Tomato Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 01, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, for dumplings, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter. Add parsley and milk; stir just until mixed.
  3. 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.