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This easy steak sides recipe features grilled asparagus, sweet and salty roasted corn, and grilled mushrooms. This recipe is a classic combination of ingredients that are bound to make any steak lover’s mouth water. If you want a cold steak side, try classic potato salad, strawberry salad, Caprese salad, and coleslaw.

Everybody loves a steak dinner, but thinking of a side dish can be difficult. That’s why this whopping steak sides list will be your best friend every night of the week.

From creamy mashed potatoes to savory fried rice, you can pair your steak with almost anything, as long as it’s tasty, and these recipes are! 

If you’re into salads, try some light and fresh options, but if you want a hefty meal, head for the potato-themed dishes. 

So pick up some sirloin, New York strip, or tenderloin and get cooking!  

Quick Table: Steak Sides

Recipes Calories (Per Serving) 
Preparation Time 
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes58035 Min
Roasted Carrots 132 50 Min
Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes 161 50 Min
Oven Baked Sweet Potato16455 Min
Classic Mashed Potatoes & Gravy270  25 Min
Mexican Corn Salad 21520 Min
Roasted Artichokes 576 35 Min
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans 100 25 Min
Slow Cooker German Potato Salad 25842 Min
Classic Potato Salad 28045 Min
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 478 3 Hrs
Mac and Cheese 665 35 Min
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts 14830 Min
Roasted Okra 101 14 Min
Fluffy Fried Rice 37425 Min
Rosemary Potatoes 218 20 Min
Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls 130 1 Hr 50 Min
Fluffy Southern Biscuits 276 37 Min
Baked Sweet Potato Fries 215 25 Min
Sauteed Asparagus 101 10 Min
Potatoes Au Gratin 167 1 Hr 45 Min
Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms 89 15 Min
Classic Coleslaw 176 30 Min
Potatoes Lyonnaise 401 35 Min
Potato Gnocchi 25020 Min
Steamed Veggies 100 20 Min
Roasted Broccoli114 25 Min
Twice Baked Potatoes4271 Hr 40 Min
Stir Fried Snow Peas 6515 Min
Classic Crispy French Fries 204 3 Hrs 25 Min
Stuffed Peppers 4051 Hr 20 Min
Creamed Spinach16525 Min
Caesar Salad38535 Min
Mediterranean Salad 257 5 Min
Crispy Onion Rings 58125 Min
Mediterranean Cauliflower 110 30 Min
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers 19850 Min
Garlic Cauliflower Rice 5225 Min
Roasted Honey Sweet Potatoes 15030 Min
Bacon Avocado Salad 183 15 Min
Classic BLT Salad 36425 Min
Hasselback Potatoes 226 1 Hr 10 Min
Roasted Corn on the Cob199 35 Min
Spinach Orzo Salad 280 20 Min
Arugula and Roasted Carrots Salad 2475 Min
Crispy Leaf Potatoes 6011 Hr 40 Min
Garlic Parsnip Puree24950 Min
Herb Couscous 219 20 Min
Classic Polenta 322 35 Min
Oven Roasted Cauliflower 12435 Min
Creamy Pumpkin Soup 24350 Min
Caprese Pasta Salad 35925 Min
Green Bean Casserole 159 1 Hr 30 Min
Corn Casserole 6821 Hr 10 Min
Black Eyed Peas Salad 174 15 Min
Chickpea Cucumber Salad 18210 Min
Cheesy Broccoli Bake283 35 Min
Oven Roasted Zucchini 77 30 Min
Parmesan Pasta 47220 Min
Fettuccine Alfredo526 15 Min
Tortellini Carbonara 749 20 Min
Spinach & Rigatoni Bake65350 Min
Creamy Linguine424 30 Min
Hash Brown Casserole 66450 Min
Sunny Side Eggs & Hash 188 30 Min
Cheesy Grits 41125 Min
Stuffed Mushrooms 390 37 Min
Spinach Mushroom Quinoa 449 30 Min
Vermicelli Pasta Salad 359 2 Hrs 19 Min
Cheese Stuffed Shells 435  1 Hr
Spinach Lasagna 3642 Hrs
Pasta Primavera 415 30 Min
Cheesy Baked Ziti 693 1 Hr 10 Min
Brussel Sprout Salad 112 30 Min
Wedge Salad 45012 Hrs 10 Min
Instant Pot Refried Beans 3601 Hr 55 Min
Butternut Squash Soup 14150 Min
Spaghetti Squash 316 45 Min
Shaved Fennel Salad 256 15 Min
Strawberry Salad249 20 Min
Southern Succotash27840 Min

1. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

It’s a classic for a reason. Steak and potatoes always go well together, thanks to the tender meatiness of the steak and the crispy softness of the potatoes. To avoid the mess that comes with frying, roast your potatoes with a savory garlic parmesan coating. 

Regarding potatoes, go for a firm one that holds its shape like red skin, russet or Irish.

Calories Per Serving: 580 

Preparation Time: 35 Min 

2. Roasted Carrots

What’s better than a Sunday sirloin steak with your friends? A sweet and sticky side of roasted carrots. These carrots deliver the crunch without calories as a healthier alternative to chips or potato wedges. The sweet caramelized glaze enhances the carrot’s natural sweetness, and the rosemary adds a layer of flavor. 

If you want, you can shave the carrots, but I’ve found that it adds extra texture as long as you thoroughly wash your carrots. If you’re feeling adventurous, toss purple or white carrots in the mix. 

Calories Per Serving: 132

Preparation Time: 50 Min 

3. Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes 

Potatoes and steak are a match made in heaven but if you’re tired of plain wedges, try these mashed potatoes. First, you’ll need to pre-boil your potatoes, especially if they’re firm. Next, coat them in oil and seasoning and pop them in the oven. Once halfway cooked, smash them and add your cheese and bacon. 

I like a three-cheese blend with a heavy emphasis on cheddar and crispy bacon. Serve with creamy avocado crema. 

Calories Per Serving: 161

Preparation Time: 50 Min

4. Oven Baked Sweet Potato

Hearty, filling, and full of flavor, baked sweet potatoes are ideal for a quick evening dinner with a Salisbury steak. It’s an affordable way to stay full, and when you pack on the cream, butter, and chives, you’ve got a dish that practically makes itself. 

To match the potato’s natural sweetness, add some salt, black pepper, and cinnamon. Top with a dollop of sour cream, and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 164

Preparation Time: 55 Min

5. Classic Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

If you thought mashed potatoes were just for Thanksgiving, think again. This creamy blend of potatoes, butter, salt, spices, and cream will always be a comforting taste. You can pass on the gravy if your steak has a heavy sauce. 

If not, whip up some gravy from the juice residue your steak creates. Serve with a fresh parsley garnish

Calories Per Serving: 270

Preparation Time: 25 Min

6. Mexican Corn Salad 

Spicy, sweet, and creamy, this corn salad is refreshing. It will take you to the streets of Mexico or a food fair in California. This loose version of the classic Mexican Elote uses the same ingredients, including mayonnaise and parmesan cheese

If you want to try something new, cut your steak against the grain and mix it with your corn salad. Then, wrap both into a soft wheat or corn tortilla and enjoy!  

Calories Per Serving: 215

Preparation Time: 20 Min

7. Roasted Artichokes 

Artichokes are underrated as a steak side, and they get a bad rep for being difficult. Still, this recipe takes the fuss out of this fun vegetable. If you’ve got some fresh spring artichokes lying around, clean them up and roast them in the oven. 

The lemon pepper sauce adds a zing that marries well with a lightly seasoned steak and a glass of red wine.  

Calories Per Serving: 576

Preparation Time: 35 Min

8. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

These green beans are the perfect match for your New York strip steak and are crunchy, fresh, and golden brown. Thanks to some buttery garlic sauce, sharp parmesan, and black pepper, you’ll have a healthy side snack in less than thirty minutes. 

Garnish your green beans with parsley and a little extra parmesan cheese. If you’re having a dinner party, these turn out amazingly even when cooked in bulk. 

Calories Per Serving: 100 

Preparation Time: 25 Min

9. Slow Cooker German Potato Salad 

Unlike traditional American potato salad, this German version is warm and peppery with a dash of tang and zest. What’s better, you can make this salad in a slow cooker or instant pot and save time and effort. 

Toss some celery, potatoes, eggs, onions, and fluffy dressing in your cooker. Be sure to cook the bacon first to get that crisp finish. Let your potatoes cool slightly before mixing everything together.  

Calories Per Serving: 258

Preparation Time: 42 Min

10. Classic Potato Salad 

After highlighting the popular German version, it’s time to pay homage to this classic. American potato salad is creamy, dense, and fully customizable. We’ve got salad staples like mayonnaise, onions, pepper, celery, eggs, and pickles. The rest is up to you. 

I love adding a tang with capers, but if the flavor is too strong for you, add some lemon zest or a splash of white vinegar. Be sure to let it cool for two hours before serving. 

Calories Per Serving: 280 

Preparation Time: 45 Min

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11. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

Scalloped potatoes are like a creamy, starchy lasagna filled with crispy-edged slices and gooey, melted cheese. Pump up the flavor with some caramelized onions. They bring on this layer of sweetness, texture, and taste that’s hard to beat. 

To ensure your potatoes don’t overcook, avoid parboiling them. Instead, cut relatively thin slices with a knife instead of a potato shredder.

Calories Per Serving: 478

Preparation Time: 3 Hrs

12. Mac And Cheese 

There’s nothing like some warm, gooey homemade mac and cheese and a juicy steak to accompany it. What’s excellent about mac and cheese is that it doesn’t take long to make. You can throw in simple ingredients, pop it in the oven, and in 15 minutes, have dinner ready. 

To speed up the oven baking process, boil your pasta for one minute before popping it into the oven with your cheese, bechamel sauce, and spices. Once cooked, let your mac and cheese cool and serve warm. 

Calories Per Serving: 665

Preparation Time: 35 Min

13. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts 

An air fryer is a miracle machine. You’ll have crispy, perfectly cooked Brussel sprouts with little oil or traditional heat. The sweet and spicy sriracha maple syrup and garlic marinade coat each sprout, creating the perfect frying agent for these crispy pops of flavor. 

Use a light oil like olive when cooking with the air fryer, and check on your sprouts once in a while to ensure they don’t overcook. 

Calories Per Serving: 148

Preparation Time: 30 Min

14. Roasted Okra 

Okra can be tricky to newcomers, and some don’t enjoy its slimy texture when made into soup. To avoid intimidation, try dry roasting this popular vegetable in the oven with some spices and a light oil coating. You’ve got a crispy dish in 15 minutes or less. 

Ensure your okra is fresh, washed, and dried before cooking to get the best results. Then, add some cayenne for an extra kick of spice. 

Calories Per Serving: 101 

Preparation Time: 14 Min

15. Fluffy Fried Rice

Who doesn’t love simple fried rice with soy sauce and veggies to go along with your steak dinner? With some bacon, eggs, carrots, peas, and sauce, your rice will taste better than the takeout version. The hoisin sauce can be found at most grocery stores. 

With fried rice, it’s best to start with boiled, cooked rice that’s a few hours or even a day old. Then, serve with a rich steak sauce, and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 374

Preparation Time: 25 Min

16. Rosemary Potatoes 

Simple, tasty, and filling, these rosemary potatoes are the quintessential steak companion. For a rustic finish, cook these potatoes whole, poking holes in them to ensure the center is fully cooked. Use small russet, red, or Yukon gold potatoes, as they’ll cook faster. 

Add rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, and your favorite seasonings and toss them in with the oil-coated potatoes. Bake until the skin pulls away from the potato and serve while hot. 

Calories Per Serving: 218

Preparation Time: 20 Min

17. Cheesy Garlic Dinner Rolls 

Soft, airy, and full of cheesy goodness, these are not your average dinner rolls. But, whether new to baking or a pro, this side dish is as easy as they come. Pro-tip, let your rolls proof in a warm location before baking. This will encourage the yeast to feed on the sugars in the dough and expand your bread. 

Serve with a warm, thick gravy or soup and a tender rib-eye or sirloin steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 130

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 50 Min

18. Fluffy Southern Biscuits

These fluffy treats are made with baking powder instead of yeast, making them even easier to throw together. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, butter, and buttermilk is all you need. 

To create those classic flaky layers, use chilled and cubed butter and incorporate it into your dough, creating a semi-dry ball. Once cooked, top your biscuits with butter or honey and serve warm. 

Calories Per Serving: 276

Preparation Time: 37 Min

19. Baked Sweet Potato Fries 

Regular steak and fries are great, but the sweet potato version adds versatility, texture, and taste that works seamlessly with salty, savory steak slices. Salty and crispy, they’re twice as filling as regular fries. 

Use sweet potatoes with a light or dark orange interior to get the best results. The white sweet potatoes are starchier and will fall apart easier. 

Calories Per Serving: 215

Preparation Time: 25 Min

20. Sauteed Asparagus 

This delicacy will always work best with simple flavors and light ingredients. Butter, spices, and salt are enough to enhance the natural elements of the beloved vegetable.  

You can keep the asparagus stems long or cut them into smaller pieces for a larger get-together. The smaller pieces will cook faster, so keep that in mind. 

Calories Per Serving: 101

Preparation Time: 10 Min

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21. Potatoes Au Gratin 

A close friend to scalloped potatoes, au gratin, is a popular steak side dish that’s more of a casserole with a lot of cheese. So what’s the difference? Where Scalloped potatoes are made with flour, butter, and milk bechamel, au gratin is all about the butter, cream, and cheese. 

It’s more decadent, which means you and your guests will walk away with full stomachs. The method is the same, but you can add your own seasoning blend and make a signature au gratin.  

Calories Per Serving: 167

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 45 Min

22. Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms 

It seems like garlic butter and veggies are best friends. You have magic when you throw them together in a pan and saute them. That’s the case with these tender mushrooms. You can use either white, cremini, or baby Bella mushrooms, as they all have similar textures. 

For the best results, wash your mushrooms and pat them dry before pan-frying. Garnish with fresh parsley, and enjoy.  

Calories Per Serving: 89

Preparation Time: 15 Min

23. Classic Coleslaw 

Sometimes keeping it simple with classic coleslaw is all you need to enhance your steak dinner. Using a white and purple cabbage mix diversifies the flavor profile and adds color to your creative salad. Add some grated carrots, and you’ve got American coleslaw.

The dressing is a simple blend of honey, mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and seasoning. Have this on top of your steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 176

Preparation Time: 30 Min

24. Potatoes Lyonnaise

Think of these as an extra thick, crispy potato chip with an abundance of caramelized onions and warm spices. To achieve the thin, crispy lyonnaise cut, use the same method as the scalloped potatoes recipe. The only difference is that the potatoes are parboiled to ensure they cook thoroughly. 

This french potato side dish takes less than thirty minutes and can be made in less than thirty minutes. Serve with a heavy steak sauce

Calories Per Serving: 401

Preparation Time: 35 Min

25. Potato Gnocchi 

Gnocchi is a creative way to reinvent your potato side dish, but it can take a long time to make. That’s why you will be obsessed with this quick version of the popular potato noodle dish. You can have the dough ready in minutes by using instant potato flakes. 

To add flavor to the potato flakes, use heavy butter, salt, black pepper, and parmesan cheese. Drain the gnocchi from the pot and serve hot with steak and sauce. 

Calories Per Serving: 250 

Preparation Time: 20 Min

26. Steamed Veggies 

If you’ve never steamed your veggies, you’re missing out. Not only is it the healthiest way to cook your food, but it’s also surprisingly tasty. Of course, the veggie selection is up to you, but I suggest going with veggies that have the same tenderness so that they cook at once. 

Asparagus, green beans, carrots, and squash pair well perfectly. Once steamed, sprinkle some sea salt and olive oil to garnish. 

Calories Per Serving: 100

Preparation Time: 20 Min

27. Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is a classic vegetable that pairs well with almost any savory protein, thanks to the firm stem and flowery top. Toss your cleaned broccoli in a honey mustard and oil sauce and pop them in the oven for around 20 minutes or until the broccoli tops are golden brown. 

Calories Per Serving: 114

Preparation Time: 25 Min

28. Twice Baked Potatoes

Regular baked potatoes just won’t cut it anymore! So this new and improved twice-baked delight is where it’s at. With a cheesy, bacon-filled center and crispy crust, there’s no way you’d go back to the original after tasting this. 

When it comes to potatoes, russet is king. It’s firm enough to hold its shape and incorporates other flavors well. Serve warm with fresh lemonade, and enjoy! 

Calories Per Serving: 427

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 40 Min

29. Stir-Fried Snow Peas 

Want a little Asian cuisine fusion with your steak? Try these stir-fried snow peas. With little prep time, you’ll have these crunchy veggies ready in 15 minutes. Simply toss your snow peas in olive oil, minced garlic, and pan-fried until tender and crispy, which should take around 12 minutes. 

You can add carrots to the mix; just make sure you dice them julienne style for quick cooking. 

Calories Per Serving: 65

Preparation Time: 15 Min

30. Classic Crispy French Fries 

Steak isn’t just for fancy five-star restaurants. It pairs just as well with classic golden french fries and a giant milkshake. To get that crunchy exterior, deep fry your potatoes twice. The first time is to cook the inside, while the second round requires high oil temperatures to shock the fries into a golden brown color. 

You can leave the skin on for extra crunch and flavor or peel it off for a clean, restaurant-ready look. 

Calories Per Serving: 204

Preparation Time: 3 Hrs 25 Min

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31. Stuffed Peppers

Warm, nutritious, and simply delicious, these stuffed peppers are a classic recipe everyone should have in their arsenal. All you need are some red and yellow peppers, rice, veggies, and a little time in the oven to finish things off. 

The rice is pre-cooked so when you place your stuffed peppers in the oven, be sure to cover them with foil for the first 30 minutes, giving time for the pepper cups to catch up. Serve with a Salisbury or tenderloin steak.  

Calories Per Serving: 405

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 20 Min

32. Creamed Spinach

This dish converted me into a spinach lover as a kid. The sauce is so creamy and decadent that you forget you’re eating a nutritious leafy green! Let your greens simmer down before adding the cream for a smooth yet textured spinach blend. You can use dairy or coconut cream. 

Personally, I prefer coconut cream as it adds extra flavor.  

Calories Per Serving: 165

Preparation Time: 25 Min

33. Caesar Salad

For the longest time, I thought I could only get good caesar salad at restaurants. I was wrong. This crispy crouton, fresh lettuce, and smooth sauce salad is just as good at home. I suggest using sturdy bread like sourdough or baguette. 

Let your garlic sauce croutons bake until hard and crunchy, and if you want to use more later, bake them in bulk. 

Calories Per Serving: 385

Preparation Time: 35 Min

34. Mediterranean Salad 

Also known as greek salad, this seaside treat is the perfect pairing when you want to take a trip to the land of sun and sea without leaving your kitchen. With just six ingredients, namely bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, olives, and feta, it’s a simple way to spice up your meals. 

Serve this chilled salad with a slice of steak and red wine. 

Calories Per Serving: 257

Preparation Time: 5 Min

35. Crispy Onion Rings 

If you want that steakhouse feeling from home, try these deliciously crispy coated onion rings, and you’ll be immediately hooked on their flavor! To get the best results, use white onions, as purple onions are significantly bitter, and leave a purple tint that will discolor your onion rings.  

The batter is pretty simple, and you can oven-bake these and pan-fry them. Dig in! 

Calories Per Serving: 581

Preparation Time: 25 Min

36. Mediterranean Cauliflower 

Cauliflower is finally getting all of the love it deserves as a superfood. Not only does it take on the flavor of anything you pair it with, but it bakes, fries and grills beautifully. It’s also readily available and filling. 

Thanks to the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and seasoning, you get a fresh Mediterranean take on this fluffy, white delight. Serve with your steak and dressing. 

Calories Per Serving: 110 

Preparation Time: 30 Min

37. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers 

Everything tastes better wrapped in bacon, and these jalapenos are no exception. In addition, you won’t have to worry about spice, as the seeds are removed and replaced with cream and cheddar cheese.  

Since this meal is a little indulgent, I suggest going for a lean cut of steaks such as sirloin tip side or top round steak. It will cut the calories brought on by the bacon. 

Calories Per Serving: 198

Preparation Time: 50 Min

38. Garlic Cauliflower Rice

We all love steak dinners, but they can get calorie-dense. That’s why cauliflower rice is a great way to enjoy your protein without going overboard. The great thing about this is you can make your own at home. 

I like to use two cauliflower heads and prepare a bulk amount. Cut the cauliflower and roast in the oven for ten minutes. Fine chop the cauliflower in a processor, and boom, you’ve got dinner! 

Calories Per Serving: 52

Preparation Time: 25 Min

39. Roasted Honey Sweet Potatoes 

This southern delight is often revisited during Thanksgiving, but you can treat yourself all year round. Coated in honey and cinnamon and roasted to perfection, they’re a great alternative to the classic roasted white potato. 

For a kid-friendly option, peel off the skins before roasting. The skin can be tough sometimes, so adjust the recipe according to your preferences.  

Calories Per Serving: 150

Preparation Time: 30 Min

40. Bacon Avocado Salad 

Bacon and avocado have to be my favorite combination. I have it on my morning toast, but I found out that it works great as a salad and steak combo. It’s all so simple. Get some ripe avocado, tomatoes, red onions, spices, and crispy bacon. Chop them up and toss them together.  

That’s it! Enjoy on top of your steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 183

Preparation Time: 15 Min

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41. Classic BLT Salad 

The BLT is a classic for a reason. It’s crispy, simple, and packed with savory flavor. This recipe offers even more texture with the addition of a greek yogurt dressing and chunky avocado. 

Pro-tip, add the croutons right before you serve your salad to prevent them from getting soggy in the fridge. 

Calories Per Serving: 364

Preparation Time: 25 Min


42. Hasselback Potatoes 

Crispy, perfectly seasoned, and simple to make, this roasted potato variation is one of my favorites. You can transform russet potatoes into delicious side dishes with a bit of oil and sea salt. 

To get the best results, cook these low and slow with the skin on. The skin will create this spine-like shape and keep the structure of the potato. 

Calories Per Serving: 226

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 10 Min

43. Roasted Corn On The Cob

Corn on the cob will always be a summer treat worth cooking weekly. It’s a soft, savory, refreshing snack that doubles as a side dish with your favorite cut of steak. The natural sweetness of the corn mixed with the savory seasonings and oil gives you a punch of flavor without complicated ingredients. 

 Sprinkle some butter, herbs, and salt on top, and enjoy! 

Calories Per Serving: 199

Preparation Time: 35 Min

44. Spinach Orzo Salad 

Orzo has to be one of the most interesting kinds of pasta out there. It looks like long grain rice yet behaves like spaghetti. Regardless, it’s a tasty carb option that can be transformed into a light salad with some spinach and feta cheese. 

When it comes to dressing this orzo salad, keep it simple. All you need is some olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Serve with steak and wine. 

Calories Per Serving: 280

Preparation Time: 20 Min

45. Arugula And Roasted Carrots Salad

Tart and slightly spicy, Arugula is a great salad base that needs more praise. This roasted carrot and arugula spring salad can be assembled in five minutes and utilizes fresh and nutritious veggies that complement one another. 

The pine nuts and feta cheese increase the flavor and texture profile, giving off a warm, nutty taste. Serve with fatty steak and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 247

Preparation Time: 5 Min

46. Crispy Leaf Potatoes 

Have you ever had oven-baked potato chips? If not, here’s your chance. These wafer-thin potato leaves are layered against each other, creating a bouquet of crispy, starchy delicacies that will be devoured in minutes.

Layering your slices can get pretty meticulous so take your time. To get the best results, use a mandoline slicer to create the perfect thickness. 

Calories Per Serving: 601

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 40 Min

47. Garlic Parsnip Puree

Parsnips are the spicier, more textured version of carrots, and most people don’t know how to get them to shine. All that changes with this parsnip puree. The flavor comes from garlic, parsnip, thyme, milk, and butter. Feel free to add your favorite seasonings. 

It’s a great mashed potato substitute and works as a side dish for heavier steaks.  

Calories Per Serving: 249

Preparation Time: 50 Min

48. Herb Couscous 

For the longest time, I was confused with Couscous. But when you cook it right and pair it with a saucy steak, you get a crisp, fresh salad filled with juicy tomatoes, sweet raisins, and crunchy cucumber. The Couscous can be prepared in an instant pot or rice cooker. 

Alternatively, you could use a sauce pot and cook the Couscous in salt water for around 10 minutes. Serve chilled and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 219

Preparation Time: 20 Min

49. Classic Polenta 

Who doesn’t love a creamy Italian side dish that is meant to be enjoyed with a tender protein? Polenta is a staple in Italy and will become a weekly choice after trying this recipe. Mix your polenta with a whisk to avoid lumps, and slowly incorporate the corn flour. 

For the perfect marriage between protein and starch, roast your steak. The smoky flavor will result in a rustic Italian dish. 

Calories Per Serving: 322

Preparation Time: 35 Min

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50. Oven Roasted Cauliflower 

Simple, straightforward, and tasty, these oven-roasted cauliflowers taste almost like chicken nuggets! The crispy edges and spices almost make you forget that it’s a low-calorie, low-carb, gluten-free option that works with all diet types. 

You can cut large slices of cauliflower, roast them and serve your steak on top, or go for smaller pieces that will be served alongside your steak. Either way, I can guarantee a satisfying meal. 

Calories Per Serving: 124

Preparation Time: 35 Min

51. Creamy Pumpkin Soup 

Warm, nutty, and full of nutritious goodness, this smooth pumpkin soup is perfect for fall or winter. Consider serving this at your next Christmas dinner alongside a roasted sirloin steak and gravy. Enhanced with sweet potato, this vegan soup is naturally thick. 

The pumpkin and sweet potato take around 40 minutes to roast in the oven, but after that, it’s a quick blend away from the dinner table. Garnish with parsley or cilantro and serve with rosemary steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 243

Preparation Time: 50 Min

52. Caprese Pasta Salad 

Known for its lightness and refreshing taste, Caprese pasta salad is one of those cold pasta blends you can’t get enough off. Using either elbow or bowtie pasta, boil your noodles, wait for them to cook, and toss them in a bowl with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, and oil. Add salt and black pepper to taste. 

 Any short pasta will work fine if you don’t have elbow or bow pasta on hand. Serve cold and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 359

Preparation Time: 25 Min

53. Green Bean Casserole 

This classic American traybake is often labeled as bland and tasteless, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The green beans are crispy, bread crumbs are golden brown, and the cream is soft and velvety smooth. The mushrooms add an extra layer of protein and crunch. 

I insist on using fresh green beans as they consistently outperform the canned version. Serve your casserole warm with steak and gravy. 

Calories Per Serving: 159

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 30 Min

54. Corn Casserole

Want a little variety in your casserole menu? Try this corn version of the classic green bean casserole. Like the recipe above, I suggest using freshly shucked corn off the cob instead of the canned stuff. It just tastes better. The bacon, cheese, and cream don’t hurt, either. 

Spice it up your way with a bit of black pepper, cayenne, and fresh parsley. 

Calories Per Serving: 682

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 10 Min

55. Black Eyed Peas Salad 

Bean salads are often underrated, but they can be just as tasty and filling as their pasta and spinach counterparts. Black-eyed peas work as a fantastic base for this light yet filling salad. If you’re using canned beans, be sure to drain them of any liquid before tossing your salad. 

Freshly beans work just as well, but the boiling will add to your preparation time. Serve cold with a light dressing. 

Calories Per Serving: 174

Preparation Time: 15 Min

56. Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Chickpeas are a super legume that has grown in popularity thanks to hummus. But you can use them as a salad base and enjoy the nutritional benefits. With cold sliced cucumber, fresh tomatoes, and red onions, it’s more like an enhanced pico de gayo. 

Pro-tip cut off the seeds and center of your tomatoes before dicing them. This trick prevents a soggy salad. 

Calories Per Serving: 182

Preparation Time: 10 Min

57. Cheesy Broccoli Bake

There’s nothing better than nutritious broccoli baked in gooey, bubbly cheddar cheese and silky cream cheese sauce. The great thing about a broccoli bake is that you get fresh bursts of veggie goodness with a bit of indulgence tossed in. I like to use seasoned cheddar as it offers more flavor, but mozzarella works just fine. 

Slice your broccoli florets into bite-size pieces to cut the cooking time in half, and serve while the cheese is still warm. 

Calories Per Serving: 283

Preparation Time: 35 Min

58. Oven Roasted Zucchini 

Much like carrots and green beans, zucchini can be a great potato substitute for the carb conscious. But, even if you aren’t watching your calories, zucchini tastes great when oven roasted! Slice your zucchini into wedges and toss the slices in a parmesan, Italian seasoning, and oil blend. 

Pop in the oven and roast for 12 minutes before broiling for around three minutes. Serve with your favorite steak and a cold drink. 

Calories Per Serving: 77

Preparation Time: 30 Min

59. Parmesan Pasta

Now it’s time to separate the power of a pasta side dish! This perfect rigatoni dish comes with a creamy parmesan white sauce and a 20-minute timer. For the sauce, you’ll need broth, whole milk, seasoning, butter, and of course, parmesan. Avoid the pre-grated version as it has a synthetic coating that distorts the consistency. 

If you don’t have rigatoni, go for any tubed or short pasta. 

Calories Per Serving: 472

Preparation Time: 20 Min

60. Fettuccine Alfredo

There’s no way we’d miss out on this Italian classic. Fettuccine is made with fettuccine or a flat pasta of your choice and a smooth sauce. You’ll need butter, cream cheese, whipping cream, minced garlic, grated parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. 

If you want to add onions, you can, but the acidity can sometimes interfere with the creamy consistency. Once the sauce is ready, toss in your boiled noodles and stir until incorporated. Serve while hot.  

Calories Per Serving: 526

Preparation Time: 15 Min

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61. Tortellini Carbonara 

Yet another 20 minute meal that requires little to no prep, Tortellini carbonara is only made more flavorful by adding crispy bacon bits! But it’s not just about the bacon. This recipe has some fresh peas, parsley, and lemon juice to help it along. 

When it comes to tortellini, I’d rather buy it at the store to save time, but you can make it fresh. Simply toss your ingredients in a saucepan and get cooking. 

Calories Per Serving: 749

Preparation Time: 20 Min

62. Spinach & Rigatoni Bake

Ricotta and spinach are a match made in heaven, so you’ll love this cheesy spinach, sausage, and rigatoni bake. It incorporates all of the things you love about lasagna and amplifies it by taking away the tedious layering process. 

This dish is a bit on the heavy side, so go for a light steak option, or better yet, incorporate the steak strips into your rigatoni bake. 

Calories Per Serving: 653

Preparation Time: 50 Min

63. Creamy Linguine

Tender, al dente Linguine coated in a tangy, sun-dried tomato and cream sauce. Sounds like perfection, right? Well, you can have it at home with an excellent cut of steak and a summer drink in no time. All you need is half and half cream, garlic, spices, sun-dried tomatoes, and 30 minutes. 

Pro-tip, Linguine is a flat version of spaghetti, so if you don’t have any lying around the house, this recipe works just as fine with classic spaghetti

Calories Per Serving: 424

Preparation Time: 30 Min

64. Hash Brown Casserole

When I think hash browns, I think breakfast, but this recipe flips that idea on its head. This cheesy treat is perfect for your next steak night, as it’s an instant hit with kids and adults, and it’s one of those recipes you can “set and forget.” Plus, you only need six ingredients! 

I like to use store-bought, frozen hash browns when in a hurry. Be sure to thaw them before cooking, as they can get soggy otherwise.   

Calories Per Serving: 664

Preparation Time: 50 Min

65. Sunny Side Eggs & Hash 

Ever heard of a steak and egg breakfast? Well, this is it. The heavy combination is often associated with hangovers, but I serve this as part of my Sunday brunch. The recipe uses sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes in the hash to switch things up. 

Save your eggs for last, as they lose their appeal once they go cold. Then, you can cook them on the same skillet where you prepared your steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 188

Preparation Time: 30 Min

66. Cheesy Grits 

Welcome to America’s version of Italian polenta. These cheesy grits belong in a five-star breakfast diner. They’re that good. Cheesy, buttery, and super silky, these grits are best served warm with a side of gravy-soaked steak

Like with polenta, stir your grits with a whisk to eliminate any lumps. Top your bowl of grits with a sprinkling of grated cheese and enjoy.  

Calories Per Serving: 411

Preparation Time: 25 Min

67. Stuffed Mushrooms 

With a little spiced sausage, cheese, and portobello mushroom, you’ll have a tender steak side that delivers on flavor. If you don’t want too much protein, skip the sausage and make a vegetarian option with diced carrots in the center. 

The great thing about these stuffed mushrooms is you can make them on a cast iron skillet. Once the mushrooms are cooked, toss them in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese slightly browns. 

Calories Per Serving: 390

Preparation Time: 37 Min

68. Spinach Mushroom Quinoa 

Quinoa has long been a staple in the middle east and Mediterranean regions. Still, it’s so good that you’ll be adding it to your pantry collection in no time. We’re turning this humble grain into a spinach and mushroom salad base this time. 

High in fiber, low in carbs, and tastier than a plain iceberg salad, you don’t need much to recreate this magic. Just spinach, mushrooms, garlic, butter, olive oil, green onions, butter, and quinoa. Top your salad with freshly seared steak and enjoy.

Calories Per Serving: 449 

Preparation Time: 30 Min

69. Vermicelli Pasta Salad 

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always been a fan of vermicelli noodles. It was only until I learned how to cook them that I fell in love with their unique texture and taste. To get the best results, cook it in boiling water for five minutes, then remove it from the heat. 

Once cooled, combine seasoned salt, lemon juice, and olive oil and chill for two hours. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve immediately. 

Calories Per Serving: 359

Preparation Time: 2 Hrs 19 Min

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70. Cheese Stuffed Shells

Lasagna comes in so many different shapes, methods, and sizes, and this stuffed shell version is easily your favorite when it comes to shareable meals. Stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella and doused in a savory red sauce, it’s always a crowd favorite. 

Go for any jumbo pasta shell or tube and parboil them before stuffing them with the cheese, parmesan, and ricotta filling. 

Calories Per Serving: 435

Preparation Time: 1 Hr

71. Spinach Lasagna 

Noodles, smooth sauteed spinach, marinara sauce, and a three-cheese blend come together to create this leveled-up lasagna that will taste great with a lean steak strip and some red wine. Since the lasagna is vegetarian, go for a fatty t-bone steak. 

Be sure to squeeze the excess juice from your sauteed spinach before adding it to the lasagna.

Calories Per Serving: 364

Preparation Time: 2 Hrs

72. Pasta Primavera 

Light, satisfying, and full of colorful veggies, this is a side dish that’s Instagram-worthy. It looks like art, thanks to bell peppers, carrots, red onions, broccoli, yellow squash, tomatoes, and zucchini. 

For the best results, use a medium-length pasta like penne. Be sure to save half a cup of pasta water to incorporate with the primavera dish while cooking. 

Calories Per Serving: 415

Preparation Time: 30 Min

73. Cheesy Baked Ziti 

Baked ziti is a timeless dinner option that will never go out of style, thanks to the chunky meat sauce, melted cheese, and simple pasta flavors. If you want to save on time, opt for store-bought marinara, but if you love the taste of homemade sauce, go ahead and get creative!

Enjoy your ziti with light steak and crispy garlic bread.  

Calories Per Serving: 693

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 10 Min

74. Brussel Sprout Salad 

Brussel sprouts are back and tastier than ever. If you’re weary of these mini cabbages because they were made terribly at your grandma’s house, don’t judge the vegetable by its reputation. It’s so tasty, especially when shredded and smothered in mustard and parmesan sauce. 

You can either shred the sports or finely chop them. Still, shredding prevents bruising or accidents while cutting such a small, slippery vegetable. 

Calories Per Serving: 112

Preparation Time: 30 Min

75. Wedge Salad 

Running on a tight schedule? While your steak is on the skillet, whip up this simple iceberg wedge salad. Slice up your head of lettuce into quarters and toss in some blue cheese dressing, bacon bits, fresh cherry tomatoes, and red onions. 

Once assembled, serve chilled with your steak and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 450

Preparation Time: 12 Hrs 10 Min

76. Instant Pot Refried Beans 

After making this instant pot version, you will never buy canned refried beans again. It’s a simple “set and forget” recipe that tastes better the longer it takes to cook. The beans absorb the spices and broth beautifully, creating a balanced savory puree. 

Go for a creamy bean like pinto or navy, and rinse the beans twice if you’re using a canned version. Serve warm with a sprinkling of grated cheese and Salisbury steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 360

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 55 Min

77. Butternut Squash Soup 

Butternut squash soup will always be my go-to comfort soup. The warm nuttiness, slight sweetness, and overall smoothness make it a great side dish for a light steak and a cold day. Of course, you can boil your squash, but roasting it enhances the natural flavors and leaves a tasty aftertaste. 

Calories Per Serving: 141

Preparation Time: 50 Min

78. Spaghetti Squash 

Looking to go gluten-free? You don’t have to give up pasta. Just try this spaghetti squash that’s packed with flavor and easy to make. All you need is a giant squash cut in half. Set the cut side up, season it, flip over, and let the squash roast until it’s firm yet cooked. 

Squash can be slippery, so be careful when cutting it. Create spaghetti spirals with a fork and serve with your saucy steak.  

Calories Per Serving: 316

Preparation Time: 45 Min

79. Shaved Fennel Salad 

If you’re not a fan of fennel, I’m sure you’ll be converted after trying this recipe. Thinly shaved and tossed alongside Arugula toasted hazelnut and parmesan, what’s not to love? It’s simple enough to make at home yet tasty enough to get the coveted “did you make this or buy it” question. 

Dress your salad with a light garlic sherry vinaigrette and enjoy it alongside your steaming hot steak.  

Calories Per Serving: 256

Preparation Time: 15 Min

80. Strawberry Salad

Who thought strawberry would taste so good in a savory salad? It’s absolutely delightful; the sweet pop from the berries balances out the savory dressing and perfectly seared steak. Instead of iceberg lettuce, go for a filling leaf-like baby spinach. 

For extra flavor, sprinkle some feta and whip up a quick poppy seed dressing with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon, and spices. Serve chilled with warm steak. 

Calories Per Serving: 249

Preparation Time: 20 Min

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81. Southern Succotash 

This classic dish is a great way to round out these steak side faves: Southern, savory, and full of wholesome corn. There’s something about the warm, flavorful okra, crispy bacon, jalapeno, beans, and spices that come together to make a memorable mouthful. 

Since this succotash takes around 40 minutes to make, save your steak for the last 15 minutes so that both dishes are warm when served.  

Calories Per Serving: 278

Preparation Time: 40 Min

Frequently Asked Questions

What Vegetable Is Good With Steak? 

Some amazing steak side veggies include green beans, snowpeas, corn on the cob, carrots, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, artichoke, and beetroots.

To get the best out of these veggies, roast them in the oven coated with a light oil like olive or avocado. 

Turnips taste great with steak, as long as they’re cooked right. Treat them like you would carrots, and they’ll turn out crispy and tasty. But, of course, you could also grill these vegetables, especially corn on the cob, to obtain a street food flavor. 

What Is The Classic Steak Side Combo? 

Steak and potatoes are a classic combination that won’t go out of style anytime soon. The potatoes’ warm starchiness and the steak’s tenderness make for an unbeatable flavor and texture profile.

It’s an incredibly filling dish that can work as a heavy lunch or early dinner. 

There are different ways to make your potato side. On this list, you’ll find recipes for mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, sweet potato chips, baked potatoes, and roasted potatoes.  

How Do I Choose My Steak Side Dish? 

It all depends on the type of steak you’re having. Salisbury steak is relatively light, so you’ll need a heavier side like mashed potatoes or potatoes au gratin to balance the meal.

On the other hand, a New York strip is pretty filling, so pair it up with a lighter dish like roaster carrots, asparagus, or green beans. 

Salads are always a safe bet if you don’t have much time. Mexican corn salad, strawberry salad, and Caprese salad are all quick options that taste great with any cut of steak. 

81 Perfect And Easy Steak Sides Recipes To Cook Up

Try the easiest Steak Sides that are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite steak dinner. It is a great way to spice up a one-dish meal!



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