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Sliced filet mignon on a plate next to a fork.

Filet Mignon

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Perfect Filet Mignon cooked two different ways - pan seared and finished in the oven, or grilled!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 486


  • 2 (about 6-ounces each) filet mignon steaks
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Let steaks rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Rub steaks with olive oil.
  • Combine salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  • Rub steaks all over with the salt and pepper mixture.
  • Set a cast iron skillet over high heat and wait for the pan to get hot.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the steaks to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes; flip over and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and cook for 4 more minutes, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for medium-rare, or 130˚F for medium.
  • Remove from oven; transfer steaks to a cutting board and let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. DO NOT cut right away - the steaks will continue to cook while they rest.
  • Serve.

To Grill

  • Preheat grill to HIGH heat.
  • Oil your grill grates with avocado oil, vegetable oil, or any other high smoke point oil. Don’t use olive oil.
  • Place the prepared steaks on the preheated grill. (NOTE: Remember to let the steaks sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking - also, season the steaks with salt and pepper.)
  • Cook the steaks for 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for medium-rare, or 130˚F for medium.
  • Remove from Grill and let rest 5 minutes before cutting.


Nutrition Facts
Filet Mignon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1246mg52%
Potassium 517mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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