Side Dishes for Steak

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Get inspired with these easy Side Dishes for Steak! You’ll find everything from veggies on the grill and in the oven, potato side dishes, pasta salads, and so much more. These side dish recipes are gluten-free, with many dairy-free and paleo options as well. These perfect sides will make your at-home dinner special and better than going to a steakhouse.

Two plates with grilled steak on a bed of arugula with mushrooms and asparagus on the side.
Tuscan Steak

Steak is an easy meal to make at home that always feels special! So I’ve compiled all our best side dish recipes to help you create endless steak dinners.

Whether you’re entertaining, cooking for a holiday, or having an at-home date night, steak dinner always makes a good impression.

So I hope you enjoy these recipes for your next special occasion. And I’ve included some of our favorite combos below for menu inspiration.

Baked sweet potatoes on a potter plate split open with butter, sea salt, and pepper.
Baked Sweet Potato

Some of our favorite cuts of steak

  • Ribeye – is a classic and much beloved because it’s both tender and has just enough marbling to have really good flavor. It’s our favorite along with T-bone steaks.
  • New York Strip or Sirloin – is a slightly leaner cut and tends to be more budget-friendly than other types of steak. It’s flavorful, tender, and an overall great option.
  • Flat iron steak – has a reputation for being a tough cut, but if you can buy this cut from a butcher who really knows how to cut it, it’s incredibly tender and flavorful. I hesitate to add it to my list, but it’s one of my favorites if you can get it done right.
  • Filet Mignon – is probably the most tender steak you can get. Its only downside is it’s lean so it dries out if overcooked and because there’s no marbling it has the least flavor of all the steak cuts.
  • ‘Poor man’s steak’—or that is what it was called when I was growing up, aka hamburger rather than actual steak. Hamburger cooked up in patties is a budget-friendly beef option that pairs perfectly with all the side dishes listed here. And we all know what the current beef prices look like! So, I feel like including ground beef here is a great alternative to steak if you’re looking for some savings. It’s also a great idea for weeknight dinner: hamburger ‘steak’ + 2 delicious sides.

Potato side dishes for steak

Close up view of crispy rosemary potatoes.
Rosemary Potatoes

For a change of pace, try my Butternut Risotto or Creme Fraiche Risotto to go along with your choice of steak.

Side dishes from the grill

A large white platter filled with grilled veggies: asparagus, green onions, mushrooms, corn on the cob, mini peppers, red onion, tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini.
Grilled Vegetables

I like to mix up what we grill based on what is in season. In the summer, I often add zucchini, corn, eggplant, and tomatoes to the grill.

In the spring, we love green onions and asparagus. Year-round, you can always find onions and mushrooms to add to the mix.

Close macro view of mashed cauliflower with a wood spoon in it.
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Side Dishes for Steak

Straight down view of Roasted Brussels Sprouts on a gold baking sheet with a wood spatula.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  1. Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  2. Garlic Roasted Carrots
  3. Perfect Roasted Asparagus
  4. Roasted Broccoli
  5. Garlic Roasted Green Beans
  6. Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
  7. Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
  8. Browned Butter Maple Sage Carrots
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus on a white background drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar.
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ways to serve these steak side dishes

Italian antipasto salad in a white bowl with two wood serving spoons in it.
Italian Chopped Salad
Grilled sliced potatoes tossed with butter, green onions, and in a white bowl with a wood serving spoon.
Grilled Potatoes

Tips & Tricks

  • Keep it simple. Steak is the star of the show, and usually, two side dish recipes, along with your choice of sauce, are enough for a meal.
  • When possible, choose a recipe with make-ahead options to simplify your meal. Steak requires a bit of attention so it’s not overcooked, so simple sides or make-ahead options really help. Recipes like my Mushroom Cream Sauce can be made and set aside while you cook the steak, then simply reheat it right before serving. Side dishes like my Mashed Cauliflower can be made days ahead, refrigerated, then reheated right before serving.

Dietary Options & Substitutions

  • Dairy-free – most of these side dish recipes have dairy-free options listed. In general, you can use olive oil or dairy-free butter when butter is called for.
Close macro view of Classic Broccoli Salad.
Broccoli Salad

Steak Recipe Inspiration

I really hope you enjoy these Best Steak Side Dishes! If you do get a chance to make this recipe, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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