These delicious side dishes are perfect to serve with brisket! They are simple, flavorful, and will have your spread making everyone drool.
Brisket is a fantastic cut of meat that goes with all sorts of foods. Plus, you can cook it in several different ways. We have used a great wrapped technique to deliver an amazing smoked brisket.
We are usually left with a lot of leftovers, and have a collection of recipes using leftover brisket. So, don’t let any go to waste! These brisket sides will have you ready to cook a brisket to go with them. Let’s dive in!
🍲 Popular Sides
These are the most popular smoked sides for brisket we like to serve. The meat should clearly be the star of the show here, but these sides work perfectly to complement the great smokey flavors!
If you have frozen hash browns, cheese, onions, sour cream and a few other simple ingredients you can make hash browns casserole.
Mix it all up and then pop it in the oven while you prepare the rest of your dinner! You’ll have this hot and cheesy side dish ready in no time!
There is something about the thick, creamy potato dish that works perfectly with brisket!
Easy Cowboy Beans
Cowboy beans are an all-American dish that originated in the Southwestern United States and relies on the slow-cooking properties of its namesake—the cowboy—to get the job done.
Traditionally made with hamburger, smoked bacon, and green or pinto beans, this dish has been enjoyed by cowboys (along with their wranglers) long before it was ever recorded in recipe books. Try this recipe at home to see what all the fuss is about!
The rich and hearty dish works perfectly with your next BBQ.
Baked Mac & Cheese
Mac and cheese recipes may seem commonplace, but with so many recipes floating around out there it can be hard to find the one that fits your needs perfectly.
If you’re looking for the perfect baked mac and cheese recipe that’s easy to make, delicious, and will wow your guests or family members at the dinner table then this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for!
It works so well with a nice cut of brisket straight off the smoker too!
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob, grilled to perfection and slathered in butter and salt, is one of summer’s tastiest treats. Grilling corn on the cob is easy and quick, requiring only a few minutes from start to finish.
I like to boil mine in beer before I put them on the grill to sear. This adds an amazing flavor and really makes the flavor shine!
Roasted Green Beans with Bacon
The secret to these roasted green beans? They’re extra crisp and have just the right amount of saltiness, thanks to the bacon crumbles and drippings that flavor them throughout the roasting process.
If you’re planning on having these as a side dish at your next barbecue, make sure to double or triple the recipe—they won’t last long! They work perfectly with the smoked brisket and you will have a line of folks asking for seconds.
A nice cool pasta salad always works with the brisket. The spices and seasoning on the brisket offset the creamy pasta dishes wonderfully.
Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad
You’ve got the brisket cooked and ready to eat, but what should you serve it with? There are plenty of side dishes that complement this meal well, but none so tasty as the broccoli cheddar pasta salad recipe.
Made with fresh, simple ingredients, and it’s full of texture and flavor that will perfectly complement your BBQ spread.
BLT Pasta Salad
This BLT Pasta Salad Recipe is the perfect summer side dish! It features pasta, bacon, tomato, red onion and fresh lettuce all tossed in ranch dressing and topped with cheese!
Quick and easy to make and even better to eat, this recipe is great as a side dish with sliced brisket, but I usually eat the leftovers as a meal by itself!
There is just something about having the nice, hearty starches of potatoes when serving brisket. Since the brisket is on the grill so long, I included a few oven-based recipes as well as some ones made on the grill.
Oven Roasted Honey Gold Potatoes
For an easy and delicious side dish, try these honey gold potatoes roasted in the oven. They’re simple to make and they taste great with your favorite meals, so you’ll want to keep this recipe on hand at all times.
The best part is they are ready to eat in less than an hour! That gives you plenty of opportunity to time the recipe to coincide with the brisket finishing.
Twice Baked Potatoes
These twice baked potatoes are one of the most delicious side dishes you can make, especially when you stuff them with all your favorite toppings.
Add as much cheese and bacon as you like, or leave it out completely for something lighter. The addition of jalapeños takes them to a new level of tasty.
These are so hearty, you may only want to serve them in halves or quarters.
Smoked Potato Salad
Potato salad is such an important part of any picnic or cookout menu that it’s practically a given! However, it can be difficult to find potato salad recipes that are creamy without being too heavy and that still taste good after the leftovers have been stored in the fridge for a few days.
This potato salad adds an extra twist by smoking the potatoes before they go in. Time it right with your smoker and you can add these while the brisket is finishing. It is virtually no extra work.
Grilled Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes on the grill make the perfect side dish to your barbecue get-together this summer! These are always a hit with kids, and they are easy to grill. Try these to get the most out of this tasty root vegetable and reap the benefits they provide!
If you want another special treat, give the smoked sweet potatoes a try. I love to cook a side dish while the main course is grilling. It saves a lot of time and lets me be creative with the meal.
A light salad is always a good choice when looking for side dish to serve with brisket. These go beyond the standard green leaf salad. Be creative and serve something amazing!
Rainbow Chickpea Salad
My favorite recipe this summer has to be my Rainbow Chickpea Salad! It is super easy to make and loaded with healthy ingredients that taste delicious together.
While we are looking for sides to serve with brisket, this is an excellent addition to any lunch or dinner menu.
This coleslaw recipe is the perfect side dish to spice up your dinner with freshly smoked brisket. This uses jalapeños, carrots, cabbage and a homemade dressing to create the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors that will make everyone ask for seconds.
If you’re looking for something different than your typical coleslaw, this recipe will hit the spot without being too much or too little on the spice meter!
Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican street corn salad is an easy recipe that uses the same ingredients as street corn. All you need to do is slice some corn off the cob, then stir in some cotija cheese, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and seasonings. It’s delicious and works well with that big ol’ brisket!
Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is one of the easiest and tastiest side dishes you can have on hand at a potluck or picnic event.
This tastes so much better than the boxed stuff you find in the supermarket cooler! With this old fashioned macaroni salad recipe, you can make your own gourmet side dish to serve with your main course.
Whether you are in the mood for pasta, beans, mac & cheese, or potatoes, you will find it here! These incredible dishes all have one thing in common…they go amazing with smoked brisket.
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