garlic parmesan steak bites in a skillet with spatula

Garlic Parmesan Steak Bites

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Bringing the steak to room temperature: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These Garlic Parmesan Steak Bites can be served as appetizers or for dinner! Tender cubes of steak, quickly seared and tossed in our famous garlic parmesan sauce!



  • 2 1/2 pounds top sirloin (see note*)
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper for seasoning the steak
  • 4 tablespoons butter, plus more as needed

For The Garlic Parmesan Sauce:

  • 2 sticks of butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Remove the steak from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking to let the steak come to room temperature. Cut the steak into small cubes, slightly bigger than bite sized, and then season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a cast iron or a stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add 2 tablespoons of butter and swirl around the pan quickly so the butter doesn’t brown too much. Once the butter has coated the pan, add the steak in a single layer leaving room around the pieces to properly sear. (See the post for more instructions on properly searing the beef) Cook the steak for 2-3 minutes and then test with a tongs to see if it’s releasing from the pan. If the steak is sticking to the surface, give it another minute to let it release. Turn the steak bites to the other side and let them cook for another 2-3 minutes until the second side gets a nice crust.
  3. Remove the steak bites from the skillet to a bowl or deep plate and tent loosely with foil. Carefully wipe out the skillet and then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and repeat the searing process with the remaining steak. When the second batch of steak is done, add the the bowl with the other steak bites and keep covered with foil.
  4. Make garlic parmesan butter sauce by whisking together all the ingredients in a boil.
  5. Add all the steak bites back to the skillet, now over low heat, and add in a few scoops of the garlic parmesan butter sauce. NOTE: You will not need all of the sauce – add it in a few spoonfuls at a time until you get the consistency that you like. Remaining sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Toss the steak bites in the sauce and let gently simmer for just about a minute or two to warm up the sauce.
  6. Serve these Garlic Parmesan Steak Bites right from the skillet, or transfer to a serving dish. Top with more fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired.

Recipe Notes

You can use a few different types of steak for these steak bites, top sirloin is our go to mainly because it’s affordable and also delicious. But you can also use different cuts of steak like strip steak, rib eye and even tenderloin steak (aka filet mignon)!

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American