Super easy steamed dumplings

Claire Gallam

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So your friends are coming over for an impromptu game night at your house. You're too broke for takeout and you're not exactly Martha Stewart in the kitchen. Don't fret, we've got the perfect appetizer for you — easy steamed dumplings!

easy steamed dumplings

Don't they look like the ones you get at fancy dim sum places? Guess what, they taste even better! These easy-as-pie dumplings require only five ingredients and can be done in less than 10 minutes when made ahead. You'll impress everyone, including your family who hasn't seen you cook since that time you almost set the house on fire.

Super easy steamed dumplings

Yields about 50 dumplings

easy steamed dumplings


  • 50 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cabbage (we used broccoli slaw)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Mix the pork, garlic, chives, sesame oil and cabbage together. Add salt and pepper.
  2. To roll dumplings, place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the middle of the wonton wrappers. Fold the wrappers in half (to make a triangle) and then bring the sides into the middle. Carefully scrunch the top, squeezing the wrappers together to seal. Brush with egg whites and place on a foil-lined sheet. Repeat until all dumplings are filled.
  3. To cook, place dumplings in a steamer (we used this one) for about 15 minutes. Serve with soy sauce and enjoy!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.