Best Side Dishes to Serve with Steak

Looking for the best side dishes to make with steak? Look no farther than this list, which includes some of our favorite steakhouse side dishes to make at home. They’re easier than you expect and will elevate any steak dinner at home.

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Y’all know we’re all about cooking steaks at home, be they steaks on the grill, broiled steaks or even pan seared steaks.

One of the best things about eating at a steakhouse, other than the tender, perfectly juicy steaks, is the side dishes.

So what is the perfect side dish to pair with a steak?

That’s all up to you and your tastebuds.

If you’re curious about cooking steaks at home, we dive into that and more in Steak 101.

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    What side dishes go with steak?

    Sometimes, the side that pairs with the steak is dependent on the steak itself. Obviously, you’ll treat a filet mignon a little differently than a grilled skirt steak.

    For the traditionalists, steak and baked potatoes are a perfect pairing. The juicy steak sits on top of perfectly creamy mashed potatoes and the potatoes sop up the juices.

    Some people prefer to eat vegetables with their steaks, be they creamed corn, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus or something more unique, like Spinach Madeline. (Which is essentially a creamy, cheesy, spicy version of creamed spinach.)

    Others prefer side salads, like a fresh arugula salad or a classic wedge salad with blue cheese dressing. Personally, this isn’t my jam, but to each their own.

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      Our Best Sides for Steak

      Whether you’re a brussels sprouts person, a green beans aficionado, a classic mashed potatoes person or something in between, we’ve got a perfect side for your favorite steak below.

      Which one are you making first?

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      Spinach Madeline
      Spinach Madeline is a comforting side that is a spicy twist on traditional creamed spinach. Instead of just cream, the spinach is mixed with pepperjack cheese and spices, then baked to make this outstanding vegetarian side dish that pairs well with most meals!
      Check out this recipe!
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      Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
      Looking for the ultimate mashed potato recipe? These Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy, luscious and perfectly garlicky. All you need are 5 ingredients and a little time to make these dreamy mashed potatoes, which are perfect when paired with a weeknight dinner or a holiday meal.
      Check out this recipe!
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      Roasted Lemon Brussels Sprouts
      Roasted Lemon Brussels Sprouts are the perfect weeknight side dish or a small batch holiday side. Calling for 5 simple ingredients, this crisp Brussels sprouts recipe comes together easily and pairs nicely with any entree.
      Check out this recipe!
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      Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Cider
      Serve Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Cider at the holiday table this year. This glazed carrots recipe adds a hint of sweetness and some tanginess to the table and pairs well with so many dishes. All you need are about 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make them, too!
      Check out this recipe!
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      Roasted Broccoli with Lemon
      Looking for a delicious side that comes together in less than 30 minutes? Try Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli, which is light, tasty and super easy to make!
      Check out this recipe!
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      Hatch Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese
      Add flavor to traditional mac ‘n cheese by adding roasted Hatch green chile peppers! This stovetop Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese recipe is ready in 30 minutes and makes for a decadent dinner the whole family will love.
      Check out this recipe!
      A black bowl of roasted tomatoes
      Oven Roasted Tomatoes
      These Oven Roasted Tomatoes are the perfect way to enjoy the sweetness of summer. All you need are four ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make the most decadent roasted cherry tomatoes around! Add them to a sandwich or serve them alongside a meal to make it extra special.
      Check out this recipe!
      Steamed green beans with pine nuts on a white platter from above
      Toasted Pine Nut Green Beans
      Vegan Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts make the BEST accompaniment for any weeknight meal! Green beans are steamed, then topped with a mixture of golden brown, toasted pine nuts and a diced, caramelized shallot. The green beans and their topping are drizzled with olive oil for the finishing touch. Simple and exceedingly quick to make for a weeknight meal, this vegan side dish is sure to become a dinnertime favorite of vegans and non-vegans alike.
      Check out this recipe!
      scalloped potatoes and herb crusted beef tenderloin on a table
      Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes
      Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes make a flavorful, cheesy side dish for a springtime get-together. Transform classic Scalloped Potatoes, made with cheddar, milk and butter, into a Mediterranean-spiced one using mountains of fresh parsley, thyme, oregano and rosemary. Layer the ingredients in a baking dish, then bake until bubbly and golden brown. The perfect Easter side dish, Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes are best enjoyed with people you love!
      Check out this recipe!
      A casserole dish of kale Madeline with a blue striped towel
      Kale Madeline
      A take on the ever-popular Spinach Madeline, Kale Madeline is heartier than the dish that inspired it. Fresh kale is cooked and tossed with onion, seasonings and cheese before baking into a casserole. This dish makes for a fantastic Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish.
      Check out this recipe!
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      Honey Roasted Carrots
      Honey Roasted Carrots are the perfect accompaniment for any weeknight meal or a side at the holiday table! This versatile side dish bakes up easily and tastes delicious! All you need are a handful of ingredients and less than an hour to make this slightly sweet-spicy carrots recipe.
      Check out this recipe!
      Roasted green beans on a white platter
      Roasted Green Beans
      Roasted Green Beans are simple and utterly delicious! This easy green beans recipe involves a handful of ingredients to create the most delicious side dish for any time of year. Slightly sweet and spicy, these easy roasted green beans brings wonderful flavor to the dinner table and pair with so many different proteins.
      Check out this recipe!
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      Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
      Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are a delicious twist on a classic potato side dish. All you need is a handful of ingredients and about an hour to make the best sweet potato recipe! It’s perfect to serve alongside any meal or as a fancier side dish at a holiday table.
      Check out this recipe!
      A white bowl holds a serving of creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes while sitting on a blue and white striped towel
      Homemade Mashed Potatoes
      These Homemade Mashed Potatoes are the easiest, most comforting side dish. All you need are a few ingredients and about 30 minutes to make the best mashed potatoes! Perfect for holidays or weeknights—potatoes are wonderful anytime.
      Check out this recipe!
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      Roasted Cauliflower
      Looking for a solid side dish to pair with any protein? This Oven Roasted Cauliflower is a simple classic that takes a handful of ingredients and less than 45 minutes. Golden brown and always delicious, this cauliflower recipe is a family favorite!
      Check out this recipe!
      Spears of broiled asparagus on a white platter next to a bowl of parmesan and lemon
      Broiled Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan
      If you’re looking for an easy side dish to pair with any protein, this Broiled Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan is it! Prepared with just 5 simple ingredients, this asparagus recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes.
      Check out this recipe!
      A bowl of oven roasted okra on marble
      Oven Roasted Okra
      Oven Roasted Okra is an easy, 5-ingredient okra recipe that’s great to enjoy during the summer months. Sometimes referred to as baked okra or okra fries, this okra dish has beautiful crunch and excellent flavor. It’s ready in less than an hour, too!
      Check out this recipe!
      Twice baked potatoes garnished with sour cream and scallions on a white platter
      Twice Baked Potatoes
      Fluffy, savory Twice Baked Potatoes make an excellent side dish or appetizer! This cheesy vegetarian recipe is bursting with flavor, thanks to the fillings, and is easy to make in advance for any gathering or meal.
      Check out this recipe!
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