I find that a nice, warm, flavorful bowl of egg drop soup to be so comforting. There’s just something about the aromas of that salty broth, and those silky egg ribbons that really speak to my soul. Especially with there chilly winter weather we’ve been having recently here in SoCal.

I first had egg drop soup years ago at a Chinese restaurant and was blown away by how something so seemingly simple could taste so wonderful and be so satisfying. Compared to other popular Chinese dishes, egg drop soup is pretty diet friendly. And now that eggs are 0 Points with Weight Watchers Freestyle plan, this easy egg drop soup recipe clocks in at just 1 Point. This is a game changer!

Given my adoration of this soup, you’d think I would have attempted to make it before. But surprisingly, I never did. I always just made the hideously incorrect assumption that getting those lovely egg ribbons would be too complicated or would take too long to make. How WRONG I was! I’m so glad I came to my senses and decided to give this soup a go.

Egg Drop Soup

If you adore this soup as much as I do, but have always wondered how to make egg drop soup, you came to the right place today. To begin with, this dish requires just a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Secondly, it’s only going to take you about 10 minutes, so you don’t need a lot of time.

Once you’ve given this egg drop soup recipe a try as is, I would absolutely encourage you to try a few different variables with it. For example, if I’m planning to eat this soup as the main course of my meal, I’ll add some tofu and/or mushrooms to bulk it up and give it more sustenance. If I’m planning to serve it as a side, I’ll either keep it as is or add in a handful of fresh spinach or chard. Generally, egg drop soup is considered an appetizer, but hey…if I can get creative with it, and have it as a main course, why not?

While traditional egg drop soup recipes are very simplistic in flavor, there’s no reason you can’t spice it up a bit, if you should so desire. Add in a dash or two of sriracha or perhaps a touch of Yuzu Sauce to add a little acidity and heat.

Any way you decide to try it, this easy Egg Drop Soup will taste just like the one from your favorite Chinese restaurant, only better and healthier. Hope you enjoy this one!

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egg drop soup
Egg Drop Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A savory soup that’s tough to beat when you need a quick, easy, and satisfying meal. Egg Drop Soup is so soothing and comforting, and the perfect pick me up lunch recipe for a chilly day.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 123 kcal
  • 4 cups fat free chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 green onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  1. In a small saucepan, whisk the broth, ginger, white pepper, soy sauce, and cornstarch together, over high heat, until no lumps remain. Bring to a boil, occasionally stirring.
  2. Whisk eggs together in a separate bowl.
  3. Once soup is bowling, remove from heat. Then, while whisking the soup in a circular motion, slowly pour in the eggs, to create egg ribbons.
  4. Stir in sesame oil, and top with green onions. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 ½ cups

Each serving = 1 Point*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Egg Drop Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 589mg 25%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 10.7g 21%
Calcium 3%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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