Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes is pan seared and cooked to perfection and topped with a garlic herb butter compound.  This is the best steak that I have ever had!! 

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes

My youngest son is such a steak and potatoes guy.  He won’t eat anything else but I can count on him to eat a good steak.  He actually was in the kitchen with me helping me make this recipe.  He loves to cook with me.  He even told me to make sure to “sear the steak”, and to give the potatoes a slightly “charred” edge.  With his help, we were able to create one of the best steaks that you will ever eat!

You start by cooking the potatoes in a delicious garlic herb butter.  It really brings amazing flavor to these potatoes.  Garlic herb butter potatoes?  My heaven.

How to cook the perfect skillet steak

  • Let the steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Season the steak generously on each side with salt and pepper.  In a cast-iron skillet with 1 Tablespoon of oil over high heat add the steaks to the pan and sear each side 3 minutes or until brown.
  • Reduce heat to medium low.  Cook the steak to desired doneness.  Rare = 125 degrees, Medium Rare = 135 degrees, Medium = 145 degrees, Medium Well = 150 degrees and Well Done = 160 degrees.  Some say to flip only once while cooking, I like to flip mine a few times.
  • Right before serving the steak slather the butter compound on top and let it melt into the tender steak.  This gives it a nice finishing touch and adds such great flavor.

 

I used to like my steak well done but now I like my steak more medium or medium well.  It just seems more tender and melt in your mouth this way.  So I cook the steak to about 145 degrees.  The best part about this steak is the garlic butter herb compound that you slather on the steak right at the end.  It just melts into the steak and gives it such incredible flavor.

This skillet steak is easily the best steak that I have had.  Cooked to tender and juicy perfection and the butter garlic herb flavor is unreal!  Your family will love this skillet meal.

Skillet Steak Meal

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes

4.52 from 33 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4 Servings

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes is pan seared and cooked to perfection and topped with a garlic herb butter compound.  This is the best steak that I have ever had!! 

Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes sliced about 1/2 inch in thickness
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano chopped
  • 2 lean New York Steak strip steaks
  • salt and pepper

Garlic Butter Compound:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter, potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary and oregano. Cook for about 3 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3 minutes or until fork tender. Remove and set on a plate.

  2. Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the steaks. Cook on each side for 3 minutes or until outside is browned. Reduce heat to medium high. Cook the steaks to desired doneness. Mine took about 10 minutes flipping 3 times to get a medium well.
  3. Right before the steaks are done, make the garlic butter compound. Mix the butter, garlic and fresh chopped herbs. Slather on top of steaks. Add the potatoes back to the pan and heat through and let the butter melt into the steaks.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 198mg8%
Potassium 789mg23%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 506IU10%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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. 5 stars
    I LOVE BEEF STEW ??????
    Yummy,delicious,very easy to make and my mom also love your recipe ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
    FROM MY MOM:- With lots of LOVE ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. I know I am probably the only person in the world who does not own a cast iron skillet, but I hope this can be made in another type of skillet. Going to give it a go. I like my steaks medium well also. We shall see how this works out. Sounds soooo… yummy!

    1. You need to get a good quality cast iron skillet. Once it is seasoned right, you will never go back to the other types of skillets again. Our are older than we are, and I am 64 years of age. They came from our grandparents!

  3. This looks amazingly delicious!! Printing this for a date night soon to surprise my husband. And how perfect because our grill broke this summer! Thank you!

    1. Here is how you cook the potatoes! Hope that helps! In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter, potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary and oregano. Cook for about 3 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3 minutes or until fork tender. Remove and set on a plate.

      1. Do the potatoes really get done in that short amount of time? And I know this is a silly question, but the photo shows potatoes cut into chunks instead of sliced 1/2″ as in the directions. Will that matter when cooking them or will they cook faster that way? I have just cooked potatoes before like this (sliced) and they stick to the bottom of the skillet and to each other and tear apart instead of crisping up. I will give them a try though!

        1. 5 stars
          I used to have potatoes like that, always sticking to the pan and/or each other. I found out that if I get each piece of tater coated in the oil, you won’t have as much of a sticking problem. However, you must keep turning them—a lot!

  4. 5 stars
    Tried the Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes tonight and it was a great meal. My wife is not a big meat eater but I made hers with a Beef Tenderloin ( 4 oz Filet ) and I had a New York Strip Steak, needless to say we will be making this again, The herb butter that was applied at the end made it a buttery great treat. Needless to say we loved it. Plus she always likes it when I cook for her.

  5. I made this tonight. My wife prefers baked potato so no Yukons..
    I had fresh Rosemary, Chives & Garlic. Added some dried Italian herbs.
    I crushed the herbs and Garlic in a mortar and pestle to release their flavors then added to the soft butter. I cooked the NY Strips as indicated in a hot iron skillet to medium rare.
    Wow! They turned out fantastic!!!

  6. Hey Alyssa,
    This looks very promising. We will give it a try tonight.
    Thank you for the recipe.

    With love
    Jessica

  7. 5 stars
    I haven’t eaten a tastier steak that has come from my kitchen!!! Wow 10/10…. My husband absolutely loved it. No more over-priced steaks from restaurants. Love from Kenya!

    1. It is under the Garlic Butter Compound header in the ingredients. Hope this helps!
      Garlic Butter Compound:
      1/4 cup softened butter
      3 garlic cloves, minced
      1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
      1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
      1 teaspoon oregano, chopped

  8. 2 stars
    I made this tonight as a special treat for my husband and I. It was really good and super easy to make! This is going in the keep file for sure!

    1. For best results a skillet will brown/char the edges of the potatoes and steak that is needed but you are welcome to try cooking this on another skillet or in the oven. Hope you enjoy your steak!! XOXO

  9. 4 stars
    Hi, I’m very interested in making your skillet potato skillet with the garlic butter. Where do I find garlic butter compound?

    1. Garlic Butter Compound is in the recipe ingredients list underneath the heading:
      1/4 cup softened butter
      3 garlic cloves, minced
      1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
      1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
      1 teaspoon oregano, chopped

  10. I Love this recipe for the Skillet Garlic butter Herb Steak and Potatoes, but where are the directions for the potatoes?

    1. The potatoes are cooked at the beginning on the skillet. Then after they are tender and the way you prefer, you set to the side to make the steak. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! XOXO

  11. The instructions for garlic butter herb steak and potatoes was not clear. I don’t know if you cook potatoes in skillet before you cook steaks. Help I really want to cook this.

    1. I apologize that the instructions are not clear. The potatoes are cooked in the skillet before the steak and then set aside while cooking your steak. Hope that helps clarify the recipe and you are able to make this soon! XOXO

  12. 1 star
    Well, we made the steak and potatoes for dinner tonight and let’s just say it didnt go that good. Our house got so smoky it made your eyes burn and throat hurt. The potatoes did not get done in 6 minutes no way. Trying it again but doing it way different

  13. Very very good. I used dry spices and still very good. My husband all man eating steak and potatoes. This was perfect. The New York Strips turned out very tender. We will for sure make this again.

  14. 5 stars
    This is an excellent recipe. I didn’t have the Yukon gold potatoes so I substituted sweet potatoes instead. Super yummy results. Thank you for sharing.

  15. I made this for my boyfriend and I for dinner tonight & it was wonderful! I’ve been looking at this recipe for a while and finally decided to give it a go! It was my first time pan searing anything so I ended up cooking the steak a little too much for our taste but it still tasted amazing! I also added some Parmesan cheese on top of the potatoes after they were done! Will definitely be making this again!!!

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