5 Protein-Packed Pasta Recipes

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5 Protein-Packed Pasta Recipes

These protein-packed dishes are tasty enough for date night.



4 oz top-round steak, cut into strips
Salt-free Mexican seasoning
Sea salt
Olive oil spray
1 cup broccoli florets, broken into bite-size pieces
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
¼ cup natural salsa con queso (nacho cheese sauce)
1 cup cooked (2 oz dry) whole-wheat penne pasta
Fresh cilantro leaves to taste
½ jalapeño or Fresno chili to taste

1) Sprinkle the steak with seasoning and salt. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. When hot, mist with cooking spray. Add the broccoli and tomatoes in a single layer.

2) Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the steak in a single layer. Cook steak 1 minute per side or until pink inside; stir broccoli and tomatoes until broccoli is bright green, crisp-tender, and warm.

3) While the steak cooks, heat the cheese sauce in the microwave until just hot. Transfer the steak and veggies to a medium bowl. Add the cooked penne and cheese. Toss. Top with fresh cilantro and jalapeños or Fresno Chilies. Enjoy immediately.

440 calories, 35g protein, 58g carbs, 10g fat

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