- High Protein
Pastina makes the perfect traditional Italian soup recipe. Made with a nourishing chicken broth and tiny pasta stars known as pastina, this easy soup recipe is the perfect way to warm up.
Ingredients 8 Number of Servings
1/4 box Barilla® Pastina pasta
3-4 lb whole chicken, chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 small onion
10 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups spinach
½ bunch (8 oz) asparagus, diced
1 small leek, diced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- In a large pot, add the water and simmer the chicken with ½ carrot, ½ celery, onion, black peppercorns and bay leaf for approximately 2 hours; skim the broth to remove the fat.
- In a large skillet, sauté the remaining carrot, celery, asparagus and leeks in olive oil for 3-4 minutes or until slightly browned.
- Meanwhile, strain the broth into another pot (remove and discard the bay leaf) and place back onto the stove top to simmer.
Season the broth with salt and pepper, add the sautéed vegetables and Barilla Pastina pasta then cook for 3 minutes.
- Remove soup from the heat and fold in chicken, spinach and tomatoes. Allow soup to rest 30 minutes before serving.