Bisquick Dumplings: A Delicious Dairy-Free Twist On A Classic Comfort Food

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Bisquick dumplings are a classic comfort food, offering fluffy goodness alongside your favorite stews and soups. But what if you’re dairy-free or simply out of milk? Fear not! This recipe delivers the same delightful dumplings, minus the milk.


Easy Bisquick Dumplings
Easy Bisquick Dumplings

2 cups Bisquick baking mix

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Directions:

    1. Prepare the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the Bisquick mix, baking powder, and salt.

    2. Combine wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix the water and vegetable oil.

    3. Form the dough: Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Avoid overmixing, as this can lead to tough dumplings.

    4. Bring your broth to a simmer: While preparing the dough, bring your favorite broth or stew to a simmer on the stovetop.

    5. Shape the dumplings: With wet or oiled hands, scoop out tablespoons of dough and roll them into smooth balls. Alternatively, you can drop spoonfuls of batter directly into the simmering broth.

    6. Cook the dumplings: Gently drop the dumplings into the simmering broth. Do not overcrowd the pot, as this can prevent them from cooking evenly.

    7. Simmer and serve: Cook the dumplings for 10-12 minutes, or until they float to the surface and are cooked through. Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and serve immediately with your favorite broth or stew.


    For richer-flavored dumplings, substitute vegetable oil with melted butter.

  • Add a teaspoon of dried herbs like thyme or rosemary to the dry ingredients for extra flavor.
  • Leftover cooked dumplings can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in broth or sauce.

  • Nutrition Facts (per dumpling)

    Calories: 120

  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

  • Please note: This is an approximate nutritional value based on the ingredients listed. Actual values may vary depending on the specific brands used.


    These delicious Bisquick dumplings, made without milk, are a versatile addition to any meal. They’re easy to prepare, require minimal ingredients, and can be customized to your taste preferences. So ditch the dairy and enjoy the fluffy goodness of these delightful dumplings!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use a different type of alternative milk instead of water?

    Yes! You can substitute water with unsweetened plant-based milk options like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Keep in mind that the consistency of the dough might vary slightly depending on the milk used.

    2. Why do my dumplings turn out tough?

    Overmixing the dough is the most likely culprit for tough dumplings. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Avoid kneading or working the dough excessively.

    3. How can I tell if my dumplings are cooked through?

    Cooked dumplings will float to the surface of the simmering broth. You can also insert a toothpick into a dumpling; it should come out clean if cooked through.

    4. Can I freeze these dumplings?

    Yes! Uncooked dumplings can be frozen on a baking sheet for up to 3 months. Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. To cook frozen dumplings, simply add them directly to your simmering broth without thawing first, and increase the cooking time by a few minutes.

    5. What can I serve with these dumplings?

    These versatile dumplings pair well with a variety of broths, stews, and soups. Try them with chicken noodle soup, vegetable stew, or a hearty chili. You can also enjoy them on their own with a drizzle of melted butter or a sprinkle of herbs.