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.

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

    Hasselback Potatoes
    Sally Vargas

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

  • Easy Swiss Chard

    Swiss Chard
    Elise Bauer

    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
    Elise Bauer

    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
    Trent Lanz

    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-Glazed Red Onions

    Balsamic Onions
    Elise Bauer

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

  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes

    A show bowl with Thanksgiving mashed potatoes inside.
    Elise Bauer

    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
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Elise Bauer

    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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  • Crispy Hash Browns

    Hash Browns Recipe flip the hash browns
    Elise Bauer

    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
    Elise Bauer

    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.