Making Wonton Noodle Soup at home is easier than you think! This is a warm, comforting soup that's so wonderful for chilly days.
On a cold, chilly day, there's just something amazing and magical about a hot, comforting bowl of soup. It's like a warm hug from the inside.
Have you ever tried to make homemade wonton soup? It's surprisingly easier than you might think!
⭐️ What is wonton noodle soup?
Wontons are dumplings often filled with meat and/or seafood. They can be fried, steamed, or included in soup. Traditionally, wontons in wonton soup are filled with juicy pork.
Wonton noodle soup is a staple in Chinese restaurants. It's a soup that is often served as a precursor to the meal, but is an absolutely satisfying main dish as well. The soup is broth-based and then wontons are added to it.
You might sometimes find additional flavor components, such as water chestnuts, fresh scallions, additional pieces of shrimp outside of the wontons, and/or veggies like bok choy and shiitake mushrooms.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- It uses simple ingredients found in most local or Asian grocery stores.
- The soup is great as a main dish or as a side.
- It's a warm, comforting dish that's perfect for soup weather.
- You can use either homemade or store-bought wontons, if you need to save a little time.
🤔 Homemade wontons or store-bought wontons?
There are two ways you can make this wonton soup recipe:
- with homemade wontons, or
- with store-bought wontons.
Honestly, both homemade wontons and store-bought wontons work in this recipe! If you have time, go for the homemade wontons. I actually find that making them from scratch is a great way to find a bit of zen in the kitchen.
If you're short on time, go for the store-bought version. I include directions for both in the recipe card below.
🥣 Ingredient notes
To make homemade wontons, you'll need:
- wonton wrappers - these all natural wonton wrappers work great in this recipe
- ground pork - this is the traditional meat filling for wonton soup
- garlic - my recipe calls for 2 garlic cloves but you can adjust to your preference
- ginger - this adds some light spiciness
- green onions - for some extra flavor and as a garnish
- sesame oil
- coconut aminos - to add some savory umami flavor
- Shaoxing wine - to add a bit of a nutty depth of flavor
- salt and black pepper
To make the wonton soup broth, you'll need:
- sesame oil
- chicken broth
- soy sauce
✅ Step-by-step instructions
Exact measurements of ingredients and instructions for this wonton noodle soup recipe are in the printable recipe card toward the bottom of this post. Here are some helpful tips to guide you as you make this recipe.
How to make the broth
1. In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and sauté the ginger and garlic for about 1 minute, or just until the garlic and ginger have softened and are fragrant.
2. Slowly add the chicken broth and soy sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Meantime, make the wontons.
How to make the wontons
1. If you are using homemade wontons, start by chopping the garlic, ginger, and green onions. Then prep your work station.
2. In a large bowl, mix together all filling ingredients. Have a small bowl of water and wonton wrappers ready.
3. Place a tablespoon of the wonton filling in the middle of each square wonton wrapper. Wet the sides of the wonton wrapper with water.
4. Fold filled wonton wrapper into a triangle, and then pinch together the longest sides to create an envelope-like wonton.
5. Continue filling and folding wonton wrappers until all of the filling has been used. Keep filled wontons on parchment paper, covered with a damp paper towel to keep the wrappers from drying.
6. In a large pot with boiling water, cook wontons in small batches for 4-6 minutes per batch. Then place into a bowl until all the wontons are made.
7. When the broth is done, transfer the wontons to individual serving bowls. Ladle the hot broth over the wontons. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve the hot soup immediately.
👩🏽🍳 Recipe FAQs
You can store wonton soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. For best results, store the wontons separately from the soup so they don't get mushy.
The broth will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer.
💡 Serving ideas
This homemade soup is delicious when served with other Asian-inspired dishes. Enjoy it along with Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef, Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken, Air Fryer Crab Rangoon, Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce, or Instant Pot Cashew Chicken.
🍷 What wine pairs with wonton noodle soup?
Like with most Chinese food, pair a dry Riesling with this wonton noodle soup. I also like a bright, lively Vermentino.
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Wonton Noodle Soup
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced minced
- 2 32-ounce boxes low-sodium chicken broth (8 cups)
- Fill a large pot about halfway full with salted water, and bring to a boil. This will be the pot you'll cook the wontons in.
To Make the Broth
- Meanwhile, in a separate large stockpot over medium-high heat, heat the sesame oil and add the ginger and garlic. Sauté, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute, just until the garlic and ginger have softened and are fragrant.
- Slowly add the chicken broth and soy sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. While the broth is simmering, make the wontons
To Make the Wontons
- In a large bowl, mix together all filling ingredients. Have a small bowl of water and wonton wrappers ready.
- Place a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each wonton wrapper. Wet the sides of the wonton wrapper with water.
- Fold filled wonton wrapper into a triangle, and then pinch together the longest sides to create an envelope-like wonton.Continue filling and folding wonton wrappers until all of the filling has been used. Keep filled wontons on parchment paper, covered with a damp paper towel to keep the wrappers from drying.
- In the large stockpot with boiling water, cook wontons in small batches for 4-6 minutes per batch. When cooked, place into a bowl, and continue until you're done making the wontons.
- When the broth is ready, transfer the wontons to individual bowls. Ladle the hot broth over the wontons. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve immediately.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.