10 Egg Dishes From Italy You Need To Try Once

Frittata: A versatile Italian omelette made with beaten eggs and various ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, and meats, then cooked slowly until set.

Eggs in Purgatory (Uova in Purgatorio): Eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce flavored with garlic, onions, and herbs, often served with crusty bread for dipping.

Carbonara: A classic Roman pasta dish made with spaghetti, eggs, cheese (usually Pecorino Romano), pancetta, and black pepper, creating a creamy and indulgent sauce.

Stracciatella Soup: A comforting Italian egg drop soup made with a savory chicken broth, beaten eggs, Parmesan cheese, and spinach or other greens.

Torta Pasqualina: A traditional Italian Easter pie made with layers of thin pastry dough filled with a mixture of eggs, ricotta cheese, spinach, and often other ingredients such as artichokes or Swiss chard.

Fried Eggs with Truffles (Uova al Tartufo): Fried eggs topped with shaved or grated black or white truffles, a luxurious and decadent dish often enjoyed as a special treat.

Frittata di Pasta: A delicious way to use up leftover pasta, this Italian egg dish combines cooked pasta with beaten eggs, cheese, and sometimes additional ingredients like ham or vegetables, then baked until golden and set.

Asparagus Frittata (Frittata di Asparagi): A springtime favorite, this frittata features tender asparagus spears mixed with beaten eggs, Parmesan cheese, and herbs, then cooked until fluffy and golden.

Eggplant Parmesan (Melanzane alla Parmigiana): Layers of fried eggplant slices topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and sometimes eggs, then baked until bubbly and golden.

Egg Tagliolini with Butter and Sage (Tagliolini all'Uovo con Burro e Salvia): Fresh egg pasta, such as tagliolini or tagliatelle, tossed with a simple sauce made from butter, fresh sage leaves, and Parmesan cheese, creating a delicate and flavorful dish.


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