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Creamy Parmesan Pastina Recipe (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

An easy, creamy, and delicious pastina recipe featuring vegan parmesan cheese, gluten-free stars pastina, vegetable broth, and more! This simple dish is the ultimate comfort food for kids and adults alike!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Servings: 4 servings


  • 16 oz pastina gluten free
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 2-3 tbsp vegan butter salted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan grated
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Optional, for garnish

  • olive oil extra virgin, for finishing
  • lemon zest to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste


  • Add vegetable broth to a medium or large pot and bring to a boil. Add the pastina and lower to a simmer, cooking according to package directions. Pastina should be cooked through and most of the liquid should be absorbed. You’re looking for a consistency close to risotto, but a little bit looser. You can also adjust the texture to your liking by adding more or less broth.
  • Lower the heat then toss in vegan butter, garlic powder and vegan parmesan. Stir to combine, ensuring the butter and miso paste are completely melted down. 
  • Season with salt and black pepper, adjusting to taste and finish with extra parmesan and any other desired toppings.


Expert Tips

  • Feel free to add veggies if you’d like. Cooked mushrooms, carrots, onions, or broccoli would go really well. 
  • If you want to add additional protein, cubed tofu will work well. 

Serving Tips

  • Serve this pastina recipe warm with salt and black pepper, adjusting to taste, and finish with extra parmesan and any other desired toppings.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover pastina in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in a saucepan over the stovetop, and use additional vegan butter to break up the clumps.