Making Air Fryer Ribeye Steak is fast, easy, and delicious. Perfect juicy, medium rare ribeye steak in your air fryer in just 10-12 minutes! Great for date night in, special occasions, or a quick weeknight meal.

sliced ribeye steak on a white plate topped with butter and parsley

What Makes This Recipe Great

If you are intimidated by cooking steak, this recipe for air fryer ribeye steak is for you! It is truly fool-proof, and you get tender, juicy steak every single time. I used to be skeptical about air frying steak, but it’s actually the easiest method. Check out my Air Fryer Filet Mignon for another amazing steak recipe that will have you feeling fancy with minimal effort or stress!

This air fryer rib eye steak recipe is also perfect for weeknights when you have minimal time and want to get dinner on the table quickly. Ribeyes are a delicious steak packed with protein and flavor. A ribeye is also a larger, thick steak, so you could easily feed a family of 4-5 with just two!

Recipe Highlights

  • Easy to prepare
  • Fool-proof method for cooking steak
  • Juicy and tender steak
  • Perfect steak, every time
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Versatile – you can also use this recipe to cook New York Strip in the air fryer!
  • Quick to make – steak dinner ready in less than 12 minutes
  • Gluten free, dairy free option, low carb & keto
  • Easy cleanup!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients for making air fryer ribeye steaks

Ribeye Steaks: I used boneless ribeye steak for this recipe. They were about 16 oz each and 1 1/2 inches thick. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your steaks. Look for black angus ribeye steak if possible – it will have the best marbling and flavor.

Spices: sea salt, pepper, garlic powder. I personally believe less is more when it comes to flavoring steak, so I keep it simple here! These have lots of flavor without needing to add a ton of spices. Feel free to use steak seasoning if desired.

Butter: I love adding a pat of butter to the top of a steak while it rests after cooking. You can also use vegan butter for dairy free. You can also make an herb butter to put on top of the steak – this recipe has a great compound butter!.

Fresh parsley: This adds great flavor along with the butter.

I also use olive oil or avocado oil spray on the basket and on top of the steaks.

How To Make The Best Juicy Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

steps for making ribeye steaks in the air fryer
  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 for 3 minutes. Season the tops, bottoms and both sides of the steaks with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil, then add the steaks. You may need to do one at a time depending on the size of your air fryer. Lightly spray the top of the steaks.
  3. Air fry for 6 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes for medium rare. Cooking time will also depend on the thickness of the steaks. If you have thicker steaks, you may need to increase cooking time by 1-2 minutes on each side. Use a meat thermometer to cook to your desired doneness level. For medium rare, they should be removed when the internal temperature is 130-135. For the perfect medium with a pink center, aim for 145.
  4. Let the steaks rest tented with foil for 5 minutes. Serve your air-fried ribeye topped with a pat of butter and fresh parsley along with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!
sliced steak on a white plate topped with butter and parsley

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

Make sure to let the steaks come to room temperature for about 15 minutes before cooking.

Preheat your air fryer for at least 3 minutes to ensure the ribeye steaks get a nice sear.

Let the steaks rest tented with foil for 5 minutes after cooking. This will ensure you get the most juicy ribeye steak.

If you want to use different cuts of steak for this recipe, NY strip or a thick sirloin steak will also work well!

Use a digital meat thermometer to check for the level of doneness. See the chart below to determine when to pull your steaks out!

Temperature Chart For Steak

  • Rare- 125 degrees F
  • Medium Rare- 135 degrees F
  • Medium- 145 degrees F
  • Medium Well- 155 degrees F
  • Well Done- 160 degrees F
sliced ribeye steak topped with butter and parsley with green beans and potatoes on the side

Air Fryer Ribeye Recipe FAQ’s

What is medium rare steak temperature?

Typically steaks will be medium rare when a meat thermometer reads between 130 -140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I use a 12 oz ribeye steak instead of 16 oz?

Yes, just note the cooking time may be faster since it’s a little smaller.

How to store leftover air fryer ribeye steak?

You can store leftover steak in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Favorite sides to serve with steak?

I love serving these with cheesy mashed potatoes, maple bacon brussels sprouts, or air fryer butternut squash!

How to reheat steak in air fryer?

Simply air fry at 400 for 2-3 minutes to reheat! No preheating necessary.

ribeye steak on a plate with green beans and potatoes

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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless ribeye steaks, about 16 oz and 1.5 inches in thickness each
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Olive oil or avocado oil spray
  • 2 tbsp Butter, for serving, optional
  • Fresh parsley, for serving, optional

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 for 3 minutes. Season both sides of the steaks with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with avocado oil, then add the steaks. Lightly spray the top of the steaks.
  • Air fry for 6 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes for medium rare. Cooking time will also depend on the thickness of the steaks. Use a meat thermometer to cook to your desired level of doneness. For medium rare, they should be removed when they are 130. 
  • Let the steaks rest tented with foil for 5 minutes. 
  • Serve topped with a pat of butter and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition info does not include butter.
Temperature Chart for Steak:
  • Rare- 125 degrees F
  • Medium Rare- 135 degrees F
  • Medium- 145 degrees F
  • Medium Well- 155 degrees F
  • Well Done- 160 degrees F
Storage: Store leftover air fryer ribeye steaks in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or in the air fryer at 400 for 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1steak, Calories: 476kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 138mg, Sodium: 1281mg, Potassium: 630mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 0.04g, Vitamin A: 37IU, Vitamin C: 0.02mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 4mg