Upgrade your classic pot roast just by adding a complementary side dish! Why not make some of the best side dishes for pot roast while you wait for your roast to be fully cooked and tender? Elevate your family’s dining experience as you incorporate a symphony of aromas, textures, and flavors.
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- Pot Roast Side Dishes Beyond Mashed Potatoes
- 1. ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
- 2.SIMPLE MASHED SWEET POTATOES
- 3. RHODES DINNER ROLLS
- 4.FRENCH ONION NOODLE CASSEROLE
- 5. PERFECT ROASTED POTATOES
- 6. ROSEMARY GRUYERE POPOVERS
- 7. COCONUT RICE WITH TURMERIC
- 8. YORKSHIRE PUDDING
- 9. AVOCADO QUINOA SALAD
- 10.GREEN PEAS ALMONDINE
- 11. BAKED MAC AND CHEESE
- 12. CHEESY GARLIC POLENTA
- 13. SWEET POTATO FRIES
- 14. GOAT CHEESE AND BEET SALAD
- 15. KALE CESAR SALAD
- 16. BUTTERED EGG NOODLES
- 17. SAFFRON RICE
- 18. STEAMED BROCCOLI
- 19. BLACK EYED PEAS SALAD
- 20. CREAMY GARLIC AND SPINACH ORZO
- 21. SUNCHOKES
- 22. PAPPARDELLE WITH BROWN BUTTER SAUCE
- 23. AIR FRYER ASPARAGUS
- 24. SPRING SALAD
- 25. BROWN RICE WITH GARLIC AND THYME
- 26. MASHED CAULIFLOWER
- 27. EGGPLANT AND ZUCCHINI GRATIN
- 28. ROASTED CARROTS
- 29. SAVORY CORNBREAD MUFFINS
- 30. HASSELBACK POTATOES
- 31. CHERRY TOMATO SALAD
- 32. LEMON GARLIC BROCCOLI
- 33. BOILED CORN ON A COB
- 34. EASY TABBOULEH
- 35. GREEN BEANS WITH TOMATOES
- 36. Amish Broccoli Salad Recipe
- 38. Instant Pot Brown Rice
- 39. Baby Potatoes
- 40. Green Bean Recipe
- FAQ and Tips
- 📖 Recipe
- 👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Pot Roast Side Dishes Beyond Mashed Potatoes
These side dish recipes will surely get the most out of your classic pot roast. From satisfyingly crunchy and vibrant roasted vegetables to creamy mashed potatoes, these side dishes for pot roasts will leave you wanting for more.
Keep your pot roast simple yet flavorful with these smashed Brussels sprouts with parmesan cheese has crispy, cheezy edges and oven-roasted caramel goodness. Straight from the oven, it brings a delightful balance of flavors that beautifully matches the riches of the pot roast.
With just five simple ingredients, you can whip up creamy and savory mashed potatoes, offering an indulgent and comforting companion to your succulent pot roast.
Who would have thought that dinner rolls would be a great accompaniment to your savory pot roast? You can make as little or as many as you like! No calculating or hoping you have enough bread dough to make rolls.
Add some starch to your side dishes for pot roast with this egg noodle recipe that can easily be found in your kitchen. Go check your pantry with this six-ingredient recipe and whip up a delicious and easy noodle casserole.
No need to bake; these roasted potatoes only need an air fryer, some herbs, and 30 minutes of your time to achieve that heavenly delight. These bite-sized potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, offering an aromatic and savory side dish.
With a simple egg batter, you can make these light popovers for any kind of roast. You can smooth out the sauce from your pot roast with these popovers as side dishes. You’ll surely not get enough of it.
What best accompanies a protein-rich pot roast? Rice! And not just ordinary rice, but rice lightly flavored with coconut and turmeric. Replace the water with coconut milk and cook the rice as usual. It’s quick and easy.
Some on-hand ingredients and an oven will get you this awesome pudding recipe as a side dish for your pot roast. Resembling a chef’s hat while in the oven, this Yorkshire Pudding instantly puffs out when taken out and is best when it collects enough drippings from your roast.
If you prefer not to have rice, you can have quinoa as an alternative. Pair your pot roast with a quinoa salad filled with fresh ingredients like avocado, spinach, scallions, and cucumbers. Drizzled with lemon vinaigrette, you can have this flavorful salad in just 15 minutes.
Have some green beans lying around? Why not cook it with some toasted garlic and almonds? Drizzled with some olive oil, have these crunchy beans as a side dish for your pot roast.
Who said that Baked Mac and Cheese was just for dessert? You can also make your favorite mac and cheese as a side dish for your pot roast. What an amazing way to enjoy your pot roast, isn’t it?
With just some simple ingredients, you can have this amazing substitute for rice or potatoes. And it’s cheese!
You don’t have to go eat deep-fried fries from fast-food restaurants when you can make a healthier and yummier version. Reserve this recipe for delicious fries for your next pot roast.
With a mixture of balsamic vinegar, sweet beets, and goat cheese, you can have a divine side dish for your pot roast.
15. KALE CESAR SALAD
With a creamy garlic dressing, parmesan cheese, and croutons, this Kale Cesar Salad is a must-have. You can add whatever toppings you prefer to make it more enjoyable.
Egg noodles are the perfect match for pot roast and all its mouth-watering sauces.
17. SAFFRON RICE
Pair your pot roast with saffron rice for a full and delicious meal. It’s easy and filling!
18. STEAMED BROCCOLI
Are you in a rush and don’t have enough time? Just steam your broccoli, and you have an instant side dish for your pot roast.
Toss in the lemon balsamic dressing, and you’ll have a flavorful and nutritious salad perfect for your pot roast.
This side dish is easy to make and can be comforting next to pot roast. Make sure to make more. It’s so delicious, it can be gone in seconds.
You’ll never run out of ideas on how to prepare this root vegetable. You can make it an easy side dish when you’re in a hurry.
With a flavorful and rich dish such as pot roast, pappardelle is the perfect side dish. It’s perfect because of its buttery sage sauce.
Another life-saving side dish when you’re in a rush! Just toss in the air fryer and enjoy the crispiness of the asparagus.
24. SPRING SALAD
Mix your favorite vegetables and fruits for a refreshing dish to go with your flavorful pot roast.
Another rice side dish that can be served chilled or warm, this tangy dish couldn’t go wrong.
A lighter alternative to mashed potatoes, cauliflower florets are blended to a creamy consistency with butter, cream, and seasonings, offering a low-carb and velvety side dish.
This is a colorful and flavorful dish featuring a combination of roasted eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes simmered in a savory sauce, offering a taste of the Mediterranean alongside your pot roast.
28. ROASTED CARROTS
Simple roasted carrots with caramelized edges and a golden color will surely add more flavor as a side dish.
You can make these savory muffins from scratch, which will only take you 40 minutes of your time. With a mixture of corn kernels, sharp cheddar, and scallions, you will have a warm muffin to go with your delicious pot roast.
Perfectly golden brown and topped with bacon, sour cream, cheese, and green onion, this potato recipe is another perfect pair with chicken and beef.
Even if you only have cherry tomatoes in your pantry, you can still have an amazing side dish. Follow the recipe to find out how easy it is to make.
Lemon and Broccoli can still be the perfect side dish for pot roast when combined. Learn how to make its dairy-free butter sauce for a more flavorful vibe.
Sweet and juicy corn on the cob, boiled or grilled to perfection and served with butter, provides a simple and delicious side dish.
34. EASY TABBOULEH
This side dish is a Mediterranean salad recipe packed with fresh ingredients and drizzled with olive and lemon dressing.
With a simple go-to side dish of only green beans and tomatoes, your pot roast will never be alone.
This easy recipe for Amish broccoli salad combines chopped broccoli, chopped cauliflower, diced red onion, sunflower seeds, and raisins combined with a creamy dressing all topped with crispy bacon bits.
I have never been able to cook perfect rice until I got an electric Instant pot pressure cooker. Before learning to make pressure cooker brown rice I would end up with gummy rice from my rice cooker. This easy recipe is my favorite way to get perfect instant pot brown rice every time.
39. Baby Potatoes
Check out this list of 30 baby potato recipes. Grab a bag of baby potatoes, and a few simple ingredients like fresh herbs, minced garlic, and oil, and you are set to make a classic side dish to go along with your Sunday pot roasts and roast chicken.
The best green beans recipe can be found in this list of 50 yummy green bean recipes! Go beyond the classic green bean casserole next time you need a great side dish to make with those fresh green beans you found at the local farmer’s market.
FAQ and Tips
A traditional roast dinner typically includes roast meat (such as beef, lamb, or chicken), along with a variety of side dishes such as roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, seasonal vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and Brussels sprouts), and sometimes stuffing or cranberry sauce.
Side Dishes to Serve with Pot Roast
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- ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
- SIMPLE MASHED SWEET POTATOES
- RHODES DINNER ROLLS
- FRENCH ONION NOODLE CASSEROLE
- PERFECT ROASTED POTATOES
- ROSEMARY GRUYERE POPOVERS
- COCONUT RICE WITH TURMERIC
- YORKSHIRE PUDDING
- AVOCADO QUINOA SALAD
- GREEN PEAS ALMONDINE
- BAKED MAC AND CHEESE
- CHEESY GARLIC POLENTA
- SWEET POTATO FRIES
- GOAT CHEESE AND BEET SALAD
- KALE CESAR SALAD
- BUTTERED EGG NOODLES
- SAFFRON RICE
- STEAMED BROCCOLI
- BLACK EYED PEAS SALAD
- CREAMY GARLIC AND SPINACH ORZO
- PAPPARDELLE WITH BROWN BUTTER SAUCE
- AIR FRYER ASPARAGUS
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.