How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Air Fryer

If you’re like us, you already use your air fryer to cook just about everything–why not use it to make one of your favorite steaks? Done right, filet mignon comes out tender and luscious in the air fryer, no oven or stove needed. In fact, you don’t even have to flip it during cooking.

Air Fryer Filet Mignon

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Filet Mignon
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low carb, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 ButcherBox Filet Mignon about 4 ounces
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Additional seasonings such as dried rosemary or thyme optional


  • Let the steak sit on the counter until it reaches room temperature, at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380ºF. Pat the steak dry thoroughly. Rub with the oil and season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings.
  • Place the steak in the air fryer and cook until a meat thermometer stuck into the thickest part reads 120ºF to 125ºF for medium rare, 8 to 9 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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Beth Lipton is a Brooklyn-based recipe developer and writer specializing in food and wellness. Her work has appeared in Clean Eating, Paleo magazine,, Well+Good, Outside, and more. Beth's latest cookbook, Carnivore-ish, featuring 125 animal protein-forward recipes, is available now.