7 Easy Acini Di Pepe Recipes You’ll Love

7 Easy Acini Di Pepe Recipes You’ll Love

If you love tiny pasta as much as we do, you need these Acini di Pepe recipes in your life.

While it just might be one of the smallest pasta shapes on the grocery store shelves, Acini di Pepe plays a bigger role in the kitchen than you might think! Named for its small and round “peppercorn” shape, Acini di Pepe is classified as pastina, or tiny pasta, that is best known for its feature in broth-based soups. But that’s not all this small pasta can do!  

Acini di Pepe is a unique shape that can be used to create colorful picnic pasta salads, as well as simple side dishes of fresh herbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Acini di Pepe soups are some of the most well-known. Surely, you’ve enjoyed a bowl of Italian Wedding Soup or Minestrone with the tiny pasta. What if we told you that in parts of the U.S., people use Acini di Pepe pasta to create a chilled fruit salad called Frog Eye Salad. Despite the name, this pasta fruit salad has a pretty big fan base.

There is nothing stopping you from creating your own Acini di Pepe recipes. Try something new or invent your own… just remember to tag us on social media with #DeLalloEats so we can see what you come up with!

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Fresh fragrant pesto brings this incredible Acini di Pepe pasta recipe to life. Loaded with juicy tomatoes, crisp greens, briny olives and tiny pastina, this grain bowl is everything you’ve been dreaming of… down to the grated Parmesan cheese.

This healthy pasta bowl features that small pasta shape you love, Acini di Pepe, alongside a colorful cast of veggies and greens. We top it off with a bold and briny olive tapenade for a unique combination of healthy and delicious all in one grain bowl.

This Acini di Pepe recipe can get you closer to your ideal lunch hour. This pasta creation is bursting with tangy, sweet flavors, and an exquisite contrast of textures. Of course, if lunch isn’t in the cards, you can enjoy it as a healthy side dish or picnic pasta salad.

For a vegetable-loaded chicken soup ready to warm you up on the chilliest of days, look no further than this chicken pastina recipe. Acini di Pepe is the perfect small pasta to elevate this crave-worthy comfort food. (Psst… leftovers taste amazing the next day!)

Spice up your weeknight menu with this Acini di Pepe recipe. With just five ingredients, this spicy Asian-inspired pasta recipe is as easy to love as it is to whip up. It’s definitely going to make the weekday rotation.

If there is a better cold-weather comfort food than Italian Wedding Soup, we don’t know what it is! Your favorite chicken soup gets an upgrade with savory mini meatballs, wilted greens, Parmesan cheese and tiny pasta, Acini di Pepe.

Ready in just an hour, this Acini di Pepe soup is the perfect cozy meal for your winter menu. Featuring shredded chicken breasts, diced veggies and your favorite pastina, this chicken soup is as tasty as it is easy to make… and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.