How to Cook Steak in the oven! RecipeThis was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo
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How to Cook Steak in the Oven

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How to Cook Steak in the Oven: A melt in your mouth recipe that makes even a new cook feel like a gourmet chef with this quick and EASY tutorial!

Cooking a steak with butter, salt and pepper makes this one of the easiest and BEST steak recipes EVER!

So many people ask me for the recipe and think that I spent hours preparing this for them!

The finished product of our oven steak recipe
The BEST Steak Recipe Cooked on the Stove AND in the Oven

More Easy Steak Recipes:

If you love cooking steaks or feel intimidated by it, then you’re going to love the other steak recipes here on the blog because they’re super easy and super flavorful!

How to Cook Steak in the Oven

After growing up on a cattle farm, it may be a little odd that I don’t eat a TON of steak. Perhaps I take a little after my cattle-farmin’ grandpa, who RARELY ate any beef. (I guess he was around it all day, so he didn’t want to look at it when he got inside the house.)

But for me, it has NOTHING to do with the fact that I was raised on a cattle farm. I just have to be in the “mood,” for a nice juicy steak.

So this usually leaves me with saving the steak dinners for eating out for a special occasion. But when it’s my husband’s birthday… it’s time to get my “steak,” on, in the house.

How do you Cook Steak in the Oven?

I had paid very close attention in the past to what my husband said multiple times when we had been eating at a nice restaurant. He would mention something along the lines of,

Well the secret to a perfectly cooked steak is to finish it off in the oven.

What the whaa? I had never even thought about that the first time he mentioned it, but now that I know better… I completely agree with what he said.

So I knew that for his birthday, this steak was going to be making an appearance in the oven, and I needed to figure out how to do it.

Come to find out, searing it in browned butter in a cast iron pan before slipping it into a hot broiling oven… is my jam and now I’m showing you how to make your own oven steak recipe!

Look how to prepare steaks in this quick video and then we’ll get into the fine details so you can make your own too:

How to Cook Steak in the Oven


He Deserved So Much More…

This year, my husband’s birthday fell on a Wednesday. It also fell on a day where a nearby town was facing severe clean up after a large tornado swept through, destroying SO many homes and businesses. Without hesitation, my sweet sweet husband spent his birthday rounding up men, excavation equipment, and supplies to help those in need.

Matt and Jessica Burgess
His birthday called for my first ever attempt at cooking a steak!

I am continually amazed at his incredibly loving heart. I must say, this year I’ve enjoyed making this dinner for him, even MORE than I have in the past… because he deserved every single bit of it, and even more, for his sweet acts of kindness for others.

Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Seared & In the Oven

It’s no secret that I’m a major fan of cast iron. For goodness sake, I even styled a party centered around “cast irons,” last month! See a peek at it below, and click HERE to see all of the party photos!

Cast Iron is a favorite for cooking steak
Cast iron party

So although a cast-iron is NOT required to make this recipe, I can’t stress enough how much I love using it to make these.

I was once intimated by cooking with cast iron, but I decided to toughin’ up when I saw my mom start to use them more and more. Now… I can’t IMAGINE cooking so many things without one. (I won’t even go into how many I own at this point.)

Mmmm! This ribeye steak is so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo
Beautiful Ribeye Steak

Types of Steak

For this oven steak recipe, I used two thick-cut ribeye steaks. (Almost an inch thick, although you don’t HAVE to have steaks this same thickness.) You don’t have to use ribeye’s for this steak recipe though.

Feel free to use sirloin, NY strips, t-bone, porterhouse, any cut you like!

Then, for sides to serve with steaks, browse our super easy side dish recipes HERE!
Kosher salt and peppercorn medley to season steak - Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo
Kosher Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper

Steak Seasonings: Salt + Pepper

When I say “salt and pepper,” in any of my recipes, you can go ahead and count on that I mean kosher salt and this cracked peppercorn medley.

It is the most DELICIOUS combo of seasonings on a steak.

(Now don’t get me wrong. I love a good garlic pepper, lemon pepper, or any other seasoning for that matter… but it’s hard to beat a steak covered in kosher salt and peppercorn. Combine that with browned butter, and it’s game over with my taste buds. It’s the BEST.)

Easy Steak Recipe: Pan seared and in the Oven Photo
Season Steak

You can salt and pepper your steaks, according to your taste. For these two, I used a total of about a tablespoon of kosher salt and a teaspoon of peppercorn to season both.

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo
Browned butter is the way to my heart!

Melted Butter Melts My Heart:

My second favorite smell in the entire world? Butter browning in a cast-iron skillet.

My first?? Carrots, celery, and onions sautéing in butter, in a cast-iron skillet. (I know, totally random. But if you’re in to “random,” things… I shared a video the other day, of 10 random things you may not know about me on my About Me page, just for fun. You know, if you have 5 minutes to waste and all.)

Pan seared in browned butter and then baked in the oven!
Season, flip and sear!

Sear the Steaks

It only takes a couple of minutes for these babies to sear in the cast iron, and then they’re off to the oven to bake for a few more minutes. Sear them for one minute on each side and then…

How Long to Cook Steak in Oven

The steak will only need 3 minutes in the oven after searing, and it will come out sizzling and smelling like you’re in a delicious steakhouse! If using your cast iron, go ahead and slip the whole pan in the oven.

Just soak in that sizzle sound and heavenly smell during this process, would ya?

Get the full recipe and step by step process in the recipe card below!

Ribeye steak pan seared in browned buter
Seared steak, ready for the oven!

Within minutes, you have a steak that’s ready to devour, and if this is your first time cooking a steak… congratulations!!! Wasn’t that easy!?

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven

Popular Steak Questions:

How do you cook the perfect steak?

The secret is to keep it simple, use butter, simple spices, sear and broil it in the oven for a few minutes! It turns out to be the perfect steak every time!

How do you make steak flavorful?

Browned butter adds more flavor than you think it would. The combination of browned butter with kosher salt and peppercorn medley creates a steakhouse flavor that does NOT require steak sauce!

Is it better to cook steak on the stove or in the oven?

Both! You wouldn’t think it would make that big of a difference, but it really does. The pan-searing on the stove gives the browned flavor you love and the broiling in the oven helps cook the steak through!

How to Cook Steak in the oven! RecipeThis was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

Easy Steak Recipe – How to Cook Steak in the Oven + Pan

Jessica Burgess
Easy Steak Recipe – Pan Seared & In the Oven: Cooking with browned butter in a cast iron skillet, baked for only minutes, and coated in cracked peppercorn and kosher salt, is ALL this ribeye needed!
3.95 from 53 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 steaks
Calories 570 kcal



For a “Medium” Steak:

  • Preheat 475 degrees before you even start to season your steaks.
  • Coat your steaks with salt and pepper, on both sides.
  • Over medium to high heat, melt the butter in an oven proof skillet
  • When the butter is melted and has turned a golden brown, place the steaks into the skillet.
  • Let them sear for about 1 minute (less if you prefer more of a rarer steak, and if thinner than 1-in. thickness.)
  • Flip and let sear on other side for the same amount of time.
  • Place skillet in the oven for about 3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or steak will continue to cook.



Serving: 1steakCalories: 570kcalProtein: 45gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 217mgPotassium: 605mgVitamin A: 385IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 3.9mg
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Steak Recipes

If you LOVE steak recipes as much as we do, then I must share with you other favorites you’ll love:

Steak Dinner Ideas

No steak is complete without amazing side dishes to go with it, right? When cooking a steak, a good way to “round out” the dinner is to serve a vegetable and a potato with it.

Ladies… you’re gonna win your man’s heart over if you do the “steak and potata”… but honestly, most men could probably do without the veggies. But that pop of color on the plate always makes me happy, so I always include it!

Sides for Steak

Now, of course, there are many options for steak sides, but there are a few favorites that we serve as sides for steak.

My number one side dish to serve with steak is the BEST side salad recipe on the planet. You can find the little secret and recipe on how to make it the best you’ve had HERE!

Steak Sides - Side dishes for steak dinner

But on his birthday I chose to make my all-time favorite healthy side dish recipes:  roasted garlic broccoli, and fiesta potato wedges with a buffalo blue cheese bacon dip, to complete his dinner plate this year.

Dessert for a Steak Dinner?

Then, to follow up… a no-bake Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Trifle for dessert, or browse our dessert recipes for the perfect idea for your steak dinner! Browse my easy dessert recipes!

We Love Easy Recipes!

Thank you for stopping by! If this is your first time here, please know that anything cooked in my kitchen is easy, and only made of ingredients that you typically have on hand, or that you can find just about anywhere! Heck with that complicated stuff.

Check out more of my favorite easy recipes!

24 thoughts on “How to Cook Steak in the Oven

  1. Mary A Payne says:

    How done are these? We share with a toddler so we need to cook them well done.

    1. Jessica says:

      They would need to be cooked longer to be well done! I’d say around bake around 5-6 minutes just to make sure! (But I wouldn’t hesitate checking after 4-5, and cutting on open to check, since you’ll be cutting it for the toddler anyway!) 🙂 I hope that helps!

      1. Lorraine says:

        Thanks. That helped me too. My daughter and I prefer more medium well than my son in law

  2. Lorraine says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was soooo good

    1. Jessica says:

      Eeeek! This makes me so happy! Thank you Lorraine!

  3. Patricia says:

    Oh my goodness,I had tried this before and I do not know-how to cook steaks. This makes me look really daughter loved it before and I am not computer savvy so it took me 2 days to find this recipe again. I remembered your first name and when I saw your pic with your honey, I PRAISE God I had located the receipt. It is in my memory now. Thank you for make it easy pezzy. I bragged about it before and I hope I am successful again. My side dish baked sweet potatoes and broccoli sauteed in butter. I had your name wrong but not your face and smile. Thank you again

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww! I’m SO SO happy that you enjoyed making this steak recipe, and thank you so much for coming back here looking for it, and for letting me know how much you liked it! This makes my day! 🙂
      The side dishes you chose sound delicious too!

  4. Trish says:

    5 stars
    I read this recipe along with others on this site and decided to print and try this one. At first I though there were some steps missing but tried it anyway, exactly how it was written. OMG, this is not only easy and delicious but it turned out PERFECT. I will be spreading this recipe to my friends. Thank you.

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw!!! Yay! I’m so glad that you liked it, and I’m so thankful that you left a review and dropped a note! Thank you so much!

  5. Bridget says:

    What would I cook it in if I don’t have a cast iron skillet anymore. Had 2 but they mysteriously disappeared when my aunt visited. I really want to try this very soon

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, I’m sorry! You could totally just cook these in any pan on the stove, as long as it’s oven proof!

  6. Kim says:

    5 stars
    NAILED IT! Just when I thought I had my grill game on point, this was AWESOME! So easy! So fast!

    1. Jessica says:

      I wish I could insert a “jumping up and down with excitement” emoji here! Haha! Yay! I’m so excited that you love it and that it was easy and fast! Thank you for the star rating too!XOXO

  7. Kay Kearly says:

    This doesn’t haven’t anything to do with that delicious looking steak but, …………..Your husband has one of the sweetest smiles I’ve ever seen!!! I can tell by looking at him that he is a very special person.

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you so much Kay! I’ll be sure to tell him that you said that. It will make his day. 🙂

  8. Angela Waterford says:

    5 stars
    I’ve heard that my sister is looking for a recipe because she does not know how to cook a steak in the oven. We both grew up in our father’s cattle farm and got used to grill steaks on the all the time. She wants to know if ovens can also make nice juicy steaks so I might look for more sites online so that I can give her options on how to cook it in her home.

  9. cheryl mothes says:

    Can these be cooked ahead and held in a warm crock pot, or will they get overdone? We are having a buffet.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Cheryl! I’m not sure… as I’ve never tried that. But you’re right, they may get overdone sitting in a crock pot.

  10. Tom says:

    4 stars
    Great recipe—but kinda hard to get thru all the fluff to see the actual recipe. Couldn’t you tone it down a bit about everything else? We really just need the recipe.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Tom. Thank you for your feedback. I love blogging and sharing life as well as recipes. However, this is why I also put a “jump to recipe” button at the very top of every recipe post, so you can skip through what you don’t want to read/see. If this is still too troublesome for you, I’d recommend you pay for a cookbook so you don’t have to be troubled by the storytelling on blogs. Have a good day.

      1. Tim says:

        Boom!!! Jessica, you nailed that one.

        Actually, maybe we should just head over to Tom’s site to see all his recipes – oh wait, he doesn’t have one!!!!!

        BTW, we’re planning on oven steaks tomorrow and needed this.

        Although we’re changing it up a bit. If you soak the steaks in milk (yup, that’s right, milk) for an hour or two, dry them off and then roll them in a flour, kosher salt and peppercorn mix before frying, they have a fantastic crunchy crust. Mmmm, delicious!

        1. Jessica says:

          Hi Tim! Haha, thank you! Woah… that sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try this!! Thank you for letting us know!

  11. Troy Metcalf says:

    What temp does the oven need to be on for the steaks?

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