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Sunday, February 19, 2012


When my children were little one of their favorite comfort foods was buttered pastina. They love this whether they are sick or they've just come in from the cold after sleigh riding in the yard. It doesn't matter. I almost didn't post this recipe but then remembered that my nieces used to ask me to make this for them when they were sick as well and I remember one of them being shocked at how easy it was to make. My oldest daughter wasn't feeling well a few weeks ago and when I picked her up from school early, all she wanted was pastina to make her feel better. The directions on the box are to make it like any other pasta and discard the water. I like to add the bouillon to give it some flavor and have the liquid evaporate into all of the pasta. Then add a little butter to make it creamy. It only takes about 10 minutes to make and hours worth of smiles. :)

2 c. Water
1 c. Pastina (I use Barilla)
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
1 tbsp. Butter

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and bouillon cube to a boil. Stir in the pastina and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Add the butter and serve. Makes 2 cups. 



  1. I have never heard of this. And where have I been? Because with this low level of expertise on making it, it should be right up my alley.

  2. We always had this as kids and my children still eat it and love it as do I. It is a great easy to make item.

  3. This is new to me and I am so excited to try it!


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