nutritional information


  • Calories: 106
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 108 mg
  • Sodium: 540 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Stracciatella Soup (Italian Egg Drop Soup)

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

30 minutes or fewer   Most people think of Chinese food when they hear “egg drop soup,” but this version comes from Italy. Stracciatella means “little shreds” and refers to the strands of cooked egg that form when the soup is swirled.  
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup orzo, pastina or any small pasta
  • 1 5-oz. bag spinach (about 3 packed cups)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese

1. Bring vegetable broth and 1 1/2 cups water to a simmer in medium-size pot over high heat. Add pasta, and cook 11 minutes, or until tender.

2. Stir in spinach, and simmer 1 minute, or until wilted.

3. Whisk eggs with Parmesan in small bowl. Remove from heat. Swirl soup in pot, and pour egg mixture in slow stream to create strands. Let sit 1 minute. Stir soup with fork to break up egg strands. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

November 2006

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I made this and it was really good, just confused why the recipe in the magazine and the one online is different...anywho the version in the magazine was good, this one sounds just as delightful!

Austin - 2012-01-17 17:33:06