Dumpling Soup


My mom always made this potato soup with dumplings on wash day as it was quick to make and very satisfying. It's still a favorite today for lunch. Pepper may be added at the table. Serve with fresh bread and butter. This is a very hearty soup; if served as supper, it is a complete meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 large egg

  • ¾ cup water, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 6 medium potatoes - peeled and cubed

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 ounces sliced bacon, diced


  1. Mix together flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. Crack egg into a measuring cup; add enough water to equal 1 cup, then whisk with a fork. Gradually mix egg-water mixture and oil into flour mixture with the fork until a soft dough forms. Use your hands to knead dough until smooth and no longer sticky, adding more flour or water as needed. Cover the bowl; set aside until potatoes are ready.

  3. Place potatoes in a large pot with 8 cups water and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bacon; cook and stir until onion is golden and bacon is cooked. Set aside.

  5. When potatoes are cooked, pinch off small pieces of dough and drop them into boiling potato water. Turning dough in your hand will help keep it from sticking to your fingers.

  6. Once all of the dumplings have been added, stir in onion and bacon. Ladle some of the soup water into the skillet; swish it around to loosen the tasty bits and juices, then return to soup. Turn off heat; let soup stand for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
16g Fat
64g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1078mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1022mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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