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Pastina served on a white plate topped with black pepper and parmesan.

Creamy Italian Pastina

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


Creamy Italian Pastina is a quick and cozy 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 frequently, 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 immediately stir in the butter, egg, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Season liberally with pepper and serve immediately.


  • Store airtight in the refrigerator 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.
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