Classic Italian Pastina Soup is a comforting and simple dish, often cherished as a childhood favorite in many Italian households. This soup features tiny pastina pasta in a clear, flavorful broth, often enriched with Parmesan cheese and a touch of butter. It’s a warming and soothing dish, perfect for those seeking a light and easy-to-digest meal.


  • 1 cup pastina pasta (tiny star-shaped pasta)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley or basil for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil.
  2. Add the pastina pasta to the boiling broth and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, reduce the heat and stir in the butter until it melts completely.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped parsley or basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes


  • Serves: 4 people

Classic Italian Pastina Soup is a timeless dish that brings comfort and warmth. Its simplicity is its charm, offering a delightful taste that is both nourishing and satisfying. Enjoy this classic soup anytime you need a gentle and soothing meal.

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