Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash


A small quantity of compound butter, seasoned with garlic and herbs, makes a simple but delicious finish for a tender steak. We have rounded out this colorful healthy meal with roasted broccolini and mashed sweet potato--the perfect impressive yet easy dinner for date night-in.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, slightly softened

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary and/or chives

  • 1 small sweet potato (about 8 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup low-fat milk

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and halved lengthwise if large

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 4-ounce filet mignon steaks, about 1 1/4 inches thick


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine butter, garlic and herbs in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add sweet potato, cover and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add milk, 1 teaspoon of the herb butter, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Mash with a large fork or potato masher to desired consistency. Cover and keep warm.

  4. Toss broccolini with 2 teaspoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Place the broccolini on one half of a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until beginning to soften, about 10 minutes.

  5. Pat steaks dry with paper towel and season both sides with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks, turning once, until browned on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the broccolini from the oven and stir. Place the seared steaks on the empty half of the baking sheet. Return to the oven and roast until the broccolini has softened and the steaks are cooked to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer each steak to a plate and top each one with 1 teaspoon of the herb butter. Serve with the broccolini and mashed sweet potato.

    Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
24g Fat
32g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 32g 63%
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Vitamin A 23554IU 471%
Vitamin C 101mg 112%
Folate 24mcg 6%
Sodium 726mg 32%
Calcium 182mg 14%
Iron 4mg 19%
Magnesium 63mg 15%
Potassium 1259mg 27%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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