Pesto Steak and Arugula Pizza

Pesto Steak and Arugula Pizza

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"The bold, robust flavors of grilled beef top sirloin slices are a sensational topping on a tomato and arugula pizza."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 528 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 528 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.7g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 35.4 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 1059 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine pesto and lemon juice in small bowl. Evenly brush beef steak with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture.
  2. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 10x15-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Place dough on baking sheet and pat dough to edges of baking sheet. Spread dough with remaining 3 tablespoons pesto mixture. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake in 425 degrees F oven, 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Carve steak into slices; season with salt, if desired. Top pizza evenly with arugula and steak slices; sprinkle with red pepper, as desired.
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  • Cook's Tip:¬†Twelve ounces cooked steak, cut into thin strips, may be substituted for top sirloin steak. Toss beef strips with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture before topping pizza as directed in step 4.
  • Cook's Tip:¬†One package (10 ounces) whole wheat pre-baked pizza crust (12-inch diameter) may be substituted for refrigerated pizza dough. Place pizza crust on ungreased large baking sheet. Top evenly with tomatoes and cheese. Bake according to package directions. Continue as directed in Step 4.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.
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  1. 3 Ratings

Stella Reynoso

Even though I cooked the steak to well-done, it was still absolutely flavorful and delicious. I added the zest of the entire lemon to the marinade to really punch up that citrus flavor before brushing it on the meat, and WOW - easiest steak and most delicious steak I've grilled yet! I bought ready-made pizza dough from the local grocery store, and made it into 4 "mini" pizzas (we cut them in half for each of my 3 kids, and there was still an entire mini-pizza left for my husband to take to work the next day for lunch) instead of one giant one. No change in cooking time, either. 15 minutes did the trick for mine. Quick, easy, packed full of amazing flavors, and definitely a repeat at my house!

Grumpy's Honeybunch

This was good. It helped that I cooked the steak perfectly. :) Even Grumpy liked it!


I make alot of pizza at our house so I thought I would try this recipe.Turned out pretty good I made my own pizza crust as I always do! used spinach but wilted it a bit before i topped it on the pizza and added some fresh garlic also added some onion and mushrooms for more flavor over all pretty good not sure if it was good enough to make again but i will certainly save it!