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Pastina - Italian Comfort Food (Ready in 8 minutes)

2 servings


8 minutes

total time


¾ cup pastina (120 grams / 4 oz) - I’ve used stelline pastina

3 cups vegetable broth

4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese (ensure it's finely grated)

Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Salt and black pepper to taste

Extra grated parmesan cheese

Black pepper


In a small pot or saucepan pour in the vegetable broth and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook over a medium-high heat with the lid on and bring to a boil

Once boiling, add the pastina and stir through the broth. Continue to stir it every now and then so it doesn’t clump, and cook until al dente (according to package instructions)Pastina typically takes between 5-8 minutes to cook

Taste the pastina and once it’s cooked, turn off the heat and add in the finely grated parmesan cheese. Continuously stir it through the pastina for 1-2 minutes to thicken the broth and create a creamy consistency

Serve in bowls with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Garnish if desired with extra parmesan cheese and black pepper and enjoy your yummy bowl of Italian Pastina!


Serving Size



300 kcal

Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

2.3 g

Trans Fat



7 mg


1590 mg

Total Carbohydrate

52 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

5 g


11 g

2 servings


8 minutes

total time
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