Rib eye steaks are hand rubbed and grilled to perfection in this grilled steak and garlic roasted mashed potatoes easy recipe! Served with a side of roasted garlic & thyme potatoes and a steamed vegetable for a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal.
In the world of all things healthy, delicious, and easy, this Grilled Steak & Garlic Roasted Potato Meal Prep checks all those boxes. This meal provides an ideal balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fats. It might seem like you don't have time to cook a lunch that feels like an awesome dinner. But when you meal prep this or any other beef dish (like these steak fajitas), you'll be so so glad you did—trust us! Thanks to the nutritional balance, you're more likely to feel energized. Then you can say goodbye to that mid-afternoon slump!
Plus, eating a steak mid-week feels like a reward—maybe even a new way to celebrate Wednesday. (Well, we have Meatless Mondays, right?) We think this deserves a double high five, because this grilled steak and garlic roasted potato meal prep says comfort and ease. Because let's face it: so many of us struggle to cross "meal prep" off our boxes on a regular basis, this recipe takes the excuses out of "not enough time." So, saved time equals better lunches, right?
What goes with steak?
Well, we've got garlic-roasted potatoes with this rib eye and those are definitely classic, but you can also use mashed potatoes if you have some of those leftover (just skip the whole "preheat the oven" step in this recipe). However, this recipe calls for roasted broccoli in the hopes that you'll have some waiting in the refrigerator. But if that's not your speed, roasted (or grilled) cauliflower is great with steak, or maybe even some baby carrots or nicely trimmed green beans (just pop them on a sheet pan). Bell peppers also work, too. Honestly, though? You can roast or grill any vegetables and they'll pretty much taste great alongside a rib eye steak.
What herbs go with rib eye steak and garlic roasted potatoes?
We like dried thyme for this recipe, but you can use dried rosemary, dried parsley, or even substitute Italian seasoning if desired. You can also customize a combination of dried herbs (going up to as much as 2 teaspoons altogether of mixed dried herbs), or use two to three times as much of fresh herbs versus dried ones, if you have those on hand. (We'll never say no to fresh herbs!)
What if I don't have white potatoes?
Red potatoes will work, or even those bagged multi-colored mini potatoes you sometimes see at the grocery store. Scrub the skins but leave them on if you can—there's nutrition in those skins! We also like Yukon gold for their creamy interior; they're sometimes labeled as "yellow potatoes."
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Grilled Steak & Garlic Roasted Potato Meal Prep Ingredients:
2 medium-sized rib-eye steaks, room temperature
½ lb. small white potatoes, sliced in quarters
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried thyme
Salt & pepper to taste
Roasted vegetable of choice
- 8 oz rib eye steaks room temperature (2x 4oz steaks)
- ½ pound small white potatoes sliced in quarters
- 2 tbsp. olive oil or oil of choice
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup broccoli roasted
- Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium.
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Place the sliced potatoes on a medium baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Bake in the oven 18-20 minutes until fork tender.
- Next, coat the steaks with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Use your hands rub it into the steaks for a minute.
- Transfer the steaks to the grill and cook 5 minutes each on side for medium well, or to desired tenderness.
- Remove steak from the grill and potatoes from the oven.
- Transfer both to two meal prep containers. Then add roasted broccoli.