Dumpling Recipes

From chicken and dumplings and pierogies, to gyoza and wontons, find top-rated recipes for your favorite dumplings!

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Rating: 4.5 stars 1585
These homemade flour dumplings are quick and easy to make.
By Carol

Pierogi (Polish Dumplings)

Rating: 4.5 stars 375
This recipe has been a family favorite passed on from generation to generation. We traditionally make these for Christmas, but they can be made for any special event. There's some work involved, but the outcome is rewarding! After the perogies have boiled, they can be fried in some butter and onions or served with sour cream.

German Spaetzle Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 712
Traditional German dumplings. You can also mince a few pieces of bacon in a pan, and heat the cooked spaetzle in the bacon drippings-only omit the butter, if preparing recipe with bacon.

Semmelknoedel (Bread Dumplings)

Rating: 4.5 stars 81
My Bavarian Oma made these large dumplings to accompany roast pork or game dishes, any meat with gravy, or with mushrooms in a creamy sauce. Serve one dumpling alongside your dish, and cover with a little gravy.

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By Bailey Fink

Pork Gyoza

Rating: 5 stars 5
Gyoza are pan-fried Japanese dumplings which make perfect starters or nibbles. Filled with a savory mixture of ground pork and Japanese flavors.

Banh Bao

Rating: 4 stars 5
I'm a Vietnamese living in Indiana who had to find a recipe for one of my favorite Vietnamese snacks, banh bao. They are a variation on the Chinese cha siu bao (Chinese pork buns). I would like to thank Houston Wok for providing Ms. SkimmyJeans' moist filling recipe and Miss Adventure[at]home for a tasty bun recipe. Combined, this is my ultimate banh bao recipe.

Mom's Simple Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
As a kid I begged my mom to make chicken and dumplings all the time. Now I swear by this simple recipe too!

Homemade Manti (Traditional Turkish Dumplings)

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Manti is a famous meal from my country. To prepare this dish takes time, but I'm sure you'll agree it's worth it! Enjoy-afiyet olsun (bon appetit)!

Russian Pelmeni

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
Pelmeni are traditional Russian meat-filled dumplings. Making pelmeni is favorite family pastime in the long winter months. These dumplings are a common convenience food - big batches can be frozen and quickly boiled or fried on demand.
By Volnushka

Whole Shrimp Potstickers

Rating: 4 stars 5
There's nothing wrong with the traditional method of making potsticker filling with ground or finely chopped meat, but something wonderful happened when I experimented with whole shrimp. A minimal approach to seasoning the filling enhances the flavor, while allowing the shrimp to be the stars of the show. And my favorite thing about potstickers is the contrast between one browned, crispy side and one softer, chewier, steamed side, which is how I cooked these, although you can crisp both sides if preferred. I just recommend you pick these up and eat them with your hands so you can enjoy every bit of the juicy, delicious filling.

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
Flat fried buttery dough usually served with cod fish in Jamaica, as a big weekend breakfast, slightly different from the American dumplings.

Inspiration and Ideas

Herbed Dumplings
Rating: Unrated 271
"Absolutely delicious! Delicate, light, fluffy, perfect dumplings. I did note the suggestion to cut the salt. This is such a versatile recipe!" – Crystal S
How to Throw a Dumpling Party
Remember the fundamental rule of all dumplings: They are not meant to be made alone.
Rating: 4.5 stars 643

Mashed potato, flour and an egg -- all you need to knead for gnocchi.