As you may know, we’re big fans of beef at Sunday Supper and a delicious roast makes a great option for a holiday meal. (Did you see our list of top 10 Holiday Roast Recipes?) But having decided on the perfect main, what do you serve with it? We’ve chosen some of our favorite side dish recipes for roast beef, from classics to twists on the traditional. And best of all, most of them are really easy to make!
Potatoes are a classic accompaniment to roast beef, and since you have the oven on anyway, baked or roasted are a great option. But the humble potato can shine as much as your main with just a little work. Why not try some pretty hasselback potatoes or opt for something a little more decadent like one of my all time favorites, Dauphinoise potatoes. Sweet potatoes also go well and sweet potato gratin with fresh sage or marmalade glazed sweet potatoes are two delicious ways to enjoy them.
Not only do they taste good, but adding a bit of green is a great way to add some color to your plate as well. Whether it’s a twist on a classic like whole30 creamed spinach or French bean parcels (with bacon, so clearly they’ve got to be good!), we love variations on the green theme. What about some roasted broccoli with garlic cheese sauce or asiago bruschetta roasted asparagus (plus one of our favorites roasted asparagus with Parmesan) for some easy, cheesy deliciousness?
Once you’ve chosen your spuds and greens, you might want something else to add to the table and everyone has their favorites. I’m sure for many mac and cheese is a classic, but why not try this green goddess mac and cheese for something a little different? For me, being British, it has to be Yorkshire pudding, and I love this apple and cheddar Yorkshire pudding as a tasty variation on the theme. An easy mushroom rice pilaf is another great crowd-pleaser or why not lighten things up a little with a sweet potato green bean lentil salad?
There are so many great options to choose from, what are your favorites? And remember, make use of the #RoastPerfect app to help you get that perfect beef roast to serve with whatever side dishes you choose. Here’s to a delicious, stress-free holiday!