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25 Best Side Dishes For Steak To Complement Your Meal

In short: The delightful side dishes that pair excellently with steak include Terrific Tornado Potatoes, Avocado Salad, Garlic Butter Parmesan Baked Butternut Squash, Grilled Veggies with Chimichurri Sauce, and more. These side dishes offer a range of flavors and textures to enhance the enjoyment of steak.

One of my favorite meals of all time is beef steak served with cafe de Paris butter melted over it, and my choice of steak side dishes would be a simple salad and chips. My pick of steak would be a ribeye done medium-rare; it’s got a great flavor with a bit of fat, and it’s not too tough. 

Not sure what to eat with steak or what to serve with steak? I’ve listed my top 25 ideas for steak sides for you. Chips may be a taller order to make at home, so I have some other great options to choose from.

Here’s What to Serve With Steak:

#1. Terrific Tornado Potatoes

Not sure what goes well with steak? These tornado potatoes. They look amazing, are relatively easy to make, and are super tasty. Once you’ve cut and spiralized the potatoes, they are then sprinkled with a deliciously spiced parmesan sprinkle. 

The potatoes are then baked in the oven for about 50 minutes until golden and crispy. The tornado potatoes are served with a lemon yogurt dip and are definitely worth giving a try.


#2. Easy Roasted Bok Choy And Broccoli

I love Bok choy, and it is one of my favorite vegetables. The lovely green leaves are tasty, and the white stems are so crunchy it adds great texture to any meal. 

The broccoli and Bok choy are chopped and placed on a baking tray. The vegetables are seasoned well with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil, and roasted in the oven for about 6 minutes until tender but still slightly crisp. 

The vegetables are finished with a balsamic reduction and toasted sesame seeds.


#3. Grilled Asparagus With Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Feta And Kalamata Olives

Asparagus is delicious, topped with marinated feta and olives- they are even more delicious. The asparagus is grilled until smoky and slightly charred, then topped with balsamic marinated peppers, olives, and feta. This is a steak side that is definitely worth a try.


#4. Avocado Salad With Tomatoes And Herbs

Sometimes simple salads are the best sides for steak. This salad is so simple, but with such tasty ingredients, it’s delicious.

This salad is made up of tomato, cucumber, avo, and a whole bunch of herbs, which pack a whole lot of flavor into this salad. Simply dressed with good quality olive oil and lemon juice, seasoned with salt and pepper.


#5. Garlic Butter Parmesan Baked Butternut Squash

These roast rounds of sweet butternut are tossed in a bit of butter and olive oil and then sprinkled with grated parmesan and baked.

The butternut is baked until tender and the parmesan is golden brown and crisp. The dish is finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon; just before serving. 


#6. Roasted Beets And Carrots Salad With Burrata

This salad looks amazing with all the bright colors, and it tastes pretty good too. I love that the whole beetroot is used, the leaves included. The beetroots and carrots are roasted until soft.  

The ingredients for the vinaigrette are whisked together, and the beetroot tops are sautéed. The vegetables are then plated up with the burrata torn over and finished with a drizzle of the dressing.


#7. Grilled Veggies With Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled veggies are delicious; served with chimichurri, they are even better. Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce similar to that of a pesto, and this recipe calls for parsley, coriander, oregano, red onion, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt. 

All the ingredients are blended in a food processor to a fine paste. The chimichurri is then spooned over the grilled vegetables of your choice. 


#8. Jersey Royal Potato Salad

Just to clarify, a Jersey Royal is a type of baby potato. The jersey royals are boiled whole until soft and then cooled. The onion is thinly sliced and marinated in red wine vinegar, and the cornichons and mint are chopped. 

Once the potatoes are cooled, they are tossed with some olive oil and the other ingredients, seasoned with salt and pepper.


#9. Roasted Radishes With Browned Butter

One always thinks of only putting radishes in a salad, but have you tried them roasted? Radishes lose their pepperiness when roasted and become mild in flavor. This recipe calls for the radishes to be halved or quartered, depending on their size. 

The radishes are tossed in olive oil and roasted until gold, crisp and tender. They are served with garlic-infused brown butter drizzled over and finished with lemon zest and thyme leaves.


#10. Marinated Vegetarian Pasta Salad

The vegetables make this pasta, and the key here is to marinate the vegetables for long enough. You can basically use any vegetables you have on hand; they are roasted off until tender, mixed with the marinade, and then tossed through the pasta.

It’s a very simple side dish, but it’s super tasty and can be kept in the fridge for a few days.


#11. Red Cabbage Slaw With Tangy Carrot And Ginger Dressing

This recipe isn’t your traditional coleslaw; it’s dressed in a carrot and ginger sauce. The red cabbage is thinly sliced and mixed with shaved carrot, chopped scallions, and coriander. The slaw is then mixed with the carrot dressing. 

The dressing comprises carrots, sweet dates, mayo, fresh ginger, and vinegar, blended until emulsified. The dressing is then mixed through the slaw, and it is finished with toasted flaked almonds.


#12. Cheesy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Garlic Butter Sauce

Who doesn’t like garlic mushrooms? Now imagine cheese-stuffed garlic mushrooms. The large mushrooms are stuffed with a cream cheese and grated cheese mixture. And an egg yolk is then placed in the center of the mushroom and then topped with more cheese. 

The mushrooms are baked in the oven until the cheese has melted, but the yolks are still soft and runny inside.


#13. The Perfect Chips

Chips are the best sides with steak. Jamie Oliver himself has perfected these chips, and the trick is to fry the chips twice. First, the chips are fried at a lower temperature to cook and soften the potato. They are then fried again for a second time at a higher temperature to crispen and colour the chips.


#14. Italian Artichoke Salad

I love artichokes, and a salad full of them is just dreamy. This salad calls for artichoke hearts, red onion, and roast red peppers marinated in a red wine and parmesan vinaigrette. 

The marinated vegetables are then tossed through some crisp, crunchy romaine lettuce. And the salad is finished off with some more parmesan shavings. 


#15. Lemon Orzo With Parmesan, Kale, And Cherry Tomatoes

This is a pasta dish and is a similar take on risotto. The orzo is folded into a base of onions and garlic, and a vegetable broth and lemon juice are added. The orzo is cooked together with the kale and cherry tomatoes until the broth is absorbed. 

The grated parmesan and butter are stirred in at the end; the orzo is seasoned, and then you are ready to serve.


#16. Garlicky Parmesan Zucchini Bake

This bake is the taste of the Mediterranean, and it’s so easy to make. The zucchini is chopped and mixed with whole cherry tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, oil, and Italian seasoning. The ingredients are tossed together, and placed in an oven-proof dish. 

The dish is baked for 25 minutes until the zucchinis are tender, the tomatoes have burst, and the parmesan has melted and golden. Served with a garnish of chopped parsley, and you are ready to tuck in.


#17. Avocado, Grapefruit And Fennel Salad

This is a simple salad, but the flavors work so well together, and it’s the perfect side salad to serve with your ribeye steak. The creamy avo, the bitterness from the grapefruit, and the liquorice crisp flavor of the fennel all complement each other. 

The salad is dressed with a mustard vinaigrette and finished with parmesan shavings.


#18. Orzo With Mushrooms, Scallions And Parmesan

Mushrooms and steak are a winning combination- their flavors complement each other. 

For this recipe, the mushrooms are sautéed with marjoram and scallions. 

The cooked orzo is then added to the mushroom base and stirred in with a bit of stock. The pasta is finished with grated parmesan and a seasoning of salt. 


#19. Rosemary & Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes are known to be a great side with steak, and mashed sweet potato is no exception. Flavored with rosemary, sage, and cinnamon, this mashed potato is the perfect side for your fillet steak. 

The sweet potatoes are roasted whole in the oven until soft. The butter is melted in a saucepan with cream, herbs, and cinnamon. When the potatoes are soft, they are cut in half, and the flesh is scraped out. 

The flavored cream is then poured over the potatoes and mashed until smooth. Serve hot and enjoy.


#20. Cucumber Caprese Salad

This is a take on the classic Caprese salad; and with the addition of red onion, cucumber, and oregano, it can only taste more delicious. 

All the ingredients are chopped up, mixed in a bowl, and dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Be sure to let the ingredients stand for 10 minutes before serving to absorb all the flavors.


#21. Balsamic Spinach And Mushrooms

Mushrooms and spinach are great sides to serve with steak; combined, it can only be a better side.

The mushrooms are sautéed with garlic, and then the spinach is added and wilted down, and finished off with a splash of balsamic vinegar.


#22. Sweet Dinner Rolls

Bread is one of many great side dishes for steak, and a few things beat freshly baked bread, and these rolls are no exception. These dinner rolls are made from an enriched dough, with the addition of eggs, butter, and sugar added to an otherwise classic dough.

The dough is made, the rolls are shaped and left to rise, and then baked. Once out of the oven, brush the tops of the rolls with butter while hot, serve and enjoy.


#23. Creamy Tomato Risotto With Crispy Garlic Crumbs

This is like your classic risotto but with tomato added into the base, and it’s creamed up with double cream and parmesan. 

For added texture, the risotto is topped with crispy garlic bread crumbs. This will be the perfect side if you are looking for a hearty warm meal to have with your steak.


#24. Mediterranean Bean Salad

This is like a Greek salad and a bean salad combined. The chickpeas, cannellini, and kidney beans are mixed through the usual Greek salad ingredients of olives, tomato, red onion, and feta. 

The salad is dressed with a vinaigrette of olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, and vinegar and finished off with some chopped herbs. This salad is fresh and full of flavour to have with your steak.


#25. Roasted Pepper Salad With Farro & Goat Cheese

This salad is not only delicious, but it’s also relatively healthy too; it’s full of fiber, good fats, and protein. If you are not a fan of farro, it could always be replaced with another grain like quinoa or barley. 

The peppers are roasted and mixed through the cooked farro with the rocket and chopped basil. The salad is then dressed with the vinaigrette and finished off with crumbled goat’s cheese.



What to serve with steak fine dining?

For a fine dining experience with steak, consider serving gourmet sides like truffle mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce, a decadent mushroom risotto, or a mixed greens salad with a sophisticated vinaigrette, enhancing the meal with luxurious flavors and textures.

What are some common side dishes?

Common side dishes include options like steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, rice, salad, coleslaw, and bread rolls, which are often served alongside main courses to provide a well-rounded meal.

Final words

If you are preparing a lot of steaks, you can freeze the steak for later use. Simply reheat steak in the oven for a fresh meal.

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