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What to Serve with Chateaubriand? 12 BEST Side Dishes

We all love a fancy meal, right? Chateaubriand is that delicious, tender piece of joy that’s perfect for special occasions.

But what pairs well with this posh steak? Let’s be real, this is some serious gourmet stuff, and sprinkling some fries on the side just won’t cut it.

Remember the first time we tried Chateaubriand at that snazzy restaurant? We thought, “Why aren’t we eating this more often?”

Turns out, it’s all about pairing it with the right sides. We’ve tried loads of them, and we’re here to share our favorites. So, buckle up and ready your appetites. This is going to take your meal from good to insanely awesome.

Top 12 Side Dishes for Chateaubriand

Here are our top 12 side dishes to serve with Chateaubriand:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyPrep Time
Roasted Fingerling PotatoesPotatoes, Olive Oil, HerbsCrispy, SavoryEasy45 mins
Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic and ThymeMushrooms, Garlic, ThymeEarthy, AromaticModerate30 mins
Balsamic Glazed BeetsBeets, Balsamic Vinegar, HoneySweet, TangyEasy1 hour
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon ZestAsparagus, LemonFresh, BrightEasy20 mins
Creamy Horseradish Mashed PotatoesPotatoes, Horseradish, CreamCreamy, PungentModerate45 mins
Arugula Salad with Shaved ParmesanArugula, ParmesanPeppery, SavoryEasy15 mins
Buttered Egg NoodlesEgg Noodles, ButterComforting, RichEasy20 mins
Roasted Garlic and Parmesan CauliflowerCauliflower, Garlic, ParmesanNutty, SavoryEasy40 mins
Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed TomatoesTomatoes, Goat Cheese, HerbsCreamy, FreshModerate30 mins
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Olive OilSpinach, Garlic, Olive OilGarlicky, HealthyEasy15 mins
Parmesan Truffle FriesPotatoes, Parmesan, Truffle OilCrispy, IndulgentModerate1 hour
Quinoa Tabbouleh SaladQuinoa, Parsley, Tomatoes, LemonFresh, HerbalEasy30 mins

1 – Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are crispy, golden delights. Small but mighty, they pack a flavor punch.

We season them with garlic, rosemary, and a hint of sea salt. The skin is perfectly crunchy, and the inside is creamy. Fingerlings make our taste buds dance!

Cooking tip: slice them in half to maximize crispiness. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

These potatoes truly elevate any meal!

2 – Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme

Alright, sautéed mushrooms are the real MVP of side dishes. We use cremini or button mushrooms for their meaty texture. With just a hint of garlic and a sprinkle of thyme, it’s a flavor bomb!

Olive oil gets things going in the pan. We then toss in minced garlic, fresh thyme, and sliced mushrooms. You’ll get a lovely browning that’s pure magic.

Here’s a trick: dry the mushrooms before cooking. It’ll help them brown better. And don’t crowd them. We want them golden, not steamed. This dish pairs well with any main course, trust us.

3 – Balsamic Glazed Beets

Oh, beets, how we love thee! Let’s chat about the best way to enjoy these earthy gems. We glaze them in a sweet balsamic reduction.

Ingredients are simple: fresh beets, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Roast beets until tender, then toss in the glaze.

They’re sweet, tangy, and slightly caramelized. Plus, they’re visually stunning, with that deep red hue.

4 – Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest

Grilled asparagus is simple and delicious. We love those charred, crispy tips. The lemon zest adds a refreshing twist.

We use fresh asparagus, olive oil, lemon zest, and salt. Toss the asparagus with oil and salt. Grill until tender with a bit of char.

It’s crisp-tender with a hint of smokiness. The lemon zest brightens up each bite. This side dish is a winner at our table!

5 – Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a real crowd-pleaser. Our creamy horseradish mashed potatoes make them even better. They have that perfect, silky texture with a kick from horseradish.

We start with creamy Yukon gold potatoes. Add butter, heavy cream, and fresh horseradish for flavor. Salt and pepper round it out. The horseradish gives a mild, zesty twist without overpowering.

Mash the potatoes until they’re smooth. This ensures uniformity. They’re a standout side dish for any meal.

6 – Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Let’s talk salad. Arugula’s peppery kick is unbeatable. We pair it with nutty shaved Parmesan for that perfect bite. Toss in some toasted pine nuts for crunch.

Drizzle with a lemon vinaigrette made of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt.

We love how the sharpness of the cheese cuts through the bitterness of the greens. This salad is fresh, simple, and hits the spot every time.

7 – Buttered Egg Noodles

You know what’s simple yet amazing? Buttered egg noodles. We use wide egg noodles, butter, salt, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

These noodles are slippery and rich, thanks to that lovely melted butter. Each bite is a cozy, comforting hug.

We often add a bit of Parmesan on top. It’s cheesy perfection.

For extra zing, a squeeze of lemon can work wonders. Pro tip: Don’t skimp on the butter.

8 – Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Cauliflower

Who knew cauliflower could taste this good? We roast it until it’s golden and crispy. Toss with garlic and Parmesan for an explosion of flavor.

We use fresh cauliflower, olive oil, minced garlic, and grated Parmesan. Roast it in the oven to get that crispy edge.

Garlic gives it a punch, while Parmesan adds a savory, nutty flair. Perfectly balanced and totally satisfying.

9 – Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

We adore the tangy bite of these herbed goat cheese stuffed tomatoes. Start with fresh tomatoes, hollow them out, and stuff them with a mix of goat cheese, chives, and parsley.

The creamy, tangy cheese pairs perfectly with the sweet, juicy tomatoes. It’s fresh, rich, and packed with flavor.

We like adding a pinch of black pepper for a bit of heat. The herbs lift the overall taste, making each bite lively and balanced.

10 – Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

Spinach can be flavorful! We sauté spinach with garlic and olive oil for a savory side dish. The spinach wilts perfectly.

We use five ingredients: fresh spinach, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spinach gets tender. Garlic adds a burst of aroma and taste. The olive oil binds everything together.

Personal tip: We once had this dish during a holiday meal, and it brought everyone back for seconds.

11 – Parmesan Truffle Fries

These fries are our go-to savory treat. Made with russet potatoes, truffle oil, and Parmesan cheese, they’re crisp on the outside and fluffy inside.

They offer a rich, earthy flavor balanced by the salty Parmesan. We once served them at a backyard BBQ, and they were a hit.

Keep the fries thin and flip them halfway. Avoid overcrowding the pan for the best results.

12 – Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad is a fresh, zesty dish we love making. It’s packed with vibrant herbs and tangy flavors. We use quinoa instead of bulgur for extra protein. Ingredients: quinoa, parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Each bite is refreshing and lively.

Cool the quinoa before mixing—no one likes a warm salad. We had this dish at a picnic once, and it was a hit!