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Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak

Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak

An Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak is tender, juicy, and very delicious! You can cook a ribeye steak to the perfect medium-rare, or to any level of doneness that you like!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword How to air fry a steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Preheating 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 614 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 (8-16 oz) Rib Eye Steak (1" to 1.25" thick)
  • ½-1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¾ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder (optional)
  • ¾ tsp Low Sodium Steak Seasoning (optional)


  1. Season both sides of the steak with the spices. Then set aside to come up to room temperature. This ensures even cooking, and that it will cook in the times given.

  2. Preheat the air fryer for 3 to 5 minutes at 390° F. Make sure the air fryer basket is in there.

  3. Quickly set the steak in the air fryer basket, and then quickly close the lid.

  4. For a medium-rare result, I use this timing (you may want to cook for a little less time the first time to see how your air fryer cooks):

    Cook a 1-inch thick 8 oz steak at 390° F for 8 minutes. Cook a 1.5-inch thick 16 oz steak for 12 minutes.* Flip the steak over halfway through the cook time.

    Thicker or thinner cuts of steak will require a time adjustment.

    *Your model of air fryer may give you different results.

  5. Take the temperature of the steak (see temperature chart for doneness in the notes below). Then move it to a plate, loosely tent it with foil, and let it rest for 8 minutes before you cut into it.

Recipe Notes

Temperature Guide for Steak:

      • 125°-130° F for Rare
      • 130°-140° F for Medium-Rare
      • 140°-150° F for Medium
      • 150°-155° F for Medium-Well
              160°+ F for Well-Done

*Your model of air fryer may give you different results.