15 Easy Side Dishes to Serve with Prime Rib

15 Easy Side Dishes to Serve with Prime Rib

Meghan Splawn
Dec 13, 2017
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Let's be honest — you could serve almost anything next to prime rib and your dinner would be incredible, because prime rib is the king of dinner roasts. But if you're looking for a few easy sides to fill out the table and enhance your prime rib dinner without a huge extra expense or effort, these 15 recipes are a good place to start.

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Potatoes, Parsnips, and Cauliflower

Whether they are baked, roasted, or fried, potatoes are a mandatory holiday dinner side. Roasted, baked, or twice-baked potatoes are easy to cook alongside the roast, while slow-cooked mashed potatoes and parsnip latkes take advantage of other methods (slow cooker and stovetop, respectively) while the prime rib roasts.

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Green Beans and Broccoli

When it comes to green sides, no need to make an elaborate salad. Just keep it simple with sautéed green beans or roasted or steamed broccoli and you'll have the perfect pop of green.

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Salads and Slaws

Slaw might not be the first thing you think of when you're planning out sides to serve with prime rib, but it should be. I'm working on a winter slaw campaign because I believe fresh, crunchy slaw is the perfect counterpoint to rich roasts and creamy mashed potatoes.

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Bread and Biscuits

You'll need something bread like to soak up the roasts juices and drippings, right? All three of these take less than an hour each.

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