Are you looking for side dishes to serve with beef wellington? Whether you’re looking for something classy to live up to the mains or a new recipe to try out, we have it all listed out.
Beef Wellington is a classic when it comes to English Cuisine. Traditionally, it consists of beef tenderloin wrapped in pâté, duxelles, parma ham, and puff pastry. Then, it is coated with egg wash for added shine and color before baking.
If you have tried a well-made beef wellington, you know how delicate the layers are and how each flavor combines well. From the mushroom duxelles to the seared beef tenderloin, this meal deserves a side dish that can complement its sophistication.
Time to recreate a dish that could match this main! Here are 25 side dishes you can easily make at home and enjoy alongside a beautiful beef Wellington.
1. Baked Sweet Potato
You can never go wrong with a baked potato and nicely seared meat. Opposite to the intricate structure of beef wellington, baked sweet potato is no fuss yet delicious. Do you have sweet potatoes, kosher salt, black pepper, and butter at home? If you do, you can easily recreate this recipe today.
A light side dish that is a breeze to put together is perfect with delicate layers of beef wellington. The tangy lemon, chewy cranberries, and salty cheese are simple yet create a flavor combination that tickles the palate. In 15 minutes, you have a flavorful side dish to enjoy.
3. Perfect Grilled Asparagus
Grilled side dishes have distinct flavors that go well with beef wellington. And no need to allot too much time creating this side dish. With four ingredients and 15 minutes on the clock, you have an asparagus that is crispy with incredible flavors on the inside.
This recipe is a simple, delicious side inspired by Sichuan dry-fried string beans. It is overflowing with garlic, red pepper flakes, and caper flavors with a crispy burnt texture. Ready a large skillet, and some patience, to elevate the green beans.
5. Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
If you miss the restaurant-style salad with a slice of beef wellington, this is the recipe to go. Toasted walnuts, arugula, blue cheese, red onion, and pears are the elements to expect from this dish. Then, it is flavored beautifully with vinaigrette dressing.
With every meat served in restaurants comes a mashed potato snuggled on the side of the plate. It is creamy, rich, and buttery, which compliments the textures of beef wellington. Make it ahead of time and store it nicely if you plan on serving it on a family dinner night.
7. Garlic Parmesan Risotto
Risotto can be intimidating to make, but not with this recipe. Cheesy and garlicky flavors are two distinct tastes to love in this dish. But you can add red peppers or mushrooms for better flavor and texture. Lemon juice can also replace white wine if you want a citrusy taste.
Simple roasted vegetables are one of the best side dishes that go well with beef wellington. Broccoli florets are seasoned and baked until the outside is crispy while the inside is succulent and juicy. Although this easy recipe is good enough, you can add other ingredients like bacon or almond if you want more texture.
9. Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
Honey garlic is often a flavor seen in chicken. But it turns out that it works well with carrots too. It has a counterbalance of sweet and salty with a buttery taste. The recipe is also scalable if you plan on preparing for the whole family or just enough to enjoy for yourself.
Couscous may look like rice, but it is actually pasta. You can cook it with either water, chicken, or vegetable broth. But the latter is the best option if you want added flavor. It is also easy to store and can last five days if you want to pair it with other meats.
11. Tomato Confit
Elevate your beef wellington with this cherry tomato confit. It is simple to make and requires less than five minutes to complete. Want to know the secret to make it worthwhile? Cook it in olive oil over low temperature, and tada! You have a plump fruit overflowing with goodness and flavors.
This recipe is a Persian-inspired spiced rice dish that is a perfect side dish for roasted mains. But a fair warning, great side dishes need extra time and effort to finish. Also, expect different spices and herbs from this dish. A few are cumin, garlic cloves, and coriander.
13. Greek Quinoa Salad
If you love traditional Greek salad, this is another recipe you could try. It is loaded with Mediterranean-inspired flavors, perfect as a side dish for any occasion. Throw a handful of fresh herbs like mint, parsley, and cilantro for added greens. Or add a cherry tomato confit instead of grape tomatoes.
Transform a bland cabbage into a tasty side dish. From the bacon fat to the rich flavor of cumin, this dish is brimming with flavor. To deglaze, you can use water, chicken broth, white wine, or a blonde beer. But don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the pan. That is where you’ll find the real treat!
15. Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed potatoes taste great with most meat, but have you tried mashed cauliflower? They taste the same (if flavored with the right ingredient) but with a healthier calorie count. It has a garlicky and buttery flavor that is smooth and creamy like traditional mashed dishes.
16. Creamed Spinach
This steakhouse-style creamed spinach is easy and quick to make. It is made from thawed frozen cut-leaf spinach covered in heavy cream. But you also have the option to start with fresh spinach. The shallots, nutmeg, and Parmigian-Reggiano flavors complete the meal.
17. Roasted Spring Vegetables
Do you agree with the saying that the eye eats first? If the sight of the food stimulates your appetite, this is the dish you should try making. It is filled with spring-colored vegetables, then roasted to change the flavors.
Endive can taste bitter, but when it is heated, it develops a mellow and nutty sweetness. It is flavored in olive oil, garlic, and thyme then garnished with crispy bacon, white bread, and poached egg. Each component creates a refreshing balance that complements well with beef wellington.
19. Potato Fondant
As sophisticated as a beef wellington looks, this potato fondant recipe can match its limelight. It has a creamy inside but a buttery roast flavor on the outside. Fried, then baked in the oven, the potatoes absorb the stock and butter. It is no wonder why potato fondants are breaming with flavors inside out.
20. Fresh Corn Salad
Looking for a late summer or early fall side dish to pair with beef wellington? Try a fresh corn salad! This only takes 13 minutes of your time to prepare and cook. You can also grill the corn instead of boiling it for added flavor. However you want it, this recipe is easily adjustable depending on your liking.
21. Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar
Include this recipe on your list if you want a side dish cooking while having the time to focus on the main. Season the cored acorn squash and pop it in the oven. Set a timer while you do the main. And you are done! For elevated flavor, you can add spices like cinnamon and cayenne pepper, or sweeteners and cheese.
Elevate your beef wellington dining experience at home with this French side dish. It is made with thinly sliced baked potatoes covered with creamy cheese sauce. Even the kids would love the taste of it. Try switching up the ingredients by replacing cheddar with other types of cheese.
23. Garlic Grilled Zucchini
Transform plain zucchini into a garlicky-flavored dish with this recipe. The marrying flavor of vegetable oil, garlic, Worcestershire, ketchup, and seasoning results in a savory marinade that elevates any vegetable dish. You can add this to a salad or serve it as a side on a beef wellington.
Parsnip, overshadowed by carrots, offers a sweet, nutty flavor similar to a sweet potato. This recipe combines the contrasting taste of carrot and parsnip yet balances it well. Then is glazed with butter, honey, and cumin. The vegetables are roasted in the oven for 40 minutes until a caramelized texture develops.
25. Celery Root and Carrot Purée
Are you intrigued by the purée whipped underneath the meat in fancy restaurants? If you want to enhance your plating and enjoy the taste of the side at the same time, you landed on the right recipe. It is made with carrots and celery roots. Along with different spices and liquids to enhance the flavor.
Have you found the side dish recipe to serve with beef wellington?
If you cannot decide which to try first, narrow your choices to potato recipes. Potatoes are easy to work with and compliments any dish. If you want more heart-healthy side dishes, go for salad recipes or grilled vegetables. However you want to enjoy your main and side dishes, this list has all the recipes you need.
25 Best Side Dishes To Serve With Beef Wellington
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