An incredible recipe for homemade Potstickers, also known as Chinese dumplings. They are so easy to make and are a great appetizer recipe. Wonton wrappers filled with juicy pork and vegetable filling that are pan-fried until crispy and served with a flavor-packed potsticker sauce.

Potstickers are a great appetizer, like our chicken gyozas or our new easy crab rangoons!

Pork potstickers on a white plate topped with green onions next to a bowl of dipping sauce.

Homemade Potstickers –

What are Potstickers? Potstickers are also known as Chinese pan-fried dumplings. Juicy-filled dumplings that are pan-fried until crispy on both sides. The flavors from the crispy shell with the juicy and flavor-packed filling are truly amazing!

Crispy pork potstickers topped with green onions.

Potstickers Ingredients –

This recipe comes together easily and with just a few basic ingredients!

  • Wonton wrappers– We like to use the brand Nasoya Won Ton Wraps; you can find these gyoza wrappers at almost any local grocery store. 
  • Pork– We used ground pork, but you can substitute it for chicken or turkey.
  • Mushrooms– We use chopped white mushrooms or portobello mushrooms.
  • Veggies– We use shredded cabbage, carrots, and green onion for this recipe.
  • Garlic– Garlic is a must for extra flavor!
  • Seasoning– You want to season with salt and pepper to taste. You can also use any other of your favorite recipes.
  • Oil– To fry the potstickers, use olive oil, canola, or peanut oil.

Other Classic Potsticker Fillings –

You can use different fillings for the potstickers. Here are some of our favorite fillings:

  • Pork – We use a ground pork filling in this recipe.
  • Chicken – You can use ground chicken instead of pork in this recipe for a chicken filling.
  • Veggie – Opt out of the meat and make a vegetable filling.
  • Seafood – If you like seafood, try substituting the ground meat with chopped shrimp or crab.
Step by step collage of how to make homemade pork potstickers.

How to Make Potstickers –

Though they are a little time-consuming, they are worth the effort.

  1. Filling– In a skillet, saute the mushrooms until browned. Add the shredded carrots and cabbage and saute until tender and cooked. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Make the filling– In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the filling.
  3. Assemble– Layout the wrappers. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling mixture into the center of the wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wrappers with water, and fold and seal to secure.
  4. Cook– Cook the potstickers with the desired cooking method.
  5. Serve– Serve the dumplings with the dipping sauce.
Uncooked potstickers laid out on a cutting board.

How to Cook Potstickers –

There are several different cooking methods you can cook these potstickers with.

  • Pan-fry – In a large skillet, once the oil is hot over medium heat, add the potstickers and pan fry until golden, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Steam – Use a steamer to steam until fully cooked.
  • Boil – Like our easy 30-minute Pelmeni, you can boil these dumplings.
  • Bake – Add the dumplings to a lined baking sheet and bake at 425˚F for 12-14 minutes.
  • Air-fry – Spray the air fryer basket with baking spray and add the potstickers to the basket. Air fry at 400˚F for about 3 minutes, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes. Repeat in batches until all the batches are cooked.

Potsticker Sauce –

A good potstickers sauce is what completes the dish, and our homemade version is so easy to make.

How to Make Potsticker Sauce-

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, and water.
  2. Bring to a soft boil. Serve the sauce hot or cooled in a small bowl.
Pork potstickers in a plate topped with green onion next to a bowl of soy sauce.


When do I know the filling is cooked?

You want to make sure that the ground pork has reached a temperature of 160˚F.

Can I prepare these potstickers ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare these 24 hours ahead. Just assemble the potstickers and layout a flour plate or tray and cover tightly to avoid drying out and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Can I freeze potstickers?

Yes, potstickers are great to freeze. Layout assembled stickers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. They can stay fresh for up to 3 months in the freezer.
To cook– add frozen dumplings to skillets per instructions, they will just need a little longer to cook at a lower heat.

Can potstickers be reheated?

You can sauté, microwave, or bake the potstickers until warmed.

Why are my potstickers sticking to the pan?

To avoid the dumplings from sticking to the pan, you want to make sure you have enough oil in the skillet.

A white plate of pork potstickers topped with green onion next to a bowl of dipping sauce.

Other Asian-inspired Dishes –

Pork Potstickers Recipe (with Sauce)

Author: Valentina
4.50 from 2 votes
An incredible recipe for homemade Potstickers, also known as Chinese dumplings. They are so easy to make and are a great appetizer recipe. Won ton wrappers filled with a juicy pork and vegetable filling that are pan-fried until crispy and served with a flavor-packed pot sticker sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pack won ton wrappers (50 wrapper)
  • oil for frying, canola or peanut oil

potstickers filling-

  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 6 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ tsp canola oil, for sauteeing
  • 3/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste

dipping sauce-

  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tso ground ginger**
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Saute mushrooms with ½ tsp oil until golden, remove from skillet.
  • Add cabbage and carrot to saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil, cook 2-3 minutes until cabbage becomes tender. Drain water and squeeze excess water.
  • In a bowl, combine the ground pork, sauteed mushrooms, cabbage, carrot, green onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Lay out won top wrappers on the surface. Spoon filling into the center of the wrapper. Using fingers, moisten edges of wrappers with water.
  • Fold dough over to create a triangle, pinching edges to seal. Lightly push down on the filling to distribute filling for even cooking.
  • In a small sauce pan, bring the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and water to a boil and remove and add to a bowl.
  • Add enough oil to cover the bottom of the non-stick pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook potstickers in a single layer until golden crisp, about 2 – 3 minutes on either side.
    Enjoy with dipping sauce.


MAKES– Makes about 48-50 potstickers, depending on the won ton wrappers package. Serving size may vary.
**You can substitute the ground ginger for 1/2 tsp of freshly grated ginger. 


20kcal Calories1g Protein1g Fat4mg Cholesterol5mg Sodium34mg Potassium105IU Vitamin A0.6mg Vitamin C2mg Calcium0.1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Pork Potstickers Recipe (with Sauce)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 34mg1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

You can also find this recipe on Julie’s Eats and Treats, where I shared the recipe first.