Easy Wonton Soup

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This quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, loaded with veggies and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.

Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.
Easy Wonton Soup

I love wonton soup, especially when it is full of veggies, which helps make it more of a meal. Unfortunately, my local Chinese takeout restaurant makes a basic one with broth only. So, I made my own! This makes a great lunch, or if you want to make it a larger multi-course meal add Cauliflower Fried Rice or Spicy Shrimp Brown Fried Rice, Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry or Pepper Steak.

Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.

This chicken wonton soup recipe is so quick and easy to whip up. It has lots of healthy veggies and is semi-homemade using frozen wontons. Once the vegetables are chopped, the soup cooks in just under 15 minutes. First, you boil the ginger and garlic in the chicken broth for five minutes, which imparts wonderful flavor on the broth. Next, throw in the bok choy, cook five minutes, and then, add the wontons and mushrooms. Cook for a couple of minutes, stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil, and then serve in four bowls.

Using frozen wontons is a great shortcut that saves a ton of time. I love the frozen Mini Chicken Cilantro Wontons from Trader Joe’s, which is what I used in this recipe. They are the best frozen wontons in my opinion, but you can use any frozen wontons you wish to make this soup. Costco sells chicken cilantro wontons, which would also work.

For toppings, I like to add sliced scallions or cilantro. If you like spice, you can add some red chili oil or sambal oelek. This easy wonton soup is delicious on its own, or serve it with General Tso’s chicken or chicken and broccoli stir fry for a full Chinese takeout meal at home.

Wonton Soup Variations

  • For the veggies, I used baby bok choy (my favorite!) along with shiitake mushrooms. If you wish, you can add bean sprouts or sub spinach for the baby bok choy.
  • Don’t like mushrooms, leave them out!
  • Add shrimp or cooked chicken for more protein.
  • Top with red chili oil or sambal oelek to make it spicy.

Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.

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Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.
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Easy Wonton Soup

136 Cals 9 Protein 22.5 Carbs 2 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: Asian
This quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, loaded with veggies and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1- inch piece fresh ginger, sliced thin
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 20 mini frozen wontons, I love the Chicken Cilantro one’s from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 baby bok choy, halved lengthwise and halved
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • scallions, sliced green parts only for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot.
  • Smash the sliced ginger with the side of a knife to bring out the flavor and add to the pot with the garlic, cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add the bok choy and partially cook 5 minutes, then add the frozen wontons and mushroom, simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until the wontons are heated through and bok choy is tender and wilted.
  • Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Divide soup in four bowls. Garnish with fresh scallions.

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Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cup (generous), Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.5g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 6.5mg, Sodium: 1218mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 5g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: easy wonton soup, trader joes wontons, wonton soup

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231 comments

  1. I was looking for something simple to fulfill my take-out craving and use up my big Costco bag of wontons, and this definitely hit the spot! Recipe is great as-is or you could load it up with your favorite veggies, tofu, egg or whatever you like. Will throw this in my soup rotation for an easy weeknight meal. Thanks!

  2. Love this soup. Easy to make and oh so tasty. Our local Vietnamese restaurant closed and they made the most amazing Wonton soup this soup recipe fills that void. We make it all the time now. Thanks.

  3. This is delicious and sooooo easy! Two days ago I came across a light wonton soup recipe and made it. Not bad but lacked flavor. I started to email you asking if you would make a Wonton Soup recipe because everything you make is so flavorful. Just before I hit send, I thought I should make sure you don’t already have one. You do! I made it today and it was amazing! So much flavor!!! The only change I made was a different brand of wontons (pork) because that was what was nearby. It added one point which is no big deal because this is already so low. Thanks for all you incredible recipes!

  4. Simple, easy recipe! 

  5. This is sooo easy to make and tastes delicious!!

  6. Thank you very  much for sharing, indeed it’s simple, easy and faster which I’m looking for. For sure I am doing this today yay! 
    👌❤️

  7. Made this again and everything is more delicious.

    Made with Chicken/cilantro wontons

  8. I cheat and use frozen beef ravioli and bacon bits intended for salad (the real ones, not the fake bacon-flavored crunchies).  I also add a pinch or two of mustard powder.  Yum!

  9. Made this soup tonight for my husband. Adde baby shrimp, pea pods and more cilantro. Definitely delicious!! Definitely a Keeper!!

  10. Hi Gina ,

    Forgot to rate your recipe !
    Thanks
    Linda

  11. Hi Gina ,

    The Won Ton Soup was delicious , so easy ! I have made your soup three times . Looking forward to checking out more of your recipes ,

    Thank you !
    Linda

  12. This was so good. I added a bit more bok choy, garlic and shrimp. Definetly a go to.

  13. This recipe was super easy to make! I did add some green onions to the broth and extra garlic.

  14. I was wondering, can I use ground ginger? If so, how much? Thank you! 

    • This was so good. I added a bit more bok choy, garlic and shrimp. Definetly a go to.

      Christine I used 3/4 tsp ground ginger and I liked it.

  15. I tried this recipe out on my students in a cooking class for high school. I’m a chef, and the ginger broth is just Devine. It’s simple, healthy, and my favorite so far. The kiddos were shocked at how good it was because they never worked with ginger before.

  16. I have never made these type of soups before. It was easy and so delicious! Definitely making this again!😋