35 BEST Sides for Roast Beef (with Easy Recipes)

Wondering what to serve with roast beef? Look no further! I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. So, you can find the perfect side dish to complete your tender beef dinner.

Roast beef is a popular classic dish, but what are the best sides to accompany it? From fresh salads to exquisite sauces, this blog post explores the possibilities for the perfect sides for your next roast beef dinner. Let’s get started!

📖 Roast Beef Dinner Menu Ideas

Whether it’s the star of your holiday table, or you’re simply serving it at a dinner party, when serving roast beef, there are 4 essentials in my book:

  1. An amazing homemade creamy mushroom sauce, au jus or horseradish sauce. Or, try one of these 22+ sauces for beef.
  2. A perfectly cooked roast beef. I love making it sous vide.
  3. Wine. Here are the best wine with roast beef options.
  4. And, of course, some really delicious side dishes to finish off your meal.
Side view of sous vide roast beef sliced and drizzled with creamy mushroom sauce.

📋 Sample 4 Course Roast Beef Dinner

When it comes to a holiday meal, you can never go wrong with the classics, like baked potatoesbrussel sprouts, and yorkshire pudding.

But, what else goes well with roast beef?

Here are the best side dishes for roast beef. So that you can find that perfect dish to complete your holiday feast.

🍤 Appetizers for a Roast Beef Dinner

Shrimp, lemon wedges and cocktail sauce arranged in tray with cocktail forks.
Learn How to Boil Shrimp for shrimp cocktail, party snacks, and more! This easy cooking method is practically foolproof and fun to customize.
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These Traditional Yorkshire Puddings are such a treat, they are more than just a dinner roll as they are truly a show-stopping basket of goodies to indulge in!
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Overhead shot of small bowl of tapenade on grey plate with crostini scattered about.
This easy Olive Spread (Olive Tapenade) comes together in just 10 minutes in your food processor or blender. It's amazing as an appetizer for parties, served as part of a charcuterie board, or used as a sandwich spread.
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This Roasted Garlic recipe is one to keep in your back pocket at all times! The soft caramelized garlic cloves can be used to make almost anything, like soups, pasta, and sauces, extra delicious.
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Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe
Irresistibly Soft Dinner Rolls are easy to make with just 6 ingredients. These fluffy homemade bread rolls are holiday-worthy!
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Mushroom pate on grey plate.
This Mushroom Pate recipe is the perfect addition to a vegetarian charcuterie platter.
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🥦 Vegetable Side Dishes to Serve with Roast Beef

These copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans are deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp. It’s the best umami-forward side dish to pair with all of your takeout-inspired favorites!
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Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.
How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.
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Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction & Cranberries make a simple and elegant side dish that both kids and adults love!
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These are the BEST Glazed Carrots! Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned & perfectly glazed. They make an amazing side dish that both kids & adults love. | platingsandpairings.com
These are the BEST Glazed Carrots – Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned, and perfectly glazed. These carrots make an amazing side dish that both kids and adults can’t get enough of!
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Sauteed spinach in white bowl.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
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Close up of roasted delicata squash on baking sheet.
Roasted Delicata Squash is a winter side dish that’s really easy to prepare. There’s no peeling required and the maple flavors and warm spices taste divine!
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Overhead shot of bowl of mashed cauliflower in grey bowl with swirls of butter.
Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious, low carb & keto friendly side dish. With 5 flavor variations and instructions for making Stovetop Mashed Cauliflower or Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower.
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Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Classic Green Bean Casserole. NO CANNED SOUP! The classic recipe we all know and love except made with a homemade creamy mushroom sauce!
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Easy Creamed Spinach does not get easier! This simple homemade side dish is so much better than store bought, and is ready in no time!
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Sage roasted butternut squash is an easy but elegant side that’s great for both everyday meals and special holiday dinners.
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This is the best roasted acorn squash recipe: simple, easy, and with a life-changing maple butter. 3 ingredients! Paleo and vegan options.
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Overhead shot of cooked sunchokes in bowl.
Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.
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5 Minute Sugar Snap Peas
Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas is a healthy, quick and delicious side dish to go with any main. Ready in 5 minutes, you’ll love the simplicity!
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🥔 Potato Side Dishes for Roast Beef

Hasselback potatoes on grey plate dolloped with sour cream.
These easy air fryer Hasselback potatoes are drenched in garlic herb butter, giving you an almost addictive crispy-on-the-outside, pillowy-on-inside snack or side dish in no time.
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Overhead shot of bowl of mashed potatoes topped with a pat of butter, next to bowl of sour cream.
These Easy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery and tangy and easy to make with the help of your stand mixer – No hand mashing required!
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Duchess Potatoes are a fancy piped potato side dish that must make an appearance at your next dinner party. Rich, creamy, and cheesy with just a subtle crisp, these elegant baked mashed potatoes are unlike anything else!
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
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Overhead shot of baked potatoes topped with sour cream and chives.
Learn how to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook in just 12 minutes in your pressure cooker. Then, finish them off under the broiler for perfect, crispy & salty skins. 
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Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with garlic take a classic comfort food dish to a new level! Made with tangy goat cheese, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, these potatoes are perfectly creamy and flavorful every time.
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Large cylinders of potatoes, crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth creamy on the inside, in a butter and garlic broth with aromatic herbs.
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This is the BEST Twice Baked Potato recipe! It’s the perfect side dish for any meal. Loaded with all the flavor to make it a show stopper.
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Potatoes au Gratin
Baked in a mixture of equal parts heavy cream and chicken stock, this potato gratin emerges irresistibly crispy on top and creamy underneath.
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Crispy, perfectly seasoned, and so scrumptious, these Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes are going to be your new go to favorite! Your family is going to be so impressed when you set these on the table for dinner!
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🥣 What Sauce Goes with Roast Beef?

Side view of sous vide roast beef sliced and drizzled with creamy mushroom sauce.
This creamy mushroom sauce is the PERFECT complement to juicy roast beef.
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A rich and flavorful au jus recipe that can be made with or without drippings! Perfect with prime rib or French dip sandwiches. Lots of flavor, quick, easy.
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Homemade horseradish sauce is easy to make and pairs perfectly with juicy slices of prime rib, filet mignon, or roast beef sandwiches.
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🍮 Dessert for a Roast Beef Dinner

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Coffee Mousse is a decadent, airy dessert flavored with coffee & cocoa. Made with whipped cream & ricotta cheese to make it creamy without gelatin.
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One jar of butterscotch budino topped with salted caramel.
This Butterscotch Budino with Salted Caramel is like a pudding cup for grown ups. It's a rich and creamy indulgent treat that's not overly sweet.
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Creme brulee on cooling rack with spoon that's broken through the top.
This is the BEST Classic Creme Brulee recipe out there. Plus, you can make it up to four days ahead of time for easy entertaining!
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This rustic Apple Galette can be assembled in just 10-minutes using a store-bought refrigerated pie crust. It's a delicious & easy dessert recipe! 
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ℹ️ How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these roast beef side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Side view of sous vide roast beef sliced and drizzled with creamy mushroom sauce.

35+ BEST Sides for Roast Beef

Wondering what to serve with roast beef? Look no further! I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the 35+ BEST side dishes. Try one with this Sous Vide Roast Beef with Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 2 pound Aspen Ridge Chuck Roast (or any size (plan on 1/2 lb. per person))
  • 1-2 Tablespoons au jus mix (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Creamy Mushroom Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms (such as portobello, cremini, white button, shiitake or oyster, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ cup beef stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce (plus more to taste)
  • cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


Sous Vide Roast Beef

  • Set sous vide to 135-degrees (for medium rare).
  • Season the roast with the au jus mix and salt and pepper.
  • Place the roast in a large vacuum bag or two ziploc bags (doubled up), seal, and place in the water bath.
  • Sous vide for 18-48 hours.
  • Remove the roast from the bag and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, place the roast in the skillet and sear each side for about 1 minute.
  • Transfer the roast to a cutting board, slice against the grain, and serve.
  • Note: For food safety, it’s recommended to cook beef to a minimum temperature of 145-degrees. However, when cooking sous vide, it’s safe to cook at a lower temperature.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, undisturbed, until browned, about 3 minutes. Stir the mushrooms, then continue to cook until browned all over, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet. Once the butter is melted, add the shallot and cook until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the tomato paste and cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add the wine, broth, thyme, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and the mushrooms. Season with additional soy sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve the seared roast beef with the creamy mushroom sauce. Enjoy!
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Sous Vide
Large Skillet


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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