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Egg Drop Soup {GAPS, Paleo & Primal}

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Egg Drop Soup Recipe

A protein-packed, mineral rich meal in 15 minutes flat? Yes, please! The usual recipes call for thickeners like cornstarch or arrowroot that aren’t GAPS-friendly and soy sauce is a no-no,  so I hadn’t even attempted it. By happy accident [read NO FOOD in the house], I recently rediscovered egg drop soup. Yay!

Egg Drop Soup

  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos or naturally fermented soy sauce
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ -1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions (optional)


  1. Add butter/ghee/coconut oil to a medium-sized pot and warm over low/med heat. Add onions and saute until soft.
  2. Add the chicken broth, optional soy sauce/coconut aminos, salt and pepperl. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir gently while you slowly pour in the egg.
  4. Season with chives before serving.

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91 Responses to Egg Drop Soup {GAPS, Paleo & Primal}

  1. Mitzi says:

    I’m new to the GAPS diet and I know this recipe is for EGG drop soup, but do you have an alternative to egg since my son is allergic? That’s equally protein rich?

    • Heather says:

      Sorry, Mitzi! I don’t know of one that is equally protein rich . . . or anything at all that would make a good substitute reallY! If it were me I’d just go with a good old-fashioned beef or chicken stew.

  2. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    What do **YOU** make, not “what do make” (blush!)

  3. Felicia Mogavero Johnson via FB says:

    Depends on leftovers in the fridge. Today I made a mexican dish with leftover tortillas, beans, corn and cheese. Oh and I added a can of Rotel. I don’t like cooking a big meal for lunch, so I try to use up leftovers.

  4. Elise Genta Sprenger via FB says:

    I love this recipe! So perfect and easy. :)

  5. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    So glad you like it, Elise Genta Sprenger!

  6. Julie Baldizan via FB says:

    Left over soup :/ it get’s old when you can’t ever get off the intro diet BLAHHHHHHH

  7. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    I can relate, Julie Baldizan!

  8. Kirsti Vossler via FB says:

    Oh yay! I was just going to go look for this recipe today. Doing Whole30 (30 days strict paleo diet) right now, and I need some easy ideas! :)

  9. May says:

    Just finished eating this for dinner, oh it is SOOO good 😀

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    how many servings can this recipe make?

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  16. Mikki says:

    How long will this last in the fridge?

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  19. Jennifer says:

    Looks good, but the directions don’t match the ingredients list.

    • Heather says:

      You are so right, Jennifer! I simplified the recipe a bit recently. Thanks for letting me know I forgot to update the instructions. Just corrected them :)

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  21. Jessica says:

    I finally made this last night as we had 3 dozen eggs in our house to use. It’s delicious! I actually did 6 cups broth and 10 eggs and added some mushrooms, also. It tastes like Ramen noodle soup! I know that stuff is awful but I still love the taste, haha. Now I can make this instead when I get a hankering! Thanks for the recipe!

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  24. Samantha says:

    Why is soy sauce a no no? Because it isn’t paleo? Or is there something we should be worried about if we aren’t paleo?

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