What to Serve With Flank Steak: 20 Tasty Side Dishes

Flank Steak Sides

Are you tired of serving the same sides with your flank steak and looking for a way to spice up your meal? Look no further!

In this post, you will find 20 easy and delicious side dishes that will perfectly complement flank steak.

Flank Steak Sides

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The best side dishes to serve with flank steak are mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, tomato soup, cauliflower rice, aloo gobi, steamed vegetables, beef and broccoli, gluten-free pasta, carrot mash, pumpkin soup, curried rice, tahini roasted broccoli, green salad, grilled onions, cherry tomato gratin, zesty grilled veggies, and creamy fruit salad. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Flank Steak Sides

1. Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

A flank steak can't do without some mashed and creamy potatoes. The latter dish makes the former taste more creamy and delicious than it already is. Also, mashed potatoes are one of the easiest side options to ace, meaning you can make a big serving quickly with just a few ingredients.

2. Corn On the Cob

Two ears of corn topped with cheese, salt and chopped parsley on a cutter board

If you are looking for something light to serve with flank steak, cook corn on the cob at home. This side dish can be made with just a few ingredients and is effortlessly the favorite of almost everyone.

You can top the cob with grated cheese or spices, depending on your preference.

Follow the tagged recipe to make your corn on the cob in an instant pot.

3. Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

If your flank steak feels too meaty, serve it with a bowl of tomato soup and enjoy the blend of various flavors. Tomato soup helps cut through the strong taste of the steak and gives you a perfect reason to enjoy a wholesome yet light meal.

Ensure that the consistency of the soup is perfect and it is not very spicy.

4. Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice If you want to create a satisfying menu for your guests, serve flank steak with cauliflower rice. This rice dish has fewer calories and is also keto-friendly. If you haven't cooked it before, try the recipe now and pair it with your homemade steak.

5. Aloo Gobi

Aloo gobi

Aloo Gobi is a simple Indian dish featuring potatoes and cauliflower. It has a certain amount of spices in it, but nothing too overwhelming. The dish can be paired with your flank steak, giving you a fulfilling meal to serve.

Once the dish is ready, don't get to garnish it with some cilantro and lime juice.

6. Steamed Vegetables 

Steamed vegetables


If you are tired of cooking extravagant side dishes, choose something simple this time. The best thing about a flank steak is that it tastes great with a variety of options.

So, instead of preparing lavish side dishes, just steam your favorite vegetables, season them with salt and pepper, and serve. This is an excellent idea for quick food options when you are running out of time.

7. Beef and Broccoli

Beef and broccoli

You can also have your steak with beef and broccoli. This is a simple dish featuring well-cooked and moist beef pieces and some healthy and well-seasoned broccoli.

It is an appetizing dish, worth the time you spend on it.

Read the recipe card and collect all the ingredients before you start cooking.

8. Gluten-free Pasta

Gluten-free pasta

Serve your steak on a bed of your favorite gluten-free pasta. This pasta dish is quite heartwarming and every bite will remind you of your childhood.

Besides, you can use the tagged recipe to make the pasta in your instant pot. There is nothing better and more convenient than that.

9. Carrot Mash

Carrot Mash

If you are tired of eating potato mash as a side option, you can make carrot mash for a change. This is a beautiful, creamy, and sweet side dish that cuts through the strong flavors of your steak.

Carrot mash helps balance the flavors of your dish, making you feel full for the day.

10. Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup

Have you ever tried pumpkin soup? This dish has a creamy texture and a mild flavor. You can pair the soup with your steak and experience a wonderful duo.

Make this amazing side dish at home, and warm up your winter.

11. Curried Rice


This side dish might be new for you. However, it is always wise to experience new flavors and bring versatility to your life.

Curried rice includes plain rice flavored with curry powder and other relevant spices for an excellent punch of flavors. This dish also contains peas, carrots, and nuts, perfect to make you feel full.

12. Tahini Roasted Broccoli

Tahini Roasted Broccoli

If you want your broccoli to taste warm, and savory with sour undertones, try this recipe. This is an excellent side dish and complements your steak pretty well.

Read the tagged recipe and make it at home.

13. Green Salad

Green salad

This salad is a summertime treat as it is pretty refreshing. Since steak can feel heavy at times, green salad explodes with sweet and savory tones and makes you enjoy a well-balanced meal.

You can customize the salad according to your choice and add your favorite vegetables.

14. Wedge Salad

Here is another delicious salad to make your day. A wedge salad is pretty refreshing and crisp. It features iceberg salad topped with blue cheese topping, a treat for the eyes and your stomach.

Make this wedge salad with just a few ingredients and serve it with your flank steak.

15. Apple Cranberry Slaw

Apple cranberry slaw

This slaw has apples, cranberries, walnuts, green onions, and lots of love. The dish is perfectly crunchy and sweet.

What's more, it pairs well with your steak.

16. Grilled Onions

Grilled onions

Your flank steak can taste as great as predicted with even the simplest side dishes. Serve your main dish with grilled onions and thank us later.

This side option can get ready within a few minutes and give you lots of comfort.

17. Cherry Tomato Gratin

Cherry tomato gratin

This is another side dish worth tasting. This gratin contains amazing and refreshing tomatoes with baguette cubes, giving you a fulfilling and happy food treat to enjoy.

Try this dish today and share your views with us.

18. Zesty Grilled Veggies

Zesty grilled veggies

Next, we have home-cooked zesty grilled veggies as a perfect side dish. It is a flavorful option with crunchy vegetables to eat with your steak.

Perfect for summer lunches, this dish takes only a few minutes to make and looks pretty tempting. Also, it adds lots of color to your lunch table.

19. Creamed Peas

Creamed peas

Dig into the recipe and make yourself amazing and tasty creamed peas. It is a delight to make these peas and even more fun and comforting to eat them.

Garnish your peas with some red pepper flakes to make them spicy.

20. Creamy Fruit Salad

Creamy fruit salad

Finally, prepare a dish of creamy fruit salad with your steak. You can customize the fruits used according to your preference and liking.

It is best to add only seasonal fruits to this salad.

Now that you know all the options to serve with a flank steak, make different combinations at home and impress your guests. We look forward to hear your feedback.

Best Side Dishes For Flank Steak

  1. Mashed potatoes
  2. Corn on the cob
  3. Tomato soup
  4. Cauliflower rice
  5. Aloo gobi
  6. Steamed vegetables
  7. Beef and broccoli
  8. Gluten-free pasta
  9. Carrot mash
  10. Pumpkin soup
  11. Curried rice
  12. Tahini roasted broccoli
  13. Green salad
  14. Wedge salad
  15. Apple-cranberry slaw
  16. Grilled onions
  17. Cherry tomato gratin
  18. Zesty Grilled Veggies
  19. Creamed peas
  20. Creamy fruit salad

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Flank Steak Sides

What To Serve With Flank Steak

Looking for the best sides to eat with your juicy flank steak? We have 20 delicious ideas for the perfect meal.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flank steak, flank steaks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 Flank steak


  • Make the best flank steak using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat flank steak with mashed potatoes, pumpkin soup, curried rice, green salad, creamy fruit salad, steamed vegetables, gluten-free pasta, carrot mash, aloo gobi, tomato soup and corn on the cob.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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