Homemade Wonton Soup

Homemade Wonton Soup

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"This is a recipe I have perfected on my own through the years. I am one who never measures, so take the measurements as a guide, not as law. This recipe is one that my family members beg me to make all the time! Enjoy!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 363 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 683 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Dice the green onions, and set aside all but 1 tablespoon. Slice the mushrooms, and set aside all but 1 tablespoon. Finely chop the 1 tablespoon of green onions and 1 tablespoon of sliced mushrooms, and place in a bowl with the ground pork, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Stir to thoroughly mix the pork filling.
  2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the pork filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper. Use your finger or a pastry brush to lightly moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers with water. Fold one corner of the wrapper over the filling onto the opposite corner to form a triangle. Press the edges together to seal. Moisten the two long ends of the triangle, fold them together, and press them firmly to seal.
  3. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drop the wontons, one by one, into the broth, and let them cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until they float to the surface. Reduce heat to a simmer, and gently stir in the shrimp, bok choy, and reserved sliced mushrooms. Let the soup simmer 2 more minutes, until the shrimp turn pink, and then drop in the snow pea pods. Garnish with the remaining green onions and a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil, and serve immediately.
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Great recipe! I grew up with my mother making wonton soup on cold days. One tip I can offer is boiling the wontons separately from the broth in just plain water, 3-5 min. The reason being, the wonton wrappers are dusted with flour and it can cloud the broth or slightly thicken it. Wonton broth is supposed to be clear and thin. After boiling the wontons strain and add to the soup. If you want a more filling meal you can add egg noodles (refrigerated section of asian market) to the dish for wonton noodle soup. Boil noodles separately as well then add to soup. A little more work but so worth it!


Absolutely wonderful. I altered the recipe a little b/c I didn't have all the ingredients, but it was still fantastic. This is also a wonderful base recipe, as you can add more vegetables or seasoning to get exactly what you want. The ONLY thing is, the recipe itself makes A LOT, and I would actually suggest halving it. oh, and if anyone is reluctant to try this b/c making wontons sounds difficult, its really SO easy. Thank you so much for such a wonderful treat!

Starry Night

From the author. I am so glad everyone is loving this recipe as our family does, the wontons are time consuming but well worth it. I probably should have made the recipe smaller but we love the leftovers here and I always make this much. Also, if you are going to freeze some, it's better to freeze the meat mixture leftovers separately before you make the wontons and then make the wontons fresh the next time you make it. I am also using a reviewers idea now and boiling the wontons separately, great idea! I also think I made an error in the recipe as the wontons never really sink, but they only take about 5 minutes to cook thoroughly. OchTamale97.. my very picky 5 year old LOVES this soup as well and it is so healthy, it's great for kids!