Mom's Simple Dumplings

Mom's Simple Dumplings

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Zen K.
Recipe by  Zen K.

“As a kid I begged my mom to make chicken and dumplings all the time. Now I swear by this simple recipe too!”

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Original recipe yields 12 dumplings



  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir the milk into the flour mixture until moistened. Dough will be pretty lumpy, but be sure to not over mix it!
  2. Drop dough by large spoonfuls onto any boiling stew. The dumplings should rest on top of vegetables and meat; it's okay if they stick out of the top a bit. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes; cover and cook another 10 minutes.

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I was looking for a recipe that would make drop dumplings as easily as Bisquick but without the Bisquick's fake ingredients. This is it! Perfectly soft and puffy. Only change I made was to use butter rather than shortening.

Miss Cass

Miss Cass

I forgot to make bread with our stew yesterday which was a tragedy so we decided to throw in some dumplings instead. My three year old calls them ducklings and he thought they were great. We didn't have any leftovers so I'll definitely be using this recipe again. Very tasty and really easy to make. Thanks!



We like dumplings in beef stew and I've never been able to make really good ones. Until yesterday. I made them too large really but it didn't matter. They were perfect, light and tender all the way through. My only change was to add coarsely ground pepper. I'll halve the size next time but I'll use this recipe.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 186 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 466 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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