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Stewed Tomatoes with Dumplings

When I was young and did not feel well, my mother made one of my favorite dishes. Just smelling it cook made me feel better, along with her tender loving care.—Viola Stutz, Greenwood, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, sugar, salt, pepper and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop batter in four mounds onto the tomatoes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering).
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 302 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1061mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • delowenstein
    Apr 6, 2016

    I did make this recipe and I'd adjusted recipe: added 1 finely chopped onion and 2 celery ribs, finely diced in addition to the tomatoes, sugar, pepper, butter & used 1/2 tsp. salt.I used corn muffin mix instead of biscuit mix since I'd had it available and buttermilk instead of regular milk and used 1/4 cup buttermilk. The tomato mixture I'd brought to a boil and cooked 15 minutes, occasionally stirring. The batter I'd dropped in 5 to 6 small mounds onto tomato mixture and simmered at a reduced heat, covered, 20 minutes. Dumplings tested done with a cake tester after 20 minutes. This recipe is very tasty and I know I'll be using it again-maybe without the dumplings as I LOVE stewed tomatoes! delowenstein

  • loves2cooktwinmom
    Feb 27, 2013

    This is very good! Will make it again.

  • MinaM1974
    Jan 19, 2012

    Really easy and comforting...I never would of thought to make something like this...just enough seasoning. I think it would be real easy to do some variations with this recipe.

  • beenthere3
    Mar 2, 2011

    Excellent side dish; I love stewed tomatoes and the little biscuits in the tomatoes made it quite a treat. Even my husband liked it (after I told him it wasn't strawberry shortcake!). Yes, I'll definitely make it again.

  • trademark
    Dec 29, 2009

    This sounds so good, on a cold night it would hit the spot. can't wait to try it.

  • peanute125
    Aug 5, 2008

    When I first started as a school cook our head cook would add leftover grilled cheese to a can of tomatoes for our lunch. This reminds of that. Some cheese sprinkled on top would not be so bad,,haha