Homemade Wor Won Ton Soup

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Homemade Wor Wonton Soup in a bowl with writing

What is Wor Wonton Soup?

“Wor” is the Chinese word for “everything” meaning this amazing Wonton soup is loaded up with flavor!  I’ve added in some of my favorite veggies like bok choy, carrots and broccoli!  You can add extra veggies or change it up to add in your favorites!

Make Ahead

The wontons in this recipe are homemade and oh so worth the time they take!  The best thing about making wontons is you can prepare them and then freeze them.  Frozen wontons take about 8 minutes to cook meaning if you have freezer full of wontons you can whip up a bowl of this amazingly impressive soup in about 15 minutes including prep!  It’s healthy and delicious and definitely one of my favorite lunches!

Homemade Wor Wonton Soup in two bowls

How to Make Wontons

Wontons take a bit of time but they’re easy to make. I make huge batches to freeze. Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl, put a spoonful into a wonton wrapper and seal the wrapper.

There are many different ways to fold a wonton but my favorite way is to fold the wrapper diagonally so you have a triangle. Take the two opposite ends of the triangle and bring them together. It will form a shape almost like a tortellini.

Two bowls of wonton soup with shrimp and vegetables
5 from 14 votes
Review Recipe

Homemade Wor Won Ton Soup

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
A flavorful soup filled with vegetables, wontons and shrimp.


Wonton Filling
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 4 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 30 wonton wrappers
  • 4 cups mixed vegetables broccoli, carrots, bok choy and celery
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • cup fresh basil leaves sliced
  • 3 tablespoons green onions
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 24 medium shrimp defrosted and tail removed

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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 broth to a boil. Add vegetables, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, carrots and celery. Let boil 2 minutes.
  • Add in wontons, bok choy and broccoli and let boil about 5 minutes. Add in shrimp in the last 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 283, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 1611mg, Potassium: 664mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5195IU, Vitamin C: 37mg, Calcium: 120mg, Iron: 4mg

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

Keyword wor wonton soup
Course Soup
Cuisine Asian

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  1. Knorr has a wonton boullion that contains codfish powder. You can find it at asian groceries or online. If you use that instead of chicken broth, you will nail the restaurant flavor.

  2. This is my go-to comfort food recipe. Never order this soup from restaurant anymore – just make this. I adjusted it somewhat. Use frozen pork potstickers from QVC. Use carrots (parboiled), snow peas, spinach & mushrooms.instead. Omit the basil & green onions. Thanx‼️5 stars

  3. Thanks for the recipe, I made this years ago and lost the recipe.. it was so good, looking forward to making this

  4. The recipe calls for: “24 medium shrimp defrosted and tail removed”. Do you mean uncooked/frozen shrimp or cooked/frozen shrimp since they are only in the soup for 3 minutes? Thanks.

    1. They are uncooked and thawed. They cook really quickly and continue to cook in the hot broth once it is removed from the heat.

  5. The best! Wish I could post a picture… won tons a little time consuming but the rest goes together quickly. I love war won ton soup and this is better than any I have gotten at resturants5 stars

    1. Hi Laurie, we would love to see the pictures. Tag us on Instagram using @spendpennies so we can see your delicious wor won ton soup!

  6. THE BEST!! I tried this recipe today for my sisters, for Mother’s Day and they absolutely loved it. They thought it was take out!!! :-)
    Thank you <35 stars