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Pan-seared Steak with Pesto Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Delicious pan-seared flat iron steak generously coated in pesto sauce.
Course: Easy
Cuisine: Dinner
Servings: 4
Author: Emily
  • 1-1 1/2 pound flat iron steak can use flank if you can't find a flat iron
  • 1/2 cup of pesto might need more depending on the size of your steak
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  1. Remove steak from package and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Generously salt and pepper both sides of the steak, and then coat with about 1/4 cup of pesto.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Once butter has melted, place steak in the skillet.
  6. Sear for about 7-8 minutes and then turn the steak oven and sear the other side for about 5 minutes. Then place the steak in the oven to finishing cooking for 3-6 minutes, depending on how done you like your steak. The longer you bake it, the more well-done it will be.
  7. After the steak finishes in the oven, remove it from the pan and let it rest on a cutting board for 3-5 minutes. Coat the steak with the remainder of the pesto sauce before slicing. You can reserve some of the pesto to top the sliced steak right before serving.