Tender and savory pot roast is a hit during dinners. It takes time to make as the tough beef is slow-cooked, but the pull-apart meat and flavorful gravy draw everyone back for more. But what makes such a meal truly satisfying are the side dishes.
When choosing sides for pot roast, carbs are a reliable go-to option, as you can have muffins, bread, pasta, and more. But if you’re hosting a big crowd, it’s time to take out those casserole dishes. Thus, here you’ll find recipes for carbs and casserole foods so that you can know what to serve with pot roast and choose according to your needs.
These homemade corn muffins are light, fluffy, and tender. They’re full of delicious and simple corn and buttery flavor, which pairs well with the richness of the pot roast. Ingredients, such as flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, butter, and oil, are easy to find. You can also decide how sweet these golden treats should be by adjusting the sugar.
Are you craving autumn flavors? Easy fix: serve your pot roast with fresh and tasty pumpkin bread. This sweet bread is fluffy and soft, perfect for absorbing the pot roast sauce and contributing a unique flavor. Even if you’re a beginner baker, you can easily make this treat as the recipe is straightforward and clear.
If you prefer savory bread over sweet ones, then here’s a better option: homemade garlic bread. It’s perfect with all kinds of rich dishes, including pot roast, and it’s easy to make. You don’t have to make the bread from scratch – you can use a baguette or anything you have on hand. After all, what’s essential is the garlic butter spread, as it brings all the flavors you need.
Soft and fluffy dinner rolls are an underrated member of the table. They’re always on the side, something you can eat before and during meals. They’re excellent at sopping up saucy dishes, like pot roast. Making them is easy, and this recipe stands out for the garlic herb flavors that perfectly complement the taste of your entree.
If you want your pot roast meal to taste more complex, go for sweet sides, like these honey butter rolls. Like classic rolls, they’re soft and light and sop up the meaty sauce well. But the sweet, buttery taste contributes unique flavors you hardly get from savory entrees, thus, introducing a new flavor dimension. Every bite of this bread melts on your tongue, just like the pot roast.
Flaky, golden buttermilk biscuits are a classic dinner element, but why not switch things up by combining them with brighter colors and flavors? These sweet potato biscuits are a pop of orange to the eyes and carry sweet, earthy, and buttery flavors to the mouth. Although unique, they’re easy to prepare, like any other biscuit. Indeed, you only need an hour to make and bake them!
Another way to elevate your simple biscuits is to combine them with herby flavors. This recipe helps you do so successfully, so you can detect the fresh herb taste in every flaky layer. Also, this recipe stands out because it doesn’t need buttermilk! Instead, you’ll need flour, salt, baking powder and soda, herbs, butter, and milk.
Pot roast is fantastic with pasta because the simple flavors emphasize the meat’s richness, and starchy components absorb the incredible sauce. While you can easily buy pasta at the store, there’s nothing like the quality of homemade ones. Thus, this recipe helps you make pasta, specifically pappardelle, whose wide ribbon shape allows it to capture much of the flavorful pot roast sauce.
9. Rice Pilaf
Pot roast on top of plain, steamed rice is impressive but a bit too conventional. If you want something new and prefer more flavor to your rice, then say no more and try out this rice pilaf recipe. The rice is toasted in butter and combined with flavorful seasonings and chicken broth. Fluffy and light, your meal becomes a one-of-a-kind wonder when you have this with pot roast.
Potato croquettes are incredibly versatile; they’re a street food, appetizer, and side dish all in one! These adorable potato balls – or ovals – have a crisp coating and are fluffy inside. Although this recipe isn’t stuffed, you can hide mozzarella cheese within the potato center. Potato croquettes are a crowd favorite at dinner parties, including those with delicious pot roasts.
Green beans make one of the classic side dish casseroles people bring to pot roast dinners. The beans are tender and savory, but you also get crisp textures from the fried onions. There’s also a simple creamy sauce made from cream of mushroom soup and milk, combined with other flavorings, like soy sauce.
Make this southern squash casserole if you like a smoother, creamier side dish with an intense, cheesy flavor. Like the green bean casserole, there’s also a crispy topping consisting of buttery crumbs. Meanwhile, the squash mixture beneath the crumbs is made of butter, yellow squash, onion, bell pepper, salt, pepper, eggs, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and mayo. Fun fact – you can replace the squash with zucchini!
13. Corn Casserole
For those who found the corn muffins too dry, you might prefer this corn casserole! It’s fluffy and light, but the moisture of this recipe is nothing like any other. That creaminess comes from the butter, sour cream, and eggs, all added to the corn casserole mix. The corn flavor is also intense, as you’ll be using three sources: cream-style corn, sweet corn, and corn muffin mix.