Can’t decide what to serve with steak bites?
Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
We’ve got a few suggestions, on the house.
Look, sides are a pain, especially if you’re trying to throw together a meal for guests on the fly.
Even if you’ve got a stocked fridge and pantry, you might find yourself scrambling to come up with an appetizing combo.
- What should you serve with steak bites?
- Do you go with your grandmother’s macaroni and cheese recipe?
- Or do you mix it up by opting for a more exotic combination?
We’ve done all the research for you!
We’ve compiled 26 of the tastiest and easiest sides to serve with steak bites, so all you need to do is pick one that’s right for your tastes.
Let’s get started!
What to Serve with Steak Bites (26 Best Sides)
We’re always looking for ways to make our favorite foods even better, and steak bites are no exception.
So check out the list below, and get ready for a mouthful!
These addictive little spuds are coated in a salty, garlicky blend of olive oil, basil, and salt before they’re baked until crispy.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, throw some Sriracha on there for an extra kick!
These are awesome.
You can buy them in a bag from the store, or you can make them yourself by cooking potatoes until they’re soft and then smashing them with a fork or masher.
If you’re making them yourself, you have to add in salt and butter.
- First, cut the potatoes into pieces, then boil the potatoes until they’re soft enough that a fork will go all the way through but not so soft that they fall apart when you try to smash them.
- Make sure you drain off as much water as possible after boiling them so they’re not too wet.
- While the potatoes are boiling, melt some butter in a small pan over medium heat.
- Once it’s melted, add in your salt and stir to mix it in.
- Drain your potatoes once they’re done and put them back in the pot so they stay hot.
- Then pour your buttery salt mixture over the top of the potatoes and use a fork to smash them all up into little pieces—you’ll want to keep mashing until there aren’t any big chunks left.
- Serve immediately!
This super tasty alternative to fries is a great way to get in some veggies.
It’s served piping hot with a little bit of chili powder for a kick of flavor.
Be careful: it’s pretty addicting!
These bite-sized morsels are packed full of bacon and cheese for a savory side dish that goes perfectly with steak bites.
The caramelized sweetness from the balsamic vinegar is absolutely divine!
Look out for them at fine dining establishments in the very near future.
The citrus butter gives this roasted corn dish an incredibly unique flavor.
Serve with steak bites and we guarantee your guests will be coming back for more!
These are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.
The best part is, they look like little corkscrews!
They’ll be the perfect side dish to serve with your steak bites.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix together the sliced potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and place potatoes on them in a single layer. Make sure the potatoes aren’t overlapping!
- Roast potatoes at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top and soft inside (but not squishy).
- Serve warm with your steak bites!
When people think about French onion soup in relation to steak bites, they usually picture a bowl of soup topped with cheese and bread crumbs and a giant hunk of meat on top.
While we love that traditional take on French onion soup, we also love this lighter, easier-to-eat version that goes great with steak bites.
The caramelized onions are a perfect crunchy and sweet complement to the warm steak bites.
Corn on the cob is already one of our favorite side dishes for summer barbecues, but it’s also a fantastic complement to steak bites when it’s cold outside!
The sweetness of the corn pairs perfectly with the warm steak bites—and don’t forget to add some butter!
A classic and easy side dish, asparagus is always a hit.
Because it’s so quick to cook, you’ll have time during your party to enjoy some of the other sides at the party while your guests are also chowing down on their asparagus spears.
Roasting potatoes is always a good move, but roasted potatoes with cheese and bacon take things to another level.
Use red potatoes for the best results—not only do they hold their shape during roasting, but their color will also turn bright orange when roasted.
Pasta salad is classic picnic fare.
And even though it’s simple in theory, it’s hard to really nail in practice.
To bring this dish up a notch, add some juicy cherry tomatoes that have been halved or quartered (depending on the size).
You can almost hear them popping as you bite into them!
This is the simplest and easiest dish here, and it’s great for a cozy winter meal, especially if you’re all snuggled up in your cabin, far away from the prying eyes of people from the city.
It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, a little bit smoky—and it’s warm and filling enough to serve as your main course if you have a small appetite.
We recommend using pink beans or pale green beans.
For something simple and comforting, rice pudding is always a winner.
It’s also easy to adapt to whatever tastes you have that day:
- Swap out vanilla extract for almond or cinnamon
- Add chocolate chips or raisins or pineapple chunks
- Add rum extract instead of vanilla
- Stir in whipped cream
- Stir in nuts
- Use brown rice instead of white rice
- Top with berries instead of cocoa powder…
We could go on and on!
If you’re new to cooking, fried rice is relatively easy to make.
- 1 cup of white rice
- 2 cups of vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1-2 large eggs
- Start by sautéing the rice until it becomes a little brown on the bottom.
- Then add the egg and stir vigorously until the egg is cooked.
- Add the vegetables and continue stirring.
- When the vegetables have softened, remove from heat.
- Serve warm with steak bites.
Cooking tip: Replace or add any of the vegetables in this recipe as your heart desires, but keep in mind that different vegetables will require different amounts of time to cook. For example, broccoli will take longer to soften than carrots or peas.
This side dish is easy to make!
Just chop up your broccoli into bite-sized pieces, toss it in some olive oil and lemon juice, add some salt and pepper (or other seasonings), and then put it on a foil-lined pan to bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes.
Grilled corn casserole is an easy high-heat version of a classic summertime side dish.
Lightly coat the cobs in oil, wrap them in foil, and throw them on the grill for 15 minutes to roast and caramelize the corn’s natural sweetness.
After they’re done grilling, toss them in a bowl with some crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh parsley, and your favorite spices, then bake until bubbly—about 10 minutes.
This easy side dish will taste delicious served alongside these steak bites.
Baked potatoes are cheap and easy, plus they’re delicious!
And if you add sour cream, butter, and maybe some bacon bits (because bacon makes everything better), then you’ll feel like you’re in heaven when you bite into that fluffy mound of goodness.
Green salad is a very easy side dish and pairs perfectly with steak.
You can buy a pre-made salad and add tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables that you like.
If you want to make your own salad, buy some lettuce at the grocery store, wash it, dry it, and cut it into pieces that are bite-sized.
The dressing you put on the salad also depends on your taste.
If you want an easier way to make a dressing, buy one from the grocery store that is designed for salads.
Once your ready to eat the salad, take some lettuce from the bowl and put it on a plate or in a bowl with some of the other vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers etc.) that you bought.
Then add dressing. This meal is delicious when served warm or cold.
If you’re looking for something sweet, fruit tarts are a perfect choice.
Fruit tarts are easy to make and don’t take long, which means you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your meal.
Plus, they’re sure to get you into the summertime spirit!
Watercress salad is a refreshing dish that’s perfect for grilling season—you don’t want to fill up on heavy foods when there’s so much fun to be had outside!
It’s also delicious with steak bites, which makes this the perfect side dish for your next barbecue.
French fries are classic—they go with everything from burgers to chicken.
And if you make them yourself, you can control exactly what goes into them and how they taste (which is good because store-bought ones can have some sketchy ingredients).
Served with steak bites, these fries are the perfect side dish for any occasion!
Here’s how to make it!
- 1/2 lb macaroni noodles
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 lb cheese (just use your favorite kind—we used cheddar)
- 2 tsp. pepper to taste
- Boil noodles for 5 minutes in a pot of water
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
- Put in a greased bowl and cover with foil
- Bake at 350°F for 30-45 minutes or until browned on top
- Remove from the oven and let cool
- Eat while still warm
If you’re looking for something a little different, why not try some cream of mushroom soup?
It’s got that creamy taste that goes perfect with your steak meal, and only takes a few minutes to whip up.
Add some dashes of salt and pepper and your side is done before you know it!
This option is perfect for anyone who loves comfort food or even just loves eating soup.
Steamed broccoli is a classic side dish that’s perfect for a wide variety of meat dishes.
It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and goes great with any kind of sauce. Broccoli also has high levels of vitamins!
Zucchini gratin is an even easier side dish to make.
You can put it on the plate next to your steak bites or add it when serving, but this time you should cook the zucchini before adding it to the gratin dish.
The taste of zucchini pairs well with steak patties because they both provide a crunchy taste.
Here’s our favorite way to go about it!
- 2 pounds zucchini
- sliced thinly lengthwise
- 2 cups grated Gruyère cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Grease an 8″ x 8″ pan with butter or cooking spray.
- Layer half of the zucchini in the bottom of the pan and top with half of the cheese.
- Add remaining zucchini and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown on top.
- Let cool 5 minutes before serving with steak bites.
5 Tips for Serving Steak Bites with Side Dishes
- Use the best ingredients you can find, so that the meal will be delicious, even without the steak bites.
- Buy high-quality steak bites online if you don’t have a local store that sells them.
- If you get your steak bites from a local store and they’re really big, cut them into smaller pieces before using them in your recipe. That way, everyone gets some!
- If you’re serving steak bites as an appetizer, make sure to serve plenty of dips and sauces alongside them so everyone can unleash their inner caveman/woman!
- Always make sure there are enough side dishes, because steak bites are delicious but they won’t fill you up on their own!
Considerations when Serving Sides with Steak Bites
There are so many considerations when thinking about what to serve with steak bites:
Will You Be Serving a Variety of Different Cuts of Meat?
In that case, you’ll want to serve a side that can be eaten alongside each type of meat, like some delicious garlic bread.
If you’re not serving multiple cuts of meat, then garlic bread will still work well as a side, even if it won’t complement each bite.
What Does the Meat Look Like?
If you’re serving steak bites that are all the same cut and color, then it’s best to serve something colorful with them.
That way they’ll stand out against each other and your guests will be able to easily identify their meal.
Are You Serving Other Dishes Besides Steak Bites?
One of the biggest considerations is whether or not you’ll be serving other dishes at all.
If you are, then it’s good to make sure your side dish complements those other dishes, but doesn’t overpower them.
You don’t want to be the hero of the night—you want to compliment the hero.
You also want to make sure that if you’re having a big meal, your side dish fits in with what everyone else will eat.
If everyone else will be eating some sort of salad, maybe it’d be good to go with a dozen scalloped potatoes instead of some asparagus spears.
How Will You Cook the Steak Bites?
Steak can be prepared in a variety of ways, but you need to consider what kind of side dish would work best with the method you choose.
For instance, if you’re steaming your meat, the flavors of your side dish will be accentuated by the steam from the food.
Therefore, if you want something that has a bold flavor, like lemon or cilantro, one good choice would be to serve them with a milder side dish like rice or potatoes.
Another option for steamed meats is to serve them over a bed of greens.
In contrast to steaming, grilling and frying are methods that don’t allow for much steam to escape from the food being prepared.
If you want to pair a bold-flavored dish with either of these cooking methods, a good choice would be to prepare an equally bold-flavored side dish.
This would make sure that neither the meat nor the sides overshadow each other.
What to Serve with Steak Bites (26 Best Sides)
- Oven-Salt Potatoes
- Smashed potatoes
- Fried Cauliflower
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Balsamic Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Corn with Citrus Butter
- Curly Fries
- French Onion Soup
- Corn on the Cob
- Asparagus Spears
- Roasted Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon
- Pasta Salad
- Warm Bean Salad
- Rice Pudding
- Fried Rice
- Lemon Butter Broccoli
- Grilled Corn Casserole
- A Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Butter
- A Simple Green Salad
- Fruit Tarts
- Watercress Salad
- Simple French Fries
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Cream of Mushroom soup
- Steamed Broccoli
- Zucchini Gratin
- Pick any of the sides from this list to serve with your dinner.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to eat in less than 20 minutes!