There are comfy cozy meals and then there is pastina. A teeny tiny pasta, that when boiled and mixed with a few simple ingredients becomes one of life’s simplest of pleasures.
Pastina is the ultimate bowl of belly-warming goodness. Pastina soothes aching bones when we are sick and never fails to take those hygge vibes to the next level. But my favorite thing of all is it takes less than ten minutes to make.
A quick and simple cozy delight.
With the exception of the pastina (which can be found at Mariano’s and any Italian grocer) you likely have everything you need on hand.
For years, and when my kids were babes, my version of pastina was more brothy. The tiny noods floated about and when topped with a heaping spoonful of parmesan cheese made for a quite satisfying bowl of this old Italian classic.
But then, recently, I was hanging at my other sister, Nicole’s, house and I watched in awe as she created a bowl of her version of pastina which was more like a cheesy, noodley, eggy porridge and I have never looked back.
That is the recipe I am sharing with you today.
Enjoy. I hope you find it as cozy and delicious as I do.
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup pastina I prefer Barilla
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Pour chicken stock into a small soup pot and bring to a boil.
- Add pastina and cook per the instructions. Mine took 6 minutes.
- While the pastina is cooking, beat the eggs.
- After the pastina is done cooking, turn off the heat and slowly add the eggs. Stir continuously. The eggs will cook as you stir.
- Add the parmesan cheese, butter, salt and pepper and serve!
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