Turkey Stew with Dumplings Recipe
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Turkey Stew with Dumplings Recipe

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My husband and I love dumplings, and this mild-tasting, homey dish has flavorful ones floating on a tasty turkey and vegetable stew. It really hits the spot on chilly fall and winter days. -Rita Taylor, St. Cloud, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 8 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 4-2/3 cups water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 egg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 995mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the carrots, celery and onion in butter for 10 minutes. Add the consomme, 4 cups water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add turkey and beans; cook for 5 minutes. Combine the flour, Worcestershire sauce and remaining water until smooth; stir into turkey mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  3. For dumplings, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in parsley and poultry seasoning. Combine milk and egg; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering stew. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Stew with Dumplings in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p39

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TanyaThompson User ID: 1088631 21465
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"My hubby and I love the dumpling recipe. The stew is excellent too. Thanks for sharing!"

ICURN User ID: 1711626 203322
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Fantastic dinner!! Made it with the stock I made w/ the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving. I made it in the crockpot and let it cook all day. I added potatoes as well. I will definitely make this again!!"

melissarecipes User ID: 4726367 72839
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I used chicken soup nase instead of the beef. My family loved it and the dumplings (my first time ever making them) turned out great! Will definately make again."

countryhearts User ID: 805142 203321
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"I made this for my family and everyone loved it! I've made it numerous times since then. Easy, really good flavor."

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 28026
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"YUMMY!!! Very good. The perfect thing for a cold winter day!"

emabey User ID: 5117401 59908
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"It was super good! It was perfect. They were some of the best dumplings I have ever had too!!! Definitely a keeper!"

OzzyB_NH User ID: 424775 50437
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2008

"This is a great recipe to use up left over turkey we use chicken also"

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