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Italian Egg Drop Soup Recipe (Stracciatella)

This Italian egg drop soup (stracciatella) recipe is a warm, comforting, and simple soup made with eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a light broth. Ready in 20 minutes, this soup is a fantastic fall or winter recipe you can enjoy quickly!

If you’re looking for a delicious soup with eggs, this stracciatella is a classic Roman dish. Serve with a thick slice of crusty bread and a heap of spinach salad for a complete lunch or dinner.

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This recipe comes to you from the king of Halloween – Vincent Price!  ‘Tis the spooky season, and I was flipping through one of my Vincent Price cookbooks lately (A Treasury of Great Recipes), and this stracciatella soup really stood out. Aside from being a famous horror actor, Vincent Price and his wife Mary were gourmands, loved to travel and eat, and wrote many cookbooks together. Last year, I bought a few of the books and also had them signed by their daughter Victoria. A very neat addition to our cookbook collection!

This stracciatella soup is made by whisking eggs, parmesan cheese, flour, and spices together, then dropping the mixture into a boiling broth. Top with fresh herbs, and you have a simple and inexpensive dinner in no time. It’s very similar to a Chinese egg drop soup, but I love the addition of the herbs and parmesan which make this a stellar dish.

The word stracciatella translates from Italian into “rags” which the eggs look like when boiled in this soup.

This Stracciatella Soup Recipe Is

  • Light
  • Simple
  • Fresh
  • Herby
  • Comforting
  • Made with Just a Few Ingredients
  • Inexpensive and Affordable to Make!

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Easy Egg Soup In 20 Minutes

This stracciatella egg soup is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

What’s In Italian Egg Drop Soup Recipe?

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  • Chicken Stock – is the base of this fantastic dish. I prefer using a low sodium broth to control the amount of salt in this dish. You can buy a fantastic container of low sodium broth or make your own from scratch! You can easily make this vegetarian with a vegetable stock, however chicken is traditional for this recipe.
  • Eggs – We try to get cage free / free range eggs when we can. There isn’t any nutritional difference, but I always try to support animal welfare when I can!
  • All Purpose Flour: I use King Arthur organic all purpose flour for all my recipes, I love the consistency and texture of the crumb this flour produces. If you are gluten free, then a gluten free flour would be a nice substitute in this dish.  If you want to keep it a little wholesome, you can use half whole wheat flour as well.
  • Parmesan Cheese – gives that extra bit of flavor and richness to this dish. Whether you use a sharp real cheese parmesan, or a vegan version, adding a little extra into the sauce (and for garnish) makes this dish delish.
  • Parsleyfresh and delicious!

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How Do I Make Italian Egg Drop Soup with Parsley?

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, parmesan cheese, and pepper. Add in 1 cup of the chicken stock, and mix well to combine.
  2. In a medium pot, bring the remaining 3 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Using a strainer or colander with large holes, pour in the egg mixture into the boiling soup.
  3. Cook over high heat for 10-15 minutes, then stir in the parsley.
  4. Serve with crusty bread or a salad, and enjoy!

 

Inexpensive and Affordable Egg Recipes For Everyone

I love how inexpensive this stracciatella egg drop soup is to make! This recipe uses a lot of ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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Stracciatella Recipe (Italian Egg Drop Soup)

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This stracciatella, Italian egg drop soup, recipe is a warm, comforting, and simple soup made with eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and a light broth. Ready in 20 minutes, this soup is a fantastic fall or winter recipe you can enjoy quickly!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 322 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Pot

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, parmesan cheese, and pepper. Add in 1 cup of the chicken stock, and mix well to combine.
  • In a medium pot, bring the remaining 3 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Using a strainer or colander with large holes, pour in the egg mixture into the boiling soup.
  • Cook over high heat for 10-15 minutes, then stir in the parsley.
  • Serve with crusty bread or a salad, and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 22gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 897mgPotassium: 771mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2850IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 4mg
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