These Bisquick Dumplings are so easy to make and you can simmer them on homemade chicken stew or any soup recipe! Made with Bisquick, milk and Italian seasoning, they are simple and flavorful.
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I know, I know. Bisquick dumplings? Really?
Around here, we cook from scratch, using whole foods and our most trusted store-bought ingredients, most of the time.
But there are times when you need a quick and easy dinner idea, and these easy soup dumplings is definitely that.
If you’re looking for a quick, homemade dumplings recipe for your soup or stew, check out this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe — they require just 5-10 minutes prep!
What do I need to make Bisquick dumplings?
This dumplings recipe requires just three ingredients:
- Italian seasoning
Now, the Italian seasoning obviously isn’t necessary but I like to add a flavorful pop to my Bisquick dumplings.
If you need to, you can substitute a non-dairy milk or water for the milk, or even chicken broth for extra flavor!
I’ve added lots of other flavorful mix ins down below!
What can I add to make these soup dumplings extra special?
Now that we’ve got the basics down, here are some fun ways to jazz up that box of Bisquick!
- ½ to 1 cup shredded cheese
- freshly chipped chives, parsley, basil or dill
- 1/4-½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder or 1 teaspoon of dried onion flakes
- swap the milk for buttermilk for a tangy, more tender dumplings
How do you make dumplings?
Dumplings — whether the homemade version in this Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings or these Bisquick dumplings — are easy to make!
- Combine Bisquick (or other dry ingredients), milk and Italian seasoning.
- Stir until combined but don’t overmix — you want just all of the Bisquick to be absorbed, but no more or you’ll make them tough.
- Spoon onto a simmering soup or stew, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes or until puffed and light golden brown on top. No need to stir!
How do I cook Bisquick dumplings?
One of the best things about dumplings is they add something special to so many different meals — soups, stews, chilis, pot pies, you name it. Almost any of these soup recipes will work just fine as a base.
Spoon by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a pot of simmering pot of saucy deliciousness, cover with a lid, and let cook until golden brown.
Here are a few of our favorite ways:
- Drop onto One Pot Chicken Stew, cover and cook
- Swap the traditional chicken for this Classic Beef Stew
- Kick things up a notch with White Chicken Chili as your base (and maybe add a cup of shredded cheddar cheese to your dumpling mixture!)
- Love some variety? This list of 35+ Crockpot Soup Recipes and 30+ Instant Pot Soup Recipes will give you a new option for every night of the week!
Tips for making the best dumplings:
- Make sure your soup or stew has a good amount of liquid. Don’t push the dumplings into the soup but make sure to add a bit of extra liquid before adding your dumplings if necessary.
- Since Bisquick has baking soda in it, an acidic ingredient will react with it to make them rise. This is why buttermilk is a great swap for regular milk!
- If you want a golden crust on your dumplings, your best bet is to bake or broil them. For even more browning action, you can add 1 tablespoon of oil to the dumpling dough before scooping onto the soup.
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Easy Bisquick Dumplings
- 1 ½ cup BIsquick baking mix (fluffed and levelled in the cup, not packed)
- ½ cup milk (or sub buttermilk)
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- In a medium bowl, stir together Bisquick, milk and Italian seasoning just until combined — don't overmix or they will be tough! The dough should be thick and stretchy (see photos). Add more milk or more Bisquick as needed.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto simmering soup or stew. Do not stir.
- Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook 10 minutes.
- Uncover and cook 5-10 minutes until puffed and light golden brown.
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