Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites Remove from Favorites Add to Favorites

NEW ANNUAL MEMBERS GET A FREE SURPRISE GIFT

SIGN UP FOR FREE SHIPPING ON YOUR FIRST ORDER

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Pastina Soup

30 MINCook Time
4Servings
by Giada De Laurentiis
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
You must be signed in to print this content

This soup, characterized by little stelline pasta, is the ultimate nostalgic comfort food to me. Brothy and soul-warming, it's like a hug in a bowl. Kids love the tiny star-shaped pasta, too - I made this for Jade all the time when she was little, and now it's a comforting old favorite. It's quite easy to throw together, too. Just chop a couple of veggies, and then you can cook it all in one pot for an easy dinner. In the past, I've thrown leftover or rotisserie chicken in at the very end to give it a boost of protein.

Pastina Soup

 

star

Pastina Soup

Servings

4

Cook Time

30 minutes

Calories

336

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Pastina Soup

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil, celery, carrot, and shallots and cook, stirring often for about 5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add the sprigs of thyme, salt, Parmesan rind, chicken broth, and water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta and stir with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking to the pan. Return to a simmer and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes more, or until the pasta is cooked and the liquid is slightly thickened.
  4. Remove the thyme sprigs and Parmesan rind. Stir in the peas. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with grated cheese and lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
4
per serving
Calories
336
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
38 grams
Protein
21 grams
Fat
12 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
Cholestrol
17 milligrams
Sodium
791 milligrams
Fiber
4 grams
Sugar
6 grams
Facebook Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube Play Cart Email Mailing List Search Dairy Free Nut Free Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Delete Close Admin Star Badge Like Comment View More Right Arrow Left Arrow Down Arrow Food Submit Recipe Shop Video Entertaining Living Recipes Ask Giada Family Live Stream Pets Checkmark Lock Lock
nut free

2 reviews & comments

  • Author's avatar image
    carolyn silar - Jun 09
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    This woman is the best chef ever. Love everr recipe of hers I have tried!!!!

  • Author's avatar image
    Samantha Kollar - Jun 09
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Reminds me of a grown-up version of my favorite childhood soup…

Please sign in or create an account to review or comment on recipes.