Easy Wonton Soup Recipe

Soup is an ideal winter food, but some soups can be very time-consuming, requiring several hours of chopping, sautéing, simmering, and even blending. After a long, busy day, you may not be up for such a task. But at the same time, heating up a can of soup can feel too basic. Thankfully, Susan Olayinka of The Flexible Fridge has a recipe for wonton soup that has all the deliciousness of a homemade dish, but doesn't take much more time and effort than reheating some leftovers would.

This wonton soup is quick, easy, and nourishing, filled with vegetables, flavorful aromatics, and protein from the wontons. It works great as a side dish, lunch, or even breakfast, if that's what you're into. It's also easy to customize to suit the preferences and dietary restrictions of the people you're serving. In less than 30 minutes, you'll be sitting down to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of wonton soup — so let's get right into it.

Gather the ingredients to make wonton soup

Sure, this soup is quick and easy to make, but it's still important to gather up your ingredients before you get to cooking. For this recipe, you'll need wontons, of course, approximately one package. "Any type of wonton should do," Olayinka says, but notes "chicken will most probably be a favorite amongst many and it goes with the chicken broth too." You'll also need scallions, ginger, garlic, baby bok choy, chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil.

Chop up your veggies

Now that you've gathered up everything you'll need to make this wonton soup, it's time to get to chopping. Start by prepping your aromatics — mince the cloves of garlic and the ginger root. You can also grate the ginger, if that's preferable for you. Then, slice both the green and white part of the scallions into thin rounds, and cut the bok choy roughly into quarters. Now that you've done all that, the rest will be smooth sailing.

Start the cooking process

Now that you've chopped everything, it's time to start cooking. Get out a large pot and turn your stove to medium-high heat. Then, add the sesame oil, and once that's good and warm, toss in the minced ginger and garlic and let that cook for about one minute. When that starts to get fragrant and browned, add in the sliced scallions and cook for a few more minutes. Your kitchen should start smelling very tasty!

Let the soup simmer

You're so close to soup time. There are just a few more steps left in this recipe. First, add in your liquids — the broth, rice vinegar, and soy sauce — and then add the bok choy and the wontons to the pot. Give everything a good stir, and then turn the stove down to medium and let the whole pot simmer for about 15 minutes. While that happens, feel free to get a head start on dishes, or just chill out on the couch for a bit.

Time to enjoy your wonton soup

Once your wonton soup is simmered to perfection, it's time to serve it up. This soup makes enough for three people, but feel free to add other dishes like rice, noodles, tofu, or chicken into the mix for a more substantial and multi-course meal. 

If you end up with leftovers, Olayinka suggests storing them in an airtight container for two to three days. If you know you're not going to be eating all this soup immediately, she recommends "adding the wontons after so it will not go too soggy."

Easy Wonton Soup Recipe
5 from 36 ratings
This recipe for wonton soup is incredibly simple, but it will hit the spot every time and warm you right up.
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close up of wonton soup
Total time: 20 minutes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 baby bok choy
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 6 ounces wontons
  1. Begin by mincing the garlic and ginger.
  2. Thinly slice the green onions and chop up the bok choy.
  3. Place a pot on the stove top over medium high heat. Add sesame seed oil to the pot, then add in the minced garlic and ginger. Fry for one minute until browned.
  4. Place the sliced spring onion into the pot, mix, and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth followed by the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, wontons, and bok choy.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes on medium heat, then serve.
Calories per Serving 145
Total Fat 7.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 7.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 11.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Total Sugars 4.5 g
Sodium 641.1 mg
Protein 7.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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