Egg Drop Soup

Quick, easy and comforting this Egg Drop Soup Recipe is as simple as they come with great flavor that will warm you up on a cool day!

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

We like our soups around here and one soup that we always get when we get take-out is Egg Drop Soup, so here is a quick Egg Drop Soup recipe that won’t only warm you up, but really make you feel like you’re doing take-out from home, which we can all appreciate.We are a huge soup family, there is just some sort of comfort that comes to soup especially in the cold weather months here up in the midwest.

This Egg Drop Soup recipe is one of our favorite quick recipes that we like to serve alone or alongside some of our other favorite dishes as well.


  • Chicken broth

  • Ginger

  • Soy sauce

  • Water

  • Cornstarch

  • Eggs

  • Green onions

  • Salt & pepper

How much more easy can you get than that? I mean seriously, this soup is super fast to whip up and I highly encourage you to add it to your menu plan. 

It is perfect to replace chicken noodle soup when you’re sick and takes a fraction of the time it would to make that soup for sure!


To give you the easy answer to that question Egg Drop Soup is a Chinese soup of  beaten eggs cooked in chicken broth. Plain and simple.

While there are variations of the recipe, traditionally salt, pepper and green onions are added to the mixture. It is a plain and simple soup, but with such comforting flavor.

Egg Drop Soup


  • In a sauce pan add chicken broth, ginger and soy sauce and bring to a boil

  • Then you add in a cornstarch and water mixture (not necessary if you like more watery soup) to give it a little more texture and heat until slightly thickened, it won’t thicken up too much.

  • Beat your eggs in a bowling slowly drizzle eggs into the hot broth mixture ONLY stirring one direction so the eggs cook and make little ribbons.

  • Lastly add some green onions and salt and pepper. Some people add corn, but I’ve never had corn in mine so I left it out.

How to make egg drop soup


Now there is the key question everyone wants to know. While a traditional cup of Egg Drop Soup only contains around 60-100 calories, it doesn’t provide much vitamins or minerals except vitamin C! 

So like I stated earlier, this is the perfect soup to sip on when you are sick, my kids love it, I love it and swear by it whenever I’m feeling under the weather for sure!

If you’re looking for an easy, quick and comforting soup this Egg Drop Soup recipe is all you’ll need. It reminds me of the Chinese version of Chicken Noodles Soup and this is one soup that I would want to eat on days when I’m cold, or sick or tired!

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4.39 from 42 votes
Egg Drop Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Quick, easy and comforting this Egg Drop Soup Recipe is as simple as they come with great flavor that will warm you up on a cool day!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Egg drop soup, Egg Soup, Soup
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 64 kcal
  • 4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2-1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In pot on stove add your broth, ginger and soy sauce and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix together your water and cornstarch and add to boiling broth and stir, reducing heat to medium.
  3. Using a whisk slowly pour in your beaten eggs into your broth and stir clockwise until all eggs are added.
  4. Whisk in (in the same direction) your chopped green onions, salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Egg Drop Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1144mg 48%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Easy Egg Drop Soup

Quick, easy and comforting this Egg Drop Soup Recipe is as simple as they come with great flavor that will warm you up on a cool day! #soup #chinese #easy #eggdropsoup #takeout

74 thoughts on “Egg Drop Soup

  1. Very good soup, the recipe is exactly the one I was looking for some time. Fond of soups of various types, more recipes well comed. Thank you Alli.gv

  2. My mother would make this and also add slivers of bamboo shoots and corn. It is delicious with them! Also, you can splash in rice vinegar with a sprinkle of cayenne or sesame oil. Such an easy soup to make.

  3. I didn’t have soy sauce so I used worcestershire instead, and mine isn’t the pretty yellow color yours is, but it came out delicious!

  4. I suffer Migraines and there is a Chinese guy here name of Koon that makes it for me when I’m sick & won’t share recipe so thanks a million…I love’s AWESOME…

  5. Just made the egg drop soup. Went exactly by instructions. So delicious! My husband and I really enjoyed it. Next tine I may add a small amount of frozen peas and frozen corn as a soup I’ve eaten before called Egg Flower Soup, which is an egg drop base with peas, corn, and slivered carrots. Again, thank you again for sharing this recipe. Will definitely be a keeper.

  6. Super easy and delicious! I added some sautéed mushrooms and cilantro instead of green onions. I’ll def be making it again.

  7. yes, thank you for this recipe and the others, God Bless You, keep these, especially the easy and no fat ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Absolutely love egg flower/egg drop soup. My favorite restaurant makes it without the cornstarch and it’s light and delicious. They also add in minced water chestnuts and minced mushrooms. No strong ingredients that will over power the egg and broth. Do you use a canned broth or make your own? I know either will work, but it’s wonderful making your own, stewing the chicken broth with onion to give it even move flavor. Oh, by the way, Michael H commented that he really likes sweet and sour soup — a common mistake — it’s hot and sour soup. 🙂 Thanks for a great recipe! Think I’ll make some for lunch!

  9. Finished reading this about 40 minutes ago and have just had my first bowl. It’s so good. I would advise you not to add salt. It has plenty from the soy sauce. I did add 1 t sesame oil at the end. Sure quick to make and great.

  10. This was awesome!! Thank you 🙂
    Didn’t change a thing. May have added extra soya sauce by accident. Didn’t measure just poured. Oops!
    I used low sodium broth and found I had to add the salt and pepper. Overall a hit! My 1 1/2 yr old ate out of my bowl. Haha

  11. Oh, my gosh!! never have seen egg drop soup recipe — well never thought about it either, but this looked so easy, I gave her a try. It is absolutely the easiest recipe I have and is just wonderful. Mine made about six good sized servings and my son and I fell in love with it. I hope to see the hot and sour soup soon. It is one of my favorites but the egg drop may present it some good competition. Thanks for sharing. I looked everywhere trying to find a way to subscribe to your site but can’t find a place for that.

  12. For those on the KETO diet, this recipe as written is a pretty KETO friendly soup. I figure that there is about 16-17g of carbs in this soup. Maybe too many carbs (30g/day) for the really strict KETO follower, but for the average (up to 100g/day) KETO follower, it is perfect.

  13. Hey there! I’ve made this a few times and it is so delicious. But I’m finding that my egg ribbons are really thin and short. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Hey Melissa! While there is nothing wrong with short thin ribbons what I would try to do is just pour your eggs in slower and maybe whisk a little slower as well to see if it will string them along better without breaking them up 🙂 So happy you like this recipe!

    1. What did it look like when you were done? Regardless of what it looks like it should taste the same. But my best bet goes with pour the eggs in really slowly in a stream and whisk faster, it helps to pull them into strands better. I hope this helps!

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