500 g penne

10 ml cooking oil, for tossing pasta

200 g mascarpone cheese

30 ml chopped fresh parsley, for garnishing


Steak sauce

30 ml cooking oil

1 medium onion, sliced

500 g steak, cut into strips

15 ml garlic paste

10 ml brown sugar

2 fresh green chillies, chopped

10 ml steak seasoning

5 ml paprika

5 ml ground coriander

5 ml freshly ground black pepper

2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

salt to taste



1 large butternut, peeled and cubed

15 ml cooking oil

5 ml garlic paste

5 ml freshly ground black pepper

salt to taste


  • Cook pasta according to instructions on the packet till al dente.
  • Drain, toss in 10 ml oil and keep aside in a warming dish.

Steak sauce

  • Heat oil in a large pot and sauté onion for 3–5 minutes till golden brown.
  • Add steak, garlic, sugar, chillies and all seasonings, and braise for 8 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and salt, and simmer till saucy and steak is tender.


  • Preheat oven to 220 °C. Coat an ovenproof tray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Toss butternut cubes in oil, garlic, pepper and salt.
  • Place on ovenproof tray and bake for 10–15 minutes till golden brown and crispy.

To assemble

  • In a large bowl, toss warmed pasta, steak sauce and mascarpone, and mix thoroughly.
  • Add butternut and toss lightly, taking care not to mash butternut.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve warm with a salad of choice.


Serves 6 to 8