What goes with pot roast? We’re glad you asked!
We love pot roast, it’s one of our favorite comfort foods. To help round out your dinner, we’ve compile this list of great Sides for Pot Roast.
From salads to breads to great veggie dishes, and even some unique ideas you may not have thought of, this list packs a huge variety.
Cook your way through all of these amazing pot roast side dishes, and make your night the best ever!
What to Serve with Pot Roast:
1. Wedge Salad
This Wedge Salad recipe is a real classic, and for good reason!
Bright, crispy lettuce, homemade blue cheese dressing, sweet cherry tomatoes, and don’t you dare forget the bacon!
It’s the perfect side dish for a huge variety of mains, and it’s one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make.
2. No Knead Bread
Here’s one of our favorites, which is baked often in our home… this No Knead Bread!!
This artisan quality bread can happen very fast and is super duper simple. You end up with a thick crispy crust and a chewy center with big fat holes like sourdough!
It’s very forgiving and only takes 3 minutes of active effort. Now that sounds unbelievable, right? Not so. Try it yourself today.
3. Green Beans Almondine
Green Beans Almondine!! Doesn’t it sound fancy?
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.
It’s one of our favorite sides for pot roast.
4. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, buttery, fluffy mash! Everybody’s favorite something you grew up on… that made-’em-a-million-times, tried and tested family affair.
This time, try it with the slight little flavor twist of goat cheese. Yum level achieved!
5. Creamed Peas with Pearl Onions
Now here’s a real classic that is so much better in homemade form. Sweet peas are slathered in creamy white sauce, sprinkled with pearl onions.
Give it a try, we bet you’ll love it!
6. Creamed Spinach (Easy Pot Roast Side Dish)
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.
7. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This stunning platter is full of crispy roasted brussels sprouts with sweet caramelized onions and other flavor enhancers, and oh yes… Bacon (don’t forget the bacon).
A treat for all seasons, this dish is sure to impress!
8. Saffron Rice
Elevate your basic side dish with this simple and easy Saffron Rice recipe. You’ll be amazed how much flavor your humble grain can have.
It’s one of our favorite prime rib side dishes.
9. Caesar Salad Recipe
No salad can get as simple as Caesar!! You can make homemade croutons and make it tad bit more special. The good dressing is the key for a good Caesar.
One of the all time classic salad recipes!
10. Roasted Asparagus
These easy Roasted Asparagus are an essential veggie side dish you need in your repertoire. They’re the perfect accompaniment to your grilled or roasted meats, and they’re so easy!
While asparagus are great any way, be it steamed, blanched or sautéed, something special happens when you roast them. That caramelization adds a whole extra layer of umami flavor.
If you’re looking for a new salad recipe, we have just the one… Tabbouleh!
This famous Levantine salad is bursting with herby flavors from plenty of fresh parsley, veggie power from tomatoes and cucumber, and it has a hearty bite from bulgur wheat.
And once you drizzle on that easy homemade dressing… perfection!
12. Steak Fries
These easy baked Steak Fries are a breeze to make, and go with just about anything. They may be the perfect side dish.
You’ll love these tasty potato wedges, which are perfectly seasoned, then baked to crispy perfection.
Skip the oil and the mess, our homemade steak fries are here to make your life easier, and healthier!
13. Greek Salad
This traditional Greek Salad recipe, known to the locals as Horiatiki, is one of our summertime favorites!
Crisp cucumbers, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, briny olives and capers, creamy feta, and a simple herb dressing. That’s all it takes. And the results are top notch.
The next time those fresh salad cravings hit, go the Greek way… the Horiatiki way!
14. Fried Green Tomatoes
If you’re from the South, these Fried Green Tomatoes are a must in the summertime!
Well seasoned and super crispy on the outside, with a tender and succulent inside, they’re perfect as an appetizer or side dish, or even just an anytime snack.
Fried Green Tomatoes isn’t just the name of a movie from the early 90’s, they’re one addictive treat that you just have to try!
15. Roasted Broccoli
This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is going to boost your side dish game big time! It’s tender and perfectly seasoned, and that little bit of caramelization takes it over the top.
Just fresh broccoli, a little olive oil, and some simple seasonings are all you need. And it’s super versatile, and can go with just about anything.
It will be one of your top sides for pot roast!
16. Grilled Zucchini
It’s summer, that means it’s time to fire up the grill. And have we found the perfect side dish for the season, Grilled Zucchini!
Your favorite summer squash has never been more delicious. A little bit of seasoning is all it takes, then let your grill work its magic.
Once you try it, we bet you’ll be pairing it with just about everything!
17. Green Rice Casserole
This green rice casserole is a great addition to your holiday spread. Creamy, cheesy goodness with spinach and peppers, this might become a new tradition!
18. Yellow Squash Casserole
This classic southern squash casserole is a typical vegetable dish smothered in butter, cream and cheese just the way they prefer it.
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!
Succotash is a savory mélange of corn and beans at its core, enhanced by sweet tangy cherry tomatoes with crunchy peppers, along with the freshness of herbs.
It all comes together with loads of butter that amplifies the sweetness of corn, and finally that unmistakable bacon…
20. 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!
So there you go, twenty great sides for pot roast. Which one will you try first?
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- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups water
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add water and mix until you have an even consistency.
- Cover bowl and rest on counter 3 hours.
- Place large (mine is 7 quart) dutch oven in oven and pre heat to 450°F.
- Dust flour on work surface and scrape dough onto surface. Dust more flour atop dough. Fold in the edges and work the dough into a rough ball shape.
- Place ball onto parchment paper and transfer to bowl. If oven is not yet preheated, place dish towel over bowl.
- When oven is pre heated, remove dutch oven. Place dough, along with parchment paper, inside. Cover and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes.
- Remove lid and bake another 20 minutes, until bread has a nice golden color.
- Set bread on rack and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
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