Garlic Steak Bites and Potatoes

Garlic steak bites and potatoes combine pan-seared juicy pieces of sirloin steak with fork-tender cubed potatoes, coated in buttery garlic and served with an optional sprinkling of fresh herbs. This delicious meal cooks in less than 25 minutes!

Garlic steak bites and potatoes in a cast iron pan ready for serving.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • One-skillet meal – Less mess and fuss by cooking everything in one large skillet. It also ensures maximum flavor infusion.
  • Quick and easy – Just a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes to get this tasty dinner on the table! It’s an easy meal for busy weeknights.
  • Versatile meal option – Enjoy these juicy steak bites as a delicious family dinner for any night of the week, a savory breakfast, or serve any leftovers as an easy lunch the following day!

What You Need for these Garlic Steak Bites and Potatoes

Here’s a complete list of ingredients you’ll need to start this easy steak or potato dinner.

All of the ingredients for steak bites and potatoes in bowls on a light countertop including steak, potatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, butter, dried rosemary and dried thyme.
  • Sirloin steak: Cut into 1-inch cubes. Another tender cut of steak will work for this dish.
  • Olive oil: This oil helps prevent the potatoes and steak cubes from sticking to the bottom of the heated skillet. Use a high quality extra virgin olive oil. Avocado oil can also be used.
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter. The butter adds a rich flavor to the potatoes and steak.
  • Potatoes: Baby red or gold potatoes work the best for this recipe. I haven’t used Russet potatoes as they may not hold their shape well. While baby potatoes are best, you can also use larger potatoes and cut them down to size. I don’t peel the baby red potatoes as the skin adds a crispy texture. They potatoes should be cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Garlic: Freshly minced from garlic cloves for depth of flavor. Store-bought minced garlic can be used in a pinch, in which case 1/2 teaspoon roughly equals a clove of garlic.
  • Herbs: I used dried rosemary and dried thyme. You can also use dried oregano. If you want a fresh garnish, use parsley.
Cooking the potatoes and searing the steak in a cast iron pan.


  • Other add-ins: Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions, crumbled bacon or spinach would make delicious add-ins to this easy weeknight dinner. For added rich flavor, consider including a splash of Worcestershire sauce into the mixture of steak pieces and potatoes.
  • Flavor and spice: This dish has a distinct buttery and garlic flavor. Easily change the flavor by using a spice or seasoning blend such as taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, Creole seasoning or ranch seasoning. Add a kick of heat with cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • Type of steak: You can use other types of meat for this recipe, including beef tenderloin and New York strip steak. Always select the best steak for best results.
A serving spoon scooping out the cooked steak and potatoes for serving.

How to Store

Storage: Store leftover garlic steak bites and potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 days. Reheat in an oiled pan over low heat until heated through.

How to Freeze

Steak tastes best fresh, but you can extend the life of steak bites by freezing them for up to 3 months. Store them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat as directed above.

Garlic steak bites and potatoes in a white serving bowl for serving. Freshly chopped parsley is sprinkled on top.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these tender steak bites and golden brown potatoes with a sprinkling of chopped parsley and a drizzle of garlic butter sauce left behind in the skillet from cooking. They pair well with an endless choice of side dishes and other recipes for any meal of the day. Here are a few of my top suggestions:

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Garlic steak bites and potatoes in a cast iron pan ready for serving.

Garlic Steak Bites and Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Skillet seared steak with sautéed potatoes makes a delicious meal cooked in a cast iron pan!
5 from 2 votes


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red or gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, 1-inch cubes
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in the potatoes. Season with the rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and cook for 8 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently until the potatoes are fork tender. Trasfer the potatoes to a bowl and set aside.
  • Return the skillet to the stovetop over high heat. Melt the remaining butter, then add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the steak cubes in a single layer and sear for 60 to 90 seconds on each side, or until they reach your desired doneness. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Return the potatoes back to the skillet and toss together. Taste and season as desired. Then serve garnished with fresh chopped parsley.


Doneness: Cook your steak to the level of your desired doneness. Check the internal temperature of the steak with a meat thermometer.
For rare steak: 125-130° F
For medium-rare: 130-140° F
For medium steak: 140-150° F
For medium-well steak: 150-160° F
]For well-done steak: 160-165° F 
Overcrowding: Don’t overcrowd the skillet when you cook the potatoes and the steak. Use a large enough skillet so that the steak can sear in a single layer
Uniform size cubes: Make sure that the potatoes and steak are cut into uniform-sized cubes to ensure even cooking. Having some cubes of meat or potatoes bigger or smaller may result in undercooked or overcooked pieces.
Storage: Store leftover garlic steak bites and potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 days. Reheat it in an oiled pan over low heat until heated through.


Calories: 486kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 134mg, Sodium: 424mg, Potassium: 1378mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 380IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 82mg, Iron: 5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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2 comments on “Garlic Steak Bites and Potatoes”

  1. Love all the garlic in these garlic steak bites – delish!

  2. Absolutely delicious! I served this with a salad and everyone LOVED it!

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