Dumpling drop soup
Special to AFN

You’re probably still giving your tummy a rest after the big Thanksgiving meal of turkey, sides and pumpkin pie. So, do yourself – and your tummy – a big favor by making a simple and soothing soup.

It goes down so easy, and with just a few ingredients, in no time at all you’ll have a new favorite meal to share with your family. This tummy-warming dumpling drop soup is the perfect example of turning a little flour and a few eggs into magical dumplings bobbing in chicken broth.

It has become a favorite in our family. The kids can make it as easily as the adults, and is a great reminder that simple can often be sensational!

Five Ingredient Dumpling Drop Soup


3 eggs

3/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon water

2 quarts of chicken broth


In a bowl, beat eggs by hand. Add in 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Vigorously mix the ingredients by hand until there are no lumps. Add 1 tablespoon water and mix.

Bring to boil 2 quarts of chicken broth. Holding the bowl at an angle over the broth, scoop 1 teaspoon mix at a time and drop in broth until all the batter is gone.

Simmer 30 minutes. Enjoy with hard crusted bread.

Technique #1: Drop the dumplings into the soup by taking a small spoon, dip it in the hot broth, then scoop out a spoonful of batter and put the spoon back into the broth so the batter drops into the soup. This creates a gnocchi-like dumpling.

Technique #2: The kids in my family love to take more of the Spatzle approach by dipping the spoon into the batter and then drizzling the batter over the hot broth to create long strips of dumpling.

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