So, you’ve decided to go full-on carnivore tonight with that incredible steak and chips dinner.
You’re going to love it.
But before you dig in, you might be asking yourself… what else should I serve here?
Should I stick to meat, or are there some good non-meat side dishes that will pair deliciously with all this beefiness?
Well, we’re here to tell you that there’s a whole world of sides out there waiting for you.
And they don’t have to be boring or time-consuming to make!
What to Serve with Steak and Chips
You’ve got a steak and chips—now what?
Here are ten sides to pair with your steak and chips:
The first side is roasted carrots.
- To make them, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then take a bunch of carrots, peel off the outer layer, and cut them into small pieces.
- Put the carrots in a baking dish and drizzle olive oil on top. Stir it around until the carrots are covered in oil.
- Then put the dish in the oven and roast them until they’re soft (approximately 30 minutes).
- Once they’re done, sprinkle some herb de Provence on top and enjoy!
Steaming your green beans is the best way to maintain their color, flavor, and crunch.
- First, place the beans in a pot of cold water and bring them to a boil.
- Once they are boiling, reduce the heat slightly so that they continue boiling at a low boil for 2-3 minutes. This will make sure that they retain their color and don’t get mushy or start to brown.
- Drain the water after 2-3 minutes and rinse them off with cold water to stop them from cooking further.
- To prepare your broccoli, start by cutting off any leaves at the top of stalks.
- Then peel away the tough outer layer of each stalk of broccoli.
- After that, cut off the florets and chop them into small pieces—or grate them on a grater!
The stalks can be sliced into thin sticks or halved lengthwise before being sautéed in butter for about 8 minutes on medium-low heat.
A salad is a great option for pairing with steak and chips because of its freshness.
The flavors in the salad can cut through the richness of the steak, making it a refreshing complement to the main course.
- To make a salad, wash your greens thoroughly and spin them in your salad spinner. You want the leaves to be as dry as possible before you put them into your bowl, so they don’t dilute the dressing.
- Next, chop up your favorite veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, or carrots, and add them to your bowl.
- Finally, pour on some dressing and toss everything together until evenly coated!
Then eat your steak and chips while you watch TV or listen to music or read a book.
You can even make this side dish ahead of time if you want—just store the dressing and salad separate until you’re ready to eat!
Homemade macaroni and cheese is the perfect accompaniment to steak and chips.
With just five ingredients, you can whip up this dish in just 30 minutes and feel like a gourmet chef.
- First, boil water to make the macaroni noodles according to package instructions (typically 10-12 minutes).
- While that’s cooking, grate 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese, 1 cup of parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
- Once the pasta is al dente, drain it and return it to the pot.
- Add one stick of butter and let it melt before adding half a cup of heavy cream.
- Add the grated cheeses slowly once everything is mixed together evenly.
- Finally, add one teaspoon of both salt and pepper for seasoning.
- Serve immediately for an amazing side dish!
Mashed potatoes are one of the most popular side dishes in the U.S., and they pair well with steak and chips, especially if you’re serving steak that’s been marinated in Guinness.
You can make them by boiling peeled potatoes with a dash of garlic powder, mashing them with margarine, sour cream, and salt, and topping them with shredded cheese.
You’ll have to be careful when making mashed potatoes because they’re easy to overcook, which can result in a gummy texture.
To avoid this, cook the potatoes on high heat until they’re just fork-tender; then remove from heat and let them cool.
It’s important not to add butter or milk until after the potato has cooled down or else it could end up tasting greasy (and nobody likes that).
7. Tomato soup
If you’d rather serve tomato soup with your meal, that’s another great option.
A popular variation of tomato soup is made by adding soy sauce and hot dog chunks to canned tomato soup.
You can also add vinegar for a tangy taste.
Sweet potatoes are rich in nutrients and super filling, which is great for when you’re craving something crunchy to munch on while you watch the game.
Here’s how to make baked sweet potato fries:
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Slice your sweet potato into thin strips or use a mandolin if you have one
- Toss the strips in olive oil, salt, and pepper (or your favorite seasonings)
- Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes
- Serve immediately with steak and chips!
While you can’t go wrong with steak and chips, they’re not exactly the most nutritious meal.
If you want to make a well-rounded dinner, try serving your steak and chips with roasted root vegetables.
Here’s how to make this side dish step-by-step:
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Gather 2 large carrots, 2 turnips, 2 parsnips, and 1 rutabaga.
- Peel the vegetables and chop them into small pieces (about 1 inch each).
- Put the vegetables in a large bowl and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, and salt and pepper (to taste).
- Toss until the vegetables are covered in oil and seasoning.
- Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer so that they cook evenly.
- Roast for about 30 minutes or until golden brown—you should be able to easily pierce the vegetables with a fork when they’ve finished cooking!
10. Garlic bread
Some people like to serve steak and chips with a simple side salad, but if you’re looking for something a bit more crunchy, this garlic bread recipe is for you!
- Start by slicing a loaf of bread into slices.
- Put each slice on a baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil.
- Put the baking sheet in the oven, between 450° and 500° Fahrenheit for around 10 minutes.
- Take out of the oven. Add garlic salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano and black pepper to taste (add more of these seasonings if desired).
- Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes or so.
And you’re done!
Enjoy your garlic bread with your steak and chips!
What Veg to Serve with Steak and Chips?
You can never go wrong with steak and chips, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a little.
A healthy dose of vegetables is an easy way to round out your meal and trick your body into thinking you’re eating healthier than you actually are.
Here are 4 vegetables that go well with steak and chips, and why:
We all know mushrooms are good for you, but not all mushrooms have the same benefits—and there’s no point in sticking to just one kind, especially when you can mix them up for maximum flavor!
The best kinds of mushrooms for this dish include Portobello, Chestnut, and Oyster mushrooms—their meaty textures complement your meaty steak perfectly!
When it comes to infusing flavour into vegetables, there’s nothing better than bacon!
Roast your sprouts in butter with chopped bacon pieces for a delicious, smoky taste that goes perfectly with steak.
You can even add garlic and chilli flakes to take things up a level!
3. Asparagus wrapped in parma ham
The best way to serve asparagus is to cook it on the grill or in a frying pan until it has lightly browned, then wrap it in crispy slices of Parma ham.
This will bring out its natural sweetness while adding an extra layer of flavour.
4. Broccoli and stilton bake
Broccoli is one of the most versatile vegetables available, which means you can use a variety of different ingredients to create some tasty dishes.
Make a broccoli and stilton bake by throwing broccoli florets into boiling water for three minutes, then drain them and put them into an oven dish with crumbled stilton cheese.
What Sauce to Have with Steak and Chips?
If you’re looking for a sauce that goes well with steak and chips, look no further than these three options:
Garlic and olive oil is the foundation of this sauce, which pairs well with chips, but can also be used as a spread on sandwiches.
- Make it by blending garlic cloves, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and an egg yolk together in a food processor.
- Slowly pour in olive oil while blending, then add more salt and pepper to taste!
This Argentinian sauce is made from parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and white wine vinegar.
A dash of lemon juice helps round out the flavor profile.
- Pour the white wine vinegar into a bowl and add minced garlic cloves and red pepper flakes.
- Let it sit for about five minutes before adding chopped parsley and cilantro leaves (dried oregano can be added here too).
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Béarnaise sauce is an ideal complement for steak and fries because it has a similar flavor profile.
It’s savory, it has strong flavors and aromas from its herbs and spices, but it doesn’t compete with the meat or potatoes, which are the stars of the show.
Béarnaise sauce also pairs well with either lemon or vinegar, which are frequently used on fries to add brightness and acidity.
What Starter Goes with Steak and Chips?
If you’re going to have steak and chips, it’s important to choose a starter that will help cut the heaviness of the dish.
A salad or soup can be a great way to start off your meal, because they’re light without being boring.
A lot of people think of salads as rabbit food, but if you get creative with your ingredients and dressing, it can really make for an exciting meal.
We’re partial to kale salads with bacon because we’re suckers for bacon—but you could also go for something like spinach with walnuts and goat cheese.
For soups, you can’t go wrong with classic tomato basil.
It’s a little heavier than your average soup, but not so much that it’ll weigh you down before the main course.
Another good option is French onion soup—just don’t eat all the bread or it will be too heavy!
What to Serve with Steak and Chips (10 Easy Sides)
- Roasted carrots
- Steamed green beans
- Buttered broccoli
- A leafy green salad with dressing
- Homemade macaroni and cheese
- Mashed potatoes
- Tomato soup
- Baked sweet potato fries
- Roasted root vegetables
- Garlic bread
- Pick any of the sides from this list to serve with your steak dinner.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in no time!