Italian Spinach Dumpling & Ground Beef Stew

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

Fluffy and tender spinach-cheese dumplings on top of a hearty stovetop stew.

Top Review by LightEra

Yummy! The kids loved it and actually requested that I make it again soon. They said it tasted like lasagna soup, and that's not a bad description, actually. I personally thought it could use a little more punch -- at least some garlic, maybe a bit of cayenne. Nonetheless, the spinach dumplings were novel and tasty and steamed up well despite my having to substitute shredded gouda for the parmesan since that's what I had on hand. Big kudos to anything that gets my kids to eat that much spinach voluntarily!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, brown ground beef in 2 tablespoons of oil; drain.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, salad dressing, and water; mix well.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat, simmer while preparing dumplings, stirring occasionally.
  5. In medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; blend well.
  6. In small bowl, combine spinach, cheese, 2 tablespoons of oil, egg and 1/4 cup of milk; mix well.
  7. Add to dry ingredients; stir until just moistened, adding more milk if necessary to form a soft dough.
  8. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto hot stew mixture.
  9. Cover tightly.
  10. Simmer 12-15 minutes or until the dumplings are fluffy and no longer doughy on bottom.

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