These dumplings can be used in soups, stews, or as a side to other yummy dishes! A super versatile addition to any recipe!



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Homemade Dumplings

  • Author: Jill Baker


You can add in garlic, a quarter cup of parmesan cheese, parsley, chives, or any other herbs you’d like to make these dumplings more flavorful depending on what dish it will accompany! Go ahead, get creative!


Units Scale

1 1/2 cups Flour; sifted

2 tsp. Baking Powder

3/4 tsp. Salt

3 Tbsp. Shortening; lard, tallow, or butter will work

3/4 cup Milk


To Prepare the Dough:

  1. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the shortening.
  3. Stir in the milk until just combined.


  1. Drop dough by the spoonful into pot overtop of the meat stock (not into straight liquid.)
  2. Cook 10 minutes uncovered and them another 10 minutes covered with tightly fitted lid.
  3. Remove dumplings first, set aside.
  4. Ladle stew or soup into bowls then place dumplings on top.
  5. Serve.


Recipe comes from the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook and can be purchased here: get book.