50+ Best Sides for Steak

It's that time of year when we love a juicy grilled steak sizzling off the BBQ! Are you looking for the best side dishes to pair with your steak? Well, we have compiled a list of our most popular sides for steak dinner. You will find everything from taters, grilled or roasted veggies, salads, pickles and so much more.

Best Healthy Side Dishes for Steak

Enhance your steak experience with a variety of healthy side dishes that perfectly complement its savory taste. Choose from a selection of veggie sides for steak, including grilled zucchini, roasted asparagus, or a refreshing tomato salad, to add a dose of vitamins and antioxidants to your meal. For a keto-friendly option, try our selection of low-carb side dishes for steak, like hearty Portobello mushrooms, cauliflower rice, or creamy mashed cauliflower. If you're planning a BBQ, our selection of veggie sides for steak, such as grilled corn and a mixed bell pepper medley, add vibrant color and delicious flavor. Add some umami to your steak with our mushroom side options, whether sauteed or grilled. And for a quick and easy healthy side for steak, roasted sweet potato wedges or a simple green salad are always a great choice. Elevate your meal with our collection of healthy side dishes for steak, and enjoy a well-rounded and satisfying dining experience.

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

You can use different type of potatoes with this recipe. I have used fingerlings cut in half and mini roasting potatoes and those worked well also. If using the mini roasting potatoes, poke them with a fork a couple of time to allow for the flavours to penetrate. This is so easy and very tasty.

Smoked Vegetables

Having grilled vegetables before I thought smoking them might be good as well. This is a base recipe and any combination of vegetables can be used.

Broccoli Cashew Salad

This is absolutely delicious! And great for a picnic or covered dish dinner. But take a lot, because it will disappear fast. Prep time does not include refrigeration time for marinating flavors.

Buttered Baby Zucchini

This sounds super simple and quick. From The New Zucchini Cookbook.

Creamy Dreamy Mushrooms

These are quick and easy to put together and oh so deelsih!!

Grape & Broccoli Salad

This is by culinary specialist Linda Carey

Parmesan Baked Potato Halves

A friend of mine made these for us for dinner a while back...she finally gave me the recipe...these make a perfect side dish...and are company worthy...she didn't really give me any measurement except for the amount of potatoes.

Grilled Zucchini

This is one of my favourite grilled sides. It is quick and easy, just put it on the grill for 5 minutes and it's done.

Baked Sweet Potato or Yam Chips

A very colorful chip that's baked, not fried. Use a mandoline to get thin, uniform chips. I found that these chips are best eaten within a few hours.

Vegetable Bundles

Come holiday time I always add several new dishes to the holiday table. The hit of my last Canadian Thanksgiving table back in October was Vegetable Bundles. Made for great tasting vegetables and awesome presentation. You can make these bundles using carrot sticks, green or yellow beans or asparagus spears. I used orange and yellow carrots - certainly will be looking for fresh beans and asparagus...

Mushrooms Stroganoff

These mushrooms look and taste so rich you won't believe that they really are quite reasonable for the waistline. This recipe was adapted from an original recipe by Sarah_Jane. They are great as a side dish for brunch, on a buffet, with a steak or a dozen other meals that want some MMmmm mushrooms on the side. You could even serve them over pasta! You may easily double the recipe.

Bay Baked Potato

I had forgotten about this simple yet flavorful way to bake a potato. We first had this remarkable dish after my wife had gallbladder surgery. One of the nurses told us about this and we are glad they did! You can add butter to this recipe if you like and are not on a restricted diet after surgery. First published to the web by Shadows on October 30, 2007.©

Summer Lovin' Grilled Veggies

When I can get to my grill during Spring or Summer I grill vegetables in a grill basket with the ingredients listed which I've developed. It beats plain grilled veggies as these flavors are pumped-up, delicious, healthy and makes a great accompaniment to grilled meats or fish. If you don't have a grill basket, the veggies can be skewered instead (I would recommend buying a grill basket...

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps

This recipe is from 1979 when we were married. Can't remember where it is from?

Potluck Cauliflower & Lettuce Salad

There are many combinations for Cauliflower Salad, this particular version is the favourite in our area and the one family and friends love. A wonderful make ahead that is perfect for family gatherings, pot lucks, back yard get togethers, or to round out a holiday table. For holiday time or for special occasions I serve this in a cut glass bowl.The addition of slivered almonds add extra crunch....

Dilly Potato Salad

Potato salad with a twist - less mayo, more mustard. And not sweet - dill pickles take the place of traditional sweet pickles, And seasonings are savory and piquant to match the dill.

Baked Macaroni & Cheddar

Adapted from Prairie Home Cooking. This is the way my Mother used to make macaroni and cheese. The pasta measurement is the measurement for the dried pasta. I like this with cavatappi instead of elbows.

Deluxe Cole Slaw

We have enjoyed many a cabbage salad and coleslaws, but when it comes to a special gathering this has been our go to for about twenty-five years. It's also an easy and delicious salad to take to pot lucks,social events, and back yard get togethers,always sees to the bowl come home empty. We don't know why but for the special taste we love - the onion has to be grated!

Garlic Monkey Bread for Bread Machine

This is a wonderful tasting and pretty looking bread. You won't be able to stop eating it! We just love it. The prep time includes times for the bread machine to run its cycle and for the dough to rise.

Our Favourite Glazed Carrots

Sweet glazed carrots are a great addition to the holiday table or any time you want to add a special side dish to make for that added touch. This recipe is from my daughters collection and the one her young son choose for the cookbook created and published as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of our local school. We love these delicious and easy to make glazed carrots, a family favourite and a...

Elote Mexican Corn on the Cob

This is a very easy way to make a savory corn side for Mexican food or with other foods at a cookout.

Magical Bean Salad

Cumin used to be one of my least favorite spices...until I found the magical combination of it with lemon. It truly is a party in your mouth, and will have your taste buds dancing! I've made many versions of this bean salad, so am posting a version where you can create it to whatever tickles your fancy at the time. This can easily be made Vegan or Vegetarian with the same spectacular flavors....

Fresh and Tasty Macaroni Salad

A little bit different from usual mac salads, this one has a light summery flavor.

Green Beans & Tomatoes

This green bean and tomato dish is flavorful and balanced. It is quick and easy to put together, and it is a guest worthy side to just about any main meat dish.

Coleslaw With Apples & Dried Cranberries

Very crisp and flavourful with the dried cranberries. Nice served over grilled sausage on a bun or with turkey, chicken or pork burgers. Easily doubled for a crowd. (from Becel)

Poutine Style Baked Potatoes

I came up with this recipe when I had leftover baked potatoes I wanted to use. They turned out so good I make them regularly now. I have written this recipe from scratch, but if you are using leftover potatoes, just make sure you use well reheated potatoes.

Grilled Balsamic Vegetables

Lovely flavor. Not the best photo- I will try to get another one during grilling season. This is really good with any sort of grilled item, like grilled fish, steak, or marinated chicken breasts. Serve with couscous for a quick and easy side dish- if your tomatoes are juicy you can lay the veggies on the couscous after it's cooked and it will flavor it up. I have a tutorial on roll cut...

Zippity Do Dah Zucchini

Quick and easy to put together. Don't be afraid of the chili powder...the first time I made it, I was disappointed that I cut down the amount of chili powder. Next time I used all 3 tsp and found it had just the right amount of spice but not hot.

Mediterranean Stuffed Mushrooms

I had some mushrooms to use up and couldn't find any recipes that I wanted to make or that I had all of the ingredients for. So I decided to play with some of my favorite flavors together to make a vegetarian no bread-crumb stuffed mushroom. I had so much fun with this one that I also made green chile stuffed mushrooms and am going to post that recipe next! I had to write down a few more...

Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

I found this recipe on a food blog, which indicated it was a variation of a recipe from Everyday Food. There is also a similar recipe on Martha Stewart's web site. This recipe is a combination of those two recipes. I particularly like the roasted sweet potatoes (versus boiled). Roasting them with the spices was oh so good. Roasting (charred/browned sides) gives the sweet potatoes a nice...

Balsamic & Garlic Beans

A very quick and easy side dish of vegetables to serve. I made this once many years back, and have since made a few changes. My family loved this so much I decided to post it for others to hopefully enjoy.

Shirleys Shrimp Potato Salad

This is a cool and refreshing salad that my mom used to make a lot, and my family has enjoyed for years. I know you will too! It's great at cookouts, picnics, family gatherings, wedding and baby showers, or just at home for the family...From my family to yours, ENJOY!

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

Very decadent, but really delicious. I wouldn't necessarily take these to a potluck party, but these are wonderful to make for a small dinner party (10-12 people). Lobster can be a bit pricey, but for a small group they are really o good. Just watch for the sales on lobster and then it isn't too expensive. This makes approximately 36 mushrooms.

Homemade French Fries

Delicious crispy on the outside, soft on the inside fries, that you will love and make often. You can cut them in the dimensions in the recipe or make thicker "steak fries" and just cook them longer when frying the second time, until they are golden brown.

Italian Style Marinated Peppers

Many years ago I had this over a friends house whose parents had immigrated to the U.S. from Italy. They grew their own peppers and prepared it as indicated. These are to be served as a side to grilled, roasted, sautéed meats and fish. It also makes a good addition to a green salad or topping to crusty bread, bruschetta, or sandwich. Which ever way you decide to serve it, it is delicious.

Oven Bake Zucchini Bruschetta

I got this recipe from an Italian cooking magazine. The real name of the recipe is: "BRUSCHETTONI FILANTI ALLE ZUCCHINE" More than a bruschetta it is French toasts layered with zucchini, baked. It is a nice and easy side dish plus another great way of using those summer zucchini. The layers of zucchini and bread should be vertical, not one on top of the other one like a lasagna. Please look at the...

Loaded Baked Potatoes

"This is out of one of my old weight watchers cookbooks back in 2000. Called "Just like Home". It was one of my favorite dishes to make. It was 5 points on the old program. Save the leftovers to make #recipe21550 .

Grilled Portabellos

These are a great side to a grilled steak. Cook these to the desired doneness, but don't overcook as they will be too soggy and rubbery. Drizzle the delicious juices over your steak.

Old School Garlic Bread

From a magazine cutting.

Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob

This is a great way to enjoy corn on the cob. I opened the refrigerator door this morning and saw the cobs of corn sitting on top of a package of bacon and thought, mmmmm those two would definitely go good together and yup I was right. Bacon does make anything better ;) Serves 1 as a meal or 2 as a side.

Balsamic & Thyme Slow Roasted Tomatoes

One of my favorite ways to slow roast tomatoes. These will keep a good month in the refrigerator; or, 6 months or more frozen. Great on top of grilled chicken or pork; on sandwiches, foccacia bread, bruschetta, or pizza. They are absolutely delicious. Great for that summer crop of tomatoes. I roast tomatoes for soup; but, these are completely different. They are absolutely addictive.

Perfect Caesar Salad

The dressing in this recipe is what it's all about! Any substitutions will definitely have an effect on this one, so I encourage you to follow the recipe as close as you can. Do not drain the anchovies. Use the whole can, liquid included. If you like Caesar Salad, you'll love this!

Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs . . . . either you love em' or you hate em'!!!! I always know when I prepare a jar full they are mine, ALL mine. Hubby wouldn't dare touch them. My grandmother taught me to make these, and I also watched my Mom make them. Prep time does not include the time it takes to boil the eggs.

Italian Roasted Asparagus

Simple, easy tasty recipe. The parmesan and italian dressing give the asparagus an extra flavour boost. Bake until the asparagus are heated through but still crunchy. Use a good quality parmesan

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

This healthy recipe is quick and easy and makes for a perfect side dish.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese You Will Love

You'll love the rich flavour loaded with real cheese and oven baked. While stirring the cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce, try adding sliced bite-size pieces of cooked vegetables, hot dogs or cooked sausage.

Danish Cucumber Pickles (Aesier)

This is a pickle that I grew up with! They are wonderful crisp white sweet pickles that have a bit of pep to them. They are so easy to make. They go well with almost anything. By cutting them in spears they pack well in the jars. The more traditional way is to cut the across in 1/2" pieces. I say 7 cucumbers but if they are really large you may only need 5

Roasted Asparagus With Balsamic Vinegar

A really simple way to roast asparagus. Can be served hot or cooled to room temperature for use in salads.

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Kale & Bacon

"This fiber-rich dish will help you to protect your heart and keep you trim, since fiber ensures you feel full and satisfied and also helps regulate your blood sugar." From Fifty Shades of Kale. Calories 360, Protein 9g, Carbs 65g, Fat 8g (Sat 2g), Cholesterol 13g, Fiber 10g, Sodium 331mg

Low Fat Smashed Loaded Potatoes

We love all the flavors of a loaded baked potato, but not the fat/saturated fat. So I turned that into a low fat smashed (or mashed, if you like) potato side dish. Portions are filling, and are approximately 5.5 grams of fat per person (calculated from the labels of all the ingredients), including the bacon pieces.