Steak and twice baked potatoes

Steak and potatoes for two

Delicious steak and potatoes is the perfect recipe for date night in. The twice bake potatoes alone are enough to impress the socks off your loved one. 
Course Dinner, Valentine's day
Cuisine American
Keyword Pan fried steak, Steak and potatoes, twice baked potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 527kcal
Author Alida Ryder


For the twice baked potatoes

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese + more for topping
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the garlic thyme butter steak

  • 400 g sirloin steak, on the bone (Rib-eye, fillet or rump can be substituted)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • For the twice baked potatoes: Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350ºF. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet then bake until a sharp knife can easily be inserted (approximately 30-45 minutes.)
  • Remove from the oven and halve the baked potatoes. Carefully scoop out the flesh. Drizzle the potato skins with a few teaspoons of olive oil then place back in the oven and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp. 
  • Mash the cooked potato with cream cheese, grated cheese and chives and season to taste. Spoon the filling back into the potato skins and top with more grated cheese. Place back in the oven to bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden and bubbling. 
  • To cook the steak, heat a cast-iron pan over high heat. 
  • Season the steak generously with salt then place in the pan to sear for 2 minutes per side, depending on thickness and required doneness. 
  • Add butter to the pan along with thyme and garlic then baste the steak with the flavored butter for another 1-2 minutes or until steak is cooked to your preference. Keep in mind that the steak will continue cooking while it's resting so it's a good idea to remove it from the pan just before done to your preference. For a rare steak, remove it from the pan when the internal temperature reads 55ºC/130ºF on a meat thermometer, for medium rare remove when it's at 60ºC/135ºF. 
  • Remove the steak from the pan and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before carving and serving with the twice baked potatoes. 


Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 1448mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 9.2mg