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.

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Homemade Wonton Soup

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


  • 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

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  • 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.

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.)

Keyword wonton soup
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
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    1. Typically you’d want to substitute about ¼ teaspoon of powdered ginger for each teaspoon of fresh. Enjoy the recipe Beverly!

  1. Just made this today and my family gobbled it up! It is a great recipe. Thank you. Tastes delicious.

  2. I’ve made clam dip for many years from my Mom’s recipe. This one is even better! Love the addition of clam and lemon juices! YUM!5 stars

  3. This recipe was very well received. I added some grated carrots and some napa cabbage but otherwise made it as directed. I used homemade chicken stock so it had more flavor than the canned stock.5 stars

  4. The method was great, but our broth was quite bland. I think tripling the ingredients other than the broth would probably have made for enough flavor for us. But such an easier recipe than I could have ever anticipated! I’ll definitely be making it again.4 stars

  5. We followed the recipe to a T and found it to be quite bland(the soup and the meat inside the wontons). Everyone here is raving about the flavor but it was underwhelming to us.

    1. Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the soup as much as we do Trice. The soup and meat can easily have additional seasoning added if you prefer. Thank you for trying it.

  6. Absolutely delicious. My kids thought it was better than our local Chinese restaurant’s wonton soup. That’s a high bar. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. I am certain this will be in hot rotation in our household.5 stars

  7. I have never made wontons before and tried your soup today for lunch – I absolutely love this recipe! Everything is so straightforward, all ingredients available… The soup just tasted exotically delicious and the hubs loved it too. When he saw me making up the additional wontons, he said oh can we please have this for dinner tonight too. ❣️ THANKS SO MUCH! this is a keeper or keepers.
    Also, much appreciate your tip on making and freezing the wontons for a quick and wonderful meal in a jiffy.5 stars

    1. So happy to hear that you both love the soup Barb! Thank you for sharing, and you are very welcome!!

  8. Delicious. I love wonton soup but have never made it. I would rather help local small businesses in my area. Once seeing this recipe I could not resist the attempt. It turned out amazing and full of flavor. Thank Holly. Keep the great recipes coming.5 stars

    1. The nutritional information is per serving (for 1/6th of the recipe, about 1 1/3 cups broth and 5 wontons).


    1. hi Holly, I just looked at your recipe for home made chinese broth. You said to use chicken broth along with other ingredients. My question is do can I use canned broth.

  10. I made this today. We both loved it though my wontons weren’t shaped exactly right; but tasted good. I used chicken stock that I saved from stewing chicken. But since I don’t always have that on hand, can you use canned chicken broth? Thank you.

    1. This was the best wonton soup I have every eaten! I used ground chicken instead of pork the taste was amazing! Cannot wait to serve it again!5 stars