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Garlic Butter Oven-Seared Steak

Sizzle up your dinner routine with my Garlic Butter Oven-Seared Steak recipe! Get ready for an explosion of flavor as tender beef steaks are seared to juicy perfection, then crowned with a decadent garlic butter topping and finished off in the oven! With just a handful of simple ingredients and no fancy gadgets required, this fail-proof method guarantees restaurant-quality steaks right in the comfort of your own kitchen!

NY fillet pan seared steak finished in the oven topped with garlic butter and fresh parsley being cut into with a silver knife and fork.

Why I Love This Recipe

What makes my seared steak recipe the best is its fail-proof method for achieving perfectly juicy steaks at home every single time! By searing the steak fillets to lock in flavor and moisture, then finishing them off in the oven with a generous drizzle of my signature garlic butter, I crafted this recipe to get a steak that’s bursting with savory goodness!

The garlic butter, featured in my popular Garlic Butter Steak Cubes recipe, elevates the flavor profile to new heights, infusing the steaks with a creamy, garlicky essence that’s simply irresistible! Made using my proven searing method, also showcased in my Japanese Style Garlic Steak and Beef Tataki recipes, my recipe for seared steak with an oven finish is ideal for anyone seeking a restaurant-quality steak experience in the comfort of their own kitchen!

With each bite, you’ll savor the juicy tenderness of the steak and the decadent creaminess of the garlic butter sauce. If you’re ready to impress your taste buds and elevate your dinner game, this recipe is a must-try!



  • Steak – boneless New York Strip Steak or Ribeye Steak. 1 – 1.5 inch thick works best.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Garlic– freshly grated garlic.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Parsley – freshly chopped.

🥩 Steak Note

If using thicker steaks for this recipe, it’s important to note that baking times will be longer than indicated.

NY steak resting on a wooden board.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Pat dry steaks with a paper towel and then season with salt and black pepper.

Steak seasoned.

🥩 Seasoning Pro Tip

For even seasoning, try Sprinkling from a Higher Above. Allow the Steak to Rest for 20-30 Minutes after seasoning. This time will enable the steak to absorb the seasoning and reach an even temperature, ensuring a perfectly cooked steak.

Step 2 Melt butter, then mix in garlic and parsley.

Garlic butter sauce in bowl.

Step 3 Heat a cast-iron pan until smoking, sear the steaks for 1 – 2 minutes per side, and then top with garlic butter.

NY steak in cast iron pan.

🍳 Searing Pro Tip

For the best results, Do Not Move the Stakes when searing.

Step 4 Transfer the pan to a 425°F oven and bake for 1-6 minutes depending on your desired doneness.

NY steak in cast iron pan with butter melted.

⏲️ Steak Cooking Times

Steak will keep cooking once removed from the oven, so it’s best practice to remove steaks 5F before listed target temperature.

Rare – 125F / 1-1.5 Minutes
Medium-rare – 135F / 1.5-2.5 Minutes
Medium – 145F / 2.5-3.5 Minutes
Medium-well – 155F / 3.5-4.5 Minutes
Well-done – 165F / 4.5-6 Minutes

Step 5 Move to a plate, drizzle with pan juices, and let rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Oven baked garlic butter served on a plate.

Pairing Recommendations

Enhance your meal with a salad dressed with Caesar Dressing or hearty steamed vegetables served with Miso Mayo Sauce alongside your steak. For a satisfying main side, opt for either Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice or Cajun Cauliflower Rice, providing flavorful alternatives to traditional rice dishes.

Garlic butter in a mixing bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the benefit of using cast iron steak to cook steaks?

Using a cast-iron skillet for searing steak offers two key advantages, its excellent heat retention ensures a beautifully seared crust, and its oven-safe quality allows for a seamless transition from stovetop to oven without losing heat.

Is it necessary to preheat the cast iron pan before searing the steak?

Yes, it is necessary to preheat the cast iron pan before searing the steak. Without preheating, you won't achieve the desired sear that locks in all the juices from the steak.

Can I use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic for the garlic butter?

No, it's not recommended to use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic for the garlic butter. Fresh garlic provides the best flavor, while dried garlic powder lacks the same depth of flavor.

Can I prepare the garlic butter in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the garlic butter in advance. Simply store it in an airtight container in the fridge, where it can last for 7-10 days. This allows for easy preparation ahead of time for your recipe.


Cut NY fillet pan seared steak finished in the oven topped with garlic butter and fresh parsley served on a white plate.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

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NY fillet pan seared steak finished in the oven topped with garlic butter and fresh parsley being cut into with a silver knife and fork.

Garlic Butter Oven-Seared Steak

Savor the succulent delight of Garlic Butter Oven-Seared Steak. Experience the perfect blend of tender steak seared to perfection and infused with rich garlic butter flavors. A mouthwatering treat for steak enthusiasts!
5 from 7 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: garlic butter steak in oven
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 700kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for oven baked garlic butter steak.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
    Oven being preheated.
  • Pat dry steak with a paper towel and sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper per side of steak. Note - we recommend to let the steak sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes after seasoning for even cooking and letting the seasoning settle.
    Steak seasoned.
  • Add butter into a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in the microwave for 20-30seconds. Then, grate garlic using a grater or a garlic press, chop parsley, and combine them with the melted butter. Set aside.
    Garlic butter sauce in bowl.
  • Add neutral oil into a cast iron pan on high heat. Once oil is preheated, place steak inside the pan and cook each side for 1-2 minutes to sear. Note - Don't move or lift up the steak while searing.
    NY steak in cast iron pan.
  • After searing both sides, remove from heat, top with garlic butter and transfer the entire pan into the oven. Cook the steaks in the oven based on the doneness chart below. Note - times will vary depending on the exact cut and thickness.
    NY steak in cast iron pan with butter melted.
  • Transfer steak onto a serving plate, spoon over juice from the pan and let steak rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.
    Oven baked garlic butter served on a plate.


Calories: 700kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1381mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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