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These tasty steamed pork dumplings make a perfect appetizer for a party or you can serve them as a main dish.  Serve with hoisin sauce, hot Chinese-style mustard, and toasted sesame seeds.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
15 mins
1 hr
100 dumplings

If you're looking for the best steamed pork dumplings recipe on the internet, you've come to the right place. These pork dumplings are as easy to assemble and steam as they are to eat.  

How to Make Steamed Pork Dumplings

Ready to make the best steamed pork dumplings of your life? You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a quick overview of what you can expect:

Make the Filling

Mix the pork, ginger, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, egg, and cabbage in a large bowl. 

Fill the Dumplings

Place a teaspoon of filling onto each wonton skin, then moisten the edges with water and fold diagonally to create a triangle. Roll the edges to seal in the filling. Transfer the dumplings to a lightly floured surface until you're ready to cook. 

Steam the Dumplings

Arrange the pork dumplings in a steamer so that they're not touching. Steam until the pork is cooked through. 

How to Serve Steamed Pork Dumplings

Pork Dumplings
Credit: Meredith

Steamed pork dumplings are traditionally served as an appetizer with a dipping sauce, such as hoisin. You can purchase bottled hoisin sauce at the store, or you could try our simple recipe for Homemade Hoisin Sauce. Other great sauce options include Chinese-Style Hot Mustard or our Easy Asian-Inspired Dipping Sauce

These steamed pork dumplings would also work well as a main dish. Try an Asian-inspired side dish such Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry or Easy Fried Rice

How to Store Steamed Pork Dumplings

Store your leftover pork dumplings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Reheat in the microwave, sprinkled with a few drops of water. 

Can You Freeze Steamed Pork Dumplings?

Yes, you can freeze steamed pork dumplings. Simply allow them to cool, then flash freeze them on a baking sheet until frozen solid. Transfer them to a freezer-safe container or zip-top freezer bag, label with the date, and freeze for up to three months. 

When it's time to eat, simply reheat from frozen in the microwave or in the oven until heated through. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This recipe is AMAZING," raves Lindsay. My fiance and I spent an afternoon making these and we even doubled the recipe. We made half with ground pork and half with ground turkey and they both taste equally as good!"

"Great recipe," according to MelissaGG. "Only thing I did differently was to make my own wrappers and I dipped them in boiling water first before steaming. The filling is excellent."

"So good," says fennellylisa. "I didn't change anything. I made a dipping sauce with soy, ginger, and scallions. My husband raved."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, combine the pork, ginger, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, egg and cabbage. Stir until well mixed.

  • Place 1 heaping teaspoon of pork filling onto each wonton skin. Moisten edges with water and fold edges over to form a triangle shape. Roll edges slightly to seal in filling. Set dumplings aside on a lightly floured surface until ready to cook.

  • Arrange dumplings in a covered bamboo or metal steamer so they don't touch to prevent them from sticking together; steam for 15 minutes, or until pork is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

752 calories; protein 39.2g; carbohydrates 81.1g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 128.9mg; sodium 1448.8mg. Full Nutrition