Both the pasta and the broth take some time to make, but each can be made separately, stored and brought together when needed. If you plan on making this all in one day, do it on a weekend. Serve this either as a light dinner or as an elegant combination of a soup and pasta course in a larger meal, ideally right before a main course or meat or fish. Vegetarians, you can make this recipe with a mushroom broth instead of a meat broth and it will be every bit as good.
Note that cook time reflects making the broth.