Homemade Instant Pot Pot Stickers

Make delicious homemade pot stickers in your pressure cooker with this easy recipe for instant pot pot stickers! You aren’t going to believe just how easy these are to make!

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Making pot stickers in the instant pot

I love, love, love pot stickers. I have shared several ways to make frozen pot stickers over the years, including how to make the best stove-top frozen pot stickers and how to air fry pot stickers. I thought it was about time to show you how to make instant pot pot stickers. 

Instead of going the frozen pot sticker route this time, I decided to show you how to make your own homemade pot stickers in the instant pot. I hope you enjoy them!

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Instant Pot Pot Stickers Recipe

Make delicious homemade pot stickers in your pressure cooker with this easy recipe for instant pot pot stickers! You aren't going to believe just how easy these are to make!

Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword instant pot pot stickers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 574 kcal
Author Aileen Clark


  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 32 dumpling wrappers
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Additional soy sauce for serving


  1. Press the sauté button on the instant pot.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the Instant pot.
  3. Add ginger and garlic.
  4. Cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  5. Mix in the ground turkey, onion, carrots, soy sauce, Chinese 5 spice, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  6. Stir constantly until turkey is cooked.
  7. Turn the instant pot off.
  8. Remove the mixture from the Instant Pot and place inside a blender or food processor.
  9. Pulse several times, until ingredients are well mixed and slightly clumpy.
  10. Begin filling dumpling wrappers by spooning 1 tablespoon of turkey mixture into the center of each wrapper.
  11. Use water to wet the outside edges of the wrapper and use your fingers to fold the wrapper into a taco shape and then bunch the edges together until it resembles a pot sticker.
  12. Continue with all of the filling and dumpling wrappers. Set the filled wrappers on a baking sheet.
  13. Clean out the inside of the instant pot.
  14. Press the saute button again and add the remianing 3 tablespoons oil. Wait until the instant pot says "HOT".
  15. Once hot, add the potstickers, flat side down in an even layer. You will need to work in batches.
  16. Cook the pot stickers for 1 minute, until browned on the bottom.
  17. Flip each potsticker and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  18. Remove the browned pot stickers and set aside. Repeat until all pot stickers are browned.
  19. Add 1/3 cup of water to the insatnt pot and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Turn the instant pot off.
  20. Place the trivet inside the instant pot and put a steamer basket on top.
  21. Place all of the potstickers in the steamer basket, stacked up on top of each other.
  22. Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  23. Press the manual or pressure cook button and set to 2 minutes on high pressure.
  24. Quick release pressure.
  25. Once all pressure is released, remove the lid and take out potstickers.
  26. Serve immeidatley with soy sauce.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pot Stickers Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 pot stickers)
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1506mg65%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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