How To Make Postitckers Dough in 5 Minutes with Video

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It's no longer a secret. I am teaching you How to Make Potstickers Dough in just 5 minutes!  This simple but classic Asian recipe is one that everyone needs in their recipe collection.  You'll never go back to packaged when you make this homemade potsticker wrappers dough.

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How To Make Potstickers Dough

One of my absolutely most favorite things to eat, ever, is an Asian dumpling. Pork, chicken, shrimp, veggie, any kind at all makes me happy.  What really makes it for me is the dough.  Amazing Asian Potsticker Dough that is! I mean come on,  steamed AND crispy,  at the same time.  Each bite has a crunch, but there is a softness about them.  I know, right.  As I drool...

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Why Not Just Buy Potsticker Wrappers?

A long time ago I decided that I was just going to make most things from scratch from now on. Some gasp at the fact when I talk about it , but really it has made my life so much easier.  I keep basic ingredients on hand and can whip up almost anything I need to in no time at all.  Not everything homemade has to take hours or make a huge mess.  It is all about preparation.  Have everything you need within reach and nothing you don't!  Less clutter, more room to work.

Homemade Potsticker Wrappers

My favorite from scratch go to is the Asian Potsticker dough. It is ridiculous how easy this is to make. I am serious. Try it once. You will make it again. And again.   The process below looks like it could take awhile to make, but it absolutely can be worked up in 5 minutes.  A few seconds to add the water and then a few minutes of working the dough.

What Should I Stuff My Homemade Potstickers With?

Traditionally, you will find a pork filling in most potstickers.  You can, however, find them with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables.  The best part of this dough is that it can be used for any dumpking or potsticker you want!

Tip:  Whatever filling you use, make sure excess liquid is removed before wrapping so the wrappers don't get overly soggy before they are cooked.

Watch My Video of How to Make Potsticker Dough Below

Ingredients for Potstickers Dough

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Boiling Water

Directions for 5 Minute Potsticker Wrappers Recipe

  1. Start by adding 2 cups flour and ¼ teaspoon salt to a bowl.  Slowly pour in ¾ c boiling water. Mix.
  2. Once the flour is mixed in, firmly press down on the mixture to get it to stick together.
  3. Fold the dough over (it may still crumble), continue pushing down and turning over to work the dough until it can be shaped into a ball.  Most of the kneading is done in the bowl!  Less mess.
  4. Flatten the dough out into the bowl and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of oil over it (your choice, we use Olive Oil), continue to press and fold the dough to work in the oil.
  5. Shape the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 1 hour.  DONE!
  6. After the hour is up,  roll the dough out on a hard flat surface.  If your dough was made right, you will not need a lot of dusting flour.  I added a small sprinkle just in case.  Later on that evening, I made a second batch and did not dust the counter.
  7. Dough should be rolled out to about ¼".
  8. Stuff with with prepared filling and cook as desired.


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Yield: 12 Potstickers

How To Make Asian Potsticker Dough in 5 Minutes

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Our quick and easy process for making Asian potsticker dough in 5 minutes, plus a video collage to give you a more visual idea of how easy this is! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup Boiling Water


  1. Add 2 cups flour and ¼ teaspoon salt to a bowl. Slowly pour in ¾ c boiling water. Mix well.   
  2. Once the flour is mixed in, firmly press down on the mixture to get it to stick together.
  3. Work the dough until it comes to together and is no longer crumbly.  This will take a minute or two. 
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for about 10 minutes. 
  5. Roll out to about ¼" thick, cut with round cutter, fill. 
  6. See our Easy Pork Potsticker post for a delicious recipe! 

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180

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3 thoughts on “How To Make Postitckers Dough in 5 Minutes with Video”

  1. Hi Melissa,

    Could this be made in a food processor? Could I use gluten free flour? This looks like a wonderful recipe.


    • Hi Theresa,

      I am so sorry, I haven't tried and would hate to say yes and have them not come out. I think maybe if you follow the process of my fathead pizza dough recipe on this site, using cheese as a binder to replace the gluten in regular flour, it may just work!

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