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What To Serve With Steak – 51 Delicious Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 51 of the most popular side dishes for steak.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with steak are fondant potatoes, caramelized onions and mushrooms, blue cheese salad, onion rings, or truffle mac and cheese. For a surf-and-turf meal, try creamy garlic shrimp. For healthy alternatives to carb-loaded sides, try zucchini fries or whipped parsnips.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Fondant potatoes

I love mashed potatoes as much as anyone, but fondant potatoes are my go-to side for a perfectly cooked steak. 

These potato cylinders have delightfully golden crusts with fluffy insides and are packed with delicious buttery flavors.

Pro-tip: for best results, use russet or Idaho potatoes. 

Why we love this recipe: they’re perfect for an elegant dinner.

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Caramelized onions and mushrooms

These caramelized onions and mushrooms are a winning combination. 

They’re tender, slightly sweet, and packed to the brim with umami flavors.

A splash of red wine vinegar deepens the flavors, while some chopped parsley adds a hint of brightness.

Why we love this recipe: it turns humble ingredients into a restaurant-worthy dish.

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Creamy garlic shrimp

Turn your steak into a protein-filled surf-and-turf meal with a side of this decadent shrimp. 

It features juicy shrimps drenched in a luxurious white wine-laced parmesan sauce. 

And the best part? It only takes 10 minutes of prep!

Psst… fresh shrimp is best for this dish, but you can use frozen ones in a pinch. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s got a rating of 4.9 from over 40 reviews!

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Truffle mac and cheese

Give your usual mac and cheese a tasty twist with this recipe.

The addition of white truffle oil adds an earthy flavor that works really well with the mildly nutty gruyere cheese. 

But I do need to warn you… you will probably need a nap after finishing off your meal.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a one-pot dish so less washing up for you ( = more time more napping!).

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Blue cheese and green bean salad

Tired of leafy green salads?

Use green beans as your base instead.

Blanching the beans gives them a bright green color, but makes sure they stay nice and crisp. 

And smothering them with blue cheese and Dijon mustard makes sure they’re far from boring.

Don’t skip the walnuts either!

Why we love this recipe: it’s ridiculously easy to make.

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Buttermilk onion rings

For a little treat, serve your steak with a (big) helping of onion rings. 

But frozen store-bought onion rings won’t do steak any justice.

Homemade is the only way to go. And the key to extra crispy onion rings is to double coat them.

Psst… don’t forget your favorite dipping sauce. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a no-frills approach to a traditional side.

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Garlic butter rolls 

Let’s go back to basics by whipping up a batch of these dinner rolls.

They’re made with a simple enriched dough, which yields the softest, fluffiest rolls you’ll ever taste. 

And as soon as they’re out of the oven the garlic butter has to go on so it can sink right into the bread.

Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for baking novices.

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Instant pot lemon risotto

Love risotto, but don’t feel like stirring for over 30 minutes? 

Use an instant pot. All you need to do is prep the ingredients then leave them to cook. 

Five minutes later (yes 5 minutes!), you’ll have a perfectly cooked, buttery risotto with a citrusy note to contrast a rich or fatty steak. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s an effortless way to enjoy this Italian classic.

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Lemon and feta grilled asparagus

This asparagus dish is an excellent accompaniment to grilled steak. 

Grilling gives your spears a crisp-tender texture and a charred, smoky flavor that pairs well with the lemon and feta vinaigrette.

This spring side is bright and tangy, just what you need to prevent your steak meal from getting heavy.

Why we love this recipe: you can kill two birds with one stone and grill the asparagus alongside your steak.

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Whipped parsnips with fresh herbs

You can’t go wrong with whipped parsnips – you’ll get a delightful velvety mash, chock-full of fresh, herby flavors, perfect for soaking up your steak’s juices and sauce. 

And the best part?

It has fewer calories than your usual mashed spuds. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s paleo-friendly, and you can make it dairy-free by using almond milk.

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Grilled bacon-wrapped corn

Grilled corn is a staple side for steak cookouts. 

But have you tried wrapping the corn in bacon and brushing it with a honey chipotle glaze before grilling?

I didn’t think so!

You’ll have guests lining up for seconds of this tasty side. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a creative and delicious way to enjoy corn.

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Garlic parmesan spaghetti squash

This recipe combines creamed spinach, a steakhouse classic, with roasted and shredded spaghetti squash.

The resulting dish?

Creamy, cheesy noodle-like strands with tender spinach – absolutely delish! 

Adding cream cheese makes this dish extra indulgent. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s like eating creamy pasta without all the extra carbs.

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Baked zucchini fries

Put a spin on the traditional steak Frites by replacing potato fries with these zucchini fries.

They’re perfect when you want to feel like you’re indulging, but don’t want all the extra carbs.

And if you don’t like zucchini, you can make veggie fries out of asparagus, carrots, green beans, eggplant, or even beets.

Why we love this recipe: they’re baked instead of fried!

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Peppercorn sauce

This is an obvious choice, but I’m always surprised by how often people forget the sauce so I thought I’d remind you.

My absolute favorite sauce to serve with steak is peppercorn sauce. It goes great with the steak, and it’s perfect for dipping your fries into or spooning over some mash.

Psst… don’t sub out the heavy cream for this sauce – it’s a must!

Why we love this recipe: it’s easy to make with pantry staples.

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Orzo stuffed tomatoes

These orzo stuffed tomatoes are great for a group dinner because they’re the only side you need.

The tomatoes are the vegetables, and then the orzo stuffing on the inside provides the carbs.

Or if you don’t fancy them as a side, they work well as a starter too.

Give them a try!

Why we love this recipe: you can eat the leftovers cold the next day for lunch (and it’s still yummy).

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Autumn crunch salad

If you want to let the steak do all the talking, then a light side salad is your best option.

And salads aren’t just for summer!

This one has a more wintery feel with ingredients like radicchio, fennel, and radish.

It also features a fabulous tart champagne vinaigrette that brightens the whole dish.

Why we love this recipe: it adds a delightful burst of colors and flavors to your main dish.

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Miso-ginger eggplant

Try some Japanese fusion with miso eggplant.

It’s fancy and full of umami flavors which are strangely addicting, and the ginger adds a nice tang to keep everything from getting too sweet.

Why we love this recipe: it will turn any plate into an Insta-worthy meal.

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What sauce goes well with steak?

My favorite sauce to serve with steak is peppercorn cream sauce or a red wine gravy. If you like a sauce with acidity, try bearnaise. For something different, go for salsa verde or a chimichurri.

Best sauces to serve with steak

What salad to serve with steak?

A classic wedge salad is superb with steaks, as are any salads with blue cheese in them. To keep things simple try a watercress or arugula based salad. Or something a little different, try a shaved brussel sprout salad or an endive salad.

Best salads to serve with steak

Web Story: What To Serve With Steak

What To Serve With Steak

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your steak.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chimichurri steak side dishes, what to serve with steak diane
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 271kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 portion steak

Instructions

  • Prepare your steak according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: fondant potatoes, caramelized onions and mushrooms, creamy garlic shrimp, truffle mac and cheese, blue cheese and green bean salad, buttermilk onion rings, garlic butter rolls, instant pot lemon risotto, lemon and feta grilled asparagus, whipped parsnips with fresh herbs, grilled bacon-wrapped corn, garlic parmesan spaghetti squash, baked zucchini fries, peppercorn sauce, orzo stuffed tomatoes, autumn crunch salad, and miso-ginger eggplant.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 271kcal

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