Turkey and Dumplings | Easy Homemade Recipe

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Turkey and dumplings homemade recipe. Easy recipe made with simple ingredients. Follow along with these step by step directions.

We’re a big turkey family. At the beginning of the week I buy a frozen turkey breast and once thawed, I toss it into the crockpot. The rest of the week I have cooked turkey to turn into everything! Soups, enchiladas, pot pies, fajitas and so on.

It makes meal time so much easier having the main part of the dish already cooked and ready to be made into new dishes every night.

Tonight it’s a bit cold outside and I bet the kids would like something warm. So we’re making turkey and dumplings.

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Turkey and dumplings have a lot of the same ingredients as my turkey soup, (or even pot pie!) but something about the soft, warm dumplings on top, elevate this dish into feeling just that much more homey and hearty.

So if you’re new to dumplings, this easy to follow along recipe is just for you. And I’m sure you’ll be adding this dinner to your weekly meal planning menu, during the colder winter months.

Turkey and Dumplings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked turkey
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 32 oz turkey stock
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
    • Dumplings
      • 1 cup flour
      • 1 tsp. baking powder
      • 1/2 tsp. salt
      • 2 TBS butter
      • 1/2 milk
Homemade turkey and dumplings in a cooking pan.

Heat the pan over medium heat

In a pan with deep sides, heat a pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

Slice half an onion and add to heated pan. Add 3 cloves garlic either minced or crushed.

Cook until soft.

Onions and garlic, softened.

Add 2 TBP flour. Give it a stir and allow to cook an additional 30 seconds.

Chop 2 carrots and 2 medium size red potatoes. Add to pan.

Add 32 oz. turkey stock and 2/3 cups heavy cream. Stir

Vegetables and stock added to the dish.

Add 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar and spices. 1/2 tsp sage, 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste.

Simmer covered for 10-12 minutes.

Once it’s done simmering, add cooked turkey and 1/2 cup frozen peas.

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Dumplings Recipe

  • makes 8 dumplings

While the dish is simmering, make your dumplings.

In a bowl add 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking power and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir.

Cut in 2 TBS butter using a fork, so it begins to resemble course crumbs.

Add 1/2 cup milk. Mix.

If it looks a bit too sticky and wet add a bit more flour.

Drop by large tablespoons into the pan. Cover and cook an additional 10-12 minutes, until dumplings are fully cooked through.

*Note- Because the dumplings are cooking in the steam, be sure not to lift the lid.

Dumplings dropped into cooking dish.
Fully cooked dumplings surrounded by vegetables.

This recipe is the perfect dish for those cold evening nights, when you just need something a bit hearty and warm. Pair it with a simple side salad and with a few simple ingredients, making homemade turkey and dumplings is an easy go to meal for any night of the week.

Best wishes! ~Sara

Turkey and Dumplings Recipe

Homemade turkey and dumplings recipe. Easy recipe made with simple ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dumplings, Homemade, turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 494kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked turkey
  • 1/2 med. onion
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 32oz turkey stock
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 med. red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pepper to taste

Dumplings

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • In a pan with deep sides, heat a pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.
  • Slice half an onion and add to heated pan. Add 3 cloves garlic either minced or crushed.
  • Cook until soft.
  • Add 2 TBP flour. Give it a stir and allow to cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Chop 2 carrots and 2 medium size red potatoes. Add to pan.
  • Add 32 oz. turkey stock and 2/3 cups heavy cream. Stir
  • Add 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar and spices. 1/2 tsp sage, 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer covered for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once it's done simmering, add cooked turkey and 1/2 cup frozen peas.

Dumplings Recipe- Makes 8 dumplings

  • In a bowl add 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking power and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir.
  • Cut in 2 TBS butter using a fork, so it begins to resemble course crumbs.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk. Mix.
  • If it looks a bit too sticky and wet add a bit more flour.
  • Drop by large tablespoons into the pan. Cover and cook an additional 10-12 minutes, until dumplings are fully cooked through.

Notes

Note- Because the dumplings are cooking in the steam, be sure not to lift the lid.
*Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on brands of ingredients used and cooking methods. 

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 895mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5915IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3mg
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