Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak with butter, garlic, and rosemary |
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Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak

This Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak is basted with butter, garlic, and rosemary for an easy and insanely delicious Dinner for Two!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak, ribeye, dinner for two, date night, special ocassion, recipe, whole 30, paleo
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 935kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 1/2 pounds ribeye steak (bone- in, 1 1/2 inch thick)
  • sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (clarified butter for Whole 30)
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks fresh rosemary (or herb of your choice)


  • Heat a cast iron skillet until smoking hot.
  • Add the olive oil, stir to coat the pan.
  • Add the ribeye steak and cook for 2 minutes without touching it. We want a nice crust to form on the outside of our steak.
  • Flip the steak over and add the butter, garlic, and rosemary.
  • Continue flipping the steak over every 2 minutes and baste with the melted butter until cooked to your desired temperature. 120 to 125 degrees for medium-rare {5 to 7 minutes}, 130 to 135 for medium {8 to 10 minutes}.
  • Move steak to a serving platter, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Size matters – my steak was 1 1 /2-inches thick and needed about 6 minutes. If your steak is thinner, cook for less time. You can always throw your steak back in the skillet if it is not cooked enough, but you can’t un-cook it!
  • I used the rosemary stalks as a basting brush, that’s why they look so tattered, lol Just remember to grab them with a pair of tongs.
  • If your butter/oil starts to smoke, reduce the temperature.
  • Nutrition Facts will be off - you do not eat the bone which is included in the weight of the steak.


Calories: 935kcal | Protein: 68g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 911mg | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 5.9mg