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These delicious Skillet Rib Eye Steaks are butter-basted and will remind you of those at your favorite steak house! This recipe makes the best rib-eye steak and is easy to make at home!

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Skillet Rib Eye Steaks basted in butter in an iron skillet. Topped with rosemary and seasoning //

If you love steak, and I mean good steak, then I can’t even begin to tell you how much my family loves this rib eye steak recipe! These steaks taste like we’re sitting at the table of one of the finest steak houses for a luxurious meal.

But here’s the deal.

This skillet rib eye steak recipe is a cinch with just a few steps that make for an absolutely scrumptious steak every time!

Skillet Rib eye Steak Recipe

Baking sheet with a raw rib eye steak with generous marbling. It is sprinkled with Stone House seasoning and rosemary //

How to Make Skillet Rib eye Steak

To make the most tender, juicy rib eyes, you’ll need the following:


  • Steak. It all starts with the steak! I like to purchase 1 ¼ to 1 1/2-inch bone-in rib eye steaks with good marbling for this recipe. The marbling produces a tender, juicy ribeye steak with lots of flavor. If you do not see them readily available in the meat case of your supermarket, you can ask the butcher to cut them for you. I generally call ahead if I’m planning to serve these for a special occasion.
  • Stone House Seasoning. I began making this homemade seasoning blend as our “house seasoning” when we first married. Since our last name is Stone, we call it Stone House Seasoning. 😉 It is a blend of salt, pepper, and garlic in just the right proportions to enhance many dishes! We love our seasoning on beef, chicken, fish, pasta, and vegetables! It is our go-to for sure!
  • Rosemary. The fresh rosemary adds so much flavor to these steaks! I generally keep rosemary year round in my herb garden and love that it is usually available in the grocery store. However, if you do not have fresh rosemary, simply leave it out. Your steaks will still be delicious, but I do encourage you to try it next time!
  • Butter. I love to use unsalted butter for cooking my skillet steaks. The drizzle over the top for serving makes these homemade steaks restaurant quality for sure!
  • Olive oil. The olive oil adds moisture to your steak as it cooks, helping ensure a beautiful sear.
Rib eye Steak sprinkled with seasoning and rosemary cooking in butter in an iron skillet. //

Step-by-Step Instructions

Cooking a great steak is one of those essential recipes that even the most beginner cook can quickly master! Here are the steps to cook a great rib eye:

  1. Prep the steak. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and pat dry with a paper towel. Place onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Stone House Seasoning. Then sprinkle the tops of the steaks with chopped fresh rosemary, if using. Now, cover and refrigerate the steaks to allow them to rest. If cooking immediately, see step 2! I recommend that once you have wrapped them, refrigerate them for an hour up to 3 days before cooking. This method is called dry brining and will make your steaks incredibly tender and flavorful.
  2. Rest and sear the steak. Next, when ready to cook, remove the steak from the refrigerator and allow it to rest at room temperature for up to 30 minutes. Then, add the butter and olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the steaks and sear on all sides until they have a nice crust.
  3. Cook and serve. Continue to allow the steaks to cook until they have reached the desired internal temperature. Carefully spoon the butter and olive oil drippings over the steak to baste the steak. Remove the steak to a platter or cutting board for 5 minutes before slicing or serving.
Butter-basting a steak topped with rosemary with a stainless spoon in a skillet //

How Long Do I Cook My Steak?

Cooking times for skillet rib eye steaks will depend on the thickness of the steaks and the number of steaks cooking in the skillet at once. The below information is provided as a reference. The Internal temperature should be utilized rather than the cooking time to determine the doneness of the steaks.

Internal TemperatureDonenessCooking Time
120 – 130º FRareSear for approximately 2-3 minutes per side
130 – 140º FMedium RareSear for approximately 3-4 minutes per side
140 – 150º FMediumSear for approximately 4-5 minutes per side
150 – 160º FMedium WellSear for approximately 5+ minutes per side

The USDA recommends cooking steaks to at least 145º F (medium) and then allowing them to rest for 3 minutes.

Iron skillet cooking a juicy steak in butter. Steak garnished with chopped rosemary //

How to Store Cooked Rib eye Steaks

I do recommend eating these delicious steaks when they are cooked, but sometimes you may have a bit leftover.

To store. Make sure to wrap steak well or place in an airtight container. Place in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat. Warm the steak gently throughout in a skillet on the stovetop for best results. Microwaving to reheat may make the meat tough.

More Delicious Steak Recipes

My family loves steaks, so I have several more recipes you may wish to try too!

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Steak Fajitas

Balsamic Steak Salad

Here’s my Skillet Rib Eye Steaks Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

4.97 from 32 votes

Skillet Rib Eye Steaks Recipe

Dinner 54 mins

Skillet Rib Eye Steaks Recipe - Butter-basted skillet rib eye steaks that will remind you of your favorite steak house rib eye steaks! //
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 2
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Skillet Rib Eye Steaks Recipe – These delicious Skillet Rib Eye Steaks are butter-basted and will remind you of those at your favorite steak house! This recipe makes the best rib-eye steak and is easy to make at home!


  • 1 (1 ¼ pound) bone-in rib eye steaks (about 1 ¼ to 1 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Place rib eye steak onto sheet pan and rub both sides with Stone House Seasoning to coat, making sure to press the seasoning to the meat. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary leaves.
  • Cover and refrigerate your rib eye steaks up to 3 days. When ready to cook your rib eye steaks, remove from the refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. If prepping your steaks for cooking immediately, leave at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • To cook, heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add butter and olive oil to the skillet and allow the butter to melt completely. Tilt your skillet from side to side to make sure that your skillet is well coated with the butter.
  • Add your rib eye steak to the butter and olive oil and cook until the bottom of the rib eye steak is brown and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Turn your rib eye steak over and cook, basting your rib eye steak continuously with the butter drippings from the skillet, until this side of the rib eye steak is also brown and caramelized, another 5 minutes or to your desired internal temperature for doneness.
  • Remove your rib eye steak from the heat and allow to rest on a carving board for another 3-5 minutes. Slice your steak with a sharp knife against the grain, taking care to remove the bone. Place steak slices on two plates for serving.


Increase the number of rib eye steaks based on the number of servings needed.
Use an internal temperature probe to check for your preferred level of doneness. Rare (120º F – 130º F), Medium Rare (130º F – 140º F), Medium (140º F – 150º F), Medium Well (150º F – 160º F)
How to Store Rib eye Steak:
This steak is best enjoyed right after cooking, but be sure to properly store it if you have leftovers. 
To store. Wrap the leftover steak well or place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
To reheat. Warm steak throughout in a skillet on the stovetop. Microwave reheating is not recommending as it can cause the beef to be tough. 

Nutritional Information

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 347kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 302mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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Recipe Review


  1. Best rib eye steak recipe EVER!! I finally found someone who knows how to prepare a delicious mouthwatering steak — thank you so much!! I have also used this technique for New York strip steak, sirloin steak and tenderloin filet.

    1. I am so thankful that this worked as well for you as it always works for us, Patti. Thanks!

    1. Just click on the underlined Stone House Seasoning in the Ingredients list in the rib eye steaks recipe and it will take you to the recipe for Stone House Seasoning. Hope you enjoy, Vicki!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! It was so tender, this is the way I cook my steaks now. T Bone, sirloin, etc. WoW!!

    1. Mauriann, I’m glad you like your steaks cooked this way. My family loves it.

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