Turkey Dumpling Stew Recipe
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Turkey Dumpling Stew Recipe

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My mom made this stew when I was young, and it was always a hit. Since it's not time-consuming to make I can fix it on a weekend for our children, who love the tender dumplings. —Becky Mohr of Appleton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1-1/2 pounds turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 284 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 822 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 starch


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings.
  2. Cook turkey in the drippings until no longer pink. Add the carrots, 1-3/4 cups of water, broth, onions, celery, rosemary and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into turkey mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Stir in the salt, pepper and reserved bacon.
  4. In a small bowl, combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop batter in six mounds onto simmering stew. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Dumpling Stew in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"This recipe is very tasty. I added frozen peas and corn just before finishing cooking carrots."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"very good, used drums and wings to make broth, a bit more bacon grease than suggested. sprigs of fresh rosemary and tyme and gluten free flour and mix."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Excellent flavor and easy. I use the jars of real bacon and then use non-stick spray to saute the turkey."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"It is healthy if you use the reduce sodium bacon. I think this is a keeper! Negetive comments should be kept to oneself. Nice people don't do that."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"This is not a healthy recipe when it contains bacon"

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