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Italian Cubed Beef

Italian Cubed Beef is comfort food like no other and is simple to prepare for a weeknight meal. Cubed steaks are breaded and fried and covered in pasta sauce and a blanket of melted cheese. Serve over pasta for a filling and economical family meal.

Italian Cubed Beef over spaghetti on a white plate.

Looking for a flavorful and easy dinner option? This hearty and flavorful Italian Cubed Beef recipe makes a comforting meal and it won’t break the bank.

Cubed steaks are such an inexpensive way to have beef for dinner. I love them Chicken Fried, but I think that this is my favorite way to cook cubed steak.

Cubed steak is just an inexpensive, typically tough piece of meat that has been tenderized.

Cubed steak covered in cheese on top of spaghetti

How To Make

To make Italian Cubed Beef, coat 4 pieces of cubed steak in a mixture of flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper and then dip in egg mixed with some milk, and finally coat in a Italian seasoned bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.

Brown them in a skillet with a little oil for just about 2 minutes per side. Then transfer them to a baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes to fully cook them. Top them with some pasta sauce (use your favorite jarred sauce or homemade) , lots of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Pop the cubed steaks back in the oven just until the cheese is melted.

How To Serve

Serve with pasta for an unbelievably delicious Italian-style meal. For sides I like either a garden salad with Creamy Italian Dressing or steamed broccoli. A Creamy Italian Cucumber Salad is also delicious.

Close-up of Italian Cubed Beef over spaghetti

More Comfort Food Meals

Watch the short video below to see how to make this recipe.

Italian Cubed Beef over spaghetti on a white plate.

Italian Cubed Beef

Looking for a flavorful and easy dinner option? Italian Cubed Beef is breaded, fried and covered in pasta sauce and a blanket of melted cheese. Serve over pasta for a filling and economical family meal.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 29 minutes
TOTAL: 39 minutes


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cubed steaks
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan.
  • Combine flour, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a shallow dish or a paper plate.
  • Whisk together egg and milk in a shallow bowl.
  • Combine bread crumbs and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese in another shallow dish or on a paper plate.
  • Dredge cubed steaks in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and then coat with bread crumb mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook cubed steaks for about 2 minutes per side to brown them. Transfer them to prepared baking dish. Bake 25 minutes.
  • Top cubed steaks with pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve over pasta.


To make this dish spicy, add some crushed red pepper flakes to the pasta sauce.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 788kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 1615mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 490mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, cubed beef

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Originally published September 23, 2018.

Close-up of Cubed Beef coveered with cheese on spaghetti.

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2 thoughts on “Italian Cubed Beef”

  1. Hubby and I both loved it. I did add the whole jar of pasta sauce though since I thought it needed more to mix with the noodles. I used asiago cheese instead of the parmesan because that’s all I had on hand. Very good, I will be adding this recipe to my rotation.

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