If you’re searching for what to serve with brisket, you’ve come to the right place!
This list of the best sides for brisket is sure to take your entrée to the next level.
Brisket is the ultimate comfort food in my book.
After all, it is a juicy and succulent type of meat that just melts in your mouth.
As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also one of the most versatile main dishes ever because it goes well with a wide array of side dishes.
Yes, a well-cooked brisket is a whole meal on its own, but there are many side dishes out there that can take your succulent slab of meat to new heights.
Whether you like to pair it with corn, bread, potatoes, coleslaw, or veggies, brisket will taste equally divine.
So, without further ado, let’s explore some of my favorite brisket side dishes!
1. Scalloped Potatoes
Potatoes and beef are my all-time favorite combination.
When it comes to a potato dish that goes well with brisket, nothing works better than creamy, scalloped potatoes.
The thinly sliced potatoes, with their cheesy, creamy, and smoky taste, make for a heavenly dish you will never tire of.
You can use a mandolin to get those wafer-thin potato rounds vital for incredible scalloped potatoes.
Ah, the formidable pairing of bread and brisket!
I can go on and on about how the richness and tenderness of challah bread provide the perfect balance for the juiciness of the brisket drippings.
However, the distinctive braiding of challah bread can be tricky to achieve, which is where pull-apart challah rolls come into the picture.
You can bake these easy-to-prepare rolls in a regular baking dish.
The secret to their braided appearance lies in plain-old knotting!
You can tear and pull the rolls and devour them with your brisket.
Yes, another potato side dish!
In my defense, I just couldn’t resist adding potato skins to this list of amazing brisket side dishes because they taste just so divine with brisket.
There’s just something so mouthwateringly irresistible about the crispy potato skin and the soft, savory filling!
Plus, potato skins take a while to get the potatoes baked up the first time, but once that’s done, the rest comes together quickly.
Then, fill the crispy skins with your favorite toppings and bake or broil again.
If you are still wondering what to serve with brisket, how about a mix of roasted veggies, such as butternut squash and red bell peppers?
I just love roasted veggies because of how easy they are to prepare.
All you have to do is cut and toss your favorite vegetable in a large bowl, coat them evenly with a mix of oil and a bit of vinegar (this recipe calls for balsamic).
Then roast them at fairly high heat to get those slightly charred edges.
The slightly browned edges of the veggies add a nice, crispy texture to them and the seasoning brings a complex range of flavors to the dish.
Coleslaw has to be the ultimate lifesaver among all the side dishes to have ever been created.
Well, it’s just so easy to prepare, is incredibly popular, and adds a nice crunch to many meals.
All you need are chopped veggies such as cabbage, kale, and carrots and a creamy coleslaw dressing.
For this recipe, it calls for thinly sliced, crisp apples for a hint of sweetness, too.
Simply mix everything and serve this delightfully crunchy and decadent dish alongside your freshly cooked brisket.
6. Corn Pudding
If you’re looking for brisket side dishes that qualify as the ultimate comfort foods, then look no further than Corn Pudding.
Although corn pudding is typically sweet, you can give the dish a secret twist by adding a savory taste to it so it goes well with your brisket.
Simply add some onions and thyme to the regular corn pudding recipe for a savory corn dish that will win your family over.
If you are trying to figure out something unique to serve with brisket, then this is the ideal dish.
Grilled Peaches are unique and will forever be your favorite way to serve peaches.
The first time that I served this at a dinner party, I didn’t get the plate to the table before everyone had eaten them.
My advice is to cook more than you think that people will eat.
8. Baked Beans
Look, when I was growing up, baked beans were pretty boring.
WOW, they have come a long way now!
This Baked Beans recipe is jam-packed with flavor.
Combining soy sauce and barbecue sauce, and all of the other spices, it is just bursting with layers of flavor.
It may seem odd at first but trust me, your taste buds won’t let you forget about this recipe.
Now, I am not even sure if it is legal to eat brisket without mac and cheese.
Mac and cheese is the most famous side dish for brisket.
This baked mac and cheese is creamy, outrageously cheesy and features crisp panko breadcrumbs on top.
If you add some bacon to the mix, purists may balk, but it adds a lovely smoky bite.
When you are looking for a side dish recipe that goes well with brisket, you should give some serious consideration to the almighty fried green tomato.
When making Fried Green Tomatoes, be sure to pick firm tomatoes.
They will fry up better, keep their shape, and the coating will adhere to them best.
We even cooked our version of fried green tomatoes in the air fryer the other day.
We used ranch dressing but traditionally, they are served with comeback sauce.
A cold and creamy pasta salad is a refreshing side dish to serve with brisket.
This recipe uses ranch seasoning, so it is a little extra kick of flavor that pairs with brisket.
If you can get your hands on fresh dill for this salad, we highly recommend it.
It isn’t crucial but it just adds something special.
12. Corn On The Cob
No matter how you cook corn on the cob, it will be fantastic.
It is just one of those foods that people enjoy eating.
The fact that, as adults we get to pick up this food and eat with our hands just makes it more fun!
We even had a corn-on-the-cob party and tested out 4 different ways to grill corn.
It was fun.
You can also cook corn on the cob in several other ways.
We often boil corn on the cob and slather it with butter, pepper, and salt.
You can serve it right off the cob or let it cool slightly, then remove the kernels before serving, but that’s an extra step that I usually don’t have the patience for.
No matter how you season and serve your corn on the cob, it will be an ideal side for brisket.
This Creamy Broccoli Salad is an ideal side dish for brisket because it adds a crunchy texture to the meal.
You sure don’t want your meat to be crunchy but having a variety of textures on the plate just makes a hearty meal better.
This side dish is a great way to sneak in a vegetable or two without the kids even noticing.
The creaminess of the salad will complement the broccoli and make even the most reluctant vegetable eater go back for seconds.
The best and fastest way to prepare asparagus is by steaming it.
It is a vegetable that, when cooked right, becomes tender without becoming bland or mushy.
Dress this vegetable with melted butter, garlic, and lemon juice for a tasty side dish.
Brussels sprouts often have a bad reputation because of how it tastes when steamed, but this recipe will make you see this infamous vegetable in a new light.
This amazing side dish will have anyone, even the kids, eating this infamous vegetable.
You can serve these Brussel sprouts as a side dish for your weeknight dinners.
Beautiful carrots make an elegant side dish that is an excellent accompaniment for briskets.
These flavorful carrots have the ideal balance of tangy and sweet, thanks to the lemon juice and honey in the mix.
You can even cook it in a way that it is soft enough to be mashed, but you can also adjust it, so it has a bit of a crunch.
This refreshing Brazilian Tomato Salad recipe is full of flavor.
It is made with fresh oregano, chunks of juicy tomatoes, and topped with croutons.
The Brazilian dressing adds texture and a salty kick, making it a real showstopper.
You can serve this Brazilian salad as a side dish to briskets and Brazilian barbecue.
There are several unique and interesting ways to enjoy fresh corn on the cob, and the creamed version is one of them.
It is naturally sweet, fresh, and filling.
This recipe is not only a great dish to serve together with fried chicken, briskets, or steaks, but it is also suited for nights when you just want a light dinner.
Adding beer to the batter makes hush puppies crispier and lighter in texture.
The recipe also includes onions and jalapeño peppers, and to jazz them up, you can add a few drops of Tabasco sauce.
Serve these hush puppies with barbecue, catfish, briskets, or seafood.
20. Pickled Cucumber
This Cucumber Pickle recipe has the right blend of sweet and salty.
This side dish is snappy and crunchy and goes well with sandwiches, meat, and Korean meals.
Pickled cucumbers are popular in Korea, so if you are a fan of the cuisine, this recipe is for you.
The recipe features large sweet bell peppers like cubanelles and poblanos.
Colored bell peppers like orange, yellow, and purple are the sweetest, and they look really pretty as a dish.
This red cabbage makes for an excellent condiment as it goes with everything.
The pickled cabbage is tangy and full of flavors, plus its bright color gives life to the plate.
You can spoon some cabbages on top of steaks, briskets, hot dogs, tacos, burgers, and sandwiches.
If you love potato salad, you will fall in love with this version.
It is a hot potato salad with tender and juicy red potatoes and crisp bacon in a tangy and savory dressing for the ultimate side dish.
You can serve it as part of your summer grilling or while celebrating Oktoberfest.
24. Shirazi Salad
Shirazi Salad is a simple and delectable Persian cucumber and tomato salad with many herbs.
It is dressed in extra virgin olive oil and citrus, and it makes for an incredible side to almost any type of entrée.
Do you like Shishito peppers?
If you do, this is the side dish you can pair your briskets with.
These thin-skinned little green peppers are mild on the spice scale but eat them all at once, and your eyes will water.
It may be challenging, but it is fun and irresistible to eat.
Crispy baked sweet potato fries make for a quick and tasty side dish.
The thinly cut sweet potatoes are tossed with olive oil and seasoned with paprika, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper.
It is cooked until crispy and served with chipotle.
This refreshing Tomato Cucumber Salad features juicy and ripe tomatoes, fresh and succulent cucumbers, and crisp red onions.
The ingredients are dressed in a sweet yet tangy red wine vinaigrette, and every bite is bursting with Mediterranean flavors.
28. Arugula Salad
This Arugula Salad with tart lemon balsamic dressing is a flexible recipe that goes really well with anything.
It is customizable: Add cherry tomatoes, arugula, carrot ribbons, and Parmesan makes it beautiful enough to be worthy of the weekend.
Do you need an excellent side dish you can make in just minutes?
You can try these Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes.
The sweet potatoes are cubed and tossed in salt, pepper, and olive oil and mixed with sage and fresh garlic.
They are roasted until they have a caramelized and crispy exterior.
Cornbread is filled with a sweet and sunny flavor.
It features flour, eggs, sugar, butter, milk, and cornmeal, this side dish is appreciated for its simplicity.
You can choose to season your cornbread, or you can add more butter on top as soon as it is out of the oven and let it melt to give the dish more flavor.
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread In An Iron Skillet
Sweet fresh peaches are combined with mozzarella and ripe tomatoes in a twist on the classic Caprese Salad.
This is a great way to enjoy peaches, especially when they are in season.
You can serve them on a small salad plate, or you can make a whole bowl for the entire family.
This pasta salad showcases the sweet flavor of zucchini, complemented by red onions, mozzarella, and parsley.
The red wine vinegar and tangy lemon dressing bring all of the ingredients together and make for an excellent side for brisket and barbecue.
You will certainly love this salad of walnuts, crisp greens, and Dijon dressing.
It is a crunchier and creamier Caesar salad.
Toasted walnuts, crisp power greens, and Parmesan are also tossed in.
This Roasted Lemon & Cherry Tomato Vitamin Salad will be your go-to side dish this weekend.
It is fresh, extremely flavorful, and combines impeccable ingredients like pomegranate, mint, and lemon.
They complement the cherry tomatoes and parsley well.
These Baked Green Bean Fries are coated with cheesy and creamy Parmesan cheese and spices.
They are baked until they are golden, crispy, and crunchy.
You can serve these Baked Green Bean Fries as a side dish or an appetizer, or you can eat them as a light meal paired with your favorite wine.
These smashed buffalo potatoes are crispy roasted potatoes mixed with fiery Buffalo sauce and topped with blue cheese and creamy buttermilk sauce.
Serve these potatoes with ranch dressing.
You can make them for game day or if you want a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
This chickpea salad is scrumptious and looks gorgeous on the dinner table.
It is packed with many herbs, vegetables, and almonds and dressed with a tangy balsamic mustard vinaigrette.
The chickpea salad can be served warm or cold, and you can easily make a big batch to share with everyone.
This corn spoon bread is a cheesy dump, stir-and-pour casserole that makes for an excellent side dish.
The cornbread is moist and loaded with zesty jalapenos, corn, and cheese.
39. Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad is one of the most loved salads around.
It has crispy lettuce coated in a creamy dressing and topped with bacon, croutons, eggs, and Parmesan cheese.
You can also top off the salad with turkey cutlets for a meaty spin on this classic favorite.
Our Simple Caesar Salad (Dressing Recipe Included)
40. Avocado Salad
Avocado Salad is filled with tomatoes, onions, fresh salad slices, and a tangy lemon dressing.
This side dish is ideal for vegetarians and those seeking a gluten-free option.
This salad is best served with bread or sourdough loaf.
These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are loaded with gooey cheddar cheese and minced garlic.
The mashed potatoes are creamy and will undoubtedly be a crowd favorite.
You can serve this side dish for the holidays or when you’re having brisket for dinner to make it more special.
These roasted potatoes are tangy, crispy, and mouthwatering.
This is great as a side or served as an appetizer with dip.
It has a similar taste to chips or crisps.
43. Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad is a popular and filling dish you’ve probably grown up eating.
This creamy salad can be made the night before and is often present at picnics, potlucks, and special occasions.
44. Chickpea Salad
Chickpea Salad is crunchy, creamy, fresh, tangy, and salty.
It has lots of textures in one bowl.
It makes for a fantastic side dish when you are short on time.
You can’t beat fresh and ripe tomatoes with basil and feta cheese.
It is as simple as it gets, but it tastes really good.
You can add bacon on top for some crunch and a salty taste.
Cucumber Salad With Limes- matches any main dish.
It is refreshing, cool, and served alongside briskets or grilled fish.
You can put it in buddha bowls or tacos or spoon it over a bowl of nutty quinoa during a busy week.
Our Easy German Cucumber Salad Recipe
These Roasted Parsnips are paired with zesty gremolata to make their sweet and earthy flavor shine.
It is a simple side dish that doesn’t require overnight preparation, so you can serve it anytime.
If you want to give the classic potato salad an interesting twist, you can try these dill potatoes.
They complement any meat, and you will be a fan of the recipe.
The potatoes are tossed with melted butter, fresh dill, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
They are wrapped in a foil packet and carefully placed on the grill.
After grilling them, the potatoes become soft and tender with crispy edges.
This creamy white bean recipe is a warm side dish often served with a big bowl of salad.
It goes well with briskets and other grilled meats.
These mushrooms cooked in butter are savory and have a bit of satisfying crispiness to them.
They are served with burgers, chicken, briskets, and other meals.
You can adjust the recipe to your liking and add as much garlic or butter as you want.
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This Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash is filled with fresh herbs.
It is crispy on the outside and caramelized on the inside.
It is seasoned with cinnamon spice, which gives it a bit of a citrusy note.
The bottom line
I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on what to serve with brisket.
The side dishes for brisket that I’ve mentioned above have their distinctive taste and textures, which work seamlessly with a juicy brisket.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go ahead and try all the brisket sides to find the one that you love the most!
Want side dish options that come together even faster? Here’s our list of recipes that use Frozen Green Beans, Canned Green Beans, Canned Potatoes, Frozen Spinach, and Canned Pinto Beans!
What To Serve With Brisket: 51 Delicious Sides
If you’re searching for what to serve with brisket, you’ve come to the right place! These 51 tasty sides for brisket will take your entrée to the next level.
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Challah Rolls
- Baked Potato Skins With Oven-Baked Bacon
- Roasted Veggies
- Apple-Carrot Slaw
- Corn Pudding
- Grilled Peaches
- Baked Beans
- Southern Baked Mac & Cheese
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Creamy Pasta Salad
- Corn On The Cob
- Creamy Broccoli Salad
- Steamed Asparagus
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Brazilian Tomato Salad
- Crockpot Creamed Corn
- Beer Batter Hush Puppies
- Pickled Cucumber
- Grilled Bell Peppers
- Pickled Red Cabbage
- German Potato Salad
- Shirazi Salad
- Blistered Shishito Peppers
- Sweet Potato Fries With Chipotle Aioli
- Tomato Cucumber Salad
- Arugula Salad
- Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes
- Peach Caprese Salad
- Zucchini Pasta Salad
- Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad
- Roasted Lemon & Cherry Tomato Vitamin Salad
- Parmesan Baked Green Bean Fries
- Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes
- Roasted Fennel Chickpea Salad
- Mexican Corn Spoon Bread
- Caesar Salad
- Avocado Salad
- Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Salt & Vinegar Potatoes
- Macaroni Salad
- Chickpea Salad
- Tomato Feta Salad
- Cucumber Salad With Lime
- Roasted Parsnips With Gremolata
- Swedish Dill Potatoes
- Creamy White Beans, Lemon & Dill
- Sautéed Mushrooms With Garlic Butter
- Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
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Friday 10th of February 2023
Sunday 26th of September 2021
wow some great recipes to try indeed
Amber Lee Kolb
Thursday 23rd of September 2021
Awesome ideas, thanks!! We normally do scalloped potatoes.
Sunday 22nd of August 2021
Will surely be trying this great idea soon!!!! Already planning the date!
Cheryl A Bomar
Sunday 22nd of August 2021
I love to make homemade potato salad and baked beans with my brisket!