Oven Cooked NY Strip Steak is a show-stopping entrée that’s guaranteed to impress your dinner guests! Rich, tender, and juicy steak is roasted to perfection in the oven, then seared to create a crispy and caramelized crust. Top it with butter, and serve it with a side of mashed potatoes or green beans for the ultimate meal.Jump to Recipe
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Easy: You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to cook a steak in the oven. There is minimal prep work involved, and you don’t need extensive kitchen experience!
- Hearty: If you’re a fan of steak, this high-protein NY strip cut is incredibly hearty and satisfying. Each bite tastes better than the last!
- Low-carb: Similar to my oven cooked ribeye steak, this low-carb recipe is a great option for those following a keto diet, or for anyone wanting to cut down on refined carbs.
Easy Oven Cooked NY Strip Steak
The New York Strip Steak, or NY steak, is one of the most popular cuts of beef. NY strip is a tender and juicy cut from the short loin of the cow and is praised for its rich, indulgent flavors. You’ve likely seen NY strip steak on the menus of high-end steakhouses, but did you know it’s extremely easy to make at home?
When prepared correctly, oven cooked NY strip steak is a seriously impressive meal that will make anyone fall in love. The outside has a crisp crust, but the inside remains tender and juicy.
Feel free to reserve this recipe for special occasions and dinner parties, or make it on weeknights to feel a little extra fancy. Pair it with classic sides like creamy mashed potatoes and roasted veggies for a balanced and nutritious meal!
Ingredients & substitutions
- New York strip steaks: Opt for USDA Prime or USDA Choice. These grades offer the best flavor and marbling, especially USDA Prime. Make sure the steaks are at least 2 inches thick for the juiciest results.
- Seasonings: I like to keep my steak seasonings simple with a mix of fresh thyme, smashed garlic, and sea salt. Each one adds just a touch of savoriness. You want to complement and enhance the NY strip steak, not overpower it!
- Butter: To melt over the steak after it’s done cooking. If you’ve been to a steakhouse, this is exactly how they serve it!
How to make oven cooked NY strip steak
- Warm the steaks: Bring your strip steaks to room temperature before starting anything else. Leave them uncovered on the counter for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Season the steaks: Once the steaks are at room temperature, pat them dry and season them with sea salt. Add the smashed garlic cloves and sprigs of thyme to each side.
- Cook the steaks: Add the seasoned strip steaks to a wire cooling rack over a baking pan. Cook them in the oven on the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until they are at the temperature you prefer.
- Let them rest: Tent the cooked steaks with foil and let them rest for about 15 minutes. This allows them to finish cooking and redistributes the juices.
- Sear the steaks: While the steaks are resting, heat a cast-iron skillet or grill over high heat. Sear the steaks on both sides until a crust forms on each side.
- Add the finishing touches: For a steakhouse-worthy meal, add a spoonful of butter on top of each steak and let it melt. Slice the steaks on a cutting board against the grain for the juiciest, most tender results.
Once you’ve achieved the perfect oven cooked NY strip steak, you can’t go wrong with some traditional and non-traditional side dishes like these:
- Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- Purple Cauliflower Mash
- Herb Pesto Green Bean Salad
- Radicchio Salad
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can sear the steak before cooking it in the oven. Heat a skillet oven high heat and add a little oil. Cook the steak for 1-2 minutes per side, or until a crust forms.
No, you don’t need to cover the steak when cooking it in the oven. Covering steak in the oven can hinder it from developing a crispy crust.
The best way to tell if your steak is done is to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.
Storage & reheating
I always recommend eating steak right out of the oven (or pan). If you end up with leftovers, here’s what to do:
- Fridge: Let your oven cooked NY strip steak cool down to room temperature, then wrap it in plastic wrap or foil. Keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
- Freezer: Using the same method of wrapping, transfer it to a freezer-safe bag or container and store it for up to 3 months.
- Thaw: Thaw your steak in the fridge overnight and reheat it when you’re ready to eat again.
- Prep ahead: Warm up your NY strip steak gently in the oven or the stovetop. In the oven, preheat it to 250°F and cook for about 10 minutes, or until it warmed all the way through. On the stovetop, heat it in a skillet over medium-high with a bit of oil. Cook it for a few minutes on each side until heated through.
- Room temperature: Let the steak come to room temperature before cooking. This will ensure it’s cooked evenly and prevent toughness in the meat.
- Thermometer: The best way to tell if meat is cooked to your desired temperature is to use a meat thermometer.
- Rest: Let the steak rest for about 3-5 minutes before slicing into it. This will give the juice time to redistribute and result in a more tender texture.
- Quality beef: For the best flavor, opt for high-quality beef grades like USDA Prime or USDA Choice.
Looking for more steak recipes?
If you enjoyed this oven cooked NY strip steak recipe, be sure to check out some more of my favorite steak recipes like these:
- Garlic Butter Ribeye Steak and Shrimp
- Grilled Flank Steak with Corn and Peach Salsa
- Slow Roasted Ribeye Steak
- Garlic Butter Steak Bites
If you try this oven cooked NY strip steak, let me know what you think! Rate and review this recipe in the comments below. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me on Instagram @lenaskitchenblog!
Oven Cooked New York Strip Steak
- 1 cast iron skillet
- 1 tongs
NY Strip Steak
- 2 New York Strip Steak at least 1 1/2 – 2" thick
- 8 sprigs thyme 2 per side
- 8 cloves garlic smashed
- 1 teaspoon sea salt divided
Oven Cooked New York Strip Steak
- Very Important Tip: Make sure your steak has come to room temperature before cooking. Leave it uncovered on the counter for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 275°F. Place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet and lay the steak on top.
- Season the steak with salt, add 2 cloves of smashed garlic per side, and 2 sprigs of thyme per side. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 30-40 minutes (thinner steak will take 30 minutes, thicker will bake for up to 40 minutes) or until it’s at the temperature you like.
- Cover and rest the steak for 15 minutes under a foil tent.
- While the steak is resting, heat a cast iron skillet or grill over high heat. Sear the steak for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your steak. Top with 1 tablespoon of butter on each steak and let it melt. Slice the steak against the grain for the best results. This ensures each piece is juicy and tender and not tough or chewy.
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