Turkey & Dumplings (With The Best Dumplings Ever)
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Turkey and dumplings is the perfect winter supper. We tested and tested to find the best dumplings ever! 1 hour weeknight simple recipe for a warm cozy dinner.
Serves: 6-8 servings
For Soup Base:
  • 3 containers (32 oz) low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1 inch" rounds
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter (approximately)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (approximately, we use Delallo Olive Oil)
  • 2-3 cups leftover chopped turkey meat (chicken subs great!)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (or a few fresh sprigs)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic (or add in a few cloves fresh)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
For Dumplings:
  • 1½ cups flour (we tried with Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat and all purpose with equal results)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or half and half
  • Serve with: grated parmesan cheese, fresh black pepper
  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil in large stockpot while you prep ingredients.
  2. Saute onions, carrots, and broccoli in a large saute pan with butter. Add olive oil as needed if pan looks dry. Cook until onions are translucent and carrots are beginning to soften. If using fresh garlic add it in for the last 3 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Add sauted vegetables, chopped turkey meat and seasonings to the stockpot. Boil for 20-30 minutes until vegetables are softened to desired state. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Whisk cornstarch into half and half until all lumps are gone. Whisk into soup and boil for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. In a medium bowl mix dumplings together. Swirl soup with wooden spoon and add heaping tablespoons into center of soup (needs to be at a rolling boil). Continue adding quickly until all batter is used up. Put lid on and cook on high for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately. Top with grated parmesan and a bit of fresh cracked pepper
Recipe by The Adventure Bite at https://theadventurebite.com/turkey-dumplings-best-dumplings-ever/