Wonton Soup Recipe

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Wonton Soup Recipe – an easy homemade soup with an Asian inspired broth and soft and delicious wontons. Ready in 20 minutes and great for busy weeknights!

As soon as the weather starts to get cold, I am all about soup. It can be a hearty Crock Pot Chili or a quick brothy soup. But something warm and comforting is what I crave. And I am pretty sure that I am not alone in that at all!  

My family loves Asian flavors of just about any kind.  Chicken Lo Mein is a great way to get dinner on the table in just minutes. Faster than getting take out, plus you get to control all of the ingredients.  Which is why I love this wonton soup recipe  

A bowl of soup, with Wonton and Dumpling


Wonton Soup

The way to get this wonton soup recipe on the table in just minutes, is to buy frozen wontons from the grocery store.  I love the frozen ones from Costco. They cook up in about 5 minutes and the filling is delicious. As they cook in the broth they absorb even more flavor!  You can find frozen wontons in just about any grocery store. If you want to go all out and make pork dumplings I am sure it would be even more delicious.

What You’ll Need

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  • Chicken Broth – I like to use low or no sodium to control the level of salt
  • Soy Sauce – I only ever buy low sodium soy sauce, so that is what I use for this soup.
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Sesame Oil
  • Green Onions
  • Frozen Wontons
  • Cilantro

This wonton soup broth is super easy to make. It is basically chicken broth that you flavor with garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Just simmer for a few minutes to infuse the broth with the ginger and garlic and get that nice Asian twist.  Then add in the wontons and you can get dinner on the table in just 20 minutes. 

A bowl of soup, with Wonton and Pork

What is Wonton Soup? 

It is really just an Asian flavored chicken broth that has Chinese style dumplings simmered in it.  To serve it is often topped with sliced green onions and cilantro.  It is often served as an appetizer or starter.  You can make your own wontons or use a little help from the store to make it a quick and easy meal. 

How to Make Wonton Soup

  1. Simmer chicken broth with cloves of smashed garlic and a piece of peeled ginger
  2. Add frozen wontons to the soup and simmer for 5 minutes until they are floating and hot
  3. Remove garlic and ginger from the pot and scoop into bowls
  4. Top with sliced green onions and fresh cilantro
A bowl of soup, with Dinner and Wonton

What Kind Of Wontons Do You Use

You can find frozen wontons in almost every grocery store around. These Bibigo Chicken & Vegetables mini wontons are the most popular, and I have seen them in everywhere from Kroger to Alberstons to Target and Walmart to Costco. You really just want small ones, so they don’t take up your whole bowl of soup. Trader Joe’s carries some as well, so just check out the frozen section of your grocery store and you will see something that will work.

This wonton soup recipe can not be easier to make, and it is great on a cold night.  I love it as a meal, but you can make it as a starter or first course if you want.  It would go great with Chicken Satay Stir Fry for a quick and easy meal. 

Wonton Soup Leftovers

The dumplings will absorb extra liquid as it sits, so only cook as many as you are going to eat. If you want to have leftovers, just add them to leftover broth and heat the next day for quick lunch.  

close up soup with wontons

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A bowl of soup, with Wonton
4.47 from 45 votes

Wonton Soup Recipe

By Erin
Wonton Soup Recipe – an easy homemade soup with an Asian inspired broth and soft and delicious wontons. Ready in 20 minutes and great for busy weeknights!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups frozen wontons
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro


  • In a large pot bring chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Add wontons to the broth and cook for 5-7 minutes until they float and are warmed through.
  • Remove ginger and garlic and discard.
  • Serve in bowls topped with green onions and fresh cilantro.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1545mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 459
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  1. I’ve been looking for a good wonton soup recipe and am so glad I found this! I love the flavor of your recipe!

  2. I’ve always been a hot and sour soup girl, but MAN, this looks amazing, and SO easy to make. Can’t wait to try the recipe.