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What To Serve With Prime Rib (50+ Side Dish Ideas)

What To Serve With Prime Rib (50+ Side Dish Ideas)

Wondering what to serve with prime rib this holiday season? We have over 50 ideas to serve as sides with prime rib. No matter how you prepare your prime rib roast, these side dishes for prime rib are perfect partners.

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Our favorite ways to prepare our standing rib roast: Garlic Herb Prime Rib Recipe, Smoked Prime Rib and Sous Vide Prime Rib.

Cooked Prime Rib Recipe on cutting board

Side Dishes For Prime Rib

To make it easy on you to digest, we grouped our “sides for prime rib” list down by categories. Categories include:

  • Prime Rib Sauces and Toppers
  • Potato Recipes
  • Mac and Cheese Recipes
  • Asparagus Recipes
  • Mushroom Recipes
  • Brussels Sprout Recipes
  • Bread Recipes
  • Root Vegetables
  • All Other Vegetables
  • Side Salad Recipes

Without further ado, here are our favorite prime rib side dishes to serve during the holidays. 

Prime Rib Sauce Recipes and Toppers

Serve a few different sauce or toppers with your ribeye roast and elevate your beef game. All recipes are easy to make and inexpensive.

Close up picture of rare prime rib sliced on a black cutting board. Au jus is next to it in a white cup.

This au Jus recipe for prime rib is our favorite sauce to serve with prime rib. You don’t even need drippings to make. Beef au jus lends a nice salty and beefy flavor to the prime rib roast only a beef au jus can provide.

Sliced beef in a white serving dish.

Prime rib horseradish sauce is the overall “go to” when it comes to prime rib sauce. It’s creamy, tangy and brings some heat. 

white sauce on a silver baking sheet.

Horseradish Aioli takes just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up.

White bowl of prime rib gravy.

Au jus this is not! If you’re looking for a thicker sauce, check out this prime rib gravy recipe. Drippings not required.

Beef Wellington Sauce

We created this red wine au jus for our individual beef wellingtons recipe, but it’s killer on a standing prime rib roast.

Garlic Butter sauce in a white ramiken.

Make a batch of luxurious and silky garlic butter sauce in just 5 minutes! You can never have too much garlic or butter, so didn’t beef in this is a no brainer.

Bowl of spicy butter sauce.

Cajun butter sauce is full of bold and spicy seasonings mixed with melted butter and lemon juice. Cajun and prime rib roast is a match made in heaven.

Garlic Butter Compound in a small white container.

A lot of fresh garlic and a little fresh herbs combine to make a rich and flavorful compound butter.

Chimichurri Butter on a cutting board.

Chimichurri butter is the perfect condiment for steaks, grilled vegetables and crispy potatoes! This simple compound butter recipe melds the zippy and herbaceous flavors of chimichurri with the richness of butter! So good!

Creamy mushroom sauce in saucepan.

Rich, creamy and bursting with flavor! This creamy mushroom sauce is easy, creamy and makes a fantastic steak companion.

Peppercorn Sauce on a steak.

Creamy peppercorn sauce has a lovely rich warmth to it that goes so well with a juicy steak. Ready in 10 minutes!


Potatoes make the most popular sides for prime ribs, for good reason. From mashed, to flavored to baked, we have something for ya!

White bowl of garlic mashed potatoes on a white marble background. Roasted garlic, salt and pepper are next to the bowl.

Creamy garlic mashed potatoes can be yours! Roasted garlic is mashed with fluffy potatoes, herbs, butter and cream to create addictive mashed potatoes.

Upclose picture of mashed potatoes topped with butter in a white serving bowl.

Creamy and rich Sous Vide Mashed Potatoes are loaded with butter, rich cream and garlic. This sous vide potato recipe keeps the oven free for other side dishes.

Smoked potatoes in a bowl of foil.

Creamy smoked potatoes loaded with fresh garlic, thyme, butter, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. This smoker recipe can be used for sweet potatoes as well.

Close up shot of gold air fryer baby potatoes in a black cast iron pan with a sprig of rosemary.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes can be made in under 15 minutes. A great side dish option if you’re short on time.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Break out the slow cooker and get to making mashed potatoes for your holiday meal. Keep the skins on or off.

Close up of a cooked baked potato split open and covered with butter and salt.

Make perfect baked potatoes in the Instant Pot every time. Top with sour cream, butter, black pepper and cheese.

smashed potatoes

Smashed red potatoes are loaded with butter, parmesan cheese, garlic and thyme. These babies are the perfect addition to steak.

This Brown Butter Garlic Mashed Potatoes has everything you need! Nutty browned butter, flavorful roasted garlic, and cream cheese for extra creaminess. These are the best homemade mashed potatoes ever – and it’s easy!

Potatoes gratin in a skillet.

Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin made in a skillet with layered red potatoes, butter, fresh rosemary and grated Parmesan cheese.

Duck fat potatoes on a white plate.

This Roasted Duck Fat Potatoes Recipe makes crispy, golden roast potatoes with an intensely rich flavor that’s impossible to replicate with other oils. Give this side dish a try and it’ll become a new favorite!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes on a baking sheet.

These Healthy Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are easy, perfectly seasoned and so delicious with a soft inside and crispy outside. They make a simple side dish or enjoy in a wrap or salad!

Hasselback Potatoes to serve with prime rib.

Thinly sliced potatoes that are brushed with butter, herbs, and garlic, and baked to perfection. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these potatoes make for the ultimate side dish!

Roasted sweet potatoes in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is an easy and quick side dish that is filling and full of nutrients. It’s a good variation from the classical potatoes mash, and goes well with any meal!

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

It’s not a holiday without grandma’s Macaroni and Cheese. Here are our absolute favorite ways to make this Southern classic.

Large wooden and silicon spoon scooping cheese and noodles from a dutch oven.

Take it outdoors this season to make a batch of creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese! The ultimate indulgence, this macaroni and cheese recipe is loaded with three kinds of cheese!

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe is a great “set & forget” Instant Pot recipe. The garlic and parmesan flavors offer a nice twist on a classic.

Asparagus Recipes

A rich slab of slow roasted prime rib needs a fresh and green side dish. Asparagus is a quick and easy option.

Smoked asparagus and lemon slices.

Smoked asparagus is an easy side dish to make while you’re making the roast. Tender asparagus with a hit of smoke is the perfect pairing to beef.

Cream plate with sous vide asparagus and a lemon slice. A whole lemon and dish of black pepper are next to the plate.

Making asparagus is the sous vide machine creates tender yet crisp, asparagus spears in only 13 minutes. 

Mushroom Recipes

A steakhouse classic pairing, mushroom recipes are always welcome during the cold holiday season.

Roasted Mushrooms in Garlic Butter Sauce

Pan roasted mushrooms smothered in butter, thyme and garlic. A great vegetarian option for your holiday table.

Roasted Mushrooms in Garlic Butter Sauce

Scrumptious whole mushrooms drowning in herbs and a silky garlic butter sauce. This is a quick and easy Instant pot recipe.

Air Fryer Mushrooms on a spotted plate with thyme leaves. Next to the plate is a glass of water, fork and blue stripped napkin.

Ready in just 15 minutes, an easy air fryer mushroom recipe!! TWO flavor combinations to choose from: Worcestershire, garlic and thyme or garlic lemon. 

Up close overhead shot of marinated mushrooms.

Savory mushrooms are bathed in flavorful olive oil and herbs. Only 15 minute prep time. This is a prime rib side dish option that can be prepped days in advance.

Sauteed Mushrooms

Decadent sautéed mushrooms, flavored with red wine and soy sauce are the perfect pairing to hearty prime rib.

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

A dish of Brussels sprouts is a given during the holiday season! These aren’t your soggy old-fashion sprouts; these bad boys are roasted and flavored for a umami bomb in your mouth.

Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts in a white bowl with a silver measuring spoon next to it.

One of our most popular recipes, crispy roasted Brussels sprouts are topped with a thick balsamic glaze and dried cranberries for the perfect side dish for prime rib.

Roasted brussel sprouts on a white serving platter.

Crispy golden brown roasted Brussels sprouts tossed with warm bacon and whole grain mustard vinaigrette! This quick and easy side dish is perfect for holiday meals and it’s always one of the first side dishes to disappear.

A great vegetarian side dish, you’ll love these bang bang Brussels sprouts, paired with a spicy dipping sauce!

Bread Recipes

Buttery soft bread options to soak up the juices and flavors from your prime rib roast recipe.

Bite of Jiffy Corn Casserole on a spoon.

Warm and delicious Jiffy corn casserole is loaded with corn and flavor!

Rosemary and Garlic Dinner Rolls

Simple Rosemary and Garlic Dinner Rolls to soak up all the good juices!

Garlic Bread with Parmesan Cheese

Don’t let this old picture fool you, homemade garlic bread is heads above store brands. Slices can head to the oven while the prime rib roast is resting.

Root Vegetable Recipes

Check out this root vegetables list to see what healthy and filling side dish you can whip up this season. Potatoes are root vegetables, however we have so many potato recipes to share we broke them out individually.

Close up of raw sous vide carrots in a sous vide bag filled with carrots, butter and thyme.

Keep the oven free and make Sous Vide Carrots! Two flavor options – classic Carrots or Maple Glazed Carrots! Carrots are tender, sweet and intensely flavored after only 60 minutes in the water bath.

White bowl full of carrots.

These quick and easy Instant Pot Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are a crowd pleaser at any family dinner!

Root vegetables to serve as a prime rib side dish.

Swap out the typical potato for something a little more unique! Oven-roasting adds so much depth of flavor to sweet carrots, nutty parsnips and fluffy red potatoes … plus those yummy, toasty brown edges!

Parsnip Puree in a serving dish.

Parsnip Puree recipe is creamy, flavorful and will become your new favorite side dish! It’s lower carb than mashed potatoes, naturally gluten-free and is great with anything you’re serving!

Miscellaneous Vegetable Recipes

While potatoes and Brussels sprouts are popular prime rib side dishes, we can’t forget about green beans and spinach!

Crack green beans in a silver skillet.

Addictive green bean casserole with bacon. Green beans are coated in a savory and sweet glaze and topped with crispy bacon.

Green beans with cheese in a serving dish.

Sauteed green beans tossed in delicious garlic butter and parmesan. Takes less than 30 minutes, start to finish!

Mix it up by making this Cracker Barrel turnip greens copycat recipe. Make it in pressure cooker or on the stove.

Creamed Spinach in a black serving bowl.

This creamy, easy, creamed spinach recipe is the perfect side dish for your next steak dinner! Simple and satisfying!

This recipe for Spinach with Butter + Parmesan is a simple, yet delicious side dish that takes only 5 minutes to make, uses just 4 ingredients and pairs perfectly with steak, chicken and other meats!

Plate full of okra and lemon slices.

This tasty oven-roasted okra is a fantastic side dish! It can be made with fresh or frozen okra and only involves a few simple steps.

roasted cauliflower in a white bowl.

Roasted Cauliflower is the perfect side dish to serve alongside any meal. This recipe will convert even the most stubborn of cauliflower haters!

Side Salad Recipes

Start the holiday meal with a light side salad to leave room for all the main dishes.

Wedge salad on a small white plate.

Do you love the steakhouse classic Wedge Salad? It’s so easy to make at home. From creamy dressing to crispy bacon you’ll love this steakhouse classic.

Pear and pomegranate salae.

This Easy Pear and Pumpkin Seed Salad recipe combines all things summer and fall. Topped with pomegranate seed, feta cheese, and a poppy seed dressing.

Green Garden salad in a wooden bowl.

Fresh, chopped lettuce and veggies tossed together into a gorgeous, healthy salad. Add nuts, seeds, cheese or croutons if desired and serve with a simple lemon vinaigrette or your favorite salad dressing.

This simple and delicious beet salad is a wonderful side dish. It’s tangy, creamy and has a sweet crunch.

Prime Rib Side Dishes

We would love to know what your favorite prime ribs side dishes are. Leave a comment and let us know! If you’re looking for prime rib leftover ideas, consider making this popular Prime Rib Sandwich.