Vegetable Soup With Dumplings

"Taste of Home" Recipe Is a Nutritious Family Favorite

Diane Werner shares some comfort food recipes that won't spoil your diet.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Maybe you've resolved to eat healthy in 2009, and the good news is you can still have the comfort food you know and love.

Taste of Home, the world's No. 1 cooking magazine, has gathered recipes from hundreds of readers and compiled them into a healthy, easy-to-follow recipe collection called "The Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook." Go to for more information.

Here is the recipe for Vegetable Soup With Dumplings.


  • Soup
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Dumplings
  • 2 1/4 to 1/2 cups reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • Up to 1 cup cold water
  • 10 tablespoons reduced-fat cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Cooking Directions

    In a Dutch oven, cook the onions, carrots and celery in oil for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the broth, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

    In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth; stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cabbage and peas.

    For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine baking mix, carrots and parsley. Stir in water until moistened. Drop in 10 mounds onto simmering soup. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Garnish with cheese.

    Nutrition Information (for 1 1/4 cups soup with 1 dumpling): calories (258), fat (7g), cholesterol (5mg), sodium (826mg), carbohydrates (44g), fiber (5g), protein (8g).

    Recipe courtesy of "Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook" 2008.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: onions, carrots, potatoes, garlic, tomatoes

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Dinner, Lunch, Soup

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