If you love crispy vegetable dumplings, forget pan frying...try air frying them instead! It's so easy to make your favorite frozen potstickers in the air fryer, and they're ready in around 10 minutes. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce for a tasty appetizer, snack or lunch.Jump to Recipe
I don't know about you, but I just loooooove me some veggie potstickers...especially dipped into some soy sauce on the side...yummo! 🙂
And now that I discovered how much more wonderful they are after air frying them, I think I might just have to eat them EVERYDAY!
Just kidding! 🙂
But seriously, what's not to love about a delicious doughy dumpling with super crispy edges and a veggie-stuffed center?
Speaking of veggie-stuffed centers, be sure to check out these frozen egg rolls in the air fryer next.
Ingredients you'll need
To make dumplings in the air fryer, you'll need some frozen vegetable potstickers and some avocado or olive oil spray.
Just be sure to use a non-aerosol, propellant-free oil spray to avoid damaging your air fryer's non-stick finish.
You can also use a spritzer bottle and fill it with your own oil if you prefer.
If you'd like, you can enjoy the dumplings with some dipping sauce on the side.
How to air fry frozen potstickers
If your air fryer has a separate elevated crisping tray or plate, be sure to insert it.
Lightly grease the crisper plate or bottom of the air fryer basket with the avocado or olive oil spray.
Place the potstickers in a single layer in the air fryer.
Lightly spray the tops of the potstickers with the avocado or olive oil spray.
Air fry at 350° F for 5 minutes.
Then, carefully flip each dumpling using tongs.
Continue to air fry for another 4-7 minutes.
Serve as desired.
- The potstickers should be cooked from frozen and not thawed.
- Be sure to place the potstickers in the air fryer in a single layer. It's okay if they are touching, but not overlapping.
- You do not need to preheat the air fryer before cooking the frozen dumplings; however if you do, note that you may need to reduce the cooking time by 1-3 minutes.
I used a 5.5 quart Ninja air fryer, but you can use any air fryer make and model.
Storing and reheating
Although they are best enjoyed right away, you can store leftover dumplings in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can reheat them in a preheated, greased air fryer at 350° for a few minutes until warmed throughout, flipping once.
Frequently asked questions
If you love crispy dumplings, then air frying is a great way to achieve those crispy edges. However, if you prefer soft and pillowy dumplings, it's best to steam them instead.
It will take about 9-12 minutes to cook frozen potstickers in a 350° air fryer. Mine took 10 minutes.
I find that most vegetable potstickers are made with vegan-friendly ingredients; however, check labels to ensure your brand is vegan if necessary. I used the Whole Foods Market brand.
Potstickers are not typically gluten-free as they are usually made with wheat. However, the brand Feel Good Foods makes a gluten-free version. See the notes in the recipe card below regarding making these in the air fryer.
More air fryer frozen foods
Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings (Potstickers)
- 8 frozen vegetable potstickers (*see notes below regarding a gluten-free version)
- non-aerosol, propellant free avocado or olive oil spray
- optional: dipping sauce such as soy sauce/tamari
- If your air fryer has a separate elevated crisping tray or plate, be sure to insert it. Lightly grease the crisper plate or bottom of the air fryer basket with the avocado or olive oil spray.
- Place potstickers in a single layer in the air fryer so that they are not overlapping. Lightly spray the tops of the potstickers with the avocado or olive oil spray.
- Air fry at 350° F for 5 minutes. Carefully flip each dumpling using tongs. Continue to air fry for another 4-6 minutes.
- Allow the dumplings to sit for about 2 minutes before eating as the filling will be hot.
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