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What To Serve With Swiss Steak – 13 Tasty Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for swiss steak.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve swiss steak are mascarpone mashed potatoes, cornbread muffins, or broccoli slaw. You can also serve classic sides like roasted Brussel sprouts, rosemary bread, or crispy smashed potatoes. For more green options, serve a chickpea salad or a shaved fennel salad.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Mascarpone mashed potatoes

The best swiss steak meals have spoonfuls of delicious tomato gravy that is too delicious to leave behind on the plate.

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: mascarpone mashed potatoes

These creamy and smooth mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish to soak up all of that delicious gravy. 

The mascarpone cheese adds richness and leaves you with an extra comforting side.

Broccoli slaw

This slaw is chock-full of crisp and crunchy ingredients, and tossed in a sweet-but-tangy mayo dressing. 

It’s a light and refreshing slaw, the perfect accompaniment to a hot, heavy main dish like swiss steak.

Try this broccoli slaw for a fun and flavorful twist on your traditional coleslaw.

Spicy garlic pasta

Swiss steak is an ideal family dinner. It’s hearty, filling, and pretty much everyone likes it.

But if you want to add even more excitement to your meal, I recommend making spicy garlic pasta as a side dish. 

The addition of sriracha hot sauce helps cut through all the richness of the pasta and is surprisingly moreish.

Head on over to Eatwell 101 for the recipe.

No-knead rosemary bread


Bread is a classic accompaniment to swiss steak. 

The rich tomato sauce is begging to be mopped up, and this light, fluffy bread is great for dunking. 

It’s got nutty parmesan which pairs perfectly with the aromatic rosemary, and the whole loaf is infused with a wonderful peppery flavor. 

Damn Delicious’ no-knead bread is so easy to make that even a novice baker can produce an insta-worthy loaf. 

The hardest part is waiting for it to cool before tearing it into it.

Shaved fennel salad

Time to add more sides to the veggie department!

This salad is the perfect side dish for a special dinner. 

The fennel and celery are thinly shaved, so they have a light, delicate flavor that won’t overpower your steak. 

The vinaigrette dressing is zesty and fresh, and the roasted nuts add a wonderful crunch. 

Using a mandolin to shave the fennel is easiest, but if you don’t have one, a sharp knife still does the job.

Crispy smashed potatoes

Do you prefer your potatoes mashed or roasted?

What if I told you you could have both with these crispy smashed potatoes!

First, they’re boiled and then, the fun bit, you get to crush the spuds before roasting them in the oven. 

The end result is a nice crisp exterior with a fluffy inside. And they’re extra flavorful because there are so many nooks and crannies for the spices to fall into. 

Cheesy leek gratin

Leeks baked into a creamy cheese sauce, topped with crispy fried leeks – who could say no?

Just the thought of smothering my steak with the decadent sauce from this cheesy leek gratin is enough to make my mouth water.

Cheesy stovetop butternut squash

It’s all about efficiency.

While your swiss steak is sitting pretty in the slow cooker, you can make this stovetop butternut squash.

The cheese takes this autumnal veggie to a whole new level and adds a mellow flavor that pairs well with the acidic tomato sauce that accompanies the steak. 

Psst… you can also roast the squash if you prefer.

Greek potato salad with herbs

Alright, this is the last potato side dish. (I promise!)

This one is great for the middle of summer when you want a substantial dinner, but also can’t face anything too heavy.

The combination of fresh dill, parsley, and mint is just perfect, and the citrusy lemon vinaigrette keeps things feeling fresh.

Don’t miss out on this easy-to-make greek potato salad with herbs – you can serve it warm or cold.

Restaurant-style coconut rice

Rice provides a delicate, neutral canvas on which the bold flavors of the swiss steak can shine.

And this coconut rice will give you a fusion meal worth shouting about.

The creamy coconut flavor melds really nicely with the tomato sauce. 

Not convinced? 

Nagi never disappoints with her recipes. 

Other rice options are rice pilaf or a Mexican lime and cilantro rice.

Roasted root vegetable medley

This dish is not only beautiful, but it is also an incredibly easy hands-off recipe. 

Simply toss your favorite root vegetables with some olive oil and fresh rosemary, and roast them in a hot oven until tender. 

Try this all-year-round recipe.

And don’t feel limited in terms of veggies. Try radishes, beets, or fennel for a twist!

Psst… these go great with yogurt ranch sauce!

Honey cornbread muffins

Let’s go with a Southern theme and make some homemade honey cornbread muffins.

Cornbread muffins are fluffy, light, and never short of tasty.

They’re a great match for your swiss steak because (just like with the rosemary bread) you can use them to mop up any leftover sauce.

Check out Paula’s recipe for the best honey cornbread muffins you’ll ever have.

Chickpea salad

Swiss steak is a great budget-friendly meal, so why not pair it with another budget-friendly dish like chickpea salad.

This salad uses a combination of canned chickpeas, crisp veggies, and salty feta cheese to tie everything together. 

It’s really easy to make too, so it’s great if you’ve left everything to the last minute. 

And if chickpeas aren’t your thing, you can swap them for some pasta or even just some lettuce leaves.

The best side dishes for swiss steak

  • Mascarpone mashed potatoes
  • Chickpea salad
  • Spicy garlic pasta
  • No-knead rosemary bread
  • Shaved fennel salad
  • Crispy smashed potatoes
  • Cheesy leek gratin
  • Cheesy stovetop butternut squash
  • Greek potato salad with herbs
  • Restaurant-style coconut rice
  • Roasted root vegetable medley
  • Honey cornbread muffins

What To Serve With Swiss Steak

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your swiss steak.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: swiss steak side dishes, what to serve with swiss steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 103kcal


  • 1 portion swiss steak


  • Prepare your swiss steak according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: mascarpone mashed potatoes, chickpea salad, spicy garlic pasta, no-knead rosemary bread, shaved fennel salad, crispy smashed potatoes, cheesy leek gratin, cheesy stovetop butternut squash, greek potato salad with herbs, restaurant-style coconut rice, roasted root vegetable medley, and honey cornbread muffins.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 103kcal

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