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30 Best Side Dishes for Steak

Wondering what side dishes to serve with steak to have a true restaurant experience at home?

I’ve rounded up the best side dishes for steak to transform your dinner into a meal fit for a king.

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Whether you’re grilling a steak at home or making a hearty cubed steak dish, you can’t go with a simple summer salad.

Or you can go all out with scrumptious veggies and decadent carbs.

I like to keep the side dishes simple. But feel free to create a feast full of delicious sides for your steak dinner.

Easy Steak Sides

Whether it’s a romantic at-home date night or a special occasion dinner party, you’ll want to plan your meal.

From bread to scalloped potatoes and mouthwatering pasta, these 30 tasty steak side dish recipes are the perfect accompaniment.

Homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls

1. Texas Roadhouse Rolls

How can you eat a steak without some buttery bread on the table?

Whether it’s soft dinner rolls soaked in butter or toasted-to-perfection garlic bread, you can’t go wrong.

You can also bake up a lovely loaf of Italian bread or serve a crunchy French baguette. Add some fragrant garlic butter to the table, and you’re all set!

Scalloped Potatoes

2. Scalloped Potatoes

Potatoes are the perfect side dish for virtually any main dish.

Our family favorite is all about scalloped potatoes. We just love these thin-sliced, super cheesy baked potatoes.

If you cook them in a slow cooker or Instant Pot, you can focus all of your attention on the star of the show – the beef!

Serve with a dollop of sour cream for extra decadence.

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries Dipped in a Mayonnaise

3. Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries are a healthy alternative to regular French fries. They’re low in fat and rich in vitamins, and they’re delicious!

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With just a sprinkling of salt and pepper, sweet potatoes add a lot of flavor to your feast.

Make them even more gourmet by adding dried cumin and paprika for an extra punch of flavor.

Wooden plate filled with crispy oven bake French fries seasoned with herbs with catsup dip on side.
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4. Baked French Fries

If you prefer the original, you can bake regular potato fries as well.

For that classic restaurant feel, slice them thick, add a dash of salt and pepper, and bake.

Enjoy your favorite potato side guilt-free without the grease and calories you get from frying them.

Wedge salad made with a slice of cabbage topped with salty bacon, sweet tomatoes and a rich blue cheese dressing.
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5. Wedge Salad

A classic wedge salad is the perfect starter for a juicy steak dinner. Crisp lettuce, salty bacon, sweet tomatoes, and a rich blue cheese dressing make this salad both refreshing and indulgent.

It’s creamy, crunchy, and surprisingly simple to make. Make this steakhouse favorite and your guests are sure to be impressed.

Mac and Cheese

6. Mac and Cheese

Every great steakhouse has macaroni and cheese on the menu! The creamy sauce, soft pasta, and sharp cheese flavor are the perfect contrast to a meaty entree.

Add texture and flavor to your mac and cheese with crispy breadcrumbs or smoky bacon bits.

Use sharp or aged cheddar, or a combination of both, for maximum cheesiness.

Plateful of fried onion rings.
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7. Onion Rings

Another steakhouse staple, onion rings are the tangier alternative to French fries.

The best onion rings come from sweet Vidalia onions that are soaked in buttermilk, and then dipped in a cornmeal mixture for extra crispy edges.

Don’t forget your favorite dipping sauces!

Roasted vegetable with quinoa served on a plate.
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8. Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Roasted veggies are the best way to get some extra flavor and nutrients, plus they’re ready in minutes. Just throw them on a baking sheet and bake!

My fave mix? Carrots, beets, and potatoes with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It brings out the natural sweetness of the vegetables more.

Tip: season with fresh/dried herbs like rosemary or sage.

Air fryer brussels sprouts on a plate with cream dip.

9. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels sprouts aren’t everyone’s favorite veggie, but this simple steak side dish might change the minds of even the pickiest eaters.

Arrange the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and roast them in the oven until caramelized.

Combine with garlic, smoky bacon, and a sprinkle of salt, and you’ll have a perfect side dish that’s succulent and enticing.

Green beans sauté on a pan.
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10. Green Beans

Add a little more color to your meal with a simple side dish of green beans mixed with lovely shallot butter.

Mix butter, shallots, sugar, and vinegar together in a pan, fry the shallots, and toss in your beans.

This flavorful side dish brings a sense of gourmet elevation to your meal, while still being super simple and ready in minutes.

Top view of a serving of couscous salad
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11. Tomato Couscous Salad

If you’re grilling up your steaks on a hot summer day, this cold salad will be a welcome refreshment.

Bright heirloom tomatoes, flavorful veggies, and some lovely pearled couscous create an elegant, Mediterranean-inspired salad.

It will add a touch of elegance to your grilled steak and cool off your guests in between bites of steaming meat.

Boiled Corn on the Cob with Butter and Salt

12. Corn on the Cob

Nobody can turn down freshly grilled corn on the cob! If you’re already firing up the grill for your steak, go ahead and stick some corn cobs on the side.

Don’t forget to slather them in butter!

You can even turn them into elote with chili powder, cotija cheese, lime juice, and mayo for a tasty Mexican twist. Yum!

Red cabbage and fennel coleslaw served on a black plate with a wooden fork.
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13. Red Cabbage & Fennel Coleslaw

A slightly gourmet take on a traditional slaw, red cabbage and fennel slaw is another fresh, tangy, and cool side dish.

Mix carrots, cabbage, fennel, shallots, and mayonnaise together for a dish that’s sure to liven up any plate.

This slaw is easy to make and goes fantastically with any grilled red meat.

Twiced-baked potatoes in a baking pan.
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14. Twice-Baked Potatoes

I can’t mention steak sides without talking about twice-baked potatoes!

These fork-tender spuds are the ideal accompaniment for a juicy steak. They’re filling, inexpensive, and taste even better with red meat. 

Spruce them up with any toppings you like. I’ll take mine with sour cream, fresh chives, bacon, and cheddar. Yum!

Mashed potatoes with roasted chicken and asparagus served on a white plate.
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15. Mashed Potatoes

Make your weeknight dinner a winner with a side of mashed potatoes! 

Juicy grilled steak plus creamy mashed potatoes are a match made in heaven. Their garlicky flavor is the best way to balance out the richness of steak.

As a starchy dish, this pairing makes for a hearty dinner. It’s perfect for when you’re in the mood to indulge.

Breaded asparagus fries served on a white plate with white sauce dip on sides.
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16. Asparagus Fries

For a light weeknight dinner, I highly recommend asparagus fries.

Asparagus is low in calories and a great low-carb alternative to potato side dishes. Together with steak, they create a well-balanced meal.

In the oven or air fryer, roasted asparagus fries will turn out nice and crunchy. As an added bonus, you can prepare this easy side dish in advance.

Sauteed mushrooms served on a white plate with spoon.
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17. Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed mushrooms are an easy steak side dish you can whip up any time. And they’re perfect with almost any entree – pork chops, roasted chicken, and yes, steak.

Caramelized to sweet perfection with butter and garlic, this simple dish with only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes will blow your mind!

Ladle filled with a portion of mushroom gravy from a pot.
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18. Mushroom Gravy

Here’s another perfect side dish that absolutely goes well with steak. 

In my family, a steak dinner isn’t complete without mushroom gravy. We always need a rich and creamy sauce to drizzle on top of our meat!

This gravy has the best flavor combinations you can ask for – earthy, woodsy, and tons of umami. It’s great on creamy mashed potatoes, too.

Honey roasted carrots in a baking dish.
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19. Honey Roasted Carrots

If you love to pair savory entrees with sweet side dish recipes, this one’s for you.

Roasted in honey, these carrots get caramelized and coated with a sweet glaze that contrasts the richness of the steak perfectly.

The crunch from the carrots also offers a nice textural contrast to the tender steak.

Mashed cauliflower puree in a bowl garnished with rosemary and melted butter with spoon.
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20. Mashed Cauliflower

If you like mashed potatoes but are trying to cut back on carbs, this flavorful side dish is the perfect solution.

Mashed cauliflower is a low-carb and keto-friendly substitute for the classic side dish. 

This recipe may seem boring, but it’s surprisingly rich and buttery, especially when topped with sour cream!

Roasted broccolini in plate with slices of lemon.
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21. Roasted Broccolini

With a milder taste than broccoli, broccolini makes for a wonderfully light side dish to go with steak.

Broccolini’s florets might be smaller, but its stalks are longer – and they’re tender. This means there’s more for you to eat!

This roasted broccolini has clean and simple flavors. It’s the perfect side dish to highlight the steak in all its glory.

Potatoes Au Gratin cooked in a oval white baking dish.
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22. Potatoes Au Gratin

If you think scalloped potatoes are the king of baked potato dishes, I beg to differ. I see your scalloped potatoes and raise you potatoes au gratin.

Also known as Dauphinoise Potatoes, this French potato side dish is made with thinly sliced potatoes, butter, cream, and cheese.

Not only that, the texture of the layered potatoes is also as epic as the taste.

Roasted potatoes served on a white plate seasoned with rosemary.
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23. Roasted Potatoes

These golden roasted potatoes are crisp on the outside and super tender on the inside! I can’t think of a better texture combination.

Flavored with herbs and seasonings, these potatoes are wonderfully salty and earthy. It’s one of the most addictive steak side dish recipes here, no doubt.

Also, because they’re roasted in the oven, not deep-fried, these herby treats are healthier than French fries.

Spoonful of Creamy Corn Pudding scooped from a white dish.

24. Corn Pudding

For a sweet contrast to your savory steak, go for this classic Southern side dish.

It’s similar to a corn casserole but with a smoother and creamier consistency. 

A combo of corn and eggs at its base, this pudding is tender and fluffy. 

Baked in the oven, the pudding develops a crispy outer crust and a creamy inside. Phenomenal.

Homemade Baked Potato Wedges

25. Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Here’s yet another potato-based side dish to round out your steak dinner.

There’s no question that potato wedges are sensational. They’re just like crispy, salty fries, only thicker.

The significant difference is that they’re air-fried without oil, making them a much healthier alternative with the same flavor. Who can resist that?

Mashed sweet potatoes with butter on a slow cooker mixed with a wooden spoon.
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26. Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you like a vegetable side dish that’s on the sweet side, try this potato side dish. 

This recipe infuses butter, maple syrup, cream, and fall spices into the spuds, giving the dish that cozy, warming vibe we all know and love.

It’s cooked for 4 hours in the slow cooker, allowing all the beautiful flavors to marry. 

Crispy mashed potatoes sprinkled with rock salt.
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27. Smashed Potatoes

This relatively new take on roasted baby potatoes is a huge hit with my family. If you haven’t tried this vegetable side dish yet, why haven’t you?

Smashing the potatoes creates a wonderfully unique textural mouthfeel. It increases the surface area of the outer crust, which really is the best part!

Seasoned air fryer vegetables served on a plate.
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28. Air Fryer Vegetables

Short on time? Use the air fryer to roast your vegetables!

The results will be the same, but the cooking time is cut in half. Need I say more?

Bowl of lemon arugula salad with pine nuts.
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29. Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts

Cut through the richness of your main dish with a summer salad with arugula, tomatoes, pine nuts, parmesan, and a honey garlic vinaigrette. 

The tangy lemon and peppery arugula are balanced by the sweet and garlicky dressing, while the tomatoes and pine nuts add texture and flavor. 

And let’s not forget about the salty parmesan shavings that tie it all together. 

Green beans in slow cooker with bacon, onion, garlic, butter, and a medley of spices.

30. Slow Cooker Green Beans

Take your green beans to the next level with this slow cooker recipe! 

With bacon, onion, garlic, butter, and a medley of spices, these green beans burst with flavor in every bite. 

As they cook low and slow in the crockpot, the veggies soak up all the delicious savory goodness, resulting in a dish that’s tender and full of texture.

Steak with Rosemary, Fries and Salt in a Plate

What Vegetables Go with Steak?

What’s the best vegetable to serve with steak? Pretty much anything! 

Vegetables are incredibly versatile. You can make them as simple or extravagant as you like. 

Some pair particularly well with a steak dinner, though.

Earthy vegetables, like mushrooms and potatoes, are excellent accompaniments for a savory meal.

Fresh vegetables, like leafy greens, also help break through the richness and the fat. 

So, for the best pairing, try any of these veggies:

  • Potatoes
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Mushrooms
  • Corn on the cob
  • Green salad
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans

30 Best Side Dishes for Steak

Course: Side DishesCuisine: American
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

306

kcal

Wondering what to serve with steak? Whip up these irresistibly crispy baked potato wedges, a perfect blend of flavors and textures!

Ingredients

  • 4 large Russet potatoes

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry. Cut into wedges by slicing in half lengthwise, then cutting each half into 3-4 wedges depending on the size of the potatoes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Toss in the potato wedges to coat.
  • Arrange the wedges in a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the wedges halfway through. Potatoes should be golden brown and crispy.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan over the potatoes while they’re still hot. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • For extra crispy wedges, soak the cut potatoes in water for 30 minutes before seasoning.
  • Ensure even cooking by spacing the wedges apart on the baking sheet without overcrowding.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 306kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Sodium: 383mg
  • Potassium: 1027mg
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Calcium: 194mg
  • Iron: 1mg
25 Best Sides to Serve with Steak

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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  1. We are grilling steak this weekend for 8 people and golfing first so want to keep it simple. I’m thinking sauted mushrooms , crisp fingerling potatoes and green beans from my garden with olive oil and garlic

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