Original Bisquick Dumplings Recipe


Do you love delicious, buttery, flaky dumplings in your stews but don’t have the time or the means to make them from scratch? Do you need a simple, easy dinner that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters? That’s where this copycat Bisquick dumplings recipe comes in.

Bisquick is an incredibly versatile pre-mixed batter base that comes from General Mills and is sold under Betty Crocker brands. This useful boxed mix consists of flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder and can be used to quickly and easily make perfect pancakes, donuts, pretzels, pie crusts, waffles, biscuits, and dumplings.

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What is in original Bisquick mix?

Original Bisquick mix typically contains enriched flour, leavening agents (like baking soda and sodium aluminum phosphate), partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil, dextrose, and salt. This pre-made baking mix is designed for convenience in making pancakes, biscuits, and other recipes, although the specific formulation can vary and may have changed over time, especially regarding the use of partially hydrogenated oils.

How to Make Original Bisquick Dumplings

To use this mix, simply mix the Bisquick with the appropriate liquids and cook accordingly. Depending on what you intend to create, those liquids may be any combination of eggs, milk, oil, or water. Using Bisquick is a terrific way to make baked goods and pastries.

Bisquick is very versatile so you can make a wide variety of delicious foods from it, it’s also shelf-stable so you can keep it on hand indefinitely in-between your sumptuous creations. Most importantly, Bisquick is also quick, easy, and consistent. The mix is perfectly calibrated, eliminating the time and guess work that comes from gathering and mixing dry ingredients yourself, yielding perfectly delicious results every time.

Of course, one of the most delicious uses for this boxed mix is making dumplings to go into stews. As you will find out below, these dumplings are a simple path to delicious comfort food salvation.

The beauty of using Bisquick to make dumplings is that they are as simple and easy to make as they are delicious. To make these Bisquick dumplings, it shockingly only requires two ingredients: Bisquick baking mix and milk. All the equipment you will need is a bowl, a whisk, a butter knife, a rubber spatula, and a spoon.

While there are only two required ingredients to make these biscuits, another blessing of this recipe is that you can also add any herbs, cheeses, spices, or any other flavorings you desire to the dry mix. Parsley, thyme, rosemary, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, grated parmesan cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese are all great additions to these dumplings.

Simply mix the Bisquick and milk together to form a soft dough. Then, let the dough sit for 5-10 minutes to rise. The key to making the best dumplings is not overmixing them, if you mix them for too long, they will get too dense and too chewy.

So, to cook these dumplings, get a pot of your favorite stew to a rolling simmer and drop spoonfuls of the dough into the stew. Next, reduce the heat on the stew and cook uncovered for 10 minutes to cook the bottoms of the dumplings. Finally, cover the pot and cook for another 10 minutes to cook the tops of the dumplings through. The result will be a beautiful, delicious, raft of buttery, flaky goodness floating elegantly on top of the stew while absorbing all the wonderful taste below.

Original Bisquick Dumplings Recipe

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Making copycat Bisquick dumplings is really as easy to make as they are delicious to eat. You’re going to really enjoy these dumplings as they can compliment almost any dish including stew.


  • 2 Cups 2 of biscuit baking mix (Bisquick)

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 of milk

  • Any herbs, cheeses, spices, or other flavorings (optional)

  • Pot of your favorite stew or mushroom soup


  • Get a pot of your favorite stew cooking and bring it to a slow simmer.
  • Measure out the baking mix by filling a cup measure and using a butter knife to level off the cup so you have an exact measurement. 
  • Whisk the baking mix, milk, and any optional ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix just until a soft dough forms, no more. You should not mix any longer than two minutes.
  • Let the dough sit for 5-10 minutes to rise.
  • Bring the stew to a rolling simmer. Drop the dough by large spoonfuls into the stew. Continue until all the dough is used. Be sure to use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and get all the bits of dough out.
  • Reduce the heat of the stew to low and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, this will help cook the bottoms of the dumplings.
  • Cover the pot and cook for another 10 minutes to cook the tops of the dumplings all the way through.
  • Serve hot!


  • Make sure to add in a number of tsps of your favorite seasoning/herbs before adding in the milk.
  • Your stew should be boiling when you add in these delicious dumplings. Lower temperature closer to the dish being ready to avoid the dumplings turning soggy.
  • To ensure the right consistency throughout, accuracy of measurement is key.

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Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories105
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 350mg 15%
  • Potassium 50mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Protein 2g 4%

  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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What To Serve This With

Of course, one does not just eat these dumplings on their own, they’re usually served on top of a delicious stew, soaking up all of the amazing flavors. A classic chicken and vegetable stew is particularly well-suited for taking in these dumplings, but beef stew, mushroom stew, chicken paprikash, or any other stew you can imagine would all be sensational vessels to serve these dumplings with.


This recipe is incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. It’s so easy and convenient to just mix together the Bisquick and the milk to make the dough for the dumplings. This is so much easier than trying to make your own dumpling dough and it is also much more consistent. Making dumplings is chemistry, and Betty Crocker just took all the hard work out of it without sacrificing the flavor. These dumplings also keep in the fridge for up to a week and they reheat wonderfully.

The boxed mix is amazingly versatile, which means that you can adapt it to a wide variety of different stews. With these different stews, you can add so many of your own flavorings and your own twists to them. The only limit is your imagination!

The most amazing thing about these dumplings is that they are not only delicious in their own right, but they’re like pillowy little sponges, soaking up the flavors from tasty stews, making the foods you already love that much more enjoyable! These dumplings are the perfect comfort food that will be loved by the whole family.

They’re buttery, they’re rich, they’re flaky, and they have a delightful chewy texture that is sure to be a crowd favorite. Next time you’re looking for a quick, easy, and sensationally tasty meal, look no further than your favorite stew with these Bisquick original dumplings!

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