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These vegan potstickers are better than takeout with a tasty mushroom and veggie filling and homemade wonton wrappers to ensure that they’re vegan! Once you’ve mastered these bad boys, you’ll never order takeout again!

Delicious vegan potstickers. Don't be intimidated, they're easy! You can even make your own wonton wrappers to be sure that they are free from all animal products.

I love making dumplings of all sorts. Whether it’s vegan pierogi, smoky tofu potstickers or vegan wontons, I love wrapping things in dough!

This recipe for vegan potstickers has been one of the most popular recipes on the blog since I first published it two years ago. And for good reason, it’s tasty! Now, it may look complicated to make vegan potstickers, that’s why I’m updating this recipe with a video so you can see how simple it really is!

The first thing you’re going to need is vegan wonton wrappers. You can get them in some supermarkets but many of you have commented that they’re not that easy to find. So that’s why I did this recipe for vegan wonton wrappers. As you’ll see in the video, it’s simply flour and water and it’s one of the easiest types of dough to make.

I use a pasta maker to roll out the dough and it makes very quick work of it. If you don’t have a pasta maker, you can use a rolling pin and roll them out by hand. It’ll take longer, but it works.

Delicious vegan potstickers. Don't be intimidated, they're easy! You can even make your own wonton wrappers to be sure that they are free from all animal products.

Try to roll out the dough as thin as possible without it tearing when you fold your potstickers. Since I’m not a Chinese grandmother yet, I roll my dough out a touch on the thick side in order to make it easier to handle.

So while your dough is resting, prepare the filling for your vegan potstickers. This is a simple mix of sautéed mushrooms and veggies seasoned with sesame oil. You can change up anything you want in the filling; add tofu, edamame, cilantro, peppers, whatever.

There are a few different ways you can fold a potsticker. I use my thumb to make pleats down the length of the potsticker (see video). It might look fancy, but this is only my third time making vegan potstickers so the technique is easy to pick up after a couple tries!

Delicious vegan potstickers. Don't be intimidated, they're easy! You can even make your own wonton wrappers to be sure that they are free from all animal products.

To cook your vegan potstickers, first fry them in a bit of oil so they get that nice crispy bottom. Carefully pour in a bit of water (being careful to not get splashed with hot oil!) and quickly cover the pan. Steam until tender then uncover and crisp those bottoms up again.

Mix up a quick dipping sauce and serve them hot! You’re gonna love these vegan potstickers!

Wanna see how easy vegan potstickers are to make? Watch the video and share it of Facebook!

Serves 25 potstickers

Vegan Potstickers

60 minPrep Time


10 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 25 vegan wonton wrappers (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms (Asian mix or oyster or shiitake or white button)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Water for steaming
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and white parts of the green onions and fry until softened. Add the garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant – about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 5 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown. Add the carrot, cabbage, green parts of the green onion, salt and pepper and fry, stirring, until the cabbage is soft but not limp – about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir thorough the sesame oil. Allow to cool on the counter or in the fridge.
  2. Once cool, assemble your potstickers. Place a small teaspoon of the filling in the centre of a wonton wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper with water. Fold the wrapper over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal. Place them upright on a plate, being careful not to let them touch or else they will stick together.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Add the potstickers and fry until browned on the bottom – 1 to 2 minutes. You may need to work in two batches if not all your potstickers fit in the pan. Add 1/4 cup of water, cover the pan and reduce heat to medium. Allow to steam until the tops are tender and the water has evaporated – about 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover the pan and flip the potstickers onto their sides to brown on each side (optional). Remove to a serving dish.
  4. In a bowl combine the soy sauce and rice vinegar to make a dipping sauce and serve alongside the potstickers.


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