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Bisquick Dumplings Recipe

If you’re in dire need of a hearty and comforting soup but are pressed for time, this Bisquick dumplings recipe is for you.

Dumplings are the key ingredient to the best tasting thick soups and stews.

These rich and fluffy sponges do the marvelous work of absorbing the scrumptious flavors of the soup.

Hearty and Comforting Bisquick Dumpling Soup
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Plus, they look so pretty floating over the top. But who says you have to make them from scratch?

With this simple recipe for Bisquick dumplings, you’ll get buttery and pillowy dumplings in no time.

Bisquick Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are a well-loved comfort food. They aren’t the easiest thing to make, though.

Fortunately, there is a way to make your life a lot easier: try Bisquick recipes to make dumplings, plus a whole host of other delicious dishes!

The dumplings are so easy, you only need two ingredients to make them. This could not get any better, guys.

Without further ado, here’s the scoop on whipping up Bisquick dumplings!

Bisquick Dumpling Ingredients - Bisquick Baking Mix and Milk

Bisquick Dumplings Ingredients

When I said you only needed two ingredients for this recipe, I wasn’t joking. Here is everything you’ll need: 

  • Bisquick Baking Mix. Bisquick is what makes this recipe so simple. (And why you’ll love it enough to come back to it again and again.) If you don’t have any Bisquick, try whipping up this DIY Bisquick substitute instead. 
  • Milk. For the best possible flavor, use full-fat dairy milk. If you don’t have any, use water or a non-dairy milk instead.

How to Make Bisquick Dumplings

Bisquick has long since removed their original recipe for dumplings. Good thing I’ve unearthed it! Enjoy!

1. Combine. Stir together the Bisquick mix and milk. Continue stirring until a soft dough forms.

2. Cook. Drop spoonfuls of the dough into your recipe and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes over low heat.

After 10 minutes, cover the pot and cook for another 10 minutes.

3. Thin. If the soup gets too thick, add a little water or broth to thin it. (This step may not be necessary.)

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4. Serve. Serve while warm, and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

The key to pillowy and fluffy dumplings is to not over-mix the dough. Over-mixing will result in dense dumplings that are way too chewy.

Here are a few more good tips to remember:

  • Let it rest. Let the dough sit for a while before using it. This will give it time to rise.
  • Use Bisquick Biscuit Mix in a pinch. Bisquick comes in a variety of flavors, so feel free to use biscuit mix if that’s all you have. Just add water instead of milk.
  • Be careful about placement. Drop the dumpling dough into the liquid areas of your stew. This will prevent the dumplings from drying out.
  • Make gluten-free dumplings. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, no problem! Just use the Gluten-Free Bisquick baking mix instead.
  • Add more flavor. A combination of salt, parsley, cayenne powder, thyme, Italian seasoning, rosemary, garlic, sage, and paprika will amp up the flavor of your dumplings.
  • Make them cheesy. Cheese – parmesan or shredded cheddar – is also a fantastic addition.
Bowl of Warm Bisquick Dumpling Soup
  • Sneak in some veggies. Add some shredded zucchini into the dough.
  • Don’t overcook. If you do, the dumplings will disintegrate into the stew.
  • Use toothpicks to test for doneness. Floating isn’t a good indicator of when the dumplings are ready. For a more accurate checking, stick a toothpick or skewer into them. If it comes out clean, your dumplings are done. But if it’s still sticky or wet, give them a little more time. 
  • Don’t stir! Don’t stir the dumplings as they cook. Otherwise, they might fall apart. Don’t simmer them on high heat, either, or else they will dissolve into the stew.
  • Use fresh baking mix. If your mix is expired or has gone past its “best by” date, your dumplings won’t rise. 
  • Use dumplings in other recipes. Aside from chicken and dumplings and beef stew, dumplings are also a fabulous addition to mushroom stew and chicken paprikash. Any thick soup or stew will taste even better with dumplings!
  • Store leftovers properly. Store the stew in the fridge. To reheat, just microwave it! Don’t worry, the dumplings will be fine. They’ll be a little soggy, but they’ll still taste great.

Can You Substitute Water for Milk in Bisquick Dumplings?

Sure you can! The dumplings will turn out a little drier than expected, though. And they won’t be as fluffy or flavorful, either.

But don’t worry, the change won’t be that drastic. Considering that the dumplings will soak up the flavors of your stew or chicken and dumplings, this should not be a problem at all.

So, if you can’t use milk because of an allergy, intolerance, or you just don’t have it on hand, feel free to use water instead.

Substitute water for milk using a 1-to-1 ratio in your recipe. (i.e., 2/3 cup of water for 2/3 cup of milk)

Aside from water, you can also use other liquid alternatives for more flavor. Almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or rice milk all make fantastic substitutes.

Why Are My Bisquick Dumplings Hard?

If your Bisquick dumplings are hard, you probably overmixed the dough. Remember, you want to mix until everything is just barely combined.

Overmixing yields tough, dense, hard, and chewy dumplings.

Additionally, don’t forget to let the dough rest for a few minutes before spooning it into your recipe. Doing so helps the dough rise and makes it fluffier.

Bisquick Dumplings Recipe



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  • 2 cups Bisquick Baking Mix

  • 2/3 cup milk


  • In a bowl, stir together the Bisquick mix and milk until you form a soft dough.
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto your stew or chicken/beef and dumplings.
  • With the pot uncovered, cook the dumplings for 10 minutes over low heat.
  • Cover the pot and cook for another 10 minutes. If the soup gets too thick, just add more liquid.
  • Enjoy!
Bisquick Dumplings Recipe

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

7 thoughts on “Bisquick Dumplings Recipe”

  1. Hi Kim,
    I grew up on the bisquick and dumpling recipe off the box, and of course my mom’s advice on the the stew or broth to use….
    Sooooooo yummy…….. also did the drop biscuits……

  2. I’ve been using Bisquick for my chicken & dumplings for years. Last night I made them the same way I always do. They were very disappointing. Flavor and texture were both off. Yes, this was a brand new box. I will be looking for another recipe.

    • Sorry to hear your chicken and dumplings didn’t come out right! Did you check the expiration date on the box? Sometimes, an expired box still gets left on a store shelf, much to the unfortunate surprise of shoppers!


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