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.
What to Serve With Steak? The 30 Best Side Dishes to Complete Your Meal
1. Mashed Potatoes
We’re fine being a little basic sometimes.
2. Caesar Salad
Need something to stand up to your porterhouse? Use hearty kale in your Caesar.
3. Roasted Broccoli
Roasted at high heat with olive oil and sea salt. (Just follow Coterie member Maria Lichty’s lead.)
4. Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
PureWow Coterie member Heidi Larsen knows the ultimate steakhouse salad is one with loads of bacon.
5. Creamed Spinach
Made with coconut milk, your fave side is now dairy-free (and just a tad healthier).
6. Corn on the Cob
Make this in the summer with grilled steak and a fresh crunchy salad.
7. Green Beans Almondine
PureWow Coterie member Liz Falcigno gives us a healthier version of the traditional, butter-soaked dish.
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).
9. Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad
This is everything on a hot night. (Thank you, Katie Workman.)
10. Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Coterie member Monique Volz perfected an already perfect side.
11. Baked Avocados with Fresh Salsa
Baking an avocado? We know. Genius.
12. Parmesan Pesto Roasted Potatoes
There’s a reason that steak and potatoes isn’t just a thing; it’s the thing.
13. Mac and Cheese
Another steakhouse favorite. (Diet starts tomorrow.)
14. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
There’s always room on our plate for these.
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.
16. 15-Minute Microwave Mashed Potatoes
Highbrow (expensive cut of meat) meets lowbrow (impossibly foolproof starchy side).
17. Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts
They’re caramelized, cheesy and well worthy of a second helping.
18. Broccoli Rabe and Burrata with Lemon
The combination of bitter greens with creamy cheese is everything.
19. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Horseradish and Sea Salt
The sauce does double duty: Horseradish and steak are a natural pair.
20. Zesty Chargrilled Broccolini
If you’re already lighting the grill, why not make the entire meal on it?
21. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Hey, it’s technically still steak-frites if you ask us.
22. Harissa and Honey-Roasted Carrots
Go ahead, let a little yogurt sauce mingle with your steak. We promise you’ll love it.
23. Mac and Cheese with Parmesan-Phyllo Crust
Why not go all out with two types of cheese?
24. Rainbow Vegetable Skewers
Pick and choose your most colorful favorites (or whatever looks best at the farmers market).
25. Oven Baked Potatoes with Crispy Skin
These taters get coated in olive oil and flaky salt before roasting for the crispiest skin possible.
26. Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw
Our advice? Make it ahead. It tastes even better the next day.
27. Crispy Rosemary Butter Roasted Potatoes
Steak, potatoes and rosemary need no introduction. They’re already longtime pals.
28. Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Softer greens might get lost alongside a hearty cut of beef, but kale can hold its own.
29. The Best Potatoes au Gratin Ever
If macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes had a very delicious baby, this would be it.
30. Greek Wedge Salad
The lettuce is expected, but the toppings are not. A tangy homemade vinaigrette keeps things on the lighter side.