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Delicious Pairings: 9 BEST Side Dishes for Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a dish of Russian origin, consisting primarily of thin slices or strips (stroganina) beef in a sour cream sauce.

The meat is usually cut into small pieces and sautéed with onions before being simmered together for an extended period to allow the flavors melding process to take place.

what to serve with beef stroganoff

This may be done on top heat as well but not so much that it becomes tough from over-cooking).

It’s often served alongside rice pilafs such as biryani which are cooked separately beforehand then mixed at serving time.

But if rice pilaf isn’t your thing, then here is a list of 10 favorite side dishes to serve with Beef Stroganoff.

What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff? 9 BEST Side Dishes

1 – Rice Pilaf

saffron rice pilaf

Rice pilaf is an excellent side dish to serve with your favorite beef or chicken dishes.

Brown in butter before placing on the stovetop and a sprinkling of fresh parsley brings out its naturally nutty flavor.

It is easy and quick, which makes it perfect for those busy weeknights when you don’t have much time on your hands but still want something delicious that will please the whole family!

2 – Classic Mashed Potatoes

garlic mashed potatoes

Potatoes and beef are a classic pairing, so it’s no surprise that mashed potatoes are one of the most popular side dishes to serve with beef stroganoff.

It’s classic, comforting, and easy to make. It pairs perfectly with breakfast eggs or lunchtime sandwiches but also works well as an evening dinner option too.

Just add some butter before you mash them up if they need that extra bit o’ flavor (or gravy).

3 – Buttered Egg Noodles

buttered egg noodles

If those two dishes don’t tickle your fancy, then you might want to try buttered egg noodles.

They’re a great option for those who are looking for something more on the savory side of things and they also have that classic “comfort food” feel about them too – perfect if it’s been one heckuva day at work or school (or both).

You can make them with just a bit of butter and salt to taste, or you can add in some garlic powder for an extra kick.

Buttered egg noodles are also great if your beef stroganoff is on the spicier side as they’ll help cool things down – not that we’re suggesting anything here.

4 – Orzo Pasta

garlic basil orzo

Orzo pasta has been proven to be a superfood because of its high amount of protein-packed into each serving too.

If you are looking for something new on your plate, try orzo instead. You won’t regret it!

Orzo can be cooked in boiling water and then tossed with butter, salt (and pepper if you like) – they’re really easy!

They also have that great “chew” about them which makes it perfect as an accompaniment dish alongside beef stroganoff too.

The two dishes complement each other well, because of their textures so don’t forget this one when planning your mealtime menu options tonight folk.

5 – Fresh Bread Rolls

bread rolls

We’re back to the bread rolls again, but this time we’re talking about fresh ones.

Freshly baked and warm from your oven is always a winner in our books so don’t forget to include some of these on your dinner table tonight too.

They are great for dipping into rich sauces like beef stroganoff or just as they come with butter spread over them.

Simply slice them in half and you have the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

6 – Baked Sweet Potato Fries

baked sweet potato fries

Apart from bread or pasta, fries are the perfect side dish for any meal. In fact, they can turn a bad dish into an excellent one and make your existing meal even tastier!

Baked sweet potato fries will go down a treat with your family and friends, especially if you’re looking to serve something different from regular potatoes or chips!

They have that same crispy outer coating but they also give off this amazing caramelized flavor which is just irresistible when dipped in some sour cream too.

You can even add them into salads as well so there’s no excuse not to include these on our list.

7 – Carrots with Dill and Butter Sauce

It’s time to add some color to your plate with these carrots. They’re so simple and yet they look amazing when served up on a dish.

The dill in this recipe is the perfect accompaniment for that butter sauce too, which will give you some much-needed flavor if anything is lacking from what else might be going into it – like beef stroganoff or pasta bolognese perhaps?

8 – Green Beans with Bacon and Garlic

green beans and ham

How’s about some green beans? They’re not just for Christmas, you know.

This recipe is so simple and yet it’s packed with flavor. The bacon in this dish will give your taste buds a little bit of that saltiness they crave.

While the garlic gives off an amazing aroma to make sure everyone knows what deliciousness awaits them at dinnertime.

9 – Apple-Walnut Spinach Salad

Are you looking for a healthy side dish to go with your beef stroganoff?

Well, here is the perfect recipe! It has all of those flavors that make food delicious and it’s so easy too.

It will be ready before any other dishes on our list today. Just don’t forget about that dressing because without some of those ingredients (like olive oil) there won’t even be anything for dinner tonight.


In conclusion, beef stroganoff is a great dish to serve for dinner. It’s easy and it tastes delicious. 

But, don’t forget about the side dishes because they are just as important in making this meal complete

Especially if you’re looking at serving Beef Stroganoff without any other type of meat or protein on your plate. So have fun cooking up some yummy food while also having time left over.

what to serve with beef stroganoff

What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff? 9 BEST Side Dishes

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 1 Serving


  • Rice Pilaf
  • Classic Mashed Potatoes
  • Buttered Egg Noodles
  • Orzo Pasta
  • Fresh Bread Rolls
  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  • Carrots with Dill and Butter Sauce
  • Green Beans with Bacon and Garlic
  • Apple-Walnut Spinach Salad


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