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Heirloom Tomato Pastina Risottata


30 mins
Serves 6

Cook pastina like risotto for a savory and simple elegant meal. Heirloom tomato flavor from Tomato Bliss brings bright freshness to this hearty dish. 

  • Step 1

    In a large pot or Dutch oven warm Tomato Bliss with Parmesan cheese rind until hot.

  • Step 2

    Warm olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook until softened and aromatic, about 5 minutes. Add the thyme and let cook for a minute or two.

  • Step 3

    Stir in pastina and add a ladle or two of hot Tomato Bliss to barely cover. Adjust the heat to keep the mixture at a simmer. Keep adding more ladles of Tomto Bliss as the the liquid in the pot reduces. Cook until the pasta is done using the pasta package timing suggestion as a reference. 

  • Step 4

    Remove from heat and stir in grated parmesan. Serve warm.

Ingredient list

  • 1/4 cup
    olive oil
  • 2
    carrots, chopped
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5
    sprigs thyme (tied together with kitchen string)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • pinch
    chili flakes
  • 1 piece
    parmesan cheese rind
  • 32 oz
    Tomato Bliss
  • 2 cups
    pastina pasta
  • 6
    basil leaves ripped apart
  • 1/2 cup
    grated parmesan cheese