Asian Shrimp Dumplings

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This past weekend I went to an incredible Asian restaurant for my mom’s birthday! My family and I tried many different Asian dishes, and I knew that I had to get home and recreate some of them Dashing Dish style! These Asian Shrimp Dumplings are so flavorful, no one will believe they are only 30 calories a piece! Better yet, they are really simple to prepare, but they look like they came from a fancy restaurant, so they’re sure to impress on every level!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 20 Minutes.


Place cream cheese in a mug and microwave for 20 seconds. Mix together cream cheese and all the rest of the ingredients, (except for wonton wrappers) in a medium size bowl.


Lay wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Place 1 teaspoon of filling into the center of a wonton wrapper, being careful to avoid the edges.


Using your finger tip, (or small kitchen brush), trace the edges of the wonton wrapper with water. Fold wonton wrapper in half over filling, pressing the two layers together to seal.


Repeat the process until all the wonton wrappers are filled. (For a quick and easy method I suggest laying out your wonton wrappers and making an assembly line.)


Heat a large non-stick pan over medium to low heat, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Transfer wonton wrappers in the pan (as many that will fit at one time, without over crowding.) Cook dumplings for 1 minute on each side, until the bottoms are light golden brown.


Pour 1/8 cup water into the pan and immediately cover the pan with a lid. Turn the heat to medium and let the dumplings steam for 1-2 minutes. Take off the lid and let the remaining liquid cook off, (takes about 1 more minute). Turn off heat, and remove dumplings from the pan. Brush with with Teriyaki sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.


Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve!


1 can Sliced water chestnuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup Red pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup Green onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
4 oz Mini shrimp, precooked1
1/2 tbs Soy sauce
1 tbs Teriyaki sauce
1/2 cupFat free cream cheese
1 pktStevia
24 Wonton wrappers

1 You could also use regular shrimp, chopped or 4oz cooked chicken, chopped or 2 Asian Morningstar burgers, chopped

Nutrition Breakdown

24 Servings (dumplings)
30 Calories Per Serving
0 g Fat
6 g Carbohydrate
0.5 g Fiber
0.5 g Sugar
3 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


katie @KatieDid said:

Oh man water chestnuts are the BEST! At those make your own stir fry restaurants I always pileeeee on the water chestnuts, I love their crunch. These look fantastic!

October 18th, 2011 — 10:15am  |  Reply

Traci @ yellowWISHBONE said:

This looks delicious! I have been looking for an easy dumpling recipe and I think I will have to try this sometime over the weekend!

October 18th, 2011 — 11:34am  |  Reply

Rach said:

Mm.. those look yummy!

October 18th, 2011 — 12:26pm  |  Reply

Holly said:

I’m not a huge fan of shrimp, do you think these would work with chicken? I’m kind of a kitchen newbie, so sorry if that’s a dumb question. :)

October 19th, 2011 — 8:45am  |  Reply

Sofia.Lopez said:

Hello Katie,
They look amazing…!! I love this flavours :)
Kiss from Portugal :)

October 19th, 2011 — 9:34am  |  Reply

Kara said:

Hey Katie, these look delicious! But… I don’t like shrimp. Any recommendations for other meats that might be good? Chicken, maybe? Or just adding more veggies?

October 19th, 2011 — 9:43am  |  Reply

Allison said:

Yum, these look delic! My Dear and I were going to pick up a back of chicken dumplings over the weekend when we were at TJ’s but we totes forgot and I’m glad we did cause I wanna try making homemade ones now!

October 19th, 2011 — 10:41am  |  Reply

Savannah said:

These look delish! I’ve been looking for a new recipe to try this weekend and this one just went to the top of the list. As always, thanks for the inspiration!

October 19th, 2011 — 5:09pm  |  Reply

Alison said:

Thank you Katie! You are my go-to-gal when it comes to wonton wrapper fillings :) I can’t wait to try this recipe.

October 20th, 2011 — 8:12pm  |  Reply

leah said:

these look yummy and i definitely will be making these, after trying dumplings for the first time a week ago.

October 25th, 2011 — 9:34pm  |  Reply

Nicole said:

These look soo good! Where do i find wanton papers though at the grocery market? Also i’ve already been to a bunch of publixs’ and none of them have canned pumpkin! iv been wanting to try all of your pumpkin recipes but i cant find it anywhere!

October 28th, 2011 — 9:59am  |  Reply

Lorraine said:

Tried these! LOVE EM. How do you recommend heating leftovers? And do you think they would freeze well?

November 13th, 2011 — 7:28pm  |  Reply

Olivia said:

These dumplings were delicious and so versatile as far as fillings go! I made a vegan version that was very popular:

December 28th, 2011 — 11:13am  |  Reply

Liz said:

I am making these tonight, I can’t wait! I added one ingredient: some chopped purple cabbage that I had in the refrigerator, and that I love in Asian cooking. Thanks so much for the recipe!

February 17th, 2012 — 2:40pm  |  Reply

Samantha said:

Hi i want to make these but cant seem to find fat free cream cheese what else could i use to be a substitute for it? thanks

April 5th, 2012 — 1:23pm  |  Reply

Samantha said:

Awesome thanks for the fast reply :)

April 5th, 2012 — 1:40pm  |  Reply

Kari said:

Hey Katie, The recipe says 30 calories a serving. How many are in a serving?

June 25th, 2012 — 11:58am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

one :)

June 25th, 2012 — 9:50pm  | 

Sarah said:

Can you substitute greek yogurt for the cream cheese?

January 17th, 2013 — 10:36am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


January 17th, 2013 — 10:56am  | 

Sereta said:

I made these and FELL IN LOVE. My new favorite snack <3

January 23rd, 2013 — 10:18am  |  Reply

Jen Aquilino said:

I made these the other night. They take a little more time, but are well worth it! So delicous and you know it isn’t loaded with fat and msg.

July 3rd, 2013 — 1:10pm  |  Reply

Debra Ammerman said:

How many dumplings per serving?

July 20th, 2013 — 1:59pm  |  Reply

Mary Knight Stuckey said:

Do these freeze well? If so, before or after cooking?

February 26th, 2014 — 9:30pm  |  Reply

Scarlet said:

Hi Katie! Thanks for answering all my questions. Can these be eaten cold (leftovers)? :D

August 27th, 2014 — 2:11pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


August 27th, 2014 — 3:10pm  | 

Katie Farrell said:

Hey Kara! For sure chicken OR more veggies would work! :) You could also cook an Asian Morningstar burger in the microwave, cut it into small chunks, and put that inside! :)

October 19th, 2011 — 9:52am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@Holly for sure! I just answered that question, so you aren’t the only one asking! :)

October 19th, 2011 — 9:52am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

:) Thanks Sofia! xo

October 19th, 2011 — 9:53am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

your right alison…i love them! :)

October 21st, 2011 — 3:41am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

low fat or 1/3 less fat cream cheese would work as well!

April 5th, 2012 — 1:37pm  |  Reply

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