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Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup (With Video)

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This is fool-proof, light brothy soup packed with classic Asian flavors and ready in as little as 5 minutes. Perfect for those cold days!

easy five minute wonton soup

I’m not sure what it is about Asian soups and warm weather but I seem to crave them just as much when it’s hot out as I do in the winter! From pho to egg drop to sizzling rice to miso, I can’t get enough of these sweet, salty, spicy, and sour soups!

squeezing a lime into a bowl of 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. (And yes, this soup is exactly what inspired me to share my thoughts on Stocking Your Pantry for Asian Cooking!)

closeup 5 minute wonton soup recipe

Although I have made homemade dumplings before, I  also like to keep a store-bought bag in the freezer for last-minute Asian cravings. We love the chicken cilantro dumplings sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s but this soup will work with any type of dumpling.

Liz Making Five Minute Wonton Soup Recipe

Oh and in case you’re wondering, yes, this soup really is ready in under 5 minutes. In fact, when I timed myself last week I got it on the table in 4 1/2 minutes. What can I say? When a pregnant woman is hungry she doesn’t like waiting for her food. :)

Slurping is encouraged, no forks required.

Where do you buy frozen wontons?

Costco or Trader Joe’s sell them. PF Chang’s also has a line of frozen wontons in some major supermarket chains.

closeup 5 minute wonton soup recipe

Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup (With Video)

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This is a fool-proof, light brothy soup packed with classic Asian flavors and ready in as little as 5 minutes. Perfect for those cold months!
PREP: 2 mins
COOK: 3 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 4


  • 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 kale (or baby spinach)
  • 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 to a boil in a large soup pot, whisking occasionally.
  • Add frozen dumplings, mushrooms and baby kale 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.

Recipe Video


Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 62.4gProtein: 12.1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 892mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 1.7g

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  1. Delicious recipe! I also had to sub Sriracha as I had no chili paste. I added about a half a teaspoon to a HALF BATCH. Since it was only me going to eat it, I added half the wontons and will reheat the broth tomorrow and add the rest then so they don’t overcook. Nice thing is you can adjust this so easily to what you do have on hand, example chicken bouillon could be used, the frozen ginger pods they have now or even cook bok choy or cabbage until they’re done. Well done!

  2. Delicious and so easy! Made for my kiddos who were feeling u see the weather, my oldest said it was the best thing he’s ever tasted! Thank you!

  3. So delicious! Omitted the chili paste and noodles because we were out of both. I did sauté about 3 minced garlic cloves with the minced ginger for about a minute before adding the liquids, and added 2 thick carrots sliced into very thin coins with the broth mixture and followed the recipe from there, bringing it to a boil and adding the wontons, spinach and mushrooms. I also added a couple of dashes of sriracha to the broth as it boiled to give it that hint it spice since we were out of chili paste and sprinkled toasted sesame seeds over top when serving. It was so delicious!

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