Potstickers Recipe

Potstickers Recipe

Potstickers are a Chinese dumpling that is made when a thin dough is filled with a ground meat or vegetable mixture, crimped, and then lightly pan fried, then steamed to perfection.

I am not inherently gifted at making good Asian food.  I’ve had a lot of disasters along the way (just ask my husband).  Then, about 2 years ago, my mom came to visit me, and she made an amazing pork dish with noodles.  It was much better than any Asian food I had made, and I asked her how she did it.  She told me about a trick in balancing flavors. To create a tasty flavor profile, there needs to be 5 flavors present: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter.

Using those 5 flavor profiles, I have greatly enhanced the taste of not only Asian dishes, but all of my food.

This weekend, my mom and I got together to cook, and I asked my mom if I could share her potstickers recipe.  In my opinion, her potsticker recipe is way better than any restaurant I have been to.  As an added bonus, they are pretty healthy!  Lucky for me, she agreed to share her potsticker recipe, and here it is!

Homemade Potstickers Recipe


  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 jalapeno (optional)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 12 wonton wrappers

Brown ground turkey over medium heat until cooked through.  Combine turkey and roughly cut vegetables, and mix in a food processor until a minced consistency.  Add sriracha, lime, and soy sauce and mix until incorporated.

Add 1 tsp of filling to a wonton wrapper, and bring two opposite ends together in the middle, then grab the other two edges to meet in the center to form a square.  Pinch the edges together, outlining the adjoining edges with water on your finger tip, to form a seal.  (See picture below)

Potstickers Recipe

Warm a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, and baste with a thin layer of olive oil. Place homemade potstickers in pan, careful not to crowd, and cook undisturbed for about 2 minutes.  Add 2 tbsp of water or chicken broth to the pan and immediately cover with a lid.  Turn heat down to low and let steam for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

There you have it! A perfect homemade potstickers recipe, in less than 20 minutes.  Serve with soy sauce, hot mustard, or a thai dipping sauce, and enjoy!

yummy potstickers

Make it a meal by pairing it with these other Asian classics!

Have you ever made a potstickers recipe before?  Do you have a favorite Asian dish?

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2 Responses to Potstickers Recipe

  1. Potstickers are hands down my favorite food, Asian or not. Every time I go to the grocery store, I’m constantly tempted by these little guys, but I am definitely making these this week. Now if only I could find a recipe for that perfect sauce that you get at the best Chinese restaurants. 🙂 Great recipe!!

  2. Margaret says:

    Ive never tried potstickers before and those look really good. And I dont think that I have a favorite asian food. Most of it is pretty good.

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