There's nothing better than a satisfying one-pan dinner that comes together with minimal fuss. This sheet pan meal is parmesan crusted potatoes and juicy pork steak is easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough for company. In less than an hour, you can have a complete meal of crispy, cheesy potatoes, and flavorful pork steak straight from the oven. Be sure to put this parmesan potatoes and pork steak sheet pan dinner on your meal plan for this next week.
Sheet pan meals are one of my favorite things to make because everything bakes all at the same time on just one pan to clean up. I also am equally obsessed with oven baked pork recipes. Hence the Pork Chops and Sweet and Red Potatoes Sheet Pan, the Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloins with potatoes, and then the smoked sausage, potatoes, and broccoli sheet pan dinner. So naturally, it was time to make an oven-baked pork steak sheet pan recipe. This easy one-pan dinner comes together in under an hour but looks and tastes like you worked on it all day. Parmesan-crusted potatoes roast alongside juicy, garlic-herb marinated pork steak for a meal is sure to satisfy.
The ingredients for this crispy parmesan crusted potatoes with pork steak is a simple recipe. Here is what you will need:
- Red potatoes - I love red potatoes, and I always have them stocked in my pantry. Any small potato will work, so if you have yellow or fingerling potatoes can work too.
- Butter - I love the combination of butter with the oil of your choice. Gives more flavor than oil alone.
- Oil - The oil you use can be your preference olive oil will work but I have come to really love avocado oil in my cooking.
- Parmesan - I used the grated parmesan cheese that comes pre-grated in the canister. You can grate your own parmesan cheese too.
- Pork steak - Sliced pork shoulder steak is a great, lower cost alternative to pork chops. Normally they are cut about a half inch thick. Pork chops can also be used in this recipe.
- Garlic - Fresh garlic cloves, minced. Jarred garlic is just fine too.
- Good Season's Italian dressing seasoning - I love how all the best flavors come in the little packet of Good Season's Italian dressing seasoning.
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt and pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
Instructions - How to Make Pork Steak
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine a cup of parmesan cheese with the Italian dressing seasoning mix and red pepper flakes.
Then prep a jelly roll baking sheet with oil and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning mixture.
In a bowl, toss the halved potatoes with two tablespoons of avocado oil or olive oil, two tablespoons of melted butter, and minced garlic.
Press the cut side of the potato into the parmesan mixture. Arrange in a single layer on the outside edge of the prepped-rimmed large baking sheet.
In the same bowl you tossed the potatoes in butter and garlic, toss the pork steaks. Then coat in the parmesan and Italian dressing seasoning.
Place on the sheet pan with the potatoes and roast for 35-45 minutes until the potatoes are fork soft.
The parmesan cheese gives the potatoes a crunchy, golden crust while they roast. And the garlic-rosemary marinade keeps the pork steak juicy and flavorful.
Serve this sheet pan parmesan crusted potatoes and pork shoulder steak dinner with a simple salad like a Caesar salad with bacon or air fryer broccoli. Steamed vegetables like green beans or California blend will also be great options for sides. The easy clean-up is another perk of one-pan meals.
Hint: Pat the potato halves dry before coating. Excess moisture will steam instead of crisp. Also raise the temp of the oven to 425 degrees for extra crispiness.
Meal Prep or Freezer Meal Ideas
In addition to being easy, this parmesan pork and potatoes dinner is also perfect for meal prepping. You can prep the potatoes and pork in advance and store them in the fridge, ready to throw in the oven later. You can also throw this prepped meal in the freezer and bake later in the month.
Having a ready-to-go sheet pan meal in the fridge is great for busy weeknights by reducing prep time in the evenings. Just pull it out and bake when you’re ready for dinner. Prepping the ingredients ahead of time also allows the flavors to really meld and marry.
You can take this meal prep concept even further by doubling the recipe. Cook two sheet pans worth of pork and potatoes, then keep one for that night’s dinner and save the other for later in the month if you want to through it in the freezer.
Make clean up even easier too if you line the sheet pan with aluminum foil. Then you can make clean up even easier and faster by just tossing the foil after dinner.
Variations to Sheet Pan pork steak and potatoes
While the original recipe calls for halved baby potatoes and pork shoulder steak, you can easily substitute with other vegetables and cuts of meat.
- Low Carb Sheet Pan Meals - Try cauliflower florets, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, or butternut squash in place of the potatoes. They'll all develop a tasty parmesan crust when roasted.
- Chicken or Steak Sheet Pan Meals - For the pork, chicken thighs or beef sirloin would be excellent alternatives.
- Change up the seasoning - Don’t be afraid to play around with the seasonings too. Ranch seasoning could sub in for the Italian seasoning. Chili powder and cumin would give the dish a Tex-Mex twist. Get creative with your own herb and spice combinations.
Really, any sturdy vegetable or protein will work beautifully with the parmesan, garlic and herb seasonings. Feel free to swap in whatever you have on hand or what’s currently the best price at the grocery store. See this Low Carb Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan recipe too.
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Storing and using leftover pork steaks
The leftover potatoes and shoulder steaks are perfect for lunch or dinner the next day. But, I will be honest, I had no leftover potatoes. So the pork steaks can be used in a great cheesy potato and pork chop casserole too.
The pork steaks can be reheated in the air fryer for the best results.
There are few tips to make this meal turn out successful every time you make it.
- Pat the potato halves dry before coating. Excess moisture will steam instead of crisp.
- Don't overcrowd the pan. Leave space between the potatoes for air flow.
- Resist stirring too often. Let a crust form before disturbing the potatoes.
- Crank up the heat. Bake at 425°F or higher to maximize crisping.
Following these tricks will ensure you end up with deliciously golden, crunchy spuds encrusted in nutty parmesan cheese. Talk about irresistible!
Pork steaks are easier to cook successfully than pork chops because they have more fat in them than the leaner pork chop. I like cooking pork steaks at 400 degrees in the oven. When the pork steaks reach 145 degrees internal temp, they are technically done, but cook them a bit longer to help them continue to soften up. Cook until the pork reaches 160 or greater. As long as the pork steaks are moist and not dried out, longer cooking willmake them more tender.
Pork steaks are great oven baked or grilled.
Sheet Pan Recipes
Looking for other sheet pan recipes like this? Try these:
Easy Side Dishes
These are my favorite dishes to serve with sheet pan meals:
Parmesan Crusted Potatoes and Pork Steak Sheet Pan Meal
- 4 pork steaks
- 2 pounds red potatoes
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 2 packets Good Seasons Italian Dressing Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400℉.
- Mix the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning packet together.
- Spread a little avocado oil on the bottom of a jelly roll baking sheet. Then sprinkle with a quarter of a cup of the parmesan cheese andd Italian dressing mix.
- Mince garlic. Melt butter in a small bowl andd ten add avocado oil. Add minced garlic to the melted butter and avocado oil. Stir in the other packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing.
- Cut potatoes in half. Add them to a large bowl and toss in the butter, oil, and garlic mixture.
- Take each potato and place cut side into the parmesan cheese mixture.
- Place cut side down on the jelly roll pan on the outer edges.
- With the remaining butter and oil mixture, toss the pork steaks in it. If you need a bit more add avocado oil or brush on the pork steaks. Then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and place on the jelly roll pan.
- Grind black pepper over the steaks and potaatoes. Bake on 400° for 30 minutes or until the pork steaks reach 150° and potatoes are soft to a fork being inserted.