Wondering what to serve with steak to have a true restaurant experience at home? We’ve rounded up the best side dishes for steak to transform your dinner into a meal fit for a king.
When grilling a steak at home, you can go with a simple salad side to let the steak shine, or you can go all out with scrumptious veggies and decadent carbs.
Best Sides for Steak
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 even mouth-watering pasta, these 14 tasty sides are the perfect accompaniment to steak.
How can you eat a steak without some delicious 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!
Potatoes are the quintessential side for a nice, juicy steak. My personal favorite is scalloped potatoes. I just love these thin-sliced, super cheesy potatoes.
They’re such a comforting classic. And if you cook them in a crockpot or instant pot, you can focus all of your attention on the star of the show – the beef!
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!
With just a sprinkling of salt and pepper, sweet potato fries 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.
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 crispy fries guilt-free without the grease and calories you get from frying them.
5. Wedge Salad
Crisp iceberg lettuce, crunchy chunks of bacon, tasty tomatoes, and a flavorful bleu cheese dressing? A traditional wedge salad is a perfect starter for steak.
Feel free to mix up the toppings based on your preference. I love to add hard-boiled eggs and chickpeas for some extra protein.
Every great steakhouse has macaroni and cheese on the menu! The creamy sauce, soft noodles, and sharp cheese flavor are the perfect contrast to your chewy, meaty entree.
Play with more textures and flavors by topping your mac and cheese with crunchy breadcrumbs or smoky bacon bits.
Be sure to use either a sharp or aged cheddar (or both!) to maximize that cheesy flavor.
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, then dipped in a cornmeal mixture for extra crispy edges.
Don’t forget your favorite dipping sauces!
Roasted veggies are a great way to get some extra flavor and nutrients, plus they’re so easy to make. Just pop them in the oven while your steak cooks!
I love a mix of carrots, beets, and potatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
The vinegar gives your meal a tangy burst of flavor that will stand up to the strong flavors in your juicy steak.
Alternatively, fresh or dried herbs such as rosemary or sage are just as tasty.
Brussels sprouts aren’t everyone’s favorite veggie, but this dish might change the minds of even the pickiest eaters.
Roasting Brussels sprouts until caramelization gives them a lovely nutty flavor.
Combine with garlic, smoky bacon, and a sprinkle of salt, and you’ll have a side dish that’s succulent and enticing.
10. Green Beans
Add a little more color to your meal with a 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 dish brings a sense of gourmet elevation to your meal, while still being super simple and easy to whip up.
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 meal and cool off your guests in between bites of steaming meat.
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.
And don’t forget to slather them in butter! My mouth is watering at the thought of this tasty summer classic.
You can also mix things up and make your grilled corn into a yummy Mexican treat: elote.
Simply add chili powder, cotija cheese, lime juice, and mayonnaise for refreshing, flavorful corn.
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.
Last, there are many delectable sauces that taste divine with cooked meat. Bearnaise is a classic French sauce that offers subtle tastes of vinegar and tarragon.
Or you can go with a classic Chimichurri. This South American sauce made with chopped parsley, garlic, and shallots. It brings a fresh pop of color and flavor to your meal.
There’s a simple choice of shallots and red wine, or an earthy mushroom topping, or the traditional peppercorn.
The options are endless, but any of them will bring your meal to another level of exquisite flavor.
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