Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers

These Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers are so good, they taste better than the restaurant version! Light wonton dumplings with the most delicious pork filling!

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers on a plate with sauce

Who doesn’t love Chinese food? Chinese food take-out nights are very exciting in our house because they usually don’t happen very often.

One of the reasons for that is these Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers. We figured out by learning to make our favorite recipes at home that we can have what we love more often, and probably a little better for you then take out.

These Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers take a little but to get prepared, but I really don’t mind doing it. The filling only takes a few minutes to put together and once they’re filled- that’s kind of it- a few minutes in a pan to cook and dinner is served.

These Pot Stickers work really well for a party, or even just for a make ahead dinner. You can get them to the point where they are all filled, stick them in the fridge and then cook them up right before your guests arrive. Or you can cook them all the way through, keep them in the fridge and then re-heat in a 250 degree oven for about 15 minutes. They taste fantastic either way.

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers process

How Do You Make These Pork Dumplings?

Mix the ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Ground pork, ginger, garlic…all the good stuff.

Get your filling made up and then place a heaping tablespoon in the center of your wonton wrapper. Wet the edges and fold it in half to form a triangle. You don’t have to do this next step, but I also fold the side corners over because they tend to get stuck when you fry them up – and it only takes a few more seconds to do.

Once they’re all filled, line them up on a cutting board so you’re ready to go because once you get started it goes pretty fast!

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers process, wontons

Place a little peanut oil in the bottom of a large non-stick skillet and put in enough dumplings to cover the bottom in a single layer. Cook for 4 minutes on medium-high heat until the bottoms are brown.

Here’s where you have to be ready –  you’re going to throw in a 1/4 cup of water (be ready with your lid because this will splatter a lot) place the lid on the skillet quickly and cook another 3-4 minutes.

I usually cut one open to make sure the filling is cooked through…and to give a little taste test.

Mix together the ingredients for the dipping sauce and serve. These pot stickers are way better than anything you’ll get ordering out. Try them and see for yourself!

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers on a plate with sauce

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Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These delicious pork dumplings are perfect for appetizers or a light dinner!



  • 3/4 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 scallions, minced finely
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 package of square wonton wrappers

For The Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated or minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, minced finely


  1. Mix all of the dumpling ingredients (not the wrappers) in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling into the center of a wonton wrapper, then wet 2 sides with water and fold over to seal into a triangle. Take the left and right points and fold up onto the wonton (shown in photo)
  3. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add in a light coating of peanut oil to the bottom of the skillet. Once the oil is hot, add as many dumplings that will fit in a single layer.
  4. Let the dumpling cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottoms get browned, then carefully pour in 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet quickly. Let cook for another 3-4 minutes until filling is cooked through.
  5. Remove and repeat with remaining dumplings.
  6. Make the dipping sauce by adding all the ingredients to a small bowl and mixing together to combine.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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