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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Egg Drop Soup - Weight Watcher Style

bowl of vegetarian egg drop soup

Have you ever made homemade egg drop soup? I never did until I found this recipe on  Marilyn's Treats

After making my (adapted version of) Marilyn's recipe, all I have to say is it was - Fast, Easy, and Delicious! 

I served a piping hot bowl to my husband, and he raved about it. He felt it was comparable to soup he eats in the Chinese restaurants. I was surprised because although the soup looked just like restaurant style egg-drop soup,  I knew that this recipe was the Weight Watchers style version and was much lower in calories and fat than the restaurant style egg drop soup.  This recipe does not call for cornstarch or added oils.

The recipe only has 3 ingredients, takes 5 minutes to make, and is really good!
If you want a soup to warm you up on a cool fall or a cold winter night, Pin the recipe for later!

If you are like me and enjoy a good bowl of hot nourishing soup no matter what the season, then make it now and enjoy.

I'm always on the look out for a fast and easy delicious soup. It doesn't get faster or easier than this homemade Chinese Egg Drop Soup. It's made from start to finish in just 5 minutes and the flavor is a match for your favorite Chinese restaurant, but less salty.

It's a simple 3 ingredient soup but packs a lot of punch.

The real plus of this soup recipe is that it is low in calories-
It is just 1 points plus on Weight Watchers.
You can make it to begin a meal and not have to feel guilty.

I have to admit that before I found this recipe, I had never imagined making my own egg drop soup. I have no experience cooking Chinese food. This was really easy. Thanks Marilyn.

As always my recipes are gluten free and vegetarian

How to make the Weight Watcher's style version

Adapted from : Marilyn's Treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


4 cups of vegetable broth ( choose one that tastes good)
1/2 cup scallions, sliced thin
optional: 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 egg, beaten lightly

Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan. Add green onion and ginger powder.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and drizzle the beaten egg slowly into the pan.
Stir and allow to sit for one minute for the egg to finish cooking and then ladle into bowls

vegetarian egg drop soup in a bowl

bowl of vegetarian egg drop soup and scallions chopped up

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  1. Love Marilyn's Treats! You Egg Drop Soup looks just like what I see in the restaurants. Way to go! Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

    1. It's fun to try recipes from other sites. The egg drop soup is the real thing without all the salt!

  2. I loved Marilyn's post too and I want to make this egg drop soup too!

    1. Go for it! It only takes 10 minutes from start to finish!

  3. I've never made egg drop soup, but will try this. I'm a WW fan and track what I eat. Thanks for the recommendation. Cute photo using your MJ tiles. ;-)

    1. I wondered how many readers would actually know they were maj tiles!! The soup is worth a try especially if you are WW conscious!

  4. I love egg drop soup but rarely make it. Once again, you have inspired me.

    1. Chaya,
      Thanks for your kind words. I'm so happy to inspire.. Since this soup only takes 10 minutes, I hope you will try it..You won't be sorry

  5. Not only does this look delicious, but the presentation is FABULOUS! Now I know what to do with those mah jongg tiles. ;-)

    1. I did think the Maj jong tiles added the Chinese touch to the soup! Hope you try it.

  6. Found you on pin worthy Wednesday.
    Looks really nice, thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Michal,
      I just visited your blog and enjoyed your posts ( glad you wrote in English too) Hope you try the soup.

  7. Visiting from the Recipe Swap. I love egg drop soup. Thanks for sharing this dieter friendly version.

    1. Thanks for stopping by . the dieter friendly version is a big hit in my house. Hope you like it.

  8. That looks really good! Thanks for sharing it at the Table It Link Party and hope it brings you some good traffic.



    1. Christine,
      Thanks for stopping by. The soup is really good and so simple to make

  9. Hi Judee,
    This egg drop soup sounds easy to make and tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & twitted.

    1. It is so easy it is ridiculous. I made it for company tonight and I whipped it up in 5 minutes.

  10. I can use this! Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. I must try and make some egg drop soup - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    1. Thank you for pinning it. Do try to make it ; it is so easy!

  12. I have never made Egg Drop Soup precisely because I thought it would be quite a challenge - I'm so happy to see this easy, healthier recipe, Judee! Pinned and sharing. Thank you so much for being a part of our Hearth and Soul hop.

  13. April,
    I look forward t Hearth and Soul each week.
    I'm with you about being intimidated by trying to make egg drop soup..No excuses.. this recipe is so so so easy and still tastes great!

  14. The egg drop soup looks delicious! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_19.html Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. I love the Egg Drop Soup recipe....what a fast and healthy lunch on a busy day. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  16. Hi Judee,
    The color of your Egg Drop Soup looks beautiful. I appreciate you sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Judee, the Weekly Feature Series is live. Head on over to check out your feature and the other 24 features from the week. Here is the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-features-series.html Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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