Veggie Dumpling Soup (Vegan) Recipe - (2024)


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"This is a WONDERFUL hearty meal, for a sick person especially; the veggie version of chicken noodle soup. Great winter soup meal.You could always do the stock in the crock pot, transfer it to the stove, and make the dumplings when you are about ready to eat. But know that the veggies will get super soft this way. If you use eggs and prefer, sub 1/2 cup water with 2 beaten eggs. This will cut the dumpling cooking time to 20 minutes at most altitudes."


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12-14 cups soup




  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, cut into rounds (white part only, or 1-inch of greens if they look good)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 14 teaspoon thyme (dry, or bunch fresh)
  • 14 teaspoon parsley (dry, or bunch fresh)
  • 4 small carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, halved the long way, then chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14 cup nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
  • 8 cups water or 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 12 teaspoons celery salt
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 12 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons soymilk


  • Heat oil; add onion, leek, bay leaf, thyme, and parsley.
  • Cook on a low setting for 10 to 12 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • Bring up the heat to medium or medium-high.
  • Add the carrots, celery, and garlic.
  • Stir occasionally until carrots are done or mostly done, 10 minutes or so. When vegetables are cooked, stir in the nutritional yeast flakes; they will get creamy with the veggies and oil.
  • Add 8 cups water (2 quarts), and salt.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • While water is coming up to a boil (it will do so quickly!) put the dumplings together.

  • Mix wet in one bowl, dry in another. Pour wet into dry and combine until a heavy dough forms.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface for 1 minute. If dough is sticky add a bit more flour until it is fairly dry.
  • Let dough rest 5 minutes.
  • Roll out to 1/8" thickness and cut into 2 x 1" strips (or whatever size you find easy to work with though they'll take a lot longer to cook if they are bigger).
  • Drop into boiling broth; cover and simmer 20 to 35 minutes.
  • The non-egg version needed to cook longer than my original version, but I'm also high altitude. Taste for doneness. They'll seem mealy if they're not done yet. When done they are sort of like thick noodles or a biscuit or something. Yummy and hearty. If in doubt, let them cook another 5 minutes and taste again.

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  1. This soup is the best. It's incredibly simple and inexpensive to make. I love that it's vegan and you can virtually eat as much as you like without feeling like you overdid it because of all the wonderful, whole ingredients. I've made it a couple times with potatoes added and loved it just the same. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Kelsey P.

  2. I just made this for my vegan daughter. She liked it! Good soup for a snowy day. We had pretty much everything needed to make it. We didn't have celery so I used canned water chestnuts. I kneaded the dough into a tube and slices off thin pieces to drop into the boiling broth. Worked fine!

    M S.411

  3. Thank you so much for the recipe. I used Better than Bouillon no chicken broth base (2 Tbs. Paste with 8 cups water). I doubled the seasonings. Infused the wet dumpling ingredients with 1/3 cup finely shredded carrot. I diced some vegan beyond chicken meat at the end, so good!!!

    Holly C.




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Why do my soup dumplings have no soup? ›

Why is there no soup in my soup dumplings? There are a few possible culprits here. Overcooking dumplings can cause the soup inside to evaporate. But if they're left to cool for too long, the gelatin in the soup will solidify.

Can I use agar agar instead of gelatin in soup dumplings? ›

We can use agar agar powder and vegetable broth to substitute the gelatin powder and chicken stock in this current recipe to make the soup jelly filling vegan friendly.

How do they get the soup in soup dumplings? ›

The fillings for soup dumplings are typically made from seasoned pork, and the aspic or gelatin is made by cooking down broth and letting it cool and congeal. The dough must be kneaded to be extremely soft and smooth before it is rolled into a thin, flat circle.

Can you get soup dumplings at Costco? ›


Our delicious chicken soup dumplings are made with a rich, savory broth. From freezer to table in a few short minutes, they're perfect as an appetizer, main course, or even a midnight snack!

What's the difference between wonton soup and dumpling soup? ›

Wrappers: Wonton wrappers are thinner, are usually square, and may contain egg. Dumpling wrappers are thicker, are usually round, and don't require egg. Filling: Dumplings can be filled or unfilled. Wontons always have a well-seasoned filling.

Why is my soup so tasteless? ›

If a soup is tasting bland in the bowl, consider adding acid rather than salt. A squeeze of lemon or lime, or a dash of yogurt or sour cream can add brightness to the bowl. Start with the basics. Ensure you've added enough salt and black pepper.

Is vegan gelatin the same as agar agar? ›

Gelatin: Can You Substitute Agar for Gelatin? Agar and gelatin serve similar purposes as gelling agents and thickening agents in various recipes. While gelatin is made from animals, agar is made from red algae, which makes it a popular vegetarian substitute for gelatin.

Why are my soup dumplings gummy? ›

If you overcook your dumplings in the steamer or when boiling, the dough of the wrappers will have a gummy texture that isn't very pleasant, and your filling might get dry and tough. If you overcook them in the pan, you risk a similar gummy texture on top and a bitter, burnt crust on the bottom.

Can I use Jello instead of agar agar? ›

Agar is more potent than gelatin. Mixing one teaspoon of agar powder (or one tablespoon of agar flakes) with one cup of liquid will produce a reliable gelling agent. By contrast, you would need eight teaspoons of gelatin powder to produce a similar consistency.

What is the difference between soup dumplings and dumplings? ›

What makes xiao long bao different from other types of dumplings is its super delicate skin that's thin and elastic, yet soft and almost transparent. They are both filled with that delicious gelatin that turns into soup when cooked. The main difference is that xiao long bao are steamed instead of pan-fried.

What is dumpling soup called? ›

Mandu-guk (만두국, 饅頭-) or dumpling soup is a variety of Korean soup (guk) made by boiling mandu (dumplings) in a beef broth or anchovy broth mixed with beaten egg. Mandu-guk. Alternative names. Dumpling soup.

How do you keep dumplings from falling apart in soup? ›

The steam that builds up by covering the pot is what cooks the dumplings. Don't boil or stir the dumplings. Vigorous boiling and stirring will cause the dumplings to fall apart.

How do you eat Trader Joe's soup dumplings? ›

To prepare the dumplings, add them to a microwave-safe bowl and cover them with chicken broth. Microwave the dumplings on high for 2 minutes, then season the broth with soy sauce, chili crisp, and sesame oil, and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

What is the name of the soup dumplings at Costco? ›

Mila Pork Xiao Long Bao Soup Dumplings - 50 Dumplings Per Bag, 3 Bags Total | Costco.

Why is my soup not soupy? ›

Sometimes soup just needs to simmer longer to reach the perfect consistency. Check to see if the vegetables are tender, and then taste the broth.

What happens if you cook dumplings too long? ›

You'll know you've overcooked the dumplings when the wrapper is disintegrated. If you overcook your dumplings in the steamer or when boiling, the dough of the wrappers will have a gummy texture that isn't very pleasant, and your filling might get dry and tough.

How do you know when soup dumplings are done? ›

Cover and steam until fully cooked through (10 minutes for shrimp-only siu mai; 12–14 minutes for soup dumplings). Look for the dumpling skin to become slightly translucent, and for a visible well of liquid to form at the bottom of the dumpling. Serve immediately.

Can you overcook dumplings in soup? ›

Overcooking can also make dumplings chewy, so cook them just until they are puffed and cooked through and then remove from the heat and serve.

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