A filet mignon steak that has been cooked to medium-rare on a white plate with a knife and broccoli.

Filet Mignon Recipe

Learn how to cook filet mignon in a cast iron skillet and then transfer it into the oven for a crusty sear and juicy, perfectly cooked and tender meat.  

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 365 kcal
Author London


  • 2 6-oz. filet mignon about 2 inches thick
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coarse ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Salt and pepper filets liberally on both sides.  (This helps them get a crusty sear!)  Let filets sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

  3. Once oven is heated to temperature add oil to a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Wait until oil is sizzling to add filets. Cook steaks for 2 ½ minutes per side without moving. Sear the remaining sides for 1 minute total.
  4. Add cast-iron skillet with steaks to the preheated oven and cook for 4-5 minutes. Using a meat thermometer measure the temperature of the steaks in the thickest portion to determine doneness.*

  5. Serve filet mignon steaks with garlic herb butter or caramelized onions and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Filet Mignon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 602mg17%
Protein 37g74%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.