Looking for healthy sides for steak? From potatoes to veggies to the classic surf and turf, you'll love these easy and delicious recipes for the perfect side dish to serve with your next steak dinner.
Create the ultimate steak dinner by serving healthy alternatives to the traditional steakhouse side items. These tasty options for gluten-free, keto, paleo and Whole30 recipes will keep you satisfied, and able to enjoy your steak dinner with no regrets.
You'll find healthy accompaniments to serve with your flank steak, ribeye, or filet mignon dinner in this collection of easy and delicious side dish recipes.
Best Healthy Sides For Steak
From various methods to preparing vegetables to infusing them with savory seasonings, you'll also find low carb alternatives for bread as well as tasty ideas for easy surf and turf meals.
Roasted Asparagus With Easy Hollandaise Sauce
Ten minutes is all you need for a delicious roasted asparagus side veggie that pairs perfectly with steak.
Take it over the top, literally, with the equally tasty hollandaise sauce that comes together in seconds. Egg yolks, lemon juice, ghee plus a dash of cayenne pepper is combined into a creamy sauce with the help of your blender. Drizzle it over the roasted asparagus for an elegant finish.
Garlic Roasted Broccoli
Beef and broccoli have always been a complementary pairing. This roasted broccoli side dish with garlic will be a savory green vegetable that's easy, flavorful and healthy.
Fresh broccoli florets are drizzled with garlic-infused olive oil before a short session in the oven. Once the broccoli begins to lightly brown on the edges and caramelize, it's ready to take its place next to your juicy steak.
Broccoli Salad With Bacon
This easy raw broccoli salad is right at home as a crunchy and delicious side dish for steak. Bright, colorful, packed with nutrients and vitamins, this simple salad is also quick to assemble. It combines ingredients of broccoli florets, chopped walnuts, golden raisins and crumbled cooked bacon.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Put your slow cooker to work caramelizing sweet potatoes to tender deliciousness. You can make this crowd-pleasing side item in the afternoon while you do other things. Just add the sweet potatoes to the slow cooker, put the lid on, set it to cook and walk away.
Top the potatoes with ghee and a splash of maple syrup or a drizzle of honey for an extra taste of sweetness, if you desire. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Savor the tartness of Brussels sprouts that are roasted to crispy perfection and finished with balsamic vinegar. Thanks to your air fryer you can have this side item ready to plate in as little as 15 minutes.
Drizzle the sprouts with olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper before their session in the air fryer and add the balsamic vinegar just before serving.
Simple Roasted Tomatoes
You'll love the flavor of these easy roasted tomatoes that are ready in as little as 15 minutes. Use cherry or grape tomatoes and cut the larger ones in half before placing on a baking pan and drizzling with olive oil.
Season them with a dash of salt and pepper and roast until the juices have released. Garnish with your choice of fresh herbs such as fresh basil, rosemary or parsley, or try crushed red pepper or balsamic vinegar.
Zucchini Pasta Pesto
This substantial side dish of a zesty vegetable pasta tossed with a homemade walnut, basil and roasted garlic pesto will make a full meal when paired with a juicy steak.
Use spiralized zucchini for a fresh summer noodle and toss with the pesto. Garnish with grape tomatoes before serving.
Unbelievably easy to make, roasted carrots are a healthy side dish for almost any dinner. Roasting carrots will bring out their natural sweetness.
Just toss peeled and cut carrots with melted coconut oil, sea salt and cracked pepper. Place them on a baking sheet and roast to caramelized goodness in as little as 20 minutes.
Paleo, keto and Whole30 compliant, you'll want to serve this delicious cauliflower rice as a healthy side item for a steak meal.
Let your food processor help you "rice" raw cauliflower with just a few pulses to turn it into a rice-like texture. A quick sauté of the cauliflower rice in olive oil or ghee is all it needs before serving.
Grilled Romaine Salad With Bacon And Ranch
A classic wedge salad has always been a classic pairing for a steak dinner. While you're grilling your steak, throw on large Romaine lettuce leaves for a delicious alternative to a traditional blue cheese topped wedge or Caesar salad.
Give these hearty leaves a few minutes of charring for a smoky flavor. When ready to serve, top the lettuce with cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and drizzle with homemade dairy-free ranch dressing. Perfection!
Smoked Maple Butternut Squash
Infuse butternut squash with a delectable smoky flavor by using your grill and a pan of wood chips, or a smoker, if you have one. Once tender, mash the squash and add a drizzle of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness to balance out the smokiness.
Alternatively, you can roast the butternut squash in the oven and achieve smokey flavor by adding a little smoked paprika or chipotle peppers to the mashed puree.
It's almost unheard of to have a steak dinner without garlic bread, so check out these keto recipes for delicious alternatives. You'll find low carb ways to make bread or rolls with paleo-friendly ingredients that are equally tasty and healthier than traditional recipes.
Serve with melted ghee or olive oil with garlic and herbs for dipping. So many delicious possibilities!
Keep it simple and fresh with this guacamole recipe that will be a delicious addition to a steak dinner. Mashed avocado, finely chopped onion, diced jalapeño, lime juice and sea salt are all you need for this tasty condiment.
It's perfect as a dip for fries, to dollop on baked potatoes or on a salad. There's no wrong way to enjoy it!
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
This low carb version of hummus uses roasted cauliflower in place of chickpeas for a veggie version of the classic dip. But it has all the traditional Mediterranean flavors with tahini, olive oil, garlic and lemon.
Garnish with a sprinkle of cumin and serve a bowl of it alongside a platter of sliced steak crisp crudités for a side that doubles as a dip.
Pair smoked shrimp as a delectable side item with steak and create a delicious surf and turf protein-packed meal. Toss peeled or unpeeled shrimp with garlic-infused olive oil and salt and pepper before starting the smoking process.
Use a smoker or grill with wood chips to infuse the shrimp with delicious flavor. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Lobster Tail
Offer a side of lobster tail paired with steak for the ultimate surf and turf meal. Lobster tails are quickly and easily cut in half, lengthwise, before being brushed with a lemon and garlic butter mixture and air fried to tenderness in about 10 minutes.
Serve with the extra garlic and lemon butter sauce for a delectable seafood and beef dinner.
Recipe by Coastal Wandering
Air Fryer Baked Potato
Use your air fryer to cook the always popular baked potato steak dinner side item to steamy tenderness. Spritz the outside of Russet potatoes with avocado oil and sprinkle with salt before air frying them. Potato skins are full of nutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals and are edible, if you choose.
By oiling and seasoning them, it ensures a crispy outer crust that's the perfect contrast to the inner tender and soft potato flesh.
Recipe by Coastal Wandering
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
French fries are always a welcome accompaniment for a steak dinner, and here, these thinly cut sweet potatoes make the perfect side item for dipping. They're easy to make from scratch and you don't even need to peel them!
A simple homemade spice blend that includes garlic and onion powders give them a savory boost while they roast in the oven. Serve with the homemade garlic aioli dipping sauce for the ultimate tasty experience.
Recipe by Nysaa's Kitchen
Paleo Mac And Cheese
You'll appreciate this paleo mac and cheese recipe that creatively uses cauliflower in place of traditional pasta. The creamy "cheese" sauce is made with ghee, yellow squash, carrots, coconut milk, spices and seasonings.
This paleo version of a classic side dish will be a welcome accompaniment to a steak meal.
Recipe by My Natural Family
Healthy Green Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole with mushrooms is up-leveled to healthy status, making it a delicious dairy-free recipe to go with a steak dinner.
A cashew-based sauce holds the fresh green beans together while homemade fried onions dipped in a seasoned tapioca and coconut flour mixture keep it Whole30 compliant. It's a flavorful vegetable side dish that everyone will enjoy.
Recipe by Mary's Whole Life
Whole 30 Onion Rings
No deep frying needed with these crispy air fryer onion rings which are always a delicious pairing with steak. Prepare a faux buttermilk coating by using lemon juice and coconut cream. Dip the onion rings in seasoned almond flour before dredging in the buttermilk mixture then back in the flour mixture.
Use avocado oil on your baking sheet before adding the onion rings and air frying. No air fryer? No problem! Just bake these tasty onion rings in a traditional oven.
Recipe by Organically Addison
So if you're looking for healthy side options to pair with your dinner tonight, try one of these easy-to-make, flavorful side dishes that complement beef grilled, pan-seared or baked to perfection.