Cubed Steaks Parmigiana Recipe
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Cubed Steaks Parmigiana Recipe

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Are you tired of chicken fried steak? This recipe dresses up cubed steaks Italian-style with cheese, tomato sauce, basil and oregano. My husband and I like this main dish with a side of fettuccine Alfredo.—Sarah Befort Hays, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 478 calories, 27g fat (10g saturated fat), 202mg cholesterol, 1116mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another bowl, beat eggs and water. Place cracker crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese and basil in a third bowl.
  2. Coat steaks with flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture and coat with crumb mixture. In a large skillet, brown steaks in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Arrange steaks in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160°. Combine the tomato sauce, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon oregano and garlic powder; spoon over steaks. Bake 10 minutes longer.
  4. Top each steak with mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and remaining oregano. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cubed Steaks Parmigiana in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p30

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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parelius User ID: 1026528 267977
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2017

"This was easy and pretty flavorful. It had been over 30 years since I've had cubed steaks."

TheDix User ID: 607421 253257
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"My first reaction was, "Good but not great." I thought it tasted better as warmed up leftovers the next day. I pretty much followed the recipe, just padded a small can of tomato sauce with some ketchup so left out the sugar."

marthagordon User ID: 1494840 60760
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Excellent. The family loved it. I suggest leaving out the sugar."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 72357
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"We had this for dinner tonight and thought it was very good. I followed the directions exactly except I did not add sugar to the tomato sauce as we don't like sweet spaghetti sauce. I would definitely make this again."

SEBASTIANSMOM User ID: 6550022 144309
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Love his recipe. It is one of my staples."

ktype User ID: 4188985 137852
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Best recipe I've found for cube steak."

kitchenmouseof5 User ID: 3358765 56954
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"This is great. My husband loves it. My kids on thr otherhand are just picky and wont try it lol"

lynneandtom User ID: 1206476 122935
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"This recipe is very good and was enjoyed even by my son who is a very picky eater. I used Ritz crackers in place of saltines."

beemii User ID: 6057760 59793
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I used progressive Italian breadcrumbs instead of saltine crackers and basil...We loved it would definitely make it again. I think I will try this with chicken next time too=)"

Vicki24fan User ID: 1009883 144307
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"This is delicious, my husband isn't one for trying something new but he loves this dish. I have made it several times now and on one occasion I used pork cube steak.....That was a NO! NO! Stick with the beef...Great Recipe"

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