Side dishes don’t have to be hard to be flavorful! Some of my favorite side dishes come together in minutes and can be prepped ahead of time. These Roasted Italian Steak Fries are always on our family’s dinner table. They’ve got the perfect crisp outside and soft on the inside. Dip them or not, they’re a versatile side dish your family is going to love.
I’ll show you how to prep them ahead of time, ideas on what to serve with the steak fries and how to ensure they’re the perfect texture! Hopefully, you’re going to love them as much as I do!
As much as the air fryer has gained popularity, I still love roasted vegetables in the oven. It’s easy when I already have the oven preheated for a main course. Just throw the side dish in too and dinner is complete. I love the texture of roasting vegetables in the oven and it’s a classic cooking style that never disappoints.
I dip my steak fries in creamy dressings and enjoy them as a side for chicken or red meat. As much as I try to get my kids to branch out, they love the steak fries with ketchup. That’s ok – it’s all about making an easy side dish that everyone will eat!
Looking for more great side dish recipes to add to your weekly meal planning rotation? Check out some of my favorite savory sides:
How To Make Roasted Italian Steak Fries In The Oven
There are three kitchen tools you’ll need to make these Steak Fries. To start, you’ll be tossing everything in a medium-sized mixing bowl. To roast the potatoes, you’ll need a roasting pan and parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
I use a silicone baking mat because it helps to promote even cooking, prevents the vegetables from sticking and stops any burning. However, parchment paper works in a similar manner, if you’re in a pinch!
How To Prep Your Italian Steak Fries Ahead Of Time
To save time, before baking, there are two things that can be prepped ahead of time. Start by prepping your russet potatoes ahead of time and cutting them into the correct sizes. Try to keep them uniform so they bake evenly. I like to do this ahead of time because when I rush they aren’t as even.
Secondly, add the olive oil and seasoning to the mixing bowl – but NOT the potatoes. Just have the bowl ready to go but don’t toss your potatoes until just ready to bake.
Dips To Pair With Steak Fries
I love to whip up my Loaded Baked Potato Dip, which is sour cream based, to enjoy with the steak fries. A homemade steak sauce is also delicious if you’re serving any cut of red meat. Any mayonnaise, sour cream or greek yogurt-based sauce would be a yummy pairing!
How To Store Leftovers
Keep any leftovers fries in an airtight food storage container and keep the fries in the refrigerator. For best freshness, enjoy the steak fries when they’re right out of the oven. Sometimes, depending on how you reheat them, they don’t get that same original texture.
To reheat the fries, I like to put mine back into a low oven at 200º and heat them for 20 minutes until warm again. Reheating them in the microwave causes a more soggy texture, but can be done as well. Try heating them for 1-2 minutes in 30-second intervals to check in-between.
Can You Freeze Leftover Italian Steak Fries?
Yes! Add all the steak fries into a large freezer bag and toss the fries into the freezer. The fries can be in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let them thaw to room temperature before following the heating instructions (from above).
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Rusett Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Italian Seasoning
- Onion Powder
- Salt Pepper
Bought too many russet potatoes? It’s one of my favorite ingredients to use in recipes because they’re always on sale. Try my Classic Potato Salad recipe, Potato Soup or Rotisserie Chicken Corn Chowder!
Directions To Make Oven-Roasted Italian Steak Fries
- Preheat oven to 400F. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine potato chunks, oil and seasonings. Stir to combine well.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spread potatoes over the baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, turning potatoes over once halfway through baking.
- 3 large Russet potatoes, cut in thick 2-inch-long chunks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400F. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine potato chunks, oil and seasonings. Stir to combine well.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Spread potatoes over the baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, turning potatoes over once halfway through baking.
- Place any leftovers in an airtight food storage container and refrigerate them. Reheat in a 300º oven for 20 minutes. For best freshness, enjoy within 3-4 days of making them.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.