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Instant Pot Potstickers

Savory Chinese inspired dumplings right in your Instant Pot.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 32 dumplings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 1.25 pounds ground turkey
  • 5 tablespoon vegetable oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 32 dumpling wrappers
  • Teriyaki Sauce


  • Turn your Instant pot to saute
  • Add your oil to the Instant pot.
  • Add ginger and garlic.
  • Cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir often.
  • Add onion and carrots, ground turkey, roasted red peppers, soy sauce, and spices.
  • Stir constantly until turkey is cooked.
  • Remove the mixture from the Instant Pot.
  • Set to the side.
  • Place the mixture in a large blender.
  • Pulse several times, until ingredients are well mixed and slightly clumpy.
  • Place 5-6 dumpling wrappers on a tray.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of turkey mixture into the center of each wrapper.
  • Use water to wet outside edges of the wrapper.
  • Use your fingers to fold wrapper into a taco shape, then bunch edges together from the outside in.
  • Place each potsticker back on the baking sheet.
  • Heat 1-2 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  • Wipe clean the Instant Pot.
  • Add oil to the Instant Pot and turn to saute.
  • Once hot place potstickers flat side down and cook for about 1 minute, or until lightly browned.
  • Flip each potsticker for even cooking.
  • Remove and place aside.
  • Add more potstickers, and oil as needed, until all are cooked.
  • Add 1/3 cup water to the Instant Pot and the trivet.
  • Place a steam basket on top of the trivet and add the potstickers in a single layer.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot, seal vent, and set to manual.
  • Set timer for 2 minutes.
  • Release steam immediately.
  • Remove potstickers from the Instant Pot.
  • Serve with soy sauce.


You can substitute the turkey for chicken or pork if you prefer. 


Serving: 1dumpling | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 691IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg