Easy Garlic Butter Steak

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
This garlic butter steak is first seared on the stove, then finished in the oven. Plus, it's served with the most incredible homemade steak butter. Perfect for a date night at home!


  • 3-12 ounce rib-eye steaks , 1 1/4-inch-thick*
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

For the Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced (especially wonderful if you use roasted garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • To make the garlic steak butter, combine butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Transfer the mixture to parchment paper; shape into a log. Roll in parchment to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, twisting the ends to close. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to 1 week.
  • Preheat oven to broil. Place an oven-proof skillet, we prefer to use our Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, in the oven.
  • Using paper towels, pat both sides of the steak dry. This is essential to get a nice caramelization on the steak. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper evenly to taste.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and heat over medium-high heat on the stovetop.
  • Once the pan is hot, place the steak in the middle of the skillet and cook until a dark crust has formed, about 1 minute. Using tongs, flip, and cook for an additional 60 seconds.
  • Remove the skillet from the stove.
  • Place your skillet into the oven and cook until desired doneness is reached, about 4-5 minutes for medium-rare, flipping once. Let rest for 3-5 minutes, tented, not wrapped with foil.
  • Serve immediately with a slice of garlic butter.


  • *Steaks can be tricky to buy. The ribeye is one of the most flavorful cuts of steak, however a filet, New York or T-bone would work as well.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Garlic Butter Steak
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 667 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Fat 65g100%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Polyunsaturated Fat 34g
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 506mg22%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.