Steak and Potato Salad

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Love steak and potatoes? Try this easy Steak and Potato Salad. Oven fried potatoes, tender steak, cheese, onion and bacon all on top of a bed of spring lettuce. Don’t forget the simple 2-ingredient dressing!

I was thinking about steak and potatoes, a classic comfort meal that my husband loves, when the idea of this steak and potato salad started formulating in my mind.

Steak always goes with potatoes. What goes with potatoes? Cheesebacon…onion…sour cream…And I wondered why I had never put them into a salad before. It was one of those ideas that was the cause of me making a special trip to the store to get the ingredients I needed. I just had to try this.

wooden bowl of steak and potato salad

The results? Love at first bite. My family swooned, if swooning is still a thing. In fact, this made them swoon more than our toasted sesame chicken salad, and that’s saying a lot.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • a complete meal in one salad
  • delicious flavors of juicy steak and golden brown potatoes
  • savory toppings such as bacon, onion and cheddar cheese
  • a simple ranch dressing

How to Make Steak & Potato Salad

This salad may seem like it will take a long time to put together, but there are several things you can do to meal prep and make it go faster.

  • Put the bacon in the oven to start it cooking.
  • Cut the potatoes and get them roasting in the oven. Or, if you have an air fryer, use that!
  • Cook the steaks. This will probably the quickest part. It doesn’t take long for steaks to get to a beautiful medium rare. This is also a great recipe if you have leftover steaks. Just slice and serve.
  • While the steaks are cooking you can prepare the rest of the salad ingredients: dressing, cheese and onion.

Sour Cream Ranch Dressing

I made a simple 2 ingredient dressing of ranch dressing and sour cream to drizzle overtop the salad. The cool creamy dressing was the perfect match to the beef and bacon.

If you’re looking for an unique dinner salad, give this a try!

salad with steak, potatoes and bacon
salad with steak, potatoes and bacon

Steak and Potato Salad

5 from 1 vote
Love steak and potatoes? Try this easy Steak and Potato Salad. Oven fried potatoes, tender steak, cheese, onion and bacon all on top of a bed of spring lettuce. Don’t forget the simple 2-ingredient dressing!
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

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For the potatoes:

  • 4 Russet potatoes washed and dried
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste

For the steak:

  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef® petite sirloin steak
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Other salad ingredients:

  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 8 cups spring lettuce


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1 inch chunks and place them in a bowl.
  • Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the potatoes once in the middle of cooking to brown on all sides. Bake until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  • While the potatoes are baking, sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill to 400 degrees or a frying pan to medium heat. (If you are using a frying pan, spray the pan with cooking spray.)
  • Place the steaks on the hot grill and cook for 4 minutes, then turn the steaks and cook for an additional 4-6 minutes or until the steaks are cooked through to the desired temperature and doneness.**
  • Place the steaks on a plate and allow them to rest for 3-4 minutes. Then slice the steaks into thin slices, cutting across the grain.
  • Place the lettuce in a large bowl or on 4 separate plates.
  • Top the lettuce with the grilled steak slices, cheese, onion, bacon and potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ranch dressing and sour cream until well mixed.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.


Medium Rare: 135 degrees
Medium: 145 degrees
Medium Well: 150 degrees
Well Done: 160 degrees
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword beef recipe, dinner salad, easy salad recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best steaks to use?

New York strip steak, ribeye, filet mignon or petite sirloin steaks are great for this recipe. Just remember to slice it across the grain so the steak is tender.

Can you use frozen potatoes?

Yes! If you want to save chopping time, use frozen cubed potatoes and bake as the package suggests.

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Judy Pilsner
4 years ago

5 stars
Steak and potato salad is excellent. Flavors go perfect together.