Finding the right side dishes to serve with meat pies can be a daunting task. After all, there are so many different options online, and it can be hard to know which ones will work best. That’s why I decided to share a list of sides that you can try after trying them myself. I have also included links to the recipes on Pinterest, so you can easily follow along.
One of my favorite combinations is mashed potatoes and green beans. The potatoes are creamy and hearty, while the green beans add a bit of crunch and flavor.
Another great option is roasted carrots and parsnips. The carrots are sweet and tender, while the parsnips have a slight bitterness that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the carrots.
Keep reading to find out other side dish choices to pair with meat pies.
Side Dishes For Meat Pie:
- Southern baked beans
- Pickled red cabbage
- Sweet potato fries
- Apple & blue cheese salad
- Chicken piccata
- Vegetable lasagna
- Oven-roasted Brussel sprouts
- Honey roast parsnips
- Beef broth gravy
- Minted mushy peas
- Roasted garlic butter potatoes
- Garlic green beans with olive oil & parmesan
- Horseradish mash
Southern baked beans
Baked beans are a great side dish for meat pies. They are smoky and flavorful, and they pair well with the savory flavors of the meat pie.
If you are using canned beans for this, use one that has low sodium content. You can also use dried beans that have been soaked overnight.
The advantage of using canned baked beans for this dish is the reduction in cooking time.
Pickled red cabbage
This is a great side dish if you are looking for something tangy and acidic. The acidity of the pickled cabbage will help to cut through the richness of the meat pie.
Additionally, red cabbage has a unique flavor that will complement the other ingredients in the dish.
To make this side dish, you will need to pickle the cabbage ahead of time. This can be done by submerging it in a vinegar solution for 24 hours. You can serve it as is or add it to a salad.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes are a great side dish for meat pies. They are sweet and savory, and they pair well with the other ingredients in the dish.
Additionally, sweet potatoes are a healthy alternative to traditional french fries. Sweet potatoes are crispy, salty, and sweet just like a good meat pie should be.
Not only do they taste delicious together, but they also have similar colors which make for a visually appealing combo. Plus, both recipes are super easy to follow, so there’s no excuse not to give this pairing a try!
Apple & blue cheese salad
This is a great side dish for meat pies. The sweetness of the apple pairs well with the savory flavors of the meat pie, and the blue cheese provides a nice contrast in flavor.
As a side dish, this salad is healthy and refreshing. Additionally, It is also easy to make, which makes it a great option for busy weeknights.
For sweetness, the apple I use for this salad is the Granny Smith apple. The tartness of the apple pairs well with the savory flavors of the meat pie. I also like to add a bit of honey to the dressing to balance out the flavors.
Chicken piccata is a dish made with chicken that is breaded and then pan-fried. It is then served with a sauce made from lemon, butter, and capers. This dish is light and refreshing, and it is perfect for a summer meal.
The zesty flavor of chicken complements the rich flavors of the meat pie. Additionally, the acidity of the lemon cuts through the richness of the dish.
The great news is that chicken piccata will go perfectly with any type of meat pie. So, if you are looking for a light and refreshing side dish, this is the perfect option.
Lasagna is a classic dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish. I love to make lasagna when I am serving meat pies.
The lasagna is the perfect accompaniment to the hearty pies. The lasagna is filled with vegetables, and it is very flavorful. In addition, the creamy cheese sauce pairs well with the savory meat pies.
Vegetables to use in your lasagna include:
Oven roasted Brussel sprouts
Brussels sprouts are a great side dish for meat pies. They are roasted in the oven until they are crispy, and then they are served with a creamy horseradish sauce.
The slight bitterness of the Brussels sprouts pairs well with the savory flavors of the meat pie. Additionally, the horseradish sauce is a nice contrast to the sweetness.
To make this side dish, you will need to roast the Brussels sprouts in the oven. I like to drizzle them with olive oil and then season them with salt and pepper. I roast them at a high temperature until they are crispy.
Once they are done, I add a dollop of horseradish sauce on top. This side dish is simple to make, and when done right, it is sure to please everyone at your table.
Honey roast parsnips
Parsnips are a great side dish for meat pies. They are roasted in the oven and then drizzled with honey.
The parsnips work as a side dish because they are sweet and savory. Additionally, they are a healthy alternative to traditional side dishes such as potatoes.
You do not need to boil parsnips before roasting. I recommend that you do not boil them. Boiling parsnips can make them mushy and they will not be as crispy when they are roasted.
I usually season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. I roast them at a high temperature until they are crispy. Give it a try I promise you will love it!
Beef Broth Gravy
This is another classic gravy that can be served with meat pies. Pour it over your meat pie and enjoy the harmony of flavors.
The beef broth gravy is made with beef broth, flour, and butter. It is a simple gravy to make, and it is very flavorful. If you want it spicy, you can add a bit of cayenne pepper to the gravy.
The beef broth gravy is a great option if you are looking for something hearty and savory. Additionally, the gravy helps to moisten the dish and it also adds a bit of richness.
Minted mushy peas
If you’re looking for a tasty side dish to serve with your meat pies, look no further than minted mushy peas! This simple dish is easy to make and it’s sure to please your guests.
In addition, it’s the perfect way to use up those last few pods of fresh mint in your garden.
To make minted mushy peas, start by cooking the peas in a pot of salted water until they are tender. Then, drain the peas and add them to a bowl with some melted butter, fresh mint, and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir everything together until the peas are coated in butter and herbs. Serve the minted mushy peas alongside your meat pies for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Roasted Garlic Butter Potatoes
This is as delicious as it sounds! Potatoes are roasted in the oven with garlic and butter. The result is a savory and flavorful side dish that pairs well with any type of meat pie.
To make this side dish, start by peeling and chopping several potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Then, toss them in a bowl with some garlic cloves, melted butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet and roast them in a preheated oven until they are tender and golden brown. The potato I recommend using for this dish is russet potatoes because they are nice and starchy.
This side dish is simple to make and it is sure to be a hit with your guests. The potatoes are the perfect complement to the savory flavors of the meat pie.
Garlic Green Beans with Olive Oil & Parmesan
This is another savory and easy dish to put together. Simply blanch some green beans and then toss them in a bowl with the garlic, olive oil, and grated parmesan cheese.
This dish can be served as is or you can roast the green beans in a preheated oven for an extra crispy texture. I like to season the green beans with salt and pepper before roasting.
Furthermore, if you don’t have parmesan or it’s not your favorite cheese, then you can substitute it with grated cheddar cheese.
This side dish is a great way to get your veggies in, and it pairs well with any type of meat pie. Additionally, you can garnish with pieces of bacon for added flavor.
This is a spicy twist to the traditional mashed potatoes. Horseradish mash is the perfect side dish for meat pies. It’s tangy and earthy, with a kick of heat that perfectly compliments the richness of the pies.
Best of all, it’s simple to make. Start by boiling some potatoes until they’re soft, then mash them after seasoning with some horseradish sauce and a bit of salt and pepper. Give it a try for your next meat-pie feast!
What to serve with steak pie?
Mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, or garlic green beans are all great side dishes to serve with steak pie. For a more traditional English meal, you could also serve mushy peas or carrots.
What goes well with chicken pot pie?
Roasted garlic butter potatoes, minted mushy peas, or horseradish mash are all great side dishes to serve with chicken pot pie.
What should I serve with my meat pies?
There are a lot of great options! Some of our favorites include garlic green beans, horseradish mash, and roasted garlic butter potatoes. No matter what you choose, your guests are sure to love it!
There you have it! These are 13 delicious and easy side dishes that you can serve with your meat pies. So, bookmark this page because it will certainly come in handy the next time you’re having a pie night.