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What to serve with prime rib (21 sought-after sides!)

Prime rib is a magical cut of beef meat that’s divinely juicy, tender, and flavorful. Also known as the standing rib roast, the meat is typically roasted with the bone and served with a simple sauce made from its fat and juices (au jus).

To offset the meat’s richness, serving complimentary dishes on its sides is your best choice. But the question is: What goes with prime rib?

Lucky you! Today, I’m going to share these seventeen lovely side dishes for prime rib. This compilation is sure to take the rich flavor of your meat to new heights!

Nothing beats a prime rib meal with yummy mashed potato casserole on its side. 

It combines potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, eggs, and onions, resulting in a creamy, fluffy, and rich dish. Perfect for any gathering, this casserole offers the classic comfort you crave in mashed potatoes. It’s easy to put together too!

Besides prime rib, the recipe is also an excellent addition to your baked ham or roasted turkey meal.

Check out this recipe

2. Oven-roasted butternut squash

This oven-roasted butternut squash is a perfect addition to your prime rib meal. It’s a straightforward yet elegant side dish. 

The process of making it is as easy as it is fun. Just cut the butternut squash in half, scoop the guts and seeds, drizzle them with olive oil and spices, then slide them into the oven until it softens!

And here’s the best part: You can serve the squash as is or turn them like a puree by mashing them roughly with a fork or potato masher. 

Here’s the recipe

3. Texas Roadhouse green bean (Copycat)

Every bite of this green bean dish will virtually take you to your favorite Texas Roadhouse restaurant. 

Ideal for any meat-based courses, these delicious green beans are made with simple ingredients such as bacon, canola oil, sugar, spices, and garlic. 

Though the original Texas Roadhouse green bean recipe doesn’t call for garlic at all. However, I believe that garlic enhances its overall flavor profile. 

More details about this recipe here

4. Grilled corn

You can’t call your barbecue party a real party without serving grilled corn to your guests. 

The recipe features a delicious charred flavor that will leave you craving for more. It’s perfect to complement with grill burgers, steak, or your favorite prime rib!

To make your grilled corn even better, top them with a bacon-basil combo or brushed the corn with a layer of basil pesto and grated parmesan cheese. 

Learn different ways to grill corn here.

5. Broccolini with garlic butter

This dish features garlic, butter, black pepper, lemon juice, and broccolini, a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese gai lan (Chinese broccoli). 

Cooking them takes only a few minutes to retain the original flavors of the vegetables. 

Baked chicken, roasted prime rib, boneless pork chops, skillet steak, and pasta are a few of the recipes to partner with this broccolini dish.

Get the recipe here

6. Pull apart garlic bread

A perfect addition to a gathering or meal, this pull-apart garlic bread is sure to put a smile on everyone, especially when you pair them with your prime ribs. Yum!

The bread is buttery, soft, and features interesting flavors from the toppings: butter, fresh parsley leaves, and garlic. 

Full details about this recipe here

7. Baked garlic parmesan potato wedges

The flavors of these baked garlic parmesan potato wedges feel like they’re made to partner with prime ribs or any meat!

The potato wedges are so crispy and loaded with aromatic garlic and Italian flavors. The addition of shredded parmesan cheese makes these wedges extra special. 

They’re more enjoyable to serve with honey mustard, ketchup, ranch seasoning, or blue cheese dipper. 

Here’s the recipe

8. 5-ingredient carrot fritters

The simplicity of these carrot fritters makes the dish unique. It comes from five simple ingredients: carrots (of course), egg, flour, cumin, and garlic. 

Coriander is optional, but if you want more flavors to the dish, feel free to add them. The combination of cumin, coriander, and garlic is so refreshing and vibrant. 

These fritters can be eaten for up to two days when stored correctly in an airtight and fridge.

Full details here

9. Garlic parmesan roasted carrots

Carrot lovers, unite!

These garlic parmesan roasted carrots are one of the my-go prime rib sides. Why? It’s packed with tempting sweet and cheesy flavors coming from parmesan cheese and butter. At the same time, parsley gives a touch of earthiness to the overall dish.

Baked COD, roasted chicken, buttered pork chops, and salmon are a few recipes that go well with these carrots. 

Get the recipe here

10. Sauteed mushrooms

Sauteing mushrooms can bring that deeper and richer flavor of the vegetable.

This sauteed mushroom recipe is easy to create and has few ingredients that are likely to be found in your kitchen. 

Just be sure you cook them long enough to allow the moisture to evaporate. This process helps to achieve that crispy goodness and to avoid a slimy texture to the mushrooms. 

Unlock the ingredients and recipe here.

11. Cheesy broccoli and rice casserole

What makes this simple side dish tasty is the creamy cheese sauce coating of broccoli and rice. And now I’m hungry!

Tweaking the dish is also possible. Feel free to add a topping of a combination of Italian bread crumbs, panko crumbs, butter, or any ingredient to your liking. 

Try serving this casserole to your family gathering, and it’s sure to be a huge hit!

Here’s the recipe

12. Honey butter skillet corn

When it comes to delicious sides for prime rib, this honey butter skillet corn is never missing in action. It’s worth a shot!

Butter, honey, frozen corn, and cream cheese are just the things you need to make the dish. It’s so simple but filled with a lot of creaminess and sweetness.

Quick tip: Add more cream cheese for a burst of cheesy goodness to your corn.

Check out the recipe here

13. Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice

What’s the result when you combine this Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice and your all-time favorite prime rib meal? Heavenly it is!

The recipe resembles the bold and savory flavors of the original Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice. It’s sure to step up your rice game to the next level!

Unlock the ingredients and recipe here.

14. Cheese herb potato gratin

This cheese herb potato gratin is a fantastic side dish you might devour all year long.

It combines both regular and sweet potatoes with a handful of herbs, spices, and more cheese. The result? A show-stopper, savory, and comforting dish. 

Full details here.

15. Strawberry spinach salad

The homemade dressing, consisting of balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, mayo, honey, poppy seeds, and garlic, is the star of this strawberry spinach salad. 

The presence of this dressing balances the flavors of both veggies and fruits. You’ll be hooked in your first bite, for sure!

Also, the possibilities of this recipe are endless. You can add tweaks by any of your favorite ingredients to the salad. Put cooked bacon, sliced avocado, shrimp, or apples for a little crunch.

Get the recipe here

16. Caesar salad

The dish isn’t just your ordinary Caesar salad, as this version features no anchovies and eggs in the dressing. You heard it right!

Lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons, mayo, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar are the main ingredients. 

The absence of both anchovies and egg doesn’t affect its overall flavor. It’s a tasty and wonderful light salad you shouldn’t miss! 

To make it more hearty, feel free to crispy bacon, chicken chunks, tomatoes, and strawberries for a burst of sweetness in your mouth.

Get the recipe here

17. Homemade peach cobbler

This summer treat should grab the spotlight of your meat-based main courses with its sweet and savory flavor profile. Though it does have quite a few steps to create, making it is worth it. 

What I like about homemade peach cobbler is you can extend its shelf life. Put them in an airtight container before sliding them into the fridge. When stored properly, you can enjoy them for about five days.

Full details here.

18. French fries

Why not throw some Cajun french fries beside your prime rib? This recipe is spiced with herbs and spices that mimic the savory flavor of Popeye’s yummy fries. 

Drizzle a few drops of truffle oil at the end for fancier nuance. 

Here’s the recipe.

19. Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach is a bright and appetizing side item that should help your prime rib shine all the more. What’s more, it could be the centerpiece of your table for its creamy and luscious flavor profile!

Sneak in some extra veggies like finely chopped carrots, garlic, and celery. A little cream cheese for a creamier taste is also encouraged.

Here’s the recipe.

20. Bacon roasted brussels sprouts

Step up your prime rib game by pairing it with these bacon-roasted brussels sprouts. To make it more festive, try tossing balsamic vinegar before serving. 

The presence of bacon adds a nice smoky flavor, but you can also prepare this recipe with pancetta. 

More details about this recipe here.

21. Potato pancakes

Elevate your juicy prime rib with this simple recipe that combines russet potatoes, onion, egg, flour, and baking powder. Truly irresistible, these potato pancakes are loaded with ground meat filling, which should complement the potato quite beautifully. 

Distribute them to the crowd alongside butter, sour cream, or applesauce. 

Get the recipe here.

The bottom line

Prime rib is a show-stopping meat to serve on any occasion. It’s a total crowd-pleaser!

But when I found out that taking them to the new heights with side dishes is possible, I made a perfect choice. Today, it’s your turn! 

Take this compilation with you and serve these delectable dishes beside your favorite prime rib recipe to experience a meal you’ve never tasted before.

What to serve with prime rib

What to serve with prime rib

From mashed potato casserole to homemade peach cobbler, here's everything you need to take the rich flavor of your prime rib meat to new heights.


  • Mashed potato casserole
  • Oven-roasted butternut squash
  • Texas Roadhouse green bean (Copycat)
  • Grilled corn
  • Broccolini with garlic butter
  • Pull apart garlic bread
  • Baked garlic parmesan potato wedges
  • 5-ingredient carrot fritters
  • Garlic parmesan roasted carrots
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Cheesy broccoli and rice casserole
  • Honey butter skillet corn
  • Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice
  • Cheese herb potato gratin
  • Strawberry spinach salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Homemade peach cobbler
  • French fries
  • Creamed spinach
  • Bacon roasted brussels sprouts
  • Potato pancakes


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