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 a marvelous task of absorbing the scrumptious flavors of the soup.
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.
Chicken and dumplings is a well-loved comfort food. It’s not the easiest thing to make, though.
Fortunately, there is a way to make your life a lot easier: use Bisquick baking mix to cook the dumplings!
It’s so easy, you only need two ingredients to make it. This could not get any better, guys.
Without further ado, here’s the scoop on whipping up Bisquick dumplings!
How to Make Bisquick Dumplings
Bisquick has long since taken out their original recipe for dumplings. Good thing I’ve unearthed it! Enjoy!
What You’ll Need:
Two things: 2 cups of Bisquick baking mix and ⅔ cup of milk. That’s it. This can’t get any simpler!
- 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.
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.
Also, let the dough sit for a while before using it. This will give it time to rise.
Instead of the Bisquick baking mix, you can also use the biscuit mix. It comes in a variety of flavors, so feel free to use whichever one! Just add water instead of milk.
Drop the dumpling dough into the liquid areas of your stew. This will prevent the dumplings from drying out.
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, no problem! Just use the Gluten-Free Bisquick baking mix instead.
A combination of salt, parsley, cayenne powder, thyme, Italian seasoning, rosemary, garlic, sage, and paprika will amp up the flavor of your dumplings.
Cheese – parmesan or shredded cheddar – is also a fantastic addition.
Want to sneak in some veggies for the kids? Add some shredded zucchini into the dough.
Don’t overcook your dumplings. If you do, the dumplings will disintegrate into the stew.
Floating isn’t a good indicator of doneness. For a more accurate checking, stick a toothpick or skewer into the dumplings.
If it comes out clean, your dumplings are done. But if it’s still sticky or wet, give it a little more time.
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.
Be sure that your baking mix is fresh. If your mix is expired or has gone past its “best by” date, your dumplings won’t rise.
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!
Got leftovers? 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 will not 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.
To substitute water for milk, just use the same amount of milk in the recipe.
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.
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