What to Serve with Pot Pie and Other All Inclusive Casseroles

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What to serve

Last week we talked about side dish pairings and how to choose sides that will compliment 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

Sweet Potatoes

Green Veggies

Pot pie and casseroles usually do have vegetables included, but not as many as we should be eating in a meal.

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.

What do you like to serve with pot pie and other casseroles?


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  1. Mandarin oranges! Drained or not.
    I even put them on the Thanksgiving buffet alongside the cranberry sauce, for people who do not like the cranberry sauce. What happens is that people often take both!
    Love. Mandarin. Oranges. 🙂

  2. I always make blueberry muffins. It’s what my mom made with pot pie. I know it’s not the most healthy, but it’s comfort food!

  3. I think a green salad goes well with pot pie. but usually i eat it as is.

  4. Yay, YOU! Thank you for this great post. I am always stuck when it comes to this eternal question. I sometimes do rice with chicken pot pie or candied sweet potatoes. But super glad to have some additional suggestions. Pinning on Pinterest now.

  5. Potatoes! I love, love, love potatoes. (Did I mention I love potatoes?).

  6. I love to have cranberry sauce and a green salad. Sounds good. Think I’ll make this for dinner!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nice green salad and corn bread goes great with chicken pot pie

  8. Garlic bread. …nuff said.

  9. i love pickled beet slices for an extra tang to the taste buds

    • Anonymous says:

      I am serving chicken pot pie with cucumber & onion salad with sweet, dressing. I also thought about garlic bread because this is just top crust only.

  10. Would some kind of soup work? If so, what kind?

  11. Simple jello with fruit with color to balance your potpie.

  12. Apple salad on warmer days, sauteed apples on cooler days, Major Grey’s chutney if that’s up your alley, sauteed swiss chard or other green veggie with shallot and lemon…. You could start with cold minted pea soup. I’d steer away from potatoes, noodles, rice, and bread: redundant.

  13. Michele Furman says:

    I like to serve homemade biscuits and a salad with chicken pot pie. Biscuits are great for sopping up gravy and the salad rounds out the meal!

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