Coming from a family who always ate out at Chinese buffets while growing up, the egg drop soup quickly became a source of comfort. Now that I am a college student, Chinese takeout is a constant go-to dinner option, and a bowl of egg drop soup pairs perfectly with any combo, especially fried rice.

At most takeout places, a bowl of soup ranges from $2-3. One bowl is very affordable, but what if I told you that a whole pot of egg drop soup costs about $5? Not only is it cheap, but it is super easy to make. It takes no more than 10 minutes to make from start to finish, and is perfect for a quick, healthy meal.

10-minute Egg Drop Soup

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:8 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Step 1

    Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.

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  • Step 2

    Dissolve the corn starch in 1/2 cup of chicken broth and set aside.

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  • Step 3

    Place the rest of the chicken broth, ground ginger, and soy sauce into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the corn starch slurry and turn down the heat to a simmer.

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  • Step 4

    Slowly pour in the beaten eggs into the pot while constantly stirring. Serve immediately.

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