If you are wondering what to serve with roast beef, we have you covered with over 40 of the best side dishes to serve with your roast! We organize the collection into a variety of common categories, including potatoes, salads and vegetables.
There’s nothing like a good roast beef dinner to bring the family together around the table! A perfect meal for the holidays or to serve up on the weekend.
I have fond memories of my grandmother cooking roast beef every Sunday; and entering the house with those good roasting meat smells wafting through the house.
While beef is the centerpiece of such a Sunday roast, a tasty array of side dishes really makes it a special, hearty meal. Check out our collection of recipes for inspiration in putting you menu together.
Browse through all of the recipes to determine what to serve with your roast beef dinner, or hop to the category of interest. Want more ideas? Many of the sides in our “What to serve with pork ribs?” collection could work, too.
Roast beef recipes
We are guessing that you probably have come to this what to serve with roast beef article just looking for sides to go with the meat. But if you are also looking for ideas for the beef as well, here are some of our favorites.
- Spoon Roast with Horseradish Cream
- Spiced Ribeye Roast with Caramelized Onions
- Strip Roast with Red Wine Sauce
- Spoon Roast with Mushrooms and Farro
- Easy Top Round Roast
Potato sides for roast beef
Well, it starts with potatoes for many of us when it comes to sides to serve with roast beef. My favorite is a simple mashed potatoes side; others here in our house like baked potatoes.
But there are so many ways to serve the humble potato! Check out this collection of potato side dishes from simple to fancy.
Potato Side Dishes
There are so many ways to prepare potatoes to go with your roast beef dinner! Check out these ideas and let us know what you try.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any savory meal! Decadent and creamy, these potatoes are oh so perfect for the holidays and Sunday roasts. Made with russet potatoes, loads of garlic, and heavy cream to make this dish smooth and creamy. Simple and easy, but unforgettably delicious!
Lidia’s Swiss Chard Potatoes recipe is a creative and lightened version of mashed potatoes, relying on garlic and olive oil for flavor. Delicious with beef!
Gratin Dauphinois (a French Potato Side Dish)
This classic, creamy French potato dish is the perfect, delicious side to roast beef as it can be popped in the oven along with the beef for a simple meal.
Spanish Roasted Potatoes are easy to make! Just toss fingerling potatoes with olive oil, paprika and garlic in a baking dish, then roast. Enjoy this side dish recipe with with roast beef.
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
Fluffy and fork-tender Instant Pot Baked Potatoes from the inside and golden and crispy from the outside! This is a great way to bake potatoes as a side for roast beef, as baking potatoes in the oven requires a higher temperature setting than the typical roast beef recipe.
Tiny Truffled Hasselback Potatoes
These truffle flavored potatoes pair perfectly with roast beef. It kicks up roast potatoes a few notches and will impress your guests!
Get creative with your meat and potatoes and add this potato galette side dish to the menu. The pesto sauce and Parmesan cheese give the thinly sliced potatoes a hit of flavor and the free-form pastry dough holds it all together.
Easy Potatoes Romanoff
This Potatoes Romanoff recipe is not only classic comfort food, it's the ultimate potluck dish. Made with frozen hash browns, low-fat sour cream, cheddar cheese and mushroom soup, it's a little lighter than the usual, but delivers on taste! It can also be made in a slow cooker.
Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes
While you're waiting for the roast beef to bake, cook these homemade Easy Cheesy Stove Top Scalloped Potatoes from scratch in a cheddar cheese sauce.
Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
What could be a better pairing with tender roast beef than the perfect mashed potatoes? Everyone will want seconds!
Accordion Potatoes are the new TikTok craze and for good reason! When baked, they have a crispy outer layer flavored with savory garlic butter and fresh herbs! They are much easier to make than they look!
OK, so you’ve got your roast beef and potatoes. How about a salad to add some green to the plate? Here are some great salads to serve with your meat and potatoes!
Salads with Sunday Roast
A green salad can be a nice addition to a roast beef dinner! Here are some good salad recipes to try.
The anise-forward, peppery flavors in this salad make a perfect foil for roast beef. Accented by blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic vinaigrette, this is a side dish worthy of a steakhouse.
Spinach and Pear Salad with a Touch of Spice
Our Spinach and Pear Salad recipe shows how you can elevate a basic salad with a few additional ingredients. Ripe pears add delicious flavor to a spinach salad. Then we add a touch of spice to the simple dressing for a salad that might steal the show at your dinner table! But the roast beef might have something to say about that.
Romaine Salad with Simple Vinaigrette
This easy Romaine Salad with Vinaigrette is the perfect side dish to roast beef.
Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe
Broccoli Bacon Salad is a wonderfully easy side dish recipe. A family favorite for roasts and holidays!
Baby Kale Salad recipe features the tender, healthy greens tossed with a maple vinaigrette for a touch of sweetness.
Bread, Rolls and Yorkshire Pudding
Whether it’s dinner rolls or Yorkshire pudding, this category is another one to consider for your next roast beef meal.
Bread, Rolls and Yorkshire Pudding
Some good bread or perhaps Yorkshire pudding are classic accompaniments to a roast dinner. Check out these choices!
Yorkshire Pudding Recipe
In England, a side of Yorkshire pudding is typically enjoyed with roast beef dinner. It's a classic side regardless of where you are making a roast!
These dinner rolls are fluffy, slightly sweet and delicious and they go great with roast beef or any other meal. They are favorites for Thanksgiving, too.
Sweet Honey Butter Cornbread Muffins
Impress your guest with homemade Focaccia Genovese! This bread is excellent for mopping up gravy and roast beef juices!
Slow Cooker Sweet Corn Spoonbread
Use your crockpot to make this deliciously spoon-able mashup of sweet corn, corn muffin and eggs. Corn spoonbread is the perfect side dish for any meal!
Vegetables that get baked or roasted in the oven along with your beef can be a good option.
Just be sure to check out the cooking times and temperatures. A typical roasted vegetable recipe is likely to call for a higher temperature than roast beef. You might need to add a bit of extra cooking time to the vegetables. Another option is to finish the vegetables at higher heat while the roast rests after cooking.
Roasted Vegetable Sides
Check out this delicious collection of savory sides to serve with your roast!
Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash recipe makes a flavorful and healthy addition to a holiday meal or a basic supper.
Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots are delicious, tender, and tossed in a sweet honey garlic butter sauce.
Crispy Baked Parmesan Asparagus Fries
Parmesan cheese and panko crumbs make these Crispy Baked Parmesan Asparagus Fries a healthy and delicious side dish! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these asparagus fries are ready in just 10 minutes and will pair perfectly with your roast beef!
Hasselback Butternut Squash
The squash is thinly sliced and roasted until each little squash sliver is beautifully caramelized, sweet and delicious. The butternut is slathered with cinnamon butter while it cooks and it's so super delicious!
Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Roasted brussels sprouts make a perfect side dish for any roasted meat. Pancetta and red wine vinaigrette add smokiness and acidity to the dish.
A simple but delicious classic Cauliflower Cheese recipe. Tender cauliflower in a velvety cheese sauce. A perfect partner to Roast Beef any day of the week.
Turnips Au Gratin
These cheesy baked turnips are the ultimate low carb alternative to au gratin potatoes. This dish is the perfect side for your holiday dinners or Sunday roast. It’s easy to prepare too!
Mashed Acorn Squash
Mashed Acorn Squash is a delicious alternative to mashed potatoes and so easy to make!
Oven Roasted Fennel makes an amazing side dish! The raw fennel caramelizes and softens in the oven and takes on such a buttery and delicious flavor.
Veggies on the stovetop & other methods
When you have a big roast in the oven, there are some advantages to cooking your vegetable side dishes on the stovetop. You might also want to use an Instant Pot or air fryer.
Veggie sides on the stovetop
We've assembled a list of vegetable side dishes that won't take up additional space in the oven!
Sautéed Arugula with Red Bell Peppers and plenty of garlic is a tasty and easy vegetable side dish. Delicious with chicken, fish or burgers.
Green Bean Almondine
These delicious green beans are cooked with butter, garlic, toasted almonds and are finished with a squeeze of fresh lime. Perfect for holiday dinners or everyday meals.
Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Brown Sugar, Bacon, & Blue Cheese
Roast beef is an elegant classic entree. Serving a side dish just as elegant like this Brussels sprouts with bacon & blue cheese makes a perfect pairing.
Lawry’s Famous Creamed Spinach
Lawry’s creamed spinach is the perfect accompaniment to prime rib and other beef dishes from the oven!
Easy Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter
These sautéed mushrooms are cooked in garlic butter until golden brown! Flavor with balsamic or Worcestershire sauce for a delicious side to complement roast beef!
Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe
Wondering what to serve with roast beef? This air fryer asparagus is a quick and easy dish with comforting flavors.
Don’t toss out those leek tops! This Sautéed Leek Greens with Bacon recipe shows you a delicious way to enjoy this too often discarded part of a leek plant.
Balsamic Green Beans with Bacon
These balsamic green beans with bacon are an easy 4-ingredient side dish made of perfectly seasoned crisp green beans, crispy bacon and tangy balsamic vinegar. They're fabulous enough to serve as a holiday side dish, yet easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Butternut squash roasted in the air fryer frees up the oven for your roast and comes out tender, crisp and caramelized.
Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms is an easy and savory side dish, excellent served with beef.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are crispy on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside with a sweetness that will make you want more.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze is seasoned, air fried to perfection, then tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.
Mashed Parsnips Recipe
These mashed parsnips are easy to prepare and pair beautifully with roast beef. Topped with pistachios, they're delicious with that special occasion meal or weeknight supper.
I’d have to say this Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Cumin Sage Butter is one of our favorite side dishes, maybe number one. You’ve got the sweetness from the potatoes balanced by spice, along with the savory butter.
Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
Mashed cauliflower has a rich buttery taste and silky smooth texture! It's easy to make and is a perfect side dish for just about anything.
Wow, so many delicious options. Thank you for including my Yorkshire Puddings.
Such a classic side for roast beef!
What a fabulous collection of sides for roast beef! I want to try them all! Thanks for sharing!
Try them all sounds good! Need a good routine of Sunday roasts to make that possible!