31 Best Pot Roast Sides (Easy Good Recipes)

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So you’re planning to make pot roast for dinner but don’t know what you should serve on the side? Don’t fret, because you’ve come to the right place!

With these delicious pot roast side dishes, you will not only have tons of options to choose from, but you will also learn about which ingredients best complement red meat.

Whether you want a salad, potatoes, rice, or roasted veggies, I’ve got you covered!

Better grab a nice bottle of red wine, because, with these 31 sides for pot roast, a crowd-pleasing dinner is guaranteed!

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What to Serve with Pot Roast Dinner?

Whether serving with gravy or not, you need a delicious (and preferably nutritious!) easy side dish to accompany your pot roast dinner.

But with so many side options, pinpointing which complementary dish will work best with your meat can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be!

The perfect pot roast side dish, to me, is the one that can take on (or soak!) the meaty juices from the roast.

My all-time favorite would be potatoes and/or some roasted veggies, but you will never go wrong with a nice salad, rice, or even some dinner rolls on the side. The choice is yours!

Potato Sides for Pot Roast

You can never go wrong with a potato side next to your meat. And these potato delights will definitely take your pot roast dinner up a notch!

1. Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Source: brooklynactivemama.com

If it’s cheesy and loaded with bacon, sign me up, please! And these twice-baked potatoes bring nothing but tingles to your taste buds and comfort to your tummy!

Creamy, cheesy, crispy, and well-seasoned, there is nothing you will dislike about this potato side dish.

Perfect with any meat, especially the juicy red kind, this potato and bacon casserole will be the festive side dish you will be coming back to.

The recipe uses some dried herbs, but to make it more refreshing, feel free to add a tablespoon or two of chopped fresh herbs to the potato mix.

2. Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Source: littleferrarokitchen.com

Okay, a classic mash is always welcome as a perfect side dish, regardless of what the main star of dinner is. And this creamy and super garlicky mash is a real keeper.

With crème Fraiche and some fresh chives to round out the creamy and buttery notes, but the best part here has to be the garlic.

Two whole heads are roasted and then mashed along with the Russet potatoes for the most fragrant and comforting side dish ever.

3. Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes

Source: foxeslovelemons.com

If you love crab cakes and veggie patties, then you will find these potato cakes to be a great side dish to serve next to your pot roast.

So soft on the inside and satisfyingly crispy on the outside, these perfectly textured potato cakes are the ultimate indulgence.

And how can they not be when there’s garlic, chives, and loads of Parmesan cheese inside?

Serve them with some sour cream on the side, and no one will be able to stop eating.

4. Greek Mashed Potatoes

Greek Mashed Potatoes

Source: foxeslovelemons.com

Wondering what these mashed potatoes the Greek way contain? Well, Greek yogurt and feta cheese, of course!

Plus with some lemon juice and chopped fresh oregano, this mash is as Mediterranean refreshing as it can get.

Besides, thanks to the butter and the creamy yogurt, the texture is super silky and smooth, which is exactly what you’re looking for in a potato mash.

And with six generous garlic cloves, you can rest assured that this will be one fragrant and flavor-packed side.

Feel free to also serve these as a side dish for salmon.

5. Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Source: dinedreamdiscover.com

Tiny potato chunks smothered in a cheesy sauce that oozes creaminess. That’s what I call comfort food, you guys!

With cubed cheese, butter, and sour cream, this side dish is nothing but velvety joy. It makes any main dish taste wonderful.

And once you serve this creamy delight with your pot roast slices, you will see how well the tender potatoes complement the juicy red meat.

This recipe uses Velveeta cheese, so make sure you follow through for the best results. Although yes, in theory, any cheese that melts well will work here.

6. Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes

Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes

Source: easyeverydayrecipes.com

Au gratin potatoes look and taste as fancy as their name sounds. But this slow cooker version is also the most hands-free way to whip up this French delight.

As creamy as it gets thanks to the butter and heavy cream, this potato side dish will have you licking your fingers in no time.

Plus with two whole cups of shredded cheese (Jack cheese, in this case), this well-seasoned cheesy side will become your favorite way to eat potatoes.

If you don’t have Jack cheese, the next best thing would be Gruyere.

7. Melting Potatoes

Melting Potatoes

Source: frugalmomeh.com

Melting potatoes, otherwise known as Fondant potatoes, is a French side dish (yup, the French can really cook their potatoes!) that involves browning and roasting potato slices in butter.

With a super crispy outside but incredibly fluffy in the middle, these buttered potatoes are nothing but the perfect thing to enjoy with meat.

Plus, they are topped with a handful of fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme in this recipe), for an aromatic and super flavorful delight.

This is also just a great side dish for pulled pork.

8. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Source: theshortordercook.com

Whipped sweet potatoes are just what you assume – cooked potatoes that are literally whipped with a mixer. And that makes them so fluffy and airy!

According to this recipe, you can either steam or roast the sweet potatoes before the whipping, but I strongly suggest the latter. Roasted potatoes have a deeper and more satisfying taste than steamed.

Then you simply add your butter, and lots of it, some heavy cream, spices, and whip, whip, whip, until you are satisfied with the creamy consistency. Pretty yummy, right?

9. Sweet Potato Crunch

Sweet Potato Crunch

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If you always choose crunchy over creamy, then this sweet potato crunch will be the perfect thing to serve with your pot roast dinner.

Just like the previous recipe, this one also features fluffy whipped sweet potatoes, but this one takes things a step further by adding a crunchy topping on top of the light potatoes.

The crunchiness comes from pecans coated with maple and brown sugar, which perfectly combines with the naturally sweet potatoes.

What a great way to make a perfect meal with just simple ingredients.

10. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Source: tashasartisanfoods.com

These sweet potato sticks may be called fries, but they are neither fried nor drowned in oil. Healthily baked, this potato side is the perfect companion to your pot roast dinner.

And what tastes even better with baked sweet potatoes? Tons of spices, of course!

Don’t be afraid to season generously! This recipe uses paprika and herbs such as thyme and oregano, but feel free to add your favorite flavors.

An Indian touch is always appreciated with sweet potatoes, so Garam Masala and turmeric will work perfectly.

Vegetable Sides for Pot Roast

If veggies are what you want to see next to your meat dinner, then these vegetable side dishes will be perfect for your juicy pot roast. When you’re looking for delicious sides vegetables are a good choice.

11. Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Source: brooklynactivemama.com

Sometimes all I want to serve with my meaty dinner star is broccoli. They are nutritious, low in calories and carbs, and if prepared the right way – super delicious.

Tossed with garlic, roasted, and topped with parmesan cheese, these cheesy, fragrant, and flavorful broccoli florets make one heck of a meat side dish.

And they’re pretty versatile, too. Feel free to season to your liking. Add some chili flakes for a hot kick, or some basil for a fresher taste.

This is a perfect low carb side yo can serve for special occasions or just any night of the week. It’s that diverse!

12. Green Beans and Potatoes

Green Beans and Potatoes

Source: organicallyaddison.com

It all starts with bacon. Fragrant, meaty,  and crispy bacon. Then sauteed green beans in bacon grease, with some potatoes, broth, and silky butter on top. Super irresistible!

Know that the bacon in this recipe is what rounds out the dish and makes all the difference.

I highly suggest you add bacon, but if you don’t have any, little prosciutto or some sausage may do a similar taste-boosting trick.

Slightly crispy and super tender and soft, this is definitely one of the best put-together side dishes I’ve ever tried.

13. Maple Dijon Glazed Carrots

Maple Dijon Glazed Carrots

Source: bitzngiggles.com

Ah, glazed carrots! I can never grow tired of this sweet and tender side dish! Plus, these carrot sticks are also made with a touch of Dijon just enough to make everything pop.

With a generous amount of butter, a silky coating and slight creaminess is added, so that the smooth mouthfeel will complement the juicy red meat perfectly.

Perfect for a large get-together or a holiday table, glazed carrots will always be a huge win on your dinner table.

Feel free to also serve this side dish with meatloaf.

14. Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Source: thepyperskitchen.com

Many would say that Brussels Sprouts are an acquired taste. Well, I don’t necessarily agree with this idea.

Yes, they are not sweet or especially yummy on their own, but with the right mix of ingredients, their nutty and slightly bitter flavor will actually taste incredible. And this recipe offers just that!

Honey for sweetness, lemon juice for zesty freshness, cashews for crunchiness, and butter for silky smoothness. How can you not fall in love with this cruciferous side dish?

Plus, the sriracha gives them a spicy kick that will just keep you coming back for more!

15. Collard Greens Stir Fry

Collard Greens Stir Fry

Source: simplelivingrecipes.com

A huge bowl of nutrient-packed greens is always welcome on your dinner table. Especially if there is meat served. And this stir-fry with collard greens and bacon will more than compliment your entrée.

Thinly sliced collard greens, sauteed in bacon grease, topped with the crispy bacon pieces, and drizzled with lemon, are as refreshing and tasty as it sounds.

Besides, with only 10 minutes from start to finish, this is definitely the quickest healthy side dish you can whip up when you have last-minute guests or have totally forgotten about your side dish.

16. Simple Skillet Green Beans

Simple Skillet Green Beans

Source: healthyseasonalrecipes.com

If all you need as a side dish is some low-carb greens to serve alongside your beef roast, then this recipe will be a total hit.

As simple as it gets, these skillet-sauteed green beans with garlic and red pepper flakes are quick to make but can seriously pack a nutritious and tasty punch.

To take things a step further, sprinkle some parmesan cheese to add some more texture and flavor to your veggies.

This is also a lovely side dish for BBQ chicken.

17. Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon

Source: beautyandthefoodie.com

If you’re tired of your good, old mashed potatoes but you are a fan of all things creamy, fluffy, and smooth, then I suggest you give this broccoli mash a try.

Why? Because it’s cheesy, it is light, it is creamy, it is low in carbs, gluten-free, and most importantly, is one of the best ways to serve broccoli. Especially if you’re not a fan of this green veggie.

With some bacon, garlic, butter, heavy cream, and loads of cheese, this has to be the best broccoli side ever.

18. Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Zucchini

Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Zucchini

Source: throughthefibrofog.com

Fluffy spaghetti squash with roasted zucchini slices in a garlicky and thyme-flavored mix that is perfect with any type of meat. Yes, your beloved pot roast, too!

Fragrant and so easy and quick to put together, this veggie side dish is not only nutritious but super delicious, too.

Make sure to drain the fluffy spaghetti squash in a colander to make sure that your side dish doesn’t turn too wet when serving.

Salad Sides

If you can never serve your dinner without a nutritious and yummy salad on the side, then these recipes will be the perfect pairing for your pot roast.

19. Sprouted Buckwheat Salad with Pesto Salad

Sprouted Buckwheat Salad with Pesto Salad

Source: lbhealthandlifestyle.com

Colorful, vibrant, and super crunchy, this sprouted buckwheat salad is the perfect way to eat more veggies without even realizing it. Because yes, it tastes amazing!

The salad also features carrots, beetroots, celery, arugula, and spring onions, but the thing I like most definitely is fennel. It gives a nice bite and fragrance that it’s simply irresistible.

The veggies are smothered in an avocado and zucchini pesto, which gives an even more powerful nutrient kick, but also delightful creaminess.

20. Burrata Caprese Salad

Burrata Caprese Salad

Source: chocolateandlace-usa.com

If you love your classic Caprese salad but are somewhat tired of it, then this burrata version will certainly spice up your summer dinners.

Made with heirloom and cherry tomatoes, Burrata cheese, mint, basil, and peaches, this has to be one of the most exotic and yet super simple salads to serve.

The sweetness, freshness, creaminess, and slight acidity of this salad will more than satisfy your guests. They will demand this on the table, every time you’re hosting.

This is a perfect salad to serve with chicken.

21. Green Salad with Strawberry and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Strawberry and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Source: vegetarianrepublic.com

Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are one of those unusual combos that make perfect sense. But have you tried this in a cheesy and nutty veggie salad?

With spinach, cranberries, nuts, flax seeds, pepitas, and a maple and Dijon balsamic dressing, the strawberries in this mix really transform the flavor.

For best results, toast the pepitas and mixed nuts before adding them to the salad.

22. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Source: thedevilwearssalad.com

Red meat always tastes great if served with cauliflower and broccoli. But this spicy and Asian-inspired cruciferous salad is not your regular side.

With apple cucumber, Chinese cabbage, spring onions, and a spicy Gochujang and Doenjang dressing, there is nothing but incredible and unexpectedly delicious flavors in this salad.

Spicy, savory, and slightly sweet, this is probably the most exciting you’ll ever be about your cauliflower and broccoli.

23. Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad

Source: smallfarmbiglife.com

I love layered salads! They are fun to make, incredible to look at, delicious to eat, and most importantly, loaded with tons of different colors and textures. Perfect for festive dinners!

Green, white and yellow, red, meaty dark, orange, and creamy sauce on top. Lettuce, peas, eggs, tomatoes, bacon, and carrots never tasted so good.

And with a sour cream and mayo topping to wrap things up, you can surely never go wrong.

For a quick weeknight salad, just forget about the layers and mix everything up in a huge bowl. Yummy!

24. Little Gem Caesar Salad

Little Gem Caesar Salad

Source: savorthebest.com

This is probably one of the simplest, yet super delicious salads you’ll ever make.

Technically, this is just lettuce with Cesar dressing and croutons on top, but boy does it taste amazing.

Do not forget the Parmesan cheese on top, because it really gives a nice cheesy pop to round out the taste.

So quick and irresistible, this salad truly lives up to its name!

25. Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

Source: chocolateandlace-usa.com

If you loved the peach and burrata Caprese salad from earlier, then I’ve got another delicious variation you absolutely have to try.

With baby arugula, grilled peaches, cherries, Burrata, and buffalo mozzarella cheese, this balsamic-drizzled vibrant salad is perfect with some crusty and grilled bread slices.

Sweet, cheesy, tangy, and powerfully nutritious, this has to be one of the most ingenious and favorite side dishes to pair with your pot roast.

Other Good Sides for Pot Roast

Looking for more good side dishes? If you still haven’t found what you were looking for in your pot roast side, then your perfect match is most certainly hiding among these next few easy recipes. Looking for a good reason to make some of these best sides for a Sunday dinner?

26. Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms

Source: thelazyslowcooker.com

Mushrooms with garlic and parmesan cheese. Do I really need to say more? Well, I don’t think so, but I’m going to, anyway. Because this side is actually worth it!

Made in the slow cooker for a lazy side dish that practically cooks itself, these mushrooms are perfect for your busy weeknight dinners.

The ranch season in this dressing is the cherry on top, rounding out the flavor and adding a spicy touch that everyone will love.

27. Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Source: senseandedibility.com

Biscuits and pot roast? Yes, please! And if there’s gravy with that red meat, then you’ve really hit the jackpot with this delicious side dish.

Soaking up all of the juicy drippings and/or delicious gravy, these soft, buttery, and super fluffy biscuits will be the perfect pot roast side.

Besides, the leftovers can be enjoyed with jam the morning after, which is yet another plus.

28. Mushroom and Spinach Rice

Mushroom and Spinach Rice

Source: apaigeofpositivity.com

Rice with mushrooms and spinach may not sound like something you haven’t tried before, but trust me, with this fragrant recipe, you will take your rice side to a whole new level.

There’s nutritious spinach, earthy mushrooms, fresh sage, and cheesy Gouda to add a nice and creamy kick to the dish.

If that doesn’t go well with your pot roast, well, I don’t know what does, really. So filling and tasty, that you will want to make this as a stand-alone meal, too.

29. Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter

Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter

Source: drivemehungry.com

I hear garlic butter, and I’m all ears. So silky and fragrant, there’s really no better way to prepare your button mushrooms.

Besides, this recipe also includes some tangy sauce such as Soy or Worcestershire sauce to give that much-needed something to further boost the flavor.

If you want a delicious low-carb side dish to your protein, then this is definitely it! Feel free to also serve this side dish with ribs.

30. Parsnip Puree with Red Chili Flakes

Parsnip Puree with Red Chili Flakes

Source: gallaxygastronomy.com

Have a bunch of parsnips but cannot figure out how to serve them with your dinner? Then I’ve got the perfect solution for you – a spicy parsnip mash.

Creamy, silky, smooth, and super velvety on your tongue, this parsnip side dish will be the perfect addition to any meat dinner.

The recipe uses coconut oil, but feel free to swap for full-fat butter for some deeper flavor.

31. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Source: glendaembree.com

Made in the slow cooker, this creamed corn requires less than 5 minutes from your time to prepare it!

You simply dump everything together in the crockpot, add your seasonings, and let the appliance do its thing for four hours.

This dish is buttery, cheesy, naturally sweet, and super creamy. Nothing but salt and pepper is added to boost the flavor, but feel free to mix in your seasoning of choice.

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