This one pan vegetarian dumpling stir fry recipe is the perfect dish to make when you’re short on time and want an incredibly delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Whenever I go to an Asian food restaurant and they have dumplings or potsickers on the menu, I always order them. They’re just so yummy and I love dipping them in the sauce that comes with them. However, I always feel bad for my vegetarian friends (or sister who is vegetarian) who cannot enjoy them, because they’re always filled with meat.
Well, I just discovered the most amazing vegetarian dumplings ever! As I was buying tofu to make my 5 ingredient vegetarian sushi bowls (a quick lunch I make ALL the time) these tofu dumplings caught my eye. When I picked them up, I was not surprised that they are made by my favorite tofu product company: Nasoya Tofu.
I got them to try, and you guys: these vegetarian tofu dumplings are incredible!
Seriously, the first time I made them I just cooked them in a pan with a little oil and then dipped them in some soy sauce. And that’s it – I ate that as an entire meal. They’re addictively good!
What ingredients do you need to make this dumpling stir fry?
- Green beans
- Vegetable oil
- Soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Brown sugar
- Dumplings (can be tofu/vegetarian or any kind of dumplings work!)
This one pan vegetarian dumpling stir fry comes together in a flash. All you do is cook some green beans and carrots in a pan, add in the dumplings and a stir fry sauce and in under 30 minutes you have yourself a delicious dinner.
Best of all, cleanup is a breeze because everything cooks in one pan – and it’s not one of those things where you take ingredients out of the dish to rest while you cook something else in the pan and then add it back. Nope, it’s all in one pan, you add ingredients as you go.
So the next time you’re in need of an amazing vegetarian dish, I’d highly recommend this one pan dumpling stir fry, you’ll thank me after making it!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- 5 Ingredient Vegan Vegetarian Meatballs
- Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner (Mexican Kale Salad)
- Vegetarian Sandwich Recipe
Note: this post was originally published in 2017 and updated 2021
One Pan Vegetarian Dumpling Stir Fry
- The Always Pan
- 12 oz. green beans ends trimmed
- 3-4 carrots medium-large and sliced
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- ½ cup water divided
- 2 cloves garlic crushed/minced
- 1 thumb ginger 1 inch, fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 2 packages Nasoya Tofu Dumplings 9 oz. each
- Trim ends off of green beans and cut into 2 inch pieces. Peel and cut carrots into rounds.
- Add oil to a 3 quart pan with a lid over high heat, add green beans and carrots, and cook for 2 minutes, then add ¼ cup of water and put the lid on, and cook until tender (about 4 more minutes).
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and remaining ¼ cup of water and set aside.
- When the green beans and carrots have become tender, remove lid, and add garlic, ginger, and the dumplings to the pan, sprinkle in a pinch of salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the dumplings become a little brown, and then add the sauce into the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, until the sauce has coated the dumplings and vegetables and has reduced a bit. Remove from heat, let rest a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!
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I would be more impressed if you made the dumplings and the sauce..
Your idea of cooking is like my daughters – buy pre made stuff at the supermarket, combine it, call it a ‘recipe’.
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The sauce is homemade in this recipe! And yes, my idea of cooking is definitely more like your daughters, I wish I had the time to homemade dumplings, but sadly I do not, so I focus on fast and easy recipes 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!
Pay no attention to rude, pretentious people! I for one love this recipe…and yes, it’s a recipe! Just because it’s not all made from scratch doesn’t make it any less of a recipe. This is such a tasty vegetarian meal and super easy, I have it bookmarked and love throwing it together once in a while for something healthy but has “meat” to it.
Thank you so much for the kind words, this is such a wonderful comment and I truly appreciate the feedback!!!
Sure thing! If you have any other vegetarian recipes like this one would love to check those out too. This is such a great recipe.
Thank you so much!! Yes, I do have a lot of vegetarian recipes (you can search my site with the word “vegetarian” or here is a link to the category https://sweetphi.com/category/recipes/main-meals/vegetarian-main-meals/ )
I like quicker recipes for evenings when I don’t have enough time to make everything from scratch. i love dumplings but rarely get to eat them at home so I’m very excited about this new find!
I think you’ll love this recipe!!
This dish was beautiful to look at and easy to make. But holy cow was it salty! I couldn’t finish my serving. My husband did finish his but commented on how salty it was (something he rarely does). I used reduced sodium soy, but the dumplings themselves were full of sodium and so is the horizon. And on top of that, the recipe called for added salt. Not needed. Please find a way to reduce the salt in this recipe and it will be delicious!
Thank you so much for the feedback, I’ll definitely add a comment on the recipe about the salt.
These look SO perfectly cooked! And I love that you made a full meal out of the dumplings… Yum!
Thank you so much girl! These are soooo delicious, and definitely make for a filling and delicious meal (that cooks quickly which is the best part!)