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Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet

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The caption is really hard to write. I don’t know what is the most exciting part of this recipe.

The fact that it only has five ingredients?
The fact that it comes together in under half and hour?
The fact that it’s made in a single pan?
The fact that it’s so incredibly delicious that I should say it serves one because you’re going to want it all to yourself?
Maybe you should make it yourself and tell me what you think?

Grab your skillet to create tender and juicy bites of steak, bathed in delicious garlic butter and then tossed with fresh bites of zucchini. This is the ultimate low-carb and keto dinner recipe for busy cooks. And if you use ghee instead of butter, it's also Whole30 and paleo friendly!

You could switch out the zucchini with mushrooms for a whole new flavour profile, just check the carb count. Enjoy!

Tip: Depending on your macros, if you need to drop the fat and calories, swap the rump steak for a leaner cut like fillet. On the contrary, to increase the amount of fat and calories, swap the rump steak for ribeye. If you need to reduce the amount of protein, use smaller steaks of go for ribeye which has ore fat and less protein per serving.

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Serving size 1/2 skillet

Allergy information for Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/2 skillet)

Net carbs4.2 grams
Protein54 grams
Fat58.2 grams
Calories768 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 29%, fat 69%

Total carbs5.9 gramsFiber1.6 gramsSugars3.8 gramsSaturated fat26.5 gramsSodium730 mg(32% RDA)Magnesium81 mg(20% RDA)Potassium1,217 mg(61% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 large steaks such as rump, sirloin, fillet or ribeye (500 g/ 1.1 lb) - we used rump steak
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin avocado oil or olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter or ghee (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into small pieces (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Before you cook the steaks, bring them to room temperature by leaving them out on the kitchen counter for 10 minutes. Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet
  2. Cut the steak into bite sized pieces. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet and add the steak.
    Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet
  3. Cook on medium-high until the steak has started to brown and caramelise and then add the butter and the garlic, cooking for a further few minutes.
    Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet
  4. Add the small zucchini pieces the pan with the steak. Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet
  5. Toss all of the ingredients together so that the garlic butter and steak juices form a sauce that coats everything.
    Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet
  6. Cook for a further five minutes or until zucchini is fork tender. Store in a covered dish in the fridge for up to 4 days or portion out and freeze. Easy Garlic Steak Zucchini Skillet

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/2 skillet)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Beef, rump steak (sirloin), raw
0 g51.8 g27.8 g473 kcal
Avocado oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g7 g62 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.2 g22.9 g203 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.9 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
3.2 g1.8 g0.5 g26 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 1/2 skillet
4.2 g54 g58.2 g768 kcal

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Comments (4)

Pan fried steak and zucchini’s has become my favourite go to dish. The zucchini soaks up all the delicious flavour. Absolutely love it, thank you!


So good isn't it? I love simple keto meals I can make in one skillet 😊


Naomi this looks delicious & I cannot wait to try it just as you have created it but, I am also already thinking 🤔 💭 I bet that would be nice with sumac or chilli 🌶 lol, thank you all your lovely meals keep on ketoing 😍😍💭


That sounds like a great addition! I would definitely add some chillies 😊