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Quick and Easy Homemade Potsticker Soup Recipe

Potsticker Soup is an absolutely delicious mixture of Asian flavors like sesame oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and sesame seeds with savory meat-filled potstickers. The potsticker soup base is a perfectly balanced mixture of spicy, sweet, and umami for a great recipe that everyone will love. In fact, my family loves it so much, that they had me put it on my regular recipe rotation.

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Ingredients needed:

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  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Minced fresh ginger
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Powdered red pepper flakes
  • Fish sauce
  • Chicken stock: Or broth.
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Chopped green onion: You can use scallions instead of chopped green onions.
  • Thinly sliced carrots
  • Frozen potstickers: Frozen dumplings or mini potstickers will work too.
  • Broccoli florets
  • Frozen sweet peas
  • Packed fresh spinach: Baby spinach or baby bok choy work well too.
  • Sea salt
  • Toasted sesame seeds: Optional.

Quick and Easy Homemade Potsticker Soup Recipe

How to make potsticker soup from scratch?

  1. Heat the aromatics: First, heat a little sesame oil in a large soup pot set over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger, followed by red pepper flakes, and fish sauce and saute for about three minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the soup: Now add chicken stock, soy sauce, sliced green onions, and carrots to the large pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add the dumplings (potstickers), and cook for 3-4 minutes. And add broccoli florets, and frozen sweet peas to the pot and bring it back up to a boil on medium-high heat. Continue cooking for a few minutes.
  3. Serve immediately: Finally, remove from heat and stir in the spinach. Season with salt to taste and serve topped with sesame seeds and fresh green onions.
Easy Dumpling Soup

Recipe variations:

  • Different oil: You can use another oil such as olive oil or whichever you like cooking with.
  • No stock: Instead of chicken broth or stock, you can use beef or vegetable broth or vegetable stock.
  • Chile garlic sauce: Add some chile garlic sauce, chili crisp, or hot chili oil for an extra spicy flavorful broth.
  • Furikake seasoning: Sprinkle with furikake seasoning before serving for a rich umami taste.
  • Rice wine: Add some rice wine vinegar to your potsticker soup for extra fresh flavor.
  • Add extra veggies: Feel free to add your own favorites like shiitake mushrooms, bell peppers, and water chestnuts for an absolutely delicious soup just the way you like it.
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Quick and Easy Homemade Potsticker Soup Recipe

Potsticker Soup is an absolutely delicious mixture of Asian flavors like sesame oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and sesame seeds with savory meat-filled potstickers. The potsticker soup base is a perfectly balanced mixture of spicy, sweet, and umami for a great recipe that everyone will love. In fact, my family loves it so much, that they had me put it on my regular recipe rotation.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: 30 minute meal, Asian Recipe, easy meals, easy soup, hearty soup
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 429kcal

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Kitchen Essentials

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger minced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 6 Cups Chicken Stock or veggie stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions thinly sliced
  • 2 Large Carrots julienned or shredded
  • 24 Ounces Frozen Dumplings 1 ½ pound bag
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Cup Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Cup Frozen Sweet Peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds optional

Instructions

  • Place a large soup pot over medium heat and add the sesame oil.
    1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • Add the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and fish sauce, and sauté for about 3 minutes.
    2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger, 4 Cloves Garlic, 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • Next, add chicken stock, soy sauce, green onions, and carrots, stir and bring to a boil.
    6 Cups Chicken Stock, 2 Tablespoons Low-Sodium Soy Sauce, 1/4 Cup Green Onions, 2 Large Carrots
  • Add the dumplings to the pot, stir, and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
    24 Ounces Frozen Dumplings
  • Stir in spinach, broccoli, and sweet peas. Cook for 2-3 minutes, and remove from heat.
    2 Cups Fresh Spinach, 1 Cup Broccoli Florets, 1 Cup Frozen Sweet Peas
  • Season with salt to taste. Garnish with sesame seeds and fresh green onions and serve.
    Salt, 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds

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Notes

How to store leftovers:

  • Store: Store your leftover potsticker soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two to three days.
  • Reheat: You can reheat potsticker soup on the stove for just a few minutes or in the microwave for one to two minutes.

Recipe tips:

  • For those who are vegetarian, you could use vegetable broth and vegetable dumplings. Vegetable potstickers are the same thing.
  • The mixture of sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes gives your soup a rich spicy-sweet taste.
  • Instead of a stock pot or soup pot, you can use a Dutch oven.
  • Take a look at the potsticker package directions first. If they need to cook longer than the recipe calls for, you can cook the potstickers separately.
  • You can also use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free alternative.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5300IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg

Ladling Pot Sticker Soup

Frequently asked questions

What are potstickers?

You can find potstickers (or pot stickers) labeled as Chinese dumplings, but you will not see Japanese gyoza listed as potstickers or dumplings. You can get pork gyoza or shrimp gyoza in an Asian restaurant made in a different way than potstickers. Dumplings and wontons are also intermixed so you can find wonton soup and dumpling soup in place of potsticker soup. However, you can use any of these in this easy dumpling soup recipe.

Why do they call it potsticker soup?

The name actually comes from the way it was cooked. Potstickers are dumplings that are pan-fried to give them a crispy bottom. Some say it was invented by a forgetful chef who walked away while he was making dumplings. The bottoms got stuck to the pot, but the crispy texture and flavor were wonderful. In fact, some people like to fry them on both sides for an extra crispy potsticker soup.

Why are my potstickers falling apart?

You have to be gentle when handling and cooking your potstickers for potsticker soup. They have a very thin dough that can fall apart if they are treated roughly. They can also fall apart if you boil your potsticker soup for too long or too hard. Keep them on medium or medium-high and stir gently when cooking and they will be fine.

Easy Potsticker Soup

How to store leftovers:

  • Store: Store your leftover potsticker soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two to three days.
  • Reheat: You can reheat potsticker soup on the stove for just a few minutes or in the microwave for one to two minutes.

Recipe tips:

  • For those who are vegetarian, you could use vegetable broth and vegetable dumplings. Vegetable potstickers are the same thing.
  • The mixture of sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes gives your soup a rich spicy-sweet taste.
  • Instead of a stock pot or soup pot, you can use a Dutch oven.
  • Take a look at the potsticker package directions first. If they need to cook longer than the recipe calls for, you can cook the potstickers separately.
  • You can also use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free alternative.

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AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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