Steak & Sweet Potato Skillet


This one-pan meal of steak bites and sweet potatoes is nourishing, filling, and delicious! It’s paleo, whole30, Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free.

It doesn’t get more classic meat & potatoes than this simple one-pan meal! 

We love having simple, go-to meals in the repertoire to just throw together that is something flavorful but fuss-free, and this meal is perfect for that.

Steak & potatoes are always a perfect pair and this one-pan steak bite with sweet potatoes is perfect if you’re paleo, whole30, or just looking for a simple healthy meal at home.

Serve it with a side salad or roasted vegetable for a well-rounded meal and enjoy!


Use a well-seasoned cast-iron pan

There’s nothing worse than having food stick to the pan! I love using cast iron or enamel cast iron for meals like this.

Let the steak come to room temperature

You never want to put a cold steak in a pan! Let it sit on the counter for a bit so it’s not ice cold.

Use a sweet potato of your choice

We used regular orange sweet potato for this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite variety.

sweet potato and steak skillet
sweet potato and steak skillet

Steak & Sweet Potato Skillet

This one-pan meal of steak bites and sweet potatoes is nourishing, filling, and delicious! It’s also paleo, whole30, gluten free and dairy free!
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4
Calories 487 kcal


  • Skillet


  • 1 1/2 lb Sirloin Steak
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper divided
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 tbsp Ghee option to use avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp Parsley chopped


  • Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces, removing and gristle and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare the marinade by mixing 2 tbsp of avocado oil, coconut aminos, onion powder and minced garlic. Allow marinating on the counter for 15-20 minutes while you prep the sweet potato.
  • Scrub the sweet potatoes well and slice into small 1″ cubes.
  • Heat about 2 tbsp of ghee (or avocado oil) in a pan. Once the pan is hot, add the sweet potatoes. Lightly season and stir for 10-12 minutes or until the sweet potatoes and cooked to liking and lightly crisp. Set aside and lightly clean out the pan.
  • Using the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp of ghee (or avocado oil) over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the steak and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the outside has browned. The internal temperature should be 145 F for medium-rare or 160 F for medium.
  • Reduce the heat and move the steak to one side of the pan. Add the sweet potato to the other side and lightly reheat for less than a minute.
  • Top the skillet with parsley and serve fresh.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Nutritional estimations do not include optional or alternative ingredients.


Calories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 40gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 826mgPotassium: 1024mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16201IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 4mg
Keyword dairy free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole 30, Whole30
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