Pasta en Brodo

Pasta en Brodo

Published February 7, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 130 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 120 min


This simple soup is a staple of many Italian kitchens. By simmering the chicken wings in broth, you'll get an intense chicken flavor that's a great base for fresh, seasonal produce.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approximately 1 1/3 cups
Calories per serving: 277
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.0g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Sodium 501mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 39.0g 13%
Protein 18.0g 25%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 8 oz. ditalini or other small pasta
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Step by Step:

  1. In a large Dutch oven or stuck pot, combine first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 hours, adding additional water as needed to maintain original quantity. Strain mixture, reserving broth and wings separately.
  2. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones, discarding bones and skin. Add meat to broth and bring back to a boil. Add pasta and cook until pasta is tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with a light grating of cheese.