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!
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!
BEST POTATO & STARCHY SIDES
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!
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!
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!
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!
Sweet Potato Fries
Need a change up regular potatoes? Try these crispy sweet potato fries! The kids will love them!
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!
Buttered Egg Noodles
Pot roast and all the delicious juices/gravy are perfect over egg noodles!
Brown Rice with Garlic and Thyme
This tangy brown rice dish can be served warm, or chilled as a salad or side.
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.
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!
BEST SALAD SIDES
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.
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!
Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad
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!
Simple Arugula Salad
This crisp, refreshing salad is the perfect complement for a hearty meal like pot roast!
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!
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!
I love the crunch of cool slaw alongside a roast!
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,
BEST VEGETABLE SIDES
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.
Green Beans with Tomatoes
My go-to green bean dish! So delish and can be made in the crockpot, too!
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!!
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!
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!
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 !
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!
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!
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.
Perfect, caramelized roasted eggplant is delicious and comforting side for pot roast!
BEST BREAD SIDES
Fresh, homemade bread or rolls are such a great way to mop up all of the delicious juices from your roast!
Gordon Ramsey’s recipe won’t disappoint!
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.
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!
SIDES FOR A HOLIDAY DINNER
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!
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.
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 .
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.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
They’re soft, buttery, extra saucy, caramelized, and sweet. Perfect complement to savory pot roast!
Spiced Cranberry Applesauce
It is a delightful change to unsweetened applesauce. It’s a nice light side to finish off your pot roast meal!
Butternut Squash Casserole
With its rich, nutty flavor this is a great holiday side dish for a roast!
Flavored with orange juice and orange zest, this cranberry sauce is a must on your holiday table.
SIDES FOR MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST
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!!!
Corn Spoon Bread
Enjoy this easy take on a southern specialty that utilizes the convenience of a slow cooker.
Southern Fried Okra
Golden brown with a little fresh green showing through, this fried okra recipe is crunchy and addicting!
Creamy, classic Southern dish that pairs well with heavier meats like pot roast.
AMAZING DESSERTS TO SERVE
A classic dish like pot roast, needs a few classic desserts to finish off the meal properly. Here are a few of my faves!
Step back in time with this old-fashioned Peach Cobbler. Made with fresh peaches and a sweet biscuit topping.
Air Fryer Baked Apples
These delicious Air Fryer Baked Apples are tossed with lots of cinnamon and caramelized to perfection.
This old-fashioned, classic Southern treat will leave your taste buds begging for seconds!
OTHER AMAZING SIDES FOR POT ROAST
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!
French Onion Soup
What a great comforting starter for your pot roast meal!!!
Hopefully this post has given you some good options on what to serve with pot roast! Ready to make the perfect pot roast?! Whip up my Old Fashioned Pot Roast! Let me know what you think! Also, please SUBSCRIBE HERE and follow me on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and PINTEREST!
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