Meals That Go With Dauphinoise Potatoes: 11 BEST Choices!

January 29, 2023
meals that go with dauphinoise potatoes

Looking for some ideas for meals that go with dauphinoise potatoes? 

You’re in the right place! 

With layers of deliciously tender sliced potato, and lashings of cream and garlic, you’d be hard pushed to find a side dish that’s quite as comforting, satisfying, and luxurious. 

I could happily eat dauphinoise on their own straight from the oven, but if you’re having friends over for dinner or you just want to make sure you’re giving your family a balanced meal, these are some of the very best choices for what to serve with dauphinoise potatoes… 

The best meals that go with dauphinoise potatoes 

Some of the best meats that go with dauphinoise potatoes are steak, sausages, gammon, roast beef, lamb shanks, and roast chicken on the bone.

If you love fish, herb crusted salmon and pan fried cod are great choices. 

There are also some delicious vegetarian meals that go with dauphinoise, including red lentil loaf, veggie wellington, and a simple leafy green salad. 

Keep reading for more ideas, plus the best recipes for you to try at home… 

1. Your favourite cut of steak

Steak with dauphinoise is a meal that’s fairly easy to prepare, yet it’s special enough to be served at a dinner party or for a celebratory occasion. Personally, when I’m cooking for guests, I like to have options that are relatively hands-off, so I can pour a glass of wine and sit down to enjoy the conversation rather than being tied to the kitchen. 

I typically prepare my dauphinoise on the morning, then keep them in the fridge until it’s time to turn on the oven. This way, you only need to focus on the steak once your guests have arrived. 

If you really want to push the boat out, add a side of asparagus wrapped in parma ham. The result will be a meal that could be served in a high end restaurant! 

2. Sausages

If you’re looking for a super easy meal that goes with dauphinoise potatoes, look no further than sausages! 

You can pick up delicious premium bangers from your local farm shop or even your local supermarket, and it’s a simple case of getting them sizzling in the pan. 

3. Gammon

The saltiness of gammon perfectly complements the creamy, garlicky flavours of dauphinoise potatoes, and this meal makes for a tasty change to your usual roast dinner. 

I highly recommend trying this slow cooker gammon in cola recipe. This can be prepared up to two days in advance, so it’s perfect if you have guests visiting and you want to get ahead. 

I like to add a splash of colour to the plate, and roasted carrots and broccoli are a good choice that’s easy as well as nutritious. 

4. Roast beef (Sunday dinner style)

I regularly make a Sunday roast dinner for my family, but it’s really easy to get stuck in a rut by serving up the exact same dishes every week.

If you want to try something new – and something super fancy! – then try serving roast beef with dauphinoise potatoes and your favourite sides, like Yorkshire puddings, carrots and parsnips, and steamed broccoli. 

5. Lamb shanks

Another sophisticated choice of meat to serve with dauphinoise is lamb shanks. When cooked slow and low, the meat is perfectly tender, melty, and delicious, and though they can create a restaurant style meal, they’re usually very affordable. 

I like to follow this slow cooked lamb shank recipe that includes a beautiful red wine sauce, and serve with potatoes and some simple green vegetables like peas or broccoli. 

The added bonus here is that it’s really hard to go wrong with this recipe, and it’s practically impossible to overcook lamb shanks. If you want to earn some brownie points and really impress your guests, but you’re not too confident in the kitchen, this is such a great choice! 

6. Slow roasted chicken

Slow roasting is one of my all-time favourite ways to prepare chicken, and it’s perfect for weekends when you’ll be home and you want to serve up something simple but special for your family.

I like this slow roasted chicken recipe, which is easy to follow and results in deliciously tender meat that just falls off the bone. Perfect if you’re cooking for people who have different preferences in terms of the cut of chicken that they like to eat, as you’ll have a little bit of everything! 

Chuck some carrots in the roasting pan for an extra serving of veggies, and plate up with your dauphinoise potatoes. 

7. Herb crusted salmon

If you’re in the mood for fish rather than meat, herb crusted salmon is a tasty idea for what to serve with dauphinoise potatoes. One of the best parts about that recipe is that you can throw some veggies in the pan alongside your salmon, such as courgette, asparagus, or broccoli, making it super convenient. 

Make sure that you also add some wedges of fresh lemon to the plates when you serve up. The bright flavour brings out the delicious taste of the salmon, and it also brings balance when you’re enjoying a rich and creamy dish like dauphinoise. 

8. Pan fried cod

Cod is another example of a fish main course for dauphinoise potatoes. It’s known for its mild and almost milky flavour, and it’s very unfishy, making it ideal for those who are sometimes a little unsure about eating seafood. 

It’s easy to prepare too! Just lay your cod fillets on some kitchen paper and blot to remove any excess moisture, heat a little oil over a medium heat, then place the fillets skin side down in the pan. Cook for around 4 minutes, then flip over and cook for another 4 minutes, or until ready. 

You’ll know it’s ready once it feels firm if you lightly press down with your fingers, or when it separates into white flakes when you press down with a fork. 

9. Red lentil loaf

Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on delicious meals that go with dauphinoise potatoes! This veggie lentil loaf is a real taste sensation, and it’s a million miles away from the bland, brown, uninspiring veggie loafs that you might have tried in the past. 

The seasonings used bring some slightly Turkish vibes to the table, with plenty in the way of lemon, cumin, coriander, and dill. 

Serve with your creamy potatoes and a green side salad, and you’ve got a veggie friendly meal that even the most passionate of carnivores will love. 

10. Veggie wellington 

This veggie wellington is a fantastic centrepiece for any special meal, and it’s made with beetroot, mushrooms, and butternut squash. Served with dauphinoise potatoes, it could even be a strong contender for a meat free Christmas day meal! 

It does require some time and patience in the kitchen, but it can be made ahead if you prefer. It’ll keep well for a couple of days after cooking, so you’ll have some delicious leftovers to look forward to. 

11. Leafy green salad 

Keep things simple by serving your creamy potatoes with a light and refreshing leafy green salad, with a homemade olive oil and lemon juice dressing. 

This meal is one of my favourite ways to use up leftovers, and it’s ideal for a light supper with French bistro vibes! 

Final thoughts on main courses that go with dauphinoise potatoes 

Whatever vibes you’re going for, and whether you’re a meat eater, fish lover, or prefer veggie dishes, there’s something perfect for you when it comes to meals that go with dauphinoise potatoes. 

To recap, the most delicious options include:

Which of these tasty options will you be trying for dinner? 

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