Cheesy Potato Dumpling Soup #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

potato dumplings bowl

I love cheese. so when American Family Insurance asked our Sunday Supper Group to participate in an event featuring cheese dishes, I was happy to join in! Thank you, Isabel from Family Foodie for hosting this event!

I’m always looking for something different from spreadable cheddar to smoky Gouda and maybe Colby, or longhorn and anything in between.
One thing I’ve found out about working with cheese is that cheese melts best in soups and sauces if you remove the pot from the heat and slowly whisk the cheese into the hot mixture. Semi-hard cheese like cheddar will blend better than a processed cheese like American. Processed cheese tends to get stringy and grainy; sometimes sinking to the bottom instead of blending in.
You also need to be careful in your recipes that you measure your cheese by either weight or volume. As a guide, an 8-ounce bag of shredded cheddar is approximately 2 cups.
Today I’m sharing a basic cheddar soup recipe and added light mashed potato dumplings and a bit of smoked turkey sausage. The sausage is optional but I liked the added smokiness and texture.

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This soup is very easy and satisfying.

Cheesy Potato Dumpling Soup
Ingredients

• 2 cups cold mashed potatoes fresh or leftovers
• 1/2 cup flour, divided
• 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
• 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
• 1 cup half and half
• 1 cup 2 percent milk
• 1 4-oz jar pimentos, chopped
• 1/2 cup onions
• 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
• 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
• 2 Tablespoons butter
• 2 cups cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• salt and pepper to taste
Method
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Mix potatoes with 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper to taste. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip in extra flour. Flatten.
Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large fry pan. Fry potato dumpling over med-high heat until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while preparing soup.
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In a small sauté pan add 1 tablespoon oil, sausage, onion and pimentos. Fry over medium heat until onions are soft and meat is thoroughly heated, keep warm.
Combine half and half, milk and broth in a large saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly bring to a boil. Allow to thicken. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese. Add sausage, onion and pimentos.
potato dumplings bowl
Divide into individual bowls and add dumplings. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar if desired.

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Cheesy Potato Dumpling Soup #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable
 
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Ingredients
  • • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes fresh or leftovers
  • • ½ cup flour, divided
  • • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • • 1 cup half and half
  • • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • • 1 4-oz jar pimentos, chopped
  • • ½ cup onions
  • • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • • 2 cups cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Mix potatoes with ¼ cup flour, salt and pepper to taste. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip in extra flour. Flatten.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large fry pan. Fry potato dumpling over med-high heat until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while preparing soup.
  4. In a small sauté pan add 1 tablespoon oil, sausage, onion and pimentos. Fry over medium heat until onions are soft and meat is thoroughly heated, keep warm.
  5. Combine half and half, milk and broth in a large saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly bring to a boil. Allow to thicken. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese. Add sausage, onion and pimentos.
  6. potato dumplings bowl
  7. Divide into individual bowls and add dumplings. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar if desired.

 

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40 Responses to Cheesy Potato Dumpling Soup #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

  1. When friends and family start to shiver from chilly winter winds, your soup seems to be a guaranteed warmer-upper. Great tip about using a higher quality cheese vs. a processed one!

  2. Renee says:

    Oh my look at those wonderful dumplings in the tasty soup! Great recipe Cindy.
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  6. So I have never had dumplings, ever. But I think cheesy is the way to start.
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  8. Oh my goodness… Cheese + Potato + Dumpling all in one? Yes please!

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  10. This is a bowl of comfort food right here, Cindy! Cheese…potatoes…smokey sausage…sigh. I want to reach in and grab a bowl. :)
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  11. Save me a bowl, too! I’ll be right over to claim it. Cheese soup with dumplings? Sigh.
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  13. Liz says:

    Potato dumpling soup alone sounds delectable…but adding cheese makes it irresistible! It looks amazing, Cindy!
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  14. Great tip about processed cheese. So true in my experience. These dumplings sound amazing! I love the flavors and of course…the cheese. :)
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  15. sunithi says:

    Love all the flavors in these dumplings! Yummm!

  16. Cheese, potatoes and dumplings all in the same sentence. Sold! Wow, another fabulous recipe Cindy!
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  17. Oh wow, I actually think the turkey sausage is the perfect addition!!
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  18. Potato dumpling + cheese? Yes please…..two bowls!
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  19. Carla says:

    Mmm sounds very comforting and cheesy!
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  22. Carrian says:

    Yum! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try!
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  23. What a great way to jazz up a cheese soup. The potato dumplings sound fantastic!
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  24. Great tips for cooking with cheese, Cindy! And cheese + pimentos + dumplings + soup? What could be better than this?

  25. Susan says:

    This is comfort food to the max!
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  26. I’ve never met a dumpling I didn’t like! I think I’d run the risk of eating the whole pot if I made this soup!
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