Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup

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This fool-proof, light and brothy, easy 5 minute wonton soup is packed with classic Asian flavors and delicious ingredients!

Chopsticks picking up easy 5 minute wonton soup.


Recently, I was in search of a quick and easy meal that I could throw together in minutes with items I already had on hand in my pantry. With my busy family, these quick and easy meals become staples in my meal planning. A one pot meal that includes protein, veggies, and delicious flavor is easy to find in Asian inspired cuisine. My 5 Minute Wonton Soup checks all the boxes and will become a new favorite in your household as it has in mine!

Ingredients

  • Chicken broth: I prefer to use low-sodium, but whether you use a chicken bouillon to make your broth or buy it in a can, it makes a great base for the soup.
  • Soy sauce: The first flavor many think of when it comes to Asian cuisine, it packs the punch of salty umami taste.
  • Rice wine vinegar: Has a delicate flavor that is less acidic than usual vinegar.
  • Ginger: Pungent flavor that can be sweet and spicy, it’s a quintessential flavor is lots of Asian inspired dishes.
  • Sesame oil: Has a nutty, earthy taste that can be kicked up a notch if you use toasted sesame oil.
  • Chili paste: Adds a wonderful kick of heat to the soup.
  • Dumplings: My go to are frozen chicken and vegetable dumplings from either Costco or Trader Joes.
  • Mushrooms: Baby bella or button mushrooms are a great choice for this dish, and they have a wonderful umami flavor that pairs with the soy sauce.
  • Spinach: Baby spinach is tender and easy to use in soup, but you could also use baby kale.
  • Rice noodles: Simple and chew in texture, they soak up the flavors of the ingredients around them.

How to Make Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup

Cooking rice noodles

Start your wonton soup by bringing a pot of water to a boil and cooking your rice noodles according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside.

Chicken broth poured in pot

In another large pot, pour in the chicken broth.

Adding soy sauce to soup

Add in the soy sauce.

Adding rice wine vinegar to soup

Pour in the rice vinegar and sesame oil.

Adding chili paste to sou

And add the chili paste and ginger. Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally to mix all the liquids together.

Adding frozen dumplings to soup

Once broth is boiling, add in your frozen dumplings.

Adding mushrooms to soup

Followed by the sliced mushrooms.

Adding greens to soup

And add in your baby spinach or kale.

Seasoning soup

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook until dumplings are warmed through and spinach is wilted.

Adding rice noodles to bowl

Then take your rice noodles and place some in the bottom of a bowl.

Serving soup

Take a healthy scoop of the soup and pour it over the top of the noodles.

Easy 5 minute wonton soup.

Serve garnished with hoisin sauce and fresh cilantro, and enjoy your easy 5 minute wonton soup!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is wonton soup considered clear broth?

Yes, wonton soup’s broth is typically considered a clear broth.

Is there protein in wonton soup broth?

If the wonton soup is made with chicken broth, then the soup’s broth will have protein.

What is the filling in a wonton made of?

There are lots of types of fillings, common ones being chicken or pork with veggies.

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5 Minute Wonton Soup

Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup

4.27 stars average
This fool-proof, light and brothy, easy 5 minute wonton soup is packed with classic Asian flavors and delicious ingredients!
PREP: 2 minutes
COOK: 3 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings4

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Ingredients
 

  • 6 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon chili paste (optional)
  • 16 frozen dumplings (such as chicken cilantro sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups baby spinach (or baby kale)
  • 8 ounces rice noodles (prepared according to package instructions)
  • hoisin sauce (optional garnish)
  • fresh cilantro (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Bring chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and sambal oelek (chili paste) to a boil in a large soup pot, whisking occasionally.
  • Add frozen dumplings, mushrooms, and baby spinach to the boiling broth and simmer for 3 minutes until dumplings are warmed through and kale is wilted.
  • Divide noodles between four bowls and cover with equal parts of the wonton soup.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of hoisin sauce and fresh cilantro if you wish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 62.4gProtein: 12.1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 892mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 1.7g
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89 responses to “Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup”

  1. Lane @ Supper for a Steal Avatar
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal

    Frozen chicken wontons, great idea. I love wonton soup. Need to pick up a bag of those from Costco, since I have everything else.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s always my “back up plan” meal. I’ve been eating it a ton lately since we aren’t sure when baby is arriving. :)

  2. Amy @Very Culinary Avatar
    Amy @Very Culinary

    I want this. I shared it on my FB page…and that makes you so excitedly happy that you went into labor, right?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You did?!? Thank you my sweet friend!!

  3. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door Avatar
    Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

    I bet they have these at Sam’s Club….I need to find them because this soup looks delicious and I love how quick it comes together!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes I bet they do!!!!

  4. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Slurrrrrrrrp! I’m going to need another bowl, or three:)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      There’s a *slight* chance I eat about 3 servings worth every time…

  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments Avatar
    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    That looks delicious. I’m loving all the soups to keep me warm and get me through winter!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Me too!! They are seriously the best part of the cold weather!

  6. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    I can’t wait to hunt these wontons down at Costco!
    5 minute soup for the win – this looks amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES!! I just finished my bag and need to get more. You will love!!

  7. Rachel Cooks Avatar
    Rachel Cooks

    I need to renew my Costco membership.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes you do!! We are mildly obsessed with Costco…

  8. cassie Avatar
    cassie

    Now I have another reason to miss TJ’s. Now I need some frozen dumplings. I love this soup!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I don’t have a TJ’s!! Do you have Costco? I found them there. BUT you can honestly use any store bought dumpling. PF Chang’s has a line in most grocery stores now too!

  9. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    We need to feast together someday, Liz…I think our tastebuds like the same things. This is a soup I could eat all day, everyday. I discovered those chicken cilantro dumplings in Trader Joe’s recently and they would be perfect for this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I completely agree! I don’t think you’ve ever shared a recipe that I a) didn’t want to eat b) didn’t have to modify. :) I’m so glad you know the dumplings I’m talking about! I hope you try this. :)

  10. Christie - Food Done Light Avatar
    Christie – Food Done Light

    What a wonderful soup. I wish we had a Trader Joe’s close to us. This would be fantastic for a school night dinner.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We don’t have Trader Joe’s either! They are sold at Costco too! But this recipe works for any dumpling you can find- almost every grocery store sells them!!

      1. Corina Avatar
        Corina

        I am very late to this original post, however, would baby bok choy also work?

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          Absolutely it would work!!!