Nothing pairs quite like beef stew and fresh baked bread, but do you ever find yourself wondering what else you can add to the mix? If so, we have you covered!
Here we’ll explore how to turn your traditional comfort food dinner into an even more delicious and satisfying meal by adding a variety of side dishes for beef stew.
Whether it’s flavorful roasted veggies or vibrant salads, we’ve got plenty of recipes to help expand on your favorite beef stew dinner. Get ready to take family meal time up a notch!
What to Serve with Beef Stew
1. No Knead Bread
Here’s one of our favorites, which is baked often in our home… this No Knead Bread!!
This artisan quality bread can happen very fast and is super duper simple. You end up with a thick crispy crust and a chewy center with big fat holes like sourdough!
It’s very forgiving and only takes 3 minutes of active effort. Now that sounds unbelievable, right? Not so. Try it yourself today.
2. Green Beans Almondine
Green Beans Almondine!! Doesn’t it sound fancy?
Vibrant French style green beans tossed with brown butter, toasty almonds (that’s where almondine comes from), shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon to brighten it in the end.
It’s one of our favorite sides for beef stew.
3. Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Creamy, buttery, fluffy mash! Everybody’s favorite something you grew up on… that made-’em-a-million-times, tried and tested family affair.
This time, try it with the slight little flavor twist of goat cheese. Yum level achieved!
4. Caesar Salad Recipe
No salad can get as simple as Caesar!! You can make homemade croutons and make it tad bit more special. The good dressing is the key for a good Caesar.
One of the all time classic salad recipes!
5. Roasted Asparagus
These easy Roasted Asparagus are an essential veggie side dish you need in your repertoire. They’re the perfect accompaniment to your grilled or roasted meats, and they’re so easy!
While asparagus are great any way, be it steamed, blanched or sautéed, something special happens when you roast them. That caramelization adds a whole extra layer of umami flavor.
6. Wedge Salad
This Wedge Salad recipe is a real classic, and for good reason!
Bright, crispy lettuce, homemade blue cheese dressing, sweet cherry tomatoes, and don’t you dare forget the bacon!
It’s the perfect side dish for beef stew, and it’s one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make.
7. Zucchini Carrot Salad with Catalina Dressing
Ready for something new in your salad bowl?
How about a spiralized zucchini carrot salad dressed with fresh, homemade Catalina dressing and mingled with toasted almond slivers and fresh mint leaves?
Your veggies take on a new look after spiralizing, and that homemade Catalina dressing… YUM!!!
8. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This stunning platter is full of crispy roasted brussels sprouts with sweet caramelized onions and other flavor enhancers, and oh yes… Bacon (don’t forget the bacon).
A treat for all seasons, this dish is sure to impress!
9. Saffron Rice
Elevate your basic side dish with this simple and easy Saffron Rice recipe. You’ll be amazed how much flavor your humble grain can have.
It’s one of our favorite prime rib side dishes.
10. Steak Fries
These easy baked Steak Fries are a breeze to make, and go with just about anything. They may be the perfect side dish.
You’ll love these tasty potato wedges, which are perfectly seasoned, then baked to crispy perfection.
Skip the oil and the mess, our homemade steak fries are here to make your life easier, and healthier!
11. Greek Salad
This traditional Greek Salad recipe, known to the locals as Horiatiki, is one of our summertime favorites!
Crisp cucumbers, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, briny olives and capers, creamy feta, and a simple herb dressing. That’s all it takes. And the results are top notch.
The next time those fresh salad cravings hit, go the Greek way… the Horiatiki way!
These potato latkes are traditional in eastern European Jewish households.
Light, delicate and well seasoned, they are beautifully textured, as the grated potatoes and onions fry up with lacy, golden brown, crisp edges that fan outwards.
Yet when you bite into one, you feel the soft interior. That, my friends, is pure latke perfection!
13. Sweet Potato Fries
These healthy and tasty alternatives to your basic French fries are sweeping restaurants across the country. Now you can make them in your own home with this easy recipe!
14. Creamed Peas with Pearl Onions
Now here’s a real classic that is so much better in homemade form. Sweet peas are slathered in creamy white sauce, sprinkled with pearl onions.
Give it a try, we bet you’ll love it!
15. Creamed Spinach (Easy Beef Stew Side Dish)
This Creamed Spinach is going to be the new star of your side dish spread. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.
With just a few simple ingredients you can easily whip up this recipe, which is so much better than store bought.
16. Corn Casserole
This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. Seriously, just mix up the ingredients, then stick it in the oven.
It’s a versatile dish that would go great on a holiday spread. But it’s so good, you just might want to eat it all year long!
17. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These big ol’ mushrooms are tender, fleshy goodness stuffed to the brim with everyone’s classic favorite… Caprese!! A simple mix of vibrant cherry tomatoes, gooey mozzarella balls and fresh basil.
They’re ready in a matter of minutes, all set for that drizzle of balsamic glaze.
So there you go, seventeen great sides for beef stew. Which one will you try first?
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- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups water
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add water and mix until you have an even consistency.
- Cover bowl and rest on counter 3 hours.
- Place large (mine is 7 quart) dutch oven in oven and pre heat to 450°F.
- Dust flour on work surface and scrape dough onto surface. Dust more flour atop dough. Fold in the edges and work the dough into a rough ball shape.
- Place ball onto parchment paper and transfer to bowl. If oven is not yet preheated, place dish towel over bowl.
- When oven is pre heated, remove dutch oven. Place dough, along with parchment paper, inside. Cover and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes.
- Remove lid and bake another 20 minutes, until bread has a nice golden color.
- Set bread on rack and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
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