When going out to a restaurant may not be an option, these simple and delicious recipes with dumplings will bring a restaurant-worthy meal right to your home.
Cooking with our frozen dumplings is easy. Whether you pan fry, deep fry, or boil them, they make a great focal point of any dish and are an easy choice when you’re looking for a fast and flavorful meal. Each cooking technique provides its own unique texture, helping bring the flavors of the dumpling to life in its own special way. And while you could definitely just cook them and serve them alongside your favorite dipping sauce, it can also be fun to flex your cooking muscles and use them in a recipe—especially when you’re looking for a quick dinner fix.
If you’re on the hunt for an easy dumplings recipe, you’re in the right place. Here are some of our favorite dumpling recipes for when you want to cook something spectacular without spending an entire day in the kitchen.
Kung Pao Chicken & Dumpling Soup:A traditional dumpling soup recipe made anything but basic with the addition of our Kung Pao Chicken Dumplings. All you need is some veggies, some broth, and some pantry staples and you’ll have a cozy soup on the table in no time.
Thai Chicken Dumpling BBQ Skewers: Our Thai Chicken Dumplings recipe can hold its own in any preparation, and it’s the perfect protein for these charred skewers drizzled with a simple homemade BBQ vinaigrette. Use the veggies in the recipe or use whatever vegetables you have in the crisper for a meal that’s guaranteed to be a success with the whole family.
Crispy Dumplings with Lemon Herb Breadcrumbs:China meets Italy with a simple dumpling recipe that takes our Chicken Napa Cabbage Dumplings and crusts them in panko, parmesan, and lemon zest. Serve alongside a fresh green salad and some roasted vegetables for a five-star meal that can be on the table in less than half an hour.
Chicken and Kale Dumpling Lasagna:Dumplings and lasagna? You bet! Our Chicken and Kale Dumplings make an excellent alternative to noodles in this classic lasagna recipe, which uses pre-made marinara and alfredo sauces to save on time (though you could make your own too, if you’re trying to kill those quarantine hours).
And for dessert….
Sweet Potato Dumplings a la Mode: Every meal should have something sweet at the end! Try our mouthwatering Sweet Potato Dumplings fried, topped with ice cream, and drizzled with a sweet and spicy Gojuchang sauce. This recipe has limitless creative potential and is a great way to experiment with bringing classic Asian flavors into a sweet and satisfying dessert.
Stock Up on Frozen Dumplings
There’s no better time than now to practice your culinary skills and get more creative in the kitchen. Visit our Where to Buy page to find out where you can stock up on your favorite frozen dumplings from Chef One Foods, and surprise your family with one of the deliciously unexpected dumpling recipes above. And don’t forget to check out our tips and tricks on how to cook frozen dumplings, which will tell you everything that you need to know about turning a simple frozen dumpling into the star of any meal.
Eating in and eating well can absolutely go hand in hand. Try our easy dumpling recipes above, or use our wide variety of frozen dumplings to craft something that’s all your own. With a dash of creativity and some staple ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can bring the restaurant home—no tip required.