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What To Serve With Salisbury Steak – 11 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your Salisbury steak, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for Salisbury steak.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes for Salisbury steak are brown butter glazed carrots, grilled zucchini spears, and egg noodles. You can also serve some classic options like garlic mashed potatoes, peas and pancetta, or creamy garlic mushrooms. For fresher options, go with a brown and rice medley or an apple feta spinach salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes 

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. They’re perfect for a cold winter’s day. 

And when you mix them with the gravy from the Salisbury steak – the yum factor is off the scale!

The secret to making these creamy garlic mashed potatoes is to cook the potatoes with milk and herbs. 

This lets the flavors really infuse into the potatoes.

Psst… mashed cauliflower is a great low-carb alternative to potatoes.

Brown butter glazed carrots

In a rush?

Take a look at your refrigerator and see if you have carrots.

Glaze them with a butter and maple syrup mix and toss them in the oven. In 20 minutes they’ll have turned into the tastiest carrots you’ve ever tasted.

Trust me, you won’t regret trying these brown butter-glazed carrots.

Brown and wild rice medley

Okay, we’ve all heard about fried rice.

But have you ever tried a brown and wild rice medley?

Wild rice has a deep, nutty flavor that goes well with the hamburger steak. And the brown rice will soak up all the sauce beautifully, so every mouthful will be packed with flavor. 

You can even add some pecans or pistachios for more crunch.

Make your plate stand out by serving this unique rice medley. Your family is sure to love it!

Peas and pancetta

Want to make your Salisbury steak feel like a real steak?

Serve it with the classic Italian side of peas and pancetta.

It’s perfect for when you need something fancy, like for date night or a dinner party. 

The vibrant green peas and pink pancetta will look great next to the duller browns of the meat and the sauce.

Add some shaved parmesan and you have the perfect peas and pancetta.

Apple feta spinach salad

This isn’t your typical spinach salad.

It’s more on the sweet tangy side. And I love the crunch that you get from the nuts – the recipe uses pecans but I sometimes use walnuts or almonds instead. 

It’s the perfect accompaniment when you want something light and fresh with your Salisbury steak.

If you enjoy salads then you’re in for a treat with this apple feta spinach salad.

Buttered egg noodles

Buttered egg noodles are great for a quick weeknight meal.

All you need is 20 minutes and a few ingredients. 

Picky eaters won’t have a problem with this dish either. I mean, who can resist a butter and parmesan combo? 

Place your Salisbury steak on a bed on these buttery egg noodles and be prepared for everyone to ask for seconds.

Parmesan herb-roasted acorn squash

Acorn squash is a healthy guilt-free side dish. 

It’s the epitome of fall, and pairing it with your Salisbury steak will make you feel all warm and cozy inside. 

If you can’t find any acorn squash, you substitute it for pumpkin or butternut squash instead. Or even sweet potatoes.  

Last ingredient makes the yummiest parmesan herb-roasted acorn squash ever.

Lemon spritz asparagus and broccoli

Most of the time, taking a simple and uncomplicated route is best.

Lemon spritz asparagus and broccoli is a great summer side to brighten your Salisbury steak.

The acidity from the lemon cuts through the richness of the dish and keeps it from becoming too heavy.

Enjoy this 15-minute side dish to the fullest by sprinkling goat cheese on top!

Garlic mushrooms


I know what you’re thinking. 

Salisbury steak already has mushrooms in the sauce… but there’s nothing wrong with double mushrooms!

Especially if you douse the mushrooms in a garlic sauce to keep them nice and juicy. 

(you can never have too much garlic either.) 

Check out these bangin’ sheet pan garlic mushrooms.

Pickled red cabbage

What’s better than a Salisbury steak? 

Salisbury with pickled cabbage on the side, of course!  

Pickled red cabbage adds a brilliant pop of color to the dish. And the sour, tart flavor will help cut through a super-rich hamburger steak. 

You’ll need to plan ahead for this pickled red cabbage, but it’s well worth it.

Psst… braised red cabbage would work well too.

Crusty bread rolls


​​Who said you have to be a master baker to achieve beautiful, artisan bread? 

It’s actually really easy to do at home!

These genius no-knead artisan bread rolls involve just five minutes of work. The rest is rising and baking time.

The thick crust and chewy bread are perfect for mopping up any leftover sauce.

The best side dishes for Salisbury steak

  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Brown butter glazed carrots
  • Brown and wild rice medley
  • Peas and pancetta
  • Apple feta spinach salad
  • Buttered egg noodles
  • Parmesan herb-roasted acorn squash
  • Lemon spritz asparagus and broccoli
  • Garlic mushrooms
  • Pickled red cabbage
  • Crusty bread rolls

What To Serve With Salisbury Steak

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your Salisbury steak.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salisbury steak side dishes, what to serve with Salisbury steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 169kcal


  • 1 portion Salisbury steak


  • Prepare your Salisbury steak according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brown butter glazed carrots, brown and wild rice medley, peas and pancetta, apple feta spinach salad, buttered egg noodles, parmesan herb-roasted acorn squash, lemon spritz asparagus and broccoli, garlic mushrooms, pickled red cabbage, and crusty bread rolls.
  • .Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 169kcal

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