November 17, 2017

Homemade Dumpling Recipe


Homemade dumplings are such an easily overlooked comfort food.  Nothing says cozy more than a roaring fire and a bowl of simmering soup, but please don’t forget to make this easy homemade dumpling recipe. With only a few minutes of preparation, they make any soup extra special, not to mention just how inexpensive they are on the budget.

This is a kid tested, pantry challenge approved addition to all of our meals, plus it’s a perfect recipe to add to your growing, “Cooking with Kids” repertoire.

This week, I made one of the most delicious soups as a result of my January Pantry & Freezer Challenge.  Isn’t it wonderful to find out how creative we can be by using what we already have on hand?

With leftover chicken broth from my crock pot chicken – the ten minute meal way, rice that was already cooked and frozen from one of my one hour power cooking times, along with frozen corn, spices, a few bits of fried onions and potatoes (also cooked and in the freezer already) and then whole wheat dumplings, it was comfort food at its finest. Yes, a quick and easy meal idea: ten minute dinners.

Trust me, my homemade dumplings are so easy, but some of you may prefer the truly lazy man’s dumpling recipe.

2 cups Bisquick mix
2/3 cup milk
Stir ingredients until soft dough forms OR even lazier?  Just use refrigerated biscuit dough

Drop by spoonfuls onto hot stew: reduce heat Cook uncovered for ten minutes; Cover and cook for ten more

Why don’t you take a few minutes and whip up some homemade dumplings for your dinner tonight?


  1. Yum.. looks & sounds great! You’ve inspired me to make my own crock pot chicken & dumplings for our supper tomorrow night.. Thanks! 🙂

    An even easier & lazier method for making “dumplings” is my grandmothers way. She took (homemade) flour tortillas & cut them in 2×1 inch strips & dropped them in the pot for a few minutes. It gives it a slightly sweet & delicious flavor that I love…


  2. I’ve put these dumplings on my menu for this week! I’ve never made them before; sounds yum!


  3. Can you believe I’ve never made homemade dumplings before? I remember how delicious my mother’s were, though . . . I really need to try these on my kiddos!


  4. Roger Faultersack says:

    As a kid, my mother had only a few things she would make. Chicken and dumplings was one of them. They looked like base balls but soft and tender. Now I make them for myself, however I use Buttermilk powder with the flour, only a table spoon, but then use Buttermilk instead of plane milk. I also use lots of dill weed and parsley in them as well. MMMM Good.


    Jen Reply:

    Yum – those sound like delicious additions!!! Didn’t thin of the dill weed and parsley but that makes such sense. Savory indeed.


    Roger Reply:

    @Jen, It adds very nice flavor, with the buttermilk a little bit of a tart bite on the tong.


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