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What to Serve with Beef Stroganoff

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. 

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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!

Buttered noodles topped with easy beef stroganoff and garnished with fresh parsley and sour cream.

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

Buttered eggs noodles on a plate with stroganoff.

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

A bowl of mashed potatoes topped with butter and chives.
Photo Credit: Grandbaby Cakes

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

White rice in a serving bowl.
Photo Credit: Forked Spoon

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.

4. Risotto

A close up of risotto allo zafferano.

Creamy, buttery, and irresistibly delicious, risotto allo zafferano is an easy to make side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes. 

5. Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower in a serving bowl with a tab of butter.

Mashed cauliflower is a savory side dish that’s easy to make and perfect alongside any main entree. Like mashed potatoes, serve the cauliflower mash with Sunday pot roaststewroasted chicken, and beef stroganoff.

6. Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes on a serving plate.

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

An open baked potato surrounded by the fixings.
Photo Credit: Two Kids and a Coupon

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

Duchess potatoes on a baking surface.
Photo Credit: Mrs Jones Kitchen

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

A close up of the air fryer home fries with eggs in the background.

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! 

You should also try our air fryer red potatoes or air fryer Hasselback potatoes!

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10. Cucumber Carrot Salad

Cucumber carrot salad in a bowl.

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

A close up of a caesar salad.
Photo Credit: Cooking with Curls

Classic caesar salad with romaine hearts, caesar salad dressing, shaved parmesan and homemade garlic croutons is the perfect start to any meal! 

12. Pressgurka

Pressgurka arranged in a swirl on a plate.

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 smothered cabbage in a dutch oven.
Photo Credit: Budget Delicious

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

Air fryer zucchini and squash in a serving bowl.

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. 

15. Asparagus

Baked asparagus ready to be served.

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

Brussel sprouts in a serving dish.

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

A plate of green beans with garnish around the plate.
Photo Credit: This Wife Cooks

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

Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower on a plate with a butter dish in the background.

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

A loaf of sourdough bread on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: Sift and Simmer

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

A pastry brush brushing butter onto homemade yeast rolls.
Photo Credit: Give Recipe

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

Four pieces of sourdough garlic bread.
Photo Credit: Strength and Sunshine

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

A stack of Hawaiian rolls on a serving dish.
Photo Credit: Served from Scratch

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.

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