Do you have steak on the menu? Are you asking yourself, “What should I serve with steak?” Whether you’re broiling, pan-frying, or barbequing, there are a number of great side dishes to serve with steak. We’ve rounded them up for you here.
With this many choices, you’re sure to hit on the perfect side dishes for your steak dinner.
What goes well with steak? Depending on the cut of steak you are preparing and the method, you can pair just about any side dishes for steak. We’ve got vegetables, salads and potato dishes that you are going to love.
Wondering what to cook with steak? Wonder no more! Take a look at these great recipes including healthy side dishes for steak for the more health-conscious, and some total comfort foods that your family is going to be requesting again and again.
We’ve got the best, easy ideas for every occasion. Take a look at our 30 best sides for steak.
1. The Best Twice Baked Potatoes
Our favorite steak side dish and number one on our list is The Best Twice Baked Potatoes recipe. Sour cream, milk, and butter combined with cheese and seasonings to whip up a tasty filling for these fluffy potatoes.
The secret to making the best twice-baked potatoes is to literally bake the potato, don’t boil or microwave.
It will make all the difference to the outcome. This is not a healthy food recipe. Use full-fat sour cream and whole milk for best results.
2. Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter
When you serve this side dish with steak, your guests are going to be hard-pressed to decide which they like best, the entree or the side. Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Butter is the perfect complement to your steak dinner.
For some reason, mushrooms just go perfectly with beef. They are also low in carbs and keto-friendly, so if you’re looking for healthy sides for steak, look no further.
You can even make these ahead and reheat them before serving. This dish is convenient and delicious!
3. The Best Mashed Potatoes
One of the best sides to steak dinner is potatoes. This recipe for The Best Mashed Potatoes is a tried and true favorite.
You can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes, but you can definitely improve on the old boring whipped potatoes you might be thinking of making.
Use a blend of Russet and Yukon Gold potatoes, and cut them before cooking. Don’t over-boil and use a technique called pan drying after you drain the cooked potatoes.
You can make them chunky for a more rustic version or leave the peels on. This side dish is sure to please.
4. Roasted Broccolini
This recipe for Roasted Broccolini is one of our favorite sides for steak dinner because it’s quick, easy, and basically foolproof.
Simply roast your Broccolini with olive oil and sea salt on a sheet pan in the oven until tender.
It’s a healthy and colorful side dish that will look great on your table and please your guests.
Tip: Make sure you layout your broccolini in a single layer using two sheet pans if you must so that all the broccolini cooks properly.
5. Best Side Salad Recipe
The secret to the Best Side Salad Recipe is to use a combination of Romaine Lettuce and Spinach greens prepared in a special way.
Use only the leaves, cut into small pieces, and omit the white part of the Romaine leaves and the stems of the Spinach.
Those can give your salad a bitter taste. Add all your other favorite salad ingredients and top with seeds or croutons.
The secret ingredient in this side salad is basil (dried or fresh) and a sprinkle of garlic powder. This is the perfect complement to your steak dinner.
6. Easy Oven Sweet Potato Wedges
Sweet Potatoes are a great alternative to the typical side dish. If you’ve never served them with a steak dinner, you’re in for a treat. This recipe for Easy Oven Sweet Potato Wedges may just be your go-to side dish from now on.
The trick to making them consistently perfect is to cut all your wedges to approximately the same size.
You want them crispy, not soggy; so don’t use too much oil, and don’t overcrowd your pan.
If you do, the wedges will steam and not crisp up properly. The secret ingredient is the spice mix. Use a blend of garlic, rosemary, pepper, and sea salt. Add some Chipotle or smoked chili powder for a little extra spice.
7. Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
You can’t go wrong with butter, milk, and cheese! Add some thinly sliced potato and onion and yes, you’ve got the recipe for Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes. Oddly enough, this French potato dish goes perfectly with the steak.
Like all good French sauces, this one starts with a roux. Butter, flour, and milk are whisked together, then add the cheese.
Pour it over the potato and onion slices and bake in a hot oven, covered. This dish looks and smells heavenly when you put it on your table. Your guests will surely be asking for seconds.
8. Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables are the perfect side dish for steak. This dish is perfect for cleaning out your vegetable crisper drawer.
Use a variety of colorful vegetables for a beautiful presentation. Cut the vegetables into bite-sized pieces, toss in olive oil and spices, and spread them out in a baking pan.
The secret ingredients in this dish are fresh garlic and thyme. Use a good quality balsamic vinegar to give that extra flavor layer and crisp acidic bite.
You can also use a bit of chili flake or a dash of pepper sauce or cayenne pepper for a bit more spice.
9. Roasted Baby Potatoes
We’ve got another great potato side dish for your steak dinner. Roasted Baby Potatoes use baby gold potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary.
This is a super quick and easy side that goes great with steak. You will not need to chop the potatoes.
This recipe also works well if you take the time to marinate the potatoes. If not, simply give them a toss until they are completely coated in the olive oil and spices, and roast them until cooked. This can also be an appetizer as well as an aside.
10. Buttery Garlic Green Beans
Garlic, butter, and lemon-pepper seasoning are all that is needed to turn plain, ordinary green beans into tasty Buttery Garlic Green Beans.
This dish is a perfect side for steak and will be a go-to favorite in your house.
Try serving this tasty dish at your next get-together or dinner party and see if you don’t get requests for the recipe from your guests.
Garnish with sliced almonds for a lovely presentation and an extra layer of texture before serving.
11. Classic Wedge Salad
This Classic Wedge Salad is simple to assemble and always makes a good impression.
Top your lettuce wedge with tomato, bacon bits, and blue cheese, and garnish with chives for a fresh and textured salad that is a perfect side dish for steak.
If you don’t like blue cheese, substitute some Feta or another crumble. You can also substitute other creamy dressing for a twist on this classic recipe.
Tip: Dice your toppings. The smaller the better for them to stay on the top of the lettuce wedge.
12 Oven Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus in season is a great side dish for steak. This recipe for Oven-roasted Asparagus is a quick and simple way to prepare it.
Simply toss with olive oil, then add your garlic and seasonings along with the grated cheese.
Lay your spears out on a baking sheet in a single layer and place them in a hot oven.
This roasting method will remove any bitterness in the asparagus.
The secret ingredient in this dish is a spritz of fresh lemon juice for brightness just before serving.
13. Best Ever Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
If you’ve only ever known one way to prepare Brussels Sprouts, you’re in for a treat.
These Sauteed Brussels Sprouts are quick and easy, and by all accounts, quite delicious.
Even those who claim not to like this controversial vegetable will be swayed when they taste this dish.
Brussels Sprouts can be bitter tasting if not properly cooked, but preparing them with this saute recipe gives them a sweetness that you won’t expect.
They end up slightly caramelized and crisp on the outside, and perfectly cooked in the middle.
14. Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes
These Crispy Garlic Roasted Potatoes are an easy one-pan side dish that pairs beautifully with your steak dinner.
Sea salt, garlic, and fresh or dried herbs, and olive oil bring flavor to this recipe.
For crispy outsides and fluffy insides, roast these potato pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.
The hotter the oven, the crispier your potatoes will be. Garnish with parsley or chives for a splash of color before serving.
Tip: Use good quality olive or canola oil for best results.
15. Old-Fashioned Onion Rings
Who doesn’t love onion rings? Even the finest steakhouses serve their steaks with onion rings. Why shouldn’t you serve them as a side with your steak?
The secret to the best Old- Fashioned Onion Ring recipe is to batter your onion rings, then let the batter drip off before coating it in breadcrumbs.
Fry them up golden in your favorite deep fry oil, and drain them on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
We can bet this will become your go-to recipe for onion rings once you perfect the process.
16. Cole Slaw
This Cole Slaw recipe is a great one to pull out if you get pressed for time. You can use fresh cabbage or run by the store and get a bag mix in a pinch.
The other three ingredients are honey, mayo, and apple cider vinegar. It gives a simple and balanced flavor along with the cabbage and carrot crunch that makes this a delightful side dish for any occasion.
Nobody will know that you got your ingredients out of a bag if you don’t tell.
17. Loaded Cauliflower
We’ve all heard of loaded potatoes, right? Well, here’s a lower-carb take on that recipe. Loaded Cauliflower is a surprisingly tasty side dish that pairs well with steak.
Start by steaming your cut-up head of cauliflower, then mash and drain out all the liquid. Mix your sauce ingredients and sour cream along with your cheese and place in a baking pan.
Top with butter and bake until it’s hot and bubbling. This dish will quickly become a comfort food favorite.
18. Boiled Corn On The Cob
There’s no trick to making great Boiled Corn On The Cob. We’ve included it on this list because it’s a perfect side dish to serve with steak.
It doesn’t take long to make the perfect boiled corn so you can make it anytime you’ve got fresh corn to cook. Bring your water to a boil, enough to submerge the ears for cooking.
Be wary of overcooking your corn. It won’t take more than about 3-5 minutes to cook to perfection. Top with butter, salt, and pepper, and serve.
19. Roasted Baby Carrots
Roasted Baby Carrots make a delicious and colorful addition to your steak dinner.
The herbs and onion give great layers of flavor. Use fresh garlic and herbs if you have them, but dried herbs will suffice if that’s all that you have.
The recipe calls for red onion, but yellow onion or shallot will also be great substitutions.
Drizzle with olive oil and toss with herbs and roast in a hot oven until browned and caramelized around the edges. This dish is a quick and easy crowd-pleaser.
20. Roasted Cauliflower
This Roasted Cauliflower recipe can be made in four different ways depending upon the spice blends you use.
Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients listed. You can use whatever you may have on hand, or create a spice blend for your next cultural meal.
The basic Roasted Cauliflower recipe is quite easy and will pair well with steak. All you have to do is roast your cauliflower with some olive oil, and add salt and pepper.
Roast in a hot oven until browned, tossing halfway through for even cooking.
21. Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
You can’t go wrong with anything that cooks in the slow cooker.
This Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe is a perfect example.
Make your cheesy cream sauce in a saucepan on the stove then layer your potato slices in the slow cooker. Pour your sauce over the potatoes and layer with Gruyere cheese and once you’ve got it all on board, you set the slow cooker and walk away.
4-5 hours later you have a cheesy and delicious masterpiece to serve with your steak dinner. Top with some grated Parmesan for an extra cheesy layer.
22. Air Fryer French Fries
These Air Fryer French Fries are sure to be a hit as a side dish for your steak dinner. Toss with olive oil and sea salt and fry in batches until crispy.
Leave the skins on for an extra crunch. Make sure you place potatoes in a single layer for best results.
When you’ve finished the last batch, throw them all back in for a final warm up and then they’ll be ready to serve your guests. Serve with fry sauce , ranch or ketchup for a tasty side that everyone will love .
23. French Carrot Salad
This French Carrot Salad is a quick and easy side that’s great for a luncheon, BBQ, or steak dinner.
Simply start with grated carrot and add your other ingredients. Toss with your dressing then set aside for a minimum of 20 minutes for all the flavors to meld perfectly before serving.
French Carrot Salad leftovers will keep for about 4 days in the refrigerator.
This side dish is a welcome change from the traditional salads you’re used to serving. The honey and Dijon mustard dressing is sure to be a hit with your guests.
24. Caesar Salad
This classic Caesar Salad is sure to please even the most discriminating guest at your table.
Caesar Salad goes perfectly with steak. All you need are Romaine Lettuce and croutons.
We show you how to make your own. The dressing is easy. Don’t like anchovies? That’s fine.
They are not on the ingredients list. Instead a dash of Worcestershire sauce gives the flavor profile you expect from a Caesar dressing. This salad is a great side for steak and your guests are going to love it.
25. Loaded Slow Cooker Potatoes
This Loaded Slow Cooker Potatoes recipe is going to be put into regular rotation as soon as your family gets a taste. It’s easy, just layer in your ingredients, set it, and forget it.
Garnish with green onion and sour cream and you’re going to have a hit on your hands.
This dish pairs well with steak and is the ultimate in slow cooker comfort foods. Great for a potluck or simply because it’s Thursday. You can’t beat this easy and delicious recipe.
26. Summer Corn Salad
If you’ve never tried this super Summer Corn Salad on the side with a BBQ steak, you have been missing out.
This salad is light and fresh tasting and the perfect dish for a hot day or any time.
The flavor profile created by the purple onion, red bell pepper, and avocado complements the sweetness of the corn in a way you have to experience for yourself.
You can use fresh or frozen corn in this recipe. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s oh, so delicious. Give it a try at your next cookout and see if this isn’t the best summer side you’ve ever made.
27. Moroccan Tomato Couscous
If you’ve never made couscous, you’re in for a treat. Moroccan Tomato Couscous is a sweet and tangy dish that pairs well with a steak or just about any kind of entree.
Couscous is a pearlized pasta made from semolina and when you mix it with some tomato puree, onion and spices, you get something that is sort of like a pasta dish, but not straight Italian flavored.
If you wish to tone down the tomato flavor, cook the couscous in chicken or vegetable stock. Try to find the Moroccan spice blend or, you can use oregano, marjoram and other spice blends to flavor this dish.
28. Fondant Potatoes
If you’ve never tried this potato offering, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised.
Fondant Potatoes are first pan-fried, then drained of oil, and chicken or vegetable stock is added to the pan. Fresh herbs and butter are used in the browning process.
After you transfer the potatoes to the oven, they will bake up with a fluffy texture and delicious taste that is sure to be a hit at your dinner table.
This unusual potato dish will go well with steak, and you’ll want to make it again and again.
29. The Best Broccoli
Broccoli is one of those “Oh no, not again” type side dishes that we endure because we know it’s good for us.
Well, The Best Broccoli recipe is going to turn that idea on its head. Roasted Garlic pairs well with broccoli, and when you toss it all together and roast it in a hot oven, you get a caramelized sweetness that you never expected.
Parmesan cheese rounds out your broccoli experience. This dish goes well with steak and will be a requested side dish at your table for years to come.
30. Garlic Parmesan Rice
Garlic Parmesan Rice can be made in a rice cooker, but our preferred method is a heavy skillet.
Toast your long grain or jasmine rice over the burner in a dry pan before you add any wet ingredients for best results.
Garlic and Parmesan cheese add layers of flavor to this delicious garlic rice that is sure to please your guests and family.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is milk, added to the liquid ingredients. This makes the final product even creamier than expected.
30 Best Side Dishes for Steak
- 4 baking potatoes
- ½ c milk
- 1 c sour cream
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 c shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tbsps butter
- ½ tsp pepper
- 8 green onions, sliced, divided
- Choose 4 large baking potatoes. Pierce with a fork and bake in a preheated oven for one hour. Cook bacon while potatoes are baking.
- After allowing potatoes to cool, slice them in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato, saving the skins.
- Mix the potato with the dairy ingredients and green onions. Salt and pepper to taste.`
- Fill the skins with the potato mixture, top with cheese, chopped bacon, and green onion or chives, and return to the oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve.