If you’re wondering what to serve with your meat pie you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for meat pie.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with meat pie are beef broth gravy, southern baked beans, butter pepper carrots, and minted mushy peas. Try pickled red cabbage, green garlic beans with parmesan, and blue cheese chopped salad for healthier options. You can also serve carrot and parsnip mash and sweet potato fries.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Beef broth gravy
Your meat pie might already have some gravy inside, but I find it’s never enough.
I like my pastry to be DRIPPING in gravy, so I always make sure to have extra on hand.
This beef broth gravy doesn’t require any drippings to make and is super tasty.
And to make it even more special, toss some mushrooms into the mix for a boost of umami.
Psst… use the gravy as a dipping sauce for your sweet potato fries. It’s so good!
Spice up your meat pie with some horseradish mash.
Horseradish has a fiery flavor that works really well with red meat.
And if you don’t like horseradish, you can get a similar effect with mustard (or wasabi if you’re feeling brave).
The chucky chef adds caramelized onions to their horseradish mash for a mouthwatering combination.
You’ll never want plain mash again!
Southern baked beans
Baked beans are like a meat pie’s best friend.
They’re hearty and flavorful, and the sauce is so good you’ll be mopping the plate clean with the pastry.
Southern baked beans are sweet from the molasses, smokey from the bacon, and a little tangy from the vinegar.
Your friends will be begging for seconds -and thirds – and fourths!
Must love home has an excellent recipe for southern baked beans passed down from their grandma.
Minted mushy peas
Peas are a traditional side for meat pie and you can take them up a notch by adding mint.
The mint has a cooling effect on the palate that is strangely addictive, so make a big batch of these peas!
You can use fresh or frozen peas, and you can use dried mint if you can’t find fresh mint.
You can also try adding other herbs like parsley or chives to change things up.
Check out Greatbritishrecipes for a quintessentially British recipe.
Roasted garlic butter potatoes
We’ve had mash, now it’s time for roast potatoes to take center stage.
The crunchy texture of these roast potatoes will add some much needed bite to the plate, and the garlic butter keeps the insides fluffy.
Feel Good Foodie’s recipe also uses parmesan to get an extra layer of crispiness.
They’re easy to make too! What more could you want.
Pickled red cabbage
What’s better than a meat pie?
A meat pie with pickled cabbage on the side, of course!
Pickled red cabbage adds a brilliant pop of color to the dish. And the sour, tart flavor will help cut through a super rich or fatty pie.
You’ll need to plan ahead for this pickled red cabbage, but it’s well worth it.
Sweet potato fries
Sweet-potato fries will take your meat pie to the next level.
They’re delicious, they’re crunchy, and they’re a healthier alternative to regular potato fries.
Another bonus: they’re super kid friendly so ideal when you’re going to have lots of small mouths to feed.
Check out gimmesomeoven’s recipe for ultra-crispy sweet potato fries.
Garlic green beans with parmesan
Garlic green beans with parmesan is a simple side dish that pairs perfectly with a meat pie.
They couldn’t be easier to make, and they’re great for anyone who’s left things to the last minute.
If you don’t have green beans in, you can adapt the recipe for any green vegetable. Asparagus, peas, or even spinach.
These garlic green beans have a sprinkle of lemon on top to add a splash of acidity.
Cooking tip… use fresh garlic, not minced from a jar, to get the best flavor.
Apple and blue cheese salad
Looking for something fresh, light, and unique? It’s time to get your salad on.
I’m not talking about any old salad, though – I mean blue cheese chopped salad.
It’s the perfect winter salad with tangy, salty, and creamy flavors and loads of bright, crunchy vegetables.
Seriously – blue cheese and saucy beef is a match made in heaven.
It won’t be for everyone, but I personally can’t get enough of this apple and blue cheese salad with walnuts.
Arugula and snap peas salad
Try this arugula and snap peas salad when you want something refreshing to balance out your heavy meat pie (but don’t like blue cheese).
The snap peas give every bite a sweet crunch, while the bitter arugula and mustard-y kick from the dressing helps to lift the rich taste of the meat’s gravy.
Want to get a taste?
Try this recipe from The Kitchen Magpie.
Carrot and parsnip mash
Are you looking for a healthy side dish that can still soak up gravy?
This carrot and parsnip mash fits the bill.
If you have enough gravy, you don’t even need to flavor the mash. A simple knob of butter or a dash of olive oil will do.
Leave the mash to absorb all the flavors from your meat pie juices and viola – an indulgent (but healthy) side.
Lemon herb steamed cauliflower
Steamed cauliflower with a side of buttery lemon sauce will make a delightful side for your meat pie.
It’s a cinch to prepare, and it’s guaranteed to have people raving about it.
The lemon’s citrusy flavor provides the perfect contrast to the deeper flavors of the meat pie.
Make this lemon herb steamed cauliflower; it’s so good that you’ll want to make it again and again.
Butter pepper carrots
You need vegetables with a meat pie. It’s non-negotiable.
But they don’t have to be boring and bland.
I love how the butter melts into the carrots, so you can taste it in every bite.
And the pepper keeps things from getting too heavy. They look great too with a vibrant range color.
Eat well 101’s butter pepper carrots have some added honey for a sweet twist.
The best side dishes for meat pie
- Beef broth gravy
- Horseradish mash
- Southern baked beans
- Minted mushy peas
- Roasted garlic butter potatoes
- Pickled red cabbage
- Sweet potato fries
- Garlic green beans with parmesan
- Apple and blue cheese salad
- Arugula and snap peas salad
- Carrot and parsnip mash
- Lemon herb steamed cauliflower
- Butter pepper carrots
What To Serve With Meat Pie
- 1 portion meat pie
- Prepare your meat pie according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: beef broth gravy, horseradish mash, southern baked beans, minted mushy peas, roasted garlic butter potatoes, pickled red cabbage, sweet potato fries, garlic green beans with parmesan, apple and blue cheese salad, arugula and snap peas salad, carrot and parsnip mash, lemon herb steamed cauliflower, and butter pepper carrots.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!