Pasta Spezzatino

by Esther Milne September 11, 2019

Pasta Spezzatino

Ingredients

How to make Pasta Spezzatino

  1. Fill a pot with water and heat to boiling in order to make your pasta.
  2. Add some Papa Vince EVOO to a frying pan at medium heat on the stove.
  3. Add the onions & fry gently.
  4. When they start to turn golden add the beef and stir while it cooks.
  5. When the beef turns brown, add the peas and mix everything together.
  6. Add in the Papa Vince tomato sauce and stir.  Add in some black pepper if desired.
  7. Leave it to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. When the water boils, add Papa Vince Sea Salt and then the bag of Papa Vince Busiate Pasta.
  9. Let it cook on a medium heat for 9 minutes until 'al dente', then drain the water.  You can also add cold water before draining, it will stop the pasta from continuing to cook.
  10. We like to mix some sauce into the pasta so that it absorbs the flavor.
  11. Serve the pasta topped with extra Spezzatino sauce.

PRINT RECIPE

Preparation Time

Ready in:  30 minutes    Serves:  6-8 persons

Background

Pasta Spezzatino is a classic Italian recipe, named after the small cubes of beef.  That's what 'spezzatino' means, 'little cubes of meat'.  The meat is gently cooked in a rich tomato sauce and served on top of pasta.  Traditional recipes add in mushrooms & carrots but my mom & I love garden peas so that's what we use in our family and it's called 'Pasta Spezzatino e piselli'.  My mom loves this recipe and she's already looking forward to sharing her 'Spezzatino con Patate' recipe with you.  It's definitely cooking season in the Papa Vince kitchen. 

See How to Make it!

 



Esther Milne
Esther Milne

Author




Also in Recipe

Vegetables Al Forno (Oven Baked Vegetables)
Vegetables Al Forno (Oven Baked Vegetables)

by Esther Milne November 08, 2019

This is a healthy side dish that you can make with any of your favorite vegetables.  The Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil seasons the vegetables perfectly and you can add a splash of Lemon Olive Oil for a hint of citrus flavor.

Continue Reading

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

by Esther Milne October 23, 2019

We love this recipe because it contains our favorite pasta with a healthy, seasonal vegetable that is perfect for Fall.   We add in lots of raw garlic which certainly adds to the flavor of the dish but it also boosts your immune system which is so important during the change of seasons.

Continue Reading

Chicken Alla Pizzaiola
Chicken Alla Pizzaiola

by Esther Milne October 08, 2019

This is a fun & healthy chicken recipe that my mom learned from her mom many years ago in Sicily.  All you need to do is bread your own chicken tenders & add a pizza like topping.  You can always add some cheese on top & don't forget the most important & flavorful ingredient ... Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive OIL!

Continue Reading