What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff? We’re dishing out tasty sides for you to know what to serve with beef stroganoff in order to create the ultimate comfort meal. From buttery egg noodles to fluffy rice, tangy salads, crusty bread, and everything in between, I hope you enjoy this list of 22 delicious sides for beef stroganoff.
Start with a Recipe for Beef Stroganoff
Tender beef chuck and creamy mushroom gravy come together to make our easy beef stroganoff served with buttery egg noodles. The quick dinner idea is college-student and kid-friendly and uses items from your pantry. The entire meal cooks in under an hour, or you can throw it in a Crockpot before your day begins.
For a vegan take on the classic dish, try our vegan hamburger helper!
What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff? (22 Tasty Sides)
Are you wondering what to serve with beef stroganoff? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Stroganoff features fork-tender beef simmered with mushrooms in a creamy sauce and classically paired with a starchy side, like white rice, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.
While stroganoff originates from Russia, you can find delicious versions of the meal all over the globe – the same is true of the sides you can pair with the meal. So if you’re still stuck on what to serve with beef stroganoff, consider a flavorful vegetable dish or a crisp salad with zesty dressing to balance the stroganoff’s richness.
The possibilities are endless, but what are the best sides for beef stroganoff? Let’s get into it!
- 1. Buttered Egg Noodles
- 2. Mashed Potatoes
- 3. White Rice
- 4. Risotto
- 5. Mashed Cauliflower
- 6. Roasted Potatoes
- 7. Baked Potatoes
- 8. Duchess Potatoes
- 9. Air Fryer Home Fries
- 10. Cucumber Carrot Salad
- 11. Caesar Salad
- 12. Pressgurka
- 13. Braised Cabbage
- 14. Zucchini and Squash
- 15. Asparagus
- 16. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- 17. Balsamic Green Beans
- 18. Broccoli and Cauliflower
- 19. Sourdough Bread
- 20. Easy Yeast Rolls
- 21. Sourdough Garlic Bread
- 22. Homemade Hawaiian Rolls
1. Buttered Egg Noodles
Similar to our preparation for rindsgulasch, soft and tender buttered egg noodles are the perfect (my favorite) way to complement the creamy goodness of the stroganoff. I love the noodle’s velvety smooth texture and how they carry the sauce with each bite.
2. Mashed Potatoes
Creamy slow cooker mashed potatoes with buttermilk are a classic savory side for beef stroganoff. Prepare the buttered mashed potatoes beforehand and spoon the beef over the potatoes to serve.
3. White Rice
If you’re not on team egg noodle with stroganoff, there’s a strong chance you’re on team rice, and it makes sense. Serving white rice with beef stroganoff offers a balance of texture and flavor, and the fluffiness of the rice tastes delicious with the creamy beef and mushrooms.
Creamy, buttery, and irresistibly delicious, risotto allo zafferano is an easy to make side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.
6. Roasted Potatoes
Make perfectly seasoned, crispy roasted potatoes in the oven with little to no work; the tasty sheet-pan side pairs well with everything, including beef stroganoff.
7. Baked Potatoes
Air fryer baked potatoes are easy-to-make and one of the best ways to enjoy the tasty side dish. Split the baked potatoes open, add butter, and spoon the stroganoff into the potatoes.
8. Duchess Potatoes
These duchess potatoes have soft, buttery mashed potato insides and crispy golden edges, making any meal you pair them with look elegant.
9. Air Fryer Home Fries
Our restaurant-quality home fries in the air fryer are a great side dish or appetizer. The potatoes come out soft and tender on the inside while achieving a crispy, golden exterior, and they take under 30 minutes to make!
10. Cucumber Carrot Salad
Are you looking for a simple side dish? Why not try our cucumber carrot salad with crunchy, flavorful vegetables and bright colors? The tangy and fresh taste of the salad goes perfectly with the delicious and tender beef stroganoff.
11. Caesar Salad
Classic caesar salad with romaine hearts, caesar salad dressing, shaved parmesan and homemade garlic croutons is the perfect start to any meal!
Make pressgurka, a quick pickled salad that is a perfect combination of sweet and sour. Swedish pressed cucumber salad is light and delicious, and pairs perfectly with savory meals like IKEA Swedish meatballs and beef stroganoff.
13. Braised Cabbage
Braised cabbage is a frequently made Russian side dish, and since beef stroganoff has its roots in Russia, this pairing makes sense! If you want something more filling to complete the meal, try Scottish rumbledethumps with mashed potatoes, braised cabbage, and cheddar cheese.
14. Zucchini and Squash
If you’re a fan of roasted vegetables, you will love easy air fryer zucchini and squash. By preparing summer squash in the air fryer, they come out perfectly roasted – tender and lightly golden.
Want to learn how to cook asparagus as a simple side dish? Prepare asparagus on the grill, in the oven, and on the stovetop to serve with beef stroganoff.
16. Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
Roasted brussels sprouts are best cooked in the air fryer, resulting in crisp on the outside and tender on the inside air fryer Brussel sprouts you will love.
17. Balsamic Green Beans
Crisp-tender green beans marinate in a simple balsamic dressing with fresh onion, garlic, and parsley. Serve the fresh and tangy side with a wide variety of main courses. Try it with beef stroganoff or Instant Pot frozen meatballs.
18. Broccoli and Cauliflower
Pair roasted air fryer broccoli and cauliflower with your your favorite dinner entrees, including stroganoff. The healthy vegetables come together quickly when you need a side dish and don’t feel like putting a lot of thought into it.
You can also try turmeric roasted cauliflower!
19. Sourdough Bread
I’ve been getting into sourdough lately (I know, I am late to the game). But I have come to believe that everyone needs a go-to recipe for sourdough bread, am I right? Toast a slice and spread creamy butter over the top to eat with beef stroganoff.
20. Easy Yeast Rolls
These yeast rolls are so fluffy and buttery that you won’t be able to resist. The best part is that they’re easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
21. Sourdough Garlic Bread
Speaking of sourdough, what dinner table is complete without garlic bread? The garlicky gluten-free sourdough buns are ready in 10 minutes and pair perfectly with beef stroganoff.
22. Homemade Hawaiian Rolls
Enjoy classic sweet rolls at home with this homemade Hawaiian rolls recipe! They’re perfect for a sweet and easy side dish.
What to do With the Leftovers
- Refrigerate – Store the leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
- Freeze – Let the beef cool, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or bag. Beef Stroganoff freezes for 3 months.
- Thaw – When you’re ready to eat, defrost it in the fridge overnight.
- Reheat – Warm the leftovers on the stovetop and prepare your sides to complete the meal.