Bacon-Cheddar Soup with Dumplings

Bacon-Cheddar Soup with Dumplings

A creamy soup, packed with smoky bacon, sharp cheddar, broccoli, and mushrooms can only be improved by adding one thing: homemade pillowy dumplings. They’re surprisingly easy to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!




15 Mins

Cook Time

45 Mins



6 slices Schneiders® Butcher Cut Double Smoked Bacon, sliced into ½-inch strips

3 carrots, diced

1 large onion, diced

4 stalks celery, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp picked thyme leaves

1 (354 mL) can evaporated milk

1 L reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 cups frozen broccoli florets

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp granulated sugar

¼ tsp picked thyme leaves

1/8 tsp black pepper

¾ cup milk


Heat large soup pot over medium

heat; cook bacon, stirring, until

rendered and crisp, about 6 minutes.

With slotted spoon, remove bacon to

paper towel-lined plate and reserve.

Spoon out 2 tbsp of the fat and

reserve. Add carrots, onion, celery,

garlic, salt and pepper to pan; sauté

until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add flour and thyme; cook, stirring, for

1 minute. While stirring constantly,

gradually add evaporated milk and

then stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat

to simmer.

Dumplings: Meanwhile, mix flour,

baking powder, garlic salt, sugar,

thyme, and black pepper in medium

bowl. With fork, stir in milk and

reserved bacon fat until just


Using cookie scoop or tablespoon,

drop dough by rounded 1

tablespoonfuls into simmering soup.

Cover the pot partially with lid;

simmer on low until dumplings are

firm and no longer doughy inside, 15

to 18 minutes.

Add broccoli and cheddar and cook,

stirring gently, until heated through

and cheese is melted, about 3

minutes. Sprinkle with reserved bacon.

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