Looking to whip up a hassle-free yet hearty Valentine’s Day dinner for two? Try our simple sheet pan steak and potatoes recipe that’s as easy as it is delicious. Fresh green beans and tender baby potatoes are roasted together, and then get a trip under the broiler with the steak before it is dolloped with garlic butter. In about 45 minutes, you’ll have a no-fuss, one-pan meal with perfectly cooked steak and potatoes—a stress-free way to enjoy a cozy dinner together, even on busy weeknights. Forget the complicated recipes; this sheet pan dinner is a complete meal, and the key to a relaxed and tasty Valentine’s celebration.
What sides are good with steak?
Look at the menu for any steakhouse, and you’ll see a few themes. There are often several potato options—the mild potatoes serve as a great contrast to the flavorful steak, and the starch soaks up the juices and flavors from the meat. And there are usually vegetables like green beans, asparagus, mushrooms, or creamed spinach to round it out. For this steak and potatoes recipe, we put all the dishes together on one sheet pan: broiled steak, roasted potatoes, and roasted green beans, all finished with simple homemade garlic butter.
Can you cook steak and potatoes together?
You sure can, but you aren’t going to want to start them at the same time. The steak would absolutely dry out in the time it takes to cook the potatoes. Instead, we roast the potatoes and green beans most of the way before adding the steak to the pan—that’s the secret to everything getting cooked to perfection!
What kind of steak should I buy?
We’ve tested this sheet pan steak and potatoes with both sirloin steak and ribeye steaks. The ribeyes will be the most melt-in-your-mouth, but they are also more expensive. For a more budget-friendly option, try this with sirloin steaks—they’ll still be pretty juicy and tender!
Save the flank steak for fajitas or stir-fries, and skip the beef tenderloin (aka filet mignon) for this one. We also do not recommend a porterhouse steak, as they are difficult to fit on the sheet pan and likely won’t cook evenly with this method.
What other ingredients do I need for this steak and potatoes recipe?
In addition to the steaks, you’ll need:
- Baby yellow potatoes. If you can’t find these, you can sub in Yukon gold potatoes and cut them into bite-size pieces, about 1″ in size.
- Fresh green beans
- Avocado oil
- Seasoning: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper
- Garlic butter (salted butter, garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, chives, and parsley)
How do you make sheet pan steak and potatoes?
We love a sheet pan dinner because it makes dinner so simple—there’s no hovering by the stove, little hands-on time, and minimal cleanup. Here’s how to make this sheet pan steak and potatoes recipe:
- Preheat the oven, grease a baking sheet, and make the garlic butter.
- Toss the potatoes and green beans with oil and seasoning, spread on the prepared baking sheet, and then roast in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Stir, then push the vegetables to the side of the pan. Season the steaks, add them to the sheet pan, then broil for 3-4 minutes.
- Cover the vegetables with foil, then flip the steaks and broil them on the other side for 3-4 minutes.
- Spread the garlic butter over the steaks. Cover the whole pan loosely with foil, and let the meat rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice the steak into strips and serve.
Is steak best medium-rare?
Most folks will recommend cooking your steak to medium-rare, which is when the interior is 130-140°F. That’s the point when the outside is firm and the interior is just starting to turn from red to pink. If you follow our cook times in the recipe below, you’ll get medium-rare steak. For a medium steak, add two minutes to the broiling time.
Protip: Rest makes it best!
Don’t skip the resting time when the steak is done cooking! Those ten minutes allow the steak’s juices to redistribute throughout the meat, so all the flavor and moisture stay in the steak.
What do I do with the leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Eat within 3-4 days.
Want more easy dinners that feel fancy?
- Coffee-Rubbed Steak and Potatoes Skillet (this one is made all in one cast iron skillet!)
- Maple-Glazed Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
- One Pot Citrus Rosemary Chicken with Vegetables