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Dumpling Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

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If you enjoy your dumplings plump, lightly browned and savory, slow cooking them is a great method for getting just the right texture and flavor. Using the Crock-Pot® Smart-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker, try out one of the two dumpling recipes below for your next family dinner or casual get-together.

Chicken and Dumplings
The dumplings in this recipe are tender and moist, slow-cooked to perfection in a creamy sauce with a variety of chicken, potatoes and vegetables.


  • 6 chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups baby carrots, whole
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup, condensed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 2/3 cups milk.


  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Place chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery in the bottom of your 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. In a bowl, combine the soup, water, thyme leaves and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the baking mix and milk.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the chicken mixture.
  8. Turn slow cooker to high for 30 minutes with cover tilted to vent, until dumplings are cooked in the center.
  9. Serve warm with white rice.
Slow cooking your chicken and dumplings is the way to go.Slow cooking your chicken and dumplings is the way to go.

Vegetables and Dumplings
For those who prefer a wealth of vegetables with their dumplings this recipe is for you. Packed with flavor, this tasty stew is sure to become a household favorite.

Vegetable Stew Ingredients:

  • 3 cups acorn squash, seeded, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup green beans, fresh chopped or frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn.

Dumpling Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.


  1. Add acorn squash, mushrooms, onion, garlic, tomatoes, water, pepper and Italian seasoning to your slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. In another bowl, combine egg, milk and oil. Fold in dry dumpling ingredients.
  5. Add thyme or rosemary to dough if desired.
  6. When vegetable stew has finished, add green beans and corn to slow cooker.
  7. Drop tablespoon-size spoonfuls of batter into the slow cooker.
  8. Cover and cook for another 50 minutes.
  9. Enjoy warm!
These hearty dumplings get cooked to perfection in the vegetable stew.These hearty dumplings get cooked to perfection in the vegetable stew.
Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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