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air fryer filet mignon on a white plate with herb butter on top

Air Fryer Filet Mignon

This 15-minute air fryer filet mignon is the perfect meal for date night in. Topped with garlic herb butter, this tender steak is melt-in-your-mouth good!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 filets
Calories 791kcal
Author Mary Smith



  • 2 8 oz Filet Mignon steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garlic Herb Butter

  • ¼ cup butter softened to room temperature. use vegan butter for dairy free
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt add 1/2 tsp total if using unsalted butter


  • Let the butter and steaks come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Make the butter: Combine the butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and salt in a bowl and use a fork to mix it up well. Transfer the butter to a piece of parchment paper. Roll the paper while forming the butter into a log, folding up the paper to cover it completely. Keep the butter in the refrigerator while you make the steaks.
  • Brush both sides of the filets with olive oil. Sprinkle both sidess GENEROUSLY with salt and pepper.
  • Add the steaks to the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400 degrees for 9-10 minutes for rare, 10-11 minutes for medium rare, 11-12 minutes for medium, 11.5 -13 mins for medium well, and 14 minutes for well done. Use a meat thermometer to check for the right temperature – 120 degrees for rare, 130 degrees for medium rare, 140 degrees for medium, 150 degrees for medium well, or 160 degrees for well done.
  • Let the filets rest for 3-5 minutes, then serve with a slice of the garlic herb butter. Enjoy!


Dairy Free: If you need to make this recipe dairy-free, use vegan butter like Miyoko or Earth Balance. If you're Whole30, feel free to substitute ghee.
Batches: If you need to double the recipe, make your herb butter steak in batches so you don't overcrowd your air fryer. Follow the same directions for subsequent batches.


Serving: 1filet with 1 tbsp herb butter | Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 6mg