Steak Pizzaiola Linguine

Delicious Italian dish made with seared tender sirloin steak, easy pizzaiola sauce (tomato sauce), and served over linguine.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Linguine, pizzaiola, Steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.25 lb sirloin steak
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp minced parsley
  • 4-5 basil leaves minced
  • 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • *Optional: 2-3 canned hot pepperoncini peppers chopped
  • 1 16 oz package of linguine


  1. Preheat a large cooking pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Add olive oil to the hot pan and sear the steak for about 2 minutes on each side. Take out steak onto a plate and set aside. (As steak juices come off while it's resting on the plate, pour the juices into the sauce.) Lower the heat to medium.
  4. Cook linguine while preparing the sauce, drain and set aside.
  5. Add some more olive oil to the pan and add sliced onions and peppers. Cook until veggies are softened.
  6. Smash garlic and chop it. Add garlic to the veggies. Stir and cook until fragrant.
  7. Add parsley and basil, stir well.
  8. Add crushed tomatoes (with juice), oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix well and taste to see if you need more salt. (Add diced pepperoncini peppers if using.) Simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes.
  9. Add steak back to the pan, in the middle of sauce. Cook until steak reaches medium donenness (or, your desired temperature.) Make sure to flip steak half way through and stir the sauce occasionally.
  10. Take out the steak and let it rest for a few minutes on the cutting board. Slice steak against the grain.
  11. Divide linguine along the plates. Add some sauce on top, then sliced steak and then, top it off with more sauce.

Recipe Notes

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