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What To Serve With Toad In The Hole – 15 Delicious Sides

This article was updated on the 25th of August 2023 for clarity and freshness.

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 15 of the most popular side dishes for a toad in the hole.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with a 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.

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.

British Classics

Stick to toad in the hole’s English roots and serve it up alongside these classic British dishes! My personal favorite is baked beans, but you can never go wrong with a side of peas.

British Baked Beans

5.0 ⭐️ (24 ratings) | 10 mins

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

You can easily pop open a can, but everything is better when homemade! The secret is to use cooked beans to cut down your cooking time. Andrea from The Petite Cook recommends using cooked navy beans sold in jars because they hold their shape better.

What the chef says…

“Baked beans freeze great! Divide leftovers into portions and store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat for 5 minutes or until hot.”

🥬 Tuscan Tomato Bean Soup with Kale
🇬🇷 Greek Butter Beans
🇺🇸 Southern Baked Beans

Carrot and Swede Mash

5.0 ⭐️ (12 ratings) | 30 mins

Carrot and swede mash is a classic British accompaniment that also works as a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.

It has the same creamy consistency you’d get with regular mashed potatoes and comes with a lightly sweet, nutty flavor that’ll have your guests coming back for more. This recipe also adds a bay leaf and a pinch of nutmeg, which helps further elevate the flavor of this mash.

Enjoy this brightly colored mash with a generous helping of gravy alongside your main dish for a hearty meal.

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

What readers are saying…

“I had no idea what a swede was! But I’m all about roasted root vegetables, so a mash is just up my alley! This looks like a wonderful holiday side dish.”

“Such a simple and delicious side dish and a lovely change from standard mashed potatoes.”

“Carrots are so delicious and I love the addition of the nutmeg in your recipe! I can’t wait to give this one a try!”

😋 Carrot Puree with Ginger
Roasted Mashed Swede
🍯 Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Cauliflower Cheese

5.0 ⭐️ (66 ratings) | 1 hr

Take your main dish to the next level by making a casserole of decadent cauliflower cheese to go with it.

Who needs gravy with toad in the hole when you have a decadent mornay sauce made with gruyere and Red Leicester cheese?

While most recipes start with boiling the cauliflower florets, Nagi’s version calls for roasting them. This makes the veg tastier and ensures your delectable sauce won’t get watery.

What readers are saying…

“What a dangerous cauli recipe! I made a little 2 person pan and am trying not to go back and eat the rest. I used what I had, tasty cheese and a ball of moz.”

“Just made this and it was SO good! And I don’t usually like cauliflower!”

“Just cooked this for Christmas dinner & received multiple compliments.”

🌱 Vegan Cauliflower Cheese
🥘 Roasted Cauliflower Soup
🧈 Garlic Butter Mashed Cauliflower

Sweet Peas with Brown Butter

5.0 ⭐️ (1 rating) | 15 mins

Add a touch of green to your main dish with these sweet peas with brown butter.

The nuttiness from the brown butter, plus the natural sweetness of the peas makes for a delicious flavor combination. The addition of the mint also brings a refreshing bite to the whole dish.

But my favorite part about this dish is how easy it is to make. It’s ready in 15 minutes and everything is cooked in one pan, also making clean-up a breeze.

What the chef says…

“And I know I keep talking about fresh peas….and spring peas but the truth of the matter is, you can totally pull off this recipe with a bag of frozen, thawed peas. You won’t taste much difference…”

🇬🇧 Minted Mushy Peas
😇 Vegan Mushy Peas
🧀 Cheesy Peas

Vegetable Toad in the Hole

5.0 ⭐️ (3 ratings) | 1 hr 20 mins

Pressed for time? Skip the idea of making a side dish and beef up your toad in the hole instead with veggies.

This recipe uses a medley of bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and mushrooms. I also like adding fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme to complement the sweetness of the veg and the savory notes of the sausage.

This dish is like an all-in-one meal, excellent for any time of the day.

What readers are saying…

“This was very good, and the veggies reduced the guilt of the pudding.”

“I made this today and it was really lovely. 🙂 And practically no work at all.”

“I do love toad in the hole, and how inspired to add some veg to it as well – roasted veg make every dish better!”

🥕 Vegetarian Carrot Toad in the Hole
😍 Mini Toads in the Hole

Veggie Sides and Salads

Toad in the hole is hearty on its own, but pairing it with a side of veggies or a fresh salad will complete the meal.

Roasted Garlic Potatoes

4.9 ⭐️ (14 ratings) | 35 mins

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

They’re so good that I’m always tempted to serve them for dinner every week.

What readers are saying…

“These potatoes are absolute perfection. At first, I thought it was too over-seasoned, but I was wrong. Followed the directions exactly and they turned out so good!”

“Made these for the family, they absolutely raved about them! Will definitely put this on the make-again list! So flavorful!!”

“These potatoes are out of this world good. We had no leftovers!!”

🍋 Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes
🍠 Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
🍟 Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

4.9 ⭐️ (45 ratings) | 20 mins

Toad in the hole is great, but it lacks a veggie element to make it a well-rounded meal.

And that’s where this side dish comes in. Crisp-tender green beans, flavored with lemon, parmesan, and garlic – what’s not to love?

And if you love spicy food like me, a pinch of red pepper flakes goes great with these green beans too.

What readers are saying…

“Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. Looking for more of your yummy recipes.”

“Wow this was amazing, even my father-in-law said so, he couldn’t stop eating it, he was lucky enough to take leftovers home…”

“Best green beans I ever had. The garlic, lemon, and parmesan make them not taste like green beans.”

Air Fryer Green Beans
🇫🇷 Green Beans Almondine
🌿 Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

Orange Fennel Watercress Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (4 ratings) | 20 mins

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 lemony vinaigrette and the orange slices. This makes for a perfectly balanced salad that helps cut through the smoky, savory flavors.

Psst… can’t find watercress? I’ve made this with arugula a couple of times and it always turns out great.

What readers are saying…

“Such a perfect salad for the season! The flavors together with the lemon dressing must be so refreshing. Just what I’m craving right now.”

“Such a lovely winter salad!”

“The guests loved the taste and the presentation. Not a drop left. Rave reviews.”

🍐 Arugula Pear Salad
🧀 Parmesan Chopped Salad
🍂 Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sauteed Peppers and Onions

5.0 ⭐️ (4 ratings) | 20 mins

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 sausages. You can even drench this dish with the onion gravy to make it extra special.

Psst… got leftovers? No worries, recipe creator Cheyanne lists a ton of dishes you can serve them with. I personally love them as a topper for my breakfast avocado toast!

What readers are saying…

“Recipe sounds amazing. I love how you have shown a step-by-step picture-based recipe…”

“The absolute best way to make your kitchen smell ah-mazing! Love sauteed peppers and onions for many, many, many reasons!”

“What a delightful veggie stirfry! I have some Greek seasoning in the pantry and this would be a great recipe to use it.”

🇮🇹 Peperonata
🔥 Grilled Bell Peppers
Marinated Roasted Bell Peppers

Creamy Cucumber Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (564 ratings) | 5 mins

This cucumber salad is another quick and easy side dish you can make to accompany your main dish.

The combination of English cucumbers and sour cream dressing creates a refreshingly tangy contrast to offset your sausages’ smoky, savory goodness.

Plus, the dill brings a subtle citrusy kick, but I also like adding fresh chives for an extra oniony twist.

What readers are saying…

“Absolutely love this cucumber salad. It is refreshing, it is light. I’m absolutely in love with it!”

“Amazing recipe! This is one of my daughter’s absolute favorites, which she asks for specifically and often, lol.”

“Absolutely love this salad! It’s like tzatziki but make it a dressing 🤍 I tweaked it and used plain Greek yogurt to add more protein.”

😇 Shirazi Salad
🇬🇷 Greek Salad

Creamed Leeks

4.5 ⭐️ (22 ratings) | 17 mins

Leeks are often overlooked and are often only used for soup bases. But did you know that you can transform them into a delicious side dish with a little cream?

It’s incredibly simple, although the leeks’ mellow oniony flavor combined with the double cream goes perfectly with your smoky-sweet main dish.

I also like adding a pinch of red pepper flakes just to add a touch of heat to shake things up.

What readers are saying…

“Love this combo of flavors for these creamed leeks! So tasty!”

“This is such a delicious way to enjoy leeks!

A beautiful creamy side dish this time of year is so comforting and homey.”

🥬 Sauteed Spinach and Leeks
Parmesan Roasted Leeks

Jazzed-up Favorites

Getting bored of the usual side dishes? These jazzed-up classics are here to save the day! Serve them with your toad in the hole for a deliciously satisfying meal.

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (564 ratings) | 5 mins

Mashed potatoes are the go-to side 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. A teaspoon of wasabi gives your creamy mashed potatoes just the right amount of heat to tickle your taste buds.

And if you can tolerate a bit more heat, I recommend adding another 1/2 teaspoon of wasabi.

What readers are saying…

“Wow! These look totally scrumptious. It might actually help the fact that my beau is a carbaholic and I’m actually growing tired of mashed potatoes.”

“What a tasty way to give mashed potatoes a little kick! Bland taters are just the worst.”

🍄 Truffle Mashed Potatoes
😇 Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes
🧘‍♀️ Parsnip Puree

Drunken Mushrooms

4.6 ⭐️ (16 ratings) | 30 mins

Feeling adventurous? Skip the usual onion gravy and make these drunken mushrooms to go with your main dish instead.

With this dish, you’re getting a two-for-one deal. A finger-licking sauce and juicy, umami-filled mushrooms for a heartier meal.

Michelle from Blackberry Babe recommends using dark beer for this recipe, but don’t go too bitter!

What readers are saying…

“These mushrooms are exactly what I need for dinner tonight! They are fabulous!”

“These mushrooms look divine!”

🧄 Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
🇮🇹 Creamy Tuscan Mushrooms

Whiskey Maple Bacon Jam

4.8 ⭐️ (6 ratings) | 40 mins

Elevate your humble toad in the hole by serving it alongside this delicious whiskey maple bacon jam.

It boasts the perfect balance of sweet, savory, tangy, and spicy flavors that make it oh-so-addictive. Add dollops of it all throughout your dish to get that delectable flavor combo in every bite.

Psst… got leftovers? This jam is also great for burgers and charcuterie boards.

What readers are saying…

“Made this, definitely a killer!!! Merci beaucoup!”

“This looks amazing!”

“Hi, this recipe is delicious… If anybody is going to make this you might want to have an extra jar or 2 on hand.”

🍅 Sweet and Spicy Tomato Jam
🦃 Cranberry Relish
🧅 Caramelized Onion Jam

Apple Slaw

4.8 ⭐️ (5 ratings) | 15 mins

Not a fan of leafy salads? This slaw is another excellent way to add freshness to your main dish.

The sweetness of the apples combined with the dressing is exactly what you need to cut through the sausages’ savory flavors. Plus, the crunch from the fennel and walnuts provides a well-needed textural contrast.

This slaw comes together in a flash, but I prefer to make this ahead of time and let it chill for a bit in the fridge for flavors to meld and develop.

What the chef says…

“Thin slicing is key to the slaw. If you don’t have a mandoline, the apple and vegetable can be grated or sliced super thin by hand.”

😍 Classic Coleslaw
🌱 Jicama Slaw

What To Serve With Toad In The Hole – 15 Best Side Dishes

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 wasabi mashed potatoes
  • 1 portion apple slaw
  • 1 portion roasted garlic potatoes
  • 1 portion lemon parmesan green beans
  • 1 portion sauteed peppers and onions
  • 1 portion cauliflower cheese … and more


  • 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 bmaple bacon jam, apple slaw, and carrot and spring onion toad in the hole.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 298kcal

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