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Beef and Pasta Salad

My husband and I like zesty pasta salads and have tried many different types. This delightful dish can be eaten warm or cold, so it's a perfect meal anytime of year.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time; 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded provolone or part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, green pepper, tomatoes and olives. In a large skillet, stir-fry sirloin in oil until cooked as desired; drain.
  • If serving salad hot, add dressing to skillet and bring to a boil. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Add cheese; serve immediately.
  • If serving salad cold, let beef cool for 15 minutes. Add the beef, dressing and cheese to pasta mixture; toss to coat. Chill for at least 1 hour.

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  • nishdelishdish
    Jul 15, 2013

    I have made this recipe 3 times and I love it! My husband felt the steak needed a little flavor more. So the second time we rub it with minced garlic and blck pepper 1Tsp each, that was delish. Third time same way and its a winner.

  • dawnrosanne
    Sep 21, 2009

    This was awesome! I used cherry tomatoes from my tomato plant. I would increase the amount of tomatoes to 2 cups. It was sooo incredibly good. Even my 2 year old liked it.