Treat yourself and your loved ones to this easy Steak Alfredo recipe! Fettucine noodles are coated in a luscious alfredo sauce and topped with perfectly cooked steak. This meal is great when you need to impress, but it is just as good for a weeknight meal!
This is a pasta dinner recipe that is as impressive as it is tasty. A perfectly cooked and sliced steak atop a plate full of cooked pasta and homemade alfredo sauce just sounds like a recipe for deliciousness. Serve this tasty dinner recipe up with any of your favorite Italian-style side dishes like garlic bread or roasted broccoli. This dinner goes with just about anything so side dish options are pretty limitless.
What Is Steak Alfredo?
Steak Alfredo features fettuccine noodles coated in a creamy, Parmesan flavored white sauce then topped with perfectly cooked steak. I chose to serve the steak on top of my noodles, but cooked and cubed steak could be tossed with the sauce and the pasta. This dish is simple, yet impressive. It has a “fancy” feel, but anyone can make this recipe.
- Black Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Fettuccine Pasta
- Half and half
- Cream cheese
- Parmesan cheese
How To Make Steak Alfredo
- Prepare your pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm your olive oil.
- Season your steak with salt and pepper.
- Place your steak in the preheated skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F (medium-rare). Remove the steak and allow it to rest.
- In a saucepan, melt your butter over medium heat. Add in the flour and whisk to create a thick paste.
- Slowly stream in the milk while whisking continually.
- Bring the milk mixture to a low boil (meaning small bubbles form around the edges of the pan) and then allow the mixture to cook for 1-2 minutes or until it begins to thicken.
- At this point, you will need to add in the parmesan cheese and cream cheese, whisking until the sauce is smooth.
- Toss your cooked pasta in with the alfredo sauce and then pour the noodles out onto a large platter.
- Slice your beef steak across the grain and arrange nicely on top of the pasta.
- Serve with additional parmesan cheese if desired.
Invest in a good meat thermometer, it really is the best way to test your steak for doneness! Medium rare is delicious for this cut of beef, but not everyone likes their beef to be pink. You will be looking for an internal temperature of 145 degrees for medium well steak. Be sure to allow it to rest! This helps all the juice redistribute so they don’t run all over your cutting board!
Choosing the right steak-
- The key to a great steak alfredo is to make a really good steak! I know that seems obvious, but it is worth mentioning. If your steak fails then all you are left with is pasta and white sauce…which is still good, but it’s NOT steak alfredo!
- My steak alfredo starts with a flat iron steak. I like using a flat iron steak because it is tender, often has a bit of marbling which gives this cut quite a bit of flavor. It can be pan-seared, grilled, or broiled.
Tips for making the sauce-
- Be sure to add your milk to the butter mixture slowly. You want to make sure the flour becomes thick and creamy; this really is the key to a thick and creamy alfredo!
- You do not have to add cream cheese; I think it adds a little extra richness and a little tang. You can add more Parmesan cheese if you prefer.
What Beef To Use For Steak Alfredo?
You can use quite a few cuts for this recipe! My favorite cuts to use for this recipe are a flat iron steak, New York strip steak, filet, ribeye, porterhouse, or even a skirt steak. I say use what you are comfortable with and use what is in your budget!
Do I Have To Season My Steak?
I think people are under the impression that steak HAS to be seasoned with all sorts of spices. The truth is, a good cut of steak doesn’t need any seasoning at all. The beef can be seasoned with a little salt and pepper and come out tasting delicious.
What To Serve With Steak Fettuccine Alfredo?
Since steak alfredo tends to be on the rich side you may want to serve up light and Easy Spinach Salad, or a Harvest Salad, and perhaps some crusty bread. Finish your meal off with a refreshing Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu Recipe or Limoncello Chocolate Lava Cake!
Great Recipe Pairings
If you are serving this steak alfredo recipe for a special occasion you may be wondering how to pair this meal with your favorite wine. Seasonings and spices often act as a bridge to wines.
- Sprinkling beef with some cracked black pepper helps the dish marry well with Syrah/Shiraz, which has a black pepper-like flavor.
- Herbs in a beef dish can underscore the hint of herbal flavor in many Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux.
- The seasonings to be careful with are hot chilies, which can make a wine taste hollow. Chiles need a cushion of sweetness to land on, so fiery-hot beef dishes often do best with a white wine that has a bit of residual sugar.
- Wines with a lot of oak flavor often need a bridge to connect them to beef. Toasted nuts, brown butter, and sesame oil are all excellent bridges to oaky chardonnay.
Need More Alfredo?
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- 1 lb flat iron steak
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb fettuccine pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups half and half
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Prepare pasta according to package directions.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil. Season steak with salt and pepper. Place steak in the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees for medium rare. Remove steak and allow it to rest.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, and whisk until a thick paste begins to form. Slowly stream in the milk, whisking continuously.
- Bring milk mixture to a low boil (small bubbles will form around the edges) and allow it to cook for 1-2 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Whisk in the cream cheese and the Parmesan cheese until smooth
- Toss the pasta with the sauce and pour onto a platter.
- Slice the beef across the grain and arrange the beef over the past. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 650Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 126mgSodium 436mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 42g