gluten free pastina soup

I can’t stop making this soup! It’s so delicious, easy to make and a pure comfort food recipe! It reminds me of this soup I used to eat at this Italian restaurant when I was a kid. My childhood best friend Lindsay used to order this Stracciatella soup all the time and I got hooked on it. This broth tastes just like it! (Don’t yell at me I know the difference between the 2 soups!)

This soup is an easy meal idea and comes together in less than 30 minutes! It’s gluten free and can be totally vegan or vegetarian based on your broth!

I made my soup using this amazing glass soup pot so I had one extra step since you can’t sauté your vegetables in the glass pot. So I did that first in a pan and then added it to my soup pot. If you’re using a regular cast iron or stainless steel pot, it becomes a one pot meal for you!

Who’s making this? What’s your fav soup?



1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup minced celery (about 1 stalk, ends discarded)

½ cup minced carrot (about 1 carrot, ends discarded)

1 onion minced 

2-3 cloves minced garlic

1 quart reduced-sodium chicken broth, bone broth or veggie broth 

1 cup star pastina I used Jovial gluten free Stelline noodles 

1 cup frozen petite peas

½ cup or more grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest (optional)

1 tbsp chopped Italian parsley (optional)

salt and pepper to taste (optional)


  1. If you’re using the glass pot like I am, in a pan on medium heat, add the minced celery, carrot and onion. Cook 2-3 minutes until softened. Then add in the garlic. Mix and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. If you’re using a regular soup pot, you can sauté the vegetables in there.
  2. Add the vegetables to your soup pot and pour in the broth and the peas and bring to a boil, then add the pastina. 
  3. Add the grated parm after about 10 minutes once the pasta is cooked. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, grated lemon zest and chopped parsley. 
  5. Serve in bowl and add extra grated parm on top if you want!


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