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2 Ways to Satisfy Your Craving for Dumplings Without Making Dough

2 Ways to Satisfy Your Craving for Dumplings Without Making Dough

These store-bought tricks for making dumplings at home are pretty great

You can fill your dumplings with simple fillings, like this spiced pork dumpling.

Steamed, pan-fried, boiled, deep-fried — oh, how I love dumplings in any iteration, especially the speed at which they arrive at my apartment door. (Honestly, how did people survive winter before food delivery?)

But what happens when you find yourself with a dumpling craving and you are out of dumpling delivery range? Or maybe you just want to try cooking something new? Either way, make life simple and skip the trickiest part of dumpling fabrication — making the dumpling dough — by using store-bought dough.

Here we have two ways that are absolutely not chef-approved for hacking your way through dumpling crafting — but they work. Your first option: wonton wrappers. The thin skin of the store-bought wonton wrappers makes the perfect frosted, glassy, semi-translucent skin that you are used to seeing encase you dollar pork, shrimp, or vegetable dumplings. Never mind that wonton wrappers and Chinese jiaozi dumpling skins are made from different ingredients — your dumpling-starved mouth won’t mind.

Your second option: canned biscuit dough. That can of flaky biscuit dough sitting in the fridge is a batch of dumplings waiting to happen. Divide each biscuit into three layers, and then press the layers into thin dumpling skins (be careful not to tear the dough). Then spoon your favorite filling, such as this Simple Pork and Chive Dumplings recipe or this Easy Vegetarian Dumpling recipe. Gather the edges of your dough into a beggar’s purse shape, and then (this is where things become very unconventional) bake your dumplings on a baking sheet in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve your dumplings with a sweet spicy-chile sauce or ponzu and enjoy!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!


Bread Dumplings

German Bread Dumplings are a perfect side dish for anything with gravy! This traditional Bavarian recipe made from stale bread tastes so delicious with roasts or a simple mushroom sauce.

Bread dumplings are a traditional Bavarian side dish, made from bread, milk, onion, eggs, and herbs. When cooked, the dumplings are airy, have a tender texture, and go with anything saucy, like a roast, goulash, Jagerschnitzel, but they also taste delicious served with mushroom sauce for a vegetarian option.

If you like stuffing, you will love this traditional German recipe! The ingredients and texture is kind of similar. Semmelknödel are pretty easy to make, much easier than Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings) in my opinion and they go perfect with anything that comes with gravy or sauce! Serve them with a roast, goulash, and more!