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Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter Recipe


A recipe from Kitchen Swagger.


Looking for a romantic dinner recipe to cook for your sweetheart? Look no further! You’re sure to melt his or her heart by making a delicious pan-seared ribeye steak.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 10 mins. | Total Time: 20 mins. | Serves: 1


1 20 oz bone-in ribeye steak
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, removed from sprig
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste

Blue Cheese Butter:
1/2 stick butter
2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
1 tbsp minced garlic



  1. For the blue cheese butter: Soften the butter in a microwave safe bowl until it’s malleable (10-15 seconds.) Using a fork, mash in and combine blue cheese and garlic until fully mixed. Spoon the butter onto tin foil, reshaping it to resemble a stick of butter. Roll and place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and remove 5 minutes before serving.
  2. For the ribeye: Preheat oven to 415°F. Remove steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking (this is to bring the steak to room temperature and ensure your cooking times are more accurate.) Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the olive oil and plain butter to an oven safe cast iron skillet and turn up to high. (Allow the skillet to become hot first.) Place the ribeye face down and sear undisturbed for 2 minutes. Flip the ribeye and sear for an additional 2 minutes. This will give your steak a nice seared edge.
  4. Add rosemary and then transfer your skillet directly to the oven.
  5. [WARNING] Skillet may be hot, so handle with oven mitts.
    1. For rare: bake 4-5 minutes.
    2. Medium rare, 5-6 minutes.
    3. Medium, 6-7 minutes.
    4. Remember, depending on the size of the steak, the more or less time it will take.
  6. This recipe is ideal for a 20-24 oz bone-in ribeye. Drizzle ribeye with melted rosemary butter from the skillet. This is to add rosemary flavor to the steak. Transfer ribeye from the skillet and set on a plate, top with a slice of blue cheese butter and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. (This is important to bring your steak to its final serving temperature.)
  7. Bon appétit!


Temperatures for steak:

  • Rare: 130°F to 135°F
  • Medium Rare: 140°F to 145°F
  • Medium: 155°F to 160°F
  • Well Done: 165°F to 170°F