Steak isn’t an everyday dinner, so when you take the time to cook it, it truly feels like an occasion. Of course, it’s often made to celebrate things like birthdays and anniversaries, but it also has a way of making a random Wednesday night feel festive. It’s hard to beat it straight from the grill when it’s warm outside, but even if we aren’t luckily enough to have a grill or it’s simply too cold, we’re never disappointed with steak cooked in the oven.
Try One of Our Favorite Steak Recipes
Easy Potato Side Dishes for Steak
You can’t talk about steak without calling attention to potatoes — they basically go hand in hand. Whether you like yours roasted or mashed, you have lots of good options.
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3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes
Not only do these potatoes have the ultra-crispy, crackly edges you love, but they also have a little added tang and go with everything.
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Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes
These mouthwatering smashed potatoes are tossed in a garlic butter mixture and baked until golden and crispy.
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Roasted Baby Potatoes
Everyone needs a simple, versatile side that’s easy to partner with whatever they’re cooking for dinner.
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Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
If you’re looking for a seriously impressive way to upgrade your basic mashed potatoes, take inspiration from loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings.
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Crock-Pot Cheesy Potatoes
Frozen diced potatoes are the secret to ooey-gooey cheesy slow cooker potatoes. And, it only needs 10 minutes of prep.
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Cinnamon Butter Bath Sweet Potatoes
Cooking cubed sweet potatoes into a bath of milk, butter, and sweet fragrant cinnamon is a super simple way to enhance the fall veggie.
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French-style Chantilly potatoes are the ultimate fast and fancy side dish. The addition of whipped cream makes them extra light and fluffy.
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This classic French side dish is totally luxurious *and* easy to pull off.
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Au Gratin Potatoes
Au gratin potatoes are one of the greatest casseroles of all time. Tender, fluffy potatoes are bathed in a rich and creamy cheese sauce, then baked in a hot oven until bubbly and crisp.
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Crash Hot Potatoes
This easy method for crispy smashed potatoes will be your new go-to side dish.
Vegetable Side Dishes for Steak
The beauty of a steak dinner is that almost any veggie will work to round out dinner. Mushrooms are a natural partner. And you also can’t go wrong with leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or a simple salad.
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Garlic Butter Mushrooms
Mushrooms have a tendency to soak up whatever sauce they’re in, so drenching them in garlic butter is obviously a great decision.
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Caesar Roasted Broccoli
Toss roasted broccoli with Caesar dressing, then shower it with toasted breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese for the ultimate side dish.
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Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is a quick and easy side dish for any night of the week. Add a little Parmesan and garlic to the mix and you have some crave-worthy veggies that take practically no time to whip up.
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Easy Broccoli Rabe
We have an easy trick for tempering this brassica’s bitterness.
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Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
It only takes a handful of ingredients to turn this funky-looking root vegetable into a bursting-with-flavor side veggie.
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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Nothing against classic Caesar salad, but we think this version with crisp and crunchy shaved Brussels sprouts is even better — especially since you can buy them pre-shredded to save time.
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Garlicky Roasted Broccoli
This basic recipe for roasted broccoli is one you’ll make again and again. If you like things spicy, try adding a pinch of red pepper flakes to the florets before roasting.
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Simple Arugula Salad
Peppery arugula has so much natural flavor that it doesn’t really need anything else besides lemon juice and olive oil to make it a great side.
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Easy Skillet Kale with Lemon & Garlic
No, kale isn’t a trend — it’s definitely a vegetable that’s here to stay. So learn how to make it as delicious as possible with this no-fuss approach.
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Quick Sesame Snow Peas
These sesame snow peas recipe is the kind of quick side dish everyone needs to keep in their back pocket. It’s so simple, and versatile enough to pair with just about any type of main dish.
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Easy Fried Cabbage
Cabbage, bacon, and a couple of spices join forces for a quick and easy, smoky-sweet side dish that will forever change the way you think about cabbage.
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Corn on the Cob
During the summer months, you can never ever go wrong with buttery corn on the cob.
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15-Minute Buttered Balsamic Mushrooms
When steak is on the menu, you can take the least expensive, most everyday mushrooms and transform them into a vegetable side that feels decidedly elegant.
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Smoky Creamed Kale
You know what’s even better than creamed spinach? Creamed kale!
Grains and Pasta Side Dishes for Steak
There’s so much goodness packed inside grain and pasta sides, we’d be remiss to exclude them. Your steak will be very happy next to creamy Parmesan orzo or a colorful farro salad.
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Mushroom Rice Pilaf
This creamy mushroom and herb-flecked skillet makes the perfect side to whatever kind of steak you’re cooking up.
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Easy Buttery Garlic Rice
This easy rice is extra flavorful, thanks to the addition of browned, garlic-infused butter and crispy garlic chips.
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One-Pot Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Orzo
This is the creamiest, cheesiest orzo you can imagine, filled with tender mushrooms and baby spinach, that cooks up in a single pot in under 30 minutes.
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Quick to assemble and full of bright, fresh ingredients, this is a side you’re likely to keep on repeat.
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Caprese Pasta Salad
All the classic components of caprese salad — juicy tomatoes, sweet basil, and milky mozzarella, come together in this crowd-pleasing pasta salad.
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Pasta Salad (Without Mayo)
This easy-to-make pasta salad has a creamy flavor, but ditches the mayo in favor of a rich vinaigrette and soft cheese.
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Pesto Pasta Salad
Nothing says summer like tendrils of pasta, fresh mozzarella pearls, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy cucumber dressed in a basil pesto sauce.
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