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!
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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.

Kinda like this turkey sweet potato skillet, another super easy skillet 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.

And aren’t those purple potatoes just gorgeous? You can also swap out purple sweet potatoes instead of these regular purple potatoes in the skillet.

I talk a ton about how much I love those in my purple mashed sweet potato recipe and these roasted purple sweet potatoes.

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.

If you only have ground beef on hand, try this skillet ground beef sweet potato recipe instead.

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.

Love this smoky steak potato and pepper skillet recipe?

Try these other skillet recipes such as Buffalo Turkey Cauliflower SkilletChicken Artichoke Olive Skillet, and Jalapeño Mango Chicken Skillet.

And my favorite for quick and easy dinners that beat takeout – this shaved beef stir fry.

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Smoky Steak Potato and Pepper Skillet

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 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


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (if you have a convection setting, this is a great recipe to use it on).
  • Place butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan and place in the oven until the butter melts.
  • Remove skillet from oven, tilt the pan so the butter coats the entire surface.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 32gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 165mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. I want to try this recipe but I can;t find a korean yam. Can I use a sweet potato? What is the difference?

    1. 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. 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