A Hearty Vegetable Stew with Dumplings: A Perfect Comfort Food Recipe

There's something truly special about a warm bowl of hearty vegetable stew on a chilly day. And when you add fluffy dumplings to the mix, it becomes a truly comforting and satisfying meal. In this article, we will share with you our delicious recipe for a hearty vegetable stew with dumplings that will warm both your body and soul. So grab your apron and let's get cooking!


Here's what you'll need for this delectable dish:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk (or plant-based milk for vegan option)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or vegan butter for vegan option)
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Now that we have all the ingredients lined up, let's dive into the cooking process.

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and minced garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, green beans, and corn kernels to the pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Pour in vegetable broth and add the bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

While the stew is simmering,

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt for the dumplings.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the milk. Heat until warm, but not boiling.
  3. Gradually pour the warm milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling batter onto the simmering stew.

Cover with a lid and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through.

Serve hot:

Once the dumplings are cooked through and fluffy, remove them from the heat and let it cool slightly. Ladle into bowls, making sure to include generous portions of both stew and dumplings.

Now it's time to enjoy your comforting bowl of vegetable stew with delicious fluffy dumplings! This hearty recipe is perfect for those cozy evenings when you need a warm hug in a bowl. Serve it with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.

So why wait? Gather your ingredients, put on some soothing music, and indulge in this heartwarming dish that will surely nourish both body and soul.

Bon appétit! 🍲


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