10 Best Side Dishes to Serve With Steak

Steak and potatoes is a classic pairing for a reason, but there's a great big world of side dishes to explore! Try Cauliflower Gratin, Roasted Broccolini, Balsamic-Glazed Red Onions, or any of these great recipes.

Photography Credit: Sally Vargas

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.

Hasselback Potatoes

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

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Swiss Chard

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

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Cauliflower Gratin

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

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Roasted Broccolini with Creamy Mustard Sauce

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.

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Balsamic Onions

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

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A show bowl with Thanksgiving mashed potatoes inside.

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.

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Roasted Asparagus

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.

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

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Hash Browns Recipe flip the hash browns

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!

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Cilantro Lime Rice

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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Carrie Havranek

Carrie Havranek is a former Associate Editor of Simply Recipes and the author of the cookbook Tasting Pennsylvania (2019). She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania and goes out of her way for farmers' markets, new ingredients, yoga, and walks in nature.

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  1. Mike

    Roasted asparagus was wonderful!