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These 55 best prime rib sides all pair perfectly with the fancy holiday roast. Find out what to serve with prime rib and make the dish shine even more.

These 55 best prime rib sides all pair perfectly with the fancy holiday roast. Find out what to serve with prime rib with easy recipes. From traditional side dishes and holiday staples to unique recipes full of twists, these recipes will complete your meal. #eatingonadime #whattoservewithprimerib #primeribsidedishes
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What to Serve with Prime Rib

Prime rib is the centerpiece of every holiday feast. It is a delicious dish that is reserved for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving. That is why it deserves a side dish that will make it stand out even more. 

Prime rib roast cooks easily with in roasting pan medium rare or medium well. We love to season with fresh herbs and garlic butter mushrooms.

Prime Rib Side Dishes To Complete Your Holiday Feast

From traditional side dishes and holiday staples to unique recipes full of twists, these recipes will complete your meal. We have potato recipes, vegetable side dishes, and salads that will all help make your round-out prime rib.

Serve with acorn squash and broccolini to and easy recipe.

These 55 best prime rib sides all pair perfectly with the fancy holiday roast. Find out what to serve with prime rib with easy recipes. From traditional side dishes and holiday staples to unique recipes full of twists, these recipes will complete your meal. #eatingonadime #whattoservewithprimerib #primeribsidedishes

Potato and Sweet Potato Sides for Prime Rib

Potatoes and sweet potatoes make excellent holiday side dishes. They are so versatile and can be prepared in various flavorful ways. We have recipes that will pair well with prime rib.

1. Mashed Potatoes

You will never go wrong with prime rib and traditional mashed potatoes. Fluffy and creamy mashed potatoes pair perfectly with savory prime rib. It is a must-have combo for the holidays.

This is the potato side dish recipe.

bowl of mashed potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
These homemade mashed potatoes are creamy and delicious. With just a few easy steps, your family can enjoy mashed potatoes from scratch.
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2. Baked Sweet Potatoes

Perfectly baked sweet potatoes make the best side dish for the holidays. It is so easy to make and uses simple and inexpensive ingredients.

Baked Sweet Potatoes
You will have crispy skin and a perfectly baked sweet potato that is tender on the inside. If you love sweet potatoes, you will enjoy this easy side dish recipe.
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3. Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice-baked potatoes combine the flavors from mashed and baked potatoes in one side dish. It is fancy enough for prime rib but easy enough for busy holidays. You can make this recipe in just 4 simple steps.

Twice Baked Potatoes
With such simple ingredients, it is super easy, frugal, and a win all around!
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4. Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy potatoes are so cheesy and creamy that they almost feel like melting in your mouth. Try pouring it on your prime rib and have the best explosion of flavors.

Cheesy Potatoes
Whatever you call them, they are not only easy to make but delicious too!  They are definitely a crowd please at family dinners, holidays and pot lucks too.
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5. Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole

This copycat cracker barrel potato casserole is made with cheese, hashbrowns, and other easy ingredients. It is so cheesy, hot, and packed with flavor.

Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole
Cracker Barrel Potato Casserole is loaded with cheese, hashbrowns, and easy-to-find ingredients. This copycat recipe is creamy, delicious, and easy to make.
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6. Pan Fried Potatoes

Impress your holiday guests by serving prime rib with pan fried potatoes. Each potato in this recipe has a crispy exterior and a fluffy center. Season it with your favorite herbs and create the ultimate side dish.

Pan Fried Potatoes
It will remind you of your grandma’s pan-fried potatoes. Easy and delicious side dish.
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7. Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin is loaded with cheese, potatoes, onions, and simple seasonings. It has perfectly baked thinly sliced potatoes mixed in a creamy sauce and topped with lots of cheese.

Potatoes Au Gratin
You are going to love this easy, cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin side dish. Thinly slice potatoes are mixed in a creamy sauce and topped with cheese.
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8. Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

These oven roasted red potatoes are seasoned and roasted to perfection. They are so soft and delicious, and putting them in an air fryer makes the potatoes extra crispy.

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
Oven-roasted red potatoes make a delicious side dish with the perfect blend of Parmesan cheese and seasonings. The potatoes have perfectly crispy edges while being so tender inside.
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9. Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe is healthier than traditional fries and the sweet potatoes taste so delicious. The sweet potato fries are baked which reduces the oil while still retaining the crispiness.

Sweet Potato Fries
Everyone will love these easy sweet potato fries. It is the best side dish and really simple. I love how frugal it is too.
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10. Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Level up your regular mashed potatoes with these loaded mashed potatoes. This recipe is full of bacon, cheese, chives, sour cream, and ranch flavors. It is a delicious flavor bomb that will make your prime rib even more flavorful.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Jazz up plain potatoes with these easy loaded mashed potatoes. Lots of bacon, cheese, sour cream and more make this a delicious comfort food side dish.
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11. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

These rosemary roasted potatoes are so easy, needing only 5 simple ingredients. The rosemary added to roasted potatoes is so delicious.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
This easy Rosemary roasted potatoes recipe can be made on the grill or roasted in the oven. It is quick and easy but packed with flavor.
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12. Grilled Sweet Potatoes

If you have a spare grill, you should definitely try these grilled sweet potatoes. They have a savory and sweet taste that is perfect for prime rib. It only uses a few easy ingredients, but will result in an amazing side dish.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes
It is so easy in the foil packet but you can also do potato wedges if you like the grill marks. Season with salt and pepper as normal.
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13. Microwave Baked Potatoes

If your oven is full, this microwave baked potatoes recipe is here for the clutch. It is the easiest way to make baked potatoes, but will still result in an amazing side dish. It is the best last minute side dish idea you can serve for your holiday feast.

Microwave Baked Potatoes
How to Cook a Baked Potato in the Microwave is quick and easy. It only takes minutes and the results are amazing. Baking a potato in the microwave saves so much time.
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14. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Adding garlic to mashed potatoes is an easy, but effective way to change its flavor. Each bite is so fluffy and creamy and full of garlic flavor. Serving prime rib with a bowl of garlic mashed potatoes will please your holiday crowd.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
If you want to try something different, add a little minced garlic and be prepared for everyone to love garlic mashed potatoes.
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15. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Level up your classic baked potatoes by making them in the air fryer. This makes the cooking process so much quicker while still tasting delicious. It results in light and fluffy baked potatoes.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
We love baking potatoes this way and the skin is crisp and the inside so tender and amazing.
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16. Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole recipe has creamy sweet potatoes topped with pecan streusel and marshmallows. It is an amazing comfort recipe that will complete your holiday feast. It also has a hint of cinnamon flavor, making the dish taste even more festive.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and pecans make this more like a dessert than a side dish. Yum!
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17. Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole

This cracker barrel sweet potato casserole recipe is rich and delicious with the creamiest filling. The sweet and creamy sweet potatoes are perfectly cooked and topped with an praline topping.

Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole
This copycat recipe is sweet, decadent and easy to make.
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18. Crock Pot Green Beans and Potatoes

Crock pot green beans and potatoes make an excellent duo. This recipe has fresh green beans and red potatoes seasoned with bacon, onion, and garlic. It is an effortless side dish made in the slow cooker.

Crock Pot Green Beans and Potatoes
Crock Pot Green Beans and Potatoes is an easy side dish that is made in the slow cooker. Easy ingredients makes this side dish so flavorful.
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19. Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Sweet potato and apple casserole have the perfect mixture of apple, sweet potato, and brown sugar. The sweetness and tartness of this side dish are perfect for savory prime rib.

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
Combining apple and mashed sweet potatoes in this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
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Vegetable Side Dish Recipes for Prime Rib

These vegetable side dish recipes for prime rib are all very healthy and flavorful. Choose your favorite vegetable and create amazing sides using these recipes.

20. Instant Pot Glazed Carrots

The brown sugar glaze in this recipe adds just the right amount of sweetness to the carrots. This instant pot glazed carrots recipe is made with 5 simple ingredients, making it super budget friendly. Plus,  it is so quick and easy to cook in the pressure cooker, resulting in tender flavorful carrots.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots
We love the brown sugar glaze as it adds just the right amount of sweetness to the carrots. Brown sugar carrots instant pot recipe is budget-friendly and is a family favorite.
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21. Vegetable Kabobs

Vegetable kabobs are the perfect vegan alternative to meat kabobs. They are so smoky and flavorful and have an amazing marinade. Use any vegetable you have at hand and create this tasty side dish.

Vegetable Kabobs
This delicious vegetable kabobs recipe is an easy and healthy side dish option. It is so tasty and flavor-packed from the simple marinade.
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22. Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Jazz up your asparagus with some parmesan to create the perfect veggie side dish. Oven roasted parmesan asparagus is roasted to perfection, giving it the perfect flavor and texture.

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Oven-roasted parmesan asparagus is the perfect side dish that is ready in just minutes. It is so flavorful that even your kids will love it.
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23. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Wrapping bacon on asparagus gives the vegetable so much flavor and a gorgeous presentation. Bacon wrapped asparagus is made with savory bacon and fresh asparagus basted with BBQ sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
There is no need to soak the asparagus before grilling. All we do is wash and trim the asparagus before placing on the grill.
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24. Sautéed Mushrooms

If you want a quick and easy way to make sautéed mushrooms, this recipe is for you. It only takes about 10 minutes to cook and uses simple ingredients you already have.

Sautéed Mushrooms
Get Sauteed Mushrooms on the table in less than 10 minutes. They are perfectly seasoned and golden brown for a great side dish.
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25. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

With minimum prep work, you can easily serve these oven roasted Brussels sprouts in minutes. They have a perfectly crispy texture while still being tender and flavorful. Everyone will love to pair this with prime rib.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Not only is it so easy to make but it really is the most delicious side dish. Ready in minutes and with minimum prep work, you won’t find an easier recipe to try.
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26. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Try this cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe for a healthier mashed potato substitute. It tastes like real mashed potatoes but without all the carbs.

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, delicious Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes is an easy side dish. This low carb side is full of flavor with easy ingredients.
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27. Roasted Zucchini and Squash

This easy roasted zucchini and butternut squash recipe has an amazing texture and is loaded with flavor. The vegetables are tender on the inside and seasoned perfectly on the outside.

Roasted Zucchini and Squash
This is an easy go-to side dish! You can even just toss this on the grill and cook it on there in a metal pan instead.
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28. Air Fryer Broccoli

Enjoy a quick delicious broccoli side dish by making air fryer broccoli. The crispiness of the broccoli adds so much texture to prime rib. Plus, the air fryer makes this recipe have significantly less oil.

Air Fryer Broccoli
Try this recipe for air fryer broccoli in minutes. Each bite is crispy and tasty with amazing garlic flavor.
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29. The Best Coleslaw Recipe

The best coleslaw recipe is made with green and red shredded cabbage, carrots, sliced green onions, and more. It has a creamy and tangy flavor that pairs amazingly with pork roast.

The Best Coleslaw Recipe
We have the best coleslaw recipe and it is better than anything store-bought. It is so easy to make with the perfect blend of tang and creaminess.
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30. Roasted Carrots

Making roasted carrots is an easy way to have a soft delicious carrot side dish. The carrots are oven roasted until they are soft and full of flavor.

Roasted Carrots
Cooking carrots in the oven are the best as they are soft and roasting them gives them a delicious flavor.
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31. Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels sprouts are so delicious and flavorful that even picky eaters will enjoy this dish. The Brussels sprouts are cooked in bacon grease which gives them even more flavor.

Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Bacon Brussel Sprouts is an easy side dish made with only a few ingredients. Take your brussel sprouts to the next level by adding bacon.
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32. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

If you are looking for the easiest brussel sprouts side dish recipe, this is the one. All you need to do is season the Brussels sprouts and put them in the air fryer. Air fryer Brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside, but tender and flavorful inside.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
We love air fryer brussels sprouts and they are such an easy side dish. The olive oil really enhances the flavor and makes for a great brussel sprouts recipe.
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33. Grilled Broccoli

Grilling broccoli gives it amazing flavor and crispy edges. Grilled broccoli has a texture that is so different from regular broccoli that the kids love. Making this dish is so easy and neat.

Grilled Broccoli
This grilled broccoli recipe is simple and delicious without much work. The texture is amazing with perfectly crispy edges.
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34. Cauliflower Fried Rice

This cauliflower fried rice recipe is an excellent keto-friendly fried rice alternative. You can enjoy all the flavors from regular fried rice without any carbs. It is made with riced cauliflower, frozen peas, diced carrots blend, green onions, and more.

Cauliflower Fried Rice
This delicious recipe is low-carb and keto-friendly while being packed with flavor.
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35. Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack

Make grilled vegetables in foil pack for tasty vegetables full of smoky flavor. Put a variety of vegetables in a foil and grill it to perfection. It is a versatile dish that is healthy and easy to prepare.

We even love roasted vegetables to serve with Prime Rib.

Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack
Try making Grilled Vegetables Foil Pack for an easy and delicious side dish idea. They are healthy, frugal, and so simple to prepare.
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36. Green Bean Casserole

From the creamy green beans to the crispy fried onion topping is what makes this recipe delicious. Try these green bean casserole with prime rib and impress.

Green Bean Casserole
This delicious Green bean casserole recipe is sure to be a hit. From the crispy topping to the creamy sauce, this side dish is perfect for family dinner, holidays and more.
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37. Keto Loaded Cauliflower

Enjoy this keto loaded cauliflower dish for a delicious and guilt-free side dish for your prime rib. This recipe is packed with bacon, cheese, and more. It is so tasty that you won’t even notice that it is keto-friendly.

Keto Loaded Cauliflower
Keto loaded cauliflower is so delicious that you won’t even miss the carbs. Each bite has lots of cheese, sour cream, bacon and more.
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38. Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Making broccoli and rice casserole is perfect for feeding a crowd at your holiday feast. The recipe combines wild rice with broccoli resulting in a creamy, cheesy, and flavorful side dish. It also complements prime rib amazingly.

Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Broccoli and Rice Casserole is made from scratch with easy ingredients. Creamy, cheesy casserole that is full of flavor and easy to make.
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39. Crock Pot Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This recipe is a healthy casserole dish that is full of cheesy flavor and crunchy broccoli. Crock pot cheesy broccoli casserole is loaded with broccoli, cheese, and easy seasoning. Plus, you can make this dish effortlessly with the slow cooker.

Crock Pot Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
This casserole is easy to make, creamy and very cheesy.
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40. Grilled Green Beans

If you have foil, a grill, and some green beans, you have to try this grilled green beans recipe. The beans are flavorful and tasty and have a crispy texture. The easy ingredients and simple process make this side dish for any meal.

Grilled Green Beans
I use heavy duty foil and clean up is so easy. I’m telling you, grilling is the way to go because your kitchen stays clean!
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Salad Recipes to Serve with Prime Rib

These salad recipes will either complement or contrast the prime rib. They are all simple salads that can be prepared quickly. But they are also flavorful and tasty enough for special occasions and holidays. 

41. Caesar Salad

A simple Caesar salad is enough to make your prime rib taste even more amazing. It does not have overwhelming ingredients which makes the prime rib stand out. Skip store-bought salad kits and easily make this recipe from scratch at home.

Caesar Salad
Enjoy this light and delicious Easy Caesar Salad Recipe at home for a delicious meal. You can eat it plain or add chicken to make it a full meal. It is so flavorful and really simple.
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42. Creamy Greek Salad

Serve this salad at your holiday feast and watch it disappear in seconds. This creamy Greek salad has a perfectly creamy dressing and delicious ingredients. It is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and more blended with lots of olives and feta cheese.

Creamy Greek Salad
Everyone will love this Easy Greek Salad Recipe full of veggies, feta and more. This creamy salad recipe is the perfect side dish or quick lunch sure to please the entire family.
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43. Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Roasted tomato and mozzarella salad tastes as good as it looks. The salad is loaded with perfectly roasted tomatoes and delicious slices of mozzarella cheese. It has a gorgeous presentation that is perfect for holiday dinner tables.

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
The tomatoes are roasted to perfection and the entire dish is the best appetizer or side dish.
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44. German Potato Salad

Everyone will love the tangy and savory flavors of this German potato salad. It is made with pieces of bacon combined with apple cider vinegar, mustard, and more. It tastes amazing even when cold, so it is perfect for whole day celebrations.

German Potato Salad
If you prefer a mustard-based potato salad, this is the recipe to try. The delicious combination of ingredients makes for the perfect potato salad.
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45. Copycat Olive Garden Salad

If you and your family love Olive Garden salads, then you will love this copycat Olive Garden salad recipe. This recipe recreates Olive Garden’s fresh, crisp, and colorful salad which tastes just like the real thing. Enjoy it at home with prime rib for a great combination.

Copycat Olive Garden Salad
It is just a really good salad and easy to make with simple ingredients. We love this salad.
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46. Traditional Potato Salad

Your guests will love this delicious traditional potato salad together with prime rib. This recipe has the perfect blend of mayonnaise, sweet pickles, spices, and more. It is an amazing traditional salad side dish for the holidays.

This is the best potato salad recipe. Skip the store bought stuff and make this delicious potato salad at home. This southern potato salad will be a hit!
Traditional Potato Salad
This recipe has the perfect blend of mayonnaise, sweet pickles, spices and more for such a flavorful potato salad.
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47. Copycat Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

Your family and guests will be wanting more of this copycat Panera strawberry poppyseed salad. It is made with fresh fruit, flavorful chicken, and tangy poppyseed dressing that just makes this an amazing holiday salad. It is a light, but filling salad that pairs perfectly with prime rib.

Copycat Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is bursting with fresh fruit and tender chicken. Delicious poppyseed dressing drizzled over this salad makes each bite simply amazing.
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48. Spinach Strawberry Salad

With just 6 simple ingredients, you can easily make this yummy spinach strawberry salad recipe. The crispy spinach and sweet strawberries complement the savory prime rib so well. 

This recipe combines crispy spinach, sweet strawberries, feta, and more into one tasty salad bowl.

Spinach Strawberry Salad
Strawberry spinach salad has just 6 ingredients and makes the perfect lunch or dinner idea. 
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49. Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken salad is a delicious option perfect for special holidays. It has fresh veggies and a zesty homemade dressing together with a tender smoky chicken breast. If you have a grill, definitely try this salad and impress your guests.

Grilled Chicken Salad
Tender chicken, fresh veggies and a zesty homemade dressing combine for a great grilled chicken salad. This is the perfect Summer salad with tons of flavor.
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50. ChickPea Salad

If you are looking for a protein-packed salad to serve with prime rib, this recipe is for you. ChickPea salad is full of various veggies and has a delicious dressing that puts it all together. It is a delicious healthy bowl of salad made loaded with chickpeas, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and more.

ChickPea Salad
Chick pea salad is bursting with so many fresh ingredients and an easy citrus dressing. Try this for a quick protein packed lunch or dinner. It is amazing.
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51. Cheesecake Fruit Salad

This cheesecake fruit salad has sweet and fresh flavors that pair excellently with prime rib. It is made with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries combined with a delicious cheesecake mix. It is a light, but decadent, recipe that is effortless to prepare for the holidays.

Cheesecake Fruit Salad
Cheesecake fruit salad has fresh berries, a decadent cheesecake blend and lots of marshmallows. This recipe comes together in just minutes for the best treat.
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52. Keto Tuna Salad

Reduce your holiday carbs by serving this guilt-free keto tuna salad. It has delicious tuna that mixes amazingly with the low-carb ingredients and homemade dressing. Serve it over a bed of lettuce for the best salad dish.

Keto Tuna Salad
Simple meals like this Keto Tuna Salad Recipe make it stress-free because it is just so easy.
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53. Panera Bread Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

With tender chicken, almonds, and mandarin oranges. This Panera Bread Asian sesame chicken salad recipe has all of the ingredients you love. This delicious copycat salad is packed with flavor and pairs well with prime rib. All your guests and family will look forward to this recipe.

Serve this salad with your roast beef dinner.

Panera Bread Asian Sesame Chicken Salad
Tender chicken, almonds, mandarin oranges and more make this meal not only gorgeous but tasty. The homemade dressing is easy to make but packed with flavor.
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54. 5 Cup Salad

5 cup salad or ambrosia salad is one of those recipes that you will look forward to during the holiday season. It is made with 5 easy ingredients that combine into a fruity salad dish. It has various fruits mixed with sour cream that is so quick and easy to make.

Make this salad for the best side dishes.

5 Cup Salad
This is truly the easiest salad and so delicious. It is simple to make but so delicious and sure to impress friends and family.
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55. Broccoli Cranberry Salad

This broccoli cranberry salad is so creamy and delicious, and the crispy broccoli tastes amazing. Made with simple delicious recipes, this salad will be a hit at your holiday feast. The crunchy broccoli together with the bright and tart cranberry complements the prime rib dinner excellently.

The easiest best side dish to serve for Christmas dinner.

Broccoli Cranberry Salad
Broccoli cranberry salad is savory and sweet for amazing flavor in each bite. Broccoli salad has the best dressing and it is so simple to make.
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These 55 best prime rib sides all pair perfectly with the fancy holiday roast. Find out what to serve with prime rib with easy recipes. From traditional side dishes and holiday staples to unique recipes full of twists, these recipes will complete your meal. #eatingonadime #whattoservewithprimerib #primeribsidedishes

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