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Bone Broth Egg Drop Soup (Keto + Paleo)

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Bone Broth Egg Drop Soup is a nutrient-dense, low-carb option that perfectly aligns with both keto and paleo diets. Combining the health benefits of bone broth and eggs, this soup is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients that support overall wellness. It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be a regular part of your meal planning, providing a comforting and satisfying dish.

Low Carb Egg Drop Soup

Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is renowned for its numerous health benefits. Rich in amino acids, minerals, and collagen, it supports the body in various ways:

  • Immune Support: Boosts the immune system, helping the body to fight off illnesses.
  • Gut Health: Reduces inflammation in the gut, promoting better digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Joint Health: The collagen content helps in maintaining joint health and reducing inflammation.

When selecting bone broth, aim for high-quality options with minimal ingredients to ensure you’re getting the most health benefits. Homemade bone broth is often preferred for its superior flavor and nutrient content.

Benefits of Eggs

Eggs are a versatile and nutrient-packed food, offering a wide range of health benefits:

  • Vitamins and Minerals: Provide essential nutrients such as Vitamin D, Folate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Selenium.
  • Protein: High-quality protein source that supports muscle repair and growth.
  • Healthy Fats: Contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart and brain health.
  • Choline: Supports brain function and development.

Including eggs in your diet can enhance your nutrient intake and support various aspects of health, making them a valuable component of this soup.

Tips for Making Bone Broth Egg Drop Soup

Choosing the Right Broth

For the best flavor and health benefits, use homemade chicken broth. If you need to use store-bought broth, choose organic options with minimal additives and no added sugars or preservatives. This ensures you’re getting a broth that’s both nutritious and flavorful.

Perfecting the Egg Drop Technique

The key to a great egg drop soup is the technique used to add the eggs. Beat the eggs thoroughly and then drizzle them slowly into the boiling broth while stirring gently. This creates the signature silky egg ribbons that make the soup visually appealing and delicious.

Thickening Without Cornstarch

Traditional egg drop soup uses cornstarch as a thickener, but for a grain-free version, use arrowroot starch. It provides the same thickening effect without the grains, making it suitable for both keto and paleo diets. If you prefer a lighter soup, you can skip the starch altogether.

Flavor Enhancements

Enhance the flavor of your soup by adding ground ginger and sea salt. Fresh or freeze-dried chives make an excellent garnish, adding a touch of color and a subtle onion flavor that complements the soup perfectly. Adjust the seasoning to taste, especially if your broth is pre-salted.

Low Carb Egg Drop Soup


Bone Broth Egg Drop Soup is a simple yet nutrient-rich dish that fits seamlessly into keto and paleo diets. Its combination of bone broth and eggs delivers a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, supporting overall health and wellness. By following a few key tips and selecting high-quality ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious, comforting soup that’s both easy to make and incredibly beneficial for your body.

Low Carb Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Egg Drop Soup is typically made with cornstarch as a thickener, but this grain-free version uses arrowroot starch instead and is restaurant quality in the comfort of your own kitchen.


  • 8 cups Homemade Chicken Broth
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Starch, optional, leave out for Whole30 & Keto
  • 3-4 Eggs, we prefer more, you may prefer less
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh or Freeze-Dried Chives, chopped


  1. Add the broth, ginger, salt, and arrowroot starch to a stockpot. Bring to a boil over a high flame.
  2. While the soup is coming to a boil, beat the eggs with a fork until they are well scrambled.
  3. When the soup has come to a rolling boil, drizzle the scrambled eggs in a thin stream, with the fork, directly into the boiling broth. Continue drizzling until all the eggs have been added.
  4. Serve the soup hot and top with chives as a garnish.


  • I prefer a homemade chicken broth, as it has a much better flavor than even the organic store-bought broth, plus I can control the salt added to the broth.
  • If your chicken broth already has salt added, be careful how much you use in this recipe. Taste the broth before adding the eggs and if you want more salt, add it.
  • If you don't use the starch, this recipe is 1g carbs per serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 88mgSodium 545mgCarbohydrates 4gProtein 14g

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Judy Dawson

Friday 23rd of August 2019

Can you link to a good chicken broth recipe? Thank you


Tuesday 26th of February 2019

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Sunday 4th of June 2017

I saw the comment above asking if this is ok to reheat and I was wondering if that also means it can be frozen and then reheated?


Monday 27th of March 2017

Feeling under the weather and this looked so much more appetizing canned chicken noodle soup :( I made half a recipe and opted the corn starch out. It is sooooooooooo good!!!!! I feel better already! I added a dash of soy and sea seemed oil and eliminated the salt because the chicken stock I used was not home made :( but if you have a good reciepe for chicken stock, I'm up for that:) Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe,


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

A-MA-ZING!!! I added some chicken and red pepper flakes and my husband slurped it right up! Thank you for the recipe. So easy! :)

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