Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I'm not sure on the spelling, but my Italian grandmother used to make this a lot when we were kids. Apparently it's usually considered baby food, but I still love it! (Pasta cooking time included in the time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta (also called pastina because it's so small) as instructed on the box.
  2. Drain the water out.
  3. If using an electric stove, you can return the pot to the stove and use the residual heat for the next part.
  4. If you are using a gas stove, you'll need to turn the stove on to low.
  5. Add the other ingredients, mixing thoroughly and stirring frequently.
  6. Add more cheese to taste.
  7. Keep it on the heat for a few minutes to make sure the eggs are cooked.


Most Helpful

Delicious but make sure to wait a minute for the heat to cool before you mix the eggs in otherwise they scramble; keep stirring quickly for a few minutes to avoid that. Add salt and pepper to taste

Julie F-K June 15, 2010

I was looking in my pantry with one eye and at 4 hungry teenage boys with the other, this recipe came in quite handy in stretching a little ol' box of pastina into a substantial side dish for chicken! Everything was on hand and it takes no time. I told them it was a pastina risotto but it was much easier! Thanks for posting I am making this one again!!

Kiwiwife June 26, 2008

This is one of my favorite recipes, that I have eaten since I was a baby. We never added the cheese but our recipe is basically the same. It sure is a comfort food.

Raspberri_Skies December 16, 2007

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