Air fryer Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

Air fryer Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2-3


For the Steak:

  • 1 pound (about 450g) sirloin or ribeye steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Potatoes:

  • 3 cups baby potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste


Preparing the Potatoes:

  1. Preheat Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Toss Potatoes: In a bowl, toss halved baby potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper until evenly coated.
  3. Air Fry Potatoes: Place the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy, shaking the basket halfway through for even cooking.

Preparing the Steak:

  1. Marinate Steak: In a separate bowl, combine bite-sized steak pieces with olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Let it marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. Air Fry Steak: After the potatoes have cooked for about 10 minutes, add the marinated steak to the air fryer basket. Cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the steak reaches your desired level of doneness, shaking the basket occasionally for even cooking.

Making Garlic Butter Sauce:

  1. Prepare Garlic Butter: While the steak and potatoes are cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in chopped fresh parsley and salt to taste.
  2. Combine with Steak and Potatoes: Once the steak and potatoes are done, drizzle the garlic butter sauce over them. Toss to coat evenly.


  1. Plate and Garnish: Transfer the garlic butter steak and potatoes to a serving platter. Garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired.
  2. Serve Hot: Serve the air fryer garlic butter steak and potatoes skillet hot and enjoy!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite herbs or spices to the steak and potatoes. You can also add vegetables like asparagus or green beans for extra flavor and nutrition.

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