Egg Drop Soup Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Jump to RecipePin

Site Index Eggs Low carb Soup

This post may contain affiliate links. See my privacy policy for details.

Egg Drop Soup is not only one of my favorite things to eat but it’s also incredibly quick and easy to make allowing you to have a delicious soup ready in minutes for you and your family.

A bowl of Egg Drop Soup with spoon in it. Folded kitchen cloth underneath 2 fresh eggs
Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

One of the things I like the most about this egg drop soup recipe is that I can decide to make it anytime without having to fuss that it’s going to take a while to do. It’s literally combining a few ingredients and bringing things to a boil so it can be done in minutes rather than some soups which can take quite a while and / or have to cook in a pressure or slow cooker.

How to Make Egg Drop Soup

This egg drop soup requires a few basic ingredients and can literally be made in minutes, as I mentioned above. To get started, gather together the following ingredients and you’ll have hot soup ready in no time!


  • Eggs
  • Chicken Stock
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Soy Sauce
  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Oil


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Crack eggs separately into a bowl, whisk and set aside.
  3. Once the broth is boiling, slowly pour in the eggs while stirring.
  4. The eggs will spread out into ribbons. Once all of the eggs have been added to the pot, remove from heat, pour into bowls and serve.
Close up of Egg Drop Soup ready to enjoy!
Close up of Egg Drop Soup ready to enjoy!

Is Egg Drop Soup Good For You?

Egg drop soup, at least in this recipe, is actually quite a good source of protein and is a keto and low carb friendly making it a great choice for those on a low carb or restricted carbohydrate diet.

How Long is Egg Drop Soup Good For in The Refrigerator?

Like most soups, it’s best to only keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days, if you manage to keep it that long. For 3-4 people, we tend to double this recipe and serve it up in large bowls, leaving nothing left to refrigerate but depending on how much you want, you can scale as needed of course.

Does Egg Drop Soup Freeze Well?

If you decide you want to freeze this, do so before adding the green onion and the eggs. That way you can just heat it and add them fresh to the soup and avoid any unpleasant textures.

Close up of Egg Drop Soup ready to enjoy! Folded kitchen cloth and 2 fresh eggs on background.

Another great recipe to try is Curried Pumpkin Soup. It’s delicious and well worth trying.


egg drop soup

Enter your email to get this recipe emailed to you, so you don’t lose it and get new recipes daily!

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup is not only one of my favorite things to eat but it’s also incredibly quick and easy to make allowing you to have a delicious soup ready in minutes for you and your family.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup green onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger fresh and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Beat the eggs and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Slowly pour in the beaten eggs while stirring the soup, this should produce ribbons in the soup. 
  • Remove from the heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

This is easily doubled if you prefer larger bowls.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 129mg, Sodium: 642mg, Potassium: 330mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 260IU, Vitamin C: 2.1mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

Made this recipe?

Share a photo of what you made on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @thekitchenmagpie or hashtag it #thekitchenmagpie.

Please rate this recipe in the comments below to help out your fellow cooks!

Learn to cook like the Kitchen Magpie

A Very Prairie Christmas Bakebook

Cookies, Candies, Cakes & More: Vintage Baking to Celebrate the Festive Season!

Learn More

a copy of Flapper Pie cook book

Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky

A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts

Learn More

The Prairie Table

Suppers, Potlucks & Socials: Crowd-Pleasing Recipes to Bring People Together

Learn More

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

Learn more about me

Site Index Eggs Low carb Soup

Reader Interactions

Leave a Comment or Recipe Tip

Recipe Rating