Slow Cooker or Crock Pot Dumplings
Slow Cooker or Crock Pot Dumplings

So here’s a question for you all today: Did you know that you can make dumplings in your slow cooker or crock pot? I didn’t until about 6 years ago myself and let me tell you, it changed my meal planning life! How amazing is it in the winter to come home to a hot crock pot full of soup, whip up some dumpling dough, set it on top and then go get everything ready for dinner while they cook on top for half an hour?

Crock pot dumplings turn a soup into a one-pot meal. You don’t have to heat up any garlic bread or get buns to go with the soup. You have your starchy carb right on top of your soup, ready to go.

This post is a redo of an older one here on The Kitchen Magpie. When you’ve been blogging as long as I have, there’s bound to be ugly, sad photos that have excellent recipes hiding among them. Recipes that NEED to be seen, actually. This is a trick that I learned many years ago and use every time I make a stew or soup that I want dumplings on top of.

 How to Make Slowcooker or Crockpot Dumplings from @kitchenmagpie

The slow cooker dumplings themselves are pillowy little dough bites of heaven. Considering the fact that my daughter is a notoriously selective eater, the fact that she asks for these whenever I make a stew should tell you how delicious they are.

 How to Make Slowcooker or Crockpot Dumplings from @kitchenmagpie

Now, these new photos aren’t the best in the world, because well, crock pot dumplings aren’t exactly the prettiest dish in the world. It’s hard to photograph unattractive food.

Crock pot dumplings are pasty pale and white.

Crock pot dumplings don’t have any colored sprinkles or cherries on top.

I know. I’m not doing a good job of selling you on these.

 How to Make Slowcooker or Crockpot Dumplings from @kitchenmagpie

But do you want to know what crock pot dumplings ARE? A lifesaver. Delicious. Easy. And crock pot dumplings are absolutely, without a doubt something that you totally need to try on your next soup or stew this Fall!

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Happy cooking everyone!



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How to make Slow Cooker or Crock Pot Dumplings right in the slow cooker! #slowcooker #dumplings #crockpot #stew


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How to Make Slowcooker or Crockpot Dumplings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

How to make Slow Cooker or Crock Pot Dumplings right in the slow cooker!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot dumplings, slow cooker dumplings
Servings: 8
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  1. Whisk all of your dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in the butter until it's small pea sized bits in the dry mixture.
  3. Add your milk and mix well.
  4. Drop by large, golf ball sized tablespoonful onto the top of your stew/soup concoction in the crockpot.
  5. Seal the crockpot with tinfoil and the lid. Steam them for about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Slowcooker or Crockpot Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. My Mom always added dehydrated onion flakes and parsley to the dumplings! What flavor! Awesome!

  2. Just what I’m looking for this morning. Boneless pork chops, sauerkraut and topped with dumplings, so yummy!

  3. These dumplings taste just like the ones my mum use to make.

  4. Kate Campbell Reply

    Love dumplings on stew I just wondered for the steaming process in the crockpot with it sealed should it be in high heat or lower?

  5. Around the World in 80 Cupcakes Reply

    You’ve read my mind…again \U0001f604. I was wondering if there was a way to add dumplings to a crockpot dish *super high five* \U0001f483\U0001f483\U0001f483

  6. Ethel MacDonald Reply

    Dumplings are my new thing this winter, go in almost everything lol! We also have a new stove and it has a slow cooker feature 😀 Thanks for the recipe!

  7. The secret to making a photogenic dumpling is to add some dried parsley to the batter.  It adds a nice bit of flavour too!

  8. Richard Reid Reply

    That stew looks really good.
    Went to your web site but couldn’t find it.
    Link, maybe?

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      I honestly love the packaged mix for seasoning for beef stew. Nothing fancy, just beef, veggies and the packaged seasoning. I know, not very foodie-ish but it’s my favourite

    • Richard Reid Reply

      Thanks Karlynn
      This is one place where I think the so-called food experts on the boob tube insult almost every home cook there is. There is nothing wrong with using canned or most pre-packaged food items. They insult us by turning up their collective noses at things like canned tomatoes when that’s what most of us can afford and, as far as tomatoes go, they’re fresher in the can than the ones in the produce department.

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Richard Reid well I like keeping it real! Some things from the package are the best tasting!

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