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.

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Spoonful of Homemade Wonton Soup
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Homemade Wonton Soup

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


  • 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 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.


  • 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.
5 from 323 votes

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. I can no longer eat out at my favorite restaurants due to developing life threatening allergies (shellfish) at 41 years old so I have to make my own favorite “takeout” food at home.
    This recipe is very good and tastes like what I remember getting from the restaurant. I did boil the wontons in water and added to soup. Thank you for such a delicious recipe and making it possible for me to eat foods I remember fondly.5 stars

    1. Hi Amy, we use regular ground pork in this dish but you can use any ground beef you have on hand!

  2. We have made this recipe as written several times and it is delicious! To make it even easier and for a very quick weeknight dinner, tonight we used frozen wontons from Costco. Maybe not as good, but still a tummy warming dinner on a busy night! Thank you for all of your delicious recipes.5 stars

  3. absolutely delicious! Every time the grandkids come to visit, the first thing they ask is, can you make some wonton soup for us grandpa? who can turn that down plus I get a bowl as well.
    Excellent recipe.5 stars

  4. Recipe was right on the money and so easy, so delicious. I added a few shrimp to make it a Wor Bar Wonton. I have an allergy to an unknown Asian spice so I cannot eat out for Chinese, I have to cook my own.
    Will make again …soon!5 stars

  5. This recipe is excellent! It tastes just like the Wonton soup sold at the Asian restaurant by my house! I did use Roasted Chicken Better than Bouillon for the broth base instead of bullion cubes or packaged chicken broth.5 stars

  6. This is soooo good. I have made this many times. I add some shrimp and veggies to the broth. In fact,, I have some won tons in the freezer. When I make them I make more so I can freeze some for later. Great easy and good!

  7. This was very tasty! I used better than bouillon to create the broth. I froze the wontons as we weren’t able to have it the day I prepared them. I do have a question.. I could the wontons for 6 minutes and checked the pork and it was pink… I did another 6 mins and still pink… 6 more mins and still very pink. I took the temp of it and it was well over the safe zone for pork. Does it not go brown when it cooks this way?5 stars

    1. Hi Lisa, pork doesn’t need to turn brown to be considered cooked. So that is very possible! A meat thermometer is a great way to ensure they are fully cooked without overcooking.

    1. Hi Sherry, you can usually find premade wontons at your local grocery store in the freezer section. Our local Walmart carries them.