A list of the best steak toppings inspired by the top steakhouses. From classic to bold choices, including butter, cheeses, sauces, and more, that will take steak night to the next level.

Steak with Sauce Topping and Herbs on Wooden Cutting Board

Create your perfect steak with this list of delicious toppings! Load up on classics like garlic butter and sautéed mushrooms, or try unique steak toppers like crispy onions and huckleberry glaze.

With any of these options, you’ll have a restaurant-quality meal without the price of dining out! Great for steak nights and special occasions.

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Below you’ll find a delicious list of ideas including various butters and cheeses, veggies, fresh herbs, sauces, and condiments.

Steak with Gorgonzola Butter Plated with Broccoli and Potatoes

Butters & Cheeses

  • Gorgonzola butter
  • Garlic and herb-infused butter
  • Compound butter
  • Black truffle butter
  • Bleu cheese crumbles
  • Monterey jack
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Provolone cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

Butters and cheeses will make your steak taste amazing. One of our all-time favorites is seasoned gorgonzola butter. We also love a classic garlic and herb compound butter.

🥩 Try our gorgonzola steak: grilled steak topped with seasoned gorgonzola butter, then broiled to golden brown perfection.

Steak Topped with Sauteed Mushrooms

Veggies & Fresh Herbs

  • Sautéed onions
  • Caramelized onions
  • Crispy fried onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Roasted mushrooms
  • Sautéed peppers
  • Sautéed garlic
  • Roasted garlic cloves
  • Sliced red onions
  • Chopped white onions
  • Chopped green onions
  • Chopped herbs – fresh parsley, chives, basil, oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary

Sautéed mushrooms and onions are classic add-ons at any steakhouse and are so easy to make at home. (As are caramelized onions and roasted garlic.) Fresh herbs can be used in so many ways: mixed into butter, used as a garnish, and incorporated in sauces.

Steak Topped with Sauce and Plated with Asparagus

Sauces

  • Béarnaise
  • Creamy horseradish
  • Hot horseradish sauce
  • Roasted garlic cream sauce
  • Au jus
  • Peppercorn sauce
  • Portobello mushroom sauce
  • Beef demi-glace
  • Red wine demi-glace (blackberry, huckleberry, etc.)
  • Chimichurri sauce
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Salsa verde
  • Blue cheese sauce

The sauces above are popular options you’ll find at restaurants; of course, there are many more variations! Huckleberry reductions are common here in Montana, but you can find cherry, blackberry, and balsamic glazes too.

🥣 Try our teriyaki sauce: a flavorful sauce completely made from scratch in just 15 minutes.

Seasoned Steak Wrapped in Bacon

Meats

  • Chopped bacon
  • Shrimp skewer
  • Sautéed shrimp
  • Coconut shrimp
  • Bacon wrapped
  • Crab meat

Meat lovers will enjoy even more meat on their steak. Wrap steak in bacon or try herbed butter with bacon crumbles. For those who enjoy surf and turf, add a skewer of shrimp or coconut shrimp. Get fancy and top your favorite cut with crab meat and a béarnaise sauce.

Steak Topped with Condiments

Basic Toppings & Condiments

  • Steak sauce (like A1)
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Soy sauce
  • Green goddess dip

Yes, you can use ketchup on steak (just don’t tell the chef!). These are common steak toppings and condiments that are likely already in your fridge. Although they may not be ‘gourmet’ options, they can still be delicious and are used by many.

🧅 Try our green goddess dip: a creamy dip made with sour cream and cream cheese and packed full of fresh herbs.

Printable Toppings List

Download this steak toppings printable to keep on hand for easy reference. Plus, we’ve included a handy steak doneness chart with recommended internal temperatures and cook times for making the perfect steak.

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Final Thoughts

There you have it, so many mouthwatering toppers to spice up your next steak night. Whether you crave the timeless combination of garlic butter and sautéed onions or want to get more adventurous with black truffle butter or blackberry glaze, this list has something everyone will love.

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