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Close up view of a perfectly seared filet mignon topped with melty blue cheese butter. It has been sliced thinly and it is cooked to medium rare temperature. Also on the plate, sauteed asparagus.
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Pan Seared Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

This Pan Seared Filet Mignon is incredibly tender, juicy, and super tasty. Smothered in flavorful Blue Cheese Butter for a melt in your mouth easy and affordable restaurant quality meal at home.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Blue Cheese Butter, pan seared steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 269kcal


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch) filet mignons, brought to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 thyme sprigs


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, blue cheese and chopped parsley. Mix well to combine. Reserve.
  • Liberally season the steak with salt and ground black pepper. 
  • Heat a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium high heat until hot.  Add the oil and swirl the skillet to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, add the steaks.
  • Sear the steak for 3 minutes per side flipping once. 
  • Once seared on both sides, add the garlic cloves, thyme and rosemary. Place in the oven and cook for 3 minutes. Carefully remove the skillet from the oven (it is hot) and divide the blue cheese butter among the 4 steaks. 
  • Return to the oven and cook for 1 - 2 additional minutes or until desired temperature. 110 for rare, 120 for medium rare, 130 for medium, 145 for medium well and 150 for well done.
  • Remove from the oven and tent with aluminum foil. Let the meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes.


Steak Temperatures:
110 for rare, 120 for medium rare, 130 for medium, 145 for medium well and 150 for well done.
The above temperatures reflects the temperature your steak should have when you remove the steak from the oven. The temperature will rise while the steak is resting. Check this image for better understanding!


Calories: 269kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 21mg | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.1mg