Easy Dumpling Soup

Easy Dumpling Soup (Potsticker Soup)
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Frozen potstickers make this fragrant, warming, easy Asian dumpling soup recipe a total breeze. 

Got 10 Minutes? Make This Cozy Potsticker Soup. 

Cooking frozen potstickers is super easy—can you boil water? Then you can boil broth! And if you can boil broth, you can make this soup. Our easy dumpling soup recipe basically takes the simple work of boiling dumplings and magically turns it into soup-making. We add big, bold flavors to the broth that the frozen potstickers simmer in—think soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic—and when the potstickers are cooked, the soup is done. Magic. 

dumpling soup in a large a black pot

A Veggie-Laden Asian Dumpling Soup

This magically quick recipe isn’t just fast, though. It’s pretty darn healthy, too! In fact, this potsticker soup can quite easily be made into a vegan or vegetarian dumpling soup! Just use veggie stock and a meatless frozen dumpling, and you’ve got yourself a hearty vegetarian soup.

All you’ll need is: 

  • Sesame oil 
  • Ginger, garlic and scallions. 
  • Soy sauce or tamari.  
  • Stock, chicken or veggie. (or, you can always use Better Than Bouillon—definitely one of our top five pantry staples.
  • Frozen potstickers 
  • Carrots and fresh spinach—these two are our faves, but you can always play around with other veggies you’d like to add! 
ingredients for easy dumpling soup in small bowls

What Are Potstickers? 

“Potsticker” is a blanket term that most of us in the U.S. use to refer to Chinese dumplings, usually filled with some kind of minced, seasoned pork. “Gyoza” is a Japanese word for dumplings that are super similar to the “potsticker” variety of pan-fried Chinese dumplings that most of us are used to eating in restaurants. While the world of Asian dumplings is a vast one, all you really need to know for making this dumpling soup is that just about any frozen dumplings you love will work! At Trader Joe’s, frozen dumplings are actually labeled “Gyoza Potstickers”—apparently they decided it was safest to just go ahead and use both terms. And we’re down with that! No need to get too hung up on monikers—just eat up!

How to Make Dumpling Soup: 

This potsticker soup is easily the best meal you can make in ten minutes. It’s so fast and easy, it barely feels like it qualifies as a recipe. Here’s how to cook potsticker soup: 

  1. Sauté garlic and ginger in a little sesame oil. 
  2. Create your soup base! Add stock, soy sauce, green onions and carrots. 
  3. Dumpling time! Gently add the frozen dumplings and let the soup boil for a few minutes. 
  4. Kill the heat and stir in the spinach. When the spinach is wilty, the soup is ready! 
bowl of easy dumpling soup with chop sticks and a striped linen

Tools You’ll Need: 

black pot filled with potsticker soup topped with green onions and black sesame seeds

4 Fast Soup Recipes to Keep You Cozy All Season Long

From Thailand to China and beyond, we often turn to Asian flavors to perk up our favorite soup recipes. Here are four Asian-inspired soup recipes that we have on repeat this season: 

Is It Wonton Soup? Dumpling Soup? Potsticker Soup? What the Heck Is It? 

Honestly, you could call this simple soup any of the above. Whatever else you call it, we hope you call it delicious. If you try this recipe, let us know how you liked it! Snap a photo of your dumpling soup and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper.Happy eating!

bowl of easy dumpling soup

Easy Dumpling Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 lbs potstickers (we prefer mini potstickers)
2 large carrots, julienned (or 2 cups if using pre cut)
2 cups fresh spinach, packed
1 tsp sesame seeds, optional

Method

  1. Heat sesame oil in a medium sized soup pot. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken stock, soy sauce, green onions, carrots and salt to the pot and bring to a boil. Add the wontons to the pot and bring back up to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in spinach. Serve topped with sesame seeds and fresh green onions.