The best recipes for homemade soup dumplings in one place

Have you loved soups since you were little and are not satisfied with just broth with noodles?

If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

We bring you recipes for soup dumplings.

Do you prefer classic liver or yeast?

We’ll leave that up to you!

Liver dumplings

They are a popular variant and are excellent mainly in combination with broths.


  • 500 g mixed liver (ideally veal, but you can also use poultry, pork, beef)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups breadcrumbs (more or less)
  • milk (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix the minced liver, eggs, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. If the mixture is too thick, add milk.
  3. Form walnut-sized balls.
  4. Bring the broth to a boil and add the dumplings.
  5. We lower the temperature and cook, partially covered, for about 15 minutes.
  6. The cooking time depends on the size of the dumplings, we will test by cutting them.
Liver soup dumplings on a plate and a mug

Semolina dumplings

Don’t have liver at home or just don’t feel like it? No problem, a handful of semolina is enough for good dumplings!


  • 3 – 4 spoons of baby semolina
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • nutmeg
  • chopped chives can also be added


  1. Beat the eggs with a fork, add less than half a teaspoon of salt, grate the nutmeg (about three times).
  2. Thicken with semolina so that a thicker dough is formed.
  3. Let it stand for 10 minutes, if the dough is too thick, thin it with a few drops of water, if it is thin, add semolina.
  4. Use a spoon to boil in boiling water, scoop half a teaspoon of dough, the dumplings will rise.
  5. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  6. As soon as they float to the top, remove them to the side in a bowl.
  7. Add to the finished broth and serve.
Semolina soup dumplings in broth in a deep plate

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Meat dumplings

Dumplings don’t have to be just liver or turkey. Try our fantastic minced meat dumplings.


  • 80 g of minced meat
  • 30 g buns
  • 1 egg
  • 10 g of butter
  • 20 g of onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • some parsley


  1. Add eggs and diced bread to the meat.
  2. Chop the onion into small pieces, which we foam in butter.
  3. Add onion, chopped parsley, salt and pepper to the meat mixture.
  4. We wipe everything and let it stand for 45 minutes.
  5. Then we sprinkle the cutting board with breadcrumbs and form small meat dumplings, which we cook in the soup.
Soup meat dumplings with broth.

Yeast dumplings

Yeast dumplings are not only cheap, but also tasty! You will see that you will be pleasantly surprised.


for 20 dumplings of approx. 3-4 cm size

  • 2 packages of fresh yeast
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons semi-coarse flour
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • green herbs (chopped chives or parsley, licorice, marjoram)
  • salt pepper


  1. Fry the chopped onion in butter over a low heat until translucent.
  2. Add the crushed yeast and let it dissolve. When the yeast forms a liquid slurry.
  3. Pour in the flour and fry briefly.
  4. Put the mixture in a bowl to cool.
  5. Beat the eggs into the cooled yeast mixture
  6. Season with salt and pepper, add herbs
  7. Thicken with breadcrumbs so that the mass is pliable.
  8. Let’s form round dumplings from the mass. If the dough is sticky, we can help ourselves with breadcrumbs in which we wrap our fingers together with the dumpling mixture.
  9. Put the shaped dumplings into the salted boiling water.
  10. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  11. As soon as they float to the top, remove them to the side in a bowl.
  12. Add to the finished broth and serve.
Yeast soup dumplings in broth in two plates

Turkey dumplings

If you have turkey at home, try the dumplings, which will make your soup really special.


  • 60 g of turkey
  • 25 g of butter
  • one yolk and egg white
  • 2 eggs
  • 40 g of flour
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • pinch of salt
  • parsley, chives and a pinch of nutmeg


  • Combine the turkey and butter and beat until frothy.
  • Add egg yolk, flour and breadcrumbs.
  • Mix everything, finally mix in the whipped egg whites lightly.
  • Add salt, nuts and herbs to taste.
  • Cook in salted water for 6 – 10 minutes.
  • Best served with broth.
Turkey soup dumplings in broth in a pot

Dumplings can in some cases replace the jam and “thicken” the soup.

If you want to thicken soups in a different way, read our recipes for soup preserves .

And which dumplings are your favorite? Write to us in the comments.

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