red pepper pesto beef & pasta recipe

red pepper pesto beef & pasta

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
ready in: 30 minutes

makes: 6 servings, 8 oz. each


  • 8 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta or linguine pasta
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ lb. well-trimmed boneless beef top round or sirloin
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz.) reduced-fat prepared pesto or regular prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red pepper, drained and diced
  • 2 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a medium to large skillet over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil. Add steak and cook 4–5 minutes on each side.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and brush top with 1 tablespoon pesto. Turn steak and continue to cook for 2–3 minutes. Repeat with the other side.
  4. Carve steak crosswise and diagonally into thin slices.
  5. Combine pasta with remaining pesto; toss to coat.
  6. Place pasta on platter; arrange beef around pasta.
  7. Sprinkle diced red pepper and Parmesan cheese over beef and pasta. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: 470 calories, 21g fat, 6g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 4g sugars, 36g protein