Quick weeknight dinner – just one pot…well, skillet!

I love a one pot dinner! It means I can serve a delicious low carb/low sugar meal to my family quickly and I will only have one pot to clean afterward. Win-win! This dish is perfect for a weeknight when you don’t feel like cooking and cleaning but you want a good hearty meal. Steak, Fauxtatoes, and green beans with bacon!

Because this is a quick weeknight meal, I used microwavable frozen mashed cauliflower like this one for the mashed fauxtatoes. I do “fix them up” to make them richer and more yummy. They take 5-7 minutes in the microwave which is just right for this quick meal. I find these in the frozen vegetable section of the grocery store.

Because this recipe goes together quickly, I recommend gathering all ingredients to have ready to go. It is not necessary to soften the butter or cream cheese, but it helps.

One-Skillet Steak with green beans and fauxtatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Category: All, Cook, Feingold, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Dishes, One Pot Meals, Side Dishes

Servings: 4

One-Skillet Steak with green beans and fauxtatoes

This is a delicious low-carb one-pot meal, perfect for a busy weeknight.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 TBSP butter, softened
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, room temp., divided into 2 equal parts
  • 4 steaks (tenderloin or NY strip recommended)
  • 2 packages of frozen mashed cauliflower
  • 4 handfuls of fresh french style green beans AKA haricot verts
  • 2 TBSP garlic powder, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large flat-bottom skillet, cook bacon on low-medium to just to a not quite fully cooked state and remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  2. While bacon is cooking, season steaks liberally with 1 tbsp garlic powder, sea salt and pepper.
  3. Mix butter and remaining 1 TBSP garlic powder in a small bowl, spread onto one side of each steak.
  4. Once the bacon is removed from the skillet, retain drippings in the skillet for flavor and add the steaks butter side up.
  5. Cook steaks untouched for about 5 minutes.
  6. While steaks are cooking, microwave the mashed cauliflower for 4 minutes.
  7. Flip steaks to butter side down and add green beans to the skillet surrounding the steaks, cook for 5 more minutes or until desired level of done-ness.
  8. Add cream cheese to mashed cauliflower and microwave for 2-3 more minutes, add salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine with cream cheese.
  9. Chop bacon into small bits and add to the green beans in the skillet for the last minute of cooking. Remove green beans/bacon from the skillet if they are cooked before your steak is fully cooked.
  10. Plate and serve.

Notes

6 oz. beef tenderloin was used to calculate nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts

One-Skillet Steak with green beans and fauxtatoes

Serves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 582
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39 60%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 0
Total Carbohydrate 6.6 2.2%
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars
Protein 56
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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