Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Cook: 15 min.


about 4 dozen

Updated: Mar. 29, 2023
My family can't get enough butternut squash. I had some left over, so I used pot sticker wrappers and chopped veggies to create these fun little appetizers. —Carla Mendres, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 small butternut squash (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pot sticker or gyoza wrappers
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup water, divided


  1. Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut side down, in a microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 in. of water. Microwave, covered, on high until soft, 15-20 minutes; cool slightly. Scoop out squash flesh and mash it.
  2. In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat; saute chopped pepper and onion until tender, 4-6 minutes. Add to squash; stir in cheese, salt, thyme and pepper.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon filling on 1 wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp towel). Moisten edge of wrapper with water; fold over to enclose filling, pleating the front side to form a pouch. Stand pot sticker on a work surface to flatten bottom, curving ends slightly. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Place a third of the pot stickers in pan; cook until bottoms are lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Carefully add 1/4 cup water and quickly cover pan (water may spatter). Cook, covered, until filling is heated through, 3-4 minutes. Uncover; cook until bottoms are crisp and water is evaporated, 1-2 minutes. Repeat twice.

Can you freeze Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers?

Cover and freeze uncooked pot stickers on lightly floured baking sheets until firm. Transfer to airtight freezer containers; return to freezer. To use, cook pot stickers as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through.

Microwave-1,100 watt
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 pot sticker: 55 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.