Caprese Pasta and Steak Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish Time: 30 minutes
8 ounces dried large rigatoni
½ cup purchased basil pesto
1 pound flat iron or tri-tip steak, cut into 4 portions
4 roma tomatoes, sliced
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Fresh Basil Leaves
1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
2. Meanwhile, remove 2 tablespoon of the pesto and use to brush on steaks. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add steaks. Cook about 10 minutes or to desired doneness, turning once.
3. Divide pasta among 4 plates. Top with steak, tomatoes and cheese.
4. Place remaining pesto in a small microwave safe bowl, heat on 100 percent power (high) for 20 seconds or until hot, stirring once. Drizzle atop steak/pasta mixture. Top with fresh basil.