Sometimes I find a recipe I want to try, then I can't help but change it up to make use of what I already have. Case in point was the Ranch Pesto Pasta from a couple weeks ago.
Turns out I had leftover steak in the freezer from grill night the week before. And since my family balks at meatless pasta meals, I thought I would be frugal and creative at the same time!
I sauteed some onion and garlic, added the sliced thin steak and some chopped de-seeded fresh tomatoes that were going too soft for salad.
Boiled up some penne rigate, al dente.
Shredded a half a block of mozzarella I found in the fridge.
Stirred up a package of Knorr pesto sauce mix.
Tossed it all together and topped with parmesan to serve alongside zucchini. It was gone in a flash, and was a great way to use the leftover steak.