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    Easy Dumpling Soup

    After all the holiday indulgences and rich and heavy meals, this Asian-inspired Dumpling Soup is the perfect antidote.

    It’s a light brothy bowl of comfort that’s packed with fresh, vibrant flavors, yet it doesn’t weigh you down.

    This easy Dumpling Soup is a light and tasty dish you can whip up in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner option!

    In the past we created our Wonton Soup with bok choy and chili oil, and loved this classic restaurant staple.

    This time around, looking for some light dinner, we found a huge bag of frozen dumplings in the freezer and decided to make some cozy bowl of soup, as temperatures here in Florida dropped down to the low 60’s. (Yes, pretty low for my warm blood)

    Try our version of Easy Dumpling Soup, which is cozy, refreshing and perfect contender as light meal option after the holiday feasting.

    You Will Love This Soup as Much as We Do For

    It’s Comforting and Cozy: Dumpling soup is total comfort food. It’s warm and cozy, especially during colder months.

    Flavors: The combination of ingredients like ginger, garlic, and scallions creates a flavorful broth. The addition of your favorite dumplings is brilliant idea to make this simple soup tasty and delicious.

    Easiness This soup is so easy and quick to make, especially with the convenience of frozen dumplings. It’s ideal for a quick weeknight dinner.

    It’s a Balanced Meal: It offers a good balance of vegetables, protein (from the dumplings), and broth, making it a wholesome and complete meal.

    Bowl of Asian dumplings in a clear broth.

    Ingredient Notes

    • Oil: Any neutral variety.
    • Aromatics: Fresh ginger and garlic, essential for making a flavorful base.
    • Vegetables: Sliced shiitake mushrooms, julienned carrots and snow peas.
    • Scallions: Used both in cooking and as a garnish.
    • Liquid Base: Chicken or vegetable stock.
    • Flavor Enhancers: Soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
    • Heat Element: Chili oil adds a spicy kick.
    • Dumplings: These are the star of the dish. Choose your preferred filling (pork, chicken, vegetable, etc.)

    Dumpling Soup Recipe

    1. Sauté: In a soup pot, heat oil and sauté shiitake mushrooms, ginger, garlic, carrots, and white parts of scallions.

    Vegetables cooking in a dutch oven.

    2. Prepare Broth: Add chicken stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, chili oil, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.

    Prepared broth in a dutch oven.

    3. Add Dumplings and Snow Peas: Stir in frozen dumplings, cook as per package instructions. Add snow peas in the last couple of minutes.

    4. Final Touches: Adjust seasoning if needed. Garnish with green scallion parts, and serve immediately.

    Final product in dutch oven.

    Alpana’s Tips and Notes:

    Mind the Cooking Time for Dumplings: Pay special attention to the cooking time of the dumplings. Overcooking can make them too soft and mushy. Follow the package instructions.

    Vegetable Variations: Feel free to add other vegetables like bok choy, spinach, or bean sprouts for added nutrition and flavor variety.

    Customize Heat Level: Adjust the amount of chili oil based on your preference for spiciness. Start with a little and add more as needed.

    Pot full of our dumpling soup.

    Leftovers and Storing

    Dumpling Soup is great as leftovers. If possible, store the broth and dumplings separately. This prevents the dumplings from becoming too soggy.

    Place the leftover soup in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the soup. However, note that the texture of the vegetables and dumplings might change slightly upon thawing. Freeze in airtight containers.

    If frozen, thaw the soup in the refrigerator overnight before reheating. Warm the soup gently over medium heat.

    Bowl of potsticker soup on a blue background.

    There you have it, your very own Asian-Inspired Dumpling Soup. Simple to make, yet rich in flavor, it’s the perfect dish to gather around the table with family, or to enjoy a quiet, comforting meal by yourself.

    May this soup warm your heart as much as it warms your bowl.

    Dumpling Soup, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    Bowl of dumpling soup atop the Gypsy Plate.

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    Featured image for dumpling soup recipe.

    Easy Dumpling Soup

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    This easy Dumpling Soup is a light and tasty dish you can whip up in about 20 minutes. Great weeknight dinner option!


    • 2 Tbsp oil
    • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 inch ginger, peeled and finely chopped
    • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 cup carrot, julienned
    • 3 scallions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
    • 6 cups chicken broth
    • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp chili oil
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 1.5lb bag frozen dumplings (potstickers or mini potstickers)
    • 4oz snow peas


    1. Heat oil in a soup pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Sauté sliced mushrooms for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute.
    2. Add carrot and white parts of scallions, sauté for a minute.
    3. Add chicken stock along with soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, chili oil, sesame oil. Bring it to boil and lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Add frozen dumplings and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they are cooked through (consult package directions).
    5. Add the snow peas and cook for couple of minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings like soy or chili oil according to your taste.
    6. Remove from heat and garnish with green parts of scallions. Serve immediately.

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    Welcome to GypsyPlate! I'm Alpana, former wordwide tour manager and professional caterer, now full time blogger. I love exploring cuisines from around the world, and my recipes have been featured on sites such as MSN, Parade, Brit + Co, CNET and AOL. You can explore my entire collection of sortable recipes in my Recipe Index or learn more about me here.

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