Do you believe that the air fryer ribeye can result in a juicy, tender steak cooked just right? It’s a simple and quick method to enjoy this classic dinner dish. In just minutes, you can savor a tender, juicy steak seasoned with flavorful, straightforward spices.

air fryer ribeye

I see many people talking the air fryer steak:

These questions show a strong curiosity and ongoing debate about the efficacy and benefits of cooking steak in an air fryer compared to traditional methods like grilling.

Next, I will use my experience to tell you that an air fryer can also cook tender and juicy steaks. Trust me, it will surprise you.

Why We Love Air Fryer Ribeye?

Ever felt intimidated by the thought of cooking steak? Worry no more! This air fryer ribeye steak recipe is here to dispel all your steak fears.

Juicy Perfection: Imagine a juicy, delicious steak cooked to tender perfection with a crispy, seared crust. That’s the magic of the air fryer. It circulates hot air around the meat, ensuring that it cooks evenly and retains its moisture, resulting in a deliciously juicy and tender steak every time. Unlike traditional cooking methods that can sometimes dry out the meat, the air fryer locks in moisture, ensuring every bite is bursting with flavor.

Speedy Cooking: With the air fryer ribeye recipe, dinner is ready in a fraction of the time. No more preheating the grill or waiting for pans to heat up – simply season your ribeye, pop it in the air fryer, and voila. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a perfectly cooked steak ready to devour.

Sous Vide Ribeye Steak

Easy Cleanup: One of the things we love most about cooking ribeye in the air fryer is the easy cleanup. With no messy drippings or splatters, all you need to do is give your air fryer basket a quick wash, and you’re done. It’s cooking made easy, with minimal cleanup required – what’s not to love?

Versatility: The air fryer isn’t just for frying – it’s a versatile kitchen gadget that can do it all. From roasting vegetables to baking desserts, there’s no shortage of delicious dishes you can whip up with your air fryer. And when it comes to steak night, the air fryer truly shines. Whether you prefer a classic ribeye or a marinated masterpiece, the air fryer can handle it all, delivering mouthwatering results every time.

Check our air fryer New York strip steak for another amazing steak recipe that will have you feeling fancy with minimal effort or stress!

Only 4 Ingredients Needed


Choosing the Best Ribeye Steak

When making the air fryer ribeye recipe, selecting the proper cut of meat is key. Here’s what to look for when choosing the perfect ribeye steak:

Ribeye Steak Substitutions

If you can’t find air fryer ribeye steaks or prefer a different cut of meat, don’t worry – there are plenty of alternatives. Here are some delicious substitutions to try:

sirloin steaks

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, sirloin steaks are an excellent choice for air frying. While they’re not as tender or flavorful as ribeye, sirloin steaks are still delicious when cooked in the air fryer and easily dressed with your favorite seasonings.

New York Strip

Similar in texture and flavor to ribeye, New York Strip steaks are an excellent alternative for air frying. They’re leaner than ribeye but still pack a punch in flavor.

filet mignon

For a more tender and luxurious option, consider using filet mignon in your air fryer. While it lacks the marbling of ribeye, filet mignon is incredibly tender and boasts a delicate flavor that pairs well with simple seasoning.


Having the right tools is essential to achieve the best air-fried ribeye steak. The Typhur Dome Air Fryer offers a large capacity for cooking multiple steaks in a single layer, ensuring even cooking throughout.

Inspired by pizza ovens, its innovative Dome shape design speeds up the cooking process while maintaining efficiency. With convenient features like self-cleaning mode and pre-set air fryer steak mode, cooking steak becomes hassle-free and foolproof.

Plus, the Typhur Dome Air Fryer is supported by an app that allows you to explore various recipes. Complementing this, the Typhur InstaProbe Instant Read Thermometer provides ultra-fast readings in less than 0.5 seconds with a high accuracy of ±0.5°F, ensuring your steak is always cooked to perfection. Together, these tools make cooking the perfect air-fried ribeye steak a breeze, eliminating guesswork and efficiently delivering delicious results.

How to Cook Ribeye Steak in an Air Fryer?

  1. Prep the Steaks

    Pat each steak dry thoroughly using a paper towel. This step is crucial for achieving a delicious golden brown sear during cooking.

  2. Season the Steaks

    Evenly coat each steak with olive oil, ensuring they are fully covered. Then, generously season both sides of the steaks with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

  3. Preheat the Air Fryer

    Preheat your air fryer to 450°F/230℃, typically taking around 5 minutes to reach the desired temperature.

  4. Cook the Steaks

    Once the air fryer is preheated, carefully place the seasoned steaks into the cooking tray and return it to the air fryer. For thicker steaks, adjust the cooking time accordingly. A general guideline is 8 minutes at 450°F, but additional time may be needed for thicker cuts. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steaks, aiming for your desired level of doneness.

  5. Rest the Steaks

    Using a pair of tongs, carefully remove the cooked steaks from the air fryer and transfer them to a plate or serving tray. Allow the steaks to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

  6. Serve and Enjoy

    For a classic steakhouse experience, consider serving your ribeye steaks with a flavorful compound butter and our Twice Baked Potato recipe. This combination will impress your guests and elevate your meal to the next level.

Following these simple instructions, you can create juicy, flavorful air fryer ribeye steaks, perfect for any occasion. So fire up your air fryer and get ready to enjoy a delicious steak dinner in no time.

Cooking Tips & Tricks for Air-Fried Ribeye Recipe

Cooking the perfect ribeye steak in the air fryer requires attention to detail and a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are some tips to ensure your steak turns out juicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked every time:

1. Selecting the Right Steak

Choosing a high-quality ribeye steak is the first step toward success. Look for steaks with ample marbling and a thickness of at least 1 inch to ensure juicy results. Opt for USDA Prime or Choice grade for the best flavor and tenderness.

2. Prepping the Steak

Before cooking, pat the steaks dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This helps achieve a beautiful sear and prevents steaming in the air fryer. Season the steaks generously with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper for enhanced flavor.

3. Preheating the Air Fryer

Preheating the air fryer is essential for achieving optimal cooking results. Set the air fryer to 450°F/230℃ and let it preheat for about 5 minutes before adding the steaks. This ensures even cooking and a nice sear on the outside of the steak.

4. Cooking Time and Temperature

For a perfectly cooked medium-rare ribeye steak, cook at 450°F for approximately 8 minutes. Adjust the cooking time for thicker steaks or if you prefer a different level of doneness. Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature, aiming for 135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium, and 160°F for well-done.

5. Resting the Steak

After cooking, allow the steaks to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, producing a more tender and flavorful steak.

6. Serving Suggestions

For a classic steakhouse experience, serve your air-fried ribeye steak with a dollop of compound butter and a side of your favorite steakhouse sides, such as mashed potatoes or creamed spinach.

Optimal Temperature to Cook Ribeye in Air Fryer

For achieving the perfect ribeye steak in air fryer, the recommended temperature is 450°F (232°C). This temperature ensures that your steak cooks evenly and develops a deliciously seared crust on the outside while maintaining a juicy and tender interior.

At 450°F, the air fryer provides enough heat to quickly cook the steak to your desired level of doneness, whether it’s rare, medium-rare, or well-done. Additionally, this temperature helps to seal in the steak’s natural juices, resulting in a flavorful and succulent dish.

Remember to preheat your air fryer before cooking to ensure consistent and efficient cooking. Once preheated, carefully place your seasoned ribeye steak into the air fryer basket and cook according to your preferred time and level of doneness.

With the air fryer set to 450°F, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a perfectly cooked ribeye steak that rivals those from your favorite steakhouse. So fire up your air fryer, set it to the optimal temperature, and get ready to savor every juicy bite of your delicious ribeye steak!

What to Serve with Air-Fried Ribeye?

Pairing the perfect side dishes with your air-fried ribeye steak can elevate your meal to a new level. Here are some delicious options to complement the rich and savory flavors of your steak:

butter mashed potatoes

Butter Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes flavored with roasted garlic make a classic, comforting side dish that pairs beautifully with ribeye steak.

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air fryer asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Lightly seasoned and grilled asparagus spears add a fresh and vibrant element to your meal, balancing out the richness of the steak.

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Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy roasted Brussels sprouts seasoned with balsamic glaze or bacon bits provide a savory and slightly sweet contrast to the hearty ribeye.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, roasted potatoes seasoned with herbs and spices are a classic accompaniment to steak dinners.

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Air Fryer Ribeye Steak Recipe FAQ’s

How Long To Cook 1 Inch Ribeye In Air Fryer?

A 1-inch thick ribeye steak cooked in the air fryer typically takes about 8 minutes at 450°F. However, cooking time may vary depending on your desired level of doneness and the specific model of your air fryer.

How Long Can You Cook Frozen Ribeye In Air Fryer?

Cooking a frozen ribeye steak in the air fryer will require more time than thawed steak. Adding about 50% more cooking time is recommended, so for a 1-inch thick frozen ribeye, cook for approximately 12 minutes at 450°F. Again, adjust the cooking time as needed based on your desired doneness.

Do I Need To Flip Steak In Air Fryer?

With the Typhur Dome air fryer, there’s no need to flip the steak during cooking. The unique design and even heat distribution of the air fryer ensure that the steak cooks evenly on both sides without flipping, making the cooking process hassle-free.

Do I Put Oil On the Steak Before Air Frying?

It’s recommended to coat the ribeye steak with a thin layer of oil before air frying. This helps to promote browning and caramelization on the surface of the steak, resulting in a deliciously crispy crust. Simply drizzle or brush the steak with olive oil before seasoning with salt and pepper for the best results.

Ribeye Steak

If you are looking to enjoy a delicious Ribeye without the hassle and headache of traditional methods, then this is the recipe for you. We like to pair it with our Twice Baked Potato for the ultimate steak house dinner.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people



  • 2 each Ribeye Steak, 8-12 oz per steak (1"-1.25" thick)
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 20 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked
  • 30 ml Olive Oil


  • Using a paper towel, thoroughly dry each of the steaks. Drying the steaks will help in developing a delicious golden brown sear when cooking.
  • Start by evenly coating each steak with olive oil. Generously season each steak with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
    30 ml Olive Oil, 2 tsp Kosher Salt, 20 turns Black Pepper, freshly cracked, 2 each Ribeye Steak, 8-12 oz per steak (1"-1.25" thick)
  • Preheat the Typhur Dome to 450°F/230℃. (Around 5 minutes)
  • After the air fryer has finished preheating, carefully place the steaks in the cooking tray and return it back to the Typhur Dome.
  • For thicker steaks, you may need to add a few more minutes of cooking time. We recommend checking the internal temperature of your steak with an instant-read thermometer until it has reached your desired doneness.
    Temperature: 450 °F Time: 8 minutes
  • Using a pair of tongs, carefully remove the steaks from the Typhur Dome to a plate or serving tray.
  • Before slicing, allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes.
  • For a classic steak house dinner, we recommend enjoying your steak with a delicious compound butter and our Twice Baked Potato.

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)