Pot roast – the mouthwatering meal we all know and love deserves a truly amazing side dish as a companion. Here are a variety of side dishes that are ideal to serve with pot roast.
Opting for a new side dish for your pot roast is a great way to ensure your family isn’t bored with your meals. And we have plenty to choose from!
If you’re looking for recipes to serve with pot roast, here are some interesting and simple options you can try. Let’s dig in!
💖 Why You’ll Love These
Variety | Variety is the spice of life and these recipes give your family options that ensures that you are eating meals that are fresh and new without getting bored.
Easy | These are easy to make sides that you will be able to whip up in under 20-30 minutes while your pot roast finishes up.
Thrifty Options | Not all sides need to be expensive to be enjoyable. Butter Noodles and No Knead Bread are both economical options that allow you to save a few bucks while making sides nice enough for entertaining.
Use Your Appliances | Don’t forget to use all of the appliances in your home for side dishes. Instant Pot, Air Fryer and Crockpots all come in handy when you are looking for quick, hands-off dishes.
🍽️ Side Dishes
Wild Rice Pilaf
A blend of wild rice offers a fascinating assortment of textures. As for the veggies, you can always switch things up using the same cooking method.
This is a recipe that reheats well, so making it ahead is definitely recommended. I usually throw a pot roast in the slow cooker when I know I will be busy and won’t have time to prepare dinner, so making this ahead of time is the perfect complement.
Cheesy Garlic Butter Noodles
Can anyone say no to a plate of steaming, cheesy garlic butter noodles? No, sir!
Other than the time required to boil the pasta, you only need about 10 minutes to bring everything together. This is just perfect when you don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen.
Load on some extra garlic and your family will be begging for seconds.
Espagueti Verde (Spaghetti In Poblano Sauce)
The sauce used for this Mexican pasta recipe is scrumptious! Roasted poblano peppers, cheese, milk, and a few other ingredients make this dish truly amazing.
It’s great as a side for pot roast, but if you add some protein, it can also be a one-pot meal.
I love trying new (to me) recipes and absolutely loved the roasted poblano pepper flavor. It really added a fantastic flavor profile.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
You can never go wrong with baked potatoes. While the oven is certainly an option, you should definitely try baking potatoes in the Air Fryer if you have one.
Not only are they ready in a fraction of the time, they will be soft on the inside and extra crispy on the outside.
Crockpot Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Are you a bit bored with the plain old mashed potatoes? Try this three cheese option you can make in the crock pot.
Browned butter, and a combination of cheddar, Parmesan, and Gruyere, take mashed potatoes to a whole new level. Must try!
Best of all, mashed potatoes soak up any of the juices from the serving of pot roast, and you won’t waste a single bit of ti!
Sheet Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Stalk
Roasting a whole Brussels sprouts stalk will make for an impressive-looking side dish. Your guests will love it!
As for condiments, you can opt for a bit of oil, salt, and pepper or add other ingredients such as Parmesan, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.
This is definitely a dish best served in the autumn, but works wonderfully with the hearty pot roast. We found this stalk at Trader Joe’s, but I have seen it at Whole Foods too.
Eggplants are super easy to sauté and make a versatile side dish. Simply cut your eggplant in slices, season, and sauté them in batches.
You can also combine eggplant with other veggies, add garlic for extra flavor and even soft cheese such as feta.
Roasted Beets & Carrots
Roasted potatoes are scrumptious although carb-rich, so they need to be eaten in moderation. Roasted beets and carrots, on the other hand, are delicious combination that you really can’t get enough of, and they’re ready in 25 minutes!
I kept things simple and used just rosemary, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar to add flavor. As basic as it may be, it does the trick.
Easy Homemade Breadsticks
There’s nothing like dipping warm, homemade breadsticks in your pot roast gravy. This is one of the easiest recipes!
Even if you never made dough before, as long as you follow the instructions, they will turn out perfect. Everyone will love these, guaranteed.
Dutch Oven No-Knead Bread Recipe
As long as you can prep this dough one day ahead, you will get yourself an amazing loaf of homemade bread.
Allowing the dough to rest in the fridge takes out the kneading element. If that was the part that seemed intimidating, you’re out of excuses.
I love to tear off a piece and serve with pot roast as it really balances out the juicy meat and veggies.
Air Fryer Garlic Butter Naan Bread
Naan bread is delightful and making it in the Air Fryer is so easy! Brushing it with garlic butter is optional, although I highly recommend it. You’ll get tons of flavor!
Even better, you can make a larger batch and keep the extra ones in the fridge for up to 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.
I love to serve this with Pot Roast. I soak up the juices with the bread and the flavors are just amazing!
Summer Quinoa Salad
A salad next to a meat-based dish like pot roast will add a much needed dose of raw veggies. The acidity of the lemon dressing also helps with digestion.
This quinoa salad is full of summer flavors! You can prep ahead the ingredients, dressing included and toss them together before serving.
Green Bean Salad
Green beans will give your salad a nice crunch and, thanks to fresh herbs and aromatics, it will also have a heavenly taste.
Blanching the green beans is essential. Don’t overdo it though! This will make the beans soggy and they’ll lose their bright green color.
Red Cabbage & Avocado Salad
Red cabbage pairs wonderfully with avocado. You’ll get the crunchy texture from the cabbage and avocado’s sinful creaminess.
The dressing is super simple: olive oil, lime juice, and garlic. It’s what makes this salad really shine!
You’ve got a nice meal with a pot roast ready and now you have an excellent selection of side dishes that pair perfectly with it. Let me know in the comments which one you chose!
When craving more comfort food side dish ideas, What Goes with Sloppy Joes and What Goes with Meatball Subs both offer those comfort food sides.
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