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Homemade Dumpling Soup Recipe | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Homemade Dumpling Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 275kcal


For the Dumplings

  • 1 cup shredded napa cabbage
  • 8 oz Ground pork
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger minced
  • 2 scallions minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tbs fresh chives minced
  • 1 tbs sriracha
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • wonton wrappers

For the Soup

  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 oz ground pork
  • 1 onion dinced
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed and peeled
  • 1 " piece of fresh ginger peeled and smashed
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 carrot peeled and shredded
  • 4 scallions whites removed, sliced thin


For the Dumplings

  • Salt the napa cabbage and allow to sit for 20 minutes. With a clean towel, squeeze any excess liquid from the cabbage.
  • In a large bowl, mix the pork with the ginger, scallions, shallot, chives, sriracha, soy sauce, and cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and mix well to combine.
  • Arrange wonton wrappers in batches onto a clean work surface. Ready yourself a small ramekin with water in it. 
  • Place small portions of the pork filling in the center of a dumpling, lightly moisten half an edge of the dumpling and pinch shut, creating small pleats as needed, being sure to seal completely. Set onto a clean baking sheet. 
  • Repeat, allowing each dumpling to stand on its own without touching until the sheet is filled. 
  • Place in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Continue on to fill another baking sheet if able. After the pre-freeze, the dumplings can be frozen together in a resealable bag (without the pre-freeze they stick together in one horrible clump.Trust me).

For the soup

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large stock pot. Add the ground pork, onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook, breaking the meat apart with a spoon until the pork is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, leaving a small opening for steam. Allow the soup to cook for about 25 to 30 minutes. Strain the soup, reserving the liquid.
  • Return the now strained liquid to the pot and bring to a boil. Add the carrots, scallions, and dumplings. Allow the dumplings to boil until cooked through, about 6 minutes, checking one for doneness.
  • Ladel your Homemade Dumpling Soup into bowls and serve.


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Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1948mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2775IU | Vitamin C: 49.8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.1mg