How To Reheat Potstickers: A Chef’s Best Way To Reheating Potstickers

How do you reheat potstickers? The best way to reheat potstickers is to fry them in a pan or heat them in the microwave, then fry them. Microwave them for a few 30-second bursts. When the filling and potstickers are hot, fry them in hot oil. This will ensure they have a crispy exterior. Yum!

Potstickers, also known as Asian dumplings, are served in many ways. They can be served as a part of your dinner or as an appetizer.

Most cooks make potstickers by boiling or steaming them, but they also pan-fry the other side to create a crispy bottom.

This is the most common method for cooking potstickers. The difficulty in reheating potstickers is keeping the crispness that many people like.

In this article, we’ll show you how to cook potstickers. We will give you the ideal recipe and give you an alternate choice. It’s a multi-procedure, but it won’t take much time.

Key Overview

  • Reheating potstickers requires effort to retain taste and crispness.
  • Microwaving is not recommended but can be used before frying or baking.
  • Potstickers can be made in advance and stored, but reheating from cooked may require extra effort.
  • Potstickers are a dumpling in Asian cuisine.
Potstickers/dumplings presented on a plate. Credit: Unsplash
Potstickers/dumplings presented on a plate. Credit: Unsplash

How To Reheat Potstickers

Potstickers aren’t something that you throw into the microwave to heat. Sure, you might; however, they won’t be as delicious when you put in some time to cook them correctly.

When you are reheating them, the problem is ensuring they stay clean.

How To Reheat Potstickers In A Frying Pan

The most effective method to reheat potstickers is to follow a two-step process.

Here are our recommendations for cooking potstickers in a pan:

  1. Place potstickers on the safe microwave plate, and make sure they do not touch.
  2. Microwave for thirty seconds at one time. Every time, you need to move them around and rotate them to ensure even heating. (We recommend heating to 160°F internal temperature.)
  3. Microwave during these short bursts until they attain temperatures that are required.
  4. Now is the time to pan-fry the fish. Infuse the small amount of oil inside a skillet over medium-high temperatures.
  5. Put the potstickers into the heated oil and heat for 30-60 minutes. This keeps the crispness of the shell and will give your potstickers the appearance of the first time you tried them.

This is the most effective method.

Can you heat up potstickers in the microwave? I don’t recommend reheating potstickers in a microwave, but it’s a great idea to heat them before frying them in a pan.

Alternative Ways To Reheat Potstickers

Another more efficient option is to heat these potstickers using the oven. This can help preserve the crispness of the original cooking process but can also possibly crisp up the entire wrapper.

Reheated steamed potstickers/dumplings. Credit: Unsplash
Reheated steamed potstickers/dumplings. Credit: Unsplash

How to reheat potstickers in an oven:

  1. Prepare oven for 400°F.
  2. Place potstickers on the baking pan. It is possible to line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment to keep them from sticking.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes while rotating them at the halfway point.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

If you don’t want to make a mess of the oven or pan, it is possible to use your microwave. But be aware that you’ll miss some of the crispness as you chew them up.

How To Reheat Potstickers In A Microwave

  1. Place them on your dish that is microwave safe to ensure that they don’t touch.
  2. Microwave for 30 minutes at a time. At the end of each time, turn them around in the plates.
  3. Microwaves are used during these brief intervals until they attain their required temperature.

If you test using the only microwave alternative, you might be interested in the crispy tray.

How To Reheat Steamed Postickers

To reheat steamed potstickers, there are a few different methods you can use. One common method is to use a microwave.

  1. Cover the potstickers on a microwave-safe plate with a damp paper towel.
  2. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until heated through.

Another option is to use a steamer basket. Simply place the potstickers in the steamer basket and steam them for about 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.

Finally, you can also reheat potstickers in a pan on the stove.

  1. Heat a bit of oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Then add the potstickers and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the bottoms are crispy.
  3. Add some water to the pan, then cover and cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated.

No matter which method you choose, be sure to check the potstickers frequently to make sure they don’t overcook or dry out. And always use caution when handling hot food.

How To Reheat Potstickers In An Air Fryer

  1. To heat up potstickers in an air fryer, start by preheating the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. While the air fryer heats up, lightly coat the potstickers with cooking spray or brush them with a small amount of oil to help them crisp up.
  3. Once the air fryer is heated, place the potstickers in the basket in a single layer, leaving some space between each one.
  4. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches.
  5. Set the air fryer to cook for 5-8 minutes until the potstickers are heated through and the wrappers are crispy and golden brown.
  6. Check them after a few minutes to ensure they are cooking evenly, and flip them over halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.
  7. Once they’re done, carefully remove the potstickers from the air fryer basket with tongs or a spatula, and serve them hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

There are various potsticker options to heat up so you can decide the most suitable for your needs!


We hope that you will discover this guide on reheating the potstickers as a helpful resource that simplifies the process and makes it easy.

Are you able to make the potstickers in advance?

If you’re cooking your potstickers and would like to store them till you’re ready to serve them potstickers, you can do this. Potstickers can be frozen, cooked, or raw, but be aware that heating them from cooked is a bit more difficult.

Are dumplings and potstickers the same?

Potstickers are a kind of dumpling. However, dumpling is a broad type of cuisine and includes many different types. The name Asian dumplings also refers to potstickers.


To reheat potstickers requires effort to retain their delicious taste and crispness. While microwaving is not recommended, it can be a good idea to use it before pan-frying or baking.

The two-step process of reheating in the microwave and then frying in a pan is the most effective method to retain the crispness of the shell. However, baking in the oven can also be an alternative.

It’s also possible to make potstickers in advance and store them, but heating them from cooking may require extra effort.

Remember that potstickers are a type of dumpling, a broad cuisine with many different types.

Norah Clark

Norah Clark

Norah Clark, the founder and editor of YummyTasteFood! She's a seasoned food writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry as a former pastry chef, sous chef, and barista. When not writing about food, she explores new recipes or travels the world for culinary inspiration.

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