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Steak isn’t an everyday dinner, so when you take the time to cook it, it truly feels like an occasion. It’s often made to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, but it also has a way of making a random Wednesday night feel festive. It’s hard to beat a juicy steak straight from the grill when it’s warm outside. But even if we aren’t luckily enough to have a grill or it’s simply too cold for such an activity, we’re never disappointed with steak cooked in the oven.
While the beef might be the main attraction at the dinner table, you need more than just steak on your plate. With that in mind, we have plenty of ideas for delicious sides for steak. Whether it’s a simple potato side like a sheet pan full of garlic butter smashed potatoes or a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes, veggies like stovetop cheesy broccoli or deep-fried Brussels sprouts, or even just a simple arugula salad with a tangy lemon vinaigrette, these 60 recipes cover all the bases.
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Easy Potato Side Dishes for Steak
You can’t talk about steak without calling attention to potatoes — they basically go hand in hand. Whether you like yours roasted or mashed, you have lots of good options.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes
If you're looking for a seriously impressive way to upgrade your basic mashed potatoes, take inspiration from loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings. Go to Recipe
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Cheesy Skillet Domino Potatoes Go to Recipe
This recipe douses thin slices of potatoes in a rich cheese-bolstered cream mixture and bakes it all in a skillet until crispy and tender. It's a gratin-like side dish that pairs so well with juicy steak.
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Rainbow Potato Stacks
These cheesy stacks call for a combination of orange and purple sweet potatoes, as well as regular russet potatoes, for one colorful side dish.Go to Recipe
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Sweet Potato Salad Go to Recipe
Whether it's served freshly made or from the refrigerator, this heart sweet potato salad is a satisfying side dish to your favorite grilled steak recipe.
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Cheesy Garlic Duchess Potatoes Go to Recipe
Duchess potatoes are a side with every quality you love about mashed potatoes, piped into picture-perfect mounds and baked until crisp. But wait there's more! Each ruffled mound gets soaked in a butter bath.
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French-style Chantilly potatoes are the ultimate fast and fancy side dish. The addition of whipped cream makes them extra light and fluffy. Go to Recipe
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Au Gratin Potatoes
Au gratin potatoes are one of the greatest casseroles of all time. Tender, fluffy potatoes are bathed in a rich and creamy cheese sauce, then baked in a hot oven until bubbly and crisp. Go to Recipe
Vegetable Side Dishes for Steak
The beauty of a steak dinner is that almost any veggie will work to round out dinner. Mushrooms are a natural partner. And you also can’t go wrong with leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or a simple salad.
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Roasted Beet Salad Go to Recipe
Roasted beets mixed with argula, pumpkin seeds, and crumbled feta makes for the perfect foil for well-cooked steak (whatever that means for you)!
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A delicious syrupy glaze helps to enhance the natural sweetness of carrots in this stunning, glossy, bejeweled vegetable side dish. Go to Recipe
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Grilled Eggplant Caprese Go to Recipe
Tucking in grilled eggplant turns it into the caprese salad you will feel even more confident serving as the only side to whatever meaty main that's on the table.
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Zucchini Gratin Go to Recipe
A creamy casserole paired with a steak may seem like a combination that feels a little too rich for dinner. But you don't feel weighed down with this bright and crisp zucchini gratin, which has a breadcrumb topping kissed with lemon zest for a bright and summery pop of flavor to contrast the creamy Gruyère sauce.
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Cauliflower au Gratin Go to Recipe
If you have cauliflower on hand, you can bake into this gratin that is equally creamy, cheesy, and crowned with a buttery, crisp topping.
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Charred Corn and Halloumi Salad Go to Recipe
From the sweet corn, salty halloumi cheese, and jammy pickled Peppadew peppers, this easy salad is a great side to have if you need something to temper the richness of steak.
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Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is a quick and easy side dish for any night of the week. Add a little Parmesan and garlic to the mix and you have some crave-worthy veggies that take practically no time to whip up. Go to Recipe
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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Nothing against classic Caesar salad, but we think this version with crisp and crunchy shaved Brussels sprouts is even better — especially since you can buy them pre-shredded to save time.Go to Recipe
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Garlicky Roasted Broccoli
This basic recipe for roasted broccoli is one you'll make again and again. If you like things spicy, try adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the florets before roasting.Go to Recipe
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Simple Arugula Salad
Peppery arugula has so much natural flavor that it doesn't really need anything else besides lemon juice and olive oil to make it a great side.Go to Recipe
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Quick Sesame Snow Peas
These sesame snow peas recipe is the kind of quick side dish everyone needs to keep in their back pocket. It’s so simple, and versatile enough to pair with just about any type of main dish.Go to Recipe
Grains and Pasta Side Dishes for Steak
There’s so much goodness packed inside grain and pasta sides, we’d be remiss to exclude them. Your steak will be very happy next to creamy Parmesan orzo or a colorful farro salad.
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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Go to Recipe
If there's one thing a steak needs, it's a cool and creamy balm like this mayo and sour cream-based pasta salad with dill pickles, onions, and fresh dill.
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Caesar Pasta Salad Go to Recipe
If you're thinking making any type of steak for dinner, you'll want to have this caesar pasta salad on stand-by. It's crisp, juicy, creamy, and really delightful to eat as a side or main. Could you reserve some to toss with leftover steak for lunch the next day? Absolutely!
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Lobster Risotto Go to Recipe
Filling and decadent, grilled steak with a side of this stovetop lobster risotto would be a gorgeous riff on the classic surf-and-turf dinner.
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French Onion Stuffed Shells Go to Recipe
Steak and pasta is a fail-proof combination that you can always count on for a delectable dinner. Any pasta bake works great but we love to pair meat with these beautifull stuffed shells that are filled with caramelized onion and ricotta .
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Quick to assemble and full of bright, fresh ingredients, this is a side you're likely to keep on repeat.Go to Recipe
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Pesto Pasta Salad
Nothing says summer like tendrils of pasta, fresh mozzarella pearls, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy cucumber dressed in a basil pesto sauce.Go to Recipe