Today’s drop dumpling recipe comes straight out of Grandma’s recipe box.
It’s a quick and easy addition to a soup recipe, and she included this delicious potato soup recipe with hers.
You can make the two recipes together, like I did, or you can just use the dumpling recipe for any soup or stew that you want to make.
I grew up with Potato Soup as a hot, comfort food on cold Winter nights. And dumplings on the top makes it extra special.
How to Make Easy Drop Dumplings with Potato Soup
Ingredients needed for the potato soup:
- 6 cups diced potatoes
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 1 diced red pepper (optional~ I prefer diced carrots)
- 2 slices turkey bacon, cubed (also optional and not in the original recipe)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups water
- 3 Tablespoons OXO Chicken stock powder
- 1 can corn (juice, too) ~ 12 oz. (341 ml)
- 3 cups Milk
- Parmesan Cheese ~ handful (optional and not in the original recipe)
Step by step instructions for homemade potato soup
Step 1: Saute onions, peppers, and bacon in olive oil until the onions are transluscent.
Step 2: Add potatoes, water, and chicken stock powder.
Add the water in slowly. It should just barely cover the vegetables. Stop adding water when it reaches that level.
Step 3: Bring the liquid to a boil. Then turn heat down to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until vegetables are fork tender.
Step 4: Add the can of corn and heat through.
Step 5: Once vegetables are cooked and heated through, add milk.
The recipe calls for 3 cups, but again, add it slowly and stop adding if it looks to be the right thickness / consistency you like.
Step 6: Add in parmesan cheese (optional). Stir and heat until melted.
While the soup is simmering, you can mix up the drop dumpling recipe.
Ingredients for Drop Dumplings:
- 1 cup flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
How to make Drop Dumplings for Potato Soup:
- Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Beat the egg & milk together in a separate bowl.
- Add the liquid to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. (Don’t over mix.)
- Once soup is heated through, drop dumplings onto the top of the hot soup using a tablespoon. Don’t worry if they look small. They will puff up!
- Make sure the soup is turned down to a low simmer and put the lid on.
6. Carefully uncover the lid in about 20 minutes and they should be done!
Serve in bowls with dumplings on the top.
More Soup Recipes you might enjoy:
- Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Spinach
- Crock Pot Taco Soup
- Spicy Buffalo Chicken Chili Inspired by Rachel Ray
- Turkey Pumpkin Chili