the chip aisle of most grocery stores. The dryness of the Chex mix will help to balance out the creaminess of the pimento cheese.

Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic side dish that goes well with just about anything. They’re made by taking hard-boiled eggs and stuffing them with a mixture of mayonnaise, mustard, and spices.

The rich, creamy yolks are a perfect complement to the pimento cheese. They also have a bit of a zing from the mustard that helps to balance out the flavors.

When making deviled eggs, I like to use a piping bag to pipe the yolk mixture into the egg whites. This gives them a nice, even filling.

Potato chips

Potato chips are another classic side dish that goes well with just about anything.

Just like Chex mix, they provide a crunchy contrast to the creamy pimento cheese.

I like to use kettle-cooked potato chips because they have a bit more flavor than regular chips. However, you can use any type of potato chip you like, though.

Pickled jalapenos

These are a great way to add some heat to your sandwich. Jalapenos and pimento cheese are two of my favorite ingredients, so I love to pair them together in a sandwich.

The pickled jalapenos add a nice zing to the sweetness of the pimento cheese, and the two flavors complement each other perfectly.

In addition, the pickled jalapenos add a delicious taste that will make your sandwiches even more enjoyable.

Fried pickles

This is a great side dish for a pimento cheese sandwich because the fried pickles add a crunchy texture and a depth of flavor to the sandwich.

Pickles are also slightly acidic, which helps to balance out the flavors of the sandwich.

To make fried pickles, simply bread them in a mixture of flour and spices. Then, fry them in hot oil or butter until they’re golden brown and crispy.


The olives add a nice salty flavor to the sandwich, and the cheese helps to balance out the sweetness of the olives.

I like to use a mixture of black and green olives in my sandwiches to get a harmony of different flavors. Additionally, you can either use whole olives or sliced olives.

Olives add an extra layer of flavor and texture that makes the sandwich more delicious and enjoyable to eat.

Tuna salad

Tuna salad is a great side dish for a pimento cheese sandwich because it adds a bit of protein to the sandwich.

Tuna salad is also creamy and has a similar texture to pimento cheese, so it pairs well with the other ingredients.

I like to add a little bit of mustard to my tuna salad for extra zing, but you can leave it out if you prefer. Additionally, Tuna salad is a quick and easy dish, a perfect option for busy weeknights.

Gouda cheese

Gouda cheese is a great side dish for a pimento cheese sandwich because it has a similar flavor profile.

These two kinds of cheese are both creamy and have a slightly sweet taste. Gouda cheese also melts well, so it’s a good option if you’re looking for a cheesy side dish.

I like to slice the Gouda cheese into thin pieces so that it melts easily on the sandwich. You can also shred the cheese if you prefer.

Fresh salad

This is a healthy and light addition to your pimento sandwich. The contrast in textures and flavors makes for a delicious combination.

Salads are easy to put together, and they are also versatile. However, ensure the salad dressing you use is not too overpowering.

A simple vinaigrette or even just olive oil and vinegar would work well.

French fries

This is a great side dish for a pimento cheese sandwich, especially if you’re looking for something hearty and filling.

The fries add a crunchy texture to the sandwich, and they also soak up the flavors of the other ingredients.

I prefer shoestring fries because they’re thin and crispy. Another option to try is sweet potato fries. These are a bit healthier and go well with the other flavors in the sandwich.

Tomato soup

This is a great side dish for a pimento cheese sandwich, especially if you’re looking for something comforting and warm on a cold evening (afternoon).

The soup can also work as a dip for the sandwich. Simply cut the sandwich into small pieces and dip it into the soup.

I like to make a simple tomato soup with just tomatoes, onions, and garlic. You can also add some herbs for extra flavor. If you want a creamier soup, you can add milk or cream.

Butternut squash soup

The butternut squash lends a creamy sweetness to the soup that complements the sharp flavors of the pimento cheese, and the two dishes share several key ingredients, including onions, garlic, and cumin.

Best of all, butternut squash soup is a hearty dish that can stand up to the rich flavors of pimento cheese.

Whether you’re serving a crowd or just looking for a great side dish to round out your meal, butternut squash soup is a perfect choice.

Roasted brussels sprouts

These are great side dishes for a pimento cheese sandwich because they add a bit of crunch and bitterness to the sandwich.

Brussels sprouts are also rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to your meal.

although you can prep your Brussels sprouts on a grill, I usually roast my brussels sprouts in the oven with a bit of olive oil and salt. You can also add other seasonings, such as garlic or herbs.


What sides go with sandwiches?

Many sides go well with sandwiches, including salads, soups, roasted vegetables, and fries.

What crackers go well with pimento cheese?

Pimento cheese pairs well with many kinds of crackers, including saltines, Ritz crackers, and Triscuits.

Do I need to refrigerate pimento cheese?

Yes, pimento cheese should be refrigerated. Pimento cheese will last for up to two weeks in the fridge.


So, this is my list of delicious and relatively easy side dishes for a pimento cheese sandwich. Which of these recipes will you be giving a spin in your kitchen?

What to Serve with Pimento Cheese – 15 Tasty Side Dishes

Here are 15 creative food pairings to elevate your dining experience.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 390 kcal


  • Crunchy coleslaw
  • Dill pickles
  • Chex mix
  • Deviled eggs
  • Potato chips
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Fried pickles
  • Olives
  • Tuna salad
  • Gouda
  • Fresh salad
  • French fries
  • Tomato soup
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Roasted Brussel sprouts


  • Choose your preferred recipe
  • Prepare the ingredients needed to complete the recipe
  • Prepare your side dish
Keyword Pimento Cheese