Are you one of the lucky people whose comfort foods include both an ample bowl of pasta or a nice steak? This meal is tailored for you. And even if your comfort foods are, say, pears and guacamole (weirdo), there's everything to love about cheesy pasta tossed with a medley of fresh vegetables and meaty steak. In fact, if you don't care about comfort at all, you've still got great flavors and that satiated feel from a perfect bowl of pasta. Are you feeling our love for this dish? We've gotten very comfortable with it. (Boo, we know.)
Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes.
Reserve ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and return to pot to keep warm.
While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips.
Stem, seed, remove ribs, and slice red bell pepper into thin strips.
Trim and thinly slice green onions.
Pat steak strips dry, and season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
Caramelize the Onion
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-low heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add onion and ¼ tsp. salt to hot pan. Stir occasionally until onion is lightly caramelized, 15-20 minutes.
Transfer onion to a plate.
Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
While onion caramelizes, cook steak strips and peppers.
Cook the Steak Strips and Peppers
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.
Add steak strips, red bell peppers, and garlic. Stir occasionally until no pink remains on steak strips and peppers are crisp-tender, 5-7 minutes.
Stir in reserved pasta water, caramelized onion (to taste), green onions (reserve a pinch for garnish), and ¼ tsp. salt.
Remove from burner.
Make the Sauce
Add cream to pan used to cook onion. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, remove from burner and stir in Parmesan, pasta, and ¼ tsp. salt.
Stir pasta-sauce mixture into steak strip-peppers mixture.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with reserved green onions and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!