Delicious Air Fryer Steak is juicy, flavorful, and ready in less than 20 minutes. The homemade garlic herb butter compliments the steak perfectly, and this delicious quick meal can be made any time of year!

Looking for more air fryer recipes? Try my Air Fryer Meatballs, Air Fryer French Fries, or Air Fryer Pizza!

Air Fryer Steak served on a plate, with  compound butter on top and slices cut from it.

Why I love this recipe:

Fast – From start to finish, in less than 20 minutes!

Year Round – No grill needed, you can enjoy this delicious steak any time of year!

Garlic Herb Butter – Only three ingredients and takes just seconds to whip up. It adds such great flavor and will take your steak to the next level!

How to make Air Fryer Steak:

Prep Steaks: Remove steaks from the fridge 20-30 minutes before cooking, to bring them to room temperature. Season steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.

The ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Steaks, including two steaks, salt and pepper, herbs and fresh rosemary.

Make Herb Butter: Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Herb butter mixed in a bowl with a fork.

Add to Air Fry: Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Grease the air fryer basket and add steaks. (Cook steaks one at a time if they fit too closely together).

A T-Bone steak in an air fryer, ready to cook.

Air Fry for 4 minutes, then flip, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until desired doneness. Use a meat thermometer for best results: 130-135 degrees F for medium rare, 135-140 for medium.

Steak cooking in an air fryer.

Rest: Remove steaks to a plate and cover with foil to rest, for 5-10 minutes. Add a spoonful of herb butter on top of each warm steak, before serving.

Air Fryer T-Bone Steak served on a plate with herb butter on top.

Storing Instructions: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. I enjoy the leftovers cold on a salad, or you can rewarm in the air fryer just until warm and serve in tacos!

Recipe Variation:

  • Air Fryer Steak Bites: Slice the steak into chunks, season, and air fry at 400 degrees F for 4 minutes, tossing halfway through, or until desired doneness. Serve with garlic herb butter.
  • To Air Fry Frozen Steak: Air Fry at 360 degrees for 12-18 minutes, or until desired doneness. Allow to rest before slicing.

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Recipe

Air Fryer Steak served on a plate with slices cut from it.
Prep 2 mins
Cook 8 mins
Rest Time 10 mins
Total 20 mins

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 steaks , rib-eye, strip steak or T-bone, 1 inch thick
  • Kosher Salt and pepper

Garlic herb butter:

  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons fresh rosemary , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced

Instructions
 

  • Remove steaks from the fridge 20-30 minutes before cooking, to bring them to room temperature. Season steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Make herb butter by combining the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Air Fry: Grease the air fryer basket or pan with non-stick cooking spray, and add steaks. (Cook steaks one at a time if they fit too closely together).
  • Cook for 4 minutes, then flip, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until desired doneness. Use a meat thermometer for best results: 130-135 degrees F for medium rare, 135-140 for medium.
  • Rest: Remove steaks to a plate and cover with foil to rest for 5-10 minutes. Add a spoonful of herb butter on top of each warm steak, before serving.

Notes

For Frozen Steak: Air Fry at 360 degrees for 12-18 minutes, or until desired doneness. Allow to rest before slicing.
Storing Instructions: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. I enjoy the leftovers cold on a salad, or you can rewarm in the air fryer just until warm and serve as tacos!

Nutrition

Calories: 573kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 46gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 615mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 385IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m not going to lie, this one took some convincing, but I was intrigued by the 20 min cook time. I must admit, the steaks were delicious! It didn’t quite have that sear that you get from the grill, but it was every bit as tender and delicious.