Our ribeye steak in air fryer, done in just 25-minutes from start to finish, is the best way to enjoy steak all year long! There is no need to dig out the grill when you can cook ribeye in an air fryer to medium-rare perfection and then top it with our delicious garlic butter. Cook your juicy and tender ribeye in as little as 10-minutes of cook time and enjoy this WHOLE LOTTA YUM dinner.
Air Fryer Ribeye Steak Recipe
Beef. It makes a great dinner and ribeye makes a great steak. So it's only natural that our air fryer ribeye recipe makes a great dinner that our whole family loved. Perfectly cooked in just 10-minutes (medium-rare, just how we love it!) and topped with a garlic and parsley butter, this ribeye steak in air fryer recipe is the best one you will find.
We love to serve our air fryer ribeye alongside homemade air fryer steak fries and this parmesan-topped air fryer asparagus recipe for a complete dinner that can be made in the air fryer any time of the year.
Why You'll Love This!
- Ribeye steak in air fryer may be made with a simple seasoning and a simple cooking method but the end result is a perfectly cooked ribeye steak topped with homemade garlic butter!
- Needing just 10-minutes of cooktime in your air fryer, our ribeye steak in air fryer recipe is the best way to cook your bone-in ribeye to a perfect medium-rare.
- A part of many healthy eating lifestyles, air fryer ribeye is compatable with gluten-free, low-carb, keto, paleo, and Whole30 lifestyles.
- Top your perfectly seasoned ribeye steak with our homemade garlic and parsley butter for even more savory flavor.
The air fryer is a great way to cook up steak for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is sure to please everyone at your table. Be sure to check out our air fryer steak tips dinner the next time you are looking for a simple and savory dinner.
The main ingredient and the star of your ribeye steak in air fryer dinner is, of course, a beautiful cut of ribeye. But, we will need to accompany your main attraction with some supporting characters in the form of salt & pepper, plus butter, garlic powder, and parsley, all of which are probably readily available in your kitchen.
- ribeye steak
- olive oil
- fine sea salt
- ground black pepper
- butter - softened
- fresh parsley - minced
- garlic clove - minced
** Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities **
- Paleo & Whole30 - Skip the garlic butter. For paleo you could you use ghee.
Step by Step Instructions
The most crucial step to making the perfect ribeye steak in air fryer is the rest time both before and after cooking. The second most crucial? Seasoning that beautiful cut of beef and air frying it for 10-minutes before topping it with your garlic and parsley butter.
Remove the steak from the fridge 15-20 minutes before you're planning to start cooking.
While the steak is resting make the garlic butter by combining the softened butter, minced garlic, and parsley in a small bowl. Put the butter in the fridge until the steak is done.
Brush both sides of the steak with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
Preheat the air fryer to 400 F for 5 minutes.
Place the ribeye steak in the air fryer and cook it for 10+ minutes on 400 F (for medium-rare), flipping it after 5 minutes.
Check the steak for your desired degree of doneness with a digital meat thermometer - 125°F for rare, 135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium, and 150°F for medium-well.
Remove the ribeye from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
One 8 oz ribeye steak serves 2 people, cut it in half and serve each 4 oz portion with 1 tablespoon of garlic butter, if you’re using it.
- The two rests your ribeye will get during this process (both before and after air fryeing) are vital to the success of cooking your air fryer ribeye steak to the perfect level of doneness you prefer - don't skimp on either one.
- Preheating your air fryer ensures that it's up to temperature and ready to begin cooking your ribeye steak as soon as you put it in.
- You can cook two 8 oz ribeye steaks at one time if you have a large air fryer.
- It's perfectly fine to skip the garlic butter! Ribeye is amazing and tastes great with just a little salt and pepper.
- This same method will work with other high-quality cuts of steak that are also bone-in 8 oz size and a similar thickness like New York steak. Lower quality cuts need to be marinated first.
A classic combination, steak always does well with potatoes and veggies. Whether you are making homemade steak fries, whole baby potatoes, or mashed, they will compliment your ribeye perfectly. Add in a side salad, or a green veggie such as broccoli or asparagus, and you will have yourself a quick and easy dinner that is bursting with flavor and all-around delicious.
Yes, you can cook frozen ribeye in an air fryer. Begin by preheating your air fryer to 400F for 5 minutes. Place your frozen ribeye in the air fryer unit and cook for 5 minutes. Add seasoning and continue cooking for an additional 13-17 minutes, a total of 18-22 minutes, or until you have reached the proper internal temperature. Check for doneness with a digital meat thermometer- 125°F for rare, 135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium, and 150°F for medium-well. Allow your ribeye steak to rest for 5 minutes and serve.
Yes, steaks are delicious in the air fryer! They cook up tender ad juicy and it's one of the easiest ways to cook a steak. Air fryer steaks don't get as brown on the exterior as they do when cooked on the stove or grill, partially because you don't flip them and they only cook on a single side, but they are just as good (if not better!) in the air fryer.
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