What to Serve With Beef Kabobs (33 Delicious and Simple Ideas)

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When it comes to dinner time, you can’t go wrong with beef kabobs.

Not sure what to serve them with?

There are plenty of options when it comes to the perfect companion for beef kabobs.

We’ve put together some of our favorites so that you can make the right choice for your family. 

Have a read of the guide below to discover what to serve with beef kabobs.

Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is a classic when it comes to side dishes for kabobs.

We love the flavor that the coconut milk gives this dish and how it compliments the beef.

This dish is also super versatile and can be served with a range of different foods.

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Smoked Asparagus

Want to add more vegetables to your dinner?

This smoked asparagus recipe is delicious and nutritious.

It can easily be cooked alongside your kabobs.

Find the recipe here: Smoked Asparagus


Green Salad

For something fresh and simple, go for this green salad.

Stick to the recipe, or use what you have at home.

If a green salad isn’t your thing, we recommend trying a Greek salad or Caprese salad.

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Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Why have regular potatoes when they could be smoked?

This recipe will take your sweet potatoes to the next level.

This dish is relatively hands-off and fuss-free.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Corn Pudding

This hearty side dish is perfect for something filling.

This creamy casserole is a great texture contrast to the crunchiness of the shish kebabs.

Feel free to serve it during the holidays, or have it all year round.

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Smoked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food.

But what if it was smoked?

This recipe will forever change the way you serve mac and cheese (you’re welcome).

Find the recipe here – Smoked Mac and Cheese


Apple Spinach Salad

For some fantastic flavor combinations try this apple spinach salad.

Combining your favorite veggies with your favorite fruits, this recipe is a winner.

Fresh, tasty and unexpected- what more could you want?

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Smoked Baked Potatoes

This is one of our favorite recipes to serve with juicy steak kabobs.

We love this spin on classic baked potatoes.

Feel free to experiment with toppings and get the kids involved.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Baked Potatoes


Side Dishes

Looking for something slightly smaller?

Or maybe you are interested in making several little side dishes.

Here is a list of small dishes that pack a punch.


For an appetizing accompaniment to your steak kabobs add tabbouleh!

This dish is made up of fresh ingredients and is amazing for a weeknight dinner.

If you want to add more flavor, feel free to chuck in some feta cheese as well!

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Tzatziki is one of our favorite side dishes!

This recipe is simple, fresh and perfect with kabobs.

It is also the perfect last-minute side and can be whipped up in a couple of minutes.

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Smoked Queso Dip

This dip is meaty, spicy and super duper cheesy.

If you’re looking for plenty of flavor, this is the recipe for you.

Packed full of sausage and jalapeños, you can’t go wrong here.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Queso Dip


Homemade BBQ Sauce

Why buy BBQ sauce when you could make your own?

This sauce is versatile and goes perfectly with these beef kabobs

Store it in an airtight container and add it to anything and everything!

Find the recipe here – Homemade BBQ Sauce

Dinner Rolls

Who doesn’t enjoy a hot dinner roll?

This recipe is simple, tasty and ideal for beginner bakers.

If dinner rolls aren’t your thing, swap them out for homemade garlic bread instead.

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Smoked Salsa

For something with bold flavor, go with this delicious side dish.

It’s spicy, smoky, and amazing with meaty kabobs.

For the best possible flavor, we recommend using fresh tomatoes.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Salsa


Pita Bread

Homemade pita bread is warm, soft and fluffy.

This recipe makes it all worth it and is pretty easy to follow.

Serve it wish tzatziki, baba ghanoush and your kabobs.

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Smoked Tomatoes

This a simple side dish that goes perfectly with beef kabobs

By smoking the tomatoes you will be rewarded with incredible flavor.

Feel free to use both large tomatoes and cherry tomatoes for this recipe.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Tomatoes


Corn on the Cob

This smoked corn is a great dish for kabobs.

It has a bright flavor that is perfect alongside cuts of meat.

You can even smoke it alongside your kabobs while you wait for them to finish. 

Find the recipe here – Corn on the Cob


Smoked Pineapple

Looking for something a little bit different?

This smoked pineapple will certainly impress your guests.

Did we mention how easy it is to whip up?

Find the recipe here – Smoked Pineapple


Smoked Olives

This recipe takes briny olives to the next level.

Whether you’re using them as a topping, an appetizer or on their own- you can’t go wrong!

We recommend using Kalamata olives for the best results.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Olives


In the mood for something sweet?

These dishes are an unexpected delight and great alongside your kabobs. 

Save some room for dessert because these dishes are irresistible. 

Smoked Peaches

We love the sweet and smoky flavor of these peaches.

They’re incredible on their own but they also make a fantastic dessert for kabobs.

Serve them with ice cream, with cream or as is!

Find the recipe here – Smoked Peaches

Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who knew that cookies could be smoked?

If this is your first time, you’re certainly in for a treat.

Not only is this a super fun recipe, but it’s also great if you want to try something new.

Find the recipe here – Smoked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don’t deny your beef kabobs the perfect side dish!

From salads to sauces and everything in between.

There are so many options out there to suit each appetite.

We love how versatile they all are and the combination of flavors.

What do you like to serve with beef kabobs?

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