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Steamed Turkey Dumplings

 Steamed Turkey Dumplings
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
20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the onions, cornstarch, ginger, soy sauce
  • and oil. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Line a steamer basket with 3 lettuce leaves. Arrange one-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

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Steamed Turkey Dumplings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until a meat thermometer reads 165°. Discard lettuce. Repeat
  • twice.
  • Combine sauce ingredients; serve with dumplings.
  • Yield: 20 appetizers (1/3 cup sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 dumpling with 3/4 teaspoon sauce equals 52 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.