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Caprese Pasta and Steak

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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.


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