A close up picture of green chopsticks holding a savory potsticker. There's a bowl of dipping sauce in the background and also a plate of Pot stickers to share.

Homemade Pot Stickers

How to make Pot Stickers! This recipe makes the most savory bite with just a hint of sweet from the hoisin and heat from chili sauce. They have a crunchy bite with the addition of water chestnuts. Trust me - these are 100 times better than take out!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 218kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 package wonton wrappers


  • Slice the onions and mince the garlic.
  • Lightly mix all of the ingredients together (except the wonton wrappers). Don't over-mix, just make sure everything is combined.
  • Lay out the wonton wrappers on a board. Have a small bowl of water nearby.
  • Place one teaspoon of mixture in the middle of each wrapper. Dip your finger into the water bowl and run it all the way around the edge of the wrapper. 
  • Fold the edges together and seal. Set finished Pot Stickers aside. Crimp edges if desired. Complete the process with all of the pot stickers.
  • Find a pot your bamboo steamer will fit in. Fill with about two inches of water. Turn on high and bring to a boil. 
  • *While the water is coming to a boil, line the bamboo steamer with lettuce or kale leaves. Set the pot stickers on the lettuce. Do not overcrowd.
  • Steam for 15-20 minutes until the pot stickers are cooked. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce, enjoy!


It's best not to overfill the pot stickers or they will burst when cooking. Depending on how large you fill them, this recipe makes 36-40 pot stickers.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 144mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.7mg