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Homemade Egg Drop Soup Recipe – A savory and healthy soup that’s full of flavor and so easy to make! You and your family will love this satisfying homemade egg drop soup. PLUS, it’s paleo-friendly!

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Homemade Egg Drop Soup

You can never have enough fabulous soup recipes.

Soup has a way of soothing the body and mind like no other food. Yet some soups do it better than others.

I’ve always felt a simple egg drop soup recipe is one of the most comforting soups around. It’s light, with a delicate fragrance and silky texture. Warming and smooth, yet not overpowering.

To me, this Homemade Egg Drop Soup is the best version of an egg drop soup – and is even more calming than chicken noodle soup. You know that’s saying a lot.

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Keys To Our Best Egg Drop Soup Recipe

I like my simple egg drop soup recipe to be really simple. Meaning no mushrooms, or tofu, or little corn kernels floating around. I find them strangely annoying.

In fact, the only garnish or add-in I deem acceptable are chopped green onions, and maybe a few crunchy Chinese noodles on top. I’ve got to draw the line somewhere.

What is your stance on veggies in your egg drop soup?

How To Make Egg Drop Soup Recipe

What You Need for Homemade Egg Drop Soup

Have I mentioned that I like my egg drop soup recipe nice and simple?

You probably have many if not all of these basic ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now.

Here’s all you need:

  • Chicken Brothhomemade or store bought
  • Cornstarchor use arrow root powder to make paleo-friendly
  • Soy Sauceor use coconut aminos for paleo version
  • Sesame Oil if not available substitute with another light-flavor oil such as sunflower, avocado, peanut, or canola oil
  • Grated Ginger
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Turmeric
  • Large Eggs
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How to Make Egg Drop Soup

  1. Bring a pot of chicken broth to a boil over medium high heat, and stir in cornstarch, ginger, garlic powder, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Add a little bit of turmeric for flavor and to achieve that beautiful light yellow color.
  2. Whisk the eggs together in a small bowl. Once the mixture is gently boiling and slightly thickened, stir the soup into a quick swirl, then slowly pour in beaten eggs. The swirling hot broth will create fine egg ribbons throughout the soup.
  3. Try the soup and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Top with your favorite topping, including wonton strips or crunchy chinese noodles!

Get the Complete (Printable) Simple Egg Drop Soup Recipe Below. Enjoy!

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Behind the Recipe

That’s seriously all it takes to prepare this most comforting of soups! In about 15 minutes you can make a steaming pot that tastes even better than your favorite Chinese restaurant’s version.

Serve this homemade egg drop soup with diced green onions and perfectly crunchy Chinese noodles, or whatever your toppings of preference.

I love enjoying a large bowl of soup with a heaping plate of potstickers (and check out this paleo potstickers version!), and savoring as a side dish with Black Pepper Chicken Stir Fry.

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Is This Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe Paleo and Gluten Free?

It can be made paleo-friendly with just a couple of simple switches! Use arrow root powder in place of the cornstarch, and swap the soy sauce with coconut aminos.

Substituting coconut aminos for soy sauce will also make this egg drop soup gluten free.

Can Egg Drop Soup Be Made Vegetarian?

Absolutely! Just substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

How Long Will This Soup Keep Well?

You can store egg drop soup leftovers for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge, and is delicious reheated for a quick lunch or light dinner.

I do not recommend freezing this soup.

How do you make those wonton strips?

For this recipe, I bought some from my local grocery store. I don’t have a recipe in my collection for these crispy chinese noodles but you can find them at this link: Fresh Gourmet Wonton Strips.

Can I Make Egg Drop Soup with Wontons?

Yes, you can make a simple version of Wonton Egg Drop Soup by buying frozen wontons (or dumplings) at the grocery store. Once the soup is ready, drop the frozen wontons in the hot soup and let them steep for 5 minutes to heat through.

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Homemade Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Simple Egg Drop Soup Recipe – Savory, healthy, and packed with flavor. This easy paleo recipe is a family favorite that you can feel good about serving.
Servings: 8



  • Add the chicken broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, garlic powder, and turmeric in a large sauce pot. Whisk well. Then turn the heat on high and bring to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs well. Then stir the soup base to get it swirling and slowly pour the eggs into the soup. The eggs swirling into the soup will create ribbons of egg. Turn off the heat.
  • Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve as-is, or garnish with chopped green onions, and crunchy Chinese noodles.



Wonton Egg Drop Soup? Yes, you can make a simple version of Wonton Egg Drop Soup by buying frozen wontons (or dumplings) at the grocery store. Once the soup is ready, drop the frozen wontons in the hot soup and let them steep for 5 minutes to heat through.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 121kcal, Carbohydrates: 5.5g, Protein: 9.8g, Fat: 6.3g, Saturated Fat: 1.7g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 985mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 1.1g
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Sommer Collier

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28 comments on “Homemade Egg Drop Soup”

  1. Thanks for sharing this Homes made Egg Drop Soup, super excited to try this one, my husband gonna love this one .

  2. Made this for the family and it was absolutely hit

  3. This Homemade Egg Drop Soup seems super delicious and unique .My members gonna love this delicious one . Thanks for sharing this one

  4. This is a frequent meal at our house. So quick and easy and super tasty.

  5. Awesome recipe! This reminded me of the Chinese restaurants back I’m New Jersey. Thank you

  6. Oh yum! This is the BEST egg drop soup I’ve EVER had, thank you for sharing it! A big hit with young and old in our household.

  7. Yummy! This is my husband’s favorite soup recipe! Can’t wait to make this! This looks so yummy and so delicious!

  8. My kind of soup! So easy and taste so good!

  9. Actually, you don’t have to substitute the spy sauce for it to be gluten free. There are soy sauces that have made a line if gluten free soy sauces and if you can find the La Choy brand of soy sauce, that brand specifically is always gluten free. It is a difference between Japanese and Chinese one is always gluten free while the other they add wheat. I researched to awhile ago because I have Celiac’s but it’s been so long I can’t remember which one is which. Sorry but the facts remain the same however.

  10. Just an FYI but you can’t make it vegetarian unless you remove the eggs. So there’s no point. 

    • Hi N,

      Generally speaking, vegetarians traditionally DO eat eggs and dairy. However, you would not be able to turn this into a VEGAN recipe, because they do not eat any animal products.

  11. Egg soup has always been my favorite and I always welcome new variation in it and this one was very good I loved it. Keep making and keep sharing thank you for this.

  12. I’ve made this several times and it’s a very solid recipe. I like a slower whirlpool to make longer ribbons of eggs. I’ve never used the corn, but this recipe is great as is.

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  14. Hi, how much is one serving please – a cup? Thank you!

  15. Love how easy this soup is to make! My family loved it!

  16. What a nice change from my usual soups! I actually love egg drop whenever I order takeout so this is great and easy to make at home.

  17. Egg drop soup is one of my favorites and I love the addition of the crunchy Chinese noodles!

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  20. Can you substitute vegetable broth? 

  21. Fantastic and so easy to make ! I have long been a fan of your site and recipes and this egg drop soup tops the charts. I am fighting my second round of bronchitis and not feeling very “eaty” but wanted something warm and soothing. This filled the bill and I will be making this again soon. I used the lower fat and low sodium chicken broth and feel the taste did not suffer at all. Keep up the good work!

  22. REALLY? And all this time I thought it was so hard to make!! Okay, we that seals the deal! Can’t wait to try this!

  23. One of my all time favorite soup recipes!

  24. I love this quick and comforting meal!

  25. Love how simple and quick this soup is!