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Beef pasta with broccoli pesto

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Now you can enjoy your meat and three veg in pasta format! Perfect for lunch or dinner, homemade broccoli pesto is a showstopper with steak and fresh parm.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+ 5 mins resting time)
Beef pasta with broccoli pesto in a serving bowl


  • 375g large pasta shells
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 500g Coles Australian Beef Oyster Blade Steak
  • 600g broccoli, cut into florets
  • ⅓ cup (35g) walnuts, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, rind grated, juiced
  • ⅓ cup (25g) grated parmesan
  • Grated parmesan, extra, to serve
  • Dried chilli flakes, to sprinkle (optional)

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup (80ml) of cooking liquid.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine 1 tbsp of the oil and the Italian herbs in a medium bowl. Season. Add the beef and toss to coat. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the beef for 2 mins each side or until cooked to your liking. Set aside, covered, for 5 mins to rest. Thinly slice.
  3. Step 3

    Place the broccoli, walnuts, garlic, parsley, lemon rind, parmesan and remaining oil in a food processor and process until a paste forms. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Return the pasta to the pan with the lemon juice, beef, broccoli pesto and reserved pasta cooking liquid. Toss to combine. Serve the pasta topped with extra parmesan and chilli flakes, if desired.