Mexican Corn Dumpling Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by piranhabriana

A totally delicious and different soup - our local grocery store was making this last week and I got the recipe. The recipe called for 1 Tbsp chili powder originally but for my own personal taste I reduced it to 1/2 Tbsp. It also makes a fantastic vegetarian dish if you omit the meat - you get the protein from the beans and the heaviness from the dumplings!

Top Review by goldcross52

I bought a southwestern rotisserie chicken and shredded it. I used canned chicken broth with garlic. I used parsley instead of the cilantro. I put a little chili powder and cheese in the dumpling batter. This was very good and easy to make. The best thing was that the kids loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in olive oil for 3 minutes until tender. Add chili powder and garlic.
  2. Add meat thru diced tomatoes and simmer covered.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine cornmeal, salt, hot water, and oil. Dough will be soft and dry.
  4. Roll 1 tsp of dough into a ball and add to soup. Repeat until all dough has been used (about 24 balls).
  5. Simmer for 3 minutes, until dumplings float.
  6. Garnish with cilantro, lime juice, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream if desired.

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