Little Thimbles Sciue Sciue

In Italian, the word sciue means easy, fast, quick. This is one of those meals you can whip up in no time, but it’s oh so good! The fresh, light, delicious flavors leave me craving it all the time. Do you LOVE garlic? Are you a Giada aficionado? Then this one’s for you. Little Thimbles Sciue Sciue is one of our family’s FAVORITE pasta dishes.

You could maximize nutritional value by adding grilled chicken or asparagus.  You can experiment with other pastas, orecchiette or pennette would be great. You really can’t go wrong. It is absolutely company worthy…if you’re willing to share . 😉

Gooey cheesy goodness…need I say more? It’s so simple too; you have to try it out.


What you’ll need.

We REALLY like our garlic.

If we need to chop a lot of garlic we prefer to use the chopper.

Go ahead and chiffonade your basil. Start by stacking the basil like this.


Then roll the basil tightly…

and cut the basil into long, thin strips.

Cut the fresh mozzarella.

Core the tomatoes.

This is what the tomatoes should look like.

Dice the tomatoes.

The ingredients are prepped and ready to go.

Sauté garlic and oil until fragrant.

Add your tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.

At the last second, go ahead and add your basil.

Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta; add fresh mozzarella.

Mix together and serve. Enjoy!


Little Thimbles Sciue Sciue

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 1 lb ditalini pasta (thimble shapes)
  • 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, chopped into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 2 cup fresh plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt & pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a heavy large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat; use enough oil to fill the skillet about a half inch. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Sauté about 2 minutes, or until just heated through. At the last second, throw in the chopped basil. Remove from heat and pour over pasta. Add the cheese and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
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