Are you wondering what to serve with pot roast? You want a side dish that will complement the texture and flavor of the pot roast but also add something new. These side options will do just that!
A pot roast is the ultimate comfort food. The tender, slow-cooked meat paired with hearty veggies is just what we all crave on a chilly day. Even though a pot roast could be considered a complete meal in itself, a side dish never hurts.
Here are some ideas on what to serve pot roast with:
What to Serve with Pot Roast
Bread will always be one of my top choices when considering what to serve with pot roast dinner. This farm-style bread recipe is one of the simplest and easiest bread recipes you’ll ever come across. It’s crusty on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and perfect for soaking up all those delicious pot roast juices!
My tried and tested no-knead method has no more than 5 minutes of hands-on time. The longest part is waiting for the dough to rise, but it’s definitely worth it. Prep the bread in the morning and then pop it in the oven for the last 40 minutes of the pot roast cooking time.
The rich and creamy texture of mashed potatoes is the perfect accompaniment to a hearty pot roast.
My special blend of cream cheese, fresh herbs, and butter will take your mashed potatoes from ordinary to extraordinary! Seriously, your family will thank you for this delicious upgrade.
When you ask what to serve with pot roast, have you ever considered ciabatta bread? Think about it: it’s crusty, soft, and chewy at the same time, and it would make the best pot roast sandwich. You could even toast a slice and smother it in butter and garlic.
Making your own ciabatta bread from scratch is actually easier than you think. I love this recipe because it doesn’t require any special equipment and only has 4 ingredients (flour, water, yeast, and salt).
Believe me when I say you’ll never want to buy a pre-made ciabatta again!
What to Serve with Mississippi Pot Roast
A Mississippi pot roast has a slightly different flavor than your classic pot roast. It usually includes a ranch seasoning mix, pepperoncini peppers, and butter. So, what would pair well with this flavorful dish?
Crispy and seasoned perfectly with rosemary, these potato wedges are a great contrast to the soft and tender pot roast. I like serving them hot, right out of the oven, with a sprinkle of salt on top.
Make sure you wash your cut potatoes before putting them in the oven. This removes excess starch and results in crispier wedges (which don’t stick to the baking sheet). Prep your potatoes before cooking the pot roast so you can easily add them to the oven 45 minutes before your pot roast is done.
These wedges are also a great alternative to the classic mashed potato side dish, as a Mississippi pot roast is already buttery on its own.
A Mississippi pot roast NEEDS a piece of crusty bread to use as a gravy sponge. Why not try making your own French bread at home? It’s easy to make, only requires a handful of ingredients, and you can customize it however you’d like. Plus, nothing beats the smell of fresh bread baking in your oven.
Consider the slightly spicy and tangy flavors when asking what to serve with Mississippi pot roast. Your pot roast veggies may help balance those flavors out, but a little sweetness can’t hurt.
Honey butter is super simple to make and takes any dinner roll or slice of bread to the next level! This 2 ingredient recipe can be pre-made and chilled in the fridge until you’re ready to serve your meal. I just love how the sweet and smooth butter pairs with the rich, savory flavors of any pot roast.
What to Serve With Pot Roast Besides Potatoes
I know potatoes are the go-to side dish for pot roast, but why not mix it up a bit? Here are a few more ideas for what to serve with pot roast besides potatoes.
I’m not being dramatic, but you seriously need to try making your own bread stuffing.
The bacon, veggies, and bread combine to create a flavorful and slightly chewy side dish. But when used as a side to a pot roast? It’s the perfect contrast of textures and flavors. The bread stuffing also soaks up all those delicious juices from the pot roast, making each bite even more flavorful.
Pot roast flavors are rich and savory, so pairing it with something tangy or cheesy is a great idea. This Italian garlic cheese bread is the best side dish to balance out the flavors in your pot roast! It might not be the obvious choice when deciding what to serve pot roast with, but trust me, it’s a winning combination.
I always use fresh herbs and garlic when making this bread, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Just don’t miss out the parmesan cheese – it adds a slightly sharp and salty flavor to the bread that goes perfectly with pot roast.