Wonton Soup (with Homemade Dumplings)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

This Wonton Soup recipe is bursting with fresh flavors and loaded with homemade pork Chinese Dumplings to elevate this classic take out dish to a gourmet level!

Looking for more Asian recipes? Try the best potstickers, 20 minute lettuce wraps, crockpot sesame chicken and teriyaki shrimp stirfry

Wonton Soup in a bowl with bok choy and a spoon.

This recipe is for my fellow Wonton Soup addicts — you know who you are. 

I always want to try a different soup when ordering Chinese take out, but I just can’t give up that delicious broth filled with floating juicy pork dumplings!

A few years back, I started making Wonton Soup for myself and now no other soup holds a candle to this extra flavorful homemade version. 

The best part? This Wonton Soup recipe is actually very EASY to make! 

If you have the time, the Homemade Chinese Dumplings are absolutely phenomenal, but you can use store bought dumplings in their place. 

Wonton soup ingredients.

Wonton Soup Ingredients 

Wonton Soup has two important components: the broth and the dumplings. 

To start, let’s discuss the broth. You will want to use fresh and high quality ingredients to create a delicious depth of flavor. 

For starters, pick a good chicken stock (or chicken bone broth) that is sodium free (or low sodium). 

You want to use low sodium so you can control the amount of salt in the final dish with the soy sauce. 

With fresh ginger, garlic and scallions (green onions) you will give lots of fresh flavor to the broth. 

Lastly, a little soy sauce, sesame oil and Chinese cooking wine (or rice wine) will round out the flavors. 

Raw Chinese Dumplings before cooking.

Chinese Dumplings for Wonton Soup

The second most important ingredient are the actual wontons – or dumplings – for the soup.

I have an amazing recipe for Chinese Dumplings that you can pan fry to make Potstickers or boil for Wonton Soup. 

They are loaded with pork and vegetables and great fresh flavors. You will fall in love with them and never want to use frozen dumplings again. 

However, if you are on a time crunch and need a quick 30 minute recipe, you can absolutely make this Wonton Soup with store bought frozen dumplings. 

Wonton soup in a white bowl with chopsticks and a spoon.

Wonton Soup Add Ons

There are a few optional add ons that are common with Wonton Soup. 

First, you can add fresh shrimp and let them cook quickly in the boiling broth before serving. 

You can also add fresh vegetables to make the dish more nutrient dense and filling. 

I suggest baby bok choy, spinach, or Chinese broccoli. Lastly, green onions make the perfect garnish. 

Wonton Soup Recipe in a white bowl with bok choy.

This Wonton Soup recipe is epically delicious with all the many layers of flavor and juicy homemade dumplings. 

If you like the take out version of this soup, just wait until you taste how much better this homemade version is! 

Make sure and leave a review below of how this Wonton Soup Recipe turns out for you! 

Yield: 6 servings

Wonton Soup Recipe (with Homemade Dumplings)

Wonton Soup in a bowl with bok choy and a spoon.

This Wonton Soup recipe is bursting with fresh flavors and loaded with homemade pork Chinese Dumplings to elevate this classic take out dish to a gourmet level!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups low sodium chicken stock (or bone broth)
  • 2 inch piece of peeled ginger, cut into large slices
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine (or rice wine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 36 Homemade Chinese Dumplings

Optional additions:

  • baby bok choy, quartered
  • Chinese broccoli, sliced into pieces
  • baby spinach leaves
  • green onions, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, combine chicken stock, ginger, garlic cloves, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and green onions. 
  2. Place lid on the pot and bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Let cook for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. While the broth simmers, cook your wontons. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the wontons to the pot in batches, about 12 wontons at a time. 
  4. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes, until the dumplings float to the top and are slightly translucent. Remove with slotted spoon and place straight into serving bowls.
  5. Strain out the chunky garlic and ginger from the broth and discard both. 
  6. If using any optional vegetables (like baby bok choy), blanch in the soup broth and place in serving bowl.
  7. Ladle hot broth over the wontons. Let stand for 2-3 and garnish with green onions. Serve immediately. 

Notes

You can use store bought Chinese Dumplings in place of the homemade version to speed up the recipe if you would prefer!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 2691mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 19g

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