Creamy Parmesan Steak Penne

with Italian spinach salad

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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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 to 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.) Tip: Best way to remove ribs and seeds from a red bell pepper? Cut off top and bottom of pepper, then either carefully cut or tear out the seed portion.

In Your Box (serves 6)

  • Info
    15 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • 20 oz. Steak Strips
  • Info
    8 oz. Light Cream
  • Info
    3 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 3 oz. Golden Italian Dressing
  • 5 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    676
  • Carbohydrates
    65g
  • Fat
    31g
  • Protein
    35g
  • Sodium
    1343mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using flank steak, follow same instructions.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as steak strips in Steps 2 and 3, cooking, breaking up with a spoon, until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as steak strips in Steps 2 and 3, cooking, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no pink remains and pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. Drain fat from pan, if desired.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 12-14 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into ¼" slices. Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell peppers into ¼" strips. Halve tomatoes. Separate steak strips into a single layer and pat dry. Season all over with garlic salt.

  3. 3

    Cook the Vegetables and Steak Strips

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add onion and red bell pepper to hot pan and cook undisturbed until charred, 4-6 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Transfer onion-pepper mixture to a mixing bowl and season with ¼ tsp. salt. Keep pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Working in batches if needed, add steak strips to hot pan. Stir occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes. Transfer steak to bowl with vegetables. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Add cream, half the pasta cooking water, ¼ tsp. salt, and Parmesan to hot pan. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cook until sauce thickens, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner. In pot used to cook pasta, return pasta from colander and combine with sauce and steak strip-vegetable mixture. Stir until sauce coats pasta. If too dry, add pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  5. 5

    Make Salad and Finish Dish

    In a mixing bowl, combine spinach, tomatoes, and dressing. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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