How to Microwave Dumplings

// Perfectly cooked dumplings made and served in the glass Anyday dish, providing tender and flavorful bites. This method ensures evenly cooked dumplings, ideal for a quick and delicious snack or addition to meals.

Prep Time

1 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

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This one’s a game changer: steam frozen dumplings in seconds with no steamer basket! Whether you’re cooking shumai, potstickers, gyoza, or others, from-frozen enjoy dumplings in a few minutes flat.

All dumplings are unique — we suggest referencing the back of the bag for the manufacturer’s cooking instructions. Start with lower cook times until you get it right — you got this!

Why use Anyday? The Anyday keeps all of the moisture (and flavor) inside of the dish, so your dumplings stay perfectly steamed through and deliciously moist.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Anyhand Mitts

Handle hot Anyday dishes with care with these microwave mitts that double as trivets!
Try Anyday

Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Shallow Dish


For dumplings

  • 8 ounces (225g) frozen dumplings (such as shumai, gyoza, potstickers, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons water

For xiaolongbao (soup dumplings)

  • 4-6 frozen xiaolongbao (soup) dumplings
  • 3-4 paper towel sheets


For dumplings

  1. Add frozen dumplings and water to the Anyday Dish.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until the dumplings are warmed through and the dough is slightly transparent and shiny.
  3. Strain out the cooking water. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.

For xiaolongbao (Soup Dumplings)

  1. For xiaolongbao, run the paper towels under running water until they are soaking wet. Add dumplings to the Anyday dish and cover the dumplings with wet paper towels, making sure to nest the towel around the dumplings.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until the dumplings are warmed through and the dough is slightly transparent and shiny.
  3. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a quick dumpling sauce, combine 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of chili oil, and chopped scallions.
  • Try garnishing with chopped scallions, micro greens, and chili crisp.
  • For a quick dumpling soup, add cooked dumplings to a flavorful broth with steamed veggies or sliced meats.

Recipe notes

  • Most dumplings cook as indicated in the package, so use those times and indications as a guide.
  • You may experience some discoloration in the dumpling wrappers. This is normal and totally fine to eat! Next time, add some extra water to more circulate moisture more evenly.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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