Homemade Wonton Soup

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Delicious homemade Wonton Soup is the best way to satisfy any craving for Chinese food without having to leave the house. Tender wontons filled with seasoned pork swim in a clear broth flavored with ginger, soy, sesame, and garlic.

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

Spoonful of Homemade Wonton Soup

A steaming bowl of wonton soup is the perfect prelude or accompaniment to an entree of chicken lo mein, Asian noodles or sweet and sour chicken and rice.

What is Wonton Soup?

Wonton soup is a standard of Chinese cuisine and made from seasoned chicken broth with filled wontons. Wontons are an Asian equivalent of ravioli or tortellini when they are folded around a spiced meat mixture.

This recipe calls for ground pork as the foundation for the filling because it has great flavor and a meaty texture. Other meats or proteins could be substituted, such as 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.

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 wonton soup 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.

  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 prepped the rest is a breeze!

  1. Place broth and seasoning in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove the ginger and garlic and reduce heat.
  3. Gently simmer the wontons in the broth until done.

Serve in bowls or cups garnished with chopped green onions or chives. Remember to treat 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

Leftovers can keep in the fridge for up to four days (the noodles may soften a bit but should still be great). For make-ahead convenience, assemble the wontons for the freezer.

  • 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.

No need to thaw in advance. Just prepare the soup broth and pop in the wontons. Begin timing the cooking from when the broth returns to simmer.

Better Than Take Out

Spoonful of Homemade Wonton Soup
5 from 145 votes
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Homemade Wonton Soup

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Broth

  • 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

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Instructions

Wontons

  • In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients.
  • Place 1 teaspoon filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges and fold in half to create a triangle. Moisten the two longer tips and bring together. Press together.
  • Dip the bottom in flour and place on a parchment lined pan. Repeat with remaining wontons.

Soup

  • Bring all broth ingredients to a boil. Simmer 10 mintues.
  • Remove garlic and ginger and discard.
  • Add in wontons simmer 4-6 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Serve immediately.

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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    1. It could have been the type of soy sauce you used, David! Hope you still enjoyed it as much as we did!

  1. Easy and delicious! First time I’ve tried wonton soup, I used frozen wontons. Sorry I cheated lol but the broth was great!5 stars

  2. Absolutely phenomenal recipe…..ugh!!!! <3<3<3<3<3

    I just made this and it's really good. Holly, you have so many good recipes that I've borrowed and I really, truly wanted to thank you for expanding my love of cooking and making my family jealous! (although they always get to try my food lol) Best wishes to you!5 stars

  3. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it but I’m confused as to what and how much “2 slices” of ginger would be.

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Ginger is a root about 1″- 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You’ll slice off two round slices, about 1/4″ thick each. This infuses the broth with a ginger flavor.

  4. I always loved Wonton soup from our neighborhood takeout place. I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! My family says that this recipe is more flavorful and delicious that the takeout! I agree. I bought wonton wrappers at our local Asian supermarket, a pound of ground pork, scallions, ginger… I sized up the recipe to accommodate one pound of pork. I ended up with somewhere between 50 and 60 stuffed wontons. I made enough soup for 6 servings for 3 people and used 18 wontons. After a few times I was able to establish a system of stuffing, folding and sealing them efficiently and quickly. The rest I froze on a parchment paper covered sheet pan. Once independently frozen, I put them in an air tight zip lock bag and into the freezer. I am already looking forward to enjoying them next time! I will probably never like the takeout soup the same way again!5 stars

  5. I always loved Wonton soup from our neighborhood takeout place. I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! My family says that this recipe is more flavorful and delicious that the takeout! I agree. I bought wonton wrappers at our local Asian supermarket, a pound of ground pork, scallions, ginger… I sized up the recipe to accommodate one pound of pork. I ended up with somewhere between 50 and 60 stuffed wontons. I made enough soup for 6 servings for 3 people and used 18 wontons. After a few times I was able to establish a system of stuffing, folding and sealing them rather quickly. The rest I froze and I am already looking forward to the enjoying them next time! This is really great!5 stars

  6. Or do it the lazy way. Buy frozen wontons from Trader Joes. Use Traders Joes Miso Ginger Broth for the liquid. Easy and FAST!
    This idea was given to me by a good friend. She’s an excellent cook too, except when she
    mixed up baking soda for baking powder…………..5 stars

    1. Thanks for sharing, Mermie! That sounds like a great quick way to prepare a similar soup. Hope you enjoyed it!

  7. I make this all the time! Its sooo good. I know the recipe calls for pork. But do you think I could use beef and it still be good?

    1. Typically you’d want to substitute about ¼ teaspoon of powdered ginger for each teaspoon of fresh. Enjoy the recipe Wanda!

  8. I made this recipe last night for supper. Delicious. I didn’t have fresh ginger so I used 1/8 tsp of powered ginger in the filling and broth. I served the soup with grilled cheese scrambled egg sandwiches made on cheddar cheese bread. They went really well with the soup. I froze half the wontons for next time!

  9. I used the broth for the won ton soup and made it into egg drop soup, and it was amazing! I use dark sesame oil for more flavor. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  10. I love wonton soup. I will make this recipe but first I need guidance on which soy sauce and sesame oil brand do you recommend. There are so many in the market that it can be a challenge to decide for one. Thanks

    1. You can use any brand, I often purchase low sodium soy sauce but use brands that are on sale. As for sesame oil, as long as it’s toasted it will be great!

  11. Easy to make and very tasty. I added a touch of white pepper for a little extra kick. Will make again.5 stars

  12. This was easy to make, I used frozen pork wontons and it was great. It really tasted like what we get at a Chinese restaurant.5 stars

  13. This Homemade Wonton Soup is so delicious! I used Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Tamari Soy Sauce for a more flavorful taste.5 stars

  14. Delicious! I made it with Swanson Chicken Borth in a can (the white and teal coloured can) and needed to add water as it was way too salty for my taste but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly as you wrote it, ummummm tasty!