5 Mouth-Watering Sides to Serve with Beef Tenderloin

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Beef tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef you can get. When cooked well, tenderloin is succulent, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth tender. This cut is also highly versatile and can be grilled, roasted or pan-fried to perfection. Here are 5 decadent sides that pair deliciously with beef tenderloin – these are ideal for impressing guests at a dinner party.

Yorkshire Pudding

When it comes to sides for roast beef, Yorkshire pudding is an absolute classic (and a staple at every Sunday roast in Britain). The first ever recorded Yorkshire pudding recipe appeared in a book in 1737, and was listed as a “dripping pudding” (the dripping coming from the fat of spit-roasted meat). So, why not serve up some history on your plate! Yorkshire pudding tastes fantastic alongside traditional roast beef, roast vegetables and gravy.

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Broccoli Gratin

To maximise crunchiness, this gratin is made in a baking tray, so every morsel of broccoli gets a delicious coating of crunch (when broccoli gratin is made in a deep casserole-style baking dish, the limited surface area leads to a lack of crispy cheese topping!). This recipe is also super quick – you’ll have crunchy, caramelised goodness in just 20 minutes.

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Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

With mixed wild mushrooms, creamy sauce and spice-spiked fried onions, this dish has rich, savoury flavour that is sure to have guests coming back for seconds (and thirds… and fourths).

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Herb Oil and Goat’s Cheese

This side dish offers a fresh and fancy take on traditional mashed potatoes, swapping the white potatoes for butternut squash and adding a generous serving of goat’s cheese and flavoursome herb oil. This dish is perfect for laid-back eating – we recommend that you serve it on a large platter to encourage heaped spoonfuls and second helpings.

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Roasted Capsicum and Cherry Tomatoes with Ricotta

These roasted red peppers and cherry tomatoes with ricotta are ideal for serving in summer – they hit every note on the sweet (capsicum), sour (tomato), salty (ricotta and anchovies) and bitter (olives) scale. This dish is flavour-packed and healthy.

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Slow-Cooked Garlic Greens

These healthy slow-cooked garlicky greens have great texture and even better flavour. When working with a large amount of greens, it is much easier to sauté them if they’re blanched first. The addition of olive oil provides flavour and allows the greens to achieve ideal texture.

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Want more side dish inspiration? Check out our 4 easy but impressive sides for a t-bone steak. Don’t forget to send pictures of your delicious dinner to our Facebook page!