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If you’re wondering what to serve with pot roast, the holy grail of comfort food, it all comes down to THE SIDES for this juicy cut of beef.
Pot roast may very well be the ultimate food among comfort food. It’s a hearty meal for chilly days and is assembled with simple ingredients that are a super cinch to pull together. I personally love it because my oven does the heavy lifting!
Here is my recipe for the perfect, Southern pot roast that is incredibly melt in your mouth DELISH!!!
All images and text ©Jenny DeRemer for Not Entirely Average, LLC
No argument from fans of the savory pot roast, a Sunday supper staple in America for…well, forever. It’s loved for good reason as much by its preparer in addition to its eaters.
Why? Because this dish is considered to be a complete meal. It’s roasted low and slow alongside delicious and hearty elements like carrots and potatoes.
So, when you find the perfect pot roast recipe, kind of like my Dixie Pot Roast pictured above and below, consider what to serve with pot roast. Add an easy side dish or three!
A great side dish needn’t be complicated. Having extra is necessary if you’re feeding a crowd or cooking for special occasions.
Maybe you simply need to stretch that main dish meat a little further. So go ahead and add the best side dishes to accompany.
Let’s get started with the best sides for your pot roast dinner!
Best Potato Sides
Beef and potatoes are a match made in gastronomic heaven! Not cooking potatoes in with your beef roast? This list should give you some ‘food for thought.’ No pun intended of course!
Loaded German Potato Bake is a cross between German potato salad and baked potato casserole and is altogether a SERIOUSLY tasty side dish loaded with bacon, pimento, and green onions!
This popular and super-southern ingredient bakes up into a luxurious side dish which is sure to be a hit with any crowd. The combination of sweet and savory ingredients will have ’em coming back for seconds every time you make it.
Potato salad is serious business in the South and this straightforward potato salad recipe is a crowd pleasing classic that pairs nicely with all beef mains and just about any grill item it goes up against!
A savory make-ahead cheesy mashed potato casserole that’s easy to double or triple, making your weeknight cooking to-do’s a whole lot easier!
The secret is in the hot dressing. It garners flavors you want in a potato salad to be able serve it as an accompaniment to everything from burgers on the grill, to baked chicken, to Sunday pot roast dinner!
Perfect oven baked French fries aren’t just a food thing, they’re a smart thing and an easy ‘bridge’ linking the coveted potato to both healthy AND crispy!
What to Serve With Pot Roast Besides Potatoes
Looking for a quick & easy dinner recipe after a busy day? Look no further than this Crazy Good French Onion Noodle Casserole recipe made simple with that bag of egg noodles already in your pantry.
A carb lover’s dream come true, a hearty beef-rich noodle bake with tangy sour cream and lots of black pepper.
Easy Squash Casserole is the kind of recipe that demands doubling or even tripling…even if you are not a fan of squash or zucchini, trust me when I tell you that YOU DO WANT THIS!
This savory kugel is made with brown butter, caraway seed, honey, sour cream, and ‘no yolk’ egg noodles for some SERIOUS pantry comfort 101.
My version of creamed onions, which I like enough to share with YOU, is different in that I take the additional step of toasting my dry flour in order to achieve a rich, nutty flavor and aroma. To this, I introduce both Cognac as well as a shot of Tabasco to elevate the entire dish. Hey, this is the South, after all, y’all!
This is a simple pickle macaroni salad recipe meant to not only be outstandingly delicious, but also keep kids (and picky adults!) from shying away from an all too fabulous side dish! Sweet relish and a vinegar-mayonnaise dressing keeps it simple.
A fabulous CREAMY mac prepared atop the stove, then baked for a cheesy dish of comfort whenever you need that creamy mac and cheese fix! The secret ingredient here is rosemary and I get mass amounts of compliments on this recipe. I include directions for individual Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese Muffins, too! Perfect as grab and go snacks or on the buffet table!
Salads That Go With Pot Roast
The perfect side dish needn’t be a rib-sticking starch if you don’t want it to be. Some of the best sides include compound salads as well as healthier options. I’ve compiled them here and have you covered!
Horseradish is the secret ingredient to make this Creamy Southern Coleslaw recipe stand out. Though barely discernable, it brightens the salad on a whole other level.
Conspicuously fabulous ingredients intensify sweet figs at their pinnacle in this filling salad, no oven required.
In my version of this satisfying Caprese salad, mozzarella cheese fuses with fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, basil, and a simple herb and balsamic vinegar salad dressing. Crowned with delicate strands of parmesan, this perfect salad is always the first to disappear.
Allow me to introduce a salad green that deserves a shot in weekly salad rotations in your kitchen starting with this recipe. Crunchy celery, apples, and candied pecans pair perfectly with the curly leaves of curly endive, a bitter green known for its ability to stand up in a salad.
Warm and mildly sweet Delicata squash is tossed in an herby olive oil before being coated with fresh Parmesan cheese. The little moons are baked in the oven until crispy, then paired with Roquefort and drizzled with a honey vinaigrette atop fresh greens of your choice.
I’ve made many versions of tomato salad over the years, but I stopped experimenting when I found this one by Jamie Oliver. Serve with the vinaigrette only or add fresh mozzarella or burrata to the platter. Wowzah!
Vegetables to Serve
You will want to bookmark this page! These pot roast vegetable sides are killer not only for a roast beef dinner, but for virtually EVERY DINNER! I love to begin with fresh, but frozen is a great option if you’re short on steam!
This Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole recipe uses crisp, fresh broccoli florets and tangy sharp cheddar cheese. It is a dish that compliments everything from baked chicken breasts to pot roast to hamburger steaks.
This deliciously unexpected Suppertime Skillet Creamy Corn makes the perfect accompaniment for everything beef!
French style green beans together with lightly toasted sweet pecans are gently tossed in nutty and sweet brown butter.
Maple flavored bacon and sweet roasted Cipollini onions take crispy pan-fried Brussels sprouts to a whole new level of greatness!
This Southern Corn Pudding recipe is pure comfort food, perfect to accompany your favorite steak and potatoes or good chicken recipes.
Bread, Muffin, and Biscuit Sides
Eh hem, and what about all of that mouthwatering gravy that’s absolutely meant to be mopped up? Yeah, it wouldn’t look good you licking the plate. Check out my recipe solutions for breads, muffins, rolls and biscuits! The bases are covered!
An overnight Dutch oven beer bread with yeast is a simple no knead bread recipe that’s baked in the morning and enjoyed throughout the day.
They’re not quite savory, not quite sweet, yet altogether delicious and with little gooey flecks of cheese dotted throughout the crumb.
These savory homemade cheesy drop biscuits are fitting for every meal of the day, baking up hot in a matter of minutes, and reminiscent of the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits we all know and LOVE!
This crusty French bread rolls recipe uses a no-fail yeast roll method. Known as Devilish Butlers, these rolls are perfect for beginners and experts alike!
A no-fail Southern buttermilk biscuit recipe that will have them thinking you are a pro, even if this is your first time ever making biscuits.
Mississippi Pot Roast Sides – Southern Style
Yeah, I’m all over this one. And I’ve got PLENTY in this category to share!
A fabulous accompaniment to proteins of all types, Autumn Cranberry Apple Chutney boasts fresh fruits, ginger, cinnamon, and star anise.
If you are looking for one more meaningful but EASY recipe to prepare for your table, consider my Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread recipe. Offer softened butter and honey tableside.
These fritters fry up very light and are dusted with the tiniest pinch of Malden Sea salt. These are hearty little bites that make a lovely side when piled in a basket and passed at the table.
Desserts to Enjoy After Your Pot Roast Meal
Pools of sugared glaze bathe the peaks and valleys atop this apple and butternut squash cake recipe, your visual cue that autumn has arrived.
My Country Apple Pie recipe is super basic with sweet and tart apples, sugar, and cinnamon, and a tender scratch crust that’s beginner easy!
Many Southern desserts incorporate liquors, bourbon being a favorite, as many sweets are absolutely elevated with the addition of bourbon. Here, I’m offering you your apple pie, your cheesecake, and your caramel pecans all in one bake.
The best summer fruit recipes use what’s already in the pantry, like this Cast Iron Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits.
I trust the selection in this post has given you some amazing options on what to serve with pot roast! Don’t forget to check out my Dixie Pot Roast recipe and let me know what you think!