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Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Dumplings

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Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup is topped off with Cheddar Dumplings and melted cheese on top all come together for one scrumptiously easy meal!

Continuing my mad dash, head long, into Fall… I decided to do a little twist on the classic Chicken and Dumplings.

Creamy chicken broccoli soup with cheddar and dumplings

Don’t mistake me… I love the classic! I just wanted to see if I could pair dumplings with another favorite…creamy chicken broccoli soup.

I’m so glad I went out on a limb. This is one of the most comforting dishes I’ve ever had, and it will be appearing frequently on the menu this Fall and Winter. This dish has a lot of “cheats” that make it quick and easy to make without compromising flavor or quality!

Let’s do this! (I think I’m a little excited…no time for chit-chat today! Mark this day on your calendar friends.)

How To Make Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Dumplings

In a large soup pot, with a lid, add your first “cheat”….two cans cream of chicken soup! Add two cups (or two cans) of milk, and one can chicken broth. Time for your second “cheat”…1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken. Add 1/2 cup diced celery, 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes, 1 package frozen broccoli cuts, 1/4 cup finely shredded carrots, salt and pepper to taste.

Stir that all together, cover, place over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for 30 minutes. (Hurry go fold a load of laundry!)

frozen broccoli and soup ingredients in a pot

Dumpling time. Here comes cheat number 3… Bisquick! Yep, that’s right…we’re using that All-American quick baking mix for these dumplings!  (Why? Cause we have laundry to fold and 5th grade math to figure out!!!)

In a medium bowl add 2 cups Bisquick, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese.

flour and biscuit ingredients with grated cheese

Mix together. (Am I amazing you with the difficulty level of this recipe? I told ya…easy peasy!)

Tip: You may need to add more milk if mixture is too dry. You want a wet sticky dough that can be dropped by the spoonful into the soup.

dumpling batter for soup

Bring the soup to a low boil. Give it another good stir.

cheesy broccoli soup in the pot

Add the “dumplings” by dropping a large heaping Tablespoon into the boiling soup. Start going around the outer edge, leaving about a 1/2 inch to an inch space between each dumpling. Then drop two – three more dumplings into the center.

Cover with lid and allow to cook for 10 minutes.

cheddar dumplings in broccoli soup

Remove lid and sprinkle with cheese. See the bubbles in the nooks of the dumplings? That’s what ya want to see. Cover and turn heat off. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

dumplings and soup with cheddar cheese on top

Reverently remove lid. (We’re about to share a moment…)

Shhhhhhhh! Let’s just have a moment of silence for those big fluffy cheesy dumplings!!! Aren’t the absolutely splendid!!!!

cheddar cheese melted on top of dumplings

Dive in and scoop up a dumpling. Place it in a soup bowl. Ladle several scoops of that delicious creamy chicken and broccoli soup around that big beautiful dumpling.

bowl full of broccoli soup with cheesy dumplings

I don’t want to steal another soup companies “slogan”…but this really is “Mmmmmm, Mmmmm, Good!”

It’s a complete meal! Chicken, Veggies, a rich delicious soup, and that amazing plump cheddar dumpling! You don’t need anything else to go with this all-in-one dish. Your family will love this meal!


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Yield: 8 servings

Creamy Chicken Broccoli with Cheddar Dumplings

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Dumplings

A quick easy one pot meal. Rich creamy chicken and broccoli soup is topped off with big fluffy cheesy dumplings for the perfect comfort dish!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Inactive Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups milk (or two cans of milk)
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1 - 14 oz. bag frozen broccoli florets
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided in half



  1. In a large pot, with a lid, place all the soup ingredients. Mix well. Cover and Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.


  1. In a medium bowl mix two cups of bisquick, 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese to form a wet sticky dough. If dough is too dry add more milk a Tablespoon at a time to get the desired consistency.
  2. Bring soup to a low boil.
  3. Drop dumpling dough into the boiling soup by the heaping Tablespoon full. Start around the outer edge leaving a 1/2 - 1 inch space between the dumplings. Drop two - three more dumplings in the center. You should 8 - 9 dumplings.
  4. Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove lid and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover, turn off heat, and allow to "rest" for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:


8 servings

Serving Size:

1 dumpling and 1 1/2 cups of soup.

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1453mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

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Noelle Torres

Thursday 21st of September 2017

Thumbs up!! This was delicious and a recipe that I will definitely be repeating. I saw your photo of it and was immediately drawn in...until I found out it was dumplings. You see, I had never had dumplings in my life and wasn't sure what to expect. I was imagining some kind of soggy, doughy bread lumps in soup. But I just had to try it because it looked so good, and the recipe was so easy. I was so pleasantly surprised! The dumplings turned out great. I "get it" now. They just work. Not soggy, not doughy. The soup was delicious and the perfect amount of "sauce" for the dumplings. I ate two whole servings, even though one was quite filling. My husband and I agreed that we should make this for his parents when they come to visit again. We think they'll love it!!

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Thursday 21st of September 2017

Hi Noelle! You sweet heart! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. I was just like you when I first heard of "dumplings". I thought..."Nooooo!" Then Aunt Janie made us chicken and dumplings one winter and I was hooked!!! So good! I love visiting with's even better when the friend is your cousin! Love ya girl! So happy you loved this recipe. ~Norine

The Better Baker

Thursday 14th of September 2017

Comfort food at its finest! Love your creativity. This sounds absolutely marvy.

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Thursday 14th of September 2017

Thanks Marsha! Sometimes you just gotta step out of the box and go wild! lol ;) You're the best! Happy Nesting! Norine


Tuesday 12th of September 2017

This looks so hearty and delicious! Oh, and those cheese dumplings, look absolutely heavenly! Comfort food at its finest! I love the little "cheats"! I'm all for shortcuts! Thanks for sharing, Norine! :)

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Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Hi Deb! Thank you for the kind compliments! I'm so glad you like this dish. Sometimes I get idea's and I'm never sure how they will turn out...I think I know...but I've been a little surprised sometimes. This dish was a delightful success. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me. I LOVE visiting with my "nesting" friends. Have an AWESOME week! ~Norine

Little Quiltsong

Saturday 9th of September 2017

We've always loved Broccoli soup, but with Cheese Dumplings - Mmmmmm - you are right - extra special. Thank you, Norine :)!

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Monday 11th of September 2017

You are so welcome! Sometimes a recipe doesn't photograph as well as I want it to...which makes me really sad, especially when it is super easy to make and SO yummy. I want that to come across in the photo's. This was one of those recipes I worried about. I just hoped that "true" dumpling lovers would get that big ol' cheesy fluffy lump sitting in the middle of that creamy broccoli soup! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Ya made my day! ;) Have a Super Great Week! ~Norine

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