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What to Serve with Potato Gratin? 8 BEST Side Dishes

Potato gratin is one of those dishes that hits all the right spots. It’s creamy, cheesy, and just downright delicious. We love it, and we’re pretty sure you do too.

So what’s next? Let’s talk side dishes. We’ve gathered some awesome options to pair with your potato gratin. Want something green and fresh? We’ve got you. Craving crispy and savory bites? Yep, we have that too.

Say goodbye to boring meals. With these sides, your potato gratin will never have to stand alone again. Ready to up your side dish game? Let’s get started.

Top 8 Side Dishes for Potato Gratin

Here are our top picks for side dishes to serve with potato gratin:

Side DishFlavor ProfileDifficultyPrep Time
Roasted AsparagusEarthy, Slightly NuttyEasy20 mins
Garlic BreadSavory, GarlickyEasy30 mins
Sautéed SpinachFresh, GarlickyEasy15 mins
Arugula SaladPeppery, TangyEasy10 mins
Baked SalmonRich, ButteryModerate30 mins
Herb-Roasted ChickenAromatic, Crispy SkinModerate1 hour
Buttered PeasSweet, ButteryEasy15 mins
Crusty BreadWarm, CrustyEasy5 mins

1 – Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is a standout side dish. It’s fresh, crisp, and earthy. We love how the tips get slightly charred and crispy. The flavor is vibrant, with a hint of smokiness.

It’s a perfect balance to the creamy, rich potato gratin. Plus, it’s super simple to make. Just a little olive oil and salt, then roast.

2 – Garlic Bread

Garlic bread? Yes, please! It’s crispy on the outside and soft inside. The buttery garlic flavor is a dream. Perfect to mop up that creamy gratin sauce. We sprinkle parsley for a fresh touch.

We’ve been making this for years. It’s always a hit. Garlic bread adds crunch and contrast. Completely irresistible!

3 – Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed spinach is simple but impressive. It’s quick to cook and pairs well with potato gratin. The fresh, leafy flavor contrasts beautifully with creamy gratin. We always add a touch of garlic and lemon. You get a bit of zest that brightens the dish.

Our go-to side when we need something green. Spinach adds balance.

4 – Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula salad is light and peppery. It’s a fresh counterbalance to the richness of potato gratin. The lemon vinaigrette adds zesty brightness.

We’ve always loved that sharp, tangy burst. Simple, yet elevates the meal. This side brings a refreshing twist. Perfect for a busy weeknight or a fancy dinner.

5 – Baked Salmon

Baked salmon is juicy and flavorful. It has a tender texture that complements potato gratin perfectly. We season it simply with salt, pepper, and a touch of dill.

The slight crispiness on the outside contrasts nicely with the creamy, cheesy gratin. It’s a combination of rich and fresh, ideal for a satisfying meal.

6 – Herb-Roasted Chicken

Herb-roasted chicken is juicy and savory. It’s seasoned with a mix of rosemary, thyme, and oregano. The skin gets crispy while the meat stays tender.

We love the way the herbs’ earthy flavor contrasts with the creamy potato gratin. It’s our go-to for a satisfying, balanced meal. Perfect for any occasion.

7 – Buttered Peas

We’re talking about peas that are tender and sweet, but made extra special with butter. Super simple, but utterly delicious.

The freshness of the peas partnered with a buttery richness creates a well-rounded flavor profile.

We always add a hint of mint for brightness. This easy side dish perfectly balances the rich potato gratin.

8 – Crusty Bread

Crusty bread is a classic winner. We love its crunchy outside and soft, chewy inside. Perfect for pairing with the creamy texture of potato gratin.

We often toast it until golden brown. It’s a fantastic texture contrast and great for scooping up all that cheesy goodness. Simple, satisfying, and always a crowd-pleaser.