Steak & Farfalle Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

We've chosen to keep it light for this steak pasta recipe with a tomato-based sauce smoothed with sour cream. Top that off with lean steak and lesser-known whole-wheat farfalle pasta, and you've got yourself a deliciously clean dinner sure to please any pasta lover in your family.

Steak & Farfalle Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce recipe
Photo by Gibson & Smith

Nutritional Bonus: In addition to its high protein profile, beef is also chock-full of minerals, such as zinc, iron and phosphorus. Zinc bolsters your immune system, iron aids your blood’s ability to deliver oxygen to cells (keeping your energy up), and phosphorus helps keep your bones and teeth strong.



Steak & Farfalle Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce recipe
Photo by Gibson & Smith

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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
60 min



  1. Prepare marinade: In a bowl, whisk together 3 cloves garlic, vinegar, Dijon, cinnamon and pepper. Pour marinade over steak cubes in another container, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (You can also leave steak to marinate overnight.)
  2. Cook farfalle according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Drain steak cubes and discard marinade. Heat a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over high heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-high, mist with cooking spray, and saute steak until browned on each side, about 4 minutes total. Remove steak from pan and set aside.
  4. Mist same pan with cooking spray again, add onion and remaining 2 cloves garlic and saute until brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and reduce heat to medium low. Add seasoning, basil and sour cream and combine. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, then mix in reserved steak and cook for 2 more minutes, until meat and sauce are completely warmed.
  5. Serve 1 cup farfalle with 3/4 cup steak sauce. Garnish with an additional sprinkling of Italian seasoning, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/8 lb lean eye round steak, 1 cup farfalle with 3/4 cup steak sauce
  • Calories 380
  • Carbohydrate Content 52 g
  • Cholesterol Content 45 mg
  • Fat Content 7 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 28 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 350 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g