Dumplings Recipe That’s Simple and Fast

Dumplings go great with a bunch of different soups and meals. Just so we get any misunderstanding out of the way right now, these are pretty doughy dumplings.

You might be looking for something like Chinese dumplings or something with the consistency of Matzo balls, but these are different than that. These go well with chicken noodle soup or beef-based soups that you might have for dinner.

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Okay, let’s get into what you need to make these dumplings.

What It IsNameWhere to Buy
CookwarePyrex measuring cupAmazon
Cookware1 cup measuring cup for dry goodsAmazon
Cookware1 forkAmazon
Cookware1 butter knifeAmazon
Cookware1 medium to large mixing bowlAmazon
Cookware1 large pot with a lidAmazon
Cookware1 kitchen scaleAmazon
Ingredient2 cups biscuit and baking mix (Bisquick or store brand)Store
Ingredient2/3 cups whole milkStore

First thing’s first, grab your medium mixing bowl to start making this dumplings recipe.

dumplings recipe mixing bowl

Next, get your Biscuit and Baking mix. This was just cheaper, so I went with it instead of Bisquick.

Ingredients for recipe

Measure out 2 cups of dry mix into the bowl. Smooth it out on top of the measuring cup with a butter knife.

making dumplings

Following that, grab some whole milk and your Pyrex measuring cup.

milk and pyrex measuring cup

Measure and pour 2/3 cup of milk into the bowl with the Biscuit and baking mix for these dumplings.

dumplings mix

If you have a whisk, use a whisk but I just used a fork to stir everything around and it was fine for me.

Mixing flour around with a fork

Once everything is mixed around really well, you can start to fill your pot. In hindsight, I should have used my big pot instead of this small one, but this worked well enough.

filling up a pot for dumplings

Once that’s about half to three-quarters full, put it on the stove and turn the stove to high heat.

heating up water

The, start weighing your dumplings. Each one should be about 50 grams.

weighing dough for dumplings

Following that, once your water is boiling, put your dough balls into the water.

putting dumpling in boiling water

Then, turn your heat to low and boil a few of the dumplings on low for 15 minutes. Some recipes call for covering up the pot after 10 minutes and boiling the dumplings for an additional 10 minutes covered, but when I did that, my pot boiled over pretty quickly and made a mess.

dumplings recipe

If you use a pot the size of mine for your dumplings, only cook three or four at a time. Here are some shots of the finished products below:


Another shot:


A couple notes:

The best way to cook these is in your soup. If you just plan on cooking them alone, I would use chicken broth or some kind of broth if I did it again. They actually weren’t that bad the way I did it for this recipe, but they were sort of bland tasting (you could probably guess that would happen).

Notecard version of Dumplings recipe

Dumplings Recipe That's Simple and Fast

Recipe by BobCourse: DinnerCuisine: European/AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 cups of biscuit and baking mix

  • 2/3 cup whole milk


  • Mix together whole milk and biscuit & baking mix (or Bisquick) in a medium bowl.
  • Measure balls of dough with a kitchen scale that are about 50 grams each.
  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Once boiling, put the dough balls into the water and turn heat to low.
  • Let dough cook for 10-15 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, cook for 10 minutes on low uncovered and then cover for an additional 10 minutes. Be careful of your pot boiling over if you do cover it, though.


  • Calorie calculation available at the end of the full recipe. Calories are estimated and probably not exact.

Calorie Calculation

2 cups biscuit and baking mix960
2/3 cup whole milk100
Per Dumpling (9 dumplings at 50g per dumpling) (1060/9) (rounded)118

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