Stracciatella Recipe -
Stracciatella Recipe


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"This soup is definitely not boring! You can substitute your favorite small pasta shape in place of the ditalini, if you prefer."

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  1. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook till onion is soft. Add chicken strips and cook 2-3 minutes or till no longer pink. Add broth, water, spinach, and pasta. Cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer covered 5-7 minutes till chicken and pasta are cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and both peppers.
  3. Bring soup back to a boil, and add egg mixture in a slow steady stream, using a back and forth motion. Remove from heat as soon as egg has set. Pour into 4 bowls, sprinkle each serving with cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2011

Very tasty. I skipped the pasta. It really didn't need it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2010

this was ok, not too much flavor but very easy to make. Great for a quick hot meal, especially if you have a cold.

Jul 14, 2008

Great recipe! I made some changes based on what we have in the house and personal taste. Instead of chicken, I used sliced sausage, which complemented the spinach flavor well. I doubled the garlic and used 10 oz. fresh spinach that I sauteed with the onion/garlic mixture. Another Stracciatella recipe uses lemon juice, so I added a scant Tbsp. which really perked up the soup. A plus for us: adding 1/3 C. milk/cream just before stirring in the eggs gives this a whole new look and flavor. YUM!

Apr 13, 2008

This soup was great! My daughters enjoyed it too, although my husband originally stuck his nose up at it because he doesn't like spinach. After watching us enjoy it (while he ate left-overs) he decided he'd try it the next time I made it. I did make a few changes. I used garlic chicken broth, since that was all I had on hand, and decreased the amounts of chicken and spinach used due to what I had available. The parmesan makes it really yummy. It's definitely something I'll make again!

Apr 09, 2009

Good, but not as good as the Stracciatella II recipe on this site. It did, however, give "tweaking" ideas for the latter dish.

Apr 04, 2012

I really liked this - even though I'm not usually a fan of soup. Used a touch of fresh lemon juice as suggested in another review. Based on ingredients I had on hand used: fresh spinach and penne pasta. Penne worked fine but had to boil soup a bit longer. Loved the flavour that the cayenne pepper brings to the dish.

Nov 22, 2010

My family loved this soup! Instead of using frozen spinach, I sauteed fresh baby spinach in olive oil and garlic. Delicious!

Jan 11, 2010

My family loved this! I used the chicken from a leftover roaster. And instead of frozen spinach, I sauteed a bag of fresh spinach in olive oil with chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Left out the cayenne because I didn't have any. Perfect for a cold night!


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  • Calories
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 926 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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