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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?

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

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Juicy Ribeye Steak Sliced on a Cutting Board

When grilling a steak at home, you can go with a simple summer salad to let the steak shine, 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.

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 mouthwatering pasta, these 30 tasty steak side dish recipes are the perfect accompaniment.

Dinner 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 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.

Sweet Potato Fries

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.

French Fries

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 crispy fries guilt-free without the grease and calories you get from frying them.

Wedge Salad

5. Wedge Salad

Crisp iceberg lettuce, crunchy chunks of bacon, tasty tomatoes, and a flavorful blue cheese dressing? A traditional wedge salad is a perfect starter for steak.

Feel free to mix up the toppings based on your preference. My family loves it when I add hard-boiled eggs, chickpeas, and pine nuts for some extra protein.

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.

Onion Rings

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 Vegetables

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.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

9. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels sprouts aren’t everyone’s favorite veggie, but this simple 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

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.

Tomato Couscous Salad

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.

Corn on the Cob

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!

Mexican Coleslaw

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.


14. Steak Sauces

Enhance your cooked meat with delectable sauces.

Bearnaise offers subtle hints of vinegar and tarragon, while Chimichurri adds a fresh pop of color and flavor with parsley, garlic, and shallots.

Other simple options include shallots and red wine, earthy mushrooms, and traditional peppercorn.

With endless possibilities, any sauce will elevate your meal to a new level of exquisite flavor.

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.

16. Asparagus Fries

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

Asparagus is low in calories and is a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients. Together with steak, they create a well-balanced meal.

Roasted asparagus fries, whether cooked in the oven or air fryer, will turn out nice and crunchy. 

As an added bonus, this easy side dish can be prepared in advance.

17. Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed mushrooms are an easy 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 these potatoes au gratin.

Also known as Dauphinoise Potatoes, this French 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.

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.

Creamy Corn Pudding

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.

It’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?

26. Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you like a vegetable side dish that’s on the sweet side, try these mashed sweet potatoes. 

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. 

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!

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?

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. 

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.

30 Best Side Dishes for 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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