Vegetable Soup with Vegetarian Dumplings

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The vegetable soup with dumplings recipe is so quick and simple to make. Add whatever vegetables you like to make it your own and make sure you serve up plenty of those dumplings on top!

Do you eat a lot of soup? We’ve been getting more into it this winter. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you’ll know that it’s been an uphill battle to get Will on board with the whole soup for dinner thing.

When we first moved in together I felt like I’d won a massive victory when I got him to eat this pasta and chickpea soup for dinner despite the fact that it’s mostly carbs, let’s be honest.

Nowadays Will is much more cooperative with the soup eating (he always comes round to my way of thinking, it’s why I love him 💕) and now we’ve got a whole collection of soups we make pretty regularly. And this vegetable soup with dumplings is our new favourite.

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Ahhh dumplings. There’s something so insanely wonderful about flour, butter and salt and pepper mixed together and cooked on top of soup or stew. They get soft and tender and so perfectly flavoured. This recipe for vegetarian dumplings is completely awesome and just as good as a dumpling made with suet.

As much as I love fancy, complex, flavourful food sometimes I really just want a bowl of soup with dumplings.

And that’s not to say that this vegetable soup with dumplings isn’t a big fat flavour bomb. It definitely is. Something as simple as vegetables and stock can have layers and layers of flavour.

A bowl of Vegetable Soup with Dumplings topped with thyme sprigs

The great thing about this soup is that you can use it as a base recipe and add whatever you fancy.

Got some leftover roast chicken? Stir it through before serving. Add a tin or two of beans or some pearl barley to bulk it out if you want a heartier dinner. Or simply switch out the vegetables for whatever’s in season. 

Pretty much anything would work in here so make it your own!

Why we love this chunky vegetable soup with dumplings:

  • This recipe is so easy to make which makes it the perfect thing to add to your winter meal plan
  • It’s also really quick taking just 40 minutes from start to finish so it can easily be made on a weeknight
  • The soup itself is gluten free so you could easily leave off the dumplings to avoid the gluten
  • This vegetable soup recipe is great for feeding a family or crowd because you can easily multiply the recipe according to how many servings you need
  • This easy vegetable soup is also vegan so you can leave off the dumplings and serve up a hearty and warming vegan soup


  • Oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Leek
  • Bay Leaves
  • Dried Dill
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Potatoes
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

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Ladleful of vegetable soup with dumplings

I think a lot of people think of a veg soup recipe like this as something that takes too long for a weeknight but it’s actually so much quicker than you think.

It’s ultimate comfort food and it works all year round, I don’t care what anyone says. Especially if you live in crappy old England (have I mentioned I hate the weather here?!) and it’s basically low to slightly less low temperatures all year round.


  1. Fry the onions then add most of the vegetables to the pot along with the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil.
  2. After 10 minutes add the potato then make the dumplings while the soup is cooking.


  1. Mix the flour, grated butter and salt and pepper together and shape into dumplings.
  2. Drop the dumplings on top of the soup and cook for 10 minutes. Serve.

Two bowls of vegetable soup with dumplings on a tea towel on a blue background

The only bad thing about this vegetable soup with dumplings? It is very very difficult to make it look good on camera. It’s pretty safe to say that soup and dumplings is just pretty ugly.

Fortunately the levels of deliciousness means that it doesn’t matter, I challenge you to sit with a bowl of this in front of you when you’re hungry and not think it’s the most perfect bowl of food you’ve ever seen. Oh and don’t forget the side of crusty bread!

Pot of vegetable soup with dumplings on a blue background

Oh oh oh, also, if you want to make more dumplings (which you obviously do) and to find out how to make dumplings with suet then try this beef soup with dumplings too. 

Suet is definitely supposed to be one of the most disgusting things ever…I just looked it up and it’s described as ‘raw, hard fat of beef or mutton’…I’ll stop now because I don’t want you not to make that recipe. Despite its gross-sounding-ness it is absolutely delicious and works excellently in dumplings.


Since these dumplings are mostly made up of flour and butter they’re definitely not the healthiest of recipes but I like to think that the super healthy soup makes up for it!

Bowl of vegetable soup with dumplings on a towel

How to make dumplings without suet?

Anyway, the dumplings in this vegetable soup are just made with butter and flour and a little seasoning and they are pretty much perfect. If you’re wanting something a little bit more exciting then you could make these into herby dumplings with the help of a little fresh thyme mixed into the dough.

I would suggest you consider making a double serving of dumplings, just sayin’.

Two bowls of vegetable soup with dumplings with a pot of soup in the background

Bowl of vegetable soup with dumplings with a pot of soup in the background

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Vegetable Soup with Vegetarian Dumplings

The vegetable soup with dumplings recipe is so quick and simple to make. Add whatever vegetables you like to make it your own and make sure you serve up plenty of those dumplings on top!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 3 Carrots chopped
  • 1 Leek chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Dried Dill
  • 1.4 litres Vegetable Stock
  • 3 Potatoes chopped
  • 1-1 ½ tsp Salt
  • Fresh Parsley

For the Dumplings

  • 250 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 125 g Butter grated
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the garlic, carrot, leek, bay leaves, pepper, dill and salt. Stir everything together then add the vegetable stock. 
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes then add the potato and simmer for another 10 minutes. While the soup is cooking mix together the flour, butter and a sprinkling of salt and pepper for the dumplings. Rub between your fingers until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs then add a splash of water and work into 12 dumplings. 
  • Drop the dumplings on to the top of the soup and then cover with a lid and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve topped with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Soup with Vegetarian Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 766mg32%
Potassium 587mg17%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 5885IU118%
Vitamin C 16.6mg20%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply
    05/04/2018 at 12:33 PM

    5 stars
    I love soup with dumplings! I used to make a chicken and dumplings soup a long time ago, but it’s been a while. Your dumplings look delicious!

    • Reply
      05/04/2018 at 1:15 PM

      Thank you Danielle!

  • Reply
    05/04/2018 at 12:36 PM

    I love dumplings and this soup is so comforting I would love a bowl pass me a spoon!

    • Reply
      05/04/2018 at 1:15 PM

      Thanks Claudia!

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    Veena Azmanov
    05/04/2018 at 1:02 PM

    5 stars
    mmm this soup looks so tender. I like that it can be cooked fast and easy. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner. I definitely want to try this recipe, and I’m sure it’s very tasty. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

    • Reply
      05/04/2018 at 1:14 PM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    05/04/2018 at 1:12 PM

    5 stars
    After I had my first son, a friend brought us chicken and dumplings. I’d never had it before (and I still don’t know how I got to that age without doing so!). It was such a cozy, comforting meal at a time when I needed exactly that…and this recipe is bringing back those memories fast and hard! I love that you kept this completely vegetarian, but with the same punchy flavors as the classic chicken version. Pinning and trying soon!

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      05/04/2018 at 1:14 PM

      That is so lovely, what a nice friend! I hope you’ll enjoy this soup as much 🙂

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    05/04/2018 at 1:13 PM

    5 stars
    I could eat soup for every meal and year round! This looks so good! Love the addition of dumplings. My grandmother makes them often for her split pea soup 🙂 So good!

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      08/04/2018 at 11:31 AM

      That sounds delicious! 🙂

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    Edyta at Innocent Delight
    05/04/2018 at 2:42 PM

    5 stars
    It looks like such an amazing comfort soup. I’d love to have a bowl now.

  • Reply
    Food Lover
    08/04/2018 at 7:27 AM

    5 stars
    This soup with dumplings is looking so much delicious. Thank you for sharing 🙂 And I also want to have a bowl now 🙂 lovely..

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