Pork Pot Stickers

These Pork Pot Stickers are surprisingly easy to make at home with ingredients you can control! These crispy bites are filled with a flavourful pork filling. So incredibly delicious!

I love this recipe for pot stickers! It makes about 30 pot stickers and is so flavourful and delicious, you may be tempted to eat all 30 yourself! I love love LOVE pot stickers. I have never encountered a dumpling I didn’t love really! These bite sized treats are irresistible and one of my favourite things in the world to eat!

I have always had a fondness for Asian cuisine! A quick search on my blog and you will see many dishes inspired by Asian flavours. Dumplings, specifically, have always been irresistible to me. With my recent food sensitivities, however, I can no longer enjoy most of the dumplings I see on restaurant menus or even in the frozen section of the grocery store.

I am no stranger to making pot stickers! Thankfully, I am still able to enjoy dumplings that are made in my own home. Thank goodness for that!

The recipe I have shared below is my go-to Pork Pot Stickers recipe. Although I now make them with some modifications (leaving out the garlic and cabbage I can no longer eat), I still use this recipe as it is not only easy, but the flavours are exactly what I am looking for!

Pork Pot Stickers on a plate with soy sauce and chopsticks.

Tips for Making Pork Pot Stickers

Making Pork Pot Stickers is easy to do. I am sharing some tips for ensure a smooth process!

  • When making pot stickers, I highly recommend making one dumpling at a time although if you wish to try to speed up the process, you can lay out a few dumpling wrappers at a time. Simply add the filling in the center and then add the water around edges only when you are ready to fold that wrapper. If you add the water to all of them, you run the risk of the water drying by the time you get to the last wrapper.
  • Don’t worry about crimping your edges. You can leave them as is and they will still look beautiful!
  • Make sure you have a well-fitting lid handy when you are frying up your dumplings. As soon as you add water to the hot oil in the pan, it will splatter. You need to cover the pan immediately to prevent getting splattered with hot oil!
  • Use a nonstick pan to ensure your pot stickers don’t get stuck to the pan and then fall apart when you try to remove them.
  • You can freeze the dumplings for later use! Simply line them up in a single layer in a freezer-safe container. Freeze them and then cook them following the method outlined below but add a few minutes of cooking time to ensure the frozen pork is cooked through.
Closeup of Pork Pot Stickers showing the crispy bottoms and pleated seals..

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Pork Pot Stickers on a plate with soy sauce and chopsticks.

Pork Pot Stickers

Herbs and Flour
These Pork Pot Stickers are surprisingly easy to make at home with ingredients you can control!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 30 dumplings
Calories 68 kcal


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup cabbage shredded (optional)
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 30 dumpling wrappers
  • oil for frying
  • green onion sliced, for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • In a large bowl, add pork, green onions, ground ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is combined. If adding shredded cabbage, mix it in at this point.
  • Lay out one dumpling wrapper. Fill a small bowl with water and dip your finger in it. Run your wet finger along the edge of the dumpling wrapper. Place a scoop of pork filling into the center of the wrapper.
  • Fold the wrapper in half to form a half moon shape and press down to seal the edges. You can crimp the edges if you like or leave them as is. Place the dumpling onto a baking sheet, pressing down on the bottom to help it stand up on its own. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
  • To cook the pot stickers, you will need to batch cook them. Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a nonstick frying pan. Place about 8 pot stickers in your pan so that they are standing up. Cook for a couple of minutes until a nice brown crust forms on the bottom of the pot stickers.
  • Make sure you have a lid for your frying pan ready to use. Add 1/3 cup water to the pan and cover immediately with the lid as it will splatter. Leave the lid on and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.
  • Remove the lid and cook for another minute. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining pot stickers. If you do not wish to cook all of the remaining pot stickers, you can store them in an air tight container and freeze them for up to 2 months.
  • Sprinkle pot stickers with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with soy sauce.


Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dumplings, ground pork, pork, pork dumplings, wonton wrappers
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  1. Hi! Love how simple, yet flavorful these will be. At what point do you add the sesame oil? Thanks!

  2. do you cook the pork before you make them? im making them and the 3 to 4 minutes to cook pork does not see like a likely time limit to cook raw pork and the dough.

    • Herbs & Flour

      You start cooking them for a couple minutes in step 4 too. The dumpling wrappers I get are pretty small so it cooks well for me but I always check with a meat thermometer to be sure. 🙂

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