Air-Fryer Steak Bites Are The Perfect Quick Dinner—Here’s How to Make Them

These air-fryer steak bites are the perfect start to a super fast dinner. Find out how to turn these marinated bites into a satisfying meal.

Did you know you can cook steak in an air fryer? More specifically, you can cook steak to perfection in an air fryer. While we love cooking up a whole ribeye in the air fryer, bite-sized pieces are ideal for lunches, quick dinners or even an appetizer for a crowd. This recipe for air-fryer steak bites will be on the table in just minutes. It almost seems like it shouldn’t taste as good as it does for how little effort you’ll need to put in!

How to Make Air-Fryer Steak Bites

@flavorsbyfrangipane Day 5: Steak Bites in the Air Fryer How To: Steak Bites -Sirloin Steak -1 tbsp Olive Oil -1 tsp Garlic Powder -1 tsp Onion Powder -1 tsp Salt -1 tsp Pepper 1. Cube Steak 2. Marinate Steak with Olive Oil & Spices (Salt/Pepper, Garlic & Onion Powder) 3. Air Fry for 6-7 min at 390º 4. Serve Warm with Garlic Butter Garlic Butter Sauce -2 tbsp Melted Butter -1 tsp Garlic Powder -1 tsp Parsley 1. Melted Butter 2. Add Garlic Powder & Parsley to Butter 3. Mix Together and Serve Over/On The Side of Steak Bites #dinnerideas #airfryerrecipes #airfryer #ninjaairfryer #busymommeals #busymealidea #easyrecipe #fastrecipe #airfryersteak #airfryersteakbites #garlicbutter #garlic #mealideas #cooking #recipe #cookingformyfamily #momsoftiktok #fyp #easyairfryerrecipes ♬ original sound – Flavors by Frangipane

The credit for this recipe goes to @flavorsbyfrangipane.


  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Garlic Butter Sauce: 

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley


Step 1: Marinate steak

Marinating Steak Bites in Bowl on Wooden SurfaceMackenzie Schieck for Taste of Home

Cube steak and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.

Step 2: Cook steak

Steak Bites in Bowl and Air Fryer on Wooden Surface Mackenzie Schieck for Taste of Home

Put marinated steak in the air fryer at 390°F for six to seven minutes.

Step 3: Prepare dipping sauce

Air Fryer Steak Bites on Wooden Surface with melted butter in small BowlMackenzie Schieck for Taste of Home

Melt the butter, then stir in garlic powder and parsley. Serve on the side of cooked steak bites or drizzled over the top.

How to Serve Air-Fryer Steak Bites

There are endless options when it comes to steak sides. Anything you’d love with a full-sized filet works for bites too! For instance, try serving alongside mashed potatoes, a rice dish or cooked veggies like steamed broccoli or roasted bell peppers. You could also serve them tucked into baked potatoes, paired with a salad, or mixed with pan-roasted vegetables. If you have no time for sides, toss the steak bites over a bed of spinach—a little of that garlic butter sauce goes a long way providing flavor.

Mackenzie Schieck
Mackenzie Schieck is a Seattle-based writer and photographer focused on food and lifestyle editorial, as well as digital marketing. Her work has appeared on sites like, Apartment Therapy, FeedFeed and more. She is always in search of the perfect macaron or working on a new marshmallow recipe.