What to Serve with Beef Stew: 20+ BEST Sides

Wondering what to serve with Beef Stew? Look no further! I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. So, you can find the perfect side dish to complete your tender beef stew dinner in a hurry.

Everyone loves Beef Stew. Tender, fall apart cubes of beef, bathing in rich, meaty gravy. It’s comfort food at its absolute finest!

But what are the best sides for beef stew?

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

You can never go wrong with the classics like a zesty arugula salad and bread.

But, what else goes well with beef stew?

Here are the best side dishes for a hearty beef stew. So that you can find that perfect dish to complete your comfort food feast!

The BEST Sides for Beef Stew

Shaved brussels sprouts salad in large bowl with serving spoon.
This Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.
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This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
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Spears of asparagus cooked sous vide topped with parmesan shavings.
How to cook perfect asparagus sous vide. Bright green, perfectly cooked spears. With three options for flavoring – garlic, parmesan or lemon.
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This Kale Caesar Salad is topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious.
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Yorkshire puddings are such a treat, they are more than just a dinner roll as they are truly a show-stopping basket of goodies to indulge in! #bakeitwithlove #yorkshirepuddings #recipe #easy #best
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COOKED DUCHESS POTATOES ON BAKING SHEET NEXT TO SPATULA.
Duchess Potatoes are a fancy piped potato side dish that must make an appearance at your next dinner party. Rich, creamy, and cheesy with just a subtle crisp, these elegant baked mashed potatoes are unlike anything else!
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Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction & Cranberries make a simple and elegant side dish that both kids and adults love!
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Toasted almonds, with their delicate crunchy texture, are a perfect foil for these garlicky green beans. The resulting side dish is as elegant as it is simple—which is to say, very.
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Overhead shot of cooked sunchokes in bowl.
Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.
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Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe - NatashasKitchen.com
Irresistibly Soft Dinner Rolls are easy to make with just 6 ingredients. These fluffy homemade bread rolls are holiday-worthy!
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Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas is a healthy, quick and delicious side dish to go with any main. Ready in 5 minutes, you’ll love the simplicity!
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Overhead shot of bowl of mashed cauliflower in grey bowl with swirls of butter.
Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious, low carb & keto friendly side dish. With 5 flavor variations and instructions for making Stovetop Mashed Cauliflower or Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower.
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Sauteed spinach in white bowl.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
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Bowl of shaved fennel and celery salad topped with toasted pine nuts and parmesan
This Shaved Fennel and Celery Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It’s the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.  
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Platter of grilled broccolini
This grilled broccolini is topped with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette and marcona almonds for a delicious crunch. It’s a perfect side dish for autumnal menus or Thanksgiving. 
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CLOSE UP OF ROASTED SWEET POTATOES ON SERVING TRAY WITH SPOON.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
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Overhead shot of brussels sporouts & apple salad in white bowl with spoon next to small bowl of parmesan.
This Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Apples & Pecans is tossed in a light maple vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.
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Two hands holding bowl of cooked polenta.
This Creamy Polenta recipe makes a delicious side dish. Irresistibly delicious with parmesan cheese, but simple to make with just 5-ingredients: polenta, parmesan, milk, chicken broth and butter. Yum!
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Roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche on a cookie sheet.
These Roasted Cabbage Steaks are topped with crispy bacon and drizzled with a garlicky creme fraiche sauce. They’re a decadent treat for when you’re trying to eat a bit healthier. 
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Overhead shot of cherry tomato salad in grey bowl.
This Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons. 
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ℹ️ How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these beef stew side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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What to Serve with Beef Stew: 20+ EASY Side Dishes

Wondering what the best side dishes to serve with beef stew are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of the best sides for this classic, hearty dish.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Instructions

  • Choose your favorite side dish.
  • Gather the necessary ingredients.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner!
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