You’ve decided you want to make a comforting Chicken Pot Pie, but now you’re wondering what to serve with your pot pie. We’ve come up with a comprehensive list of quick and delicious side dishes that perfectly pair with your favorite chicken pot pie. From family-approved classics to time-saving options, these sides transform your weeknight chaos into a comforting feast for the whole family. Because sometimes, a little help with dinner makes all the difference!
The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipes
There is something about a Chicken Pot Pie that says “home” to me. I have a couple different recipes that are my go-to. My favorite on a busy weeknight is my set it and forget it Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie. I also love this Crustless Chicken Pot Pie because it is done in one skillet and has the same flavors as a traditional pot pie, but is so much easier!
Chicken Pot Pie can be served on its on because it’s already such a filling and satisfying main dish, but I still like to add a side dish. If you’re wondering what to serve with your Chicken Pot Pie, I have the best list below. Add a side or two just to round out the meal and help it stretch even farther.
Classic Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
Pairing the best side dishes to go with chicken pot pies can enhance and round out your dinner. Here are some of the most popular and delicious side dishes we came up with, which includes classic comfort food and also a side of healthy:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Mixed Green Salad – I like mixed greens with a little mozzarella, tomatoes, and this mouthwatering homemade ranch dressing.
- Buttered Corn on the Cob – the sweetness of the corn provides a great balance with the pot pie.
- Tender No Yeast Rolls
- Pasta – Boil a pot of your family’s favorite noodle to serve under a scoop of pot pie to easily make the meal more filling.
- Cranberry Sauce
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese – the perfect side dish if you want a truly comforting meal!
Quick and Easy Side Dishes for Chicken Pot Pie
When you’re looking for quick and easy sides to serve with chicken pot pie, simplicity is key. Here’s a list of easy recipes that can be prepared in no time:
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes
- Rice or cauliflower rice– This is a great way to keep it light and wholesome. Serve over white or brown rice, or keep it extra light with cauliflower rice.
- Oven Baked Potato Wedges
- Garlic Butter Sauteed Mushrooms
Family Friendly Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
These family-friendly side dishes are versatile and can be easily adjusted to suit the preferences of different family members. They add a mix of textures and flavors to complement the comforting chicken pot pie.
- Brown Butter Broccoli
- Sliced Fresh Fruit
- Pita Bread or Naan
- Maple Glazed Carrots
- Hummus with Veggie Sticks
- Sauteed Green Beans
Healthy Sides to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
Remember to focus on incorporating a variety of colorful vegetables and whole grains to enhance the nutritional value of your meal. Adjust seasonings and dressings to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.
- Roasted Vegetables
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Quinoa Salad with Veggies
- Baked Asparagus
- Broccoli Salad w Bacon
- Sauteed Spinach
- Cauliflower Mash
- Green Beans
Rice, Rolls and More to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
- Sweet Potatoes
- Whole Grain Rice
- Herb-Roasted Potatoes
- Garlic Bread
- Quinoa or Rice Pilaf
Salads to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie
Creating a balanced and healthy meal is important so here are some nutritious salads that pair well with chicken pot pie:
- Mixed Berry Salad
- Kale and Apple Salad
- Green Salad – Mixed greens, your favorite toppings, and a dressing like healthy balsamic, red wine vinaigrette, or a tangy lemon vinaigrette would make a great, light side dish.
- Greek Salad – Create a Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, dressed in a light olive oil vinaigrette.
- Caprese Salad
- Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- Quick Spinach Salad – Combine spinach, chopped red onions, tomato, cucumber, feta, toasted almonds and this red wine vinaigrette.
Leftovers to Make Using Chicken Pot Pie
Leftover Chicken Pot Pie can be repurposed into delicious meals with a bit of creativity. Here are some ideas to help you use up your leftover chicken pot pie:
- Chicken Pot Pie Stuffed Peppers – Follow these instructions, but use your pie filling instead.
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Remove the crust (unless you made Crustless Pot Pie) and simmer the pot pie filling with some extra broth to create a hearty chicken pot pie soup.
- Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Bake – Mix the pot pie filling with cooked pasta and top with cheese. Bake until bubbly for a comforting pasta bake.
- Poblano Stuffed Peppers
- Pot Pie Breakfast Hash – Break up the crust and mix it with the filling, then sauté with diced potatoes and veggies for a savory breakfast hash.
This should give you a great start to figure out the best sides to serve with Chicken Pot Pie. If you need more ideas, make sure to browse all of my easy dinner ideas here! I have also compiled a list of Sunday Night Dinner ideas, so check it out for inspiration.
If there is a great side dish recipe that I left off the list, make sure and let me know in the comments!
What do you eat with pot pie?
You can serve everything from a comforting baked macaroni and cheese to a simple green salad if you want to keep it light. Check out our huge list of ideas!
What is a pot pie?
The name “pot pie” traditionally refers to savory meat pies baked in a shell with both a top flaky crust and bottom crust. I use different methods to make the recipe come together faster, such as a slow cooker recipe as well as a crustless pot pie recipe. Both have the same flavors as a traditional pot pie.
How long does chicken pot pie last in the fridge?
Leftover chicken pot pie will last in the fridge for up to 5 days, stored in an airtight container.
- 4 medium russet potatoes, (or 3 large potatoes)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 425˚F.
- Cut each potato in half. Then cut each half in 4-6 wedges.
- Place potato wedges in a large bow. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
- Mix garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and salt together. Sprinkle over potato wedges and then toss to evenly coat.
- Arrange the potato wedges on a baking sheet skin side down. Then bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes or until they reach desired brown color.