This Beef and Broccoli with Pasta is an easy recipe to prepare and tastes delicious. A hearty comfort food recipe loaded with tender strips of beef, seasoned perfectly, fresh broccoli florets and extra wide egg noodles, all in a creamy and delicious sauce. This dish is the perfect dinner meal the whole family will enjoy.
Beef and broccoli is such a delicious combination. You’ll always find it on the menu of any Asian restaurant. It’s everywhere, and it’s always delicious. But what if you took beef and broccoli and turned it into a creamy, American-style bake? That’s exactly what I did with this recipe, and the results were spectacular. I’ve been making this recipe for quite a while now, and it’s always a big hit. I love it because it’s perfect for a weeknight meal or a potluck, and everyone else loves it because it’s just so darn good!
Beef and Broccoli Pasta
This beef and broccoli pasta takes the classic combination of beef and broccoli and turns it on its head. The traditional preparation of beef and broccoli coated in a sauce full of Asian flavors is replaced with a cheesy, creamy sauce that’s more like a traditional American casserole. The beef and broccoli combine with onions, garlic, cheeses, and egg noodles to create a dish that is absolutely overflowing with flavor but not work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you dive into this recipe, take a moment to read this FAQ. It has all the commonly asked questions regarding beef and broccoli, so you’ll find a wealth of knowledge about this recipe before you even put your skillet on the stove!
What is Beef and Broccoli?
Traditional beef and broccoli is made with steak strips and broccoli florets in a ginger and garlic sauce. However, this recipe features a creamy sauce, cheese, and egg noodles.
What Cut of Beef Should be Used for Beef and Broccoli Pasta?
The best cut of beef to use for this recipe is sirloin steak. It’s relatively easy to cook up to tender perfection. Chuck roast or flank steak will also work as well.
How do I Make My Sirloin Steak More Tender?
There are several ways to make sirloins steak more tender, from marinades to physically tenderizing it. This recipe uses two of those methods. First, bring your meat to room temperature before browning it in the pan. Secondly, simmering the dish for about 30 minutes cooks it low and slow, the preferred method for tender sirloin steak.
Do I Have to Use Beef Broth?
I recommend it. Using beef broth adds more depth of flavor to the recipe. If you just used water, the dish would be very bland.
What Do I Serve with Beef and Broccoli Pasta?
This beef and broccoli recipe has noodles, steak, and vegetables, so it’s a complete meal in and of itself. I don’t recommend serving anything much with it besides some bread and butter or a side salad.
Beef and Broccoli Pasta Ingredients
The ingredients for this recipe are incredibly simple. Many of them are kitchen staples, and the rest are easily found at any grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Top sirloin steak, cut into 1-2 inch thin strips, ¼ inch thick
- Slap Ya Mama
- Garlic salt
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Onion, chopped
- Cloves garlic, minced
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Beef broth
- Parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Broccoli florets
- Egg noodles
How to Make Beef and Broccoli Pasta
Making this dish is just as easy as the ingredient list. It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes on the stove top to make this tasty, creamy dish. You’ll be done in no time, and you’ll also be the dinner hero. Pretty great, eh?
Step 1: Prep
Cut the steak, chop the onions, mince the garlic, and measure out your ingredients.
Step 2: Make the Pasta and Broccoli
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli florets to the pasta. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
Step 3: Cook the Beef and Vegetables
Heat oil in a large pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Then, add the sliced beef, onions, garlic, and seasonings to the pan. Sauté and stir until the meat is browned and the liquid has cooked down.
Step 4: Add the Liquid and Simmer
Pour the beef broth and cream of mushroom soup into the pan, stir to combine ingredients. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
Step 5: Finishing the Dish
After simmering, add the pasta and broccoli and stir. Finally, add 1 cup of mozzarella, and parmesan, stirring to combine. Sprinkle the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese on top. Let the cheese melt, then serve hot.
How to Make Beef and Broccoli Pasta in the Crockpot
To make a crockpot version of this dish, follow the direction above until it’s time to pour in the liquid. Then, transfer the ingredient from the skillet to the Crockpot. Pour in the liquid and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Then, finish the dish as described in step 5.
Try This Delicious Beef and Broccoli Pasta Today
This dish is incredibly easy and so full of flavor, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it in your dinner rotation. Whether you serve it for dinner or make a double batch in the Crockpot for get-togethers, you’ll always have a satisfied crowd when it’s all said and done. Give it a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it all the time. It’s AH-mazing!
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Easy Beef and Broccoli with Pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into 1-2 inch strips, ¼ inch thick
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- 32 ounce beef broth
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 12 ounce bag broccoli florets
- 1 pound egg noodles
- In a large stock pot or saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions and, in the last 5 minutes, add the broccoli florets to the pasta. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet or cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Add beef, onions, and seasonings to pan. Stir and cook until meat has browned and liquid has cooked down, approximate 20-30 minutes.
- Pour beef broth and cream of mushroom into pan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add pasta and broccoli into meat mixture. Stir.
- Add 1 cup of mozzarella, and add the parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Let melt then serve hot.
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