Easy Vegetable Gyoza Soup (Potsticker)

Short on time and creativity? Wanting a relatively healthy meal that the whole family can enjoy? This ONE POT Easy Vegetable Gyoza Soup comes together in about 15 minutes using frozen dumplings. Savory and satisfying, it is comfort food at its easiest.

Bowl of easy vegetable potsticker soup full of colorful veggies.

Inspiration for this simple Vegetable Dumpling Soup Recipe

My kiddos dumpling obsession is real: potstickers, dumplings, gyoza, you name it, they can pack ’em away. Inspired by their dumpling craze and my longing for vegan wonton soup (it is nearly impossible it at restaurants), I had the idea of putting their favorite dumplings into a veggie soup.

Voila! A new family favorite was born.

In fact, it’s ALMOST too simple to even be a recipe. But after trying to explain my method to a friend, I realized it would be beneficial to write it down and share. All you need are some frozen dumplings, veggies of choice, and broth (with a few additional optional items). Yup, it’s really that simple.

Gyoza Soup, Potsticker Soup, Dumpling Soup…which is it?

What dumplings can you use for this Asian soup? Any frozen dumpling that can be cooked through steaming will work! Check the package for cooking methods.

We have used frozen Chinese dumplings from our local farmers’ market and one of our favorite local restaurants, but most often we use the kids’ favorite frozen Trader Joe’s Thai Gyoza because, well, we always have them on hand. And if I could find veggie-filled wontons, I would definitely use them!

How to make this Easy Frozen Dumpling Soup

This method couldn’t be easier. It is the quickest way to get dinner on the table in 10 minutes! The simple steps can be done in ONE POT!

  1. Steam veggies in broth.
  2. Next, add dumplings and steam.
  3. Then, add tofu (optional) and more broth.
  4. Serve with optional toppings.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions


As mentioned above, any frozen vegetable dumplings that can be cooked by steaming will work for this simple recipe.


In addition to vegetable broth, you can also use miso in this recipe. I would recommend using 1/2 veggie broth and 1/2 miso broth for best depth of flavor if making miso gyoza soup.


Any vegetables will work in this soup. Consider carrots, celery, onions, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, or kale. Add vegetables that require less time to cook (like spinach and bok choy) can be later, see recipe card for details.

What is vegetable gyoza (or potsticker) made of?

A veggie gyoza is often filled vegetables like cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, ginger, garlic, and green onion. Sometimes, they also include tofu or edamame as well. The dough is made from wheat flour.

Which vegan dumplings can I use for soup?

For this recipe, any frozen dumplings that can be cooked through steaming will work. Check the dumpling package for cooking methods.

Is this gyoza soup vegan?

Yes, this recipe is vegan, as long as you choose vegan gyoza or potstickers that are also vegan. Be sure to check the label. Examples of vegan dumpling brands include Trader Joe’s Thai Vegetable Gyoza, Nasoya, Bibigo, and Annie Chun’s.

Can I freeze the leftover potstickers soup?

The leftover broth with veggies can be frozen, but not the potstickers. Because they were previously frozen and then cooked, they are not likely to hold up.

Can I use fresh dumplings instead of frozen dumplings?

Yes, if you have fresh vegetable dumplings, you should cook the veggies in the broth longer before adding the fresh dumplings since they will take less time to cook.

Can I double this veggie dumpling soup recipe?

Yes, you can double the recipe but consider using two pots to allow the dumplings to be spaced apart to avoid sticking.

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Easy Vegetable Gyoza Soup (Potsticker)

This super simple, semi-homemade veggie dumpling soup comes together in about 15 minutes in ONE POT! Savory and satisfying, it is comfort food at its easiest.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Japanese, thai
Keyword: Asian dumpling soup, gyoza soup, potsticker soup, semi-homemade, vegan dumpling soup, veggie dumpling soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Jenn Freedman


  • 3-4 cups veggie broth, divided or miso, see note above recipe card
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped optional
  • 4 cups mixed veggies*, chopped carrots, celery, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower
  • 1 cup diced tofu optional, for additional protein
  • 1- 1 1/3 lb vegetable dumplings** must be able to cook by steaming- check packaging
  • optional toppings include fresh cilantro, fresh jalapeno, or sriracha


  • In a large pan (that has a lid), combine 1 cup veg broth, ginger, and veggies*. Cook on medium for about 2 minutes until veggies start to soften slightly.
  • Add in frozen dumplings** with veggies, spacing them apart from each other to avoid sticking. It is okay if some dumplings are on top of veggies, they will still steam once covered. Only add more broth if the first cup has evaporated, as dumplings steam best with just a small amount of liquid.
  • Bring broth to boil. Lower heat to medium-low. Then cover and steam until heated through.
  • Add tofu, quick cooking veggies*, and additional broth to desired liquid level for soup. Turn up heat just to warm broth through. Be careful not to boil the cooked dumplings.
  • Ladle into bowls, add optional toppings, and serve.


*Add quick cooking vegetables, like spinach and bok choy, later in step 4.
**If using fresh dumplings, cook veggies in broth a bit longer- until almost done- before adding in fresh dumplings, as they will take shorter to cook than frozen ones.
If doubling the recipe, consider doing so in 2 separate pans to allow room for dumplings to steam without sticking together.

I hope you enjoy this Easy Vegetable Gyoza Soup recipe. Please rate and review in comments below once you try it!



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