Simple Dumpling Soup

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Whenever we order Dim Sum in my house, I always have to get extra dumpling soup. Some places might call it wonton soup – but either way, it’s an absolute favorite for my fam. What I like is that you can make it a bunch of different ways, using different broth flavors, different dumpling fillings, different veggies. For this particular recipe, I went with a beef base and adding in bok choy.

Simple Dumpling Soup
Simple Dumpling Soup

As with all soups, longer is better. So if you want to let the broth cook longer than 30 minutes before you start putting the goodies in, by all means, please do. Just be sure to keep the veggies and dumplings out until the last bit of cooking. They will get mushy and start to fall apart if you put them in for too long before you take it off the heat. You will need a large stock pot. I really love my Ninja Foodi 8qt pot – it gives me plenty of room for my soups.

Simple Dumpling Soup

I served this up with a bit of a feast with some Spicy Asian Drumsticks that I made in the slow cooker and a quick Egg Fried Rice. You could serve this soup as a main dish on its own or you can pair it with your favorite Asian dish – like lo mein or stir fry. What you plan to serve this soup with, you should probably determine the type of dumpling you add – pork, chicken, veggie or beef. My family likes to have a little bit of everything (chicken, beef, pork, veg) so I like to use this soup to make sure I catch all the bases.

Spicy Asian Chicken

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Simple Dumpling Soup

A delicious and easy soup, perfect for a rainy day that needs warming up.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword beef, dumpling, soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 qt Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce or Coco Aminos
  • 1 cup Mini Sweet Peppers cut in coins
  • 1 cup Carrots shredded
  • 3 lb Gyoza Dumplings veggie or pork, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Small Bok Choy ends cut off
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add broth, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and onion. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add peppers and carrots and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Add dumplings and cover pot with lid. Cook for 10 minutes more.
  • Add bok choy and replace lid. Cook another 5 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

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2 thoughts on “Simple Dumpling Soup

  1. Laurie – Tennessee – Off grid living on 26 rural acres in East TN, building our off grid homestead cabin, DIY life, herb gardening, greenhouse, pursuing a plant based healthy lifestyle Find us on our blog, YouTube , Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. Ridge Haven Homestead on all profiles.
    Laurie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop! It’s encouraging to know that there are people out there who still do home-cooked food!

    Ridge Haven Homestead

  2. Tai East – Sweet Home Alabama – Lover of God and family, Writer, Creative Heart, Jewelry Maker, Children's Book Author, YouVersion Content Partner, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner, CIRCL Mobility Instructor, Zumba Instructor, Zumba Plate Coach, Herbal Tea Lover, New Orleans Saints Fan, Speed Dating Host for Alabama with Pre-Dating Speed Dating, and Independent Wine Ambassador with Boisset Collection.
    Tai East says:

    I just pinned this! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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