Italian cooking – The guide and recipes: Pasta Part 6: Soup Pasta



Italian cooking – The guide and recipes: Pasta Part 6: Soup Pasta


Soup pasta

Soup pasta consists of pasta shapes that range in size from small to very tiny. The larger of the soup pastas are used in thicker based soups and the tiny and smaller pasta shapes are used in light or broth based soups. Some of the soup pastas are also used in some pasta salads.

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Acini di pepe – Cook for 4 to 6 minutes.

Acini di pepe are a form of pasta. The name is Italian for “seeds of pepper”. Acini is the plural of acino whose root is the Latin word acinus. In both Latin and Italian, the word means “grape” or “grape-stones”. The “stones of a grape” are, of course, the seeds of the grape.

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Acini Di Pepe Soup

A light soup that is full of flavor and easy to make.

Recipe by feedingbig

Acini De Pepe pasta

chicken broth

dried thyme

Summer Vegetable Pepe Pasta Salad

Recipe by foxeslovelemons

acini di pepe

Alfabeto – Cook for 5 to 9 minutes.

Alphabet pasta, also referred to as Alfabeto, is a pasta that has been mechanically cut or pressed into the letters of the alphabet. It is often served in an alphabet soup, sold in a can of condensed broth. Another variation, Alphagetti, consists of letter-shaped pasta in a marinara or spaghetti sauce

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Mexican Alphabet Soup 

This beyond simple alphabet soup recipe is always a huge hit! Only 3 ingredients needed, this recipe only takes 20 minutes and is perfect as a quick, weeknight meal for the family

Recipe by houseofyumm

chicken bouillon

alphabet pasta

Anelli – Cook for 7 to 10 minutes.

Anelli are small, thin, rings of pasta. They are generally used for soups and pasta salads. A smaller version of anelli is anellini, which is about one-quarter of the size.

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Mini Baked Pasta Cups

anelletti pasta

kalamata olives

sun dried tomatoes

Italian seasoning

Orzo – Cook for 7 to 10 minutes

Orzo, also known as risoni, is a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice. Orzo is traditionally made from white flour, but it can also be made of whole grain. The name orzo is common for this pasta shape in North America, and less common in Italy

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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo can be on your table in 15 minutes! While it’s perfect as a side dish, I prefer this as a meal on its own because it’s cheesy, creamy and really hits the spot.

Recipe by jocooks


chicken broth low sodium

Spinach Garlic Parmesan Orzo with Crispy Bacon

Easy, flavorful spinach garlic parmesan orzo pasta with crispy bacon and gorgeous veggies like red bell pepper, corn, carrots, and spinach. This healthy 30-minute dinner is perfect for meal prep and delicious hot or cold!

orzo pasta

garlic powder

red chili pepper flakes


Fregula is a type of pasta from Sardinia. It is similar to North African Berkoukes and Middle Eastern Moghrabieh. Fregula comes in varying sizes, but typically consists of semolina dough that has been rolled into balls 2–3 mm in diameter and toasted in an oven

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Sardinian fregola with clams

This fregola with clams is a delicious and easy way to use fregola, a toasted round Sardinian pasta.

white wine

fregola pasta

fish stock

Ptitim – Couscous

Ptitim is a type of toasted pasta shaped like rice grains, little balls, or multiple other shapes developed in Israel in the 1950s when rice was scarce. Outside Israel, it is typically marketed as Israeli couscous, Jerusalem couscous, Giant couscous or pearl couscous

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Israeli Couscous Salad 

Recipe by cravingtasty

Israeli couscous


Ditalini – Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

Ditalini is a type of pasta that is shaped like small tubes. It has been described as “thimble-sized” and as “very short macaroni”. In some areas it is also called “salad macaroni.” During the industrial age in Apulia, Italy, increased development of ditali and other short-cut pastas occurred

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Torta di Ditali

Torta di Ditali or otherwise known in Italian cooking as Ditali Pie, is pasta combined with ground beef, tomato sauce and eggs; then cooked in a pie crust.

Pie Crust

Ditali Pasta


Small star shaped pasta that contains a hole through the center of the star.

Source by remsset

Chicken And Stars soup 

For anyone else who loved Chicken and Stars Soup as a kid like I did, here is the all-natural homemade version that tastes even better! Plus it’s quick and easy to make, and so delicious.

Recipe by gimmesomeoven

dried rosemary

dried thyme

dried Stelle

Tubetti – Cook for 7 to 10 minutes

Small tubular pasta, which are similar to ditalini pasta only slightly longer in length

Source by remsset

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta Fagioli Soup is a traditional Italian recipe that’s loaded with Italian sausage, pasta, beans and tomatoes!

Recipe by theseasonedmom

Italian turkey sausage

cannellini beans

petite diced tomatoes

tubetti pasta

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