Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings / Potstickers

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Looking for Asian-inspired flavor but only have frozen options? Frozen potstickers in the air fryer are quick and easy to make!

Also known as dumplings, these tasty little morsels create minimal mess when done in the air fryer. All you need is just a little bit of oil and your favorite brand of frozen potstickers!

crispy dumplings in bowl with black dipping sauce behind
Air fried potstickers – coming right up!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before making frozen dumplings in the air fryer, have a quick read through these few recipe tips so that you have success!

  • We use avocado oil in the air fryer because it has a high smoke point. That’s what we used in this recipe, too. For this recipe, we would also recommend not using olive oil due to the flavor.
  • If you want to avoid the potstickers having a “dry spot” on the outside (similar to when you make air fryer pierogies), be sure that all the outer dough is lightly coated in oil completely before placing the dumplings in the air fryer.
  • Your cook time may vary depending on the size of your air fryer and the type of dumplings you have. Be sure that any with meat fillings – like chicken or pork – are cooked/heated right through.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to see step-by-step process photos of how we make air fryer frozen dumplings, you can stay in this section. It’s really easy!

Otherwise, you can skip down to the bottom of the post to check out the detailed recipe card.

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Place the potstickers into a bowö

First, place the frozen dumplings/potstickers into a bowl. Drizzle the oil on top and toss them until well coated.

Alternatively, you can spray the dumplings with a little bit of oil spray.

frozen potstickers in black air fryer tray
Add the dumplings to the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then place the potstickers into the air fryer in one layer. The dumplings shouldn’t be touching – this will help them cook evenly.

cooked dumplings in black air fryer tray
Make sure the dumplings are all reheated through.

Cook the dumplings for approximately 14 minutes total, flipping them over about halfway through. Keep in mind cook time can vary by air fryer and the potsticker brand you use.

You can also air fry the dumplings slightly longer or shorter depending on your desired level of crispiness.

cooked dumplings in bowl with dipping sauce behind
We really liked how our dumplings turned out!

Remove the dumplings from the air fryer and serve with dipping sauce.

Storage Tips

If you have any leftovers, they can be stored in a sealed container and put in the fridge.

Regardless of the filling – meat or vegetable-based – they should be consumed in 2-3 days. Keep in mind, they will likely lose their crispiness and get soggy with time.

To reheat the potstickers, you can choose to pan-fry them in a bit of oil or pop them back in the air fryer until heated through! Of course, you could also just reheat them in the microwave.

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cooked dumplings in bowl with dipping sauce behind

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings / Potstickers

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings are dippable and delicious. Also known as potstickers, these filled dumplings are easy to make right from frozen and make a great snack or side to an Asian-inspired meal!

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen potstickers
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil (or oil spray)

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen dumplings/potstickers into a bowl. Drizzle the oil on top and toss them until well coated. Alternatively, you can spray the dumplings with a little bit of oil spray.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the potstickers into the air fryer in one layer. The dumplings shouldn't be touching - this will help them cook evenly.
  4. Cook the dumplings for approximately 14 minutes total, flipping them over about halfway through. Keep in mind cook time can vary by air fryer and the potsticker brand you use. You can also air fry the dumplings slightly longer or shorter depending on your desired level of crispiness.
  5. Remove the dumplings from the air fryer and serve with dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Sometimes there can be a few dry spots on the outsides of the dumplings. If you really don't like this texture and want to avoid them, simply coat the potstickers in slightly more oil and make sure they are fully coated all around.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 561mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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