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This recipe is similar to a risotto only it uses small pasta instead of rice!

Pumpkin Pastina Recipe

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

6 Cups


  • 32 Oz. Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
  • 3/4 Pound Pastina or Riso
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup Smoked Tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a simmer.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat then add the onion and cook 2-3 minutes; add in the thyme and 2 cups of broth. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add in the pasta, stir well and reduce the heat to low. Once all the liquid is absorbed, add in the broth 1/2 cup at a time. Be sure all the liquid is absorbed between each addition. Stir constantly.
  4. Add in the squash and tofu, stir well then add the cheese.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve and enjoy!