This Bisquick dumplings recipe is a classic and can be made with just two ingredients in about 20 minutes. A comforting, warm, family favorite meal.
Bisquick mix is a staple in my pantry. It’s such a great shortcut to use for many delicious Bisquick recipes for things like pancakes, biscuits, sausage balls, impossible quiche, pizza dough, and dumplings.
On a cold night there is nothing like a big bowl of Bisquick chicken and dumplings. The delicious combination of hot stew and dumplings is out of this world. It’s so warm and hearty, not to mention easy to make.
Today we are focusing on the dumplings. These pillowy, fluffy dumplings are an amazing addition to things like chicken stew, beef stew, soups and more.
Only two ingredients needed for these delicious, tender and fluffy dumplings.
Bisquick – Bisquick is a premade baking mix that has leavening, flour, salt and fat.
Milk – I recommend whole milk for the fluffiest dumplings but you can substitute with 2%, almond milk, soy milk or even water.
How to make Bisquick dumplings
This classic recipe is what you will find on the Bisquick box. Simply mix and drop into your favorite stew or soup.
- Add Bisquick and milk to a bowl. Gently stir until ingredients just come together until a soft dough forms.
- Use a tablespoon or small cookie scoop to drop dough into a lightly simmering broth. Be sure not to stir.
- Cook uncovered for 10 minutes and then cover and cook another 10 minutes.
Recipe tips and variations
Try using fresh Bisquick mix for the fluffiest dumplings. Older mix might not rise properly.
The most important tip is not to over mix the dough. This can cause chewy or tough dumplings. Stir ingredients just until combined.
Another tip is to let the dough sit for 3-4 minutes before dropping in the hot soup. Sitting will allow the dough to rise.
Don’t stir the dumplings while they are cooking.
If you would like to make Bisquick dumplings without milk, substitute with almond milk, soy milk or water.
To make gluten-free dumplings, use Gluten-Free Bisquick.
Add a little extra flavor by adding seasonings to the dumpling mixture. Salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, and chives are great to try. You can also add in a little grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese.
These dumplings can even be used for dessert. Try dropping into a pot of simmering fruit like cherries, apples, and peaches. Top the dumplings with a pinch of cinnamon and sugar for added sweetness.
Bring the soup or stew to a low simmer before adding dumpling dough. If it’s at a hard boil, they might dissolve when added.
They might have been cooked too long. Check on them through the cooking process and remove from heat once they are cooked through.
The dumplings didn’t get cooked long enough. You can test them by sticking a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, they are done cooking. If it’s still wet, cook a little longer.
How to store
Store any leftovers in a container in the refrigerator. This will only last 1-2 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. The dumplings will still be fine to eat but may be a little softer after reheating.
I would not recommend freezing dumplings because it will loose it’s texture. They are fast to prepare and are much better fresh.
More easy recipes
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 2/3 cup milk
- Optional: dried herbs like parsley or chives
- Place Bisquick and milk in a bowl. Gently stir until dough forms. Do not over stir, just until ingredients come together.
- Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop dough on stew or soup.
- Cook for 10 minutes uncovered over low heat.
- Cover and cook another 7-10 minutes.