Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes

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Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes are such a simple meal that is full of tender garlic herb melt in your mouth steak with potatoes. This is a meal that the entire family will love! 

We love steak at house Brown Sugar Garlic Flank Steak, Grilled Steak Fajita Skewers,  and Creamy Garlic Steak Bites with Mushrooms are some of our favorite steak recipes on the blog.

Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes in a skillet.

Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes

My ten year old steak loving son is always begging for steak every single week. He loves steak and potatoes, and I love easy meals, so it is a win win situation. Nothing better than steak and potatoes… am I right? Cooked in a buttery garlic herb sauce, this meal is full of flavor and one your family will love!

How do you make garlic butter herb steak bites?

  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil and butter, potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Cook for about 3 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3 minutes until fork tender. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the steak bites. Let the steak sear for a minute and then continue to stir the steak until they are golden brown.
  • Top the steak with fresh chopped herbs.
Close up of Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes.

What other kind of steak can I use in this recipe?

You can also substitute with a tenderloin, sirloin, or New York strip steak.

What side dishes do I serve with this meal?

This meal is great served with a simple side salad and dinner rolls or garlic bread.

Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes in a grey bowl with a metal spoon.

Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes

4.69 from 22 votes
Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites with Potatoes are such a simple meal that is full of tender garlic herb melt in your mouth steak with potatoes. This is a meal that the entire family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes sliced about ½ inch in thickness
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds sirloin steaks cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil and butter, potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Cook for about 3 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3 minutes until fork tender. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the 1 tablespoon butter and steak bites. Let the steak sear for a minute and then continue to stir the steak until they are golden brown.
  • Top the steak with fresh chopped herbs.



Serves: 5

Calories275kcal (14%)Carbohydrates12g (4%)Protein27g (54%)Fat13g (20%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol81mg (27%)Sodium114mg (5%)Potassium770mg (22%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A160IU (3%)Vitamin C11.6mg (14%)Calcium69mg (7%)Iron5mg (28%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This dish looks yummie! Question: Steak Bites… your receipes show what seems to be a pretty quick cook time for the steak. I tend to avoid steak because it can be tough or hard to chew. How can I prepare steak (and steak bites) so that they do indeed “melt in your mouth” and aren’t hard to chew? Is there some pre-prep procedure I could do?

        1. Love love loved this recipe! I used tenderloin cut from Aldis I added sour cream to my plate to dip potatoes in. Next time i will sauté mushrooms in dry wine add a splash of Worcester or A 1sauce dip to round out the dish. Oh yum this was great !! Thanks.

    1. 5 stars
      This is a great recipe but steak can be terribly expensive and tough or hard to chew if not cooked properly. So – I changed the cooking method and the steak to stew beef. I cooked it in my Power Pro XL Pressure cooker. I browned the potatoes and the beef in the butter. Then added the rest of the ingredients but I also added 1/4 cup of water with a 1 teaspoon of Better than Bouillon base mixed into it. Locked down the lid and cooked it for 5 minutes. Did a natureal release for 10 minutes. Scouped out the potatoes and meat and then poured the remaining sauce over it. Yum and the beef was very tender.

    2. I made the creamy garlic and mushroom steak bites over rice.
      It was delicious!!
      When the steak is cubed and cooked to brown, and set aside until the cream sauce was done, I added steak back into iron skillet with sauce and cooked only a few minutes more. I used T_bone steak instead of sirloin and it was super tender!! Not chewy and cooked perfectly.
      Great recipe!!

    3. After cutting the steak across the grain, toss with baking soda then leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse with cool water. I have tried this multiple times and every time the steak becomes super soft

      1. If you use the baking soda truck, be sure to rinse the meat well… I tried it on New York strip (which prob didnt need it) but I didn’t rinse the meat enough and you could taste the baking soda even after cooking in butter & garlic… ☹️..

    4. I used tenderloin and cut very thin as opposed to instructions, marinated in virgin olive oil with tastefully simple season salt and seasoned pepper for 30 minutes at room temperature Made a big difference in tenderness of steak

      1. 5 stars
        I made this tonight, it was delicious. I used home grown sirloin steak. After cooking the potatoes I decided to sauté a package of green beens in the juices adding 1/2 tbsp of butter. I thawed the green beans for 2 mins. and then browned them in the skillet and put on plate with potatoes before doing the beef. Turned out great!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi, I just made this tonight…thank you for a delicious recipe! It’s super easy to make for a weeknight meal. The sirloin and potatoes cook quickly so just make sure to stay on top of that. I made a side of roasted brussel sprouts with bacon to complete the meal.

  3. 4 stars
    Hi Alyssa.. My name is Mìchele. Today I came across a) Recipe for Garlic Butter. S+teak Bites with Potatoes. I would like to make it this week but I need a couple off questions answered first. First, if I decided. to grill them In foil, also should ! Spray the foil with before adding potatoes? Also, could I put a couple corn on the cobs on the grill or carrots and corn the oven packets?
    Thank you, Michele



  4. 5 stars
    Wow! This was a very fine meal. My only adjustment was to steam the potatoes for 5 minutes. I don’t have the best of luck cooking raw potatoes in a skillet without them falling apart. My husband is already looking forward to leftovers and I plan to make these for company soon. Thanks for the FABULOUS recipe.

  5. I made this last weekend and it was so fast and easy to make! I made it in a regular pan since I don’t have a cast iron and it cooked up just fine! Delicious! Definitely going in my recipe box.

  6. We had this for dinner tonight. YUM!!! It did take closer to 25 minutes for the potatoes to cook. I also added another minced clove of garlic to the final tablespoon of butter that’s used to cook the steak. Excellent flavors! We had a salad and rolls. I saved a piece of my roll to absorb the garlic butter that was left on my plate. Again, YUM!!

    1. Hi, I cooked this meal tonight and it was so tasty except I didn’t have much gravy/sauce so it was a bit dry. Any tips on how to improve it.


  7. Do you have a recommendation for a site that shows how to cut steak into bites because like another person said I have also had problems with steak being way too chewy to the point of impossible and I don’t think any marinade is going to make that big of a difference? I’m certainly willing to be proved wrong. Any suggestions ?

    1. 5 stars
      To tenderize the steaks I put them in my Instapot after cubing them up and give them a 15 min pressure cook. This makes this recipe absolutely amazing. I have a 93 yrs old granni who has a hard time chewing meat and this is now her favorite dish.

      1. @KariJo did you do this instead of cooking on the skillet, or did you pressure cook them first and then add them to the skillet?

        1. @karijo what do you set your instapot on for the steak? Also then after you cook the steak in the instapot then you added it to the potatoes? I have just the regular nothing fancy instapot and not familiar with it much…lol… thank you so much ? in advance.

      2. 5 stars
        This is the only way I will every cook this recipe and I have and it’s so very tender and flavorful!!!

  8. I used cauliflower instead of potatoes because I didn’t feel like going out to get potatoes and I already had cauliflower. It was super yummy.

  9. This was really good, I added and onion and red bell pepper just for color, was quick and easy to make.

  10. Just made this with ribeye and it was delicious. Marinated the meat in Worcester sauce for a few hours, drained and patted it dry before cubing. And lots of extra butter

    1. Make some seitan and chop it up? Cook the same way as you would the steak. There are plenty of videos on youtube about how to make/season seitan if you do not know about it and are interested. It’s a wonderful meat substitute texture-wise but definitely needs seasoned correctly or it is bland 🙂

  11. This was yummy and fast , made it for my anniversary dinner at home ❤️
    I do think next time I will add the herbs and garlic toward the end of cooking so they don’t overcook or scorch . I might also parboil the potatoes prior to sautéing .

  12. 4 stars
    It was pretty good, but depending on how many people you are cooking for, your potatoes WILL NOT take 6 minutes… Which honestly is a crazy short amount of time anyways. It took me 30 minutes, also prep time is not any where near 5 minutes. It took me at the very least 15+ I used filet mignon that was really good with it. Have never heard of steak being referred to as “golden brown” though so that was strange. Overall, would make it again, maybe try sirloin next time and see the difference! Also, I feel like the recipe asks for a really small amount of butter, I ended up using more.

    1. I was about to say the same things… I used very small baby potatoes cut in half (like quarter sized) and it still took me about 25 minutes to cook the potatoes! Plus with cutting the potatoes, tenderizing the meat and cutting into pieces and getting the spices all ready it took me about 30 minutes to prep everything. Steak cooked pretty quick, had to use more butter like you mentioned. It was very good, and will make again but I’m retyping the recipe and printing with the tweaks I made.

    2. I nuke my potatoes in the microwave for 4 minutes. I use bakers. Let them cool and then the skin peels away easily and the potatoes are about 75 percent cooked. I just diced and they finish cooking with the steak. Easy peasy!

  13. 4 stars
    Had this tonight. It was good but will cook the potatoes in the oven next time. Also will marinate the steak. But other than that the kiddos liked it.

  14. After cooking the steak , do you put potatoes back in the skillet. It only says to put on the side while you cook the steak.

  15. 5 stars
    My new favorite dish! I did find the potatoes took much longer to cook and the garlic burned while they cooked. Next time I’ll add 1/2 the garlic towards the end of the potatoes cook time. And the balance with the steak. I also added mushrooms. Delish!

  16. Beef tenderloin will make this recipe very tender. Go to your butcher, meat shop or meat dept at the grocery and ask for filet ends. This is the part of the tenderloin that’s too small to cut into a steak.

  17. I have beef cubed steak Im gonna use & will just used canned potatoes so there isnt any cooking time issues…

  18. I’m making this for my hubby for a lunch and I have to say the potato’s take longer than 6 min . I did not have any rosemary but it came out delicious any way 4/5 stars

  19. I made this tonight and it was delicious…didn’t have a cast iron pan so I used my wok🤷‍♀️ Turned out well…I’m laughing now, because I added a chopped onion….my recipe had several pictures of an onion being cut (apparently an add for a knife sharpener)…so I cut one during prep and used it rather than waste it😂

  20. 5 stars
    My family loved this recipe. Even my picky eater devoured a second helping. I’m floored! I did use dry vs fresh herbs so used only 1/2 teaspoon of each.

  21. 5 stars
    I made this and did a quick microwave steam on the potatoes. This meal was OH SO YUMMY and super easy to make after working all day!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  22. 3 stars
    Loved the steak bites but my potatoes took about 30 minutes to actually cook and the garlic burned! The potatoes were inedible unfortunately. Next time I’ll roast the potatoes and make the steak in the cast iron skillet.

  23. I cut my potatoes and steak add the same ingredients and put everything in a sheet pan and bake at 375 for 45 minutes and it’s wonderful and in the summer time I throw it on the grill in foil packs and cook about 30 minutes

  24. 5 stars
    Tasty & full of flavour, great mid week recipe. The whole family enjoyed it and that’s no mean feat. I used new potato’s which needed to be par boiled, but worked so well. Definitely make this again 😋👌

  25. 5 stars
    Finally….a meal everyone ate! I think I’m the only one who was critical but of course, aren’t we always our own worst critics? I had to use my cast iron grill pan but it worked. (And now I have a new method for cooking my breakfast potatoes!) The meal could have used more depth of flavor and that is my biggest critique. Not sure what to add – garlic powder? I don’t want to add onions. Perhaps a tad more salt? Overall, it was awesome! All 3 of children ate most of it and 1 returned for 2nd helpings. I was pleased as punch.

  26. 5 stars
    This is a keeper. It was wonderful. I did the baking soda for a tenderizer and it worked. The potatoes are just bursting with flavor. I did not change a thing. Thank you.

  27. 5 stars
    Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

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