15 Incredible Sides for Steak + How To Make Them!

Whoever invented steak was a genius. This food is super easy to make and super versatile! There are different side dishes for steak. You can pick one based on what you like and what you have at home.

Steak is basically a grilled/pan-fried slice of meat which is usually cooked with rosemary or garlic. The seasoning is super simple, just salt and pepper. It means that everyone can easily make steak at home as long as they got the basic tool and ingredients.

Now the real question is, how do you serve your steak?

I mean, you can eat it as is plainly but that doesn’t sound appealing enough for a family dinner. So, what to serve with steak?

There are different side dishes you can serve with steak. In this post, you can find several of them. Hopefully, you can pick a great idea that suits your taste and you can try it at home tonight.

Check out this list!

French Fries

what to serve with steak? french fries

Let’s begin with the easiest and probably most popular option. French fries are super easy and super quick to make (get the frozen shoestring at the supermarket and deep-fry it or air-fry it at home). So, if you’re too hungry for making a complicated side dish or you just want something that is super beginner-friendly, pair your steak with french fries.

Don’t forget the seasoning!

Ingredients

  • frozen fries
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • cooking spray for air fryer

How to make

  • AIR FRY: preheat the air fryer, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, place the frozen fries inside the air fryer, cook it for 20 minutes, toss it with salt and pepper
  • DEEP FRY: heat up a generous amount of oil inside a deep-fryer or deep frying pan, cook the frozen fries in it until golden brown, turn off the heat, transfer the fries into a bowl and remove the excess oil with paper towel, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper while it’s still warm

Baked Potato Wedges

what to serve with steak? baked potato wedges

If french fries sounds too casual for you, maybe you can try serving your steak with potato wedges. You don’t need fancy cooking appliances to make this simple dish. It’s so easy to make too!

Ingredients

  • russet potato
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • onion powder

How to make potato wedges

  • preheat the oven to 400 F, prepare baking sheets and line them with parchment paper
  • cut the potato into wedges: cut it into 2, and then cut each part into 3 (so 1 potato makes 6 pieces)
  • mix in a bowl: olive oil, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper
  • toss the potato wedges with the oil mixture
  • spread the potato wedges on the baking tray
  • bake for 30 minutes (don’t forget to flip the wedges during the baking process)
  • turn off the oven and serve the wedges

Mashed Potato

what to serve with steak? mashed potato

Potato is an amazing source of starch. And you can craft so many different dishes with it! One of the most delicious foods you can make with potatoes is mashed potato. It’s creamy and soft! And if you’ve got a food processor at home, you can make it quickly!

Ingredients

  • peeled potato (you can use russet or yukon gold)
  • minced garlic
  • butter
  • milk
  • salt and pepper

How to make mashed potato

  1. cut the potato into cubes
  2. boil the potato until fork tender
  3. in the meanwhile, using a sauce pan or pot, melt the butter with milk, right before the butter is fully melted, transfer to a bowl and set aside
  4. drain well the boiled potato
  5. place the potato on a pan over a low heat for a minute or two to remove the moisture (shake the pan a bit or just casually stir the potato)
  6. transfer to a bowl and mash the potato
  7. stir in the melted butter and milk
  8. season with salt and pepper
  9. serve

Twice Baked Potato

what to serve with steak? twice baked potato

ingredients

  • russet potato
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • chopped chives or leek
  • salt and pepper

how to make twice baked potato

  1. preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. prepare baking sheet
  3. wash and sscrub the potatoes under running water
  4. poke the potatoes skin using fork
  5. rub the potatoes with olive oil and salt
  6. place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for 1,5 hour
  7. remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool
  8. MAKE POTATO BOATS: slice the potatoes in half (lenghtwise) and scoop around half of the the insides into a bowl so they look like boats. you don’t want to scoop the inside too much because when the boat is too thin they can’t hold the stuffings well later
  9. in a bowl, mash the potato inside with butter, milk and sour cream
  10. add a pinch of salt and pepper
  11. use the mashed filling to stuff the potato “boats”
  12. sprinkle with cheddar cheese liberally
  13. turn down the heat of the oven into 375 F
  14. arrange the potatoes on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes
  15. remove from the oven and sprinkle with chives or leek
  16. serve

Mashed Sweet Potato

what to serve with steak? mashed sweet potato

Ingredients

  • peeled sweet potatoes
  • minced garlic
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped parsley

How to make mashed sweet potato

  1. cut the sweet potato into cubes
  2. using a pot or large saucepan, boil the potato until fork tender (around 10 mins)
  3. drain well
  4. mash the sweet potatoes using potato masher (or you can you food processor too!)
  5. stir in the garlic, butter, salt and pepper
  6. transfer to a bowl, add the parsley on top
  7. serve

Sweet Potato Fries

This could be a side dish or a great snack for the whole family! Look at the colour! They speak beta-carotene so loud! Beta-carotene doesn’t only provide beautiful color but also serves as a powerful antioxidant.

Anyway, to cook sweet potato “fries” you can actually deep-fry them OR you can bake them to be on the healthier side!

what to serve with steak? sweet potato fries

ingredients

  • peeled sweet potato
  • cold water
  • cornstarch
  • garlic powder
  • chili powder
  • salt and pepper

how to make sweet potato fries

  1. preheat the oven at 425 F
  2. prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  3. cut the sweet potato into long sticks
  4. soak the sweet potato sticks inside a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes
  5. drain and dry with paper towel
  6. in a separate bowl, mix cornstarch, garlic powder, chili powder, pepper
  7. coat the sweet potato with the seasoning (you can toss them inside a resealable bag
  8. arrange them on lined the baking sheet (make space between each stick)
  9. bake for 15 minutes
  10. flip the sweet potato sticks, place them back inside the oven for an additional 10 minutes
  11. remove from the oven, sprinkle with some salt
  12. serve

Grilled Corn

what to serve with steak? grilled corn

ingredients

  • whole corn
  • melted butter

how to make grilled corn

  1. preheat the BBQ grill (high heat)
  2. optional: divide the corn into big chunks (1 corn into 2-3 slices)
  3. directly place the corn onto the grill
  4. flip every minute
  5. when it’s fork tender, brush with the melted butter (make sure to cover it well)
  6. remove from the heat and serve

Cauliflower Puree

Alright, so this side dish can be a little bit technical, and probably not everyone got the time to prepare it BUT if you love cauliflower, you might want to try it one day. To make cauliflower puree, you will need a steamer pot and a food processor.

what to serve with steak? cauliflower puree

ingredients

  • cauliflower
  • chicken broth
  • butter
  • chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper

how to make cauliflower puree

  1. in a steamer pot, boil the chicken broth, salt and pepper
  2. cut the cauliflower into small chunks
  3. steam the cauliflower in the steamer pot
  4. after 20 minutes, turn off the heat
  5. transfer the cauliflower into the food processor
  6. add butter
  7. process it until it reaches your desired smoothness
  8. add salt and pepper
  9. sprinkle the chopped parsley on top and serve

Roasted Carrot

what to serve with steak? roasted carrot

Roasted carrots are, in our opinion, one of the most under-rated sides for steak that’s available. Often over-looked, these sweet and yummy addition is a healthy way to add some color to your plate… delicious!

Ingredients

  • peeled carrot
  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped thyme
  • chopped parsley

How to make roasted carrot

  1. preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. prepare baking sheets
  3. cut the carrot into long pieces
  4. in a bowl, mix together olive oil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper
  5. toss the carrot in it
  6. arrange the carrot on the baking sheet, cover with foil
  7. cook in the oven for 30 minutes
  8. remove the foil, place the carrot back in the oven for 15 minutes
  9. remove from the oven, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley
  10. serve

Arugula Salad

what to serve with steak? arugula salad

ingredients

  • washed and dried arugula
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon juice
  • a slice or wedge of lemon for garnish
  • shaved parmesan cheese

how to make arugula salad

  1. tear the arugula leaves, gather them in a bowl
  2. mix in a small bowl: olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
  3. pour the mixture to the arugula bowl and toss well
  4. add the shaved cheese and lemon wedge as topping
  5. serve

Grilled Peaches

what to serve with steak? grilled peaches

ingredients

  • pitted, halved peaches
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • honey
  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper

how to make grilled peaches

  • preheat the grill
  • in a bowl mix lemon juice, olive oil, honey, thyme, salt, and pepper
  • grill the peaches for 5 minutes or until they have some char (don’t forget to turn them once during the grilling)
  • remove from the grill
  • toss the peaches in the lemon juice mixture
  • serve

Sauteed Green Beans With Lemon And Garlic

what to serve with steak? sauteed green beans

ingredients

  • trimmed green beans
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • sliced lemon
  • salt and pepper

how to make sauteed green beans

  1. BLANCH THE BEANS FIRST: boil 1/2 cup of water in a cup, then add the green beans. After 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat and drain the green beans. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a pan on a medium heat, drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  3. Add the mince garlic and the green beans. Stir for a minute
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Grab the sliced lemon and squeeze the juice over the beans
  6. Turn off the heat
  7. Serve with the remaining slice of lemon

Grilled Tomatoes

what to serve with steak? grilled tomatoes

ingredients

  • halved tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

how to make grilled tomato

  • preheat the grill to medium-high heat
  • brush the grate with oil
  • brush each piece of tomato with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then place them onto the grill
  • let them sit for 3 minutes, then flip them and give them 3 more minutes. Do not overcook
  • remove from the heat and serve (you can add grated parmesan if you want!)

Grilled Pineapple

what to serve with steak? grilled pineapple

ingredients

  • peeled and cored pineapple
  • butter
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • cooking spray

how to make grilled pineapple

  1. prehat your grill pan, coat with cooking spray
  2. mix the butter + honey + cinnamon in a bowl
  3. slice the pineapple
  4. brush the pineapple slices with the butter mixture
  5. place the pineapple slices on the grill pan for 2-3 minutes per side
  6. turn off the heat
  7. serve

Seared Asparagus

And let’s end this list with the simplest idea and one of the “og” sides for steak: seared asparagus. Why simple? Because you can cook it together with your steak in 1 searing pan at one time. Cooking your steak with asparagus is not only time-saving but also a healthy idea since asparagus contains very low fat, low calorie, and a decent amount of fiber.

what to serve with steak? seared asparagus

ingredients

  • trimmed asparagus
  • salt and pepper

how to make seared asparagus

Basically, just place your trimmed asparagus next to your slice of steak on the pan and season them together with salt and pepper. You want to make sure that the asparagus is tender enough before removing it from the pan. You can serve your asparagus next to your steak (after giving 5-10 resting time for the steak).

What Goes With Steak?15 Steak Sides (+ How To Make Them!)

Recipe by Malvina

IDEAS

  • french fries

  • potato wedges

  • mashed potato

  • twice baked potato

  • mashed sweet potato

  • sweet potato fries

  • grilled corn

  • cauliflower puree

  • roasted carrot

  • arugula salad

  • grilled peaches

  • sauteed green beans with lemon and garlic

  • grilled tomatoes

  • grilled pineapple

  • seared asparagus

DIRECTIONS

  • Pick your favorite idea from the list
  • Gather the ingredients and prep the dish
  • Serve with your steak!

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