Penne With Beef and Arugula

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by lvlrs_l3urnside

This is a great way to eat pasta and beef! It's delicious and not too complicated.

Top Review by Elmotoo

10 for flavor!! BUT... I would rather not fry in extra virgin olive oil, 7 minutes per side is way overdone for us & i saw no need for adding pasta water to the dish at the end. We used most of the dressing - added 1/2 when directed then we all topped our individual servings. when we were done it was almost gone. Absolutely delicious! But it doesn't keep well - the pasta soaks up the dressing & gets mushy, the arugula wilts. But there is just *something* about steak & arugula that just makes my toes tingle. Easy to double & will serve a crowd with little effort. I used a 5oz container of arugula which was just right. Thank you for sharing! Made for Diabetic Forum's Greens Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper, herbs de Provence, and minced garlic.
  2. In a skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Cook steak about 7 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the meat from pan and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Thinly slice the steak and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  7. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, fresh herbs, and 3/4 cup olive oil.
  10. In a large bowl toss the pasta with half of the salad dressing and the reserved pasta water.
  11. Add the arugula and steak, more dressing, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed.
  12. Toss and serve.

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