What to Serve With Steak? The 30 Best Side Dishes to Complete Your Meal

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Floating Kitchen

Whether we’ve got something to celebrate, we’re going full cavewoman paleo or we’re just feeling a little low on iron, there’s truly nothing like a steak dinner. When it comes to sides, we’re all about a mix of steakhouse classics (bring on the potatoes and blue cheese wedges!) and crunchy veggies and salads. Here are 30 of our favorite things to eat with steak.

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1. Mashed Potatoes

We’re fine being a little basic sometimes.

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Gimme Some Oven

2. Caesar Salad

Need something to stand up to your porterhouse? Use hearty kale in your Caesar.

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Two Peas and Their Pod

3. Roasted Broccoli

Roasted at high heat with olive oil and sea salt. (Just follow Coterie member Maria Lichty’s lead.)

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Foodie Crush

4. Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

PureWow Coterie member Heidi Larsen knows the ultimate steakhouse salad is one with loads of bacon.

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Erin McDowell

5. Creamed Spinach

Made with coconut milk, your fave side is now dairy-free (and just a tad healthier).

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6. Corn on the Cob

Make this in the summer with grilled steak and a fresh crunchy salad.

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The Clean Eating Couple

7. Green Beans Almondine

PureWow Coterie member Liz Falcigno gives us a healthier version of the traditional, butter-soaked dish.

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8. Baked Potatoes

Top them with creamy mushrooms, spicy Brussels sprouts or balsamic caramelized onions (or plain sour cream and chives—we won’t judge).

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The Mom 100

9. Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad

This is everything on a hot night. (Thank you, Katie Workman.)

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Ambitious Kitchen

10. Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Coterie member Monique Volz perfected an already perfect side.

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Floating Kitchen

11. Baked Avocados with Fresh Salsa

Baking an avocado? We know. Genius.

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Two Peas and Their Pod

12. Parmesan Pesto Roasted Potatoes

There’s a reason that steak and potatoes isn’t just a thing; it’s the thing.

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Erin McDowell

13. Mac and Cheese

Another steakhouse favorite. (Diet starts tomorrow.)

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Gimme Some Oven

14. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

There’s always room on our plate for these.

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The Full Helping

15. Tahini Mint Kale Salad

Gena Hamshaw may be vegan, but fresh flavors like kale and mint are a perfect balance to a rich, salty cut of meat.

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16. 15-Minute Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Highbrow (expensive cut of meat) meets lowbrow (impossibly foolproof starchy side).

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17. Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

They’re caramelized, cheesy and well worthy of a second helping.

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18. Broccoli Rabe and Burrata with Lemon

The combination of bitter greens with creamy cheese is everything.

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Emily Dorio/The Saltwater Table

19. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Horseradish and Sea Salt

The sauce does double duty: Horseradish and steak are a natural pair.

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20. Zesty Chargrilled Broccolini

If you’re already lighting the grill, why not make the entire meal on it?

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

21. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Hey, it’s technically still steak-frites if you ask us.

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22. Harissa and Honey-Roasted Carrots

Go ahead, let a little yogurt sauce mingle with your steak. We promise you’ll love it.

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23. Mac and Cheese with Parmesan-Phyllo Crust

Why not go all out with two types of cheese?

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

24. Rainbow Vegetable Skewers

Pick and choose your most colorful favorites (or whatever looks best at the farmers market).

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Oh, Sweet Basil

25. Oven Baked Potatoes with Crispy Skin

These taters get coated in olive oil and flaky salt before roasting for the crispiest skin possible.

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Ana Cuba/The Modern Cook’s Year

26. Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw

Our advice? Make it ahead. It tastes even better the next day.

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Half Baked Harvest

27. Crispy Rosemary Butter Roasted Potatoes

Steak, potatoes and rosemary need no introduction. They’re already longtime pals.

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28. Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Softer greens might get lost alongside a hearty cut of beef, but kale can hold its own.

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29. The Best Potatoes au Gratin Ever

If macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes had a very delicious baby, this would be it.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

30. Greek Wedge Salad

The lettuce is expected, but the toppings are not. A tangy homemade vinaigrette keeps things on the lighter side.