Steak with Whipped Cauliflower and Crispy Breadcrumbs

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Meat and potatoes, move over…this recipe for steak with whipped cauliflower and crispy breadcrumbs is in town!


For The Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower, leaves and stem removed and cut into 23 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

For The Steak And Breadcrumbs

  • 2 strip steaks, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 slice bread, processed in the food processor into crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch each of salt and pepper


  1. Make the whipped cauliflower: Steam cauliflower until tender, about 10-12 minutes. A paring knife should slip into the cauliflower easily.
  2. Put cauliflower into food processor with butter, cream cheese and salt. Process until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Taste and add salt if needed. Cover and set aside while you make the breadcrumbs and cook the steak.
  4. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet over medium high heat and add the breadcrumbs, along with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir until crispy and golden. Remove to a small dish.
  5. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large heavy skillet. Pat the steaks dry and cook to your liking – 2-3 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  6. Slice the steaks in strips. Mound some cauliflower on each plate, top with steak strips and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.