Our recipe for Parmesan Pastina takes only 5 ingredients, but the simplicity is overpowered by the flavor and convenience of this side dish.
Ditalini are small, thimble-shaped pasta, but they also come in a larger variety called ditali. Either one works great for this simple side.
Cook ditalini in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain and toss with butter, Parmesan, and parsley. Season pasta with salt and pepper.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 327mg 13%
Carbs 85g 28%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.