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What To Serve With Beef Stroganoff: Noodle On These 15 Side Ideas

Is it a weekly skillet meal at your house or did you just discover a great recipe for beef stroganoff? No matter—we have some ideas for what to serve with beef stroganoff right here!

Now here’s a blast from the past . . . we can’t remember the last time we had beef stroganoff.

Though given that it was surely after it went from being fashionable dinner party fare to school cafeteria special, perhaps that’s for the best. 

Still, because we’re hardly immune to the charms of tender filet in a silky sauce and because it’s definitely due for a revival, here’s 15 great ideas for what to serve with beef stroganoff.

Fall and winter are the seasons to ensconce oneself in the kitchen, lost in the aromatic fugue of bubbling stews and baking puddings.

A dish like beef stroganoff — rich, warming, deceptively simple — is most welcome.

Silky, velvetine brown meat tossed with buttery egg-noodles and wobbly mushrooms: if it’s wonderful warmth and bonhomie you’re after, it’s definitely the time to give this Slavic stalwart a whirl.

And it’s not all noodles around here. While the usual egg noodles are an easy addition, there’s a whole world of vegetables, starches, dumplings and more that will elevate your tangy, saucy beef stroganoff.

From baked gnocchi to baked herb fries to eggplant parmigiana (#7, what we wouldn’t do): here’s our roundup of the best side dishes for beef stroganoff out there!

Nobody will object to the presence of billowing clouds of rich, decadent mashed potatoes at the table. 

Plus, unlike other recipes for mash, all of which seem to call for the use of every single dish in your kitchen, this one requires only a handful of ingredients and tools.

Everyone’s got their own take on Russian salad and naturally, everyone’s equally certain theirs is the best

Whichever salad school of thought you belong to, we’re certain you can agree that this one’s pretty darn good.

Even if it isn’t quite as good as yours is.

A fragrant, smoky loaf of garlic bread is a fine lunch unto itself. 

Hot, buttery, and powerfully garlicky, this is one to burn your fingers — and your mouth! — on.

Cooking Chew Tip: Score the bread 2 or 3 times across the top and gently scatter with parmesan before baking for a gorgeously cheesy, burnished crust. Reheat it perfectly the next day, too.

We’ve never known anyone to refuse a helping of hot, stridently-crunchy sweet potato fries!

The tuber’s natural sugars lend the fries a mellow, caramelized note.

We’ve half a mind to snarf the whole lot down with a vanilla milkshake (don’t fib; you know you want to).

Sides for beef stroganoff at their spuds-y best.

The major difficulty with Brussel sprouts is convincing everyone that they don’t deserve to be as reviled as they are. 

Their astringent, bitter edge should be a cause for excitement — not bad press.

Roasting caramelizes sprouts, intensifying their sweetness and imparting a toasted, bonfire-smoke raciness that will make you feel alive.

What goes with beef stroganoff? Cauliflower does.

You know the drill. The previously-peasanty cauliflower has been on the up and up for quite some time. 

We suspect it won’t be long before it usurps avocado to become the hipster’s vegetable of choice.

This is an easygoing, comforting dish of cauliflower roasted with salt, pepper, parsley and finished with a flourish of nutty parmesan. 

If you like, you can take it up a notch with the addition of a little chili.

Gooey, elastic strings of cheese and melt-in-your-mouth aubergines (eggplant) aside, fresh, tartly-acidic tomatoes make all the difference here.

If you can’t get your hands on those, canned tomatoes will do in a pinch.

This should be quite a rich dish, bordering on stodgy even; we find that a dusting of breadcrumbs sprinkled atop the parmigiana before it’s baked adds a welcome textural contrast. 

Because beef stroganoff sides don’t have to be a salad OR a simple starch.

More eggplant side options here.

Guaranteed to brighten up a gray winter’s day — or a sunny summer’s one. 

These Ukrainian potato, bacon and onion dumplings are traditionally boiled in salted water…

… and then pan-fried with a little butter but you can go ahead and steam them if you’d prefer.

This bright, verdant salad boasts both sweet and sharp flavors.

Bulk it up with some smoked salmon for a light lunch or serve as is for a punchy starter.

Want to learn more about the lovely fennel? Here you go.

A virtuous summer salad to be enjoyed on the porch with a flute of wine in hand — peppery arugula, cooling pear and toasted, earthy walnuts…

… perfect for when you’re in a neglecting-your-responsibilities-while-sunning-yourself sort of mood.

And then God said “Let there be light (gnocchi).” 

And there was light (gnocchi). 

These plump, butter-soft lumps of dough are a small fuss, it’s true — but quite a worthwhile one.

Side dishes for beef stroganoff just got a whole lot better.

Normally, we consider baked fries to be an enormous waste of time but, by golly, these changed our minds. 

Promisingly golden and authentically crunchy, these are a brilliant treat with a persuasively-herby flavor.

If avocado ranch doesn’t do it for you, this garlic aioli dipping sauce definitely will. Or this lemon aioli sauce for sure!

There’s no better way to start a dinner than with these soft, obliging cheese and pesto rolls. 

Bring on the bread, we say. 

They sop up the lovely saucy gravy of stroganoff like the bready bosses they are!

We find it hard to contain ourselves around feta as is.

Add some piercingly bitter olives, sweetly-acidic sundried tomatoes and crispy flatbread…

… and you’ve got yourself an irresistible appetizer that’s sure to delight.

Have you ever had a salad so fresh, so verdant, so lively, so full of zest that it inspired in you the urge to clutch the bowl to your chest and flee, all to avoid having to share it?

We have. 

And worry not; telling people it disappeared as though by magic becomes a lot more believable once they’ve had an opportunity to try the salad themselves.

The bottom line

All out of beef stroganoff side ideas? We’ve got you.

Some people describe beef stroganoff as being the “perfect special-occasion dish.” 

To that we say, don’t wait for an occasion to enjoy this savory Russian-origined stew. 

Whether you serve it with salad, gnocchi or flatbread — it’s certain to be a meal you’ll come back to before long.

More Sunday (or anytime) dinner ideas here.

What To Serve With Beef Stroganoff

What To Serve With Beef Stroganoff

We have some delicious ideas for what to serve with beef stroganoff right here!

Ingredients

  • Creamy, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
  • Russian Olivier Salad
  • Roasted Garlic Bread
  • Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
  • Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad
  • Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower
  • Aubergine (Eggplant) Parmigiana
  • Vareniki
  • Shaved Fennel Salad
  • Walnut, Parmesan And Pear Rocket (Arugula) Salad
  • Baked Gnocchi
  • Baked Garlic Herb Fries With Avocado Ranch
  • Cheesy Pesto Rolls
  • Flatbread With Whipped Feta And Sundried Tomatoes
  • Garden Salad With Lime Cilantro Dressing

Instructions

  1. Choose one or more options from our list of what to serve with beef stroganoff here!
  2. Create your new favorite side dish.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making food at home!
  4. Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?

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