Looking for some sides to pair with your steak? I’ve got your steak sides inspiration right here! From potatoes to salads and everything in between, you’ll find the perfect side dish for steak in this collection of recipes.
I’ve rounded up 14 steak side recipes from my website and those of some trusted food bloggers for you below. There are a variety of dishes that pack a TON of flavor, from classic potato dishes to inventive salads and some that will put your air fryer to use, too.
As a sous vide fanatic, I know the focus is usually on the center of the plate and it’s hard to drum up inspiration for the side dishes. I’ve got your back!
There’s something for everyone, even the pickiest eaters. Don’t forget to let me know which one you tried and how you liked it in the comments!
This is a great recipe for sweet potato fries made in the air fryer with almost no oil, just a little olive oil! They come out crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. These air fryer sweet potato fries make a great side dish, or even just a snack.
The flavors of your favorite pasta work so well with buttery mashed potatoes! Serve Cacio e Pepe Mashed Potatoes with any of your favorite dishes. They’re an especially great side dish to steak and other beef dishes thanks to plenty of black pepper.
Zucchini chips are simple, delicious, and a great way to use your summer bounty! In chip form, they get a lot more flavor and better texture than roasted. Topped with this yummy sauce, you’ve got a winner of a side!
Buttery, perfectly seasoned, and absolutely melt-in-your-mouth these grilled potatoes in foil packets from Midwest Nice are the end-all be-all of grilled side dishes! The flavors of garlic, onion, and butter explode in your mouth at first bite.
This easy mashed cauliflower only requires 5 ingredients! Cauliflower mash is a simple, nutritious side dish to prepare, and it’s kid-approved. This recipe is keto and can be made Whole30 friendly.
This grilled corn salad makes great use of all of your summer veggies. With corn as a base, use whatever veggies you have on hand to supplement! I like to use sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. Toss with a bright garlicky, lemony sauce and plenty of fresh herbs.
Caprese Pasta Salad from Fueling a Southern Soul uses fresh farmers market tomatoes and homegrown basil to make this pasta salad a summertime favorite!
This cauliflower gratin is super simple: cauliflower, bacon, and spinach baked in a sauce that’s made of just cream, cheese, and pepper. You really can’t go wrong with any of these ingredients. The cheese sauce for this cauliflower gratin has no flour in it. I know, you think this can’t be done. But it can. How do we achieve this? Extra cheese.
The brussels sprouts are roasted while the mushrooms get cooked up in bacon fat (because EVERYTHING tastes better cooked in bacon fat!) with lots of garlic. Then salt, pepper, red wine and rosemary get added to the mushrooms, followed by a generous helping of heavy cream. Let it cook down and toss in the sprouts and plenty of bacon.
The brussels sprouts are sautéed until soft but maintain a good, crunchy texture, tossed with bacon, a lemony caesar dressing, and huge, buttery croutons. Everything a steak eater could want.
These are dream dinner rolls. I kept them pure and unadulterated because as much as I love rosemary dinner rolls or cheesy rolls, these are perfect just how they are. The tops get nice and golden while the insides stay soft and doughy.
Gruyere and Thyme Stacked Potatoes from Fork in the Kitchen – made in a muffin tin – have layers upon layers of thinly sliced potatoes, gruyere and parmesan cheese, fresh thyme, and of course garlic. Their edges are crispy while the inside melts in your mouth.
Skip the deep frying and enjoy these air fryer zucchini fritters! Crispy crunch on the outside, fluffy and tender on the inside, this air fryer zucchini recipe is the perfect side or appetizer. This recipe is vegetarian and could be made paleo with a few ingredient swaps!
The easiest salad recipe you’ll ever make. Loaded with flavor from just three ingredients! You’ll love this salad from Josie and Nina.
I hope you enjoy these 14 steak sides recipes and have yourself a wonderful steak dinner.
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14 Steak Sides Recipes, including Grilled Corn Salad
- 4 ears of corn
- Cooking spray
- Roughly 2 cups sugar snap peas
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp sliced basil strips
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 tsp flaked sea salt
- Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
- Remove the husks and threads from the corn and rinse. Spray each ear of corn with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Wrap them each in foil.
- In a grill basket, toss sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes with olive oil and kosher salt.
- Reduce grill heat to medium. Place corn cobs in the center of the grill. Grill for 7 minutes.
- Add grill basket to the grill. Flip corn. Grill veggies and corn for an additional 7 minutes, tossing veggies once. If you want char marks on your corn, remove foil and return to grill for last few minutes of cooking, turning occasionally.
- While the veggies are grilling, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add garlic and cook until garlic is just starting to brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, half the basil, and half the parsley.
- Once veggies are done, let cool for 3-5 minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice kernels off the cob.
- Add veggies and corn kernels to a salad bowl. Pour over the butter lemon mixture and toss to coat.
- Garnish with remaining basil, parsley, and flaked sea salt. Serve warm.