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A great steak dinner is about more than just the beef: it's also about the sides! Learn What to Serve with Steak to put together a stunning meal everyone at the table will love. From buttery steakhouse potatoes to sauteed mushrooms and more, my easy Steak Sides give you plenty of options!
Sides for Steak
On more than one occasion, I've planned on making a gorgeous steak dinner for my family only to completely forget about the side dishes and have to scrounge something up last minute with whatever is in my fridge. It's too easy to get excited about the beef and neglect to plan the sides!
If you're here, it's for one of two reasons: either you made the same mistake I make all of the time and are looking for last-minute ideas, or you're planning ahead. Either way, I've put together a list of the perfect sides for steak you can make quickly and easily.
All of my steak side dish recipes are inspired by steakhouse favs, so they're made with beef in mind. I bet you'll find a new favorite!
Easy Side Dishes for Steak
These are my easiest side dishes for steak - the recipes that will take you the least ingredients, and come together the most quickly. Give them a try if you're in a rush!
What to Eat with Steak
These gorgeous steakhouse sides are classic side dishes for steak: creamy gourmet mac and cheese, the most amazing mashed potatoes for steak, or even a loaded baked potato with bacon. Each one of these choices will take a little longer than those above but are so worth the effort.
Sides with Steak Tips
- Before starting the steaks, get an idea of how long the sides will take to cook. Fries and baked potatoes are much better fresh out of the oven.
- Always consider if sides can be paired together! Heartier sides like baked potatoes and macaroni are filling without needing anything extra.
- Many steak sides can be made ahead of time! Mashed potatoes and macaroni are especially easy to make ahead of time. Just pop them in the oven or on the stove to reheat right before serving!
- Keep in mind what appliances you're using! If you're using the oven for steak, you might not want to make any baked sides.
Vegetable Side Dish for Steak
- Sweet Potatoes
- Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinegar and Lemon Juice
- Glazed Maple Carrots
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Steak Dinner Ideas
If you're looking to make a beautiful dinner for a special occasion, there's nothing like steak. Check out my guide post on Steak Dinner Ideas for a comprehensive list of steak dinners. It covers every budget and cooking method!
Don't be afraid to make a little extra! Leftover steak can be turned into incredible Leftover Steak Recipes. You'll be craving the leftovers just as much as the dinner itself!
Steak Sides FAQ
While just about any vegetable will pair well with steak, classic favorites are green beans, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, and potatoes. These earthy vegetables have naturally savory flavors that pair well with steak!
A heartier side like mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or macaroni and cheese round out the meal. Lighter options include roasted asparagus, caramelized onions, or sauteed green beans.
The best cut of steak depends on how you intend to cook it! For texture and flavor, ribeye steak is often considered superior, as it's intensely marbled and full-flavored. But, any cut of steak will be incredible when cooked correctly. See my Steak Cuts guide for more info.
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- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper (or aluminum foil)
- Large bowl
- Mixing bowl
- Cutting board
See our Beef Temperature Chart for helpful tips on cooking any cut of beef!
- Rinse the potatoes well, leaving the peels on. Cut each potato lengthwise in half, then lay flat and cut lengthwise again into quarters, then once more into eighths (or 12ths if preferred).5 medium Russet Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While the oven is heating, soak the wedges in a bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes, then combine the olive oil, salt, and spices (except parsley) in a large bowl.¼ cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon paprika, 3 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, freshly ground black pepper
- Drain the potatoes and pat them dry. Once dry, tip into the bowl with seasonings, and mix until all the potatoes are evenly coated. Arrange the coated potatoes cut-side-down on the baking sheet, making sure none are overlapped.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and flip. Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the edges are golden and crisp. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with fresh parsley, let cool for five minutes, then serve!fresh parsley
- Before starting the steaks, get an idea of how long the sides will take to cook. Things like fries and baked potatoes are much better fresh out of the oven and suffer from resting for too long.
- Always consider if sides can be paired together! Mashed potatoes are delicious eaten combined with mushrooms and onions, while heartier sides like baked potatoes and macaroni are filling without needing accompaniment.
- Many steak sides can be made ahead of time! Mashed potatoes and macaroni are especially easy to make ahead of time and pop in the oven or on the stove to reheat right before serving.
- Keep an eye on what appliances you're using! If you're using the oven for steak, you might not want to make any baked sides.