Definitions

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  • n. short pasta tube with ribbed sides

Etymologies

Italian diminutive of ditale ("thimble") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If, like today, I am using dried pasta – this ditalini is prefect – I cook it separately and then add it to the soup.

    Pasta e Ceci

  • Additionally, the chosen pasta may have absorbed more of the liquid on account of its greater surface size, but it does not really look that much bigger than ditalini.

    Presto Pasta Nights: Pasta e Ceci

  • I amended two details right off the mark - because I was not making a meat dish, I opted for vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and I used small seashell pasta instead of ditalini.

    Presto Pasta Nights: Pasta e Ceci

  • Step 4: In a separate pot, cook the ditalini pasta.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The beef "noodle" soup offered with our meals was assembled from a mild (but not too salty) broth, chunks of carrot, and lots of ditalini pasta.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • Accompaniments: extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling; cooked ditalini pasta tossed with oil (optional); grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

    Epicurious.com: New Recipes

  • Tonight's offering: a pork and olive number that has a light, tomato-tinged broth, ditalini noodles, huge chunks of tender pork shoulder, broken pieces of colossal green Sicilian olives, bits of tomato, pepper and onion and loads of fennel seed.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • Medium-size pasta, such as medium shells or ditalini, work well in hearty soups such as pasta-and-bean soup.

    The Register-Guard: RSS Feeds

  • Bring the pan to the boil and then add the ditalini, cooking according to the instructions on the packet

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