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.
Beautiful colors and inviting flavors will make this hearty side dish a keeper in your recipe box.
This is an easy side dish that makes good use of summer squash and fresh bell peppers.