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What to Serve with Brisket (13 Delicious Side Dishes)

If you’re searching for what to serve with brisket, you’ve come to the right place!

Brisket is the ultimate comfort food in my books. After all, it is a juicy and delicious 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 that you will never tire of!

You can use a mandolin to get those wafer-thin potato rounds that are vital for incredible scalloped potatoes. 

Click here to learn how to make scalloped potatoes!

2. Pull-Apart Challah Rolls

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 a bit 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 just tear and pull the rolls and devour them with your brisket. 

Click here to learn how to make pull-apart challah rolls!

3. Baked Potato Skins

Yes, another potato side dish! In my defense, I just couldn’t resist adding grilled potato skins to this list of delicious 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 creamy, gooey filling!

Plus, grilled potato skins are so easy to make. You just have to slice and hollow the potatoes, microwave them for a bit, slather them with some butter, and bake them.

Then, fill the crispy skins with your favorite toppings and you’re good to go! 

Click here to learn how to make twice baked potato skins!

4. Roasted Veggies

If you are still wondering what to serve with brisket, then 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 sauce of your choice, and then roast them on a roasting pan.

The slightly browned edges of the veggies add a nice, crispy texture to them and the delicious sauce brings a complex range of flavors to the dish. 

Click here for our oven-roasted radishes recipe!

5. Coleslaw

Coleslaw has to be the ultimate lifesaver among all the side dishes to have ever been created! How so?

Well, it’s just so easy to prepare, is incredibly popular, and always tastes delicious.

All you need are some chopped veggies such as cabbage and carrots and a delicious coleslaw dressing.

Simply mix everything together and serve this delightfully crunchy and tasty dish alongside your freshly cooked brisket. 

Click here to learn how to make apple carrot coleslaw!

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 that 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 surely win your family over!

Click here to learn how to make corn pudding!!

7. Grilled peaches

If you are trying to figure out something unique to serve with brisket then this is the perfect dish. If at first, you think, who would grill a peach well knows that the answer is you.

Grilled peaches are unique and will forever be your favorite way to serve peaches.

The first time that we served this at a dinner party, we literally 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.

Click here for the grilled peaches recipe.

8. Baked beans

Look, when I was growing up baked beans were boring. WOW, have they come a long way now.

The things that people do to make baked beans delicious is just well delicious.

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 delicious.

It may seem a bit odd at first but trust me, your taste buds won’t let you forget about this recipe. 

Click here to get the baked beans recipe.

9. Southern mac and cheese

Now, I am not even sure if it is legal to eat brisket without mac and cheese. Mac and cheese is the perfect side dish for brisket.

This baked mac and cheese is creamy, outrageously cheesy and has panko on top.

If you add in some bacon to the mix, this may be God’s perfect food.

Click here to get the recipe for Southern baked mac and cheese.

10. Fried green tomatoes

When you are looking for a side dish recipe that goes perfectly with brisket, you should give some serious consideration to the almighty fried green tomato.

When making fried green tomatoes but sure to pick firm tomatoes.

They will fry up better, keep their shape, and also the coating will adhere to them best.

We even cooked up 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.

Click here to get the fried green tomato with comeback sauce recipe.

11. Creamy pasta salad

A cold and creamy pasta salad is a refreshing side dish to serve with brisket.

This recipe is made with ranch seasoning so it is just a little extra kick of flavor that pairs perfectly with brisket.

If you can get your hands on some fresh dill for this salad, we highly recommend it. It isn’t crucial but it just adds something special.

Consider adding bacon to the salad to add that extra layer of salty compliment to the brisket.

Click here to get the creamy pasta salad recipe.

12. Corn on the cob

No matter how you cook corn on the cob it is going to be delicious. It is just one of those foods that people enjoy eating.

Be honest!

The fact that as adults we get to pick up this food and eat with our hands just makes it more fun!
Now we love to grill corn on the cob.

We even had a corn on the cob party and tested out 4 different ways to grill corn.

Seriously! It was fun.

You can also cook corn on the cob several other ways. We often boil our corn on the cob and slather it with butter, pepper, and salt.

No matter how you season your corn on the cob, it will be an ideal side for brisket. 

Click here for 3 ways to cook corn on the cob.

13. Creamy broccoli salad

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 shiest vegetable eater go back for seconds. 

Click here for the broccoli salad recipe.

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!

13 BEST Sides for Brisket - What to Serve with Brisket

13 BEST Sides for Brisket - What to Serve with Brisket

13 delectable brisket side dishes that you need to try at home.


  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Pull-Apart Challah Rolls
  • Baked Potato Skins
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn Pudding
  • Grilled peaches
  • Baked beans
  • Southern mac and cheese
  • Fried green tomatoes
  • Creamy pasta salad


  1. Choose a few brisket sides to try.
  2. Comment below and let us know your favorites.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Tammy Catterton

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.

Sylvia Reddom

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!

Jennylyn Gross

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

thanks for the ideas

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