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Easy and Delicious Potsticker Soup

Discover the ultimate comfort food with our Potsticker Soup recipe - a delicious fusion of savory dumplings and a flavorful broth. Perfect for chilly evenings or a cozy family dinner.

December 12, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 40 mins




  1. In a large pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Let it simmer for a few minutes to infuse the flavors.
  3. Add the carrots and mushrooms to the broth. Simmer until they are tender, about 5-7 minutes.


  1. Potstickers: Gently place the frozen potstickers into the soup. Let them cook for about 5 minutes, or according to the package instructions, until they are heated through and float to the top.


  1. Add the chopped green onions and baby spinach or bok choy. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the greens are wilted but still vibrant.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. For a spicy kick, add a dash of chili oil or sauce.
  3. Ladle the soup into bowls, ensuring a few potstickers in each. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Potsticker Soup
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Protein 15 g30%
Total Fat 10 g12.8%
Sodium 600mg26.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose quality potstickers. The flavor of your soup heavily depends on the potstickers you choose. Opt for high-quality frozen potstickers, either homemade or from a trusted brand.
  • A flavorful broth forms the base of this soup. You can use homemade chicken or vegetable broth for the best taste.
  • Don't overcook the potstickers. Add the potstickers towards the end of the cooking process. Overcooking can make them too soft and lose their texture.
  • Feel free to adjust the types and quantities of vegetables according to your preference. Napa cabbage, bell peppers, or snow peas make great additions.
  • Adjust the seasoning. Depending on the saltiness of your broth and potstickers, you might need to adjust the seasoning. Always taste before adding extra salt.
  • Enhance the flavor with garnishes like cilantro, green onions, sesame seeds, or a drizzle of sesame oil for added richness.
  • If you like it spicy, add chili oil, sriracha, or red pepper flakes to taste.
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Immerse yourself in the warmth of this Potsticker Soup, a delightful combination of juicy dumplings and a flavorful, aromatic broth. This soup is not just a dish; it’s comfort in a bowl, perfect for those cooler nights or when you crave something hearty yet simple. It’s an ideal recipe for both novice cooks and experienced chefs looking to bring a touch of Asian-inspired cuisine to their kitchen.

The Origins of Potsticker Soup

Potsticker Soup is from the heart of Asian culinary traditions, where dumplings and broths are staple elements in many dishes. Potstickers, known as 'Jiaozi' in China, have been savored for centuries, not just for their taste but also for their symbolic value during celebrations like the Chinese New Year. The potsticker soup recipe is a more contemporary creation, marrying these beloved dumplings with a hearty, flavorful broth, resulting in a dish that’s both comforting and nourishing.

In modern kitchens, adaptations like the slow cooker potsticker soup have gained popularity for their convenience and ability to blend flavors over time. This version allows all the ingredients, especially the aromatics and spices, to infuse the broth slowly, enhancing the depth of the soup's flavor. Preparing potsticker soup in a slow cooker or crockpot is ideal for busy individuals. You can simply add the ingredients to the crockpot, let it simmer throughout the day, and come home to a warm, ready-to-eat meal.

The crockpot potsticker soup variation is especially suited for colder months, offering a warming and satisfying meal with minimal effort. The slow cooking process tenderizes the vegetables and harmonizes the diverse flavors, making each spoonful a delightful experience. Whether you opt for the traditional stovetop method or the convenience of a slow cooker, the potsticker soup recipe remains a versatile and beloved dish, bringing a taste of Asian comfort food to tables around the world.

What’s The Difference Between Potstickers And Soup Dumplings?

Potstickers and soup dumplings are both popular types of Asian dumplings, but they have distinct differences in preparation, ingredients, and eating experience.


  • Preparation: Potstickers, known as "guotie" in Mandarin, are typically made with a thin dough wrapper filled with a mixture of meat (such as pork or chicken), vegetables (like cabbage or chives), and seasonings.
  • Cooking Method: They are first pan-fried on one side until crispy and golden brown, then water is added to the pan, and it is covered to steam the dumplings. This dual cooking method gives potstickers their characteristic 'crispy on one side and soft on the other' texture.
  • Texture and Flavor: Potstickers have a slightly chewy texture with a crispy, golden bottom. The filling is savory, and they are often served with a dipping sauce made of soy sauce, vinegar, and sometimes chili oil.

Soup Dumplings:

  • Preparation: Soup dumplings, or "xiaolongbao", originate from the Jiangnan region of China. They are made with a thicker dough and traditionally filled with pork and a gelatinized meat broth.
  • Cooking Method: These dumplings are steamed in bamboo baskets, which allows the gelatinized broth inside to melt, creating a soup-like consistency inside the dumpling when eaten.
  • Texture and Flavor: Soup dumplings are tender and have a soupy, juicy interior. Eating them usually involves a technique to avoid spilling the hot broth inside, often by biting a small hole and sipping the broth before consuming the rest of the dumpling.

Key Differences:

  • Cooking Technique: Potstickers are pan-fried and steamed, giving them a crispy bottom, while soup dumplings are solely steamed.
  • Filling: Soup dumplings contain a gelatinized broth that turns to liquid when steamed, creating a ‘soup’ inside, unlike potstickers, which have a solid filling.
  • Eating Experience: Eating soup dumplings is unique due to the hot broth inside, whereas potstickers are enjoyed more like other traditional dumplings.

Both potstickers and soup dumplings offer unique and delightful tastes and textures, making them beloved dishes in Chinese cuisine and around the world.

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