How to Cook Steak in the Oven

 Steak is a delicious and satisfying meal that can be cooked in various ways. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to cook steak is in the oven. This method is great for those who don't have access to a grill or just prefer not to use one. Plus, it allows for a consistent and even cooking of the meat. In this article, we will show you how to cook steak in the oven to perfection.

Steak In The Oven


Before we get started, let's gather the ingredients we'll need:

  • 1-2 steaks (depending on size)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Steak

Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. This helps to ensure even cooking. Pat the steak dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and black pepper.

Step 3: Sear the Steak

Heat a skillet over high heat on the stovetop. Once it's hot, add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the steak to the skillet and let it sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until a nice crust forms.

Step 4: Add Flavor

While the steak is searing, mix together the minced garlic, paprika, and dried thyme in a small bowl. Once the steak is seared on both sides, remove it from the skillet and place it on a baking sheet. Rub the garlic mixture over the top of the steak.

Step 5: Finish Cooking in the Oven

Place the baking sheet with the steak in the preheated oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the desired doneness is achieved. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. For medium-rare, the temperature should be 135°F (57°C). For medium, it should be 145°F (63°C).

Step 6: Rest the Steak

Once the steak is cooked to your liking, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute and makes for a juicier and more flavorful steak.

Pros and Cons of Cooking Steak in the Oven

Easy and convenientDoes not have the same charred flavor as a grilled steak
Allows for even cookingMay not get as crispy on the outside
Can be done during any weather conditionMay not be as visually appealing as a grilled steak


Q: Can I use any type of steak for this method?

A: Yes, you can use any type of steak that you prefer.

Q: Can I cook the steak without searing it first?

A: Yes, you can skip the searing step and just put the steak directly in the oven. However, this may result in a less flavorful steak.

Q: How do I know when the steak is done?

A: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. For medium-rare, it should be 135°F (57°C). For medium, it should be 145°F (63°C).

Q: Can I use different seasonings?

A: Yes, you can use any seasonings you prefer to customize the flavor of your steak.


Cooking steak in the oven is an easy and convenient way to prepare this delicious meal. By following these simple steps, you can achieve a perfectly cooked steak every time. Remember to let the steak rest before slicing to ensure a juicy and flavorful result. Give it a try and enjoy!