Stelline in Brodo – Dinner Express


To calm down that restless inner child feeling that insists in having dessert for dinner, I give myself soup with tiny star-shaped pasta called stelline. It sounds cute and tastes nice, it’s uncomplicated and puts a smile on my face. Any small pasta shape would work here; raid your cupboard, there’s a chance you’ve some orzo, quadratini or filini behind a family size box of breakfast cereal or a wall of tinned tomatoes.

Stelline in Brodo

Serves 1, to soothe

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small carrot, finely diced

1 small stick of celery, ribs removed with a vegetable peeler, finely diced

400ml vegetable or chicken hot stock

60-70g stelline

Finely grated Parmesan-style cheese to serve (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Gently sweat the carrot and celery in the olive oil in a small pot. When they’ve a little crunch left, add the stelline. Add the hot stock and serve when the pasta and veggies are cooked to your liking. Add some grated cheese.

Enjoy wrapped up in a fleece while watching your fave cartoons



One thought on “Stelline in Brodo – Dinner Express

  1. Pingback: Stelline in brodo, with courgette and corn | Emma eats Italian

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