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Making dinner and wondering what to serve with potstickers? Keep reading for 37 ideas on the perfect pairings.

Collage of 4 recipes to serve with potstickers.

Potstickers are one of my favorite things to eat. They’re always filled with veggies and protein and flavor, plus you can dunk them in your favorite sauce! While they’re traditionally more of an appetizer, there’s no reason you couldn’t make these your meal, especially with one of the delicious options below.

Imagine for a moment that you’re planning a dinner party and planning to serve a bunch of potstickers you’ve spent hours making. Do you want the first few guests that arrive to gobble the whole plate of them because they’re super hungry? Instead, you could offer a few things so those laborious (but delicious) potstickers don’t go so quickly.

But after making all those potstickers, you’re going to want some easier or quicker dishes. Enter this list.

This article is loaded with all kinds of ideas on what to serve with potstickers. There’s soups, salads, and even more appetizers. You could plan a “sample appetizer platter” type of meal, where all you serve are appetizers and finger foods. My family used to do this growing up for special occasions like New Year’s Eve. My mom would make little spinach balls, mini filo bowls with filling, mini bagel pizzas, and more.

Or perhaps you bought premade potstickers and just want to reheat some of them and serve them with other foods to make an easy meal. No shame in that! There are some great frozen potstickers out there. I love the ones from Trader Joe’s. Also, H-mart (a large Korean supermarket chain) offers many different frozen potstickers, and all the ones I’ve tried have been delicious.

Whatever kind of dinner you’re planning, if you’re wondering what to serve with potstickers, read on.

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What to Serve with Potstickers

Main Dishes

These main dishes are great to serve with potstickers because they echo similar flavor profiles but are more satisfying. This means that your potstickers will be a light amuse bouche before the main course, and that much more special!

Vegan Kung Pao Cauliflower

Cauliflower tossed in Kung Pao sauce served over white rice in white bowl.

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Vegan Kung Pao Cauliflower by Home-Cooked Roots

This vegan takeout inspired dish is tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet! A delicious, simple and gluten free weeknight meal!
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Mi Xao Xi Dau (Vietnamese Stir-fried Soy Sauce Noodles)

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Mi Xao Xi Dau (Vietnamese Stir-fried Soy Sauce Noodles) by Cinnamon Snail

Saucy and flavorful, Mi Xao Xi Dau is a delicious vegan Vietnamese noodle dish. This easy meal is ready in only 20 minutes and is perfect with potstickers.
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Easy Vegan Fried Rice

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Tofu Fried Rice by Home-Cooked Roots

Veggie fried rice is loaded with fresh vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and peas. This flavorful vegan fried rice is easy to make and is a great way to use up leftover rice.
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Vegan Katsu Curry

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Vegan Katsu Curry by Six Hungry Feet

Featuring crispy breaded vegetables and a creamy coconut curry sauce, this katsu curry is loaded with flavor and texture. This easy dish is inspired by Japanese katsu curry and is a satisfying main.
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Easy Quinoa Edamame Salad with Asian Dressing

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Easy Quinoa Edamame Salad with Asian Dressing by Our Plant-Based World

Edamame, quinoa, and plenty of fresh vegetables come together in this easy and delicious salad. The sweet and sour dressing makes this quinoa edamame salad a delight!
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Chinese Millet Porridge Recipe

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Chinese Millet Porridge Recipe by Sassy Chopsticks

Xiao mi zhou (小米粥), or Chinese millet porridge, is a delicious, slightly nutty and sweet and savory porridge. Millet is an underrated grain and this dish is the perfect recipe to try cooking millet if you've never made it before.
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Easy Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad

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Easy Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad by The Hidden Veggies

Make your salad more satisfying and fun with crunchy ramen noodles and a flavorful dressing. This easy vegan ramen noodle salad loaded cabbage and carrots too for a healthy and delicious meal.
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Gochujang Noodles

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Gochujang Noodles by Piper Cooks

This spicy, savory, and sweet gochujang noodle dish is easy and delicious. This easy noodle recipe also features sautéed cabbage.
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Easy Tempeh Stir-Fry

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Easy Tempeh Stir-Fry by Plant-Based on a Budget

Tempeh shines in the easy stir-fry recipe. This 30 minute dish is loaded with plant protein, vegetables and flavor.
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Szechuan Tofu with Vegetables

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Szechuan Tofu With Vegetables by My Quiet Kitchen

Spicy (or make it mild) and flavorful, this Szechuan-style tofu makes for a great weeknight dinner. This veggie and plant-protein loaded dish will be the perfect main dish after enjoying a few potstickers.
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Soups

Warm and cozy, these soups are fantastic served alongside potstickers. Soup is so comforting, especially in cold weather. The next time you make potstickers, try one of these soups too.

Bok Choy Soup with Garlic & Ginger

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Bok Choy Soup With Garlic & Ginger by The Daily Dish

Cozy and flavorful, bok choy soup has a delicious garlic and ginger broth. This easy soup features tofu, mushrooms, and perfectly cooked bok choy.
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Mushroom and Chinese Cabbage Soup

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Mushroom and Chinese Cabbage Soup by Wok and Kin

Easy to cook and loaded with fresh veggies, this mushroom and Chinese cabbage soup is nutritious and tasty. Make this flavorful soup in just 4 simple steps.
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Suimono Clear Soup with Tofu and Vegetables

Suimono Clear Soup with Tofu and Vegetables by Delightful Plate

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Suimono Clear Soup with Tofu and Vegetables by Delightful Plate

Japanese suimono with silken tofu and vegetables is a beautiful clear and light soup, so it's perfect when served with potstickers. Make this easy and elegant soup and your guests will be impressed.
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Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup

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Chinese Tofu Vegetable Soup by My Plantiful Cooking

Packed with veggies and flavor this easy Chinese tofu vegetable soup is hearty and satisfying yet still light enough to enjoy with a side or appetizers. Make this simple and easy soup for an easy weeknight meal.
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Vegan Tom Kha Soup

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Vegan Tom Kha Soup by ZardyPlants

Vegan Tom Kha Soup is a Thai-inspired recipe that's rich, cozy, and packed with flavor. This easy and quick soup recipe is loaded with noodles, vegetables, tofu, and aromatics in a creamy coconut curry broth.
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Easy Miso Soup (Japanese Clear Soup)

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Easy Miso Soup (Japanese Clear Soup) by Happy Kitchen

Miso soup is a delicious Japanese soup loaded with tofu, mushrooms, and seaweed. This comfort food in a bowl is the perfect light meal to serve with potstickers.
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Veggie Sides

Keeping it light and healthy? These fresh vegetable side dishes pair perfectly with potstickers and are simple to make.

Spicy Edamame with Garlic

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Spicy Edamame with Garlic by Mikha Eats

These fiery garlicky edamame are a great veggie side or appetizer to serve with potstickers. Use vegetarian oyster sauce or mushroom sauce if needed.
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Sautéed Broccolini and Garlic

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Sautéed Broccolini and Garlic by Debra Klein

Broccolini is a more tender-stemmed sweeter version of broccoli and it is a great veggie side dish. This easy sautéed veggie dish is ready in just 10 minutes.
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Miso-glazed Aubergine (Nasu Dengaku)

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Miso-glazed Aubergine (Nasu Dengaku) by Six Hungry Feet

Nasu Dengaku, or miso-glazed eggplant/aubergine is a Japanese inspired vegetable side dish. You'll want to make this delicious recipe again and again.
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Roasted Pak Choi

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Roasted Pak Choi by Hungry Healthy Happy

Pak choi (also known as bok choy) is a delicious vegetable and is especially delicious roasted. This crispy pak choi is ready in only 20 minutes.
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Asian Cucumber Salad with Peanuts and Sesame Seeds

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Asian Cucumber Salad with Peanuts and Sesame Seeds by Garlic and Zest

Cucumber salad is loaded with fresh veggies and a flavorful dressing. This easy side salad also features chopped peanuts and sesame seeds for crunch.
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Spicy Enoki Mushroom Recipe

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Spicy Enoki Mushroom Recipe by Them Bites

Enoki Mushrooms shine in this spicy, garlicky, and earthy recipe. This healthy side dish takes only a few minutes to make. Use vegetarian oyster sauce or mushroom sauce if needed.
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Easy Garlic Green Beans

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Easy Garlic Green Beans by Veggie Inspired

Ready in just 15 minutes, these easy garlic green beans are a delicious side dish. Make these green beans quickly on the stovetop for a tasty no-fuss vegetable.
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Crunchy Thai Peanut Salad

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Crunchy Thai Peanut Salad by Joyful Balance

Crunchy and loaded with fresh veggies and peanuts, this easy Thai-inspired salad is a delicious side dish. You'll love the peanut dressing too, though if you have a peanut allergy you could use another nut butter (and roasted nuts) or seed butter for this easy dish.
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Other Appetizers

If you liked the idea of an array of many different appetizers and finger foods, this is your section. Some of these can be made in advance, which is especially helpful if you’re making your potstickers from scratch.

Vegan Summer Rolls

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Vegan Summer Rolls by Planted in the Kitchen

Summer rolls are fresh (not fried, like spring rolls) and loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables and served with peanut sauce. These delicious rice paper rolls are easier than you'd think and fun to make.
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Homemade Avocado Maki Roll (Sushi Roll)

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Homemade Avocado Maki Roll (Sushi Roll) by Health My Lifestyle

Avocado maki rolls are made with creamy avocado, seasoned sushi rice, and nori. This easy 5-ingredient appetizer is perfect if you're wondering what to serve with potstickers.
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Crispy Pan-Fried Tofu

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Crispy Pan-Fried Tofu by Keeping the Peas

Tofu gets super crispy when you toss it in cornstarch and pan-fry it in oil. This easy tofu recipe is served with a quick sticky teriyaki sauce.
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Vegan Crab Rangoon

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Vegan Crab Rangoon by ZardyPlants

Crab rangoon are traditionally fried, but this vegan take on a classic appetizer is baked and healthy! Try this easy recipe with simple ingredients.
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Vegan Egg Rolls

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Vegan Egg Rolls by The Picky Eater Blog

Make these super crispy vegan egg rolls and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Stuffed with shredded vegetables, these easy egg rolls are fried to perfection.
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Rice Paper Dumplings

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Rice Paper Dumplings (The Original Recipe) by Okonomi Kitchen

Another super easy appetizer is this rice paper dumplings. Stuffed with tofu and vegetables, these rice paper wrapped gluten-free dumplings are crispy and delicious.
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Vegan Pajeon 파전 (Korean Scallion/Green Onion Pancakes)

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Vegan Pajeon 파전 (Korean Scallion/Green Onion Pancakes) by The Foodie Takes Flight

Pajeon (파전), or green onion/scallion pancakes, are savory Korean pancakes. This vegan-friendly version is easy to make and delicious to serve alongside other appetizers for a special occasion or just a fun night at home.
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Sauces for Potstickers

If you’re just looking for great sauces, this is your section. Now you just have to decide which one (or make a few!) to serve with your potstickers.

Easy Gyoza Dipping Sauce

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Easy Gyoza Dipping Sauce by Cadry's Kitchen

With only 3 ingredients, this sauce is simple and delicious for dunking your potstickers. This sauce is salty, tangy, and nutty.
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Homemade Duck Sauce

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Homemade Duck Sauce by Simple Seasonal

Despite the name, duck sauce is made with apricot jam and a few other simple ingredients. This all-natural homemade sweet and tangy duck sauce is easy to make and totally delicious.
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Citrus Ponzu Sauce Recipe

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Citrus Ponzu Sauce Recipe by Masala Herb

Citrus ponzu sauce is a delicious Japanese-style sauce made with yuzu or lime juice. This potsticker dipping sauce only takes a few minutes to make and is way better than anything sold in stores.
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Easy Chili Crisp Dipping Sauce for Dumplings or Potstickers

Easy Chili Crisp Dipping Sauce for Dumplings or Potstickers by Sip + Sanity

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Easy Chili Crisp Dipping Sauce for Dumplings or Potstickers by Sip + Sanity

Fresh ginger, garlic, and chili crisp make for a super easy dipping sauce for dumplings or potstickers. Make this simple sauce in minutes with only a few ingredients.
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce by Strength and Sunshine

There's no need to buy teriyaki sauce when you can make your own! This easy and allergy-free recipe is soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and sugar-free.
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5 Ingredient Peanut Sauce

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5 Ingredient Peanut Sauce Recipe by Fit Mama Real Food

Prefer peanut sauce? This 5 ingredient recipe is super delicious and quick to make with simple ingredients you can find at most grocery stores.
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