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Rib eye steak with garlic butter and rosemary in a skillet.

Rib Eye Steak with Garlic Butter

This rib eye steak recipe is tender and juicy beef seared to golden brown perfection, and topped with garlic butter and herbs. A simple steak preparation that tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 577kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 4 rib eye steaks 10-12 ounces each, can be boneless or bone in
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons neutral flavored oil such as safflower oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil or peanut oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary


  • Let the steaks sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat a heavy pan such as a cast iron skillet over high heat.
  • Add the oil to the pan. Place the steaks in the pan in a single layer.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until deep golden brown.
  • Add the butter to the pan. After the butter has melted, add the garlic cloves and rosemary to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Spoon the butter mixture over the steaks. Insert a probe thermometer into the thickest part of one of the steaks.
  • Cook the steak for 2-3 minutes or until the thermometer registers at between 130-135 degrees F for a medium steak.
  • Remove the meat from the pan. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes. Spoon the pan drippings over the steak, then slice and serve immediately.



Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 4mg