Veggies & Dumplings

This recipe is a whole food plant-based take on the classic comfort food, Chicken and Dumplings. I love comfort food and this is one of my favorite meals. As I child my Grandma and Mom both made delicious Chicken and Dumplings. Now that I am eating plant-based I had to come up with an alternative.

This recipe has a yummy gravy made with vegetable stock, herbs, and spices. I used turmeric int his gravy. Either you like it or you don’t. If you don’t like the taste don’t put it in the recipe. it does have a strong flavor, which I enjoy. My son did not enjoy that flavor as much.

Health Benefits of Turmeric:

  • may help fight depression
  • may help fight cancer
  • fight inflammation which helps with things like type 2 diabetes
  • helps fight viral infections
  • helps to ease PMS symptoms
  • can lower bad cholesterol

For the dumplings, I like to use whole wheat flour instead of white flour. You could also substitute a gluten-free flour.

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5 from 1 vote

Veggies and Dumplings

Whole food plant-based/vegan take on classic comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, no oil, vegan, whole food plant-based
Servings: 8


  • dutch oven or stock pot


  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 4 carrots, diced or sliced
  • 4 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 cup plant milk, I use unsweetened almond


  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plant milk, I use unsweetened almond


  • Add one cup of vegetable stock, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, turmeric, parsley to dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat.
  • Saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the remaining stock and 1/2 cup plant milk.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, plant milk.
  • Stir until all ingredients well combined.
  • When stock comes to a boil, drop the dumpling dough, heaping tablespoons, into boiling stock.
  • Reduce heat to medium, cover partially, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.


  1. 5 stars
    This looked so good I scrapped my dinner plans and made it. It was fantastic!

    1. Author

      I’m so glad that you liked it! Thanks for the feedback!

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