50 Perfect Sides for Pot Roast

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Need some amazing sides for pot roast??! No need to look further! I’ve rounded up the 50 best side dishes to serve with pot roast…from salads to bread to what to serve with a roast at your holiday table! 50 great sides dishes, all in one place!

Collage of four of the best sides for pot roast.

Pot roast is the ultimate comfort food. It’s the perfect, hearty meal for chilly days! And the best part?! It’s made with such simple ingredients and it’s a cinch to make…your oven does most of the work!

Here is my recipe for the perfect, old-fashioned pot roast that is melt-in-your-mouth DELISH!!! You can also try this flavorful twist on traditional pot roast with this Mississippi Pot Roast!

Now you have the perfect recipe, so wondering what to serve with pot roast? I got ya covered with FIFTY of the best sides for pot roast …from veggies, to breads to starches…and even a few desserts thrown in! Let’s get started!


Potatoes and pot roast go hand in hand. If your pot roast recipe doesn’t have the potatoes cooked with your roast, make one of these delicious potato sides to serve with your roast! I’ve also included some other classic starchy sides that pair well with a roast!

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

A classic dish that never disappoints. These have a secret ingredient that really kicks them up a notch!

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with chives.

Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Potatoes are the perfect side dish for a pot roast if your recipe doesn’t call for potatoes. This is my go-to recipe–it’s perfect and SO EASY!

A dish of classic scalloped potatoes in an oval dish. The perfect side for pot roast.
Photo Credit: Pioneer Woman/Food Network

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

These air fryer roast potatoes are nothing short of heaven! Full of flavor, perfectly crisp on the outside and soft in the inside, you will be absolutely addicted!

Air Fryer roast potatoes on a plate with a dipping sauce.

Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes that are roasted to golden brown perfection, then topped with cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions. An easy yet impressive side dish that pairs perfectly with chicken and beef!

Hasselback potatoes on a baking sheet with bacon and sour cream.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Sweet Potato Fries

Need a change up regular potatoes? Try these crispy sweet potato fries! The kids will love them!

Sweet potato fries on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Photo Credit: Cookie + Kate

Macaroni and Cheese

A good mac and cheese is never a bad idea for a side dish! I love the crispy topping on this one!

Mac and cheese in a baking dish with two forks.
Photo Credit: Mom on Timeout

Buttered Egg Noodles

Pot roast and all the delicious juices/gravy are perfect over egg noodles!

A bowl of egg noodles sprinkled with parsley being scooped up with tongs.
Photo Credit: The Suburban Soapbox

Brown Rice with Garlic and Thyme

This tangy brown rice dish can be served warm, or chilled as a salad or side. 

Brown rice with garlic and thyme in a white bowl.
Photo Credit: Food and Wine

Creamy Polenta

A creamy polenta recipe with Parmesan cheese. It’s simple, soft and so delicious! Cheesy polenta is a perfect base or side dish for savory roasted vegetables or slow-cooked meats.

Polenta in white bowl sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Photo Credit: Family Style Food

Creamy Garlic and Spinach Orzo

This creamy garlic spinach orzo is a comforting and easy to make side dish that comes together fast and will have everyone asking for seconds!

A bowl of creamy orzo and spinach.
Photo Credit: Salt & Lavender


Salad sides are the best

Feel Good Fall Salad

This Feel-Good Fall Salad recipe is made with the most delicious collection of vibrant, seasonal, simple ingredients. It’s great as a main dish or side salad, and is so cozy and delicious.

A simple arugula salad with avocado and fall veggies.
Photo Credit: Gimme Some Oven

Pear Salad with Pecans

This pear salad recipe is full of contrasts, with gorgonzola, toasted pecans, and a tangy poppy seed dressing. It’s a showstopper!

An oval dish with mixed greens, pomegranate seeds and pears.
Photo Credit: A Couple Cooks

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

A dish with a kale and brussels sprout  salad with a wooden spoon.
Photo Credit: Epicurious

French-Style Potato Salad

This light potato salad is dressed in an herb-infused vinaigrette!

Perfect Side Salad for a Crowd

Simple, fresh and delish! The easy homemade dressing adds so much fresh flavor and makes it truly special, yet hassle free!

A tossed green salad in a large white bowl with two wooden serving spoons.

Simple Arugula Salad

This crisp, refreshing salad is the perfect complement for a hearty meal like pot roast!

A simple arugula salad in a white bowl sprinkled with Parmesan.

Simple Sweet Corn Salad

This Simple Sweet Corn Salad is bursting with flavors from cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh herbs and lime. It’s a nice, refreshing complement to pot roast!

Corn salad with tomatoes in a bowl with feta cheese.

Caprese Pesto Orzo Salad

This Caprese Pesto Orzo Salad is where delicious, fresh caprese salad meets pasta salad! Simple and fresh, and done in about 20 minutes!

Pesto orzo salad in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.

Crunchy Slaw

I love the crunch of cool slaw alongside a roast!

A crunchy slaw with purple cabbage in a glass bowl.
Photo Credit: Plays Well with Butter

Broccoli Salad

A simple, classic Broccoli Salad recipe that serves as a great fast side dish for any party or potluck.  Made with bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, cheddar cheese and a homemade dressing, 

Close up photo of broccoli salad with cheese, cranberries and nuts tossed in dressing.
Photo Credit: Sugar Spun Run


Veggies are the perfect complement to a pot roast! Here are some amazing vegetable sides for pot roast.

Carrots with Bacon and Maple Syrup

Get ready for compliments and recipe requests when you serve these pan-roasted carrots with bacon and a sticky maple syrup glaze. The carrots are tender and sweet, and you’ll love the way the savory bacon flavor pairs with the taste of real maple syrup.

A white bowl with carrots and bacon.
Photo Credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Green Beans with Tomatoes

My go-to green bean dish! So delish and can be made in the crockpot, too!

Pioneer Woman green beans with bacon and tomatoes in a blue dish.
Photo Credit: The Pioneer Woman/Food Network

Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter

These sautéed mushrooms are a good choice to go along with pot roast! Mushrooms and pot roast go hand in hand and these are absolutely addicting!!

A plate of mushrooms cooked in garlic butter.
Photo Credit: Drive Me Hungry

Roasted Root Veggies

These air fryer roasted root vegetables will be a fall/winter staple at your house! Delicious root vegetables are tossed in olive oil and a few fall spices, then popped into the air fryer for 20 minutes!

A bowl of air fryer root vegetables.

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Cheesy Baked Asparagus is the perfect no-fuss side dish. 4 ingredients and 15 minute to make, it’s the perfect side dish for pot roast!

A baking sheet of asparagus cover with broiled cheese.
Photo Credit: Don’t Go Bacon my Heart

Roasted Broccoli

This air fryer broccoli is a quick and easy side dish with just a few ingredients that pack a serious flavor punch! This easy side dish comes together in less than 15 minutes !

A bowl of air fryer roasted broccoli with parmesan and lemon.

Baked Garlic and Parmesan Cauliflower

These crispy cauliflower bites are one of my favorite side dishes! They are breaded with a garlic Parmesan breading, baked in the oven instead of fried. So tasty!

A baking sheet with parmesan and garlic cauliflower.
Photo Credit: Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet

Corn on the Cob

Sweet, juicy, and golden, it’s the BEST easy side dish. Top it with butter, salt, and pepper, and dig in!

A large pot with 4 ears of cooked corn on the cob.
Photo Credit: Love and Lemons

Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach can go right or wrong, and this creamed spinach recipe is just right. It’s a great option to serve with your roast.

A bowl of creamed spinach with a spoon.
Photo Credit: Cookies + Kate

Roasted Eggplant

Perfect, caramelized roasted eggplant is delicious and comforting side for pot roast!

A plate full of roasted eggplant.
Photo Credit: The Minimalist Baker


Fresh, homemade bread or rolls are such a great way to mop up all of the delicious juices from your roast!

Yorkshire Pudding/Popovers

Gordon Ramsey’s recipe won’t disappoint!

Yorkshire pudding in a popover baking pan.
Photo Credit: Gordon Ramsey

Soft, Homemade Dinner Rolls

You only need 7 ingredients to make these dinner rolls. Flaky, soft, and buttery, these fresh dinner rolls outshine any main dish.

A baking sheet with buttery soft dinner rolls.
Photo CreditL Sally’s Baking Addiction

Garlic Butter Breadsticks

Super soft, buttery garlic breadsticks made from scratch. This recipe is so simple and perfect for serving alongside your favorite soups, salads, roasts and any other meal!

A baking sheet filled with garlic butter breadsticks.
Photo Credit: The Comfort of Cooking


These classic sides will go perfectly on an holiday table with your pot roast or roast beef!

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Nothing says the holidays like this classic dish! In this recipe, green beans are smothered in delicious homemade sour cream sauce and topped with cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs!

A large red baking ban with homemade green bean casserole topped with cheese and breadcrumbs.
Photo Credit: She’s Not Cookin’

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

This recipe for pan fried Brussel sprouts with bacon and Balsamic is easy to make and so delicious. With just 5 ingredients, it’s a super simple side dish you’ll love.

A large cast iron pan with brussels sprouts and bacon.
Photo Credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Sweet and sour flavors describe this Braised Red Cabbage with Apples. It’s an easy side dish recipe that goes well a roast! It also looks great on your holiday table!

Roasted Broccolini Salad

Roasted Broccolini Salad with Crispy White Beans takes simple roasted broccolini and elevates it to holiday side dish status with crispy white beans and zesty yogurt tahini dressing .

A roasted broccoli salad on a white plate drizzled with tahini dressing.
Photo Credit: Midwestern Home Life

Balsamic Glazed Carrots

This is an easy and beautiful holiday side dish that starts with carrots with tops you’ll use two ways. The roasted carrots sizzle away in a cinnamon maple balsamic glaze (with a tiny kick of heat!) and the tops get whizzed up in a bright and tangy chimichurri.

A plate of whole-cooked balsamic glazed carrots topped with feta cheese.
Photo Credit: Midwestern Homelife

Candied Sweet Potatoes

They’re soft, buttery, extra saucy, caramelized, and sweet. Perfect complement to savory pot roast!

A pan of candied sweet potatoes garnished with rosemary.
Photo Credit: Sally’s Baking Addictions

Spiced Cranberry Applesauce

It is a delightful change to unsweetened applesauce.  It’s a nice light side to finish off your pot roast meal!

A bowl and a spoon with cool and refreshing cranberry applesauce.
Photo Credit: Savor the Flavor

Butternut Squash Casserole

With its rich, nutty flavor this is a great holiday side dish for a roast!

A casserole dish with a butternut squash casserole topped with breadcrumbs.
Photo Credit: Well Plated

Cranberry Sauce

Flavored with orange juice and orange zest, this cranberry sauce is a must on your holiday table.

A small bowl of cranberry sauce garnished with orange zest.
Photo Credit: Once Upon a Chef


A “Southern” dish calls for some Southern sides! Here are four that pair perfectly with Mississippi Pot Roast!

Southern Collard Greens

These authentic Southern Collard Greens are braised in a savory meat flavored and perfectly spiced pot liquor resulting in an amazing tender silky texture!!! 

Two bowls of southern style collard greens.
Photo Credit: Grandbaby Cakes

Corn Spoon Bread

Enjoy this easy take on a southern specialty that utilizes the convenience of a slow cooker. 

A bowl full of slow cooker southern spoon bread.
Photo Credit: Taste of Home

Southern Fried Okra

Golden brown with a little fresh green showing through, this fried okra recipe is crunchy and addicting!

A bowl lined with parchment paper with deep fried okra.
Photo Credit: Taste of Home

Creamy Succotash

Creamy, classic Southern dish that pairs well with heavier meats like pot roast.

A large serving dish with creamy succotash.
Photo Credit: Taste of the South


A classic dish like pot roast, needs a few classic desserts to finish off the meal properly. Here are a few of my faves!

Peach Cobbler

Step back in time with this old-fashioned Peach Cobbler. Made with fresh peaches and a sweet biscuit topping.

Peach cobbler on a white plate with a scoop on vanilla ice cream.
Photo Credit: She’s Not Cookin’

Air Fryer Baked Apples

These delicious Air Fryer Baked Apples are tossed with lots of cinnamon and caramelized to perfection. 

A white baking dish with baked apples topped with whipped cream.

Custard Pie

This old-fashioned, classic Southern treat will leave your taste buds begging for seconds!

Two plates of custard pie.
Photo Credit: Spaceships and Laserbeams


Here are a couple more sides that pair well with pot roast!

Velveeta Potato with Bacon

Soup is a great side dish or starter to go with pot roast. This Velveeta Soup is creamy, comforting and not too heavy!

A white bowl of Velveeta potato soup topped with bacon.

French Onion Soup

What a great comforting starter for your pot roast meal!!!

A small soup bowl with french onion soup, topped with cheese.
Photo Credit: The Recipe Critic
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