Dumpling Soup

4.67 from 6 votes

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Imagine enjoying a delicious, hearty meal in just 10 minutes. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this dumpling soup inspired by my friends Erin (@erinobrienn) and Nicole (@kalejunkie). Perfect for colder months, it features soft, chewy dumplings 🥟 nestled in a savory broth base, creating the perfect comfort meal that will warm your soul and stomach ❤️.

Why You’ll Love My Dumpling Soup

This dumpling soup is the ideal lazy weeknight dinner. With its hearty dumplings and nutritious broth, it’s the perfect meal to warm you up on a chilly evening ❄️.

Not only does this soup require minimal steps, but it’s incredibly versatile and can be completely personalized. You can use store-bought broth or make your own from scratch (you know I’m all about that extra effort 😏), while also customizing the dumplings and toppings to your liking. No matter what flavor combo you choose, with this recipe, you’ll have a warm and nourishing meal ready in no time!

How to Prepare Dumpling Soup

🔥 Take 4 cups of broth (like my homemade broth below, or you can use store-bought) and simmer in a pot on the stove.

🐔To make homemade chicken broth, first add 10 cups of water to a big pot. Then put in whole peeled veggies like carrots, onion, celery, peeled garlic, and leeks. Now, bring all of this to a boil, and then add salt 🧂 and 4 chicken thighs (or any cut of chicken), and let it boil for one hour. I used four cups of this broth for my base.

🥟 Drop in the dumplings and cook until they float to the top (approximately 2 minutes).

🌶️ Now for the finishing touches, add chili oil (optional, omit if you don’t like heat), hoisin sauce, and garnish with scallions.

Nonna’s Tip

Make a quick and easy homemade broth using my chicken bullion cubes made with wholesome, natural ingredients and ready in just a few simple steps.

Dumpling Soup

Variations and Substitutions

You can certainly mix and match these variations and substitutions for this ten-minute dumpling soup to suit your taste preferences and dietary requirements. And as always, don’t forget to let me know in the comments what you try!

  1. Feel free to make a vegetarian option by using vegetable broth and dumplings.
  2. Use hot sauce or Sriracha for a 🌶️ spicy kick if you don’t have chili oil.
  3. Make a quick hoisin substitute by combining soy sauce, 🥜 peanut butter, honey, and a dash of garlic powder.
  4. Experiment with different garnishes, such as 🌿 cilantro, chopped peanuts, or a squeeze of lime.
  5. You can certainly use different types of dumplings like pork, beef, shrimp, or vegetarian dumplings.

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Common Questions

What type of salt do you use?

I use Redmond Real Salt, please note that depending on the salt you use, your dish may be less or more salty. Salt is to taste so please always taste and adjust as you cook.

How can I store this recipe? Can I freeze it?

You can store this recipe in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze it for up to 2-3 months. Freeze dumplings and broth separately, and reheat on the stovetop when ready to eat.

Can I use other types of broth?

Yes, you can certainly use unsalted veggie broth, chicken broth, beef broth, or make your own at home.

What type of broth do you use?

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Dumpling Soup

Dumpling Soup

Imagine enjoying a delicious, hearty meal in just 10 minutes. That's exactly what you'll get with this dumpling soup. Perfect for colder months, it features soft, chewy dumplings 🥟 nestled in a savory broth base, creating the perfect comfort meal that will warm your soul and stomach ❤️.
4.67 from 6 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups chicken broth , any broth
  • 1 cup dumplings , I used chicken but any will work
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil , I used the Trader Joe's chili crisp oil
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • scallions , for garnish

Instructions 

  • Take 4 cups of broth (like my homemade broth below, or you can use store-bought) and simmer in a pot on the stove.
  • To make homemade chicken broth, first add 10 cups of water to a big pot. Then put in whole peeled veggies like carrots, onion, celery, peeled garlic, and leeks. Now, bring all of this to a boil, and then add salt and 4 chicken thighs (or any cut of chicken), and let it boil for one hour. I used four cups of this broth for my base.
  • Drop in the dumplings and cook until they float to the top (approximately 2 minutes).
  • Now for the finishing touches, add chili oil (optional, omit if you don’t like heat), hoisin sauce, and garnish with scallions.

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Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 2325mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Asian
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