Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup

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This Italian-style egg drop soup is one of those super simple ones which requires only a few ingredients, and a few minutes to pull together, but results in a delicious soup packed full of flavour.

My Nonna used to make this for a light lunch, sometimes with shredded chicken if we were really hungry. The idea behind the soup is simple — you heat a large pot of stock or broth (traditionally chicken is used, however you could also use vegetable if you prefer), mix together some grated Parmesan cheese and eggs, and then slowly stir it into the hot stock. The eggy mixture quickly cooks, creating little ‘shreds’ — the word stracciatella translates to ‘little shreds.

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 3/4 cups/ 400 ml)

0.5 grams 0.2 grams 12.2 grams 10.9 grams 5.2 grams 151 calories
Total Carbs0.7grams
Net Carbs0.5grams
of which Saturated5.2grams
Magnesium21mg (5% RDA)
Potassium432mg (22% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (1%), protein (33%), fat (66%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock (about 1.4 L)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: extra parsley and Parmesan cheese to serve
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  1. Chop the herbs and prepare all the ingredients.
    Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup
  2. Lightly whisk the eggs in a large jug, and then add in the Parmesan cheese.
    Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup
  3. Bring the stock and cinnamon to a simmering boil (not a rolling boil, you want a slower boil).
  4. Once simmering, pour the egg mixture into the pot while stirring in a circular motion.
    Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup
  5. Turn off the heat and allow the soup to sit for a minute before serving.
    Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste if required. Optionally, you can serve each bowl with an additional one tablespoon of each fresh parsley and grated Parmesan.
    Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup
  7. This soup is best enjoyed straight away, but can also be stored in the fridge, and reheated within a day or two.
    Low-Carb Italian Stracciatella Soup
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Comments (2)

My family really enjoyed this soup.  We are all feeling a bit under the weather, and it was really comforting.  I messed up the texture (maybe I used to much cheese), but it was still very tasty.  I served it with Jo’s cauliflower streaks.  Really nice combination.


Thank you Krissie! I swear by this egg drop soup in winter - it's so good and filling 😊