This homemade one-pot easy Wonton Soup is filled with a juicy pork and shrimp filling. It’s a comforting soup recipe to satisfy your Chinese food craving at home, and make big batches of wontons to freeze and enjoy later.
If there’s one soup I crave most often on chilly days, it’s Wonton Soup. When dining at Chinese restaurants, I’m always swayed to order this over many other menu options. It really is my favourite Chinese food. Well, except for Beef & Broccoli. That’s right up there in my favourites as well, and also a recipe I have learned to make at home.
There’s just something about the taste that I love. Perhaps it’s the combination of flavours or just that it reminds me of childhood since it’s one soup that I’ve always enjoyed.
Yet, like many meals that I tend to order when out, I always try and make it at home as well. Not only does this save money, but it also means you don’t need to leave the house. This is why I also love to make my own Homemade French Onion Soup as well. Now that easy meal recipe is a WINNER, guys!
Plus, I’m rather picky when it comes to Wonton Soup, I have had some that I particularly didn’t care for. And other, love! So making homemade soup at home is a great chance to include ingredients which you know are winners according to your tastebuds.
How do you make wonton soup?
It’s actually quite simple to make your own homemade wontons, and it’s a one-pot meal which is incredibly nice as well. These are the ingredients to make 30 minute easy wonton soup:
- pork loin or ground pork
- raw large shrimp
- light brown sugar
- rice wine (or sesame oil)
- soy sauce
- green onions
- freshly grated ginger
- wonton wrappers
- low sodium chicken stock
Using a food processor, combine most ingredients such as pork loin, shrimp, sugar, rice wine, soy sauce, green onion, and ginger. Then you assemble your wontons by filling and pinching the edges of the wrapper.
Then, boil the wontons in chicken broth using a large pot. Sometimes I like to add in baby bok choy,
C’mon, is it really that simple? YES!
To kick this great recipe up a notch, chop up a bit of bok choy or a bit of baby spinach and add it into the broth. I love this addition, yet it’s not something I generally have on hand so it’s not always included into this recipe.
Of course there are many types of wonton filling recipes out here, but pork and shrimp/prawns are the most common. Yet you can always add in your own tastes and include mushrooms, chopped up Asian greens and even bits of carrot too.
Some Wonton Soup recipes are packed with vegetables and possibly more shrimp and pork in the broth. That’s great, I just like to share simple recipes that taste amazing, and then the option is there to add-on if you have the need and time.
How to Wrap Wontons
This part might intimidate some, and I totally get it. I was hesitant the first time too, and resisted the urge to buy pre-made wontons. Yet you must give homemade a try, you’ll notice a better taste. I promise!
To assemble your own wontons, spoon about a teaspoon of filling onto a wonton wrapper, wet the edges with water, and fold into a triangle. Pinch the edges, and bring the side points of the triangle to the center point of the triangle, letting them overlap.
Wet the edges again and pinch to seal. The trick to wrapping wontons is to not pack them too much, make a triangle and pull ends somewhat together so that there’s a flap when done.
There’s no need to get too picky about perfect wrapping, as most will lose shape a bit in cooking.
Just make sure they are well-sealed so the filling doesn’t come out. I’d suggest you avoid shaping them like a money bag, or else the big wad of wonton wrapper pinched together won’t cook evenly.
Just have fun with it, and find your own groove. Don’t stress too much about it, it’s a simple recipe that you’ll get the hang of in no time. This step isn’t a huge ordeal either, wrapped wontons is actually a quick process.
There really is something special about a nice soup on a chilly day. It’s always a bonus if it’s a flavourful homemade soup that warms you from the inside, out. It’s a total comfort food on busy nights to a great lunch. That is exactly what this easy Wonton Soup provides.
So, have I convinced you to try and make your own homemade and EASY Wonton Soup recipe? Go ahead, I’m sure you’ll be so impressed that you did!
- 1/2 lb pork loin, chopped finely
- 2 oz raw large shrimp, peeled and chopped finely
- 1 tsp light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp rice wine
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp green onion, chopped finely
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- In a food processor, combine pork loin, shrimp, brown sugar, rice wine, soy sauce, green onion, and ginger and pulse until combined. Let sit for about 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.
- To assemble the wontons, spoon about a teaspoon of filling onto a wonton wrapper, wet the edges with water, and fold into a triangle. Pinch the edges, and bring the side points of the triangle to the center point of the triangle, letting them overlap. Wet the edges again and pinch to seal.
- In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add wontons carefully and let cook for about 5-6 minutes.
- Serve with wonton dipping sauce if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 700mgCarbohydrates: 29gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g