How to Cook Frozen Potstickers: The Ultimate Guide

Want to learn how to cook frozen dumplings to crisp and tender perfection? No matter your appliances, kitchen size, or amount of free time, there’s a way that you can enjoy our delicious gluten-free frozen potstickers. When our co-founder Vanessa discovered she had celiac, she was heartbroken that she could no longer enjoy the potstickers at her family’s restaurants. Naturally, gluten-free potstickers were one of the first snacks that the Feel Good Foods team sought to perfect; now, they’re available in hearty pork, classic chicken, and snackable vegetable flavors. From steaming to air frying, here’s our comprehensive guide to bringing out the best in our frozen dumplings.

How to pan-fry frozen dumplings

In a nonstick pan over medium-high heat, add ½ cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Place the frozen potstickers flat side-down and cover the pan with a lid for 8 to 12 minutes, until all the water has evaporated and the flat side of each potsticker is golden.

How to cook frozen dumplings in the microwave

Place frozen potstickers and 1 tablespoon of water in a microwave-safe container. Cover the container with a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes. Carefully remove the container from the microwave, drain the water, and let the potstickers sit for 1 minute.

How to cook frozen dumplings in an air fryer

Place the frozen potstickers in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Make sure not to overcrowd the potstickers, and cook in batches if needed. Liberally coat the potstickers with vegetable oil spray in order to prevent dry dumpling wrappers. Air fry the potstickers at 380°F for about 8 minutes, then flip the potstickers and air fry at the same temperature for another 2 to 6 minutes or until they are cooked to your liking!
Cooking guidance provided by Air Fryer World.

How to steam frozen dumplings

Have a bamboo steamer on hand? Line the basket with parchment paper or Napa cabbage. Then, place the covered steamer on top of a pan or wok that is filled with about one inch of water. Bring the water to a boil, and steam the dumplings until cooked through (about 10 minutes).

How to cook frozen dumplings in the oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Arrange your frozen potstickers on a baking sheet in a single layer, spaced ½ inch apart, and if desired, brush or spray with vegetable oil. Bake your potstickers in the oven for 10 to 18 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through, until the dumplings are cooked to your liking (we prefer ours golden brown).

How to boil frozen dumplings

Fill about ⅔ of a large pot with water, cover, and bring to a boil. Add frozen potstickers, cook until they float, and then allow them to boil for another 2 or 3 minutes. Strain the potstickers and serve!

Frozen potsticker recipes

Want to take your dumplings to the next level? Complement the dish with these easy recipes!

Vegan potsticker stir-fry with peanut sauce

Pack in your veggies and upgrade our potsticker dipping sauce with this simple, yet filling gluten-free weeknight recipe courtesy of

Potsticker wings with kimchi slaw

This recipe from @foodbyjonisister makes for a happy tummy (in more ways than one). Kimchi improves gut biome health and adds an extra kick that cuts through this extra-crunchy take on a quick frozen potsticker snack.

Coconut curry dumpling soup

Craving a warm meal? This hearty, comforting bowl is a perfect blend of savory flavors, spice, and nourishing substance.

Simple mushroom dumpling soup

Check out this ridiculously easy recipe to learn about our go-to way to turn our frozen dumplings into a meal! Like all of our recipes, feel free to use our chicken, pork, or veggie potstickers. Cook in the broth of your choice, top with vegetables, and sip away.

Frozen potsticker sauces

Our tamari dipping sauce

Let thaw at room temperature, and get dipping!

Spicy peanut sauce

Craving a kick? Whip up this classic companion to a bowl of veggies and potstickers, courtesy of @hungry.blonde.

Cashew fig sauce

Want something sweet to round out your snack? Snag some fig jam, coconut aminos, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and cashew butter, whisk, and enjoy.

Tomato ginger sauce

This peppery and salty sauce pairs perfectly with any of our potstickers.

Turmeric cashew sesame sauce

This aromatic sauce pairs perfectly with veggies, shrimp, and our vegetable potstickers. Check out the recipe, courtesy of @starinfinitefood.