Beef stroganoff is a delicious dish that is full of tender beef mixed with flavorful mushrooms and sour cream. It is always served over egg noodles, but it can also be served over rice or mashed potatoes.
This dish is best served with some type of side dish to add color to your plate. Here are some ideas for easy side dishes for beef stroganoff
22 Best Side Dishes For Beef Stroganoff
Pasta is a great choice for beef stroganoff because it’s hearty and tends to hold up well when paired with this dish. You can also use pasta to absorb some of the sauce from the beef stroganoff, so consider using fettuccine or linguine for this purpose. A good option for the pasta is fresh egg noodles that have been boiled until they’re tender and then drained before being added to your plate.
Rice is another good option for serving beef stroganoff because it’s light and fluffy — just like the noodles — but it also has enough substance to stand up to this meal’s hearty nature. It’s important not to add too much rice because otherwise, it will overwhelm the flavor of your main dish. Instead, consider using white rice or even wild rice to compliment your main course without overpowering it.
Potatoes are an excellent addition to any meal because they hold up well in hot temperatures and they absorb flavors well so they don’t crowd out other ingredients on your plate. You can also use potatoes as a side dish for beef stroganoff. This is a great way to use up leftover roasted or boiled potatoes.
4. Baked potatoes
Baked potatoes are another good choice for stroganoff because they cook at a low temperature and give plenty of flavor to your beef stroganoff without overpowering it. You can also replace the vegetable broth with chicken broth, but this will make the dish too salty. If you need to cut back on the salt, consider using unsalted butter instead of margarine when adding it to your stroganoff recipe.
5. Potato dumplings
If you’re looking for a potato side dish to go with your beef stroganoff, try making these dumplings. They’re simple to make and will only require a few ingredients. Simply boil the potatoes until they are soft, mash them with butter and egg, then form them into small balls. Mix flour with salt and pepper and combine it with the mashed potatoes. Place the formed dumplings in boiling water for about 10 minutes or until they float. You can also add some parsley or thyme if you want.
6. Mashed Potatoes
Make mashed potatoes in the slow cooker for an easy side dish. Add the potatoes, butter and milk to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or until tender. Mash with a potato masher or use an electric mixer to mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
7. Rice Pilaf
Prepare rice pilaf in the slow cooker by adding cooked rice and water to a slow cooker along with onion, garlic and butter. Cook on high for 2 hours or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed by the rice. Serve immediately or keep warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
8. Vegetable Medley
A vegetable medley of carrots, green beans, and peas makes a great accompaniment to beef stroganoff. Add vegetables to a saucepan with water, salt, and pepper; cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender but still crisp. Cook in a slow cooker. Serve as a side dish with beef stroganoff or use as a topping for biscuits, bread, or crackers.
9. Green Beans
Green beans are an excellent choice because they have a mild flavor and they go well with the flavors in the beef stroganoff. You can cook them until they are soft, or you can give them a little bit of crunch by cooking them longer.
10. Buttered Noodles
Buttered noodles are another good option because they have a similar texture as egg noodles, which are used in beef stroganoff. You can use any type of pasta, such as fettuccine or spaghetti, and then add butter, salt, and pepper to taste before serving.
11. Creamed Spinach
Stroganoff is often served with creamed spinach on the side. This is an easy way to make this dish vegetarian-friendly by simply substituting beef for tofu or tempeh. Add some onion powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg to the tofu or tempeh before browning it in a pan with oil or butter. Then, add vegetable stock and heavy cream to create a creamy sauce for your vegetables
12. Mustard-and-sour cream sauce
Cook 6 ounces sliced mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until they begin to brown, 6 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour and cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Whisk in 1/2 cup beef broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/2 cup sour cream; season with salt and pepper. Serve with stroganoff.
13. Cornbread Muffins
Cornbread muffins are a great choice for serving beef stroganoff because they are hearty and have the taste of cornbread. There is no need to make your own cornbread because you can use frozen, canned, or even homemade. Prepare the muffins by combining the dry ingredients into one bowl and the wet ingredients into another. Make sure that everything is combined well before forming it into muffin cups.
Toasting the bread works best for keeping the muffins light and fluffy. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray and arrange muffin cups on a baking sheet; bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
14. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Strawberries and spinach make a good topping for the salad because they are both sweet and they taste great with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Simply combine 1/2 cup chopped balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons minced shallots, 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup olive oil, and salt to taste in a bowl or mason jar. Stir or shake until well combined and then toss with spinach and sliced strawberries.
15. Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese
Green beans are a great choice for side dishes with this recipe because they go well with the creamy sauce. Add some garlic, butter, and cheese to give them extra flavor and make them stand out from other green beans. Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a saucepan over high heat, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, then dump in the green beans. Cook them until they are tender but still crisp and drain well.
16. Side Salad
Side salads are also a good choice for serving beef stroganoff. Add 3 cups spinach leaves, 2 cups chopped tomatoes, and 1 cup sliced onions to a large bowl or salad bowl. Combine 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, fresh lemon juice to taste, and salt to taste. Toss until the ingredients are mixed well and serve.
17. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is an easy and delicious addition to any meal. It’s also a great way to use up the leftover garlic cloves from making your beef stroganoff. Just slice a loaf of French bread into 1-inch slices, spread each slice with butter and minced garlic, then broil in the oven until golden brown. Serve this alongside your beef stroganoff as an appetizer or alongside your main course as a side dish.
18. Baked Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall vegetables and make a great alternative to traditional potatoes in this dish. You can bake them in their skins at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes until soft inside and crispy outside — or try roasting them instead! Just slice them open lengthwise and roast them face down in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes until they’re tender on the inside and crispy on top. While they’re roasting, make sure they don’t overlap too much so they cook evenly — you can also use a roasting rack for this if you have one.
19. Broccolini And Garlic
If you’re looking for a veggie side dish that can be ready in just minutes, try broccoli and cheese. Chop off the top half-inch of the broccolini stems, discard them and chop the remaining parts into 1/2-in slices. Rinse the chopped broccolini in cold water, then boil some salted water in a large saucepan. Cook the broccoli, stirring occasionally and adding a little bit of water if it appears dry until it turns bright green. Drain and add 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook the broccoli until tender but still crisp. Add 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese to the pan, tossing until cheese melts into the sauce before serving.
Cabbage is a great side dish for beef stroganoff. It’s easy to cook and goes well with the savory flavors of the beef. If you want to add some extra flavor, add some celery root or even some parsnips.
Cut cabbage into wedges or strips and sauté in butter or oil until lightly browned. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
21. Lemon Asparagus Orzo
If you’re looking for a lighter option, lemon asparagus orzo is a great alternative to rice or potatoes. You can also add some spinach if you want to make it even healthier!
Cook orzo according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add leeks and garlic, and sauté until soft (about 5 minutes). Add asparagus and toss to coat evenly with oil. Cook for about 2 minutes then add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and lemon zest; toss again to coat evenly. Add cooked orzo and toss again until heated through (about 1 minute).
22. Sauteed Broccolini With Garlic And Cheese
If you’re looking for a simple, no-fuss side dish that’s ready in just minutes and is loaded with flavor, try garlic cheese broccoli. Thinly slice one large bunch of broccolini into 1/2-inch pieces (including the stems). In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the broccoli, 2 minced garlic cloves, and salt for about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the pan. Cook until broccoli is tender but still crisp.
The best side dishes for beef stroganoff are those that complement the flavor of the dish. It is best to choose a side dish that will not overpower the taste of the main course. You can also include a vegetable in your dish as well, but make sure it complements the meat you are serving. For example, if you are serving beef stroganoff, try serving roasted potatoes or creamed spinach on the side. This will help balance out the flavors of your meal and leave you feeling satisfied without leaving you too full or hungry.