Garlic butter steak and potatoes skillet

Garlic butter steak and potatoes skillet is a hearty and flavorful one-pan meal that’s perfect for a cozy dinner. Here’s how to make it:


For the Steak:

  • 2 medium-sized steaks (such as ribeye, sirloin, or New York strip), about 8-10 ounces each
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs (optional, for garnish)

For the Potatoes:

  • 1 pound baby potatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or rosemary
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)


1. Prepare the Steak:

  1. Season both sides of the steaks generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil until hot but not smoking.
  3. Add the steaks to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or longer if desired for more doneness.
  4. Add the minced garlic and butter to the skillet during the last minute of cooking. Use a spoon to baste the steaks with the garlic butter.

2. Prepare the Potatoes:

  1. While the steaks are cooking, parboil the potatoes: Place the potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes, or until just tender when pierced with a fork. Drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the parboiled potatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika (if using), garlic powder, and dried thyme or rosemary until evenly coated.
  3. Add the seasoned potatoes to the skillet around the steaks once they’re flipped.
  4. Cook the potatoes for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

3. Serve:

  1. Once the steaks are cooked to your desired doneness and the potatoes are crispy and golden, remove the skillet from the heat.
  2. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes before slicing them against the grain.
  3. Serve the sliced steak and crispy potatoes together on a platter, garnished with fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs and chopped parsley if desired.

Enjoy your delicious garlic butter steak and potatoes skillet! It’s a satisfying and comforting meal that’s sure to be a hit.

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