The timeless combination of a steak and baked potato has the savory flavors of a juicy steak paired perfectly with the creamy, comforting texture of a baked potato.

When it comes to preparing this classic dish, there are numerous ways to customize it to your liking. From choosing the cut and seasoning of your steak to adding toppings to your baked potato, the possibilities are endless. 

grilled steak with baked potato and tomato slices, in a baking sheet with fresh herbs and sea salt

For a winter or no grill version try this Pan Seared Steak instead, and side of Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes. Of course, if you have a thing for Steak and Fries, you can check out these healthier fries; Baked Yuca Fries, Baked Carrot Fries and Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

Key Ingredients

When it comes to making this easy garlic butter steak and baked potato, there are a few key ingredients you’ll want to keep in mind. Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to make this classic dish:


The star of the show, of course, is the steak. It’s a good idea to choose the best steak you can find. Try a high-quality cut of beef, such as ribeye steak, filet mignon, flank steak, or sirloin steak, for the best flavor and tenderness. Look for marbling throughout the meat, which will help keep it juicy and flavorful during cooking. 

If possible, get your steak from local butchers or grocery stores as it will likely be freshest from those places. 


For the baked potatoes, you’ll want to choose large, starchy potatoes such as Russet or Idaho potatoes. These varieties have a high starch content, which makes them perfect for baking. Be sure to scrub the potatoes well and pierce them with a fork before baking to allow steam to escape. 


To bring out the best flavor in your steak and potatoes, you’ll want to use a variety of seasonings. For the steak, a simple blend of salt, pepper, and garlic powder is a classic choice. You can also experiment with other seasonings such as paprika, chili powder, or rosemary.

For a loaded baked potato, you’ll want to rub them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper before baking. You can also add other seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, or dried herbs or Italian seasoning like thyme or oregano.


Finally, this classic combo isn’t complete without toppings. Some classic options include sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives, green onions, and bacon bits for the potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms or caramelized onion for the steak. You can also experiment with other toppings such as blue cheese or a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

three raw ribeye steaks seasoned with salt and pepper, oil and fresh herbs

Ingredients and Instructions


  • Ribeye or strip steaks 
  • Russet potatoes 
  • Beefsteak tomato 
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Unsalted butter  
  • Garlic cloves 
  • Fresh thyme 


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes thoroughly. Poke each potato with a fork a few times to allow steam to escape while baking.
  3. Rub oil over the potatoes and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Place them on a baking sheet and bake until they are tender and the skin is crispy.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the softened butter, garlic, and thyme.
  5. Heat the grill and season the steaks with salt and black pepper.
  6. Cook the steaks for about 3-4 minutes per side or until they reach the desired doneness.
  7. Remove the steaks from the heat and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Cut open the baked potatoes and fluff the insides with a fork. Add a tablespoon of the garlic butter to each potato and top with the steak.
  9. Slice the tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  10. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious steak and baked potato!

Remember to adjust the cooking time and temperature according to your oven and the thickness of your steaks. 

grilled steak in a baking sheet with garlic butter in a bowl

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to serving this delicious dinner, there are a lot of options to choose from. Here are a few suggestions to help you create a delicious and well-rounded meal:

1. Pair with a Fresh Salad

A crisp, fresh salad is a great way to balance out the richness of the steak and potatoes. Consider serving a simple green salad with a light vinaigrette dressing, or mix things up with a more complex salad featuring ingredients like roasted beets, goat cheese, and walnuts.

2. Try a Creamy Sauce

If you’re looking to add some extra flavor to your steak and potatoes, consider serving them with a creamy sauce. A classic béarnaise sauce is a great option, but you could also try something like a mushroom cream sauce or a blue cheese sauce for a more unique flavor.

3. Don’t Forget the Bread

A warm, crusty loaf of bread is the perfect compliment to this hearty meal. Consider serving a fresh baguette or a slice of sourdough bread alongside your main dish.

4. Pair with a Full-Bodied Red Wine

Finally, don’t forget to pair your steak and potatoes with a full-bodied red wine. A bold Cabernet Sauvignon or a rich Malbec are both great options that pair wonderfully with the flavors of the dish.

small green bowl of garlic butter with thyme. a silver spoon

How to Make Garlic Butter

Garlic butter is a great addition to the steak and potatoes and it’s super easy to make. You can make more than this recipe suggests, and store it in the fridge for later use. The ingredients are;

  1. high-quality butter
  2. garlic cloves
  3. fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley)
  4. pinch of salt


  • if using salted butter you don’t need to add any additional salt.
  • For the garlic I highly recommend that you do ‘pressed’ garlic instead of minced, it adds more flavor and better texture, and you won’t be biting into any garlic chunks ( I use this garlic press)
  • choose the herbs you like, or use a combination. Chop herbs finely.
  • whisk butter garlic and herbs (I used thyme) until creamy
  • add to the steak and potatoes for extra flavor
grilled steak with baked potato and tomato slices, in a baking sheet with fresh herbs and sea salt

How To Make Baked Potatoes

Just when you think that those glorious baked potatoes can’t get any better, they do!

When the potatoes are done baking, take them out of the oven briefly and brush the outside with that yummy garlic butter paste. Cut the potato in the center without slicing it in half. Add a half tbsp of garlic butter to the cavity and broil for 2 minutes.

That’s it! two minutes brush and broiled situation and your baked potatoes will taste heavenly with crispy skin and perfectly soft on the inside.

grilled steak slices with baked potato and tomato slices, in a baking sheet with fresh herbs and sea salt

Storage and Leftovers

When you make steak and baked potatoes, you may end up with leftovers. Here are some tips for storing and reheating them:

Refrigerate: Store leftover baked steaks with potatoes in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Reheat: To reheat from the refrigerator, heat it in the microwave for 90 seconds – flipping halfway through.

To reheat steak from frozen let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Let it come up to room temperature before reheating.

Freeze: You can also store cooked steak in the freezer wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for up to three months.

If you have leftover steak, you can use it to make sandwiches or salads. You can also chop it up and use it in omelets or frittatas for a hearty breakfast.

When storing baked potatoes, make sure they are cooled to room temperature before putting them in the fridge. 

grilled steak with baked potato and tomato slices, on a plate with fork and knife, fresh herbs and sea salt

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some healthy sides to pair with a steak and baked potato?

If you’re looking to balance out your meal, try pairing your steak and baked potato with a healthy side dish. Some great options include roasted vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts, or a quinoa or brown rice pilaf.

What are some delicious variations of the classic steak and potato meal?

While the classic steak and baked potato combo is always a winner, there are plenty of delicious variations to try. For a twist on the classic, try topping your baked potato with a side of garlic butter mushrooms or a creamy horseradish sauce.

What are some tips for cooking a perfectly seasoned steak and baked potato?

To ensure that your strip steak is perfectly seasoned, generously season both sides with salt and pepper before cooking. For a more complex flavor, try using a steak seasoning or marinade. When it comes to cooking your twice-baked potatoes, make sure to pierce the skin with a fork before baking to prevent it from bursting. Rub the skin with olive oil and sprinkle with salt for extra flavor and a golden brown crispy skin.

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Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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grilled rib-eye steak with baked potato

Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Baked Potato

by Silvia
Juicy grilled rib-eye steak with garlicky butter baked potato. This combo is an irresistible classic and must try!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 3 servings


  • 3 rib-eye steaks
  • 3 russet potatoes, medium
  • 1 beefsteak tomato
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste

Garlic Thyme Butter

  • 3 tbsp high quality butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme


Baked Potato

  • Pre-heat oven to 450F degrees. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • Wash and scrub the potato skin really well. Pat dry with a towel. Using a fork poke the potatoes on all sides. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-55 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes. Using a pair of kitchen mittens or towel, give the potatoes a squeeze to make sure they are done.
  • Turn oven on broil. Using a sharp pairing knife, slice the potato the long way, only half way through without separating the halves. Brush potato skin with butter or olive oil and broil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and add a half tbsp of garlic thyme butter to the cavity of each potato. Serve alongside the steak

Grilled Rib-Eye Steak

  • Season steaks with 2 tbsp olive oil, a generous amount of coarse salt and fresh ground pepper on both sides. Let the steak sit out for about half hour to reach room temperature.
  • Pre-heat grill on high for about 5 minutes. Grill the steaks for about 5 minutes, then turn the steaks on a 45° degree angle to get the cross grill marks. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Turn the steaks and do the same process on the other side*
  • Remove steaks from the grill. Add a half tbsp of garlic thyme butter to each steak and cover with foil. Set aside for 10 minutes before serving

Garlic Thyme Butter

  • In a small bowl add butter, pressed garlic and thyme and whisk to combine. Serve on top of the steak and baked potato

Beefsteak Tomato (optional but highly recommended )

  • Cut some thick slices of beefsteak tomato. Top with remaining 1 tbsp olive oil. Season wtih coarse salt and fresg ground pepper. Serve alongside the steak and baked potato


*this yield a medium/ medium well steak. For a medium rare steak cook for 10-12 minutes total. This includes both sides!
**sub regular butter for ghee for Whole30!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Baked Potato, Steak
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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