This Easy Steak Alfredo is a fun twist on the classic chicken alfredo, perfect for a family friendly dinner or a romantic date night at home. Though this is a simple and easy dish, it offers an elegant presentation!
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This homemade alfredo recipe is great for the family or even a dinner for two. Pair this dish with a crisp salad and some buttery garlic knots, then dive in!
This is one of my all time favorite pasta recipes and a great option for Valentine's Day dinner as well.
This Easy Steak Alfredo recipe is...
- Made with homemade alfredo sauce
- Paired with tender and juicy steak
- Easily made gluten-free with gluten-free noodles
- Easy to make
- Elegant—great for date night at home
And if you love this steak alfredo, be sure to check out my crab alfredo and lobster alfredo too.
How to Make Easy Steak Alfredo
- Cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the water.
- In a skillet, heat oil and sear seasoned steaks.
- Once steaks are done, remove from the pan and cover with foil to rest.
- To the empty skillet, add butter and garlic.
- Add cream, pasta water, and parmesan.
- Cook to thicken sauce, and add more water if needed.
- Toss in the cooked pasta and steak.
- Garnish and serve.
Full directions for how to make Easy Steak Alfredo are in the printable recipe card below.
Easy Steak Alfredo FAQs
What type of steaks should I use for steak alfredo?
You can use any type of steak you want for this steak alfredo recipe. I used New York strip steaks and they worked really well. But rib eye or sirloin would also be great. You could even use pre-cut steak bites for this.
The most important thing to consider is that you use a boneless steak or that you remove the bone before you serve it over top of your pasta.
How done should the steaks be?
You can cook your steaks rare, medium rare, or well done - based on your own preference. Just remember that, as you allow your steaks to rest, they may cook a bit more. So it's always best to take them out of the pan when they are slightly underdone.
What type of pasta should I use for steak alfredo?
The classic pasta in a steak alfredo is fettucine. But you can use any pasta that you prefer - spaghetti, angel hair, or penne pasta would also be delicious.
How should I store leftovers?
You can store leftover steak alfredo in the fridge for 3 - 4 days. Just know that the pasta will soak up some of the sauce as it sits in the fridge. If you need to, add a little bit of water or heavy cream to the pasta before reheating.
Tips & Variations for Easy Steak Alfredo
Don't toss the pasta water!
When making the alfredo sauce, you will use some of the pasta water that you cooked the fettucine in. The starch in the pasta water will help thicken up your sauce, and it makes a big difference!
Add some veggies.
For an even healthier and heartier steak alfredo, you can toss in some veggies. Broccoli is a great choice! Just steam or cook your broccoli and then add it into the pan to mix and coat in the sauce.
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If you love this steak alfredo, be sure to check out all of my pasta recipes or these other delicious ideas:
Easy Steak Alfredo
- 8 oz fettuccine noodles
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 medium steaks
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- ¼ cup butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups parmesan cheese shredded
- fresh parsley for garnish, optional
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook fettuccine noodles until al dente. Check package directions, as cook times vary by brand. Drain pasta, but reserve about 1 cup of cooking water and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper.
- Add steaks to skillet and cook 4–5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached. Transfer steaks to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
- In the same skillet, add the butter and garlic and cook for 2–3 minutes.
- Then add the cream and ½ cup reserved pasta water.
- Add parmesan cheese and bring to a light simmer.
- Allow sauce to cook for 5–6 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Add more pasta water if needed to achieve desired consistency.
- Add cooked noodles to pan and toss in alfredo sauce until fully coated.
- Slice steak and add to noodles.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve warm.
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