Creamy Garlicky Steak Fettuccine Recipe

If you are looking for the ultimate comforting and decadent pasta dish, this creamy garlicky steak fettuccine from the kitchen of Tasting Table Recipe developer Jennine Rye is sure to hit the spot. This easy-to-follow recipe combines tender ribeye steak, sauteed shallots and mushrooms, and a creamy white wine and Parmesan sauce to create a melt-in-your-mouth meal.

There are numerous types of pasta to choose between, each with its own unique shape and texture. This recipe uses fettuccine, which has a wide and flat ribbon shape that clings beautifully to creamy and rich sauces. Cooked until medium-rare and combined with the rich and velvety sauce, the steak topping on this pasta makes for a truly decadent meal on a special occasion or cozy night in. Serve it up with a sprinkle of shaved Parmesan on top, and you have a restaurant-worthy dinner that can be made right in your own kitchen in 45 minutes. 

Gather the ingredients for this creamy garlicky steak fettuccine recipe

To begin this creamy garlicky steak fettuccine recipe, first you will need to gather the ingredients. Shop for some ribeye steak, olive oil, shallots, mushrooms, garlic, white wine, heavy cream, lemon juice, grated Parmesan, salt and pepper, and shaved Parmesan for serving.

Step 1: Warm the steak to room temperature

Remove steak from the fridge to warm up to room temperature.

Step 2: Heat a pan

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a deep frying pan and place over medium heat.

Step 3: Cook the shallots, mushrooms, and garlic

Add shallots, mushrooms, and garlic and saute for 5-6 minutes until softened.

Step 4: Add wine

Add white wine and let simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5: Make the sauce creamy

Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in the heavy cream, lemon juice, and grated Parmesan.

Step 6: Taste for seasoning

Stir and season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm over low heat.

Step 7: Heat a cast iron pan

Place a cast iron pan over medium-high heat.

Step 8: Season the steak

Pat steak dry, rub with the remaining 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil, and season well with salt and pepper.

Step 9: Cook the steak

Cook steak for 2 minutes on each side, until a brown crust has formed and the steak is medium-rare. Remove from the pan and set aside to rest.

Step 10: Boil the pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook fettuccine until al dente, according to package instructions.

Step 11: Drain the pasta

Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water before draining the fettuccine.

Step 12: Combine the pasta and sauce

Stir fettuccine into the pan of cream sauce, adding pasta water as needed to loosen the sauce and coat the pasta.

Step 13: Slice the steak

Use a sharp knife to thinly slice the steak.

Step 14: Serve

Top pasta with sliced steak and shaved Parmesan, and serve immediately.

How can this creamy garlicky steak fettuccine recipe be adapted?

This deliciously creamy garlicky steak fettuccine recipe can be adapted in a number of ways to suit different tastes or dietary preferences. For instance, if you're looking to make a vegetarian option, the ribeye steak can easily be replaced with roasted or grilled vegetables like zucchini, portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, or eggplant. Depending on your opinion of cheeses with rennet, you may also want to swap out the Parmesan for a strictly vegan cheese alternative.

Looking to make this dish lighter or lower in calories? Swap the steak for pan-seared chicken breast or shrimp, or substitute the heavy cream with Greek yogurt or a blend of milk and cornstarch. Lastly, if there are any favorite flavors you feel are missing, why not experiment with different herbs and spices? Fresh basil can be added to brighten the dish, or red pepper flakes to give the mild pasta an injection of spicy heat.

How can this creamy garlicky steak fettuccine recipe be stored?

Pasta dishes, especially ones containing cream, are best eaten straight away, but in the unlikely event that you end up with leftovers, you can store this creamy garlicky steak fettuccine in the refrigerator. Allow the dish to cool down to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container or sealable bag, then put it in the fridge, where it can be stored for up to 3 days. When you're ready to eat it again, reheat the dish on the stovetop or in the microwave until piping hot.

This dish does not lend itself very well to freezing, but if you have no choice, transfer the cooled leftovers into freezer-safe containers or freezer bags, ensuring they are tightly sealed to prevent freezer burn, and freeze for up to 2-3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the dish in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through. However, keep in mind that the texture of the pasta may change after freezing and reheating, and the cream sauce may split.

Creamy Garlicky Steak Fettuccine Recipe
4.9 from 15 ratings
With tender ribeye steak, sauteed mushrooms, and a creamy white wine and Parmesan sauce, this pasta recipe is easy yet comforting and decadent.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
35
minutes
Servings
2
servings
mushroom fettuccine pasta with steak in bowl
Total time: 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • ¾ pound (12 ounces) ribeye steak
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 7 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan, for serving
Directions
  1. Remove steak from the fridge to warm up to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a deep frying pan and place over medium heat.
  3. Add shallots, mushrooms, and garlic and saute for 5-6 minutes until softened.
  4. Add white wine and let sauce simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in the heavy cream, lemon juice, and grated Parmesan.
  6. Stir and season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm over low heat.
  7. Place a cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Pat steak dry, rub with the remaining 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil, and season well with salt and pepper.
  9. Cook steak for 2 minutes on each side, until a brown crust has formed and the steak is medium-rare. Remove from the pan and set aside to rest.
  10. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook fettuccine until al dente, according to package instructions.
  11. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water before draining the fettuccine.
  12. Stir fettuccine into the pan of cream sauce, adding pasta water as needed to loosen the sauce and coat the pasta.
  13. Use a sharp knife to thinly slice the steak.
  14. Top pasta with sliced steak and shaved Parmesan, and serve immediately.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 1,127
Total Fat 71.6 g
Saturated Fat 32.9 g
Trans Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 195.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 61.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
Total Sugars 10.6 g
Sodium 1,254.1 mg
Protein 52.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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