Swede Dumplings


I can’t get enough of stews and soups right now, and I especially love cooking up big batches which I can portion and freeze and thus have a supply of homemade, nourishing and delicious ready meals for those cold, dark evenings when all I crave is a soothing, hot bowl in my hands.


These swede dumplings make a stew or chunky soup extra special and add exciting texture and a delicious sponge for all those flavorsome juices.


Also, check out the nutritional powerhouse going on in these comforting dumplings – 104% of your daily vitamin C needs per serving!

Ingredients: Serves 4, generously

  • 1 KG (approx. 1 medium) Swede, peeled and cubed
  • 6 TBSP/70G Fine semolina flour
  • 10 TBSP/100G Plain flour
  • 2 TBSP/20G Vegan margarine
  • 1 TSP Sea salt
  • 1/2 TSP Ground black pepper


  1. Steam or boil the swede until soft, drain and allow to steam dry, ensuring all excess water is drained off.
  2. Puree the swede with an immersion blender, in a food processor or mash well by hand.
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients, it should be a firm batter of dropping consistency, add more flour if necessary.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to place scoops of batter into a pot of soup of stew and simmer for 20 minutes. Optionally, place under a grill for a minute or two to brown the tops.

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Nutritional Benefits

Low saturated fat

No cholesterol

High in dietary fiber

High in selenium

High in thiamin

Very high in vitamin C

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12 Responses to Swede Dumplings

  1. Perfect dumplings! Can these be cooked in a slow cooker? I’m wondering if potato or a generic free-from flour would be ok or too heavy?

  2. polianthus says:

    Just recently had a conversation with someone about crayfish stew with dumplings – a staple in the caribbean apparently, your recipe looks lovely too

  3. taylfeather says:

    I’m on the same soup/stew kick! Nothing quite like a hot bowl of bliss to warm you through. This looks friggin delish, I’m making it ASAP!

  4. The (Gluten AND Sugar-Free!) Food Gurly says:

    This looks soooo good!

  5. Tami says:

    I had to look up what a swede is and I think it’s what we call either a turnip or a rutabaga! This looks yummy!

  6. Sophie33 says:

    Your stew with the dumplings looks really cool & warm! I just made yesterday a coffee stew with home-made egg-free cheesy dumplings! On my blog soon! 🙂 x

  7. elisabetta says:

    Now I know what to do with a swede! Thank you!

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