10 Best Side Dishes to Serve With Steak

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Steak and potatoes are often paired together for a reason—it’s a delicious and mouthwatering combination. We’ve got you covered where that’s concerned, no worries.

But there’s also this whole world of other side dishes available to you, some of which we think will make you rethink the concept of a traditional steak dinner.

Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

Crispy Hasselback Potatoes

1 hr, 30 min
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

These babies have both novelty and taste working for them-they look really pretty in the dish, adding a visual contrast to a steak.

Swiss Chard

Easy Swiss Chard

20 min
Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

Silky wilted greens can be made in a flash. Crushed red pepper and coriander seeds add some complexity to the flavors here.

Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin

1 hr
Vegetarian

This takes its cues from a potato gratin, but swaps potatoes for versatile cauliflower. Gruyere makes this otherwise humble dish feel fancy.

Roasted Broccolini with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Roasted Broccolini with Creamy Mustard Sauce

20 min
Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan

There seems to be an unwritten rule that a good steak needs a flavorful green to serve alongside - something we endorse. This one is dairy free, and comes together quickly. It's topped with a mustard sauce and slivered almonds.

Balsamic Onions

Balsamic-Glazed Red Onions

1 hr, 25 min
Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

This side dish puts onions front and center. They're made with a simple roasting technique and a balsamic-Dijon glaze.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

35 min
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

If you want to go classic meat-and-potatoes, you can't get much better than this recipe. The key ingredient for the most perfect mashed potatoes? Buttery, flavorful Yukon Golds.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

18 min
Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

While you cook the steak, roast the asparagus in the oven - roasting accentuates the sweetness of this spring vegetable. A bit of lemon juice, Parmesan cheese or balsamic vinegar boosts the flavors once they're out of the oven.

Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

1 hr
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Mushrooms are a natural pairing with steak. This pilaf adds onions, fresh sautéed greens, and toasted pine nuts alongside the mushrooms.

Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy Hash Browns

20 min
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

This one might be a bit of a wild card, but if you like steak and potatoes, make these hash browns, fry up a couple of farm-fresh eggs, and you've got yourself a hearty breakfast for dinner!

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

30 min
Gluten-Free, Vegan

If you're thinking of dressing up your steak with a chimichurri sauce, you might consider this simple Mexican-flavored rice dish to go alongside.

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  1. Mike

    Roasted asparagus was wonderful!