Sunday roast side dish recipes

Fancy something delicious to serve with Sunday lunch? Our best Sunday roast side dish recipes include classic accompaniments such as roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and peas. Some of our favourites include these garlic and bay roast potatoes, creamy baked leeks and roast sprouts with cranberries (ideal for Christmas).

We’ve got plenty of ideas for serving up seasonal vegetables with an extra-tasty twist, too: try your root veg enhanced with mandarins or purple sprouting broccoli with garlic and chilli.

Need lighter Sunday roast side dish recipes to serve with a spring or summer lunch? Warm asparagus and lettuce with mint or jersey royals with broad beans and serrano ham might just steal the show…

A proper roast wouldn’t be complete without gravy. We’ve also got recipes for bread, cranberry and mint sauces, plus yorkshire puddings, indulgent gratins, creamy dauphinois and cauliflower cheese.

Yet to decide on your Sunday lunch centrepiece? Browse our favourite roast chicken recipes.

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Fennel tarte tatin

Fennel recipes

Fennel tarte tatin

You’ve probably sliced fennel paper thin to use as the star ingredient in a sophisticated Mediterranean salad, but there’s plenty...

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Air fryer yorkshire puddings

Air fryer recipes

Air fryer yorkshire puddings

It might make a Yorkshire native faint in horror, but you can make cracking yorkshire puddings in an air fryer...

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Air fryer roast potatoes

Air fryer recipes

Air fryer roast potatoes

Here’s our ultimate air fryer roast potatoes recipe – infused with aromatic garlic and rosemary and given extra crunch from...

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Roast carrots with shatta butter

Carrot recipes

Roast carrots with shatta butter

Ravinder Bhogal gives classic roast carrots a Middle Eastern twist in this side dish recipe, serving them with pistachios and...

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Baked chicory with ham

Gratin recipes

Baked chicory with ham

Slightly bitter white chicory, grown in the dark as a ‘forced’ salad vegetable, is at its peak in early spring....

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Pommes anna with lemon and sage

Potato recipes

Pommes anna with lemon and sage

Pommes anna is a dish of thinly sliced potatoes baked in layers, similar to dauphinois. There’s no cream added, though....

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Hasselback swede gratin

Gratin recipes

Hasselback swede gratin

The sweet, nutty flavour of swede is divine in this creamy swede gratin recipe, infused with nutmeg and bay and...

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Mandarin-dressed roots

Celeriac recipes

Mandarin-dressed roots

Floral mandarins provide the perfect contrast for earthy celeriac and sweet carrots in this root vegetable side dish. Served on...

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Creamy baked leeks

Leek recipes

Creamy baked leeks

In this festive side dish recipe, leeks are cooked slowly in cream and cheese until soft and golden. Recipe taken...

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Christmas Jansson’s temptation

Christmas recipes from around the world

Christmas Jansson’s temptation

Brontë Aurell shares her recipe for Jansson’s temptation (Jansson’s frestelse), a classic Swedish potato dish traditionally made with cream and...

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Orange and honey-roast carrots and parsnips

Carrot recipes

Orange and honey-roast carrots and parsnips

Carrots and parsnips are an important part of a roast dinner because they add colour and sweetness – especially with...

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Sprout and anchovy gratin with porcini crumb

Brussels sprouts recipes

Sprout and anchovy gratin with porcini crumb

Sprouts can soak up flavour yet stand up to bold, fierce cooking, thanks to their density. This side dish, with...

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Christmas peas

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Christmas peas

Flecked with the pink of grapefruit and peppercorns, this bowl of peas provides a much needed flash of green at...

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Celeriac, sage and black garlic gratin

Celeriac recipes

Celeriac, sage and black garlic gratin

Earthy celeriac, woody sage and the powerful umami of black garlic create the ultimate winter dish. This absolute flavour-bomb of...

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Tahini roast potatoes with figs

Tahini recipes

Tahini roast potatoes with figs

OK, so these aren’t the prettiest roast potatoes you’ve ever seen, but believe us, they make up for it in...

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Best of the best gratin dauphinois

Best of the best recipes

Best of the best gratin dauphinois

The side dish of dreams, the comfort food of the gods – gratin dauphinois is France’s creamy, beige gift to...

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