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This Wonton Soup Recipe is easy to make, including the wontons themselves. You’ll fall in love with this restaurant quality recipe you can easily make at home!

A ladle of Wonton Soup with wontons and green onion

This Wonton Soup Recipe has a hot and sour soup as the base, and then delicious wontons stuffed with flavorful shrimp and veggies. The wontons are homemade, but simple to put together. The entire soup comes together in about 30 minutes for a classic soup that’s good enough to be served in a restaurant.

Is there meat in wonton soup?

Often times the wontons themselves contain meat in wonton soup. Shrimp is a common filling, but you can also find chicken and pork wontons out there as well. The filling possibilities are truly endless so you can feel free to experiment with what you like. You can easily make wonton soup vegetarian by not including any meat in the wontons themselves and using a vegetable broth for the soup base.

Can I adjust the heat level in this recipe? I don’t like spicy.

Yes! Adjust the amount of heat in this recipe by decreasing the amount of red pepper flakes used.

Can I make extra and freeze the wontons?

Yes! You can freeze these wontons. Place them onto a parchment lined baking tray and freeze. Once frozen solid, transfer them to a resealable plastic freezer bag for longer term storage.

A bowl of Restaurant Style Wonton Soup topped with sliced green onion

Can I use frozen wontons to make wonton soup?

If you don’t want to make your own wontons, you can use frozen wontons instead. Simply skip the instructions for making the wontons and move directly to making the soup base. Frozen wontons will need a slightly longer cooking time to boil in the broth.

Can I add vegetables to wonton soup?

Yes! You can easily add vegetables into the soup base before adding in your wontons. Sliced bell peppers and shitake mushrooms make great additions.

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Watch the video below where Rachel walks you through every step of this recipe for wonton soup. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, especially when folding wontons. We always have you covered with our very own cooking show. You can find the full collection of video recipes on YouTube, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

A bowl of Restaurant Style Wonton Soup
This Wonton Soup Recipe is easy to make, including the wontons themselves. You'll fall in love with this restaurant quality recipe you can easily make at home!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 24 wonton wrappers

Soup Base

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion for serving
  • First, make your dumpling filling by placing the shrimp, garlic, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, srirarcha, and red pepper flakes into a food processor. Pulse until combined.
  • Lay out a few wonton or dumpling wrapper and place a small bowl of water nearby. Place a little spoonful of the filling onto the center of your wonton or dumpling wrapper. Dip your fingers into the water bowl and wet the edges of the wrapper. Fold and seal the dumpling. Repeat for all of the remaining filling and set dumplings aside or refrigerate until ready to make the soup..
  • Make your soup base by combining chicken broth, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, and ginger into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • In a small bowl stir together rice vinegar and cornstarch. Stir into soup and let thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Put dumplings into soup base and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Divide dumplings among bowls and serve hot topped with sliced green onion.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1913mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 20.8mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3.4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Hot and Sour Soup, Wonton Soup

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Lynn Ford

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Tastes delicous adding pierogi instead of wontons with soup base recipe…yummy!


Great idea…


I’m addicted to this soup soup. I have been using the mini frozen wontons from Costco instead of taking the time to make homemade. More hacks – In the produce section of the grocery store I purchase ginger and lemon grass in tubes. I add both to this soup and like the taste. Also, razor thin sliced mushrooms are good to add. Lastly, if you want it to be a bit more filling you can put cooked rice in a bowl and then ladle the soup over it. If you have a cold or respiratory issue the vinegar and red… Read more »

Yumm! This looks so delicious! It always seems like I pick asian recipes that require ingredients not readily available, I love that these are things I keep on hand with the exception of the wonton wrappers but one quick item to quick grab on the way home!

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