Craving dumplings in just minutes? We’ve been enjoying these quick and easy microwave cheese soup dumplings! These cheesy microwave soup dumplings are all the rage on Tik Tok and we’re on it! You have to try these cheesy xio long bao soup dumplings to believe it.

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What Are Frozen Soup Dumplings

Frozen soup dumplings are the next best things since sliced bread! Shanghai soup dumplings originated in the 19th century and are so popular today that there’s frozen versions for the world to enjoy. They’re called xio long bao and are small closed dumpling “pockets”. They’re steamed and filled with savory meat/veggie fillings or sometimes all vegetables. And most important, there’s broth that is released during steaming. The wrapper is thin and if not careful, each bite can blister the tongue from the hot broth! But you have to be patient and allow the soup dumpling to cool a bit. Thus, called a soup dumpling because each bite is filled with a yummy soup broth.

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Can You Microwave Frozen Xio Long Bao Soup Dumplings?

Yup, you definitely can! Most brands now have microwave instructions that make enjoying these soup dumplings quicker and easier. Now we’ve taken the dumplings to another level to add cheese on top.

Cheesy Microwave Soup Dumplings

This technique is now all the rage on Tik Tok videos. Why is it so popular? Because it literally takes less than 10 minutes to put this together and that alone is worth trying. But it’s not just a quick and easy meal, it’s super delicious! With the quality of great frozen soup dumplings now, it’s like having a restaurant quality meal at home in minutes.

Video: Microwave Cheese Soup Dumplings

Can you use other Dumplings?

Of course. You don’t have to use soup dumplings. Any type of dumpling will work, but the cheese melt is easiest on the dumplings which are microwaved or steamed.

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How to Make Cheesy Microwave Soup Dumplings

  • Most frozen soup dumpling package trays come with 6 soup dumplings. We found that some brands just say to microwave and don’t cut the package. But we actually like to cut the package, pull out the tray and drizzle about 1 Tablespoon of water over the dumplings. Then put it back in the plastic package and microwave. The little bit of water helps steam the dumplings and make them more tender, rather than having dried out edges.
  • For the cheese, we like using melty cheeses. Grated cheddar cheese, Colby, spicy jack or Swiss cheese are great.
  • Make it spicy! Add a drizzle of sriracha hot sauce and you have an explosion of flavor in every bite.
  • All microwave cheese soup dumplings recipe details are in the recipe box below.
spoon with microwave cheese dumpling

Cheesy Microwave Soup Dumplings

Be careful when first biting into the dumplings. They will be juicy and hot!
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  • 6 frozen soup dumplings (one 6-count package or similar)
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) chili crisp , dumpling sauce or other preferred sauce
  • 1 green onion , thinly sliced


  • Microwave


  • Microwave soup dumplings to package instructions.
    frozen soup dumplings in micrwoave
  • Add grated cheese on top of dumplings.
    grated cheese on top of dumplings
  • Microwave for about 1 minute more or until cheese is melted.
    melted cheese on soup dumplings
  • Top with chili crisp, dumpling sauce, or other preferred sauce. Sprinkle with some sliced green onions and enjoy! Be careful, dumpling fillings with be juicy and hot.
    chili crisp on cheesey soup dumplings


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 373mg, Potassium: 123mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 201IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 1mg

Add Chili Crisp or Chili Garlic Crunch to Dumplings

For more flavor, add some chili crisp! It’s a great layer of garlicky, oniony, spicy flavor. We love adding a spoonful of chili oil crisp dumplings to make it more restaurant style. You can buy the chili crisp as there’s so many good brands out there. But if you want, try making it homemade! Here’s our easy recipe for chili crisp with garlic. While you have the chili crunch, you have to make our chili crunch on fried eggs!

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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