Mediterranean Pasta Bake

Mediterranean Pasta Bake

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Mediterranean Pasta Bake

This Mediterranean pasta bake is full of mouthwatering flavors in every bite. Tender pieces of lean sirloin bake with gluten-free chickpea pasta and vegetables in a tangy Greek dressing that seals in herb flavor. Each serving is large enough to satisfy hunger with a side of refreshing fruit salad.

Mediterranean Pasta Bake

This Mediterranean Pasta Bake is simple, flavorful, and affordable! The best part is that this dish is ready in just 36 minutes, making it perfect for meal prep or even a fast weeknight dinner. It's also great to take to a weekend party. Don't you love a recipe that is this versatile?

Why You'll Love This Mediterranean Pasta Bake

  • It's Full Of Flavor. One thing that Mediterranean food doesnot lack in is flavor! From the artichokes to the kalamata olives, feta cheese, homemade olive oil based dressing, and the tender, savory sirloin steak, this recipe has it all when it comes to layers of flavor.
  • It Hits All The Macros. With carbs from the pasta and veggies, protein from the lean sirloin steak and pasta (we used a chickpea-based pasta), and fats from the olive oil and sirloin steak, this recipe serves 'em all up!
  • It Packs A Nutritional Punch.A 3-ounce portion of the sirloin steak contains just 150 calories, plus it is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc, and selenium. Plus, it's also a good source of riboflavin, phosphorous, and choline. The pasta is full of fiber and other nutrients. The olive oil boasts nutrients and antioxidants, including vitamin E, proven to support bone health, skin health, and your immune system! Similarly, artichokes are loaded with nutrients like potassium, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and folate. And we all know how nutrient-dense tomatoes and ginger are!
  • Affordability. The ingredient list for this recipe includes many items that you will most likely already have on hand. The others that you don't are easy to access and relatively affordable, making this recipe perfect for those on a budget but who don't want to sacrifice flavor or nutrition.

Why Sirloin Steak?

I decided to use the sirloin steak in this Mediterranean Pasta Bake recipe because it is a flavorful and juicy cut. On top of sirloin steak being only 150 calories per 3 ounces cooked portion and full of nutrients, it is pretty affordable and versatile. Not only can you use it in this pasta bake, but it also works in recipes like

Substitutions

Feel free to add in or swap out any ingredients that you don't like or can't find. The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize the veggies, type of lean beef, pasta, and even the dressing to your likes/dislikes, budget, and macros.

This recipe can also easily make 6 servings, so feel free to divide it down even smaller.

We served this with a side of fresh fruit for a balanced meal, but you can leave off the fruit or serve with any other sweet side.

Mediterranean Pasta Bake Ingredients:

For Pasta

  • 8 oz. chickpea pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 12 oz. cubed sirloin beef
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved artichoke hearts (drained)
  • ¼ cup sliced kalamata olives
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese

For Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper

For Serving

  • 1 cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • ½ cup blueberries
Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Mediterranean Pasta Bake

Mediterranean Pasta Bake

This Mediterranean pasta bake is full of mouthwatering flavors in every bite. Tender pieces of lean sirloin bake with gluten-free chickpea pasta and vegetables in a tangy Greek dressing that seals in herb flavor. Each serving is large enough to satisfy hunger with a side of refreshing fruit salad.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Beef, dinner, gluten free, high protein, lunch, one dish, Pasta
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 643kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

For Pasta

  • 8 oz. chickpea pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 12 oz. cubed sirloin beef
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved artichoke hearts drained
  • ¼ cup sliced kalamata olives
  • cup crumbled feta cheese

For Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon cracked black pepper

For Serving

  • 1 cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • ½ cup blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF and lightly grease an 8x11 casserole dish. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  • While pasta cooks, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet for 2 minutes. Season beef with salt and pepper. Add beef to skillet and sear for 2 minutes. Turn beef using tongs and add spinach to the skillet. Cook 2 minutes longer to wilt spinach. Cook beef until temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare.
  • Drain pasta and add to the casserole dish. Stir together ingredients for dressing. Pour half of the dressing over warm pasta and toss to coat. Stir in steak and spinach. Top with olives, tomatoes and kalamata olives. Pour remaining dressing over vegetables. Top with crumbled feta cheese and bake for 12-15 minutes, until the top is lightly browned.
  • Divide pasta between large compartments of 4 teal meal prep containers. Add fruit salad to small compartments.

Notes

Macros include sides.

Nutrition

Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 11g
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