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Easy Homemade Dumplings

easy homemade dumplings
Two bowls of homemade dumplings in broth
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 20

Dumplings are as easy as 1-2-3. Follow along and make these in minutes with just a few ingredients you've probably already got on hand. MORE+ LESS-

Updated December 3, 2015


cups flour
1 1/2
teaspoon salt
tablespoon baking powder
tablespoons vegetable oil
cup warm water
soup or stew for broth
chopped chives or parsley if desired for garnish


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  • 1
    Combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add oil and water and mix until smooth. Add a bit more water until dumplings are soft and not at all dry.
  • 2
    Bring broth to a boil and add dumplings by spoonful. Reduce heat and cook dumplings 4-5 minutes. (Do in batches if you are using a small pan.)
  • 3
    Serve dumplings in broth garnished with chopped parsley or chives as desired.

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  • If you have a few minutes and a few ingredients, these dumplings can be yours. All yours. 

    Soup season is here whether we're ready or not. And if you're not quite there yet, we've got the easiest suggestion yet for easing into the season: Make dumplings!

    So easy. So quick. So very, very delish.

    Come on...make 'em with me:

    Mix up flour, salt, baking powder, oil and water. You counted right. 5 simple things right outta your kitchen cabinet.

    Heat up some broth or your fave soup to a boil.

    Scoop up a wad of that dough, about like this. It's all gloppy and dough-like, and that's a-ok.

    Plop those dumplings into boiling broth. Let them cook for a few minutes.

    Cooked up, that li'l dumplin' looks like this. It PLUMPED! That's a mighty fiiiine looking dumpling. Let's get a few more...

    Serve 'em up in a bowl of broth or soup and sprinkle with chopped parsley or herbs. Add whatever other seasonings your little heart desires...pepper, hot sauce, ya know...

    And that is how you get into the season the RIGHT way. The EASY way. The TASTY way. Can't beat it!

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