Homemade Wonton Soup is the best way to satisfy any craving for Chinese food without having to leave the house.

Tender homemade wontons are filled with seasoned pork and simmered in a ginger, soy, sesame broth.

Big batches of wontons can be made ahead of time and frozen for a quick meal in minutes.

taking a spoonful of Homemade Wonton Soup

What is Wonton Soup?

A steaming bowl of wonton soup is the starter for a stir fry or or sweet and sour chicken and rice.

Wonton soup is a staple of Chinese cuisine with tender wontons in a seasoned chicken broth. Wontons are like an Asian equivalent of ravioli or tortellini with a tender dough folded around a spiced meat mixture.

The wontons in my recipe are filled with ground pork, as it has lots of flavor and a hearty texture. Replace it with finely chopped shrimp, ground chicken or turkey, or even ground beef.

Wontons on a baking sheet for Homemade Wonton Soup

Wonton Wrappers

You can find wonton wrappers at most grocery stores, often in the produce area or near the fresh chow mein noodles. If you don’t see them, ask the grocer, as most stores do carry them. Although I always buy them, you can also make homemade wonton wrappers.

Wonton wrappers are flat squares of fresh egg noodle dough and can be easily pinched, folded, or cut into various shapes for different uses. In this wonton soup recipe, they’re filled and boiled, but they’re great served crisp as little cups for jalapeño popper wonton cups or filled and fried as crab rangoon.

How to Make Wontons

There are many, many ways to fold a wonton. I love the look and ease of folding them into this shape! Folding wontons is easy but does take a lot of time. I make big batches and freeze them (cook from frozen).

  1. Spoon a teaspoon of filling into the center. Do not overfill.
  2. Moisten the edges with a few drops of water.
  3. Fold into triangles, pressing the edges into a tight seal.
  4. Squeeze the two edges of the triangle together and seal with a bit of water.
How to fold wontons for Homemade Wonton Soup

How to Make Wonton Soup

Once the wontons are prepared, the rest is of this soup recipe is really easy!

  1. Simmer the broth and seasonings for a few minutes.
  2. Remove the ginger and garlic and reduce heat.
  3. Gently simmer the wontons in the broth.

Serve in bowls or cups garnished with chopped green onions or chives. Remember to handly the wontons gently to prevent them from tearing! If you’d like to add veggies and shrimp to turn this into a Wor Wonton Soup, these wontons work well for that, too!

Homemade Wonton Soup in a bowl with a spoon

How to Store

Leftover wonton soup can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. I remove the wontons from the soup with a slotted spoon and store them separately.

To prepare ahead of time freeze the uncooked wontons.

  • Fill wontons and place them in a single layer on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Place uncovered in the freezer. When frozen, transfer to freezer bags.

There is no need to thaw the wontons before cooking. Prepare the soup broth as directed and add the wontons from frozen. Begin timing the cooking from when the broth returns to simmer.

Take Out Fake Outs at Home

This Wonton Soup recipe is a favorite starter! Here are other take out favorites we love to make at home.

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Homemade Wonton Soup

Meat-filled wontons swim in a flavored broth enhanced with ginger, soy, sesame, and garlic.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings


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  • 30 wonton wrappers

Wonton Filling

  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch


  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic whole
  • 2 slices ginger approx. 1/4"
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions sliced



  • In a large bowl add pork, green onions, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, grated ginger, and cornstarch. Mix well to combine.
  • Place 1 teaspoon filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper with a little bit of water and fold in half to create a triangle. Moisten the two longer tips, bring them together, and press.
  • Dip the bottom in a bit of flour and place on a parchment lined pan. Repeat with the remaining wontons.


  • In a large pot, add the broth, garlic, sliced ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Remove garlic and ginger and discard.
  • Add the wontons to the soup and simmer for an additional 4-6 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Serve immediately.


Wontons can be prepared, placed on a baking sheet, and frozen. Once frozen, transfer the wontons to a freezer bag for up to 4 months.
To prepare soup with frozen wontons, bring the broth to a simmer as directed. Add the wontons and, once simmering, cook for 6 minutes.
Optional garnish includes green onions, cilantro, or a dash of chili oil.
Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I prefer to remove the wontons and store them separately. Reheat on the stovetop.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 248 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1887mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
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