If you're hosting a holiday meal and wondering 'What To Serve With Prime Rib' to really pull a fantastic menu together, this is the place to gather your prime rib dinner ideas! All of the most wonderful appetizers, the very best side dishes, soft breads, and delicious desserts to really round out your amazing holiday roast meal!
What To Serve With Prime Rib
There is nothing quite as amazing as a perfectly roasted prime rib or standing rib roast! Of course, when you cook such an incredibly rich and hearty roast like that for your Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or special occasion dinner you really want the whole meal to as perfect as the meaty main dish!
Now that your roast is out of the oven and resting before serving, it's probably fair to say that the aroma in your home is nothing short of purely tantalizing! Depending on your preferences, you can start with some light appetizers like the standard relish trays, some deviled eggs, or an antipasto platter.
Table of contents
- What To Serve With Prime Rib
- Here are the Best Sides for Prime Rib
- 1. Fondant Potatoes
- 2. Twice-Baked Potatoes
- 3. Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Parmesan
- 4. Red Skin Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 5. Creamy Horseradish Sauce
- 6. Red Wine Au Jus
- 7. Garlic Green Beans
- 8. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Dijon Mustard
- 9. Mushroom Risotto
- 10. Roasted Vegetable Medley
- 11. Sautéed Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes
- 12. Au Gratin Potatoes
- 13. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
- 14. Sautéed Balsamic Mushrooms
- 15. Yorkshire Puddings
- 16. Cheddar Bacon Chive Biscuits
- What Dessert Goes With Prime Rib Dinner
More appetizers that could be served before a prime rib dinner would be a shrimp cocktail, lobster artichoke dip, or crostini. Heartier appetizers like my sausage cream cheese balls or breaded stuffed scallops are great but maybe you'd rather save room for that perfectly marbled prime rib roast!
Here are the Best Sides for Prime Rib
1. Fondant Potatoes
These crazy delicious potatoes are, in my opinion, one of the best potato side dishes to serve with prime rib. They are elevated in appearance, texture, and flavor for the most perfect potatoes ever.
Fondant potatoes are crisped on both ends before adding broth and baking so that the inside is absolutely tender, creamy, and infused with the delicious broth flavor. Serve them with their own reduced broth, or some prime rib au jus!
2. Twice-Baked Potatoes
This classic potato dish is so wonderful as part of any meal! The baked potato exterior has a nice crispy baked skin with a super creamy, cheesy filling.
The best part of these potatoes? They can be made in advance! Holiday meals are certainly the perfect time to incorporate some make-ahead dishes!
Stuff your potato skins with your favorite fillings like sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar, swiss, gruyere, or Colby cheese plus bacon, chives, broccoli, mushrooms, or whatever your family loves! Heat your ready-to-bake twice-baked potatoes in the oven while your prime rib is resting, and they will be done just in time to serve and enjoy!
3. Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Parmesan
Have you ever tried roasting your vegetables? I love that it brings a different flavor profile out in your veggies and this roasted broccoli is no exception!
Roast this delicious vegetable side until the broccoli florets are nice and crispy, then top them with some parmesan. Of course, add more parmesan when serving since parmesan cheese is made for pairing with the distinctive spiced flavor of cabernet sauvignon!
4. Red Skin Garlic Mashed Potatoes
These creamy garlic mashed red skin potatoes leave the skin on for the exceptional flavor and texture that the skin adds! Use baby red potatoes for super tender, extra delicious mashed potatoes that won't need gravy as they shine on their own!
The delicious but subtle flavor is perfect for serving with a standing rib roast! Plus, you can soak up all of the sliced prime rib juices with mash. Yum!
5. Creamy Horseradish Sauce
One of two standard condiments served with any prime rib, along with the au jus below! This perfectly balanced horseradish sauce is not only superb when served with your prime rib dinner, but it also deserves to be saved for serving with any prime rib leftovers ( and slathered on some prime rib sandwiches )!
6. Red Wine Au Jus
My au jus that is made especially for prime rib includes the rich, beefy prime rib drippings with the most perfect wine pairing for a prime rib that there is! Cabernet sauvignon is my first choice pick for serving with prime rib or ribeye steaks!
Other great wine pairings for prime rib include any Cabernet wine, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Pinot Noir, Merlot, or Zinfandel. Although with the accompaniment of horseradish you can disregard some of the traditional wine pairings!
If I wasn't using my wine for the au jus, which is why it's also called a cabernet jus, I would sit down with a tall glass of Riesling. Totally ready for dessert too with that wine pick!
7. Garlic Green Beans
Super easy to make pan-fried garlic green beans can be made on the stovetop while your oven is warming more sides and bread! Just the right amount of flavorful garlic makes these tender green beans a delight!
Top off this easy vegetable side dish with bacon and you have a perfect side for your holiday meal!
8. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Dijon Mustard
Oven-roasted brussel sprouts are delightfully crispy on the outside and tender inside! Plus this brussel sprouts recipe uses some Dijon mustard and bacon to take these brussel sprouts to a flavorful new level!
9. Mushroom Risotto
One of my family's favorite dishes to serve as an appetizer or side dish will forever be risotto! Add your family's picks for vegetables, or serve the base parmesan risotto for a creamy addition to your prime rib dinner!
Earthy mushrooms are studded throughout this rich rice side dish for the most wonderfully flavorful risotto!
10. Roasted Vegetable Medley
Easy oven-roasted vegetables are a perfect vegetable side dish with any roast beef dinner! The super combination of brussel sprouts, beets, and carrots make this dish as colorful as it is tasty!
11. Sautéed Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes
I could eat this vegetable side dish every day! No joke, something about the way the cherry tomatoes break down to add a sweet but tart and tangy kind of gravy to this dish is just wonderful!
The sautéed asparagus simply belongs with prime rib!
12. Au Gratin Potatoes
My creamy, cheesy au gratin potatoes are one of the most addictive potato side dishes you could ever make! Seriously, au gratin potatoes are like my weakness!
I can't wait for the holidays just so I can prepare a nice big batch of these sliced and baked potatoes!
13. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
I'm always split between which way I like to cook my carrots the most. However, if you add butter and brown sugar to any method of cooking carrots you definitely have a winner!
This easy stovetop skillet carrots is a sweet offset to your rich and hearty prime rib beef and it just totally works!
14. Sautéed Balsamic Mushrooms
Tangy balsamic vinegar is the most wonderful addition to some sautéed mushrooms! The tasty mushrooms can be served as an appetizer or side dish for your perfectly seasoned prime rib holiday meal!
Our favorite addition to these pan-seared mushrooms is a touch of Parmesan when serving!
15. Yorkshire Puddings
A classic English bread that is served with roast dinners overseas is these ridiculously delicious Yorkshire puddings! Whip up some of these rich, eggy Yorkshire puddings and enjoy stuffing gravy into the center!
The traditional Yorkshire pudding is made with your prime rib beef drippings, so save a bit for these and watch them rise!
16. Cheddar Bacon Chive Biscuits
Tender, flaky buttermilk biscuits stuffed with bits of fresh chives, cooked and crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese are a savory addition to your standing prime rib roast dinner! The biscuits are hearty enough to get full on fast, so be sure to save them for sopping up all the wonderful juices and gravy on your dinner plate!
Other savory sides that are perfect with a prime rib dinner include creamed spinach, roasted acorn squash, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted potatoes, green bean casserole, or your favorite dinner rolls!
What Dessert Goes With Prime Rib Dinner
Don't miss out on all of my great leftover prime rib roast recipes! Check out my page for leftover recipe ideas to help you use up all of your wonderful prime rib roast after the holidays!
What to Serve With Prime Rib: Green Salad (+ All the Best Sides!)
- In a small bowl, mix the shallot, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined. Whisk in the olive oil.1 tablespoon shallot, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, ⅓ cup olive oil, each, salt & pepper
- Toss with hand torn butter lettuce and romaine heart, then serve.1 head butter lettuce, 1 heart romaine lettuce
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!