Parmesan-Crusted Steak and Zucchini Recipe

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Grab your best cut of top sirloin steak and gather the ingredients below to create this one-of-a-kind steak meal that will leave everyone in the family coming back for more.

Topped with a crispy, crunchy, flavorful parmesan cheese and breading topping, this steak has a unique texture and taste that’s unlike any steak you’ve tried before. Pair it with fresh zucchini that’s also tossed in a parmesan cheese mixture and baked in the oven for a healthy, light addition to your meal.

Parmesan-Crusted Steak and Zucchini Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Passive Time 30 mins
Servings 4 people



  • 2 zucchinis sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • 1 1/2 lbs top sirloin steak
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp melted butter for parmesan mixture
  • 2 tbsp butter for cooking steak


  • Remove steak from the fridge and allow to sit at
    room temperature as you prep the zucchini. Sprinkle both sides with salt and
  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Put zucchini slices in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together oil, melted
    butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Pour the mixture over the
    zucchini and mix thoroughly.
  • In another bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs for the
    zucchini. Pour that mixture over zucchini and mix thoroughly, ensuring that all
    pieces are coated.
  • Add zucchini slices to a baking sheet in a single layer and place in the oven on
    the top rack. Bake for about 15 minutes (see note below about coordinating
    zucchini and steak times).
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tbsp butter.
  • Mix together the parsley, thyme, garlic, panko breadcrumbs, and grated parmesan
    cheese. Then, add 3 tbsp melted butter and stir the mixture together.
  • Cook the steak for 3-4 minutes on each side until seared. Top the steak with
    breadcrumb and parmesan mixture until the top is covered thoroughly.
  • Turn the oven down to 400 degrees and place steak in the oven on a baking sheet (if
    you’re using a cast-iron skillet, you can stick it right in the oven).
  • Continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. The zucchini
    should be golden brown and fully tender. The steak should reach an internal temperature
    of 135 degrees for medium-rare and the parmesan mixture will turn golden-brown.
  • Allow steak to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Note: Oven times will vary, so you may need to adjust your times accordingly. As a general rule of thumb, wait until the zucchini starts to become tender before putting your steak in the oven, as it will likely only need a few more minutes to come to the right temperature.
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