This fool-proof, light and brothy, easy 5 minute wonton soup is packed with classic Asian flavors and delicious ingredients!
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!
- 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
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.
In another large pot, pour in the chicken broth.
Add in the soy sauce.
Pour in the rice vinegar and sesame oil.
And add the chili paste and ginger. Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally to mix all the liquids together.
Once broth is boiling, add in your frozen dumplings.
Followed by the sliced mushrooms.
And add in your baby spinach or kale.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook until dumplings are warmed through and spinach is wilted.
Then take your rice noodles and place some in the bottom of a bowl.
Take a healthy scoop of the soup and pour it over the top of the noodles.
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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My easy 5 minute wonton soup is quick and delicious, but also can be changed up to your own tastes! How did you make it your own?
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Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup
- 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)
- 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.
89 thoughts on “Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup”
I’ve made this again and again! Amazing everytime, exactly how its posted. The only change I make is doubling the recipe! How can something this easy be so delicious??!?
I just had it for lunch! Isn’t it the best?
Oh my, this is was so good. I just made it now and it was really good. The whole family enjoyed it. I had some frozen wontons and came across your website. I am adventurous when it comes to cooking. Thanks, Liz for sharing the recipe.
I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
Easy and delicious. This recipe will be on repeat!
Oh i’m so glad!
Wonderful! I prefer a hearty bok choy for its crunch and heartiness for leftovers. I also used shiitake mushrooms because I had them on hand. Excellent recipe!
Oh yes I love bok choy!!!
Used the Costco chicken gyoza. Since they come with a ginger sauce, I added that to the broth for extra zing and it was great!
Yes so perfect!
I hate comments by people who haven’t tried the recipe, but I’m also irritated by those who comment on the recipe after they’ve changed nearly every aspect of it. So prepare to be irritated by me.
After making it once per the recipe (minus the optional fish sauce) and being very pleased, I tinkered. Half the greens, half the mushrooms. some green onions. Combination of Trader Joe’s miso/ginger broth and chicken broth. No noodles, I love dumplings and figured they were sufficient pasta.. The TJ’s chicken/cilantro dumplings are genius, Maybe that’s why I simplified by cutting down on other ingredients.
Took me a lot longer than 5 minutes, but I’m not much of a cook. Bottom line: this is a fool-proof, light brothy soup. Perfect for those cold months when you feel too congested to eat anything thick.
hahaha That’s too funny, Pat. I make this recipe 1000 different ways as well – as you said, it’s super versatile. To be honest, 95% of my recipes are more of a general suggestion that can be modified / adjusted to use whatever you have on hand or to dietary preference. Glad you made this your own and enjoyed! Let me know if you try any of my other recipes!
UPDATE: Dang After I’ve picked out all the wontons(I can’t help myself!), I drink the remaining broth for breakfast.
hahah so smart!
This wonton soup recipe is quite interesting. I can’t wait to try this.
I hope you love it Alexa!
This looks so good! Now if only I could find gluten free wontons.
You can also just skip them :)
I can’t wait to try making this!
I hope you love it Carolyn!!
I make something like this often. Great to have dinner on the table so quick!
The broth was ingenious. I have a hard time making quick Asian style broth that actually tastes good, usually it’s too bland. I used veg broth and veg wontons and it was perfect.
I’m so so glad you like it!!!
Substitute kale for (or just add) sugar snap peas. It was AMAZEBALLS!
Made this tonight and it was so delicious we went back for more and practically licked the bowls clean. :) Thank you!! Adding this to our lineup.
Yay!!! It’s one of my go-to’s! So glad you liked it Sam!
I made this tonight and it was really great! I used spiralized carrots, baby bok choy, Napa cabbage, baby Bella mushrooms, Trader Joe’s low sodium chicken and vegetable broth, TJs chicken cilantro dumplings and pork potstickers, etc. I prefer the Chicken Cilantro dumplings though. Also, liked the added flavors of chopped fresh cilantro and Hoisin sauce as garnish. We have a large Asian supermarket nearby and bought a lot of ingredients there such as the super-sized carrots for spiralizing. This an easy and quick dinner!
Oh I just love what you did with it!! Ironically I had it again for lunch!!
Well I made it exactly to the instructions and wasn’t impressed. Way too much soya sauce.
Have you tried it yet Dave? If you’re only familiar with Asian food from restaurants or take-out, you’d be surprised how much sodium they use/add via soy sauce.
I never thought I could make wonton soup, but this was easy and delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!
I hope you love it!
Oooh my gosh was this good! I found a recipe the other day for wonton and bok choy soup, made the wontons (first for me!), and then was on the hunt for a better soup recipe for it since I refuse to use really costly meats just to make a broth (watching the pennies, yo!). So I whipped up your soup here and threw in the wontons I made and it was delicious! My husband has been craving some wonton soup ever since we moved to a MUCH smaller town in the Four Corners of Colorado-used to live near Chinese and Thai places that we loved to order from and now that is just not an option. I’m so thrilled I found your website and I’m going to start reading up and stock some more ingredients so I can cook dishes like this at home a little easier. :) Thanks Liz!
Oh I’m so glad you told me Sara!!!! Thank you so much for your kind words – I’m so glad you loved this soup!!! I eat it almost every week at least once or twice! Happy Holidays! Let me know what else you try!
Hey Liz! No joke, I just bought those chicken and cilantro wontons today at Costco and came home to google wonton soup. And I found you! This looks super easy and delicious, and perfect for tonight since I just did a Costco run with 3 kids and am now exhausted. haha! Normally I would order pizza now :)
I made this soup for dinner tonight using Trader Joes pork potstickers for the dumplings. I added shredded carrots and green onions since I detest mushrooms. Very delicious and easy! My kids and husband enjoyed it too!
That sounds amazing!! I love changing mine up as well based on what I have on hand. So glad you enjoyed!
I just came upon this through a share, and I knew I had to bookmark as well as share it. Love the dumpling soup.
Me too! I hope you try it Minnie!