What to Serve with Brisket: 14 Savory Side Dishes


Brisket is the ultimate comfort food. Brisket gives you simple, juicy beef that is bursting with flavor.

Brisket is usually seasoned with barbecue sauce, onions and carrots, then smoked or slow cooked to perfection. Whatever method you choose, the important thing is to cook the meat long enough to get the distinctive melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of a good brisket.

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I have to admit that I could easily eat a pork belly by myself. But if you want to serve this dish to your guests, you should offer them some side dishes to accompany this delicious dish.

Here are 14 tasty side dishes that will make your brisket a tasty feast. From creamy coleslaw and baked beans to corn pudding and baked potatoes, we have it all.


1. Koleslow

Hosting a party can sometimes be overwhelming. To make your life easier, why not serve some super simple side dishes with your brisket? The coleslaw is ready in just 5 minutes and is incredibly delicious!


The combination of sweet and savory flavors, along with the crisp cabbage and carrots, balance the richness and tenderness of the brisket, making it the perfect combination.

And because coleslaw is such a popular dish, you know it will never disappoint. Whether you use a traditional creamy mayonnaise-based dressing or a refreshing apple cider-based dressing, this colorful salad is always a crowd pleaser.

Pro tip: Cook the coleslaw at least 4 hours before serving, so the vegetables have time to absorb all the flavors of the chosen dressing. And it’s always delicious when served fresh.

2. Corn pudding

Corn pudding is a classic comfort food that goes perfectly with your brisket. This is usually a sweet dish, but you can put a more interesting spin on it with a savory flavor.

This small change will make the corn pudding go better with your brisket. If you want to try it, add some thyme and onion to your regular corn pudding recipe.

To get the best corn pudding, test it by poking the center with a knife. The pudding should wobble a little, but the knife should come out clean.

3. Baked beans

Both brisket and baked beans have a sweet, smoky flavor, so they go well together. You can always serve your guests canned beans, but why settle for that when you can make a delicious homemade dish for them instead?

Season your beans with cider molasses barbecue sauce and top them with bacon, peppers and onions for a hearty feast your guests will never forget.

4. Potato scallop

Who doesn’t like potatoes, right? Honestly, no matter how you prepare the potatoes, they are a hit with any crowd.

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But you know what’s most amazing about the taste of breast? Baked potatoes! Besides the thin slices of potato, it’s the creamy, cheesy, buttery, sweet flavor that elevates them above all else.

To get the typical cut of potatoes, cut them into 1/8 inch thick slices. Although you can do this by hand, it’s best to have a cutting tool like a mandolin to make sure the cuts are evenly shaped.

5. Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni with cheese is an apt way to make any dish even more irresistible. Think sweet, savory, smoky brisket served with a bowl of starchy mac and cheese. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a great idea!

You know what would make it even better? With crispy bacon. The smokiness of the bacon matches the flavor of the brisket perfectly.

You can also make southern macaroni with cheese and put crunchy breadcrumbs on top. This flavor is also fantastic with brisket.

6. Brussels sprouts

I’m sure you’ll miss this part, but don’t! Guys, please give brussels sprouts a chance. Because when you cook them right, they taste fantastic….. especially with brisket.

The key to making delicious Brussels sprouts is timing. Overcooking them gives them a bitter taste and an unpleasant smell. Roast the Brussels sprouts at 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the consistency you like.

All you need is a little olive oil, kosher salt and ground pepper. The result is crispy, caramelized morsels of heaven.

7. Roasted potato skins

Besides baked potatoes, roasted potatoes are also a favorite in the family. It’s especially ideal if you already have the brisket grill, so you can get the most out of it.

Cut the potatoes in half and scoop them out with a spoon. Put the potatoes in the microwave for 6-7 minutes to cook them in advance. Brush with oil and grill for 5 minutes, lifting the skin.

Turn the potatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the sour cream, onions and bacon over the potatoes and serve. Yummy!

8. Maize on the cob

Whether you boil it, grill it or microwave it, corn on the cob is always a crowd pleaser. It’s sweet, juicy and fun to eat!

Corn on the cob doesn’t need much to go from good to great – just butter it on. You can’t go wrong with bacon and crumbled cheese either!

But you know what would make it even more interesting? When you turn a simple corn cob into elote, a classic Mexican street dish.

Before cooking, spread with mayonnaise and top with cilantro, cotija cheese, chili powder and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. It’s so good!

9. Row

Beef brisket is tasty and greasy, so pair it with a dish that can include all that incredibly delicious sauce. What’s better than soft, buttery buns?

Not only are they great for catching excess sauce on your plate, but they also make a solid breakfast sandwich. With this combination of brisket and bread, you and your guests are sure to leave the table full and happy.


10. Steamed asparagus

Brisket is already so rich and delicious that you may want a simple dish to balance it out. This easy-to-make microwaveable asparagus side dish might be for you.

They can be served with lemon and pepper or browned butter. Whatever you decide, the asparagus is sure to provide a slight contrast to the heaviness of the brisket.


11. Carrots

Carrots are used more as a side dish, and as a main dish rarely. But this simple plant has such a deliciously sweet flavor that it deserves to be in the spotlight from time to time.

Why not make spring carrots with your next brisket, seasoned with broth, vinegar and brown sugar? I guarantee it’s irresistibly delicious and you’ll be eating it in minutes.

12. Brazilian Tomato Salad

This dish may not be the most common side dish, but I promise you it’s delicious with brisket. Give your dinner an interesting twist by serving a Brazilian tomato salad.


Just combine tomatoes, onions, red peppers, cucumbers, green onions, cilantro, parsley, lime juice, vinegar, salt and pepper. Prepare 3 hours before the wedding. This dish is especially delicious with beef breast seasoned with chili powder, paprika and cumin.

13. Corn cream

Corn goes well with brisket, so I’m adding another corn dish to the list.

Creamy corn has a perfect balance of sweet and salty, making it irresistible and exciting. The only problem that can arise is that the corn slurry disappears too quickly! But it’s certainly not a bad problem to have.

14. Hushpuppy Beer Battery

The last item on our list is support in North Carolina. The mackerel is golden and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and simply irresistible.

They are also incredibly easy to make. So, if you’re looking for a reliable way to impress your guests, you can never go wrong with butterfly beer macaroons.

Want to add more flavor to these fried cornmeal balls? Pour it over jalapeño peppers and onions and taste the difference.

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