Air Fryer Steak Bites

These air fryer steak bites are seasoned perfectly, air fried, and then drizzled with garlic butter. An easy air fryer recipe that can be on the table in a matter of minutes.

A white bowl with blue trim that is filled with seasoned steak bites.

Steak bites are always a great decision if you ask me. I’ve been making them for years because I can serve them with just about anything. I love to mix them into rice, pair them with roasted potatoes, or serve them over a bed of vegetables. Pretty much any way you can think of serving them, I’ve tried. And it’s always delicious. I’ve always loved making them, but now I love them even more because they’re even easier. These days, I make my steak bites in the air fryer. They come out perfectly every time, and they cook so much faster than they do on the stovetop or in the oven.

Air Fryer Steak Bites

These tender steak bites are so juicy and so full of flavor. It all starts with New York strip steaks that I cut into bite-size pieces. Then they’re coated with a simple blend of spices. After they’re all done, I drizzle them with garlic butter to add even more buttery, flavorful goodness to these tender bites. They’re mouthwateringly delicious, ridiculously easy, and they pair perfectly with all sorts of sides. They’re just plain perfect.

A landscape photo of steak bites on a white plate with blue trim.

Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Steak Bites

  • They’re deliciously seasoned with only a few simple seasonings.
  • They only take a handful of ingredients.
  • They’re a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
  • They’re super versatile, pairing well with all kinds of sides.

Best Sides for Steak

Steak of any kind is so good with so many different kinds of side dishes. The bold flavor and texture of steak makes it exceptionally welcoming to almost any side you can think of.

  • Bread
  • Rice
  • Baked potato
  • Mashed potatoes
  • French fries
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli
  • Wedge salad
  • Mac and cheese
  • Onion rings
  • Roasted vegetables

Air Fryer Steak Bites Tips

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, but as always, there are still some things to know to help you make them the best they can possibly be.

  • Always preheat your air fryer for proper cooking. It’s a myth that they don’t have to be preheated.
  • Always grease or spray your basket with non-stick spray to prevent sticking.
  • Cut your steak into uniform sizes for even cooking.
  • Melt your butter over low heat so you don’t scorch it.
Steak bites placed in an air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.

Air Fryer Steak Bites FAQ

If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about steak bites.

Should you oil steak before air frying?

Yes. Coating the steak in oil helps it develop that caramelized crust that we all love about grilled or pan-seared steak.

What cut of steak is best for the air fryer?

Steaks with good marbling are the ones to go for when cooking them in the air fryer. Ribeye, New York strip, top sirloin steak, T-bone, and porterhouse should be your first choices.

How long does it take to cook steak in an air fryer?

The time needed to cook steak in an air fryer varies widely depending on the temperature and the way the steak is prepared. For example, a whole steak will take longer to cook than these steak bites, because the bites have more surface area that the heat can reach.

Can you cook raw steak in an air fryer?

Absolutely. An air fryer is just a small convection oven, so if you can cook something in an oven, you can cook it in an air fryer.

A steak bite on a fork.

How to Store and Reheat Air Fryer Garlic Steak Bites

You can store steak bites leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze these bites for up to 3 months. I recommend using a vacuum sealer because it keeps air from touching any part of the bites.

To reheat these steak bites, place them on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Cook them for 25 to 30 minutes in a 250-degree oven until heated through.

Air Fryer Steak Bites Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make the best air fryer steak bites. You probably have most of them in your kitchen already, and the ones you don’t can easily be found at your local grocery store.

  • New York Strip steaks, about 3 pounds, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Kinder’s Buttery Steak seasoning
  • Butter, melted
  • Cloves garlic, minced
  • Dried parsley flakes

How to Make Air Fryer Steak Bites

Making these steak bites is just as easy as the ingredient list. It only takes a few steps.

Step 1: Prep the Steak

Cut the steak into bite-size pieces and place them in a medium bowl. Then, add olive oil and seasonings and stir to coat all the bites.

An in process shot of raw steak bites in an air fryer basket.

Step 2: Air Fry

Place the bites in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook them for 8 minutes at 390 degrees. Continue air frying the remaining batches of steak.

Step 3: Make the Garlic Butter

While the steak is cooking, melt the butter and add the minced garlic and parsley flakes. Stir to combine. When the steak is done, drizzle with the garlic butter and enjoy!

A double photo collage of steak bites covered in seasonings.

Try These Delicious Air Fryer Steak Bites Today

These air fryer steak bites are simple, fast, and so delicious. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, and oh, so buttery steak bites that everyone will love. Pair them with your favorite side, and you’ve got a complete meal that comes together quickly. Give these bites a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making them again and again.

A triple photo collage of steak bites, covered in the perfect blend of seasonings.

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn – A delicious side dish recipe that goes great with almost anything. Super easy to make and so flavorful. 

Mini Corn Dogs in The Air Fryer – These frozen mini corn dogs are so simple to make in the air fryer. They come out crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Always a favorite with kids and adults.

Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls – These crunchy, crispy egg rolls are another super easy air fryer recipe that only takes a matter of minutes to make. So good!

And, try these Air Fryer Frozen Steak Fingers from Deliciously Seasoned that you will also enjoy.

A white bowl with blue trim that is filled with seasoned steak bites.

Air Fryer Steak Bites

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Air Fryer Steak Bites are an easy and delicious air fryer recipe that perfectly cooks seasoned steak bites in a matter of minutes.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 8 mins

Total Time 13 mins

Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Beef

Cuisine American

Servings 6 servings

Calories 329 kcal


  • 3 New York Strip steaks, about 3 pounds, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Kinder’s Buttery Steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes


  • Cut steak into bite-size pieces and place in a medium bowl.

  • Add olive oil and seasonings, stir to coat.

  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 390° for 8 minutes.

  • While the steak is cooking, melt butter and add minced garlic and parsley flakes, stir.

  • Add steak to serving bowl and drizzle with garlic butter.


Nutritional values are approximate.


Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.


Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 23gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 507mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 270IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg

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A steak bite on a fork.
Steak bites stacked up in a white bowl with blue trim.

Enjoy, Terri

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