The Perfect Complements to Beef Brisket

If you’re looking for delectable side dishes to serve with your beef brisket, you’ve come to the right place! Brisket is a beloved comfort food that can be prepared in various ways, guaranteeing a treat every time. In this collection, we’ve handpicked an array of easy and delicious sides that will perfectly complement your brisket.

Sides That Complete the Brisket Experience

1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

We begin our list with a timeless classic – creamy mashed potatoes. These soft, luscious spuds offer the ultimate comfort food experience. Transforming humble ingredients into a soul-warming dish, mashed potatoes are a must-have alongside your brisket feast.

Mashed Potatoes

2. Indulgent Creamed Spinach

Elevate your side dish spread with our velvety creamed spinach. Creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-comforting, this homemade recipe surpasses anything you can find in a store. With minimal effort, you can create a dish that will steal the spotlight at your dining table.

Creamed Spinach

3. Southern Delight: Cheese Grits

Experience the ultimate Southern side dish with our delectable cheese grits. This creamy and comforting corn-based delight is a staple in the South. Add it to your cooking repertoire and discover why it perfectly complements brisket.

Cheese Grits

4. Effortless Corn Casserole

This 5-ingredient corn casserole recipe requires minimal effort, making it a fantastic option to pair with barbecued brisket. Simply mix the ingredients and pop it in the oven. Its versatile nature ensures it will be a hit every time.

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Corn Casserole

Exciting and Unique Sides

5. Zesty Cowboy Caviar

Add a burst of flavor to your meal with our vibrant cowboy caviar. Serve it as a salad or dip – either way, it’s a winner. This simple recipe combines fresh veggies, beans, and a tangy chili lime dressing, making it an ideal addition to your BBQ parties.

Cowboy Caviar

6. Classic Coleslaw

No list of sides for brisket would be complete without the quintessential coleslaw. Our recipe stands out from the rest, boasting a perfect balance of creaminess and crunchiness. It pairs beautifully with all your summertime favorites.


7. Hearty Brunswick Stew

For those who adore bold barbecue flavors, our hearty Brunswick stew is a delightful accompaniment to brisket. Enjoy a cup of this Southern delicacy and savor the flavors without overpowering your main course.

Brunswick Stew

A Symphony of Flavors

8. Green Bean Almondine

Transform ordinary green beans into a dish of elegance and simplicity with our vibrant green bean almondine. Tossed in brown butter, toasty almonds, shallots, and garlic, these French-style beans with a touch of lemon provide a harmonious balance of flavors.

Green Bean Almondine

9. Succotash

Celebrate a classic American side dish with succotash. Corn kernels and lima beans take center stage, while regional variations may include additional vegetables and meats. This timeless recipe is an excellent way to explore different flavors.


10. Irresistible Squash Casserole

Indulge in the creamy and cheesy goodness of our squash casserole. Mildly flavored sweet squash, combined with a rich, buttery cracker topping, creates a dish that will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds.

Squash Casserole

Unique Twists and Global Flavors

11. Flavors of Louisiana: Dirty Rice

Delight your taste buds with the iconic flavors of Louisiana through our famous dirty rice. This unique dish combines white rice with bits of meat and a generous dose of seasonings, resulting in a flavor-packed and satisfying side.

Dirty Rice

12. Refreshing Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto

For a burst of freshness, try our cucumber avocado tomato salad enhanced with a flavorful pesto dressing and fresh mozzarella pearls. This vibrant salad is a powerful combination of textures and flavors that perfectly complements brisket.

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Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad

13. Colorful and Flavorful Rainbow Pasta Salad

Brighten up your cookout with our colorful rainbow pasta salad. With minimal effort, you can create a dish that impresses with its vibrant appearance and delightful taste. Don’t forget to add a final touch of feta for an extra burst of flavor.

Rainbow Pasta Salad

14. Festive Mexican Street Corn Salad

Impress your guests with the vibrant flavors of our Mexican street corn salad. While others may bring predictable pasta or potato salads, your dish will steal the show. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll create a crowd-pleaser.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

15. Healthier Alternative: Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Satisfy your craving for fries with a healthier alternative – easy baked sweet potato fries. These delicious fries are taking the culinary world by storm, and now you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet and Savory Pairings

16. Fresh Peach Salsa

Embrace the flavors of summer with our delightful fresh peach salsa. This sweet side dish provides the perfect balance to the savory and salty flavors of your brisket. Prepare for a burst of refreshment on your palate.

Peach Salsa

17. Irresistible Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

Take your cornbread to the next level with our irresistible recipe. Loaded with bacon, cheddar, and jalapeños, this cornbread creation will exceed your expectations. Say goodbye to ordinary cornbread forever.

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

18. Light and Refreshing Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with our light and tasty quinoa salad. Combining quinoa, fresh veggies, Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing, this salad is the perfect accompaniment to your summer meals.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

19. Homemade Creamed Corn

Skip the canned version and savor the creamy and flavorful goodness of our homemade creamed corn. Made with fresh corn, this addictive side dish is sure to elevate your meal to new heights.

Creamed Corn

20. Flavor Bomb: Arroz con Gandules

Experience the explosion of flavors in our Arroz con Gandules recipe. Tender rice combined with pigeon peas, salted pork, sofrito, olives, tomato sauce, and Latin seasonings create a flavor bomb that enriches any meal.

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Arroz con Gandules

Salads and Refreshing Drinks

21. Creamy Macaroni Salad

Add a twist to your fried fish meal with our creamy macaroni salad. Extra tangy and creamy, this version is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Prepare a generous batch, as leftovers are just as delicious the next day.

Macaroni Salad

22. Classic Caprese Salad

Capture the essence of summer with a simple and vibrant Caprese salad. Layer juicy, ripe tomatoes with mozzarella and basil leaves, drizzle with a balsamic reduction, and create a colorful masterpiece that perfectly complements your brisket.

Caprese Salad

23. Russian Twist: Olivier Salad

Indulge in a delicious twist on traditional potato salad with our Olivier salad recipe. This delightful dish combines carrots, sausage, eggs, peas, and a creamy mayonnaise dressing with fresh dill. Experience a taste of Russian cuisine alongside your brisket.

Olivier Salad

24. Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

Elevate your picnic with our outstanding honey lime rainbow fruit salad. The honey and lime dressing perfectly complements the sweet freshness of the fruits. This vibrant side dish will grace your table with a burst of color.

Rainbow Fruit Salad

25. Refreshing Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Quench your thirst with our refreshing homemade strawberry lemonade. Blending lemon juice with ripe strawberries and sweetened with agave nectar, this drink strikes the perfect balance between tartness and sweetness. Enjoy a beautiful pink-hued glass of cool refreshment.

Strawberry Lemonade


Choosing just one side dish for your brisket feast may be challenging given the variety of mouthwatering options available. Pin or bookmark this collection of incredible recipes to ensure you always have a go-to guide for the perfect accompaniments. For more easy and delicious recipes, subscribe to GypsyPlate, where we’re constantly cooking up new culinary creations for you to enjoy.

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