This classic Italian comfort food is super simple to put together.
Provided by: SmallRecipe.com
Categories: Main Meal
Total time: 900S
Prep time: 300S
Cook time: 600S
|1 ounce Parmesan cheese (1/2 ounce firmly packed freshly grated or 1/3 cup store-bought grated), plus more for garnish|
|4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, divided|
|1 (12-ounce) box dried pastina pasta|
|1 large egg|
|1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper|
- Finely grate 1 ounce Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 firmly packed cup), or measure out 1/3 cup store-bought grated.
- Measure 3 cups of the broth into a large saucepan. Add 1 (12-ounce) box pastina and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to cooking, stirring often, until the pasta is al dente and there is a small amount of liquid left in the pan, about 6 minutes. (Add the remaining 1 cup broth a little at a time as needed if you need more liquid.)
- Turn off the heat. Immediately add the Parmesan, 1 large egg, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Quickly stir to incorporate the egg into the warm pasta and melt the cheese. Serve topped with more grated Parmesan or freshly ground black pepper.
Saturated Fat 0.9 g, UnsaturatedFat 0.0 g, Carbohydrate 32.1 g, Sugar 1.2 g, ServingSize Serves 8, Protein 7.6 g, Fat 2.2 g, Calories 181 cal, Sodium 78.2 mg, Fiber 1.4 g, Cholesterol 0 mg