Turkey Dumpling Soup Recipe


Try this turkey dumpling soup for a hot and tasty way to use up you Thanksgiving leftovers.

Remember to take the turkey skin off first (and use breast meat only) and then this recipe will be lower in SmartPoints on the WW Freestyle plan.

This is a crock pot meal so you can start it in the morning and it will be ready at dinner time. Make up a quick tossed salad and grab some of your leftover dinner rolls and you have a complete meal.

Turkey Dumpling Soup

This recipe is not just for around Thanksgiving time. Pick up a turkey breast at the store and have this any time of the year.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Recipe Type:

Soups, Crock Pot, Turkey

Degree of Difficulty:


Ingredients for Soup

  • 8 cups Turkey broth
  • 4 cups Turkey Breast (skinless), 1 inch cubes
  • 10 oz Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 each Celery stalk diced
  • 2 each Carrot, diced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 each Onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 each Bay leaf

Ingredients for Dumplings

  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Parsley, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Shortening
  • 3/4 cup Milk, reduced fat

Directions for Soup

  1. Dice tomatoes, celery, carrots and onion.
  2. Place the turkey broth into the crock pot.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, celery, carrot, peas & onion in the crock pot.
  4. Sprinkle in 2 t of the dried parsley and put in the bay leaf.
  5. Cover and cook on the low temperature setting for 6 hours.
  6. Place the turkey meat into the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 1 hour.

Directions for Dumplings

  1. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, rosemary and parsley.
  2. Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until the mixture becomes coarse.
  3. Add just enough of the milk to the flour mixture to moisten it but leave the mixture thick enough to make mounds with a spoon.
  4. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls into the crock pot.
  5. Cover and put temperature setting to high and cook for 20 without lifting the lid.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 7 hours

Nutrition Facts for Turkey Dumpling Soup

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of servings for this turkey dumpling soup is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 8
Serving Size 1 bowl
Calories 334
Total Fat 9.0g
      Sat Fat 3.1g
Cholesterol 53.3mg
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates 32.5g
      Fiber 3.4g
      Sugar 8.8g
Protein 29.1g

Weight Watchers Points

6 pts
8 pts
7 pts
7 pts

The turkey breast and vegetables were not included when calculating the FreeStyle SmartPoints. All other points do not include the veggies.


When adding the milk to the flour mixture just add a little bit at a time. This will help in making sure the dry ingredients are moistened but still remain thick. If you don't have a pastry cutter, just use a couple of butter knives.

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