The ultimate luxury meal, Beef Wellington is a stunning dish and it’s not that hard to make. When making it at home, you want equally stunning side dishes, and with more than 36 below to choose from, these are some of the best sides to serve with Beef Wellington. The only question is, which do you pick?
Making a special meal? Beef Wellington is the perfect meal to share with someone special. It can be scaled for 2 diners, for an intimate meal, or made larger to feed the whole family. To go with your show-stopping entree, you need equally impressive side dishes.
What is Beef Wellington?
Beef Wellington is beef tenderloin that’s baked in puff pastry. Between the beef and the pastry is a layer of duxcelle, which are finely chopped mushrooms that are cooked down in cream and herbs. A layer of prosciutto keeps the moist mushrooms away from the pastry so that the pastry can cook light, fresh, and delicious.
When To Serve Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington is a labor-intensive dish (which can be prepared ahead of time) and involves some pretty pricy ingredients, like beef tenderloin. So it’s a dish best reserved for special occasions. I love serving Beef Wellington for Valentine’s Day at home, to celebrate anniversaries, and other milestones.
The Best Side Dishes for Beef Wellington
To make this a whole and well-rounded meal, you want to serve a vegetable side dish and a starchy side dish with your Wellington. Whether or not to add an appetizer is up to you and how much work you want to do. And of course, save room for dessert!
Ready to see the show-stopping side dishes that’ll transform your meal into a restaurant-quality feast? Scroll down to see all kinds of delicious options! The only question is, which will you pick?
This vegan and gluten-free Lemon Risotto is a creamy citrus rice dish that’s served with spiced and roasted cauliflower. Serve this dish as a main course for Date Night, or as a fancy side dish at your next dinner party!
Combine the sweet and salty whole baked apple stuffed with bacon and shallots with the peppery notes of arugula leaves and red cabbage. Transform an otherwise simple salad with a bit of imagination and fun!
This classic Provençal vegetable tian recipe, a type of gratin, is made with sliced zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and tomato. Fresh summer vegetables are layered together, sprinkled with olive oil and herbs, then topped with cheese before baking to perfection!
Pommes Anna is a classic French dish of very thinly sliced, layered potatoes cooked in a very large amount of melted butter. I decided to take this dish to the next level and replaced the butter with duck fat.
Elegant Brussels Sprouts Salad with thinly sliced brussels, fresh spinach, toasted almonds, Parmesan cheese shavings, and lemon garlic dressing. The flavor combination is so outstanding you will be craving it all year long, not just during the holidays!
These Mashed Sweet Potatoes are filled with perfectly cooked sweet potatoes, tender butternut squash, butter, and a hint of sweet maple syrup. Healthier than regular mashed potatoes and low in carbs, enjoy these silky smooth mashed sweet potatoes with lunch, dinner, or as an easy vegetarian and gluten-free holiday side dish.