Steak with Pine Nut Spaghetti Steak with Pine Nut Spaghetti

Steak with Pine Nut Spaghetti

Try this super-quick pasta recipes using thin cut beef steak, toasted pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, mustard and fresh basil.  Simple but tasty.

prep time
20 mins

cook time
5 minutes

2 people

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  • 2 thin cut beef steaks
  • 2 teaspoons wholegrain or Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons rapeseed or olive oil
  • 200g fresh spaghetti or pasta shapes of your choice
  • Large handful toasted pine nuts
  • 75g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablepoons small fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Freshly milled black pepper


  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 20 minutes before cooking.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the mustard and 1 tablespoon oil.
  3. Cook the spaghetti or pasta according to the packet instructions, transfer to a large bowl and add the pine nuts, tomatoes, basil, the remaining oil and seasoning. Toss gently.
  4. Meanwhile, season the steaks and brush with the mustard oil on both sides.
  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side (for medium). Alternatively, cook under a preheated moderate grill for the same cooking time.
  6. Serve the spaghetti with the steak, garlic bread and a crunchy salad.


If preferred use fresh linguini or tagliatelle pasta instead and toss with some freshly grated Parmesan before serving. The recipe works well with sirloin or rump steaks too. Cook for 4 mins on each side ( for medium).