Simple Dumpling Soup That Tastes Fancy
April 6, 2020
bowl of chicken dumpling soup on table with wooden spoon

A simple dumpling soup recipe that you can dress up or down is a great option for your hostess arsenal! Or when you're sick of eating the same old thing.

bowl of chicken dumpling soup on table with wooden spoon

This is a BASIC recipe you can use and then adjust to your liking. I've added a few of my favorite recommendations at the bottom in the “notes” section.

Simple Dumpling Soup

Quick but impressive starter to any dinner
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort, Few ingredients, Pantry Cooking
Servings: 6 bowls


  • Soup pan


Soup Base

  • 8 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 cup Carrots thinly sliced or grated
  • 1/2 cup Celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano


  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tb Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Tb Butter melted
  • 1 cup Milk



  • In a large pot add the broth and bring it to boil
  • Add in veggies and let simmer

Make Dumplings

  • Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl
  • Melt butter in saucepan and add milk until warm
  • Add warm liquid to dry ingredients and mix well
  • Form into 1/2" balls of dough, adding additional flour if needed
  • Add dumplings to broth and let simmer on medium/low heat for 10 minutes
  • Broth will thicken as the dumplings cook
  • Serve several dumplings in each bowl and add a ladle of broth and veggies


This is the perfect basic soup base to play with. 
  • Add chicken: Make it fancy by adding chicken, use cooked shredded chicken at the end for an easy upgrade or add cubed chicken in the beginning with the veggies
  • Asian twist: add ginger, scallions, and thinly sliced mushrooms. Diced tofu optional.

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