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What To Serve With Toad In The Hole – 13 Delicious Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your toad in the hole, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for toad in the hole.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with toad in the hole are wasabi mashed potatoes, sweet peas, carrot and swede mash, and roasted garlic potatoes. Try lemon parmesan green beans, sauteed peppers, and watercress salad for healthier options. You can also serve British baked beans and cauliflower cheese.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Wasabi mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the go-to dish to make your toad in the hole a heartier meal. 

But if you find your basic mashed potatoes boring, try this tasty variation instead. 

Adding a teaspoon of wasabi will give your creamy mashed potatoes just the right amount of heat. 

If you want more, this recipe from Blue Cheese Bungalow recommends adding another ½ teaspoon to your potatoes for some serious kick.

Sweet peas with brown butter

Add a touch of green to your toad in the hole with these sweet peas with brown butter. 

The nuttiness from the brown butter, plus the natural sweetness of the peas make for a delicious flavor combination. 

The addition of the mint also adds a refreshing bite to the whole dish. 

These sweet peas with brown butter and mint are one of the easiest side dishes you can make for a last-minute meal.

Carrot and swede mash

Watching your calorie intake? 

Carrot and swede mash is the ideal healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.

The buttery swede, sweet carrot, and a handful of herbs make for a tasty, creamy mash to go with your toad in the hole.

You might forget your typical mashed potatoes with how delicious this carrot and swede mash is.

Pro Tip: Use a blender for this mash to achieve the same smooth consistency as mashed potatoes. 

Roasted garlic potatoes

Switch things up from your typical mashed potato side dish and give these roasted garlic potatoes a try. 

These baby potatoes are roasted and infused with garlic, herbs, bacon, and parmesan. 

The result?

Extra crispy potatoes with super fluffy insides and a smoky, nutty flavor. 

You’ll want to have these roasted garlic potatoes every day of the week. 

Pro Tip: Make a hearty portion of onion gravy to spoon over these tasty potatoes and your toad in the hole. Yum. 

British baked beans

Turn your toad hole into the ultimate comfort meal with a generous helping of British baked beans. 

British baked beans are better homemade, and they’re effortless to cook from scratch. 

The secret is using cooked beans to cut down your cooking time. 

With this nifty hack, you only need 15 minutes to make these British baked beans

Cauliflower cheese

Take your toad in the hole to the next level by making a casserole of decadent cauliflower cheese to go with it. 

Imagine scooping a serving of these cheese-covered cauliflower florets over your toad in the hole? 

If that doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will. 

Just make sure you won’t be heading anywhere else but your sofa after eating this meal. 

Take a page out of RecipeTinEats’ book and roast your cauliflower instead of boiling them – you’ll get better flavor and no risk of watering down your sauce.

Lemon parmesan green beans 

Toad in the hole is an excellent dish, but it sorely lacks a veggie element to make it a well-rounded meal.

This dish is an excellent solution to that! 

Crisp-tender green beans, flavored with lemon, parmesan, and garlic – what’s not to love? 

It’ll only take 15 minutes to get these garlic green beans to the kitchen table from your stovetop. 

Drunken mushrooms

Feeling adventurous?

Skip the usual onion gravy and make these drunken mushrooms to go with your toad in the hole instead.

With this dish, you’re getting tender, umami-filled mushrooms and a finger-licking sauce. 

These drunken mushrooms are a quick, no-fuss addition to your classic toad in the hole. 

Watercress salad 

Curb the guilt of indulging in a toad in the hole by whipping up this healthy, watercress salad as a side dish. 

The bitterness of fresh watercress is offset by the vinaigrette and the other sweet and salty elements of this salad. 

This makes for a perfectly balanced salad that goes superbly with savory flavors. 

This watercress salad with apples will be your ultimate go-to salad for a crisp addition to your lunch or dinner.

Sauteed peppers and onions

The best things in life are simple – like these sauteed peppers and onions. 

They have a delectable sweet and savory flavor, making them the ideal accompaniment to the smokiness of your toad in the hole.

You can even drench this dish with your toad in the hole’s onion gravy to make it extra special. 

These sauteed peppers and onions are a one-pot wonder you’ll wonder how you’ve lived without.

Whiskey bacon and onion chutney 

Elevate your humble toad in the hole by serving it alongside this delicious bacon and onion chutney.

The whiskey adds a depth of sweetness you won’t get with just any kind of syrup. 

Smear this whiskey bacon and onion chutney, or add dollops of it all throughout your toad in the hole to get that savory sweetness in every bite. 

Apple slaw 

Not a fan of leafy salads?

This slaw is another excellent way to add freshness to your toad in the hole. 

The crisp fennel, apples, and walnuts provide a well-needed textural contrast to your soft and chewy sausages and Yorkshire pudding. 

Take Home Grown Happiness’ lead and make a zesty lemon dressing to tie everything together.

Carrot and spring onion toad in the hole

Pressed for time?

Skip the idea of making a side dish and beef up your toad in the hole instead.

You can roast any vegetables with your sausages.

But I typically like to keep things simple and add carrots and spring onions. 

This carrot and spring onion toad in the hole is a delicious, all-in-one meal, perfect for brunch.

The best side dishes for toad in the hole

  • Wasabi mashed potatoes
  • Sweet peas with brown butter
  • Carrot and swede mash
  • Roasted garlic potatoes
  • British baked beans
  • Cauliflower cheese
  • Lemon parmesan green beans
  • Drunken mushrooms
  • Watercress salad
  • Sauteed peppers and onions
  • Whiskey bacon and onion chutney
  • Apple slaw
  • Carrot and spring onion toad in the hole

What To Serve With Toad In The Hole

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your toad in the hole.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: toad in the hole side dishes, what to serve with toad in the hole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 298kcal


  • 1 portion toad in the hole


  • Prepare your toad in the hole according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: wasabi mashed potatoes, sweet peas with brown butter, carrot and swede mash, roasted garlic potatoes, British baked beans, cauliflower cheese, lemon parmesan green beans, drunken mushrooms, watercress salad, sauteed peppers and onions, whiskey bacon and onion chutney, apple slaw, and carrot and spring onion toad in the hole.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 298kcal

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