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What is pastina?

Pastina literally means "little pasta" and it refers specifically to the small star shaped pasta. This tiny pasta is also referred to as stelline.

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Pastina is also the name of an italian dish, pastina with egg and cheese. There is another pastina recipe called chicken pastina soup. 

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Popular pasta brand, Ronzoni, recently came out saying they were discontinuing this shape, which has caused quite the uproar. Other brands still carry pastina, it just may take some searching. 

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– pastina pasta (or some other similarly small pasta shape) – egg – chicken broth – butter – parmesan cheese – black pepper



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Step 1

Simmer stelline pasta in broth

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Step 2

Turn off heat and add in a whole egg.

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Step 3

Add butter, pepper, and parmesan cheese.

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Step 4

Top with extra cheese and fresh cracked black pepper.

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Click the link below for full instructions!

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