What to Serve With Mississippi Pot Roast: 13 Best Side Dishes

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I’ve never been to Mississippi, but I have always loved Mississippi pot roast. Not only is this pot roast easy to cook because all you need is one pot, but the taste is amazing.

Mississippi pot roast is so tender and delicious that each bite practically melts in your mouth. I’m also a fan of traditional pot roast, but there’s something about the combination of ranch flavoring, butter, and au jus gravy mix that makes Mississippi pot roast superior.

If you’re interested in trying this delectable dish, you might wonder what to serve with Mississippi pot roast. I serve different side dishes whenever I make this pot roast, depending on my mood.

Here is an overview of the 13 best side dishes that you can serve with this pot roast that will take your meal to the next level.

Starchy Side Dishes

1.Fried Potatoes & Onions

Nothing emphasizes the taste of tender beef more than potatoes and onions. In fact, this is why potatoes are included in traditional pot roast recipes because the starchiness of the potatoes brings out the full flavor of the roast. What makes this side dish a good match to pair with Mississippi pot roast is that the taste of the caramelized potatoes and onions pairs perfectly with this roast.

In addition to taste, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare. All you do is slice the potatoes very thinly, slice the onions, add seasoning, and fry them in oil. Since the potatoes are sliced so thinly, the dish cooks fast, which saves time.

2.Fluffy Basmati Rice

If you enjoy eating rice like I do, then you’re going to absolutely love this fluffy basmati rice recipe.

One thing that I really like about basmati rice is the fact that it has a very strong yet pleasant fragrance. Basmati rice pairs well with Mississippi pot roast because the texture of both the roast and the rice are perfect, and the flavors and aromas complement each other.

It’s easy to make fluffy basmati rice, and you don’t need a rice cooker or any other special appliance. All you need is 20 minutes, and you can cook a perfect pot of basmati rice that’s fluffier and tastier than you ever thought possible.

Creamy & Cheesy Sides

1.Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese

I have always been a huge fan of anything creamy and cheesy, so if your preferences are anything like mine, then you’ll love serving this easy homemade mac & cheese as a side with your Mississippi pot roast.

It’s easy because you prepare everything on the stovetop, as there is no need to use the oven. Another thing that makes this mac & cheese easy is the fact that it takes a mere 15 minutes to prepare, and there are only 8 ingredients.

The reason that mac & cheese goes so well with this pot roast is because of the creaminess of the dish as a whole. There’s also the tartness of the sour cream that pairs with the pot roast and brings out its full flavor.

2.Cauliflower Gratin

If you’re looking for a creamy side that has fewer carbs, then cauliflower gratin is as satisfying, but without the excess carbohydrates. Cauliflower gratin is also quick and simple to make, and you can have it on the dinner table ready to serve with your Mississippi pot roast in minutes.

If you’re on a low-carb or keto diet, then there are substitutions for a couple of ingredients that will make it suitable without sacrificing flavor.

The creaminess of the cheese and milk make this side dish very delicious and satisfying, and when pairing it with your pot roast, you’ll be in heaven. The two dishes together are mouth-watering, and you and your family or guests will want seconds for sure.


1.Creamed Spinach

I learned at a very young age that you don’t have to be like Popeye to love spinach. Not only is this vegetable full of vitamins and minerals, but it’s versatile and quick to prepare. This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make, so if you’re pressed for time, you can still offer a delicious and healthy side dish to serve with your pot roast.

Even people who normally don’t like spinach are likely to love this creamed spinach recipe because the cream sauce masks the flavor of the spinach – or enhances it. This creamed spinach side dish goes well with Mississippi pot roast because the flavors meld together with exact precision. It’s so delicious and will not disappoint.

2.Roasted Vegetable Medley (Ratatouille)

While choosing a vegetable to pair with your pot roast is healthy, opting for a medley of vegetables is even healthier. Besides the fact that this roasted vegetable medley is very healthy, it’s also quite tasty. It contains potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, and other vegetables that combine very well.

I loved the movie Ratatouille, and I love eating this side dish with my Mississippi pot roast as well. It takes a bit longer to cook this side dish, but once you taste it, you will realize that it’s very much worth it.

Ratatouille intensifies the flavor of Mississippi pot roast and makes it taste like a gourmet meal. I’m not sure if it’s the caramelization of the vegetable medley or simply the combination of everything, but it is SO scrumptious.

Sweet and Savory

1.Honey Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

If you like a bit of spice in your cornbread like I do, then you’ll definitely want to make this honey jalapeno cheddar cornbread to serve with the Mississippi pot roast.

The honey offsets the spiciness of the peppers, so you’re not overwhelmed with too much heat. All you get is flavor. The cornbread is easy to make, and it takes just over 20 minutes to end up with a gorgeous pan of golden cornbread.

This honey jalapeno cheddar cornbread goes well with Mississippi pot roast because who doesn’t love the taste of delicious, buttery cornbread with wonderful pot roast? That’s all that needs to be said about this combination.

2.Honey Glazed Carrots

This is another sweet and savory dish that goes very well with Mississippi pot roast. Like potatoes, there’s a reason for the inclusion of carrots in traditional pot roast – because it works!

The slightly sweet taste of the honey mixed with the garlic on these carrots really accentuates the flavor of the pot roast. If you’re trying to serve a healthier, lower carb dish, then honey glazed carrots, while they aren’t keto, are lower carb than potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and some bread dishes.

These honey glazed carrots are also an excellent side to go with your Mississippi pot roast because they only take 22 minutes to prepare, so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Fresh and Light Salads

1.Shirazi Salad

Everyone knows that salad goes well with any type of beef dish, especially Mississippi pot roast. What is Shiraz salad, and why does it pair so well with this pot roast?

Firstly, the combination of vegetables contained in this salad is perfect, and when included in the same bite as pot roast, there’s an explosion of flavors. This salad originated in Persia, but you don’t have to be Persian to enjoy the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, parsley, and other herbs and seasonings in this wonderful side dish.

Not only is this salad delicious, but it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and also keto. You couldn’t choose a tastier and healthier side dish to eat with your Mississippi pot roast. It’s quick to prepare, as well.

2. Simple Coleslaw

Despite its name, there’s nothing simple about the flavors of this coleslaw. While many people associate coleslaw with hotdogs or barbecue, this simple coleslaw recipe goes perfectly with Mississippi pot roast. Not only does the slightly sweet and tangy flavor bring out the full flavor of the pot roast, but the crunch of the cabbage goes quite well with the tender beef and finishes it off.

It’s quick to make this simple coleslaw dish, as it takes 20 minutes of prep time, and then you need to refrigerate it for an hour or longer.


1.Homemade Biscuits

While there are definitely restaurants that make some delectable biscuits, there’s nothing like homemade.

It might seem like a difficult process to make buttery, fluffy biscuits, but it’s a lot easier than you might think. Making these wonderful biscuits adds to the marvelous flavor of the pot roast. They’re also quick and easy to make, and you can have them ready to sop up some gravy within 15 minutes.

Compared to store-bought biscuits, this recipe is healthy, as there are no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or any other “unclean” ingredients. You’ll simply enjoy flaky, buttery goodness that will make your Mississippi pot roast a complete meal.

2. Easy Homemade Pita Bread

If you’re looking for a side that’s a bit different from biscuits, this easy homemade pita bread is an excellent choice. It takes somewhat longer to make this pita bread, as the rise time is 2 hours, but the prep time is only 15 minutes. This gives you time to prepare other sides or dessert while you wait for the dough to rise.

The recipe makes 36 servings, so you’ll have plenty in case you’re serving a meal to a large crowd, or you’d like to freeze some to have on hand.This Lebanese recipe goes quite well with Mississippi pot roast, as the flavors from the bread and the roast meld together wonderfully.

Unique Twist

1. Caramelized Mushrooms

If you’re a fan of mushrooms, you’ll love this easy caramelized mushroom recipe. It takes 10 minutes to prepare and 20 to cook, so you’ll have a delicious side in no time.

Caramelized mushrooms add umami and pair particularly well with beef. They’re also healthy, low-carb, and low-calorie.

What to Serve With Mississippi Pot Roast: 13 Sides

Wondering what to eat With Mississippi Pot Roast? Check out the best side dishes (tried & tested) to serve with Mississippi roast.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Total Time9 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi Pot Roast, Pot Roast


Starchy Sides:

  • Fried Potatoes and Onions
  • Fluffy Basmati Rice

Creamy & Cheesy Sides:

  • Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese
  • Cauliflower Gratin


  • Creamed Spinach
  • Roasted Vegetable Medley Ratatouille

Sweet and Savory:

  • Honey Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
  • Honey Glazed Carrots

Fresh and Light Salads:

  • Shirazi Salad
  • Simple Coleslaw


  • Homemade Biscuits
  • Easy Homemade Pita Bread

Unique Twist:

  • Caramelized Mushrooms


  • Pick your favorite form the list.
  • Enjoy it!