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Three cooked steaks in a cast iron skillet

How to Make Cast Iron Steaks

Have you ever made your steaks in a skillet? It’s much easier than you think and so worth it. Here's How To Make Cast Iron Steaks!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron, steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 steak per person


  • 2 to 3 boneless New York strip steaks 3/4 to 1 inch thick (about 2 ½ pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic peeled and smashed


  1. Prepare the steaks with salt and pepper on both sides. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature.
  2. Heat the cast iron skillet until hot over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the olive oil to the skillet and the steaks.
  4. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on one side without moving. Then, flip the steak for 2 minutes. Position the steak on the side to sear the sides of the steak
  5. After searing the steak, add the butter, garlic, rosemary, and thyme to the skillet. As the butter melts, spoon the butter over the steak. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes or until you reach the desired doneness.
  6. Remove the steak from the heat and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

  • Allow 30 minutes to bring your steaks to room temp before cooking.

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