Last week we talked about side dish pairings and how to choose sides that will complement your main dish.
This week I want to focus on sides that go with pot pies and casseroles. When I asked about recipes that are hard to choose side dishes for, pot pies were at the top of the list.
After all, pot pie already has a meat, vegetable and bread element. It makes it hard to know what to place with it. And yet, it does feel like the meal needs something to round it out.
Here are a few ideas. You may opt for just one side if it’s a simple, weeknight meal. If you’re feeding more people or serving a Sunday dinner, you’ll want to add more than one of these options.
Fruit or Fruit Salad
- A simple bowl of cut fruit
- Apple salad
- Warm Cinnamon Applesauce topped with Toasted Marshmallows
- Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce
- Cranberries and Oranges
- Vanilla Fruit Salad
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pot pie and casseroles usually do have vegetables included, but not as many as we should be eating in a meal.
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Steamed broccoli or green beans
Whole Grain Bread or Rolls
We love breads, but they don’t bring a lot of nutrition. Make it whole grain to redeem them a bit.