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Stracciatella soup with mini meatballs.

Stracciatella Soup with Mini Meatballs

Mini Meatball Stracciatella Soup is an Italian classic and a family pleasing dish. Packed with shreds of eggs, cheese and parsley mixture and mini veal meatballs for a soul satisfying meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Stracciatella soup with mini meatballs
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 326kcal
Author Marisa


For the Mini Meatballs

  • 10 cups chicken broth I used store bought no added salt, fat free and gluten free
  • 640 grams ground veal
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt I use fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs I used dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley plus 1 tablespoon more for garnish

For the Stracciatella: Egg Drop

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl combine together the minced veal, beaten eggs, salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley.
  • Mix well by hand and shape into tiny meatballs about 1/2 inch in diameter. (rub your hands with some vegetable oil for easy rolling)
  • Bring the chicken broth to a simmer and slowly add in the meatballs.
  • Let the meatballs simmer for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Skim any of the residual fat from the top of the broth.
  • Meanwhile whisk the stracciatella ingredients in a small bowl.
  • When the meatballs are cooked through, slowly pour the stracciatella into the soup and then give it a gentle stir.
  • Let simmer for one minute.
  • To serve, ladle into soup bowls and top with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 256mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3mg