How to Make Miso Wonton Soup

Miso Wonton Soup

Miso Wonton Soup is an easy 30 minute meal made with frozen chicken dumplings and healthy Japanese miso paste ~ everybody loves this comforting soup!

A pot of Miso Wonton Soup

Reader Rave ~

“I just had to drop by and let you know that this soup is really delicious and MY KIDS ATE IT. Win win win! Thank you!” ~Drea

How nice is it that simple, clean, and healthy food is so often the easiest to throw together. It’s almost embarrassing how easy. This Miso Wonton Soup doesn’t really even cook at all in the traditional sense, so if you can boil water, you can make it. I hate to insult your intelligence by posting the recipe, but if you’re like me, it sometimes helps to be reminded, visually if possible, of easy solutions for those times when you’re hungry, cold, in a hurry, and your mind decides to go blank on you.


Ready made frozen wontons are the secret to this quick and easy soup

I got my mini chicken and cilantro wontons at Costco, but you can find them at Trader Joe’s and other places. Between the canned broth, the miso paste, which keeps forever in the fridge, and the frozen wontons, this is one of those recipes you can make on the fly, no trip to the grocery store required. The veggies can be almost anything you have around…if you don’t have baby bok choy, scallions and a carrot you can use frozen peas, celery, bell peppers, mushrooms, anything you like. Just slice them very thinly because they don’t get simmered in the soup, they become crisp/tender on contact with the hot broth just before serving.

Miso Wonton Soup simmering in a black pot

Nutritious miso paste magically turns chicken broth, or water for that matter, into a rich savory soup. 

It’s made from fermented soybeans or grains, and comes in several variations such as red, white, and yellow. They vary in flavor but can be used interchangeably. You’ll find it in a refrigerated section along with wonton wrappers and tofu.

Miso Wonton soup in a cast iron pot

Miso is such a versatile condiment, I’ve used it in everything from Miso Soup and Miso Ramen, to Miso Salad Dressing, and it adds an instant ‘umami’ touch to any sauce or gravy.

Miso Wonton Soup 3

This Japanese inspired soup is great for weight loss!

A lot of people say the Japanese have the healthiest eating habits on earth. All you have to do is look at Japanese food to see the striking differences between it and most of what we eat in the West. From the thin broth, to the delicate,  translucent wonton wrappers, to the paper thin slices of carrot, this soup is the model of restraint. If you’re looking to get a little healthier in the new year, or lose a pound or two, this is your soup.

A pot of Miso Wonton Soup
3.19 from 115 votes

Miso Wonton Soup

A simple, nourishing, delicious soup in 30 minutes.
Course dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Author Sue Moran


  • 28 oz about 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • about 16-20 mini wontons
  • 2 Tbsp miso paste I used yellow
  • 1 baby bok choy thinly sliced
  • 6 scallions thinly sliced, white and some of the green parts, too
  • 1 carrot sliced paper thin (use the 1/8 inch setting on a mandoline slicer)


  • Heat the broth and water to a simmer in a saucepan. Add the wontons and simmer gently until they are heated through, this will just take a few minutes.
  • Add the miso to the soup and stir until dissolved. Add the veggies and bring the soup back to a simmer.
  • Serve hot.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.




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  • Reply
    Pam Gagliardo
    August 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    5 stars
    Where we live there are no stores that carry this type of wonton, so I’ll improvise with cooked chicken in wontons and was that cilantro also? Sounds delicious.

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    Huguette H Bertrand
    January 1, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    J’aimerais savoir si on peut trouver en épicerie des pâtes sans gluten pour confectionner les won ton et si le miso contient du blé car tout ce qui contient ou pourrait contenir du blé , je ne peut l’utiliser pour mes recettes et la pâte miso est-elle sans gluten je n’ose l’utiliser à cause des problèmes qui pourrait advenir merci de me répondre rapidement . Huguette PQ

    • Reply
      January 2, 2021 at 5:59 am

      Yes, Huguette, you can find gluten free wontons and gluten free Miso in stores, just check your labels.

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    September 14, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Trader Joe’s not only has the wontons, they also have boxes of miso ginger broth in their soup aisle! You can make this even faster!

    • Reply
      September 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Lol I’m heading there this weekend!

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    March 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Hi! Do you think this would freeze and reheat well?

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      March 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      I’ve never tried it Laura, but I would think that miso is most nutritious when it’s fresh, and this soup is so quick and easy that I would probably recommend against freezing.

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    March 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I couldn’t find the miso paste, but I did find Miso Soup instant soybean paste soup by Mishima. There are 3 packets inside. Is this what you were talking about, will it work?

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      March 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      That would be a different form of miso, Rena, miso paste is fresh and in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, but if it’s all you can find, then go for it, I’m sure it will be delicious.

  • Reply
    February 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I just had to drop by and let you know that this soup is really delicious and MY KIDS ATE IT.
    Win win win! Thank you!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Yay! That’s always cause for celebration 🙂 Thanks for letting me know Drea.

  • Reply
    November 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    This was delicious! It will now be my go to this winter, especially when I’m sick with a cold.

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    July 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I love soups this and make them all the time. Your soup looks great, I like the added baby bok choy. Once in a blue moon I make my own won tons and they are really good.

    • Reply
      July 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      I love homemade wontons, they are definitely the best, but I also love the convenience of the frozen ones!

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