By Mary Claire Lagroue

Beef up dinner with these sides.

Roast beef is equally at home casually sandwiched between two slices of bread or as the center of attention for special occasion feasts. You probably don't need our advice for what to serve with a roast beef sandwich — try potato salad, coleslaw, and oven fries — so let's focus instead on what to serve with a roast beef dinner. Here, then, are 10 side dishes that could share the plate with tender, juicy roast beef.

Related: Get recipes for prime rib and beef tenderloin.

1. Mom's Scalloped Potatoes

For this recipe, thin slices of potato are simply layered with butter and onions, bathed with milk, and baked until tender. (See how it's done here.) If you prefer a potato casserole with cheese, try these Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes. Try either recipe with Peppercorn Roast Beef.

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2. Sky High Yorkshire Pudding

"These Yorkies stay tall and have a perfect hollow center for lots of yummy gravy," says recipe creator Ronismom. "Work perfectly," comments recipe reviewer Chelsey Wolnowski. "These are a family tradition in our household. Our trick, is make the batter at least 1 hour before you are going to cook them, and let them get to room temp before pouring them into the prepared hot pan."

WATCH: Sky High Yorkshire Pudding

3. Honey Dijon Brussels Sprouts

Butter, honey, and punchy Dijon coat Brussels sprouts with a flavor that would bring roast beef to its full potential.

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4. Quick and Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Garlic, thyme, and basil season this savory take on mashed sweet potatoes. For a more traditional version, check out this top-rated Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

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5. Balsamic Mushrooms

Garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and white wine create a deeply flavorful sauce that could easily share a plate with All-American Roast Beef.

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6. Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Walnuts and tangy goat cheese turn sweet roasted beets into an impressive side dish that requires just 15 minutes of prep time — making it just the kind of special occasion side we look for. Watch the video to see how it's made.

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7. Maple Glazed Carrots

Three ingredients and 30 minutes are all it takes to make this colorful side dish. Maple syrup enhances the natural sweetness of carrots, nicely balancing Herbed and Spiced Roasted Beef Tenderloin.

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8. Savory Green Beans

"Fresh green beans with sweet caramelized shallots and savory Italian pancetta take vegetables to a whole new level." — Eve

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9. Roasted Melting Potatoes

"These roasted potatoes are simply amazing; crispy on the outside and melting on the inside. This quick and easy side dish will not disappoint you!" says recipe creator Fioa.

WATCH: Roasted Melting Potatoes

10. Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans

"I've served this dish every Thanksgiving since 2003 and it's always a hit. Make it as-written the first time and then adjust if you see fit," says recipe reviewer Lorna.

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