Stracciatella Soup

Total Time:
16 min
10 min
6 min

4 servings

  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablepoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup lightly packed spinach leaves, cut in thin strips
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, cheese, parsley, and basil to blend. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir the broth in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin strands of egg, about 1 minute. Stir in the spinach, then season the soup, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

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    This is perfect for matzo balls! Other stracciatellas I've made have been complicated and bland. This is simple and flavorful. Perfect for busy holiday meal prep.
    Tast, but,,,,. I have made other stracciatella soups where you don't mix the eggs and cheese together. I like those recipes much better. Add grated cheese to the bowl of soup. In my opinion, addingg the eggs with the cheese makes the eggs clumpy instead of a sheer addition to the soup. Think Chinese egg drop soup for a sheer and clean addtion to the soup.
    Delicious. Hot. Easy. What more can you ask for on a snowy day in November? I added some mini farfale to make a bit heartier and had some crusty bread handy (thank you @aprovince. This will definitely be added to the rotation.
    Delicious and super easy! I had it with a side of crusty bread for dipping (and to make it more of a main soup instead of an appetizer and it was wonderful. Light, healthy, and again, super easy.
    Delicious and super easy to do. I did not have fresh spinach so I used the frozen chopped one and it worked really good
    Quick, healthy, and delicious! I did double the spinach.
    I love clear soup, and I love this recipe too eventhough no garlic added in it, still, it's a really g-o-o-d soup. Thanks Giada!
    This recipe is wonderful and very easy to make. I love this healthy recipe. I added just a pinch of nutmeg and it made a difference. Enjoy!
    This soup is EXCELLENT.........healthy and quick as well. I did double the spinach. It is a great recipe to keep on hand to have in a pinch.
    I loved it! I saw the recipe on TV then I decided to try it. It is very good
    We did add garlic powder (think it was about half a teaspoon) and a little extra Parmesan. Otherwise we went pretty much exactly as the recipe called for.
    My husband and I enjoyed this very easy, healthy and light soup. The leftovers were delicious too. We did follow suggestions to add a little extra parmesan to make the soup a little richer. Thank you Giada.
    This one has been served for generations in my family. Our version omits the spinach and includes rice and additional parm. Served with a dark green salad and slices of warm, crusty bread, it's the perfect comfort meal on a cold winter's night. Quick, easy, inexpensive ,,, and oh, so delicious!
    This soup was so easy to make and tasted can add anything to it to make it more filling and its still good! A GREAT new feel better soup!
    Wow! Such a light and tasty soup that's so easy to make. I was searching soups and came across this unfamiliar (Don't know Italian) name "Stracciatella" and had to check it out. I liked all the ingredients that it called for and decided to give it a try. Glad I did.
    I made this last night partly because everybody in my family was sick and wanted to eat light. It is really very good the way it is but next time I'm going to add some Italian sausage to make it a little more filling.
    Hi, The soup was good but I thought it was missing something. I added a little garlic powder to it and extra parm. cheese when I served it. It helped. It was very easy and I will make it again.
    This was a staple in my house. I used to stand on a chair and watch my nona stir the egg and cheese in . Excellent recipe. Great on a cold night.
    so great and really easy to make, im making it for my whoe cooking class!
    This soup turned out very nice. We love how it tastes!
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