Bacon Bread Dumplings

When I get tired of potatoes, rice, and pasta but still want carbs, I throw some bread into the rotation. As in these bacon bread dumplings, because everything is better with bacon. If you don’t belong to the masses of bacon lovers (ahem, daughter) you can leave it out. They are good even without the bacon.

Originating from Austrian, German, and Czech cuisine, dumplings spread throughout the Europe with variations. They can be made of ground liver (yuck), semolina (to drop into soup), or potatoes (dessert).

Serve these bacon bread dumplings with saucy dishes, like my red wine goulash you see in a picture below. These puppies are perfect for scooping up meat juices and a good way to use up leftover bread. But don’t limit their consumption with only rich fall and winter meals. They go great with creamy mushroom or cheesy sauces any time of the year. What is your go-to side dish?

Bacon Bread Dumplings

 

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Ingredients:
Makes 6 dumplings

2 tablespoons butter
½ pounds bread, cut into small cubes
2-3 slices bacon, finely chopped
¼ cup yellow onion, minced
2 eggs
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
Directions:

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and toss until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Add bacon and onions to the skillet and sauté until browned. Add the mixture to the bread.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and milk. Pour over bread mixture. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add parsley and mix until well combined. Set aside to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Moisten your hands and form bread mixture into 6 balls. Add balls to boiling water and cook until firm, about 15-20 minutes.  Remove dumplings with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on paper towels. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with parsley.

Serve dumplings alongside any meat or mushrooms with gravy or a creamy sauce.

 

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Bacon Bread Dumplings

Bacon Bread Dumplings

As an alternative to classic side dishes, these bacon bread dumplings are great for soaking up gravy or sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ pounds bread, cut into small cubes
  • 2-3 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Directions

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and toss until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Add bacon and onions to the skillet and sauté until browned. Add the mixture to the bread.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and milk. Pour over bread mixture. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add parsley and mix until well combined. Set aside to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Moisten your hands and form bread mixture into 6 balls. Add balls to boiling water and cook until firm, about 15-20 minutes. Remove dumplings with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on paper towels. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with parsley.

Serve dumplings alongside any meat or mushrooms with gravy or a creamy sauce.

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29 Replies to “Bacon Bread Dumplings”

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    • Jas Post author

      Thank you so much, Suzie! I “stalked” your blog and couldn’t decide which recipe I liked the most. They all look amazing and I will be definitely trying them out, starting with spinach artichoke dip and tiramisu! 🙂

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  3. Nicole

    I have only ever had chicken and dumplings, but these do sound and look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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    • Jas Post author

      Please do! I’d love to try your mom’s version. Maybe it’s similar to my mom’s, which I also should post someday 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and have a great week!

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  4. Carlee

    There is no way I won’t like these. Three of my favorite words are in the title! Bacon. Bread. And Dumplings! I’ve never had this type of dumpling before and now I am super curious to try one. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!
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  5. Quinn Caudill

    Have you sought out help for your Daughter? Not liking bacon, couldn’t imagine! Of course she will live a much longer and healthier life. :))) Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned!

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    • Jas Post author

      LOL, Quinn! She can’t be helped. Sometimes I wonder how is she mine. When she was little I teased her that a gypsy woman left her on my doorstep, so… 😀 Have a great weekend!

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  6. Ann

    Sold! I’ll have to substitute the bacon with something else, but with goulash, I bet it would be heavenly. Look at those perfect, doughy balls! I
    I’m best-friends with carbs. hehehe

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  7. Katrin

    My mom used to make dumplings and I remember them being so so good! These look just like them Jas and I bet they are fantastic! It’s a pretty common side dish in Germany, especially with meat or even in a soup. They look delicious and now I’m craving some, I haven’t had dumplings in years!
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    • Jas Post author

      Germans love their dumplings. I had them more often when I lived there, although they were from the box. But they are so easy to make and you know exactly what’s in it so no more boxed dumplings for me 🙂

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