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What To Serve With a Mississippi Roast – 16 Best Side Dishes

This article was updated on the 10th of September 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your Mississippi roast, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 16 of the most popular side dishes for Mississippi roast.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with the Mississippi roast are buttered garlic noodles, Hawaiian buns, mashed potatoes, and three-bean salad. You can also serve cauliflower rice, buttermilk biscuits, and apple coleslaw. For a really indulgent side, go for a lemon risotto or a cheesy hashbrown bake.

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.

Comfort Food Classics

A Mississippi Roast is plenty comforting on its own, but why not take it up a notch and pair it with other cozy comfort foods? These dishes are the epitome of heartwarming, home-cooked meals, leaving you super satisfied.

Classic Mashed Potatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (391 ratings) | 35 mins

I could never say no to a tender Mississippi roast, especially when it’s paired with fluffy mashed potatoes.

They’re hearty and creamy, making them a well-loved addition to any table. And they’ll soak up the juices from your tender pot roast, making each bite delicious.

Spend With Pennies uses Russet potatoes for this recipe to yield a starchy mash, but you can also use Yukon Golds for a more buttery consistency.

What readers are saying…

OMG! I’m so glad to have found this recipe. I followed the recipe and my potatoes came out so good! Thank you so much! Blessings.”

These, by far, ARE the best mashed potatoes I have ever made. Thank you for the recipe.

This is a great recipe! My first time making mashed potatoes. They turned out so good!

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Hawaiian Rolls

4.6 ⭐️ (47 ratings) | 3 hrs 35 mins

Why not serve your tender Mississippi roast in a soft Hawaiian bun?

They’re light and fluffy, with a delicious sweetness coming through from the secret ingredient — pineapple juice! This flavor pairs well with the bold, savory goodness of your Mississippi roast.

They’re perfect for a DIY slider station at your next garden party! Add a roster of toppings like freshly sliced cabbage, pickled jalapenos, and a creamy mayo sauce, and you’re all set.

What readers are saying…

“Very light and fluffy!”

“These rolls turned out beautifully! Perfectly tender crumb and lovely flavor.”

“I’ve always loved these rolls from the store but like most things, it’s better when homemade.”

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Garlic Butter Noodles

4.7 ⭐️ (7 ratings) | 20 mins

After a long hard day, I always crave pasta. But plain pasta doesn’t really match up to the bold flavors of Mississippi roast. 

You need to spruce the noodles up a bit. Enter a comfort food classic that’ll take you back to the good ol’ days: buttered noodles!

The noodles absorb the flavors of the butter and garlic beautifully, plus the extra moisture keeps the pasta from drying out. Despite the additions, you’ll still be able to appreciate the robust flavors of your roast. Now that’s what I call a win-win!

What readers are saying…

“Wow, this is so yummy and easy to make!”

“I make this all the time I want something simple yet homemade! Thanks for sharing.”

“This is so simple but so good! I made it dairy-free with plant-based butter and plant-based parmesan, and the flavors were still outstanding.”

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Butter-Dipped Biscuits

4.5 ⭐️ (2 ratings) | 40 mins

There’s nothing lovelier than having a buttery biscuit to mop up all the leftover juices from your Mississippi pot roast.

They’re great for gatherings because these biscuits are easy to make in large batches. There’s no kneading or proofing needed and you can get a batch done in 40 minutes.

And if that’s not enough, these biscuits from An Alli Event’s recipe are baked in melted butter, ensuring they’re extra decadent. YUM!

What readers are saying…

“Wow, this is so yummy and easy to make!”

“I make this all the time I want something simple yet homemade! Thanks for sharing.”

“This is so simple but so good! I made it dairy-free with plant-based butter and plant-based parmesan, and the flavors were still outstanding.”

🧀 Cheddar Chive Drop Biscuits
🌱 Dairy-Free Biscuits

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

4.5 ⭐️ (71 ratings) | 1 hr 10 mins

Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Enjoy your Mississippi roast with a serving of this hashbrown casserole!

It features grated potatoes smothered with grated cheese and a mixture of sour cream, heavy, cream, and melted butter. The soft, cheesy goodness combined with the zesty, meaty flavors of the Mississippi roast is a match made in heaven.

Miss in the Kitchen grates the spuds from scratch, but I’ve tried making this with frozen hashbrowns before and it still turned out great. So save some time and get the frozen spuds instead.

What readers are saying…

I have been looking for a cheesy hash brown recipe without the cream of chicken soup forever and I’m so happy I found this one.

I made this as part of a meal provided for a small group (about 25) of our church missionaries. Two 8×13” pans were emptied within 15 minutes or so of the meal starting.

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Macaroni Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (48 ratings) | 2 hrs 28 mins

Classic macaroni salad is an excellent side dish for your Mississippi roast if you’re looking to indulge.

The creamy mayo dressing has a sweet-tangy flavor that offsets the robust notes of your pot roast. And the veggies add a fresh crunch to contrast your tender, juicy meat.

This pasta salad only requires a 2-hour rest in the fridge, but I prefer making it the night before to give the flavors more time to meld and develop.

What readers are saying…

“This macaroni salad was absolutely delicious! My guests liked it as well and asked if they could take some home! I said sure which left me with practically nothing.”

“I’m not a fan of macaroni salad but this is very delicious.”

“I love this pasta salad. I can be picky with dressing but this is delicious. The only thing I did different was to use a green bell pepper…”

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Salads and Vegetables

Mississippi pot roast has your protein needs all covered, so you’re only missing a salad or veggie side to complete the meal!

Apple Coleslaw

5.0 ⭐️ (1 rating) | 20 mins

Take a chance on this apple coleslaw. It’s healthy, simple, and elegant.

The apples bring an extra layer of juicy crunch that makes every bite satisfying. And the creamy dressing is made with a blend of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise, giving you a tangy flavor that works well with the savory notes of your Mississippi roast.

And as a bonus, you can make this slaw ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about too much extra cooking.

What readers are saying…

This recipe is killer. The dressing’s honey/vinegar ratio is perfect. I used honey crisp apples and I ended up using 1/4 cup Mayo and the rest was Greek yogurt. I am printing this immediately for my recipe arsenal, thank you!!!

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Three-Bean Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (119 ratings) | 12 mins

Mississippi roast can be very rich, so there will be days when you want something refreshing to go alongside it. And that’s where this three-bean salad comes into play.

It’s hearty, but won’t weigh you down. And the combination of green beans, kidney beans, and garbanzos will give you a satisfying crunchy-creamy contrast. Another thing I love about this salad? It comes together in under 10 minutes (including making the dressing)!

And you don’t have to stop at three beans. You can add as many different types of beans as you want. The only ones that are a must-have for me are the green beans — they’re my favorite!

What readers are saying…

“So fresh, tasty and so easy to make!”

“This was delish! Very fresh tasting…definite make again.”

Just made this and it is delish!!!!! Substituted sugar with 4 packets of stevia. Soooooo fresh and yummy!

🍋 Green bean Salad with Lemon and Dill
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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

5.0 ⭐️ (11 ratings) | 12 mins

Cauliflower rice is a great side if you want something low-carb.

It’ll soak up all the flavors of the beef, just like regular rice, but won’t make you feel heavy afterward. It’s also a surefire way of sneaking veggies onto the plate.

And if that’s not enough, the classic cilantro and lime combo infuses the faux rice with a bright, citrusy flavor that cuts through the richness of your Mississippi roast.

What readers are saying…

I am absolutely 💯 loving this recipe…I’ve prepared a lot of your recipes and I’ve got to admit, I have never been disappointed.

“I made it today and it tasted so so good, again thank you for your delicious recipe.

“I’m a real rice gal, but trying to eat fewer carbs and this made a great base. the flavors were perfect.”

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Honey-Glazed Carrots

4.3 ⭐️ (6 ratings) | 40 mins

Oven-roasted vegetables are always a safe choice for side dishes, and these glazed roasted carrots are no exception.

Aside from the pop of color and the dose of vitamins and nutrients, the best thing about these glazed carrots is they’re completely effortless. Simply grab a bag of baby carrots and lather them in the glaze. No chopping or slicing required. Then, you let the oven do the rest of the work. Easy as pie.

Enjoy these sticky glazed carrots with a generous serving of your Mississippi roast for a hearty and healthy meal.

What the chef says…

“You can make these with any carrots, not just baby carrots.  Just try to use carrots that are similar in thickness (as opposed to some thick and huge and the others skinny).  If you do need to slice some of the bigger carrots lengthwise to even out the thickness, go head and do that! You can keep the carrots full in length or chop the up into smaller pieces before roasting.”

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Creamed Spinach

4.7 ⭐️ (7 ratings) | 25 mins

Creamed spinach is a steakhouse classic, but it’s also a fabulous side dish for your Mississippi pot roast.

Not only does this fill up your veggie quota, but its rich, creamy goodness helps cut through the roast’s robust, savory notes.

I use baby spinach for this recipe because they’re smaller and more tender. Although you can still use regular spinach — just chop them up to make them more manageable.

What readers are saying…

“I made this tonight and it’s a winner!

Made this creamed spinach last week and it was EXCELLENT, Exactly how I remember it from steak houses. Easier to prepare than I expected.”

🌱 Dairy-free Creamed Spinach
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Adventurous Pairings

The classics are great, but don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. A Mississippi roast is versatile enough that it pairs excellently with dishes you wouldn’t think of serving with it.

Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms

4.4 ⭐️ (23 ratings) | 30 mins

Looking for your next comfort food obsession? Try this combo: Mississippi roast and creamy polenta with sauteed mushrooms.

You’ll fall in love with it. It’s warm, hearty, and filling. The polenta will mix with all the gravy from the roast, while the mushroom adds an earthy, umami flavor that’ll leave you wanting more.

And you really don’t have to stick with the mushrooms. I switch things up and use sauteed greens with grated parm whenever I feel like it.

What the chef says…

The classic cornmeal-to-liquid ratio for cooking polenta is 1 part cornmeal to 4 parts water (similar to grits). And to make your polenta more flavorful, I recommend using vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.

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Lemon Parmesan Risotto

4.6 ⭐️ (164 ratings) | 35 mins

If you’re feeling really indulgent then risotto makes a great side for Mississippi pot roast.

The roast and the risotto are both quite heavy dishes, but the acidity from the ranch flavors in the gravy and the lemon in the risotto keep things from getting too rich.

The only caveat with risotto is it needs your undivided attention. You’ll need to continuously stir the rice for 20-25 minutes to achieve that creamy consistency. It’s tedious, but worth it — just think of it as your arm work-out for the day!

What readers are saying…

“I made this last night and I can confirm it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe it was perfect x”

This risotto was the creamiest and most delicious I’ve ever had! My wife raved about it.

I made this last night to have as a side with supper, it was excellent and I will be making it again!

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Spicy Soft Tacos

4.8 ⭐️ (5 ratings) | 40 mins

If you’re a fan of Taco Bell, then you’re going to love this one.

The tortillas are loaded with warm crisp potatoes along with shredded iceberg lettuce and a chipotle sauce. Add a few spoonfuls of Mississippi roast inside and you’ll have the best taco you’ve ever tasted. And for balance, I like topping these meaty tacos off with pico de gallo.

Move over pulled pork, there’s a new taco filling in town!

What readers are saying…

“Well, I did not expect that I just had a Taco Bell spicy potato soft taco and I am a foodie and I hate Taco Bell and this was a really really good dish.”

This is what I’m making for my future bride tonight. Upon request, of course.

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Jicama Fries

4.9 ⭐️ (15 ratings) | 40 mins

If you’ve had enough french fries and sweet potato fries – try jicama fries.

They have the same lightly crisp exteriors and fluffy insides. But the biggest perk is they have fewer calories than potatoes, making them a slightly healthier option.

Taylor from the Girl on Bloor uses a blend of paprika, garlic, and chili powder to season these jicama fries, giving them a nice spice that pairs well with the tangy notes of your pot roast.

What the chef says…

“Fantastic recipe!! I used my fries for loaded nacho fries. (Nacho cheese, jicama, chorizo and jalapeños).”

‘I am in the fortunate position of being able to grow Jicama in my vegetable garden, and delighted to find a recipe for it.”

Jiffy Cornbread Waffles

4.9 ⭐️ (15 ratings) | 40 mins

Got some leftover Mississippi roast from last night’s dinner? Heat it up and serve it over these cornbread waffles!

All the juices and sauce fill the waffles’ pockets perfectly, making each bite extra flavorful. And their subtle sweetness is exactly what you need with a dish as meaty and robust as Mississippi roast.

Nellie Bellie keeps this recipe simple by using Jiffy Cornbread mix, but I like adding grated cheddar cheese for that extra dose of creamy, salty goodness.

What readers are saying…

This thing right here is amazing!! And I love that it’s so quick and My 18 month old twins loved them! Definitely a favorite!

“I am hooked and so wish I had this recipe years ago for my chili crock pot dinners!!

I used real unsalted butter instead of the oil and light cream. Absolutely perfect.

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What To Serve With a Mississippi Roast

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your Mississippi roast.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi roast side dishes, what to serve with a Mississippi roast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 275kcal


  • 1 portion Mississippi roast


  • Prepare your Mississippi roast according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: classic mashed potatoes, apple coleslaw, hawaiian buns, creamy polenta with sauteed mushrooms, lemon parmesan risotto, butter dipped biscuits, three bean salad, spicy potato soft tacos, cheesy hashbrown casserole, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, garlic butter noodles, jicama fries, and honey glazed carrots.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 275kcal

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