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17 sides for steak that are all succulent to the core

17 sides for steak that are all succulent to the core

Whether it’s cooked from pan to grill to oven, nothing ever goes wrong when one has to deal with steak. Who’s with me?

Honestly, I’m fond of eating steak, especially my all-time favorite grilled sirloin bound for dinner. Every bite is laden with tenderness, juiciness, and temptation. Yum! It can even satisfy the hungriest carnivore out there. I kid you not.

But if you’re eager to achieve that complete and hearty meal, you shouldn’t settle for a lone main recipe. Try incorporating side dishes for the steak to your menu!

From oven-baked potato to roasted carrots to ultimate pepper Jack mac & cheese, here’s a compilation of good sides for steak that you shouldn’t miss.

1. Oven-baked potato

If you’re in a hurry, the best recipe to include beside your main steak dish is this over-baked potato. 

The ingredients are simple and possibly akready available in your kitchen. All you need is baking potato (large ones), olive oil, and coarse salt for seasoning.

Quick tip: The potato is done when you can easily pierce it with a fork.

Here’s the recipe.

2. Air fryer baked sweet potatoes

This next potato-based dish is one of my favorite steak sides–air fryer baked sweet potatoes!

Apart from being a great side for steak, this recipe is also great as an appetizer, filling, or even a hearty dish on its own. 

Perfect for busy cooks, these sweet potatoes can be prepared for only forty minutes, made possible by the magic of the air fryer!

Experiment with different kinds of toppings, from a simple sugar and butter, topping all the way to bacon and cheese.

Check out this recipe.

3. Twice-baked potato

Every potato lover is sure to fall in love with this twice-baked potato dish!

The recipe’s interesting flavors come from cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallion whites, and spices. The taste gets even more depth when these ingredients get to combine with baked bacon and potato.

Find full details about this recipe

4. Savory mashed sweet potatoes

A trip to a steakhouse wouldn’t be complete without a steamy side of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. 

But what if you’re avoiding a lot of fat and carbs? Sweet potatoes to the rescueee!

These savory mashed sweet potatoes are a keto-friendly side dish that probably puts your main steak dish into shame. 

Throw in a little bit of thyme, cinnamon, and all-spice, and you might find your new favorite side right here.

Get the recipe here.

5. Cheesy garlic biscuits

These cheesy garlic biscuits copy the flavors and texture of the popular red lobster cheddar bay biscuits. 

The secret ingredients behind its taste are butter and cheddar cheese. So better invest in those high-quality ones if you want those melt-in-your-mouth, flaky, fluffy biscuits. 

And if you made a large batch, storing them is your best option. Just place the biscuits in an airtight container and then put them inside the fridge. You can enjoy them for up to four days if stored properly.

Here’s the recipe

6. Arugula salad (Easy recipe)

What’s more delightful with a big bowl packed with arugula?

The best part is that this salad only contains six ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, honey, simple salt, pepper, and arugula. 

And the fact that you most likely have all of these ingredients in the kitchen makes them even better.

If you feel a little adventurous today, feel free to spice them up with additional ingredients such as parmesan cheese, pecans, blueberries, and lemon zest. 

Here’s the recipe.

7. Roasted carrots

The key to achieving this recipe’s rich flavors is to season the carrots before roasting and cooking them at a high temperature in the oven. 

You can experiment with different flavors such as fresh or dried rosemary or simply salt and pepper. 

Roasted carrots make an excellent snack with a dip, as a side to pork chops, steaks, or juicy grilled burgers.

Get the recipe here

8. Cinnamon honey mashed carrots

If you’re tired of serving mashed potatoes at your Sunday dinner table, then try these mashed carrots!

The carrots are seasoned with honey, black pepper, simple salt, butter, and lemon juice. The result is a delicious and gluten-free side dish!

It’s easy to put together too! Simply steam the carrots, mash them with a fork or masher. Once mashed, mix them with other ingredients, and that’s it! 

Check out this recipe here

9. Potatoes and green beans

Serving a vegetable-based side dish for steak isn’t bland, especially when one opts for this potato and green bean recipe. 

The combination of these ingredients creates a nice and tender with a little crunchy texture. Apart from potatoes and green beans, other spices such as taco seasoning, garlic, and most especially oregano add that aromatic and earthy flavor to the dish. 

Unlock the recipe here

10. Blue cheese wedge salad

The highlight of this salad comes from the blue cheese dressing. This special dressing consists of light sour cream, mayo, buttermilk, red vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chives, and blue cheese.
 
The homemade blue cheese dressing is then placed on a wedge cut lettuce with fried bite-size bacon chunks, chives, and a few chunks of blue cheese for an extra tangy zing.

To complete the dish, add a few edges of tomato on top or to the side. 

Get the recipe here

11. Sauteed pierogies

Although baked potatoes are the go-to steak dinner sides, sauteed pierogies are also fun things to add beside your meat. 

If you’re new to them, pierogies are an old-style European noodle-based dumpling that’s often filled with cheese or potatoes. They’re delicious when served with sour cream sauce or saute them with onions

Full details about this recipe here

12. Sauteed mushrooms

Another interesting way to consume mushrooms is by sauteing them. Sauteed mushrooms are full of umami that make them an excellent complement to steak, as a condiment for a hamburger, any of your BBQ favorites. 

Quick tip for sauteing mushrooms: Consider deglazing the pan with wine as it can greatly enhance the flavor of the sauce. 

Get the recipe here

13. Baked seasoned steak fries

If you’re still wondering about what to eat with steak, then these baked fries might be the one to clear your confusion!

It features crispy russet potatoes seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and onion powder. Salt isn’t necessary for this recipe, but if you aren’t confident about serving fries without salt, then feel free to add them!

Check out this recipe

14. Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice

You don’t need to visit a Texas Roadhouse restaurant anymore to enjoy its seasoned rice.
 
Bring the wonderful flavor of Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice to your doorstep with this simple recipe. Serve them beside your sizzling steaks, buttered shrimp, salmon, or pork chops. 

You can use whatever rice you have on hand, whether it’s white, brown, or even basmati. 

Find full details about this recipe

15.  Parmesan roasted potatoes

These parmesan roasted potatoes feature creamy inside texture and crispy outside perfection that are too tempting to ignore. 

It boasts aromatic flavors coming from herb seasoning, black pepper, parmesan cheese, and butter. No herb seasonings? No worries! Try adding any of your favorites, such as garlic, onion, or Cajun. It’s all up to you!

Get the recipe here

16. Ultimate pepper Jack mac & cheese

This version isn’t your typical mac & cheese as it’s kicking up with rich, velvety sauce, pepper jack kick, and extra cheesy goodness!

But before you imagine its burst of flavors, you must unlock the ingredients. They’re elbow macaroni, butter, sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, cream cheese, egg, and spices.

Here’s the recipe.

17. Maple dijon roasted carrots

This roasted carrot recipe is a super easy side dish perfect for Easter or to pair with your favorite steak dish. 

It features grainy mustard, dijon mustard, white miso paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, parsley topping, and maple syrup. The combination of these ingredients creates a beautiful blend of flavors you’ll crave time and time again.

Quick tip: If you can’t find a white miso paste, simply omit it, and your carrots will still turn out amazing. 

Here’s the recipe.

The bottom line

One way to add more excitement to the main dish is simply partnering them with hearty side dishes. 

Whether you opt for roasted veggies or just a simple potato recipe, adding these sides can step up your steak game. 

So the next time you wonder what to serve with steak, feel free to give this article a visit!

Sides for steak

Sides for steak

Here's a compilation of good sides for steak that can take your main dish to the next level.

Ingredients

  • Oven-baked potato
  • Air fryer baked sweet potatoes
  • Twice-baked potato
  • Savory mashed sweet potatoes
  • Cheesy garlic biscuits
  • Arugula salad (Easy recipe)
  • Roasted carrots
  • Cinnamon honey mashed carrots
  • Potatoes and green beans
  • Blue cheese wedge salad
  • Sauteed pierogies
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Baked seasoned steak fries
  • Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice
  • Parmesan roasted potatoes
  • Ultimate pepper Jack mac & cheese
  • Maple Dijon roasted carrots

Instructions

  1. Pick three sides for steak to try
  2. Cook sides and partner them with sizzling steak
  3. Tell us your experience cooking them

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