Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon

Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon
If you are having a small holiday celebration, this Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon is a perfect option over a big traditional ham. I actually made these quite awhile ago for our anniversary and they were a huge hit.

The combination of the tenderness of the steak with the crunchy, cheesy texture of the crust was incredible and over the top. I went with a surf and turf vibe so I served these delicious steaks alongside scallops, twice baked potatoes and a simple salad.

The fact that you make the crust ahead of time also makes this a quick, simple option for the holidays so that you can focus on family and all the important things during this time of year.
Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon
I know it would be great for us during this transition in our lives. We are packing up and moving today which is such a bittersweet feeling. We are ready for this new adventure but sad about leaving our friends and our first home. But I know it will be great for our family!

And I am so ready to cook for real again instead of just throwing random stuff together with all the frozen and pantry items I didn’t want to move!


Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon makes the most romantic Valentines dinner at home. Simple to make and sure to impress.
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Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon

Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon is the perfect date night dinner. Simple to make and sure to impress.
Prep Time3 hrs
Active Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Keyword: parmesan crusted filet mignon
Author: Adapted from: Live Love Pasta


  • 4 filet mignons
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

For the crust:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated on microplane
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Few cracks of black pepper


  • The crust needs to be prepared at least 3 hours ahead of time so plan for that. In a medium bowl, combine all the crust ingredients together until it forms a ball. Place on the center of a piece of plastic wrap and form into a log. Wrap and place in the refrigerator. You can also make it days in advance and freeze it.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Rub each side of the steaks with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sear for 2 minutes per side. Transfer pan to the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on temperature preference. Remove from oven. Turn oven to broiler setting. Slice the crust mixture into fourths and top each steak with one. Place under the broiler for 2 minutes, or until browned and crusty.

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