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    The 25 BEST Sides for Brisket

    If you’re wondering what to serve with brisket, you’ve come to the right place!

    Brisket is one of our favorite comfort foods. Braise it, smoke it, roast it or crockpot it, you’re always in for a treat.

    This list of easy Sides for Brisket will help round out your meal. Whether you’re looking for veggie sides or something starchy, this recipe collection has it all.

    Cook your way through all of these great brisket sides. We just bet you’ll find some new favorites!

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    Sides for Brisket

    1. Mashed Potatoes

    We’re starting our list of brisket side dishes with a real classic…

    Mashed potatoes are one of the ultimate comfort food. Soft, luscious and creamy, they turn your humble spud into a soul warming dish.

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    2. Creamed Spinach

    This Creamed Spinach is going to be the new star of your side dish spread. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.

    With just a few simple ingredients you can easily whip up this recipe, which is so much better than store bought.

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    3. Cheese Grits

    Cheese Grits… the ultimate Southern side dish! This creamy and comforting corn-based delight is a staple in the south.

    This one deserves a spot in every cook’s repertoire. It’s one of our favorite sides for brisket!

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    4. Corn Casserole

    This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. Seriously, just mix up the ingredients, then stick it in the oven.

    It’s a versatile dish that goes especially well with barbecued brisket!

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    5. Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy Caviar can act as an salad or dip. It’s as simple as chopping all the veggies and mixing with beans all drizzled in a tasty, zingy chili lime dressing.

    Made with simple, healthy ingredients like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, sweet corn, and beans, it makes up a giant bowl, making it perfect for all your BBQ parties.

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    6. Coleslaw

    There are a lot of Coleslaw recipes out there, but this is the best hands down! Just a quick chop and mix is all it takes to make this iconic side dish.

    This Classic Coleslaw is essential for all your upcoming cookouts and potlucks. It’s creamy and crunchy, and goes with all of your summertime favorites.

    Bring this to your next get together and guests will be asking for the secret to your slaw!

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    7. Brunswick Stew

    This hearty southern Brunswick stew is a great accompaniment to brisket. If you love barbecue flavors, this is sure to become one of your new favorites.

    But go with a cup, rather than a bowl. Otherwise you might not have room for the main course!

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    8. Green Bean Almondine

    This dish not only makes your humble green beans fancy, but it’s absolutely delicious and elegant in its simplicity.

    Vibrant French style green beans tossed with brown butter, toasty almonds (that’s where almondine comes from), shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon to brighten it in the end.

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    9. Succotash

    Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries.

    The main ingredients are corn kernels and lima beans, but regional variations include other vegetables and meats such as bacon or corned beef.

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    10. Squash Casserole

    Mildly flavored sweet squash folded into a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with buttery cracker topping (and yes, Ritz is the best)… people will be going for seconds and thirds!

    Easy and delicious, this is one of our favorite sides for brisket.

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    11. Dirty Rice

    Dirty Rice is a famous dish in Creole and Cajun cuisines. White rice gets a “dirty” color from bits of meat and a generous dose of seasonings.

    It’s a super delicious recipe that’s packed with flavor. Try it and see!

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    12. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto

    Get some veggies power going with this Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad. It’s enhanced with a flavorful pesto dressing and fresh mozzarella pearls. So good!

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    13. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    Make this colorful pasta for your next cookout. You can’t get easier than this Rainbow Pasta Salad. We love the final touch of feta in there…

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    14. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.

    When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.

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    15. Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    These healthy and tasty alternatives to your basic French fries are sweeping restaurants across the country.

    Now you can make them in your own home with this easy recipe!

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    16. Peach Salsa

    This fresh peach salsa is one of the delights of summer. It’s a perfect sweet side dish.

    If you want a good balance to go with that savory and salty brisket, here it is!

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    17. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

    Cornbread is one of our all around favorite side dishes, and it goes great with wings.

    This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… best cornbread recipe ever!

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    18. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

    This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty side dish you need this summer.

    A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.

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    19. Creamed Corn

    Skip the canned stuffed, and make your own homemade creamed corn. Made with fresh corn, it’s so creamy and full of flavor.

    This side dish is addictively good.

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    20. Arroz con Gandules

    This Arroz con Gandules recipe may be my new favorite rice dish!

    Tender rice with pigeon peas, generously flavored with salted pork, sofrito, olives, tomato sauce and some great Latin seasonings. It’s a flavor bomb!

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    21. Macaroni Salad

    Macaroni Salad is another one of the staple sides for fried fish.

    This version is extra creamy and extra tangy. Make a big batch, and enjoy the leftovers for days!

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    22. Caprese Salad

    There is nothing so simple, yet delicious as a salad out of your juiciest and sweetest ripe summer tomatoes. Make this Italian classic. Simple, yet colorful and vibrant Caprese salad!!

    Get all the colorful tomatoes and layer them with mozzarella and basil leaves with a drizzle of sweet and tangy balsamic reduction. YUM!

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    23. Olivier Salad Recipe – Russian Potato Salad

    This olivier salad recipe is an easy and delicious twist on potato salad! It has carrots, sausage, eggs, and peas, and the dressing is a creamy mayonnaise with fresh dill.

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    24. Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

    This Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad outstanding. Fruit salads are a summer staple and the honey and lime dressing on this one is absolute perfection.

    You’ll love the sweet freshness alongside your brisket.

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    25. Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

    The ultimate summer refresher, made easier and healthier! Lemon juice is blended with ripe strawberries and naturally sweetened with agave nectar to create the perfect balance of tart and sweet.

    This Strawberry Lemonade is bright and fresh with a beautiful pink hue makes a delicious fresh drink for summer.

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    So many perfect sides for brisket. It’s hard to pick just one!

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    What to Serve with Brisket (25 Sides)

    This collection of easy Sides for Brisket includes 25 perfect pairings to go along with your succulent slow cooked beef. We love these cheesy grits:


    • 2 cups water
    • 1 chicken bouillon cube
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 cup stone ground grits
    • 4 Tbsp butter
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese


    1. Combine water and bouillon in a pan over high heat. Meanwhile, heat the milk in the microwave till it is hot.
    2. Once the water is boiling, add the heated milk.
    3. When the entire mixture is boiling, stir in the grits. Cook the grits uncovered, stirring every few minutes, for 30-45 minutes, till they are tender to your liking.

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