Zuppa Dorata (Golden Soup)

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Feb. 20, 2015

This soup gets its golden colour from the saffron threads, which are used throughout Italy to provide a slight lemony flavour and gorgeous orange hue.


Vegetable stock/Chicken stock 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Saffron threads 1 Teaspoon
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Angel hair pasta 4 Ounce
Eggs 2
Whipping cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped fresh italian parsley 2 Tablespoon



In saucepan, bring vegetable stock and saffron threads to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add butter. Stir until melted. 

Meanwhile, break pasta into about 1-inch (5 cm) pieces and add to stock. 

Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

In small bowl, whisk together eggs, cream and parsley. 

Gently pour mixture into stock, stirring constantly and cook for about 4 minutes or until set and thickened.


Sprinkle some  freshly grated Parmesan before serving.


Look for other thin soup pasta noodles like Fedelini Tagliati or Filimi all’uovo.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 396Calories from Fat 193

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 969 mg40.38%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet