Toad in the hole is a delicious dish that contains sausages and Yorkshire pudding. The sausages get baked with the Yorkshire pudding batter, which puffs up around the sausages as it everything cooks. Often, this dish is served with hot homemade onion gravy to pour over the top but you might want to serve it with some other dishes as well. Here are some ideas of what to serve with toad in the hole.
1. Fresh Salad
Toad in the hole is quite a rich dish so it is a good idea to serve it with something fresh like a salad. For your fresh salad, choose vegetables with crunchy textures and vibrant colors.
A salad with anything like broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, squash, or bell peppers will compliment the flavor of the sausages perfectly, and add some bright color to your plate.
You could also serve string beans or spinach along with the toad in the hole. Their vibrant green hues provide a wonderful contrast and are packed with vitamins and nutrients.
2. Roasted Potatoes
Oven-roasted potatoes are perfect to pair with toad in the hole or any dish containing meat and gravy. A few roast potatoes would raise the toad in the hole to the next level, even though it isn't the traditional side dish to serve with it.
A classic coleslaw is another healthy side dish that would go well with toad in the hole. Due to its freshness and vibrant colors, it is a great side dish for sausage dishes.
Coleslaw is wonderful because it has a creamy dressing with some tartness and a lovely crisp texture. It is very easy to make too!
To make coleslaw, simply juice lemon over thinly shredded carrots and cabbage. Then, add mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar until it is well coated. Then, you can season it with salt and pepper to taste before chilling and serving it. If you would like to add some tropical flair, you could throw in some pineapple as well.
Toad in the hole is a delicious dish to serve with boiled spinach. While you certainly could boil it, a fresh salad with strawberries is a good way to serve it too.
It is important to not overcook spinach or else it could become mushy. If you choose to boil it, you only need to blanch it in a pot of boiling water for a minute or so before you serve it.
5. Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are perfect to serve with toad in a hold as they are sweet, salty, and crispy. They are irresistible when dipped in mayo, maple mustard, garlic aioli, or a sriracha-mayo dipping sauce.
There is something special about sweet potato fries because they don't need to be fried to taste phenomenal. You can bake them for a healthier fry option and sweet potatoes are very nutrient-dense as well. To enhance their flavor, add salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic powder before you cook them.
6. Asparagus & Tomatoes
Simple asparagus and tomato dishes make a great alternative to fresh salads. The combination of earthy asparagus and sweet tomatoes is excellent alongside the rich sausages in toad in a hole. Consider blanching or grilling the asparagus until it is tender, and then tossing it with grape tomatoes, and a vinaigrette of olive oil, lemon, and salt and pepper for an easy side dish.
You can serve kale as a side dish with toad in the hole if you like cabbage but would like to try something different.
Kale has a flavor that is fresh and earthy, which makes it excellent to serve with sausages and Yorkshire pudding.
A traditional vegetable to serve with toad in the hole is green cabbage which is a common and easily accessible vegetable all across the U.S. and Canada. Feel free to boil or braise the cabbage, or turn it into a salad with red bell peppers, parsley, green onions, and a balsamic vinaigrette with some grainy mustard.
9. Roasted Carrots
Whenever it comes to side dishes, roasted vegetables never fail to please. For toad in the hole, carrots provide a wonderful color contrast, but you can roast other vegetables such as potatoes, bell peppers, and asparagus.
Although carrots may seem modest, they roast up to be sweet and caramelized, which is wonderful with fatty sausages.
10. Tomato and Cucumber Salad
For this tomato and cucumber salad, only two ingredients are needed, and both are easily accessible throughout the year.
Toad in the hole goes perfectly with tomatoes and cucumbers since both provide a refreshing contrast.
11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels sprouts aren't always very popular, but they can taste amazing! If they're prepared right, Brussels sprouts are savory, crunchy, crisp, and delicious.
When cooked properly, Brussels sprouts can taste like candy. Simply, roast them in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes at 400 F for perfectly tender, caramelized Brussels sprouts.