Soup Pasta

Soup Pasta
As a rule, the thinner the soup, the smaller the pasta. For broths and light soups, select from a large assortment of tiny shapes. Larger shapes, like tubetti or ditali, are perfect for minestrone or other hearty soups.
acini di pepe
acini di pepe
Acini di pepe ("peppercorns") are a type of Italian soup pasta. They're very tiny, and usually served in broths.
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alphabets
alphabets
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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amorini
amorini
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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anelli
anelli
This variety of Italian pasta consists of small rings. It's used in soups and pasta salads. A tiny version is called anellini.
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anellini
anellini
These are shaped like rings, and used as a soup pasta.
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astri
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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avena
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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conchigliette
conchigliette
This is a tiny version of a classic Italian pasta shape: the conchiglie or conch shell. Conchigliette is most often used as a soup pasta.
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coralli
These tiny tubes of pasta are normally used in soups.
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ditali
ditali
These are small tubes of pasta, well suited for vegetable soups. It's also one of the shapes used to make Spaghetti-Os.
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ditalini
ditalini
This is a small version of ditali, a tubular pasta shape. Tiny ditalini are usually served in a broth or vegetable soup, and is one of the shapes used to make Spaghetti-Os.
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farfalline
farfalline
This Italian pasta is a small version of farfalle, or bow-tie pasta. Farfalline is usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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fideos
fideos
Mexican and Spanish cooks use these short, curved strands of pasta in soups.
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funghini
These tiny pasta shapes look like mushrooms and are usually served in a broth or very light soup. A larger version called funghetti works well in thicker soups.
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grattoni
This egg pasta consists of tiny diamond shapes. It's used in broths and light soups.
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orzo
orzo
This pasta is shaped like grains of barley. It's often used as a bed for sauces or in soups.
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pulcini
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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quadrettini
quadrettini
These small, flat pasta rectangles are normally served in broths.
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risi
risi
This is a rice-shaped Italian soup pasta. The singular form is riso.
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seme di melone
seme di melone
These "melon seeds" are a type of Italian pasta commonly served in broths.
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seme di peperone
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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soup pasta
soup pasta
As a rule, the thinner the soup, the smaller the pasta. For broths and light soups, select from a large assortment of tiny shapes. Larger shapes, like tubetti or ditali, are perfect for minestrone or other hearty soups.
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stelle
stelle
These small star shapes are a type of Italian soup pasta. A smaller version is called stellini.
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stivaletti
These tiny pasta shapes are usually served in a broth or very light soup.
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stortini
stortini
This is a small form of elbow macaroni.
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tripolini
tripolini
Some pasta producers use the name tripolini to describe tiny bows which commemorate the Italian conquest of Tripoli. Some use it to describe long ribbons that are similar to fettuccine, but ruffled along one edge.
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tubetti
tubetti
These small pasta tubes work well in minestrone and other Italian soups. It's also one of the shapes used to make Spaghetti-Os.
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tubettini
tubettini
This is a tiny version of tubetti ("little tubes"), a short, tubular Italian pasta shape. It's usually served in broths and light soups. It's also one of the shapes used to make Spaghetti-Os.
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