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Vegetable Soup with Vegan Dumplings


20 minutes


40 minutes



Nothing says comfort food more than a big bowl of vegetable soup with vegan dumplings. It’s healthy, it’s warming, it’s easy (yes, dumplings can be easy), and it’ll become one of your winter go-to recipes. 

Dumplings are a broad classification for a cute bundle of joy made with pieces of dough wrapped around a filling. Fillings are classically meat, fish, or cheese, but also fruits, or sweets. Dumplings can be made in a variety of different ways such as baking, boiling, steaming, etc. but for this recipe, we’re going to not only make vegan dumplings but dumplings that can be made easily in your vegetable soup. They’re delicious! 

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

What you’ll love about these vegan dumplings & soup

Dumplings are a comfort food celebrated all around the world, but especially in Asian cultures, and paired with this healthy vegetable soup base, they’re really tasty. If you need more convincing, here are some other reasons you’ll fall in love with this recipe: 

  • They’re easy (yep, you heard that right, dumplings often are intimidating but these aren’t)
  • They’re vegan 
  • They’re airy, fluffy & fabulous 
  • The soup broth is magical and loaded with flavour – it can also be used for other soup bases like chicken noodle soup

Who doesn’t love a recipe that makes your family think you were slaving all day in the kitchen but really it only took you minutes? I love that “wow” factor with food, obviously, but I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen on a busy day when I have work to do. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights because of that. 

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

How to perfect this vegetable soup & vegan dumplings recipe

Some quick tips for this recipe: 

  • Let the vegetable soup base simmer a lot to develop the flavour 
  • Don’t skip the good quality herbs in your dumplings to really add a pop of flavour 
  • Sweat your vegetables out on a lower heat than blasting them on high heat, this helps with the flavour as well 
  • Switch up the vegetables in this recipe to whatever you have in your fridge – throw in kale, broccoli, squash, etc. 

This creamy recipe (without the cream) is truly SO good. And if you’re thinking these little dumplings will be hard to master? Think again. You seriously just mix together the ingredients, let them sit, then dollop them into your soup and BAM you have vegan dumplings. 

vegan dumplings & vegetable soup

Other recipes you’ll love 

If you’re looking for other comforting soups, check out these easy recipes:

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Vegetable Soup with Vegan Dumplings

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This easy and healthy homemade vegetable soup with vegan dumplings is tasty, comforting, and you won’t spend all day in the kitchen!



For the dumplings:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4  tsp salt

1 tsp fresh thyme

1/4 tsp cracked pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup warm water

For the soup:

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 medium-sized white onion, finely chopped

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

2 medium-sized carrots, finely chopped

5 stems of green onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp. vegan butter

1 heaped tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp fresh cracked pepper

1 tsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp. vegetable stock paste mixed with 1 1/2 cups boiling water

7 cups boiling water


Start by making the dough.  Combine your flour, baking powder, sea salt and herbs. Create a well in the center of your flour mixture and pour oil and warm water into the middle.  Using a spatula fold together until sticky and well combined.  It will be wet and sticky but this is what you’re looking for. Form into a ball and place a tea towel on top and let it rest while you make your soup.

To a large pot add your olive oil and heat on medium heat for 1 minute before adding onions.  Cook the onions for 7-8 minutes or until translucent.  To the pot add your carrots, celery and green onion.  Cook them for 7-8  minutes while stirring often to avoid burning.  Scrape any brown bits that develop at the base of the pot with a wooden spoon.

To the pot, add your vegan butter and let it melt.   Add your flour and stir till everything is coated. Now season with salt and pepper and add your fresh thyme. Give everything one more stir to ensure everything is well coated with flour.  Increase heat to high and add 1 tbsp of vegetable stock paste + 1 1/2 cups of boiling water to the pot.  Stir and scrape any loose bits from the bottom of the pan.  Once your water has almost reduced and the rest of the water and bring soup to a boil. Cook till the vegetables are tender.

Grab your dough mixture and using a tbsp. begin scooping little balls and dropping them into the soup.  It’s not an overly fancy or particular process, just make sure you’re using a tbsp. Cook for around 5 minutes before removing from heat.

Serve with fresh dill and your favourite vegan sour cream!


Let the vegetable soup base simmer a lot to develop the flavour

Don’t skip the good quality herbs in your dumplings to really add a pop of flavour

Sweat your vegetables out on a lower heat than blasting them on high heat, this helps with the flavour as well

Switch up the vegetables in this recipe to whatever you have in your fridge – throw in kale, broccoli, squash, etc.

Keywords: Best, cream, creamy, easy, healthy, homemade, recipe, vegan dumplings, vegetable, vegetable soup



This is so delicious! I added kale to mine. It’s my first time eating dumplings in soup and this recipe is going into my collection of favorites. Thank you, Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!!! I am so glad you loved it. Seriously such a favourite. I couldn’t stop eating them lol


Hehe! Yay!
I’ve just made it again 😄

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! How was it this time around love?!


what kind of vegetable stock base do you use? I made this with Better Than Boullion vegetable stock paste and the flavour was not great, but I certain it was because of poor stock choice. Any advice?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I use Better Than Bouillon always and it is always delicious. Do you think you ended up with a bad batch, perhaps? Hoping it works out for you next time my love!


I love vegan vegetable soup with dumplings, and that looks delicious! After reading your blog, I am thinking of making this soup tomorrow.

Cloe houriet

Great soup, Easy and Tasty! Loved it

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the love Cloe!

Blair Loaiz


Maria Koutsogiannis

Isn’t it seriously the best soup!!!?

Amy Barin

Wonderful recipe!! Great flavor. Next time I will add more veggies and make them a bit more chunky. It was my boyfriends first time trying dumplings and he said the dish is a keeper!! Thank you Maria ♥️

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes!!! Try cauliflower, brocoli, kale, spinach etc. It’ll be terrific! So glad he liked the dumplings in the soup! So easy right?


enjoyed this soup on a chilly day! loved lots of extra fresh dill, fresh ground pepper, and hot sauce!!! next time I will for sure top with cashew cream!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome my love! Thanks for the support. It means a lot to us!


I made it 3 times in one week! So good.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Tabitha!! Thanks so much for the love. This soup is one of my favourites, so glad you love it too!


Made this soup last night and man oh man was it delicious! The broth is perfectly seasoned and warms you from the inside out! I did add some minced garlic with the green onions. Loved the dumplings and think this would be great with pasta too as a veggie noodle soup. Highly recommend when in sickness and in health! Will be making again and again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love Kimberley!


Who knew some dumplings bouncin’ around a boiling pot of soup could bring so much joy! 🙂 I loved making this soup and it turned out wholesome, balanced, and packed with delicious fresh flavors! I added kale and mushrooms too! Thank you for this soul warming recipe, Maria! Keep on dancing and making magic in the kitchen!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Kristen!!! I am so glad you loved this recipe. It is such a favourite of mine. If you have access to vegan sour cream be sure to try that with this soup next time too!

Milica Radak

This recipe is the BOMB!! Thank you for always brining something new! ❤️

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome Milica! Thanks so much for the love sweet thang xxx

Jodi B

Added 3 cloves of garlic because I just love garlic.. but this soup was amazing! Exactly what I needed on this cold January day. Will definitely be making this again and adding it into my regular soup rotation. Thanks Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Jodi! Thanks so much for the love, so grateful you loved this soup as much as we do. Also, good call on the garlic 😉


So good! Finally found my go-to when I’m craving chicken noodle soup. Added corn & chili miso oil to it. Delish.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Oh my gosh, those additions sound so dope! Giving kind of Ramen ish tasting vibes, I love it!

Jasmine Solley

Made this soup on a whim and it was delicious! Hit the spot. Savory, comforting and easy to make. Excited to add different veggies next time. Loved the flavor <3 Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love Jasmine!

Mackenzie N

Another amazing soup! Really well developed flavors. Added black kale at the end and adding some beautiful colour

Maria Koutsogiannis

What a great addition, thanks so much for the love, Mackenzie!

Mahala rae

So nourishing and tasty, I was hesitant to make this now, being summer heat in Australia but it was still so good.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YASSSS babe, this makes me so damn happy! let me know what you make next!


Loved the flavor!!! My dumplings were a little dense however.. Any suggestions or tips?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I’m not sure, it sounds like the type of the dumpling versus what we provide in the recipe! I would try a different dumpling brand next time!


Hmm.. I made the recipe exactly as is. Do you think it has to do with how long it sits before making them into tsp balls? Or maybe how I folded the dry and liquid ingredients?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey! I am not sure what the issue is that you’re having? What happened with the dumplings?

Amy Barin

So yummy! This is the third time I’ve made it. Can’t get enough:)

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Amy!

Emily Baldwin

This recipe was amazing! My boyfriend and I literally ate the entire pot in one sitting. I made the dumplings gluten free with cup4cup all purpose flour and they turned out great! Next time I would add more fresh thyme and salt because the gluten free flour taste I find is a bit strong.
I added more fresh thyme into the soup too because we just loooove fresh herbs.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This sounds so lovely, Emily! And I agree, whenever you had add more fresh herbs you should absolutely do it!!

Marcy allen

I made this for my vegan clients recently and they loved it! I added garlic to the dough and it was 10/10. Another amazing recipe girl!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Great tip!!! Thanks Marcy!!!

Linda Marte

I just found this recipe and would like to try it. Can the soup be kept in the fridge for a couple of days or will the dumplings go all mushy? Especially with soups I just love to make a bigger batch and eat it for a few days.

Linda Marte

I just found this recipe and would like to try it. Can the soup be kept in the fridge for a couple of days or will the dumplings go all mushy? Especially with soups I just love to make a bigger batch and eat it for a few days.


So yummy! I just wasn’t sure if my dumplings were cooked the whole way. I used bobs red mill gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour so is that why???

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love hun!


Of course! But how do I know if my dumplings are cooked enough? They came out sort of gummy

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Nicole, in the instructions it says 5 minutes or so. They will firm up and float to the top while fluffing up as well. I hope that helps. It they was doughy you may have added a bit to much moisture to the batter. And to follow up with your second response, please give me more than 20 minute to reply to your comments. I am a team of 1 managing this account and we have different tasks that happen everyday. I appreciate your support so much and hope this helps!


Love love love this simple and delicious soup! My 2 year old and husband loved it even more. Thank you so much for sharing. I did read through comments before making this myself. I used minced garlic in the soup and a touch of garlic powder in the dumplings. Also, used a bit more thyme in both soup and dumplings. Oatly cream fraiche worked great for vegan sour cream. Looking forward to making again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Chrissy!!!!!

Jill Sturbois

maybe it’s my bad english but I don’t understand what’s the filling of the dumplings ??
But looks delicious 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hello! It says it right in the ingredients/recipe box. For the dumplings: then the list of ingredients.

Lynn Lourance

Jill, this type of dumpling doesn’t have a filling. Just a delicious blob of dumpling!!

kristen marino

Everything about this recipe is AMAZING. I’ve recently stumbled upon Maria’s, IG while looking for vegan recipes… I’ve made this soup twice in a week-it’s THAT good. Made dumplings and dough stays together, a plus. My two 1/2 yr old loves the soup and devours the dumplings:) Second time around I made gnocchi sized and it makes a perfect spoonful bite. His dad isn’t a soup fan but loves this one WOOT!. I have some heath issues and this has been a God-send to eat, a plus for good-nutrition, healthy and the perfect comfort food. Really inspiring to try other tasty recipes. Thank you Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You are such an angel, thank you so much for the love, Kristen!


This was so delicious! My husband and son really loved it. Nice and hearty and oh, so flavorful. I changed up the veggies as you suggested and used potatoe, turnip, rutabaga, cabbage and celery. I omitted the flour and instead pureed a few cups of the veggies and broth and added it back into the pot. Fantastic recipe. Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Love it!! Thanks so much, Joan!!! So glad you loved this recipe as much as we do!


This is my new fav comfort food! Such an easy recipe to make – my husband and I both LOVED it! Absolutely looove the dumplings and we added some peas too. I’ll be making this all Winter long 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love, jess! I just love this recipe so much too!

Amy M

I’m wondering if I could omit the oil/butter?

Maria Koutsogiannis

You could try! I didn’t use it without oil or butter but it honestly should be ok. Maybe just use water 🙂

Brittany Lomicka

This is one of my fav new soups! I added cashew cream and fresh dill – the dumplings make it so much more filling than typically veggie soups – AMAZE!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am so excited for you! I just loved this recipe and I am so glad you liked it too!

Marg James

I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of flavour in this soup. I did add additional vegetable paste to the soup and I sauteed garlic with the vegetables. I used gluten free flour and the dumplings were a bit gummy but they were still delicious. The sour cream was a perfect finish to the soup.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, I am so glad you loved this as much as we do!


I added garlic with the onions and made this soup before walking to work in the snowy weather! Ate it there and it just warmed my soul! Absolutely love the flavor!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes!! Thank you so much, Ruth! I just love this recipe too!


Loved this recipe and so did my non vegan partner, definitely will be making again

Maria Koutsogiannis

YEs, this makes me so happy! thanks for the love hun!

Ashley Smith

This soup is SO good and incredibly easy, I make it year-round, not just when it’s cold out!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes so me so happy, thank you for the love, Ashley!

Abby Gorgone

Absolutely delicious! I added 3 or 4 cloves of garlic. I used vegetable broth and a cup or two of water instead of paste. So flavorful, comforting, and delicious. Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Abby!

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