Creamy Pepper Steak Pasta

Posted: June 17

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Creamy Pepper Steak Pasta will tantalize your taste buds with its variety of flavors! The sauce is rich and luscious, infused with the delightful bite of peppercorns, all draped over juicy and flavorful flank steak. Creamy Pepper Steak Pasta makes the most of rigatoni pasta to ensure you don’t miss a drop of the flavor. This is a restaurant-quality dish that only needs 20 minutes to make, so what are you waiting for? You simply must try it!


• 12 ounces skirt or flank steak • salt, to taste • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1 red onion, diced • 12 ounces rigatoni • 1 tablespoon butter • 2 cups button mushrooms, sliced • 1/2 cup white wine, dry • 1/2 cup beef broth • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper, cracked • 1/2 teaspoon green peppercorns in brine • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • 3/4 cup heavy cream • 2 tablespoons parsley, optional, chopped, for topping


Step 1

Heat a skillet over high heat.

Step 2

Season the steak with the salt and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.

Step 3

When the skillet is hot, add the steak and sear for 2 minutes on each side.

Step 4

Transfer the steak from the pan, tent with foil, and set aside.

Step 5

Reduce the heat to low.

Step 6

Add the diced red onion to the skillet with the remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 7

In a separate pot, cook the pasta according to package directions.

Step 8

Increase the heat of the skillet to medium-high heat.

Step 9

Add the butter and mushrooms, cooking until mushrooms are golden brown.

Step 10

Once golden, add the white wine and scrape any browned bits at the bottom of the skillet up with a wooden spoon.

Step 11

Once the wine has been reduced by half, add in the beef broth, the black pepper, the peppercorns, the garlic, the mustard, and the cream.

Step 12

Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce the heat to low.

Step 13

Once the pasta is cooked, remove the pot from the heat, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.

Step 14

Drain the pasta.

Step 15

Add the pasta to the sauce and add in 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

Step 16

Stir and increase heat to medium-low.

Step 17

Slice the steak and add it back to the skillet.

Step 18

If needed, add more pasta water to your sauce for thinning.

Step 19

Stir well, garnish with parsley, and serve warm!

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