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 and 8 grams of fat. This dish is terrific for a quick weeknight dinner, Sunday night dinner, and fancy enough for company. So de-licious!
Skinny and Delicious Steak Pizzaiola

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

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.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
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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


Skinny and Delicious Steak Pizzaiola

Skinny and Delicious Steak Pizzaiola

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 256 kcal


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


  • To make the 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.
  • 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 a cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips.
  • To serve: Divide steak slices among 4 plates. Top each with about 1 cup sauce or serve sauce on the side.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 28gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 336mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 6
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