Smoky Steak Potato and Pepper Skillet

This smoky steak potato and pepper skillet is an easy one-pan dinner, ready in just 40 minutes. Toss everything together in the skillet, stick it in the oven and forget about it!

Yesterday was just one of those days. The days where a bunch of little things keep adding up and come 4pm you’re feeling totally unsettled and like there are a million things going on in the background of your mind, half of them have no answer or resolution, the other half require a TON of work and no time to do it all.

This smoky steak potato and pepper skillet is an easy one-pan dinner, ready in just 40 minutes. Toss everything together in the skillet, stick it in the oven and forget about it!

The icing on the cake for me was the random comparison Brandy and I did of our computers side by side to look at our pictures.

I’ve been a PC girl for my entire life constantly making fun off all the Mac users for paying triple what I would on a computer but when you see all your work on your site side by side on a PC and a Mac and you realize everything looks like complete CRAP on your computer, you freak the hell out and change your tune.

After about an hour of deliberation (coupled with freak outs and whining in between), I ordered a Mac.

Yep, in 60 minutes I decided to spend $2,000.

I’ll talk myself out of that $25 pedicure like a pro to save money yet I’ll drop two grand on a computer in an hour. Um, ok?

So I have no idea what this smoky steak potato and pepper skillet looks like on your computer screen but hopefully it’s not an oversaturated jumble of purples, oranges, reds and greens.

It looks good on my end but apparently this HP can’t be trusted.

Besides its looks, this skillet has one other amazing thing going for it…it’s a one-pan, toss it all together in the pan, throw it in the oven and pull it out 40 minutes later for dinner kind of meal.

Smoky Steak Potato and Pepper Skillet is an easy one pan meal. Toss it all together in the skillet and roast, that's it!

The best part is, I’m sharing 5 other easy one-pan meals with you today from my healthy blogger buddies.

Easy One Pan Meals


This quick and easy one-pan, 30 minute Moroccan chicken skillet is LOADED with spicy-sweet flavor and crunchy pistachios.

It’s a gluten free, whole30 compliant AND paleo friendly weeknight dinner!

This smoky steak potato and pepper skillet is an easy one-pan dinner, ready in just 40 minutes. Toss everything together in the skillet, stick it in the oven and forget about it!


Looking for a high-protein, low-carb dinner? Make these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps in under 30-minutes!

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Swap the rice noodles for sweet potato in this healthy Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai.

This tangy and spicy thai recipe makes an easy 30-minute, one-pot meal for weekday dinners!

Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai


This Lemon Garlic Chicken Skillet is an easy and delicious one-pan dinner!

It’s the perfect meal that’s loaded with creamy flavors, plenty of leftovers, and non of the clean up!

Lemon Garlic Chicken Rice Skillet


This curried shakshuka, a healthy one-pan dish with poached eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce, comes together quickly and can be served any time of the day!

Curried Shakshuka

And back to mine…

Simple is the name of the game with this one.

Just some garlic powder and smoked paprika spice this skillet meal up. 40 minutes gives just enough time to roast the potatoes while the steak still stays tender.

The peppers and onions start to caramelize in the butter and oil and you’ll be shocked at how much flavor this simple ingredient list packs into each bite.

This Smoky Steak Potato and Pepper Skillet is an easy one-pan meal that's ready in just 40 minutes.

Now tell me, are you a Mac or a PC person? I still can’t believe I’ve crossed over to the dark side.

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Smoky Steak Potato and Pepper Skillet

Smoky Steak Potato and Pepper Skillet

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This smoky steak potato and pepper skillet is an easy one-pan dinner, ready in just 40 minutes. Toss everything together in the skillet, stick it in the oven and forget about it!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cut into bite-size cubes
  • 8 mini tri-colored sweet peppers, sliced into thin rings
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Korean yam, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (if you have a convection setting, this is a great recipe to use it on).
  2. Place butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan and place in the oven until the butter melts.
  3. Remove skillet from oven, tilt the pan so the butter coats the entire surface.
  4. Place all the ingredients into the skillet, toss to combine everything and place back in the oven for 40 minutes, tossing once about half way through.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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  1. Catherine

    Dear Gina, I absolutely love this idea!! Just as you were saying, those skillet dinners are the best. This is right up my alley…perfect dinner idea. xo, Catherine

  2. Davida @ The Healthy Maven

    Yesterday was one of those days for me too…minus the whole dropping 2k on a new mac haha. I grew up with a Mac-obsessed father who I quote ” did not believe in PCs”. In high-school we were on the laptop program and were all required to purchase PC computers. My Dad wrote into the school telling them it was “unkosher” for me to buy a PC…needless to say it didn’t work. Oh and now the school operates only on Macs haha. Welcome to the dark side ;)

  3. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Welcome to the world of Macs. I never thought I’d be one either, but now I’ll never go back. The colors of this steak, potato and pepper skillet dinner are gorgeous and I’m always down for skillet meals, so easy!

  4. Bita

    Gina, your potato and pepper skillet looks amazing! Love all the colors – sure to be loaded with nutrients bonus it’s pretty to look at! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Julie

    Your photos ALWAYS look gorgeous…..on my Mac! haha In my graphic design world, Mac’s have always been the way to go for a reason. You’ll love it! Great recipes…thank you!

  6. Alexandra Caspero

    Come to the dark side! I remember how I felt when I looked at my photos/website on an retina display computer and realized how incredibly bright/oversaturated I was making my pictures- whoops! Bought a retina display the next day, crazy :) This one pot meal looks delicious, perfect for busy weeknights!

  7. Brittany

    You’re going to LOVE your new computer. The retina display is life-changing. :)

    That said, the skillet meal looks perfect to me. And I must try this Korean yam you speak of!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Definitely! Any potato will do. Korean yams are a bit sweeter than sweet potatoes and they’re a purply/white inside but any potato will be fine :)

      1. sfswami

        I used a typical yam for this. Great color (orange instead of purple), great taste. If I ever find a Korean yam, I’ll try that, too. Might add a splash of red wine to the pan to punch up the sauce. Looking forward to making this again

  8. Alicia

    Really tasty! I subbed potatoes because my husband is not a yam guy, and it was really delicious! We added about 1/4 of a tsp of red pepper flakes to add some heat.

  9. Valerie

    HOLY FREAKING COW, this is one great meal! We used all olive oil since we are both kosher and Whole30ing, but YUMMO! This was so great and easy to make. It will totally be in our regular rotation.


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