Instant Pot Frozen Potstickers Or Dumplings

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If you’re looking for a fast and easy dinner idea, these instant pot frozen dumplings are just what you need! You can use the instant pot to cook them in 3 minutes. It’s quicker than ordering takeout!

instant pot frozen dumplings

Instant Pot Frozen Dumplings

Dumplings are one of those foods that everyone loves because they are so versatile. No matter if you are a vegetarian or meat lover, there is a dumpling out there for everyone!

As much as I love eating dumplings weekly, I don’t really love ordering take-out all the time. So once I discovered some yummy frozen dumplings at my local grocery store, I keep them in stock in my freezer at all times.

While there are multiple ways to cook them, I’ve found using the Instant Pot gave me the best result!

The best part about this recipe is how easy cleanup can be – simply wipe down any remaining liquid from inside the inner pot when you’re done!

cooking frozen dumplings in instant pot

How To Cook Frozen Dumplings In The Instant Pot

When it comes to dumplings, you can cook any kind. My family loves pork dumplings while I normally lean towards shrimp and veggies. Honestly, they all delicious. You really can’t go wrong!

Once you’ve chosen the kind of dumplings you want, it’s time to start cooking them.

a bag of frozen potstickers and the instant pot

To do so:

Add the water and frozen dumplings to the Instant Pot.

pouring bag of potstickers to pot

frozen dumplings in the instant pot

Close the lid and turn the valve to a sealing position.

Press the “Pressure Cook” or Manual button and set the time to 3 minutes on High pressure.

When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.

cooking frozen potstickers

Drain the dumplings and serve immediately.

Instant Pot Frozen Potstickers


Cooking Tip:

  • If you prefer to make your own dumpling, follow this recipe for homemade chicken and pork dumplings.
  • If you don’t have an Instant Pot, consider steaming them in a saute pan.

scooping out a dumpling

What To Serve With Cooked Dumplings

When I buy frozen dumplings, they usually come with their own dipping sauce, but, if not, I’ll make my own! I will sometimes make a quick sauce made out of soy sauce and sesame oil or serve them with a bit of hot chili oil.

a plate of cooked chinese dumplings

To really kick it up a notch, try making this sweet and spicy sriracha chili dipping sauce to serve with the dumplings.

Don’t forget the homemade egg rolls!

eating a dumpling with a fork

To make a full meal, I like to also make some of my other favorite Asian takeout meals right at home! For the main dish, I like to make:

eating a potsticker with a fork

More Instant Pot Recipes

If you loved this recipe for Instant Pot frozen dumplings, check out some of my other Instant Pot recipes!

These are some of my family’s favorites:

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Instant Pot Frozen Potstickers / Dumplings

These Instant Pot frozen potstickers are amazing! Just dump a bag of frozen potstickers or dumplings in the Instant Pot and the Instant Pot will cook them to perfection! Once you try cooking frozen potstickers in the Instant Pot, you'll never make them any other way!
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: instant pot frozen dumplings, instant pot frozen gyoza, instant pot frozen potstickers
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 273kcal

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  • 1 lb frozen potstickers or dumplings
  • 1 cup water

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  • Put water and frozen potstickers in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or Manual button and set the time to 3 minutes on High pressure.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
  • Drain the potstickers and serve immediately.
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Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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