Pork and Veggie Potstickers

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These potstickers are filled with savory pork, finely chopped peppers, cabbage, and seasonings. A burst of flavor in every bite!

These pop-able potstickers can easily be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. Pair them up with any of our other Asian-inspired dishes!

A rectangular plate full of potstickers sitting next to a dipping cup of potsticker sauce, chopsticks, and green onion.

Pork and Veggie Potstickers

Pork and Veggie Potstickers are among my very favorite foods, but for some reason I was always too nervous to make them myself. But once I did, I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make! I haven’t ordered them from a restaurant since! Seriously, for the price of about eight of these potstickers in a restaurant you can make dozens! Every time I have made these, they get eaten before I can even get them on the table for dinner. Not even kidding! My family can’t keep their hands off of them!

A potsticker being held with chopsticks dipped in soyaki sauce. A place of potstickers is in the background.

Potsticker sauce

We always like to dip our potstickers in Soyaki or Yoshida’s sauce but you can dip them in soy sauce, sweet & sour sauce, teriyaki sauce or you can eat them just plain. Add a little Sriracha to your sauce to give it a little kick!

Tips for Perfect Potstickers

  • Switch it up: Try this recipe with ground beef, turkey, chicken or lamb. The meat stays nice and tender inside the wonton wrappers.
  • Customize the fillings however you like! Try adding finely grated carrot, daikon, zucchini, chopped water chestnuts, or chopped mushrooms.
  • Serve them over rice or noodles for dinner, or plain as part of a family-style dinner.
  • Find wonton wrappers right in your regular grocery store, either in the produce section or the Asian foods aisle. If you can’t find the round variety, use the square kind. Use a cup or cookie cutter as a guide to cut them into circles.
A round wonton wrapper with pork potsticker mixture placed in the middle. A completed potsticker, a spoon of mixture, a cup of water, and green onions are next to it.

How To Freeze Potstickers

You can a large batch of these potstickers ahead of time and save them for later by freezing them. Place uncooked potstickers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (don’t let them touch) and freeze for 2-3 hours. After they are frozen solid, place them in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to two months. Then just remove and thaw in the refrigerator on a plate or baking sheet (make sure they aren’t touching or they will stick together). After thawing, cook according to recipe instructions below.

What to Serve with Potstickers

Pair this some of our other Asian-inspired recipes and you can have a full-on family style Chinese take-out night at home for a fraction of the price of going out.

  • Jared’s Gerenal Tso’s Chicken – Jared’s General Tso’s Chicken is incredibly flavorful. It is a delicious, lightly fried, Chinese style chicken that is crispy, sweet, and slightly spicy.
  • Panda Express Mushroom Chicken – This Panda Express Mushroom Chicken made at home tastes even better than the restaurant’s popular dish! Plus the tender chicken, hearty mushrooms and signature sauce is done faster than you can get take-out.
  • Band Bang Shrimp – You are going to love this light and crispy Bang Bang Shrimp copycat from Bonefish grill. The sauce is incredible. We love spicing it up with a little extra Sriracha.
  • Panda Express Chow Mein – Panda Express Chow Mein recipe tastes exactly like the restaurant’s signature side dish. Make a healthier version of Panda at home for a fraction of the price!
  • Orange Chicken – Make your own orange chicken at home with this delicious and flavorful recipe.
  • Crock Pot Cashew Chicken – This Crock Pot Cashew Chicken is better than takeout! Throw it all in the slow cooker and have a delicious, no-fuss dinner.
  • Kung Pao Chicken – Mix your favorite veggies with this delicious chicken seasoned to perfection with just the right amount of kick.
  • P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef – You can make this P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef for the ENTIRE family for the same price (or less) as one order of Mongolian Beef from off of the menu!

How to Make Pork & Veggie Potstickers

A rectangular plate containing potstickers with a garnish of green onion. It is sitting next to a cup of sauce and chopsticks.

Pork & Veggie Potstickers

5 from 7 votes
These potstickers are filled with savory pork, finely chopped peppers, cabbage, and seasonings. A burst of flavor in every bite!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 10

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200-degrees. Combine pork, cabbage, green onion, red bell pepper, egg, ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar, and salt & pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
    Ground pork, finely chopped cabbage, red bell peppers, green onion, ketchup, brown sugar, a beaten egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl ready to be mixed into a potsticker mixture.
  • To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth so they won't dry out.
    Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. 
    Place ½ rounded teaspoons of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper (Yes, the pork mixture is uncooked.  It will cook completely through the thin wrapper, I promise).
    A round wonton wrapper with pork potsticker mixture placed in the middle. A completed potsticker, a spoon of mixture, a cup of water, and green onions are next to it.
  • Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. 
    Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.
    A large plate of uncooked potstickers that have been placed overlapping in a circle.
  • Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. 
    Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching.
    Ten uncooked potstickers being cooked in oil in a skillet
  • Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add ⅓ cup chicken stock to the pan.
    Uncooked potstickers in a large skillet with chicken broth
  • Turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
    Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. 
    Potstickers being steamed in a covered skillet.
  • Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately with Yoshida's sauce for dipping.
    A potsticker being held with chopsticks dipped in soyaki sauce. A place of potstickers is in the background.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 592mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a fabulous recipe. I’ve always wanted to make my own pot stickers and now I can. I’m very excited about trying these.

  2. 5 stars
    Homemade potstickers are so much better than you can get in a restaurant if you ask me. These are fantastic!

  3. 5 stars
    These are good. And thanks for that Yoshida sauce recommendation. I’ve always spotted them in my Costco, but was never sure what to use the sauce for. 🙂

  4. I love Chinese food of all kinds, especially potstickers, Kung pao, Mongolian beef, and anything with noodles. For the potstickers, have you tried them without meat inside? I Love veggies of all kinds, way more than I do meat, so was hoping the recipe would lend itself to just the meatless..any ideas?

  5. Just wondering, would they be ok to be made with hamburger instead of pork? I always have ground beef on hand (never carry pork), so just wondering if it would work.

  6. my family just loved them! I thought they would be hard and time consuming to to make , but they wern’t.

    1. So glad you liked them! They are one of our very favorites too! I seriously can’t make them fast enough– they always get eaten as soon as I take them out of the pan!

    1. Can’t say that I have ever tried freezing… I don’t know if I know enough about freezing to know how to properly do it with this recipe. If you figure out a good way, let me know!

      1. We have a small family and so I doubled the recipe and froze the meat in parts. I think they will be great to freeze the meat for future use and my son LOVES these. Thanks!

  7. I’d like to take these to a picnic we are going to. But I know that they won’t be warm when served, do you think that would be a problem? I still plan on making these for myself, but thought they sounded good enough to take to a picnic.

  8. Wow! I know this is the second time that I have raised an issue with your recipe, but this one, with all due respect, needs a rework. Cabbage will never become tender in the brief frying period called for. One must use Nappa Cabbage (Chinese) available at any large grocery store, or some form of lettuce. The frying part is on target, except that when you have given the bottom side of the dumpling nice brown coloring, two to three minutes normally in a hot pan, then you add chicken stock or water, AND flip them over, so that the top part of the wonton wrapper becomes cooked as well. As regards the filling, I have never heard of anyone adding ketchup to a Asian dumpling, and I doubt that Alton Brown has suggested same. However, I will check, and perhaps have to eat crow tomorrow. LOL.

    1. Wow, thank you for your comment. It has been so long since I referred back to the original recipe I don’t know for sure if he adds ketchup. It is amazing though! I have always used the cabbage in it and it always becomes tender. I always shred it really thin. I like using the cabbage because it makes the meat go further. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

    1. Oh I will be more specific, I knew this recipe came from Food Network (to which I gave credit at the bottom of the post) but I will add that it was from Alton Brown.

  9. Oh my heck Erica! You were right! I’m going to give these a try! I don’t know if my other message came through but I got serious and baked that coconut cake today. I can’t believe it survived long enough to make it to the freezer without being eaten. I can’t wait to ice it. It may have to be breakfast tomorrow. Haha! I can’t stop thinking about it!

  10. Love the tittle of the blog and now i see why…waht fantastic recipes …they'll surely be favs !!!!
    Loving this delicious thai curry…

  11. Carol- Thanks for your comment and for being such a loyal follower! Keep checking back, there are many more to come, I promise!
    Lisa- I thought the ketchup would be weird too but they are a total hit! It doesn't taste ketchup-y at all. They have a nice rounded out flavor. I will have to try the Anita Lo's one!
    Jamie-Thanks for finding us! I hope you come back often! 🙂

  12. Found your site when looking for a Cafe Rio Pork recipe (which turned out awesome by the way, thank you), but my husband and I love to cook good, quality food and we are eager to try many of your recipes. Thanks for posting such great ones!

  13. wow, I've never heard of ketchup and mustard in pot stickers before. Interesting. I posted the pot sticker recipe that I typically use, on my blog recently. I've also tried Anita Lo's recipe, which Bobby Flay featured on one of his Throwndown's. It was fantastic.

  14. I have to apologize for never commenting. Every time you have a new recipe up, I always come by and check it out. Thank you for taking the time to share all of your fabulous recipes. These pot stickers sound delicious!

    Blessings,
    Carol