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What to Serve with Beef Wellington? 12 BEST Side Dishes

You know how we all love a good beef Wellington? It’s fancy, sure, but it doesn’t have to be all stuffy and formal. We’re here to jazz things up a bit with the best side dishes to serve. Thinking about what goes well with that flaky pastry and tender beef? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

We’ve been there, juggling options. From creamy mashed potatoes to lemon herb couscous – we’ve tried them all. Each bite should make that beef Wellington shine even more. So, let’s make it a meal to remember with these 12 side dishes.

Ready? Grab your forks and let’s get started!

Top 12 Side Dishes for Beef Wellington

Here are some side dishes that pair perfectly with beef Wellington:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyTime
Truffle Mashed PotatoesPotatoes, truffle oil, creamRich, earthyMedium30 min
Honey Glazed CarrotsCarrots, honey, thymeSweet, savoryEasy25 min
Wild Mushroom RisottoArborio rice, wild mushrooms, ParmesanCreamy, umamiMedium40 min
Roasted Root VegetablesCarrots, parsnips, sweet potatoesEarthy, sweetEasy35 min
Creamed SpinachSpinach, cream, garlicRich, savoryMedium20 min
Parmesan AsparagusAsparagus, Parmesan, lemonFresh, cheesyEasy15 min
Beet and Goat Cheese SaladBeets, goat cheese, walnutsTangy, earthyMedium30 min
Garlic Butter Green BeansGreen beans, garlic, butterSavory, garlickyEasy15 min
Duchess PotatoesPotatoes, butter, egg yolksRich, creamyMedium45 min
Braised Red CabbageRed cabbage, apple cider vinegar, applesSweet, tangyMedium50 min
Pecan and Cranberry Brussels SproutsBrussels sprouts, pecans, cranberriesNutty, sweetMedium30 min
Lemon Herb CouscousCouscous, lemon, parsleyFresh, zestyEasy20 min

1 – Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Oh boy, truffle mashed potatoes! They are creamy and luxurious. We’re talking about mashed potatoes taken to a whole new level. Ingredients include russet potatoes, heavy cream, butter, and truffle oil.

The truffle flavor is earthy and rich, making every bite feel like a gourmet experience. Perfect for any special meal.

2 – Honey Glazed Carrots

Oh, honey glazed carrots! They’re a perfect blend of sweet and savory. We can’t get enough of their vibrant color and glossy finish. Carrots are bathed in honey and butter.

This dish has a touch of rosemary which makes it both earthy and aromatic. Expect a mix of tender and slightly crunchy textures.

3 – Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild mushroom risotto is a dish we can’t get enough of. It’s creamy, savory, and has an earthy depth from the mushrooms.

Risotto is made with Arborio rice, garlic, shallots, white wine, stock, and a mix of wild mushrooms.

Adding Parmesan and a touch of butter makes it extra luscious.

We love how the mushrooms add a chewy texture and rich flavor. This side dish is both hearty and elegant, perfect for elevating any meal.

4 – Roasted Root Vegetables

Ah, roasted root vegetables, they’re our go-to for both color and flavor. We love how this dish brings together carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes.

Toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast until tender and crispy.

They’re slightly caramelized, sweet, and savory. Packed with nutritious goodness. We always add thyme for an earthy feel.

5 – Creamed Spinach

Okay, creamed spinach is a must-have. We love its velvety texture and rich flavor.

Spinach, cream, butter, and garlic are the key ingredients.

The creaminess balances the slight bitterness of the spinach. Super simple, yet so satisfying!

We always sprinkle some nutmeg and cheese on top. Keeps things interesting and tasty.

6 – Parmesan Asparagus

Parmesan asparagus is that simple side we keep going back to. Asparagus cooked till tender, then sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

The flavor kicks with a balance of earthy asparagus and nutty Parmesan. Key ingredients: fresh asparagus, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Tip: Roasting brings out a sweeter taste in the asparagus.

7 – Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Parmesan asparagus is that simple side we keep going back to. Asparagus cooked till tender, then sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

The flavor kicks with a balance of earthy asparagus and nutty Parmesan. Key ingredients: fresh asparagus, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Tip: Roasting brings out a sweeter taste in the asparagus.

8 – Garlic Butter Green Beans

Green beans, garlic, and butter—what a team! We toss fresh green beans in melted butter and minced garlic. The flavor is all about that buttery richness with a garlicky kick.

We sprinkle some slivered almonds for crunch. Simple, tasty, and ready in minutes. Try adding a pinch of lemon zest for a fresh twist.

9 – Duchess Potatoes

These fancy spuds are our secret weapon at dinner parties. They’re mashed potatoes shaped into swirls and baked till golden. Ingredients include potatoes, butter, egg yolks.

Duchess potatoes are crispy on the outside but light and fluffy inside. Perfect for impressing guests without breaking a sweat. We love how every bite feels luxurious!

10 – Braised Red Cabbage

Braised red cabbage is our go-to for a sweet and tangy side dish. Made with cabbage, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and spices. The cabbage gets soft and sticky, with a punch of flavor.

It’s got that perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. We love how it brightens up the plate. Feel free to add a splash of red wine for depth.

11 – Pecan and Cranberry Brussels Sprouts

It’s all about that crunch and sweet-tart combo. Roasted Brussels sprouts bring a nutty flavor, pecans add crunch, and cranberries offer a tart bite.

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, pecans, dried cranberries, olive oil, salt, pepper.

Roast until crispy and golden. Pecans add a buttery crunch, while cranberries give a burst of sweetness. This side dish is great for adding texture and color to the plate.

12 – Lemon Herb Couscous

We whip this up with lemon zest, fresh herbs, and a hint of garlic. Light, fluffy, and packed with zestiness, it’s a vibrant side dish. Ingredients: couscous, lemon zest, parsley, mint, olive oil, salt.

The citrus punch balances perfectly with the earthy herbs. Toss in some toasted pine nuts for extra crunch. We love its quick prep time too—done in a snap! Try it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to elevate the flavors.