EZPZ Won Ton-ish Soup

On the super rare occasion I feel lazy, I do a little cheating, and try and come up with a super fast version of something I love.

This time around, won ton soup.

I always keep a stash of frozen, store bought pot stickers in the freezer, so throwing this soup together is a breeze.

Hmmmm…making quick meals, say in about half an hour, using ingredients both fresh and store bought.

Oh, and seasoning packets. Lots and lots of seasoning packets!


I’ll call it Semi-Homemade 30 Minute meals, and I’ll become an overrated chef on some famous food channel, and I’ll be America’s sweetheart!

All in good time, all in good time.

Won Ton Soup in a Pinch

1 box chicken stock

3 cups of water

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup fresh baby spinach

2 chopped green onions

6 frozen dumplings

1. Heat oil in pot, add mined garlic and saute, careful not to burn.

2. Add chicken stock, water, soy sauce and sesame oil to the pot, and bring to a boil.

3. Once boiling, add mushrooms and frozen dumplings, continue on a low boil for about 8-10 minutes.

4. Once dumplings appear completely cooked, reduce heat, and add spinach.

5. Once spinach wilts, serve and top with green onion.

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  1. I feel it important to inform you that Sandra Lee is not a real live person. I’ve got it narrowed down to either a robot, or she is dead and Food Network props her up and totes her around a la Weekend at Bernies.
    You could totally knock her out of her spot and rule the Semi-Homemade Empire. All you need is a collection of cute aprons.
    Anyways, this soup looks awesome, I’d love to try it!! Would it be okay without the spinach? Husband and kid are not fans o’ the green stuff.
    Thanks!! :)

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  2. Virginia says:

    Mmmm. I think I’m going to make this soon.

    And seriously, I didn’t even know you could buy frozen pot stickers. I always hought they took copious amounts of work I didn’t want to do so even as much as I love them I just eat them when others make them. I’m gonna get so fat now.

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  3. I didn’t know you could buy frozen pot stickers, either.

    I will add this to my “Try To Fool The Kids” menu.

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  4. Erin says:

    I’ve used a similar receipe, and it was fantastic! However, at 10 minutes the wontons completely fell apart. I would give them the number of min. listed on the package under “boiling instructions” which for me was 3 min.

    My recipe also included shreded carrots and edamame beans, which was delish!

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  5. Mindfulmoon says:

    Mmmm. Potstickers. Sounds like a mighty good soup but I might end up with way less potstickers by the time I’m done with it. I just love them so much.

    I saw one of the ubercooks on food network use tortellini instead of egg noodles in chicken soup he made. Then, I got all excited and though I might put butternut squash ravioli in mine but never got around to it because I am just too lazy. Maybe someone else will try it and then I’ll get shamed into doing it too. I mean, just the frozen kind though. Let’s not get crazy.


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