Steamed Turkey Dumplings Recipe
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Steamed Turkey Dumplings Recipe

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This is a great "light" appetizer that tastes wonderful, but will not make you feel like you've eaten a meal. They are easy to make and a joy to serve--try them at your next party! — Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 9 lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutritional Facts

1 dumpling with 3/4 teaspoon sauce: 52 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the onions, cornstarch, ginger, soy sauce and oil. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon turkey mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Moisten edges with water. Fold one corner diagonally over filling and press edges to seal.
  3. Line a steamer basket with three lettuce leaves. Arrange a third of the dumplings 1 in. apart over lettuce; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10-12 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°. Discard lettuce. Repeat twice.
  4. Combine sauce ingredients; serve with dumplings. Yield: 20 appetizers (1/3 cup sauce).
Originally published as Steamed Turkey Dumplings in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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dfausnacht User ID: 1896828 138848
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"Surprisingly good for such simple and few ingredients! To beef up the nutrition a bit, I added cabbage to the mix, and would consider adding carrots."

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