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Cheddar Tomato Dumplings

"Simmered in tomato sauce, these fluffy dumplings with cheddar cheese in the dough make a satisfying side dish as well as a delicious, economical main dish," suggests Marie Hattrup of Sparks, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon minced celery leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add flour; stir well. Gradually blend in tomatoes. Add celery leaves, sugar, salt and pepper; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for dumplings, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; cut in shortening until crumbly. Add cheddar cheese. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  • Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto simmering tomato sauce. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering).
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 287 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • mommalee
    Oct 12, 2011

    So comforting and easy to make! My favourite rainy day recipe. I have shared this recipe many times!