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I could eat pasta every single day. Honest, I could. This girl is happiest when at a table with a bowl of pasta. From traditional ingredients to the unusual, pasta recipes are my favorite.
But you don’t want to get the pasta-blahs. The secret to getting out of the pasta rut is to mix up the flavors. Spice up your spaghetti. Make your Alfredo awesome.
Or, go all out and try our Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara. First, learn to create a simple yet zesty homemade chimichurri sauce paired with lean, tender steak. Then, prepare simple sauce of broiled fresh tomatoes and marinara sauce. Serve over hot al dente pasta for an amazing pasta recipe you will love.
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Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara
I really have a hard time picking out my favorite part about this penne pasta dish. But I am going to try. First, let’s talk about this fast chimichurri sauce. (Keep this chimichurri recipe, you will use it again.)
Fresh parsley, garlic, lime, olive oil and more spices combine to create a bright addition to Barilla penne pasta.
With a few inexpensive ingredients and a minute or two in the food processor, you can whip this zesty sauce up in your own kitchen. We love ours served with steak, which is what inspired us to create Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta.
Pasta + steak = genius. My husband loved this recipe. Wonder why?
We also wanted this penne pasta recipe to be bright and colorful. So we grabbed our very favorite go-to marinara sauce from Barilla. Simple and bursting with traditional flavor, it was the perfect addition to our meal.
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To pair with the fresh flavor of Barilla Marinara Sauce, we simply broiled fresh cherry tomatoes in olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Just a few minutes under the broiler and these tomatoes will be literally bursting with flavor.
Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara is perfect to serve family style. Simply plate a large dish with hot Barilla Penne Pasta. Barilla is always al dente, always perfect.
The spoon one side with your homemade chimichurri sauce. Top with sliced steak. (Are you hungry yet, or is it just me?)
On the other side, pour hot marinara sauce over the penne pasta. Arrange the broiled tomatoes on top. What a gorgeous fusion of flavors.
Toss the penne pasta together with the chimichurri, steak, marinara and broiled tomatoes right before serving.
This penne pasta recipe is so full of flavor. Filling but not too heavy. Full of vibrant and fresh ingredients you are going to crave.
My family has been creating recipes with Barilla Pasta for years. This penne pasta recipe? Definitely one of my personal favorites.
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- 1 16 oz box Barilla Penne Pasta
- 1 24 oz jar Barilla Marinara Sauce
- 1 lb lean steak (sirloin, etc)
- 10 oz package of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 cups fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1 lime (juice and zest)
- 1/2 cup PLUS 3 TB olive oil, divided
- 2 TB minced red onion
- 1 TB minced garlic
- 1 TB dried chimichurri or Italian seasoning blend
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp salt (plus additional for steak)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper (plus additional for steak)
Lightly brush the steak with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Cook to preferred doneness in a cast iron skillet or on a grill. Cover and let rest.
In a food processor, combine the parsley, lime juice, zest, red onion, pepper flakes, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Pulse until well combined. Gradually add 1/2 cup of olive oil, blending and processing until well blended. Set aside.
Turn broiler on oven. On a shallow baking pan, toss the tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Broil for approximately 7 - 10 minutes until slightly browned. Remove from oven.
Heat Barilla Marinara to package directions.
Prepare Barilla Penne Pasta to package directions for al dente. Drain, do NOT rinse.
To plate this dish, place the penne pasta in a large pasta bowl or serving dish. Spoon the prepared chimichurri sauce on one side of the pasta. Slice the cooked steak and place on top of the sauce.
On the other side of the pasta, spoon the heated marinara sauce over the top. Arrange the broiled tomatoes on top.
Toss just before serving.