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 golden brown 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. We have a ton of other easy air fryer recipes that you're going to fall in love with - just like this one!
Why you'll love these air fryer potstickers
- quick and easy appetizer, side dish or part of a larger full meal
- kid-friendly and family friendly dish
- making your own air fryer frozen dumplings take less time than waiting for them to deliver those Chinese dumplings from the local Chinese restaurant
- using the air fryer is the easiest way to make your dumplings, you don't have to babysit the stove
- no deep frying in hot oil needed - and you only need a tiny bit of oil in comparison
Ingredients you'll need for yummy air fryer dumplings
To make dumplings in the air fryer, you'll need some frozen vegetable potstickers and some avocado oil spray 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 dumplings in the air fryer in a single layer. It's okay if they are touching, but not overlapping. You want to ensure the air fryer can move the hot air around evenly to create perfect crispy dumplings with crispy skins in every batch.
- 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.
- Add some soy sauce, a little lime juice, or sweet chili sauce and sesame seeds to really take them up a notch. Always check the labels to ensure they meet your dietary needs.
- Remember that the necessary cook time for your pot stickers may vary depending on your make, air fryer model, and size of your air fryer. It may also change with different types of dumplings. Adjust as necessary and make sure to check on them as you air fry potstickers, you don't want to end up with hard crunchy potstickers.
I used a 5.5 quart Ninja air fryer, but you can use any air fryer make and model that you already have on hand.
Storing and reheating
Although they are best enjoyed right away, you can store leftover dumplings in an airtight container 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 Asian-style 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.
I find that making Air Fryer Frozen Pot Stickers is one of the fastest ways to make them. 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. But you can use any of the different brands and different varieties out there, it's up to your personal preference.
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.
(Please refer to the post above for instructional photographs and other helpful information for this recipe)
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