Creamy Parmesan Pastina


According to Italians, this Creamy Pastina dish is on of life's ultimate comfort foods and the cure for many things. Made with 4 simple ingredients, it's perfect for chilly winter evenings, when you're sick, hungover, and so on!

Why add garlic for more health benefits?

  • Potent medicinal properties
  • Incredibly nutritious

A single clove of garlic contains 2% of the daily value (DV) of Manganese, 2% of the DV of Vitamin B6, 1% of the DV of Vitamin C, 1% of the DV of Selenium, and 0.06 grams Fiber.

  • May help protect against illnesses, including common cold
  • Active compounds in garlic may help reduce blood pressure
  • May help improve cholesterol levels, which may lower risk of heart disease
  • Contains atioxidants that may help fight Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Why let minced garlic rest before cooking?

Cutting a garlic clove breaks its cells and releases stored enzymes that react with oxygen. That triggers healthy sulfide compounds, such as allicin, to form. Letting the chopped garlic stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking allows the compounds to fully develops before heat inactivates the enzymes.

What is pastina? Where to find pastina?

In general, Pastina is a tiny star-shaped or tube-shaped pasta that is used in soups or a creamy dish like this recipe! 

My parents business, Batistini Farms, actually just received some USDA Organic Ancient Tuscan Grain Pastina that is available for ordering online with 2-day ship! Their Italian pastas are the best, no lie. They are from family friends who operate their generations-old family farm the traditional way with bronze cutting of the pasta, stone milling of the grain, and slow drying in the sun.

Their organic pastas don't taste like yucky whole wheat pasta, but are firm, flavorful, and packed with nutrition from the whole grains. Each serving contains 7 grams of protein, naturally rich in fiber, low glycemic, and full of antioxidants.

You can check them out at or click here!

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Creamy Parmesan Pastina

According to Italians, this dish is one of life's ultimate comfort foods and has many healing powers!



Servings: 1

  • 3/4 cup Batistini Farms USDA Organic Ancient Tuscan Grain Pastina
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large Egg
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • (Optional) Juice of 1 Lemon
  • (Optional) 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced and let sit for 15 minutes


  1. Bring the chicken broth in a saucepan over medium high heat to a boil.
  2. Add the pastina. Stir while cooking for 4-5 minutes, until al dente.
  3. Stir in the egg and grated parmesan. Add more chicken broth, if needed to make creamier.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. (Optional: Stir in the lemon juice and minced garlic.)
  6. Enjoy warm with freshly grated parmesan on top!

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