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Creamy Italian Pastina

  • Cook Time:
    7 minutes

  • Total Time:
    7 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 servings

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Creamy Italian Pastina is a fast and comfortable pasta dish full of rich, buttery, cheesy flavors, finished with an egg and fresh parmesan. The very definition of comfort food!


  • 1 (12- ounce) box pastina
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, whisked
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and more to garnish
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Add 4 cups of broth and the box of pastina into a 3- quart pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and boil for 6-7 minutes, until the broth is absorbed and the pastina is al dente.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and instantly stir in the butter, egg, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Season liberally with pepper and serve instantly.


  • Store airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top. Add a little broth or water before heating to loosen up the pasta.