If you’re wondering what to serve with your potato gratin, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for potato gratin.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with potato gratin are kale and Brussel sprouts salad or balsamic roasted mushrooms. Some good centrepiece options are steak or honey baked ham. Korean short ribs are perfect if you’re looking for something different, and cauliflower steak is a good vegetarian option.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
If you haven’t tried making steak at home yet, you’re missing out.
It’s one of the simplest (yet tastiest) entrees you can make as an accompaniment to potato gratin.
To get started, all you need is a good, high-quality steak like New York strip or ribeye and your preferred seasoning.
I’m a fan of simple salt and pepper.
This pan-seared steak recipe will walk you through everything you need to know to achieve perfectly cooked steaks at home.
Roasted garlic butter chicken
You can make even the most ordinary weeknight dinner memorable when you serve this roasted chicken dish next to a potato gratin.
The garlic butter keeps the chicken moist, and it has a lemon dressing to add some much needed acidity.
It doesn’t take too much work either – just 15 minutes of prep time.
This roasted garlic butter chicken dish is easy enough for the everyday, but also fancy enough for guests.
Shredded kale and brussel sprouts salad
Potato gratin is creamy, rich, and indulgent.
So it makes sense to serve something a bit lighter on the side.
You’d normally see kale and sprouts roasted or steamed on the plate, but did you know you can eat them raw too?
They have a slightly more bitter flavor when they’re raw which cuts through the creaminess of the potato gratin wonderfully.
Serve this shredded kale and brussels sprouts salad if you’re looking for something a bit different.
Pull off the best dinner party ever by serving a show-stopping beef wellington with your luxurious potato gratin.
A perfectly made beef wellington will always impress.
It’s got flaky, buttery crust and pink, medium-rare beef that melts in your mouth. Need I say more?
You can even whip up a classic red wine sauce to finish off the meal.
Follow this a super detailed recipe to make an amazing beef wellington.
Cauliflower steak with walnut pesto
Giving meatless Mondays a try?
Cauliflower steak is a great vegetarian centerpiece that will hold its own against a potato gratin.
These cauliflower steaks, seasoned with garlic powder and paprika, pack a nice flavor punch.
But if you’d like to take it up a notch, you can also make a herby sauce like walnut pesto.
Pesto will be a great match for the cheesiness of potato gratin.
These cauliflower steaks with walnut pesto are so good that you’ll want to have them every week.
A side of earthy green vegetables like asparagus is an excellent accompaniment to a dish as lush as potato gratin.
They’re colorful and have some bite to them.
And jazzing them up by wrapping them with streaky bacon adds a hint of smokiness to tie the dish together.
Watch out! These bacon-wrapped asparagus are so addictive that you might finish a plate of them by yourself.
Psst… use honey-cured bacon, and if you can’t get asparagus, use green beans.
Korean short ribs (kalbi)
Want to go on a culinary fusion adventure?
Serve your potato gratin with a generous helping of these Korean short ribs, also known as kalbi.
The juicy, fall-off-the-bone kalbi ribs are covered in a sticky sweet-spicy glaze that will leave you licking your fingers.
Barbecuing meat usually takes time, but you’ll only need about 35 minutes to make these instant pot Korean Short ribs.
Honey glazed ham
You can’t have a holiday dinner without a honey-glazed ham. It’s just as decadent as potato gratin.
And ham makes the best leftovers. It can feed you for days!
You can cook the ham in the oven, but it’s even better if you have a slow cooker.
This slow cooker honey mustard glazed ham is tender, juicy, sweet, and salty.
Balsamic roasted mushrooms
Looking for a simple but yummy vegetable side for your potato gratin?
Make these roasted mushrooms.
These naturally umami-packed mushrooms are made even more flavorful by tossing them in a balsamic-soy mixture.
And the tartness of the balsamic vinegar works really well with the creamy potatoes.
Check out closetcooking for the recipe.
These baked eggplant rounds are an excellent vegetarian side dish to go with potato gratin.
The crispy coating will add some crunch to the meal and hide the vegetable inside so picky kids will wolf them down!
The secret to getting your eggplants perfectly crisp?
You need to draw out as much liquid as you can from your eggplants and keep them dry before breading.
And luckily you won’t have to bust out your deep fryer to make these impossibly crispy baked eggplant rounds.
Salmon potato gratin
Want to make your gratin the star of the show?
Instead of serving things on the side, you can add them into your gratin instead.
I like adding salmon because it’s strongly flavored enough to hold its own, but won’t overpower the dish either.
But you can get creative and add different vegetables (leeks work well) or meats like bacon.
Justonecookbook makes a dreamy salmon potato gratin.
The best side dishes for potato gratin
- Pan-seared steak
- Roasted garlic butter chicken
- Shredded kale and brussel sprouts salad
- Beef wellington
- Cauliflower steak with walnut pesto
- Bacon-wrapped asparagus
- Korean short ribs (kalbi)
- Honey glazed ham
- Balsamic roasted mushrooms
- Crispy eggplants
- Salmon potato gratin
What To Serve With Potato Gratin
- 1 portion potato gratin
- Prepare your potato gratin according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: pan-seared steak, roasted garlic butter chicken, shredded kale and brussels sprouts salad, beef wellington, cauliflower steak with walnut pesto, bacon-wrapped asparagus, Korean short ribs (kalbi), honey glazed ham, balsamic roasted mushrooms, crispy eggplants, and salmon potato gratin.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!