Tomatoes and Dumplings

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

To jazz up this versatile and homey dish, add basil, allspice or thyme to the tomatoes. Additional vegetables, like onions, carrots and celery can also be added to the tomatoes. Herbs like rosemary or tarragon could be mixed into the dumpling batter or add a splash of cream or balsamic vinegar once the dumplings are done.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the tomatoes with juice, butter, sugar and seasonings in a large flat-bottomed kettle.
  2. Heat the tomatoes over medium heat until boiling gently.
  3. Combine the dumpling ingredients together and drop dough by teaspoon, in a single layer, on top of tomatoes.
  4. Reduce the heat to low (the tomatoes on the bottom may scorch if heat is too high).
  5. Cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.
  6. Cover and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and serve.
  8. Garnish with black pepper and extra pats of butter.
Most Helpful

This worked out very well on a busy weekday. I used diced tomatoes, as that is what I had on hand and served a side salad along with it. :)

Lori Mama November 30, 2010

It was late, i was hungry and wanted something comforting but easy. This hit the spot beautifully. They only change I made was to add some fresh basil. Next time i will get fancier but tonight i just wanted pure ease and comfort and yumminess. It fit all 3.

MarraMamba July 17, 2007

So, so very good! I added a bayleaf with the tomatoes and some other spices - oregano, red pepper and garlic powder - otherwise followed the directions to the "t" and it was fabulous! PS: - added shredded chicken breast to the sauce the second time around cuz the DH is soooo NOT a vegetarian - scrumptious! We fried the breast first - then added to the sauce.

Jen Wiehl August 25, 2004