This easy dumpling soup recipe is the perfect restaurant style dumpling soup for your family. It’s crazy delish and simple, there’s no reason to NOT make this today. In just about 10 minutes to cook, this quick wonton soup recipe is fabulous.

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Easy Dumpling Soup Recipe with Frozen Dumplings, Potstickers, Gyoza or Wontons

Why is this simple dumpling soup so quick and easy? It’s because we’re using frozen dumplings! With so many options out there in the markets, the quality has been amazing. There’s so many different brands and they’re all so good! From Trader Joe’s popular frozen gyoza potstickers or other dumpling brands, there’s no reason to judge and look down on frozen dumplings.

What’s the difference between potstickers, dumplings, gyoza or wontons?

There’s the big category of Asian style stuffed dumplings that everyone is familiar with. This is the general term that most folks use to describe these little pockets of savory filled meats or veggies. Potstickers and gyoza are the general term for the ones that are seared on a pan with a crispy base or edge. Wontons are typically smaller and used for brothy soups. But now with the popularity of Dumplings, they’re called so many different things and with different uses. You’ll see potstickers floating in soups and wontons seared on a pan or in a bed of chili sauce. What ever they’re called, we just buy the ones that we like the filling the best.

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Video: Easy Dumpling Soup with Frozen Dumplings

Tips on Making Quick Wonton Soup or Dumpling Soup

  • Use lots of veggies! You should add a good handful or two of quick cooking vegetables. They add more healthy ingredients to this quick wonton soup recipe. Cabbage, bok choy, kale, spinach, zucchini or broccoli are a few examples of healthy quick cooking veggies.
  • For a richer broth with more body, swirl an egg in the broth. It makes it like an egg drop soup with dumplings or wontons in it.
  • Love spice, add chili crunch! We have a homemade recipe for chili crisp or chili crunch.
  • Season to taste: all broths are different with it come to salt level. Add additional salt or soy sauce to personal taste. Make it as flavorful or satisfying as you like.
  • Refer to the recipe box below for all the easy dumpling soup recipe details!
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Easy Dumpling Soup

Use whatever frozen dumplings/potsticker/wontons/gyoza you prefer.
This is easy to make vegan by using vegan dumplings and vegetable broth. Make sure your chili crunch in vegan as well if you want this to be vegan.
You can add the optional chili crunch/crisp in the individual bowls to taste (different chili crunch/crisp will all greatly vary in spiciness – adjust to your liking), or add it to the pot and make the whole batch “chili crunched”.
Saltiness of the soup will vary depending on the broth you use. Adjust as need and to your liking.
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  • 8-10 frozen dumplings , or potstickers/wontons/gyoza
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cups (710 ml) broth (chicken, beef or veggie)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) light soy sauce , or soy sauce of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 3 green onions (scallions), chopped
  • 1 cup (70 g) chopped cabbage , bok choy or spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) chili crunch or chili crisp, optional


  • Cut the vegetables and have the other ingredients ready to add to the soup.
    Recipe ingredients laid out
  • Heat pan and add oil. Add garlic and ginger then cook until fragrant and lightly brown.
    Garlic and ginger in a pot
  • Add broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, dumplings, green onions, cabbage.
    Broth and veggies added to pot
  • Bring soup to a boil and when dumplings are soft and cooked or floating to the top, remove pan from heat.
    Soup after it is boiling
  • Ladle soup into bowls and add optional chili crunch to taste. Stir and taste broth. If you want it more salty, add a little more salt or soy sauce.
    Chili crunch being added to soup


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 2708mg, Potassium: 138mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 965IU, Vitamin C: 26mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 2mg

How Do you Know When Dumplings, Potstickers or Wontons are cooked?

Well if you’re buying them frozen, the filling should already be cooked. Typically when the dumplings float to the top of the broth during cooking, then they should be ready to eat. That means the dumplings are heated through. But be careful before biting into these hot dumplings. They’re like heat bombs so be careful to not burn your tongue!

Best Brand of Chili Crisp or Chili Crunch?

Over the last years a new generation of brands have come into the chili crunch crisp market. From more traditional brands to new brands with unique spices, there’s something for everyone. We love the S&B Crunchy Garlic with Chili Oil. Great texture and savory flavor. Just a touch of heat & sweet. If you want more heat, the others are fantastic options too! Our you can always make a homemade chili crisp to get it just how you like it.

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Can you freeze leftovers?

Sure you can, but don’t do it. It’s a smaller portion and try to eat it within 2-3 days. Store it in the fridge. Freezing it will only make the dumplings mushy when it’s thawed. That’s why our recipe is for a smaller batch cause it’s made to be eaten sooner than later.