Stracciatella Soup

Autumn is in full swing and the temperatures have dropped considerably in the past couple weeks. The change in season can be very beautiful with all the leaves changing colours but it also has its dark side because it brings with it the cold & flu season. When you are feeling under the weather, like I am right now, there is nothing like a good bowl of soup to warm you up and ease some of those icky cold symptoms.

My zia makes this really tasty and light soup that we would always have to kick off our huge Christmas Eve dinner. I’ve been taking time to learn some of my favourite childhood recipes over the years and although it’s never quite as good as my zia’s…it’s getting pretty darn close. The soup is called Stracciatella and has many different variations. This is the simpler version of the soup. It is super easy to make and doesn’t involve a lot of obscure ingredients.

I’ve never posted a recipe here before so here it goes…

Simple Stracciatella (or sometimes called Roman Egg Drop Soup)

What you need:
4 cups chicken stock or broth
salt and pepper (to taste)
2 eggs
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

What to do:
Heat the stock or broth to a boil over high heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes, I like to add a couple small handfuls of tiny pastine (small round shaped pasta) to give it a bit more weight. It is also common to find this soup with spinach added to it as well. Beat the eggs with the Parmesan and parsley. Once the stock or broth is at a boil slowly pour the egg mixture into the soup and stir for about 2-3 minutes. And presto, you are done.

Stracciatella Soup

Serves: 4

So when you get bored of plain old chicken soup this cold season, change things up a bit and give this recipe a whirl.

Stay healthy!! 🙂

  1. lucy

    October 9, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Yummy!!!! I’m definitely going to try making it instead of buying it at the local bakery where they rob you for anything yummy and Italian.
    Thank you. By the way it’s beautiful here in Toronto today, 19 celcius. You couldn’t ask for better weather for a Thanksgiving long weekend.

    Hi Lucy, Yes it’s been really nice the past couple of days. It’s great weather for our long weekend! 🙂 I’m happy about that!

  2. Susan

    October 8, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Oh how nice- I forgot about this wonderfully simple an ddelicious soup. Thanks for reminding me- I’ll have to try it ! I have a cold right now so I think it is a perfect time!

    I’ve been sick for a week now 🙁 and this soup has definitely been my friend. It’s so light and so quick to make….it’s the perfect soup when you aren’t feeling 100%

  3. Erik

    October 8, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Nice recipe! I am going to try this soon; seems like a quick one to make.
    I can see adding spinach in small amounts to this too.

    It’s very quick to make which is a good thing when you are feeling sick and don’t have the energy to cook something. Even though it’s light I find it quite filling too.

  4. Discover Unearthed

    October 8, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Good call. I had some carrot and coriander soup today to stave off the Autumn blues but I can’t say I made it myself which obviously loses me some points.

    Some really strong Parmesan really makes your recipe above when I have done similar. Bring on the cold weather!

    I’m a big fan of Parmesan cheese…the better quality the Parmesan the better the end results! 🙂

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