We all know scalloped potatoes are a classic side dish, but what's the best accompaniment to serve with them? It may not be as obvious as you think.
When we think of dishes that go well with scalloped potatoes, other staples like bread or rice often come to mind first. But there’s lots of options to consider when it comes to side dishes.
With Easter coming up and its traditional menu featuring roast lamb, I thought it would be fun to explore some of these delicious alternatives for your next dinner party.
Scalloped potatoes are the perfect side dish for just about anything! I love how you can make them as a flavorful creamy potato-ey goodness.
Plus, they're versatile to go with any meal - soups and salads, fish or casserole dishes.
If you're in the mood for some good eats, then I've got just what you need!
Check out these 10 dishes and their pairings with scalloped potatoes. Trust me when I say that they'll make your dinner taste like a tasteful feast.
1 – Fried Pork Chops
Fried pork chops are a great choice for hosting dinner guests, but they can be dry and tough. That's why you need an awesome side dish!
Let’s serve it with scalloped potatoes; I happen to think that these ultra-creamy and cheesy spuds will never let your meat dishes go wrong with chicken or fried pork chops.
2 – Rosemary Chicken
Rosemary Chicken is the perfect dish for weekday dinners. The herb adds such flavor and it's light too!
I love how one simple ingredient can make all the difference in your dish.
When you're preparing this, nothing does better than scalloped potatoes because they add just enough starch for balance on top of that wonderful rosemary taste which really brings out the best flavors from within each bite - providing both texture and depth with every satisfying forkful!
3 – Salmon
You know how I always say that salmon is the best fish ever? It’s true.
It's incredibly rich and flavorful- a perfect standalone dish in my opinion! But when paired with scalloped potatoes...
Well, let's just say you'll never regret cooking this delicious meal for your loved ones.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: salmon is the best fish ever - not to mention insanely versatile too! You can cook them all sorts of ways but what really puts these beauties over-the top are some glazed carrots or buttery green beans on the side.
4 – Meatloaf
It’s time to indulge in the quintessential comfort food. Meatloaf – that sweet and savory dish you can never get enough of!
Having meatloaf with some scalloped potatoes is a match made in heaven, but don’t just stop at one slice or two- it's so good, I promise!
You'll want something equally mouthwatering on the side though - try my recipe for cake muffins paired with an ice cold glass of milk.
Sweet plus savory equals a heavenly taste combination when mixed together--a perfect ending to any meal!"
5 – Sausage
We all know that sausages are a delicious treat. You can never go wrong with this dish - they're just the perfect food!
But if you want to make your meal even better and add some variety in flavor then serve them along the side something else.
Scalloped potatoes work great because of their rich flavor profile that mixes nicely with any sausages or meats cooked in buttery cream sauce...
6 – Sloppy Joes
If the thought of food isn't making you happy, try Sloppy Joes and scalloped potatoes.
One bite is all it takes to turn that frown upside down! The hearty meat entrée paired with an ultra-rich side dish will make me feel good and full after only one taste!
7 – Broccoli
Broccolini is underrated in my opinion. When roasted, it has a great crisp texture that contrasts the lightness of scalloped potatoes nicely!
Plus, since broccolini is so mild and subtle tasting to begin with; you won't overpower any flavors when cooking this vegetable dish.
8 - Sauteed Green Beans
Crispy green beans are one of those dishes that seem so basic, but they have a flavor and texture can't be beat.
It's a perfect complement to scalloped potatoes - it adds some extra crunch while also not overshadowing your dish!
9 - Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are not the most popular vegetable, but they deserve much better treatment.
Coat them in olive oil and roast them in a hot oven until browned and crispy on the outside with tender leaves inside of their crunchy coatings – I promise you will agree with me!
The combination is an addictive one: creamy nuts go well together nutty sweet roasted vegetables which have been savory throughout thanks to caramelization from the high heat roasting process.
And when combined with scalloped potatoes it makes for such satisfying meal - give it a try.
10 - Oven Fried Chicken
It’s hard to imagine what would be better than a perfectly oven-fried chicken. But, if you really want to know how good it is and need some more convincing before giving this recipe a try then here are just three reasons why I love mine:
1) It's crispy on the outside
2) So tender inside
3) Oozing with juices that drip down your chin when you take each bite.
Oh yeah! Who doesn't like their fried chicken drenched in grease? If scalloped potatoes aren't your thing-
It comes served alongside mashed potatoes so no worries there. Then they make an equally perfect pair for any meal of roast beef or turkey as well.
Scalloped potatoes is an awesome dish for any type of meal or occasion because it's not only delicious, but also very filling-perfect to satisfy your hunger on those cold winter days ahead!
They are great, but what can make them even better?
Well, I would say a scrumptious side dish. What about these sauteed green beans or this roasted brussels sprouts recipe to name just two!