What to Serve with Pot Roast – 15 Delicious Sides

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Wondering what to serve with pot roast? These 15 side dishes are perfect for pairing with a warm, comforting roast!

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If you’re planning a cozy, comfort-food dinner, a pot roast can be a great main dish.  The right sides for pot roast can make the meal. We love pot roast in my house and all the amazing sides that go along with it.

The best part about pot roast is how easy it is and how versatile it is. You can serve it for a regular weeknight dinner or even for special occasions. 

There are a lot of different options for delicious and easy sides to serve with pot roast recipes. So, let’s dive into my list of the best side dishes that will take your pot roast from good to unforgettable.

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1. Mashed Potatoes

Let’s start with a classic that’s a perfect side dish for pot roast. Creamy mashed potatoes are like a warm, comforting hug on your plate. Whip them up with butter, sour cream, heavy cream, a pinch of garlic, or even cheddar cheese for extra flavor.

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2. Roasted Vegetables

Roasting your favorite veggies with olive oil, salt, and herbs not only brings out their natural sweetness but also adds a lovely, earthy contrast to the richness of the pot roast. This is a healthy and easy side dish! You can make a mix of your favorite vegetables like Brussels sprouts, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and more! 

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3. Green Beans

Fresh green beans sautéed with butter are a tasty side that complements the hearty pot roast. This delicious side dish is so simple but always a big hit!

4. Mushroom Risotto

Creamy mushroom risotto is a rich, umami-packed side dish that complements the savory notes of your pot roast. This is a great side for a pot roast for a holiday dinner or other special occasion.

5. Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is a luxurious side dish with the richness of cream and the earthiness of spinach. It’s a perfect partner for a flavorful pot roast to make the perfect meal for the whole family for a special occasion.

With crispy skin and a velvety inside, these Classic Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish to serve with steak, chicken, burgers or even on top of a salad!

6. Roasted Potatoes

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, roast potatoes are the ideal sidekick to your pot roast. Toss them in olive oil, sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices, and let them until golden brown. Any potato recipe makes a great pairing for a pot roast.

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7. Herb-Infused Rice

Jazz up your rice with fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or thyme. It’s a simple yet flavorful side that complements the pot roast beautifully. 

8. Cauliflower Mash

For a low-carb twist on mashed potatoes, try cauliflower mash. When seasoned right, it’s incredibly satisfying and a healthier alternative if you want to get the meal a little lighter but still have a complete meal.

9. Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus spears drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese make for a fresh, vibrant side dish. If you’re looking for easy and delicious sides that keep the meal healthy, this is a great side for roast beef recipes.

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10. Caesar Salad

Crisp, tangy Caesar salad is a great choice for a crunchy and refreshing side that adds a bit of zing to your meal. This is a great easy side dish that can be whipped up quickly for a busy weeknight meal. 

11. Twice-Baked Potatoes

Take your potato side dishes game up a notch with these creamy, cheesy, and indulgent twice-baked potatoes. They’re a little piece of heaven.

12. Glazed Carrots

If you’re talking about healthy and tasty sides, you can’t leave these off the list! Sweet and tender, maple syrup glazed baby carrots are a side dish that adds a hint of sweetness to your savory pot roast.

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13. Mac and Cheese

Creamy mac and cheese made in the slow cooker is the perfect side to a pot roast main course if you’re looking for classic comfort food! This combo makes a seriously hearty meal!

14. Fried Okra

Crispy fried okra made in the air fryer adds tons of flavor to your pot roast dinner. This is one of my favorite side dishes when we want Southern food and the air fryer makes it a lot healthier!

15. Cornbread

A slice of warm, crumbly cornbread with a dollop of butter is a true Southern classic that pairs wonderfully with pot roast. I love this side for a cozy Sunday roast meal!

Remember, the key to a memorable pot roast dinner is all about balance. A mix of textures, flavors, and colors can turn your meal into a big hit with everyone. So, get creative, and let your side dishes shine alongside that mouthwatering pot roast.




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