If you’re wondering what to serve with scalloped potatoes, you’ll be happy to learn that there are so many delicious options!
If you’re looking for dishes that pair perfectly with these spuds, you’ve come to the right place.
You are watching: What Meat Goes With Au Gratin Potatoes
Rich, creamy, and hearty. Scalloped potatoes may be a side dish, but they’re definitely a show-stopper.
I love how scalloped potatoes are so versatile. They taste great with basically any dish! Soup, salad, fish, casserole – you name it!
But to me, what goes well with scalloped potatoes is meats and vegetables. That’s why today, I’m sharing 14 meaty and veggie dishes that make scalloped potatoes even better.
With these pairings, you can easily transform your simple dinner into a sensational feast! Trust me, these dishes are sure to impress.
Here are 14 of the best dishes to serve with scalloped potatoes.
Let’s kick things off with a sweet, savory, and smoky hunk of meat.
Ham’s unique cured flavor goes wonderfully well with the creaminess and cheesiness of scalloped potatoes.
Plus, you really can’t go wrong with pairing a starchy side with meat! Together, they make a hearty and drool-worthy weeknight meal.
2. Fried Pork Chops
Fried pork chops are not only tasty but super easy to make, too! But since they have a tendency to be dry and tough, they need the companionship of a flavor-packed side dish.
Enter scalloped potatoes. The ultra-creamy and cheesy spuds are the ultimate pair to the mildly flavored chops.
3. Rosemary Chicken
Rosemary chicken is a weeknight staple. I love how one simple herb can add such a lovely flavor to a whole chicken!
But since chicken is not the heartiest dish, it needs something starchy to round out the meal.
With rosemary chicken, nothing’s better than scalloped potatoes.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: salmon is the best fish ever. It’s incredibly rich, flavorful, and good for the body.
Plus, it’s versatile, too! When it comes to salmon, I will never run out of great things to say.
But I do admit that it’s not a stand-alone dish, no matter how you prepare it.
The perfect side dish? Well, scalloped potatoes, of course! Both super umami-rich, these two make the most dynamic pair!
5. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Want to add vegetables to your meal? This asparagus is exactly what you need. It’s light, crisp, nutritious, and a wonderful contrast to the heaviness of scalloped potatoes.
But don’t worry, meat lovers, you’ll still add some meat to this dish. One of the best ones, actually: bacon! Wrap those spears with smoky bacon for a lovely crunchy bite!
Meatloaf: aah… quintessential comfort food! Oh, how I love the sweet and savory flavor of a freshly baked meatloaf.
I know you’re only supposed to have a slice or two… but it’s just so darn good!
You’ll want to pair it with something equally mouthwatering. Meatloaf and scalloped potatoes – my goodness, can there be a more sinful pair?
Sweet and savory plus creamy and cheesy equals one heck of a dinner.
Sausages, whatever they may be, are ridiculously tasty. Think about it – have you ever had a bad sausage before? That’s the thing – they’re always amazing!
But no matter how good it is, it’s not a complete meal. After all, it’s just meat!
You’ll want to serve that brat with at least one side dish, and you can’t go wrong with scalloped potatoes.
The richness of the potatoes plus the smokiness of the sausage make one taste bud-tingling combination.
8. BBQ Ribs
BBQ ribs are the best thing about grilling season. They’re the most drool-worthy cookout dish!
The super succulent, fork-tender meat is just to die for. And the flavor? Mind-blowing! The combination of sweet, savory, and smoky is just epic.
But you know what will make it even more phenomenal? Yup, you’ve guessed. Scalloped potatoes!
The only thing missing from BBQ ribs is a creamy component, and that’s exactly what scalloped potatoes bring to the table.
9. Sloppy Joes
If you’re extremely hungry, or in dire need of soul food, turn to Sloppy Joes and scalloped potatoes. Trust me, this duo will never disappoint.
One bite will immediately turn that frown upside down.
With the combination of the hearty, meaty entrée, and the ultra-rich side dish, it’s impossible not to feel good… and full.
Broccolini may not be as popular, but I personally prefer it over broccoli. Try roasting it in the oven, and you’ll understand what I mean.
Roasted broccolini makes a fantastic pair with scalloped potatoes! It’s light, crisp, and contrasts the richness of the spuds well.
Plus, since it’s very mild, it won’t overpower the wonderful flavors of the potatoes.
11. Sauteed Green Beans
Crisp green beans sauteed in butter. It seems so basic, but the flavor and texture are insane!
It also complements scalloped potatoes really well. It’s a crunchy contrast to the tender potatoes, and its flavor doesn’t overshadow the dish.
Together, they make a hearty meal that’s also vegan-friendly!
12. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts aren’t the most beloved vegetable, but they really deserve better treatment. Coat them in olive oil and roast them in the oven, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me.
Roasted Brussels sprouts have a wonderful combination of creamy, nutty, sweet, and savory. They also have that crisp on the outside, tender on the inside thing going on!
And along with scalloped potatoes, they make such a satisfying meal. Try it – I promise you won’t regret it.
Steak and potatoes: it’s the most classic combination. Tender and flavor-packed steak plus ultra-cheesy potatoes! My, my. It’s the perfect date night meal.
When having steak for dinner, I’m sure you’ll want all your time and attention to preparing it. It’s the star of the meal, after all.
That’s why scalloped potatoes make a fantastic side dish. They’re super low-maintenance and a breeze to make, especially when you use an Instant Pot!
14. Oven Fried Chicken
This chicken dish always hits the spot. How can you go wrong with fried chicken, especially one that’s “fried” in the oven?
Tender, juicy, and oozing with juices. That’s what a perfectly oven-fried chicken is all about.
The only thing that can make it even better is a side of scalloped potatoes. Together, they make the perfect pair.