Hot Sausage Pastina Recipe

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Hot Sausage Pastina

kathleen ralston


You can vary this a lot but the trick is to dice very fine whatever you choose to put in. If you can't find Pastina, you can use Stelline, or any of the very small star shaped pasta, but the Pastina seems to be the smallest of them all, and you want small here.

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25 Min


15 Min


1 louisiana hot link, diced up very small. or if you want more meat you can use two.
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped chives
2 or 3 finely minced cloves garlic
1 and 1/2 tsp italian seasoning.
2 tsp parsley
6 oz pastina
1 cup shredded cheddar or jack cheese
1 bell pepper diced small

Directions Step-By-Step

Saute the sausage and garlic in a little oil.
Add the vegetables and spices.
Stir in the Pastina and add enough water to make the total volume of liquid about twice the volume of the Pastina. Stir.
Cover. Reduce heat and cook until the Pastina is done and has absorbed all the liquid. Keep an eye on it because the Pastina can stick a little. Just stir it once if it appears to be sticking. If the water absorbs and it doesn't appear done then add just a tiny bit more. This only takes a couple of minutes.
Turn off the heat. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and cover. Do not stir.
The cheese will melt quickly. Now it's ready to eat. Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta