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Tomato Dumplings

The wonderful fresh tomato taste of the sauce complements these light savory dumplings. They make a perfect side dish for a meal with beef. My family enjoys them very much. —Lucille Tucker, Clinton, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute onion, green pepper and celery in butter until tender. Add bay leaf, tomatoes, brown sugar, basil, salt and pepper; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for dumplings, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter. Add parsley and milk; stir just until mixed.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the simmering tomato mixture, creating six mounds; cover tightly and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one of the dumplings comes out clean. Discard bay leaf. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 236 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 833mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • policeman308
    Jan 5, 2020

    Great tasting receipe....

  • zaxoma
    Feb 7, 2016

    Can't believe I never rated this recipe - have been making it since it first appeared in the magazine, back in 1993. The only change I make is omitting the green pepper. It's very tasty!

  • dzm388
    Aug 5, 2013

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  • Fanpool
    Jul 2, 2013

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  • janeofalltrades
    Jan 23, 2013

    I used the dumplings portion of this recipe with my own recipe for tomato soup. The dumplings will be a new staple for my family!

  • ldaluz
    Dec 4, 2012

    My husband loved this so much that he's requested it any time we have beef! I like it because it was simple to make with big taste.

  • lstreiff
    Mar 8, 2011

    My mom use to make tomato dumpling all the time and it was one of my favorites. I never got the recipe from her, she was also from Texas. When I would tell others about this favorite, hoping to find the recipe, they would just look at me like they had never heard of such a thing. Thank You, can't wait to slap a lip on this delish dish again.

  • FriedaG
    Feb 8, 2010

    I like to sprinkle cheddar cheese over the tops of the dumplings.