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Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Louise | January 31
Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe #keto

This Keto egg drop soup recipe is fast and authentic. Bust out your bowls, this soup is a winner!

Egg Drop Soup

You’re coming home from work, and Chinese food sounds amazing. You go through a quick mental scan of what might be Keto, and it comes to you – egg drop soup!

You go through the list. It’s broth, eggs, probably some spices, and stuff. All of that seems acceptable.

And it is. Unfortunately, though, egg drop soup also commonly contains cornstarch. And that’s not Keto. Major bummer.

The good news is, tweaking a recipe to work around one ingredient is no big deal. I add gluten-free tamari sauce and fresh ginger to a simple chicken broth to get the job done.

But your version of egg drop soup may be a little different than mine. Like many foods, there are variations of the dish in different countries.

Egg Drop Soup Around the World

American egg drop soup consists of beaten eggs swimming in chicken broth. Pepper and scallions may be added.

In China, the garnish may be different. Your soup might be topped with tofu, corn, or bean sprouts.

Moving along, in Italy, you’d throw some Parmesan cheese in with your soup.

Russian egg drop soup typically has semolina boiling in the broth before the eggs are added, and some regions would include dumplings.

You definitely don’t want to try the Austrian version on Keto. They mix the eggs with flour to make egg dumplings.

Sometimes it’s just a difference in technique. The egg can be mixed into the soup gradually so it does not curdle.

As you can see, there is a lot of room for experimentation with egg drop soup. If you want to do your own take on egg drop soup, just make sure your ingredients are Keto!

How to Get Started on Keto

There are more ways to get started on a ketogenic diet than there are varieties of egg drop soup. The trick is finding what works for you.

The best, most effective diet in the world won’t do you any good if you don’t stick with it. If you’re interested in getting started on Keto, or just want to learn more about it, I’ve got something you need to read ASAP.

Check out this article on how to get started on a ketogenic diet. It’s got a guide for kicking off Keto right, and three alternatives to ease your way in.

Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe #keto

Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe #keto

Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This simple soup is infused with ginger and onions.


  • 3 1/2 cups (840 ml) of good quality chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium eggs (132 g)
  • 4 green onions (20 g), sliced to garnish


  1. Place the chicken broth in a pan on the stovetop. Stir in the tamari and add the sliced ginger. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Strain the stock into a clean pan, discarding the ginger. Keep over low heat while you whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  3. Remove the pan of broth from the heat and drizzle the eggs into the broth in a thin stream, stirring gently.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with sliced green onions.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  1 g


  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 9 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.