Black and Blue Pasta Salad with Steak

Suddenly Salad makes this easy, flavorful blue cheese and black pepper steak salad a winner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix
1/2
cup blue cheese dressing
1/2
cup finely chopped red onion
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
lb boneless top round steak
1
tablespoon garlic pepper
1/4
cup blue cheese crumbles
French-fried onions, as desired

  • 1 Pour pasta (from Suddenly Salad box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together seasoning (from Suddenly Salad box) and blue cheese dressing. Add cooked pasta, onion and black beans until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill. Rub steak on both sides with garlic pepper. Place steak on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook steak about 6 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer inserted in center of steak reads 140°F.
  • 4 To serve, place pasta salad on large serving platter. Cut steak into thin slices; arrange over pasta salad. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles. Garnish with French-fried onions.

Expert Tips

A great salad to pack along for a picnic or pre-game party. Serve with your favorite brew.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
950mg
950%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
13g
13%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.