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A cast iron skillet with four filet mignon steaks.
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Cast Iron Filet Mignon

Nothing is quite as delicious as a nice, juicy filet mignon for a date night dinner at home. My easy recipe for cast iron filet mignon cooks perfectly every time.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Resting Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron filet mignon
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 202kcal


  • Cast iron skillet
  • Tongs


  • 2 1-inch thick filet mignon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon herbs de Provence


  • Place your two filets on a small plate and let them sit at room temperature for thirty minutes. Room temperature steaks will cook more evenly.
    2 1-inch thick filet mignon
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dry the steaks with a paper towel and then sprinkle them with the sea salt.
    ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Add the olive oil to a large cast iron skillet. Heat the pan over medium high heat for about two minutes.
    3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Use a pair of tongs to carefully place the filets in the hot oil. Sear the steaks for two minutes to make a nice, golden brown crust.
  • Flip the steaks then top each with a tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle the herbs de provence over the filets.
    2 Tablespoons butter, ¼ teaspoon herbs de Provence
  • Remove the cast iron skillet from the stovetop and place it into the preheated oven. Cook the steaks for 3-6 minutes depending on your desired done-ness (see the notes below for your perfect steak temperature).
  • Serve the steaks immediately while still hot.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg