Carrot Soup With Bacon & Dill Dumplings

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"This is from Food Network by way of breezermom, at the other place it is one of my fav recipes. I used ground turkey"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (356.2 g)
  • Calories 359.6
  • Total Fat - 16.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 140.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1648.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 10.1 g
  • Protein - 24.9 g
  • Calcium - 130.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

1Prepare the dumplings: Cook bacon in a skillet over low heat until tender, not crisp. Add onions, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat until onions are soft, about 7 to 10 minutes. Reserve.

Step 2

Place chicken in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, along with the allspice, potato and egg. Process until chicken is ground, about 2 minutes. Add the milk and process until mixture is thick and sticky. Stir in the reserved Sauteed onion and bacon, along with the dill. Place mixture in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, prepare the soup: Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Cook onions with salt and pepper until soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the chicken stock and cook over moderate heat, uncovered, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, finely chop carrots in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add carrots to soup. Bring to a boil, return to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, until the carrots are soft, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Puree soup in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain back into pot, pressing with the back of a ladle to extract all the juices. Shape dumplings with 2 oval soup spoons dipped in hot water or with slightly wet hands. They should be ovals or balls, about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Drop dumplings carefully into simmering soup and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until they float to the surface. Add milk, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good and interesting soup. I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised! Leftovers for lunch! Made as directed except I had to use dried dill ---just sprinkled a bunch in (didn't measure). Thanks for sharing!

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(9 Feb 2017)