Skinny and Delicious Steak Pizzaiola



This fabulous Italian classic is simply steak topped with a quick cooking, zesty, pizza-like sauce.  Sometimes it’s topped with cheese. I’m using very lean top sirloin but if you’d prefer to use flank steak or skirt steak, just reduce the cooking time a bit. Doesn’t matter how you cook your filet, the sauce absolutely makes this dish. Each serving has 256 calories, 8 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. This dish is terrific for a quick weeknight dinner, Sunday night dinner and fancy enough for company. So de-licious!

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Pizzaiola Sauce:

Cooking spray, I like olive oil spray

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup onions, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1(28 oz) can chopped tomatoes, drained

2 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasonings

1 teaspoon sugar

Ingredients for Steak:

1 pound top sirloin steaks (1-4 steaks to equal 1 pound)

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Fresh ground pepper


1. To make sauce: Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Heat olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, yellow peppers and mushrooms and cook about 4-5 minutes, until soft.  Stir often.  Add garlic, tomato paste, red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.  Stir in tomatoes, vinegar, Italian seasonings and sugar.  Cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Stir often.  Reduce to low heat to keep warm.

2. To make steak: Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add steaks and sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Top with a little pepper. Brown steak on both sides for about 5 minutes for medium-rare.  Cook a little longer, if desired. Remove from pan and transfer to cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips.

3. To serve: Divide steak slices among 4 plates. Top each with about 1 cup sauce or serve sauce on the side.

Makes 4 servings (4 ounces of steak and about 1 cup sauce per serving)

Healthy Benefits

Besides using lean steak for this recipe, it’s all the sauce ingredients that provide the wonderful healthy benefits.

Yellow onions contain Vitamin C, fiber, Vitamin B6, folate and potassium

Peppers are high in vitamin C, A, B6, and fiber.

Tomatoes are high in vitamins C, A, and K.

Mushrooms provide niacin, potassium, protein and are low in carbs, calories and sodium.

Garlic contains magnesium, B6, and Vitamin C.

Serving Tips

This dish is so satisfying that you can serve it with just a side salad or over whole wheat spaghetti.  You can even stuff a baked potato with it. Other ideas, serve with my recipe for Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes or Incredible, Skinny Roasted Garlic Mashers.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
Weight Watchers
(old points) 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (4 oz of steak and about 1 cup sauce per serving)
256 calories, 8g fat, 2g sat. fat, 50mg chol, 28g protein, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 336mg sodium, 7g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
221 calories, 2g sat. fat, 6g 
sugar, 26g protein

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13 Responses to “Skinny and Delicious Steak Pizzaiola”

  1. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef Says:

    You’re certainly right about the sauce being the hero on the plate. This plate of food looks really inviting.

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Maureen!

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  4. Minnie@thelady8home Says:

    Balsamic vinegar and garlic, already a winner combo. I love the picture, it makes me hungry already! I need to go troll a breakfast blog.

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  8. Frank - Says:

    This looks & sounds amazing Nancy! Being Italian, this is right up my alley…thanks for sharing & looking forward to trying it! Frank

  9. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Frank…I hope you enjoy it!
    My best,

  10. Frank - Says:

    This was soo delicious Nancy, thanks again!!

  11. admin Says:

    I’m thrilled you loved this one Frank!
    All the best,

  12. Lisa Cleveland Says:

    We tried this last night as our first effort at more healthy eating. I served it with low glycemic pasta and it was a HUGE hit. To quote my son, “If this is diet food, I’ll happily stay on this diet.” We are focusing on eating more healthy food, rather than dieting and, in the past, it has been a struggle to get my family on board. We have a large family with lots of picky eaters and EVERYONE ate it. This has gone a long way toward helping get my family motivated to make some much needed dietary changes. The other thing that’s great is that it takes almost no time at all to make. One thing I would recommend is to invest in a high quality balsamic, because it makes a huge difference in the overall outcome of the dish! Thanks so much! I really love the website and it’s been a HUGE help in meal planning!

  13. admin Says:

    Lisa, you truly made my day. To have you’re entire family love this recipe is fantastic. And you’re right about focusing on healthy eating instead of dieting. Your outcome will be so much better.
    Withing you all the best for 2014.
    Have fun skinny cooking!

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