Recipe Box, Chinese New Year & Vegetable Pot Stickers

We decided to have a little Chinese New Year’s fun last week

Family is most important to Chinese culture,

and they kick off the New Year with a family dinner, they even set places for those family members who can’t attend

This year the New Year’s Eve family feast was February 16,

and the Spring Festival, as it is also called, lasts until March 2.

I really wanted to set a table, but all I could manage was to gather a few things to style an Asian feeling buffet, but that was perfect for a busy weeknight meal

Making pot stickers, also known as Chinese dumplings, is surprisingly easy!

but I still wanted to keep the rest of the menu as simple as possible,

I didn’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen

Asian Short Ribs take no time to prepare, you put them in a slow cooker, add Hoisin Sauce, and Sweet Chili Sauce, and let them cook low and slow all day

I picked up some PF Chang’s Signature Rice from the frozen section of the grocery store, it is ready in minutes in the microwave

Broccoli Candy is simple roasted broccoli florets with Parmesan cheese, another dish that you can prep in under 5 minutes

Dessert was Bird’s Nest Pies, not necessarily Chinese, but a lovely Spring treat!

For the pot stickers, I adapted a recipe from Half Baked Harvest

A bag of Garden Vegetable Chopped Salad made it quick to assemble, red cabbage, shredded carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, already chopped and ready to go

I also chopped a few green onions, snow peas and fresh bean sprouts

A quick stir fry in a little sesame oil, ginger and tamari {low sodium soy sauce}

Lay out the won ton wrappers on a cutting board and wet the edges with water

Place a heaping spoonful on each wrapper

Then fold up

You can do triangles or a log with the ends pinched in

Work quickly as the wrappers dry out, and reapply water if the edges aren’t sticking together

At this point you can cover them and refrigerate for cooking later

Use to same skillet you cooked the filling in, adding a little more sesame oil

Cook the pot stickers on high heat until the bottoms are golden

This only takes a few minutes.  Turn them over and add a little water, cover tightly and steam for another 2-3 minutes, and that’s it!

A simple garnish of sesame seeds, green onion

Don’t forget the cashews and sweet chili dipping sauce!

Vegetable Pot Stickers

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 16


  • 2-3 T toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 cup chopped salad vegetables red cabbage, broccoli, shredded carrots, cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts chopped
  • 1/2 cup snow peas chopped
  • 1 T tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 T toasted sesame seeds
  • 16 won ton wrappers
  • cashew pieces optional
  • Sweet chili sauce* for dipping


  • Heat sesame 1 T oil in skillet on high. Add veggies and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes until veggies have softened. Add tamari, green onions, sesame seeds and cook another 2-3 minutes until liquid has evaporated. Cool.
  • Lay out wrappers and brush edges with water. Place 1 T filling on each wrapper and fold over and pinch to seal.
  • Heat skillet with remaining oil to medium high. Add pot stickers and cook until bottoms are light brown, 2-3 minutes. Turn over. Pour a scant 1/4 cup water into pan and cover tightly. Turn heat down to medium and steam dumplings for 3 minutes. Serve immediately with sauce
Keyword appetizer, Asian pot stickers, pot stickers, vegetable appetizer, vegetable pot stickers, won tons

Here are some other easy recipes you might want to try for your Chinese New Year dinner

Chinese Take-out Ribs

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Spring Roll Wraps with Sweet Chili Peanut Paste

The Chinese New Year festivities last until March 2, so there’s still plenty of time to have your own celebration, with any of these easy recipes!


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28 Responses to “Recipe Box, Chinese New Year & Vegetable Pot Stickers”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Potstickers are surprisingly easy and delicious aren’t they? I love your veggie version and Chinese New Year menu and table! My hubby would love your Asian Short Ribs too. ♥

  2. I’ll be trying your Asian short ribs, they look yummy!! I love doing Asian inspired meals, and usually pick up some little egg rolls to have with the meal too. They bake while the rest of the meal is in the steamer. I have another recipe coming tomorrow!

  3. Jodi says:

    What an awesome dinner! Looks so yummy. We ordered Chinese takeout last night LOL!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Oooo lala, what a fabulous meal and recipe. I love pot stickers.

  5. LifeandLinda says:

    Jenna, what a great celebration of food. We love potstickers. I made lemon chicken the other night.

  6. Jenna… this is such a cute idea and the food looks positively delish! Enjoy your week.

  7. Jenna, I haven’t eaten since breakfast and now I am starving just looking at your delicious Chinese New Year spread! Can you believe I have never made potstickers, what am I waiting for?

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    You have my mouth watering! 😊 Yum! 🥟

  9. Lynn says:

    I still haven’t tried pot stickers Jenna, but they sure do look good:@)

  10. After 2 weeks of delicious Mexican food, I could really go for Chinese and your meal looks delicious Jenna!

    Johanne Lamarche


  11. I can’t say I’m big on Chinese food but I do like pot stickers. And your table looks great!

  12. As always, it all looks delish! Broccoli Candy sounds yummy!

  13. I haven’t even had my breakfast this morning, and you are making my mouth water for Chinese food! Everything here looks so delicious. I have never made potstickers before, no reason why because I make wontons and eggrolls, so I’m going to have to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing. I enjoyed this post.

  14. Miz Helen says:

    What a great party and the Pot Stickers are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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