Real talk: is there anything more comforting than a flavorful bowl of beef stew and dumplings?
Beef, broth, veggies, and fluffy dumplings… what more could you want in a dish?
The question of what to serve with beef stew and dumplings though can be an overwhelming one. What goes well with a meal that’s already so rich and filling?
Well, whether you are looking for creamy mashed potatoes, tender yet crispy roasted vegetables or a tasty salad to serve with beef stew and dumplings, I’ve assembled some options below that I’m sure you’ll love.
I’ve searched the internet and teamed up with some food blogger friends to collect some of the best side dishes so you never wonder what goes with beef stew and dumplings again!
I hope you find exactly what you’re looking for.
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1. Carrot and Rutabaga Mash
Carrot and rutabaga mash is a great alternative to mashed potatoes and so quick and easy to make. Slightly sweet in flavor, the vegetables are mashed together with sour cream and butter for a rich side dish that is full of flavor.
Click here to get the recipe from Bite on the Side.
2. Strawberry Salad with Cherries and Blueberries
Fruit salad is perfect for pairing with savory dishes like beef stew and dumplings. You will enjoy serving this sweet dish on the side.
Click here to get the recipe from Tasty Galaxy.
3. Caramalized Mushrooms
Perfectly caramelized mushrooms require you to spend a bit of time at the stove, but the delicious and deeply flavorful results are 100% worth the effort. These golden brown sauteed mushrooms have slightly crispy edges and a satisfying, meaty texture that goes well with beef stew and dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from A Sweet Alternative.
4. Broccoli Stem Slaw
Broccoli Stem Slaw is crisp, colourful and totally delicious. It’s made from simple, everyday ingredients and yet every bite of this salad is full of texture and bright flavors, all of which complement each other. It is the perfect side dish to serve with beef stew and dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from It’s Not Complicated.
5. Sweet Potato Stacks
This fun and flavorful side dish is loaded with sweet potatoes and crunchy nuts. It’s perfect for serving with beef stew and dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from Someday I’ll Learn.
6. Pan Fried Green Bean Almandine
Even though this dish is naturally low carb, gluten-free, and even paleo, I’ll bet everyone at the table will devour this.
Click here to get the recipe from Wholesome Yum!
7. Irish Mashed Potatoes
These Irish mashed potatoes, flavored with tender green onions and butter aka Champ, are a welcome addition to your beef stew and dumplings recipe.
Click here to get the recipe from Vikalinka.
8. Air Fryer Asparagus
Cooking asparagus in the air fryer requires just 3 simple ingredients and is ready in a fraction of the time as traditional methods.
Click here to get the recipe from Recipes from a Pantry.
9. Smothered Cabbage
Looking for a simple and comforting side dish you can quickly whip up for as a side for beef stew and dumplings? This easy smothered cabbage ticks all the boxes and is ready in less than 25 minutes!
Click here to get the recipe from Budget Delicious.
10. Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate Salad
Looking for an easy shredded or shaved brussels sprout salad? Look no further than our dressed-up pomegranate and poppy seed shaved brussels sprout salad. A nice chilled side dish for beef stew and dumplings that can be made in advance.
Click here to get the recipe from Peel with Zeal.
11. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
These Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots are an easy and delicious side dish for any meal. Glazed with butter and brown sugar, they also are known as burnished carrots, or roasted carrots.
Click here to get the recipe from Binky’s Culinary Carnival.
12. Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Fries
Golden brown and crispy, these parmesan garlic zucchini fries are amazing every time! This healthy dish is the best way to make fried zucchini without all of the oil and is a favorite for kids.
Click here to get the recipe from On My Kid’s Plate.
13. Oven Roasted Autumn Vegetable Medley Recipe
This terrific sheet pan oven roasted autumn vegetable medley recipe makes great use of in-season fall vegetables. Easy to make, this sheet pan veggie recipe is the perfect side dish for beef stew and dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from Ann’s Entitled Life.
14. Broccoli Kale Salad
One of the great features of a kale salad is how well it keeps. Leftovers are really no problem! Just like beef stew with dumplings get better with time, kale salad is still delicious the next day.
Click here to get the recipe from Sula and Spice.
15. Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes
These Ultra Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes are perfectly seasoned, cooked until crispy and golden brown on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. They cook in half the time as the oven and only use a fraction of the oil.
Click here to get the recipe from Winging Creek Ranch.
16. Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes
Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes is a rustic take on classic comfort food. They are an easy and delicious dinner side dish recipe.
Click here to get the recipe from Strength & Sunshine.
17. Creamy Southern Coleslaw
Creamy Southern Coleslaw is more than just a salad in the south. It’s also served as a beloved side and condiment.
Click here to get the recipe from Quiche My Grits.
18. Sugar Snap Peas with Mushrooms
Sugar Snap Peas with Sauteed Mushrooms is a refreshing new side dish. It’s healthy to the max and takes a mere 20 minutes. There are only 5 ingredients in this recipe for sugar snap peas.
Click here to get the recipe from Vegan in the Freezer.
19. Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
Guess what?!? You can get air fryer frozen vegetables to turn out like fresh roasted veggies, complete with crispy edges. Make my air fryer broccoli recipe and say goodbye to soggy, mushy cooked-from-frozen vegetables forever.
Click here to get the recipe from Summer Yule.
20. Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli
Tenderstem broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables: it’s so easy to put together, takes a matter of minutes to cook and tastes so delicious. A side dish doesn’t have to be complicated or take time to put together and this recipe proves this.
Click here to get the recipe from My Morning Mocha.
21. Buttered Vegetables
Delicious, buttered vegetables, a simple and adaptable side dish of mixed vegetables. Perfectly suitable for beef stew and dumplings or any kind of main dish.
Click here to get the recipe from Where is my Spoon.
22. Balsamic Tomato Basil Salad
Made with garden-fresh tomatoes, spicy red onions, delicious sweet basil, and an easy three ingredient balsamic dressing, this Tomato Basil Salad takes just 10 minutes to prepare start to finish.
Click here to get the recipe from The Forked Spoon.
23. Roasted Mini Potatoes
These roasted mini potatoes are quick and easy to throw together. The perfect side for beef stew with dumplings or when you need some roasted carby goodness.
Click here to get the recipe from Aussie Home Cook.
24. Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
Who says cauliflower has to be boring?! Keto Spicy Roasted Cauliflower is unlike any cauliflower recipe you’ve ever tasted before: tender baked cauliflower with a crispy, tangy coating and just the right amount of spice!
Click here to get the recipe from How 2 Do Keto.
25. Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Sweet brussels sprouts combined with crispy bacon — what’s not to love?? These easy and delicious Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are guaranteed to make anyone a fan and a side dish that pairs well with just about anything!
Click here to get the recipe from Soccer Mom Blog.
26. Arugula Salad
The easiest salad recipe you’ll ever make. Loaded with flavor from just three ingredients, Italian Arugula Salad is quick side dish for hearty dishes like beef stew with dumplings.
Click here to get the recipe from Josie and Nina.
27. Poppy Seed Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw
This Poppy Seed Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw is a quick and easy side dish that requires no cooking and can be ready in a snap.
Click here to get the recipe from Little Family Adventure.
28. Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad
This hearty Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad recipe features roasted pumpkin and beetroot that has been tossed in a delicious maple vinaigrette and topped with feta, pine nuts, pepitas and arugula (rocket). The perfect fall/winter salad or holiday side dish!
Click here to get the recipe from Maple and Mango.
29. Carrot and Raisin Salad
Make a super simple side dish from this creamy and crunchy Carrot Raisin Salad! It’s slightly sweet, but sugar can be omitted and replaced with a grated apple if preferred.
Click here to get the recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen.
30. Lemon Garlic Asparagus
Looking for the perfect lemon garlic asparagus side dish? Enter this garlic roasted asparagus. Once you make it once, you’ll want it with every meal!
Click here to get the recipe from Amy D Gorin.
Did I Miss Any of Your Favorite Side Dishes for Beef Stew and Dumplings?
Let me know in the comments!