For anyone trying to figure out what to serve with tender pot roast for dinner, this list of sides is exactly what you are looking for. A beef roast is a comforting warm entree and often has gravy or sauce with it. This rich hearty dinner deserves a great side dish that goes well with it. Therefore, you will want to pick the best side dish recipe that goes with your favorite slow-cooked pot roast recipe. The fall and winter classic main course is popular for a reason, it is so amazing & soulful.
These sides are great with any pot roast recipe, whether with you bake it, cook it in the CrockPot, Instant Pot, or do it slowly in a dutch oven. I love making it in the crockpot so they can take all day to cook and there is not much work. At the end of the day, the slow cooker is ready and all I need is to make an easy side for dinner to be ready. I have also shared the best desserts to make and serve with pot roast for a memorable meal everyone will rave about.
I often want a bit more for dinner along with this such as a salad, vegetables, or more. Whether you want something healthy, light, homebaked, or unique, I have you covered with so many choices on what to eat with pot roast. All of these sides pair well with the rich gravy, fork-tender beef, and often a few vegetables that make it so amazing. Which recipe will you try first?
What to Serve with Pot Roast
This is a tasty list of what to offer with pot roast. Based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone. To help you decide what to serve with it, I have broken down the list into some subcategories that I shared below.
There are wonderful salads, soups, fresh-baked loaves of bread, vegetables, and more. There are also gluten-free, keto, low-carb, and healthy side dish recipes. This list of what goes well with beef roast includes:
- Soup & Salad Side Dishes
- Baked Goods Side Dishes
- Vegetable Side Dishes
- Potato Side Dishes
- Desserts too!
Bonus - a few amazing desserts too to enjoy at the end of your meal.
Soup & Salad Side Dishes
All of these soups and salads make a great first course or side dish. Whether you are having a simple weeknight dinner or a big family holiday meal with pot roast, these all go well together. Complete your meal with any of these great recipes.
Baked Goods Side Dishes
For something freshly baked (or pressed in a waffle iron) these recipes are fun and tasty. The savory gravy in pot roast is just begging to be sopped up with some bread. These recipes are perfect to make along with pot roast. Why have plain white bread when you can have one of these tasty fresh-baked goodies.
Vegetable Side Dishes
For something healthy, gluten-free, and yummy, these vegetable side dishes really hit the spot. Pick one of your new favorites to make along with pot roast for the ultimate comfort food meal. Most are keto, low-carb, and Paleo side dish recipes.
Potato Side Dishes
Besides mashed potatoes, here are some great side dish recipe ideas to make with pot roast. These potato recipes all are easy to make and make a perfect accompaniment on the plate.
Bonus - Desserts too!
Now that you have enjoyed homemade pot roast with 2 or 3 of the best side dishes, you may feel pretty happy and satisfied. But I hope you saved room for something sweet and delish. These dessert recipes are great to complete your special meal. Whether you want something light, rich & decadent, or even gluten-free or keto/sugar-free.
All these dessert recipes are great with pot roast. Cheesecake, pie, cookies, and more so you just cannot go wrong. My recipe for CARAMELIZED HAND PIES, is a McDonald's fried pie copycat and personally is a favorite way to end a meal.
I hope you found several new recipes to try. They all go well with classic American pot roast dinner. Though we think of it as a traditional dish that originated in the United States, it has European roots. To find out more check out Exploring Pot Roast.
What to Serve with Pot Roast
- Whipped Sweet Potatoes
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Blue Cheese
- Homemade Soft Dinner Rolls
- Roasted Green Beans
- Peach & Strawberry Cobbler
- Toaster Oven Baked Potato
- Cream of Celery Soup
- Kale & Apple Salad
- Caramel Apple Pie
- Steamed Broccoli
- Air Fryer French Fries
- Make your favorite pot roast recipe.
- Pick 1 or more side dishes to serve with it.
- Decide on a dessert recipe & make it.