If there is anything better than a cheesy, buttery steak, I don’t know what it would be. The golden crust in this Parmesan Crusted Steak is a bit unexpected, but this is one of those crowd pleasing recipes that everyone loves. I like to serve this with a simple salad made of peppery arugula, lemon, and olive oil.
Parmesan Crusted Steak is Always a Hit!
One of my biggest goals with recipes on this website has been to create recipes that your whole family will love.
For years I've cooked different meals to keep everyone happy. Often one for the kids and another for the adults. Sometimes even separate things for the kids.
They are picky, I am picky, and hubby is picky…it is exhausting.
A little over a year ago, when I started this website, I decided enough was enough. I was going to find a way to make everyone happy with one meal.
The recipes on this website are fueled by that desire, and this Parmesan Crusted Steak Recipe is the perfect example of success.
This dish is one that all three kids beg for. (Much like my Keto Meatball Casserole, Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, and Chicken Fried Steak.) I make Parmesan Crusted Ribeye for hubby because that is what he prefers (and it doesn't take extra work) and use strip steaks for the rest of the family.
Anytime I can keep everyone happy without a lot of effort, I consider that winning!
What Do You Serve With a Parmesan Crusted Steak Recipe?
- Keto Coleslaw is a universally loved side dish that never fails to delight.
- Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan are an easy cheesy side that you are going to love.
- Low Carb Broccoli Salad is flavor-packed and one that I turn to again and again.
How to Make Parmesan Crusted Steaks
Start by placing the butter, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour in a food processor. If you like, you can add salt and pepper. Process until smooth and then transfer to a sheet of parchment paper. Roll into a log and wrap tightly. Freeze for 45 minutes, or refrigerate overnight.
Sprinkle the steaks generously with salt and pepper and allow to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.
Cook in the air fryer, or on the stovetop.
Parmesan Crusted Steaks
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup finely ground almond flour
- 1 ½ pounds New York Strip
- Salt and pepper
- Place the butter, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper. Roll into a log and then wrap tightly. Freeze for 45 minutes.
- While the butter is freezing, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees for at least 5 minutes.
- Working in batches if necessary, add the steaks and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 minutes longer, until the steak is brown on both sides.
- Remove from the air fryer and arrange the Parmesan butter on top of the steaks. Cook for another 5 minutes, until the internal temperature is about 120 degrees F for medium rare and the crust is golden brown.
- Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Pan Searing Instructions
- Preheat the broiler to high. Heat a heavy oven-safe skillet to medium-high heat. Spray with avocado oil.
- Reduce the heat to medium and add the steaks. Cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Remove from heat and add the parmesan butter to the top of the steaks. Broil for 2 minutes, until golden brown and the internal temperature is about 120 degrees F.