Egg Drop Soup Recipe

    egg drop soup in a bowl

    This easy egg drop soup recipe is a delicious meal to whip up in less than 15 minutes. Whether you’re craving a cozy, comforting meal or simply looking for something simple to make, this egg soup is the perfect option.

    Making Chinese egg drop soup only requires a handful of simple ingredients. To create a vegetarian egg drop soup, you’ll need vegetable stock. Otherwise, you can simply use chicken stock.

    You can also make an egg drop soup with corn, though this is totally optional. We love the addition of corn kernels in this warm and tasty soup. We also like to use cornstarch in our egg drop soup to help thicken the soup.

    To make egg drop soup the soup that it is, it’s imperative to use eggs. When making this soup, you’ll want to bring your stock to a simmer. Once it’s simmering, you’ll whisk the stock to create a “whirlpool” effect, at which point you’ll gradually drizzle in the raw eggs as you whisk the stock in the saucepan.

    The resulting effect includes those delicious egg ribbons you see in a classic egg drop soup recipe. The entire recipe can be prepared in less than 20 minutes, making this a fantastic meal for any night of the week.


    Cook time: 10 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. To a small pot or saucepan, add the stock, cornstarch, ginger, and garlic powder. Whisk together to combine, then turn on the stove to high heat. Bring this mixture to a simmer.
    2. In a small measuring cup, beat the eggs to break apart the yolks. Once the mixture in the saucepan has come to a simmer, use a fork to vigorously whisk the mixture and create a whirlpool effect. Slowly pour the beaten eggs into the soup as you whisk to create the egg ribbons in the soup.
    3. Remove the pot or saucepan from the stove and stir in the rest of the ingredients (sesame oil, green onions, corn, salt, and pepper). Taste test and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.