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Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

My family can't get enough butternut squash. I had some left over, so I used pot sticker wraps and veggies to create these fun little appetizers. —Carla Mendres, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash in a microwave-safe dish, cut side down; add 1/2 in. of water. Microwave, covered, on high until soft, 15-20 minutes; cool slightly. Scoop out flesh and mash.
  • In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat; saute pepper and onion until tender, 4-6 minutes. Add to squash; stir in cheese, salt, thyme and pepper.
  • Place 1 tablespoon filling on each wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp towel). Moisten edge of wrapper with water; fold over to enclose filling, while pleating the front side to form a pouch. Stand on a work surface to flatten bottom, curving ends slightly.
  • 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. Add 1/4 cup water (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.
    Freeze option: 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 pot sticker: 55 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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