This is a new recipe to enjoy winter squash or pumpkin. It does take a bit of work, but is well worth it, they taste very nice, especially on a cold, blustery day.

Winter Squash Pot-stickers with Asian Dipping Sauce

Serving Size: 2

Yield: 7-8 large pot-stickers


for the dough:

  • 2 cups AP flour (or AP and semolina), (we used 1 cup each of AP, and semolina
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ⅓ cup water

for the filling:

  • 2 cups winter squash (pumpkin), pureed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, fresh, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash Tabasco
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil to fry the pot-stickers

for the dipping sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, fresh, grated
  • dash Chili sauce


  1. to make the dough:
    1. Mix the flour salt, oil and water together in a bowl.
    2. Cover the dough (I just use a large plate) allow to sit for 1/2 hour.
  2. to make the filling:
    1. Place the pureed winter squash or pumpkin in a medium bowl.
    2. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
    3. Add the onion to the oil and sauté until glassy.
    4. Add the sautéed onion pieces to the puree.
    5. Mix in the grated ginger, garlic powder and a dash of Tabasco.
    6. Taste the mixture and season accordingly with salt and pepper.
  3. Make the dipping sauce by combining the ingredients and stir to mix.
  4. to make the pot-stickers:
    1. Table a generous tablespoon of dough.
    2. Flatten it out on a lightly floured surface and roll to make a circle.
    3. Place a tablespoon of the puree mixture in the center.
    4. Moisten the edge of the circle with some water and fold the circle to form a half moon.
    5. Seal the edges of the pot-sticker and place on a lightly floured plate while you make the rest.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  6. Place 2 or 3 pot-stickers in the water and cook 3-5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the water using a slotted spoon and place on a plate.
  8. Heat a frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil and lightly brown 2 pot-stickers at a time.
  9. Place the fried pot-stickers on a plate.
  10. Add oil as needed to fry the rest of the pot-stickers.
  11. Serve the pot-stickers with the dipping sauce.
  12. We garnished the pot-stickers with 2 spring onion greens.


The recipe can also be used to make ravioli, only omit the Asian dipping sauce and use an Italian tomato sauce instead.