Steak and Tomato Pasta Bowl

Grilled steak, corn, and fresh basil combine in this 30-minute dinner that is sure to become a summer staple.

Steak and Tomato Pasta Bowl on black plate
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups


  • 12 ounce boneless beef sirloin steak, trimmed

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 1 cup dried multigrain penne pasta

  • 2 ears of corn, husks and silks removed,* or 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper


  1. Lightly sprinkle both sides of meat with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes for medium-rare (145°F), turning once. Let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain into bite-size strips.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 4- to 5-qt. Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding corn the last 3 minutes. If using ears of corn, transfer to a cutting board and cool until easy to handle. Drain pasta (including whole kernel corn, if using). Rinse with cold water; drain again.

  3. Using a sharp knife, cut corn from cobs, leaving corn in planks. In a large bowl combine pasta, meat, tomatoes, basil, and cheese.

  4. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine remaining ingredients. Cover and shake well. Pour over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Gently fold in corn planks or top servings with corn planks. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese.

*Grilled Corn

Peel back husks and remove silks from corn; replace husks. Place ears in a bowl or pan and cover with water. Soak 1 hour; drain. Tie husks at the top with 100%-cotton string. Grill, covered, over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally. Peel back husks, cool, and cut corn from cobs in planks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 8.7mg 44%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 484mg 10%
Folate, total 28.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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