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Italian Pastina Soup

Prep Time:

10 Mins

Cook Time:

10 Mins


10 Servings


About the Recipe

This chicken pastina soup is a soul-warming, homemade soup that's as delicious as any traditional chicken noodle soup! The fine pasta combines perfectly with rich broth, tender chicken, and vegetables! It's the perfect dish to make when you are craving Italian flavours or a hearty meal!


1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)

1 large yellow onion (minced)

½ tablespoon garlic (finely minced)

6 stalks celery (rough cut)

4 large carrots (rough cut)

1 can tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt & pepper (add more or less to taste)

12 cups chicken bone broth

2 cups uncooked orzo (any small pasta will do)

3 cups chicken breast (cooked, diced)

1 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)


Heat a large stock pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once the olive oil is heated, it will begin to shimmer.

Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the onion begins to become translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Add the chopped carrots and celery. I usually include the chopped greens from the celery, they add fantastic flavor to your soup!

Cook the added vegetables for about 2 to 3 minutes, then add diced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, and add the broth and diced chicken breast meat.

Bring the broth to a low boil and reduce heat to simmer. Add the uncooked pasta and cook per the package directions.

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