If you’re wondering what to serve with your flank steak, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for flank steak.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with flank steak are hasselback potatoes, bacon-wrapped green beans, Tex Mex couscous, and wedge salad. You can try broccoli salad and black bean corn salsa for healthier options. You can also serve potato and egg hash, chili oil noodles, mac and cheese, and onion rings.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Mashed potatoes as a side dish to flank steak tend to be predictable, so if you want something different, try these hasselback potatoes instead.
These are a potato lover’s dream – the outsides get ultra crunchy while the insides stay oh-so-tender and fluffy.
The slices also allow flavors to seep through your potato, so you’ll always get a tasty bite.
These hasselback potatoes are further elevated with the addition of caramelized onions and a brown butter drizzle – absolutely delicious.
Bacon-wrapped green beans
Green beans always pair well with flank steak, but some may find them a touch too boring.
So why not jazz them up by wrapping them in streaky bacon?
Take it further and sprinkle your bacon-wrapped green beans with brown sugar, pepper, and rosemary for the ultimate flavor boost.
These bacon-wrapped green bean bundles are an easy, no-fuss dish that makes for a great addition to your holiday spread.
Want to stick with the classics?
This salad is a staple side dish for steaks in restaurants – and it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite.
It’s a fun way of eating salad.
Instead of a typical bowl of greens, you get a single wedge of cabbage loaded with toppings like bacon, boiled eggs, and tomatoes.
At the end of the day, nothing’s more satisfying than cutting through a wedge salad.
Just don’t forget to drizzle the buttermilk dressing over your loaded wedge salad and steak!
Want a healthy, filling side dish for your grilled flank steak that doesn’t involve leafy greens?
This Tex-Mex couscous may be just what you’re looking for.
It’s loaded to the brim with vegetables and beans, with the only leafy ingredient being cilantro.
What really seals the deal for this dish is its tangy Tex-Mex dressing with a perfectly spicy kick.
The full Tex-Mex couscous recipe can be found here.
Air fryer onion rings
Onion rings are a classic side dish in steakhouses.
Their extra crispy nature and subtle sweetness make them the ideal side dish for a simple flank steak.
But they can get calorie-heavy since they’re usually deep-fried.
The good news is you can make them in your air fryer!
Follow Make You Meals’ recipe to get the best guilt-free air fryer onion rings.
Barbecue grilled shrimp
Planning to grill your flank steak?
Take advantage of your grill space and turn your meal into a surf and turf dinner by making these barbecue grilled shrimp.
Just be sure you have your trusty barbecue sauce recipe ready to go (like this Dr. Pepper Barbecue sauce).
And keep an eye on your shrimp!
These barbecue grilled shrimps are fully cooked and ready to be served in just nine minutes.
Black bean corn salsa
Add a tasty Mexican flair to your flank steak with a serving of this black bean corn salsa.
It’s a simple dish that barely involves any cooking, especially if you choose to use ingredients like canned black beans.
Still, make sure to use fresh lime juice to dress this salsa – it makes a world of difference.
Place a heaping scoop of black bean corn salsa beside or on top of your flank steak for a burst of vibrant colors and flavors.
Avoiding leafy green salads for your flank steak?
Don’t worry – this broccoli salad won’t have any leafy ingredients in sight either.
It features a variety of ingredients that combine to make a delicious sweet and savory flavor that’ll knock your socks off.
Plus, the crunch from the broccoli florets and roasted sunflower seeds provide a nice texture contrast to the tender flank steak.
There’s no going back once you taste this tasty broccoli salad.
When you’re making chimichurri flank steak, tostones are the go-to accompaniment.
Tostones are made from green plantains.
They crisp up nicely and turn golden brown when deep-fried, reminiscent of your typical potato fries.
You can dip your crispy tostones in your steak’s chimichurri sauce or whip up a cilantro-garlic dip for extra flavor.
Sweet potato fries
Potato fries are the quintessential flank steak side dish – but make these baked sweet potato fries instead if you feel like switching things up.
These are made even more flavorful by a garlicky, cheesy butter seasoning drizzled over the fries as they come out of the oven.
Just the thought of them is making my mouth water.
Give these garlic parmesan sweet potato fries a try and see how superior they are compared to boring old regular fries.
Orzo stuffed tomatoes
Serving flank steak for your family?
These orzo stuffed tomatoes are the perfect side dish for a group dinner.
The tomatoes are stuffed with mozzarella chunks and creamy orzo and mushroom pasta, making it a filling side dish for your flank steak.
And a cool thing about this dish?
Each tomato is basically an individual portion, making them super easy to serve.
Give these baked orzo stuffed tomatoes a try tonight!
Creamed Swiss chard
This dish is a fun twist on the steakhouse classic creamed spinach.
Swiss chard tastes bitter when eaten raw, but removing its stems and cooking it down eliminates its bitter flavor.
This creamed swiss chard is an excellent way to get even the pickiest eaters to eat their greens.
Skillet potato and egg hash
Flank steak for brunch? Why not?!
Serve them together with this skillet potato and egg hash to make it a complete and well-rounded meal.
It’s loaded with delicious ingredients that’ll fill you up and get you ready to take on whatever your weekend has to offer.
Don’t feel like getting up in the morning to make this one-pot wonder?
Have it for dinner instead!
This skillet potato and egg hash can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Hot oil chili noodles
Pressed for time, but still want a noodle dish with your steak?
These internet-famous hot oil chili noodles are the solution.
They come together in just 15 minutes, including prep and cook time.
These Chinese-inspired hot oil chili noodles are the ultimate last-minute dish – even during hectic weeknights.
Broccoli mac and cheese
Creamy, cheesy, and heartwarming – what’s not to love about this mac and cheese?
The broccoli florets are also a welcome addition.
After all, even broccoli florets are irresistible once covered in a rich cheese sauce, right? (right?!).
Pop slices of your flank steak over this creamy broccoli mac and cheese for the ultimate comfort meal.
The best side dishes for flank steak
- Hasselback potatoes
- Bacon-wrapped green beans
- Wedge salad
- Tex-Mex couscous
- Air fryer onion rings
- Barbecue grilled shrimp
- Black bean corn salsa
- Broccoli salad
- Sweet potato fries
- Orzo stuffed tomatoes
- Creamed Swiss chard
- Skillet potato and egg hash
- Hot oil chili noodles
- Broccoli mac and cheese
What To Serve With Flank Steak
- 1 portion flank steak
- Prepare your flank steak according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: hasselback potatoes, bacon-wrapped green beans, wedge salad, Tex-Mex couscous, air fryer onion rings, barbecue grilled shrimp, black bean corn salsa, broccoli salad, tostones, sweet potato fries, orzo stuffed tomatoes, creamed swiss chard, skillet potato and egg hash, hot oil chili noodles, and broccoli mac and cheese.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!