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Stracciatella soup recipe for Boxing Day. Get the recipe for stracciatella soup, the authentic recipe from Rome.

stracciatella soup served in a vintage china cup
stracciatella soup served in a vintage red and gold china cup

As many Roman families have “cappelletti in brodo” (meat filled pasta served in capon or chicken broth) on December 25th, on Boxing Day, the broth leftovers are used to make stracciatella soup.

The Stracciatella soup recipe is a wonderfully nourishing egg drop soup. You can also make stracciatella soup with pasta: cook the pasta separately (pastina is the best shape for this dish), and add it to the soup when it’s ready.


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Stracciatella soup recipe

Course entree
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1
Author Claudia Rinaldi


  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • the zest of half a lemon


  1. Bring broth to a boil.
  2. Beat the egg in a bowl, add salt, parmesan, a few grinds of nutmeg and the lemon zest. Mix well.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the boiling broth and whisk 2 minutes.
  4. The soup is ready, serve hot!

Enjoy your Italian stracciatella soup!


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