An Italian pasta dish for kids

Pastina is a simple italian dish which can be served any time of day or night. Kids love this. Although it is not a soup I added it to my collection of  soups because it is hearty and delicious and is eaten with a spoon  out of a bowl.

I serve Pastina when it is cold or rainy and I have the feeling everyone needs to be filled up. It is comfort food. Simple, quick and always delicious.


  • 1 16 oz package of alphabet, orzo, pepe, stars or any other kind of tiny pasta
  • 2 eggs
  • parmesan or Romano cheese
  • cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


Boil pasta in cold water to directions on package. You don’t have to drain the pasta if it absorbs all the water in the pot. This leaves it looser, if you do drain the pasta it will become more pasta like and less soupy. Either way is fine. Experiment with it.

Next, crack the eggs into the pot of hot pasta. Stir with a big wooden spoon mix in your intention for this yummy meal. Think of your children and how fast life is flying by. Love. Stir in the love… Add a few chunks of butter. The more the better. Then some cream and salt.

Serve with more butter and cracked pepper if your kids like that. Top with grated cheese.

Serve in a deep bowl with a big spoon. If you do serve this to the kids on a rainy Saturday morning when you are staying in for the day be assured they will disperse and play quietly for quite some time their bellies  warmed and full.

If you have leftovers…they can be easily reheated with a little milk and butter, and a lot of happy intentions swirled into your soup pot.

Love Love Love

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