Sometimes I just feel like trying a new recipe because it sounds good or because the picture accompanying the recipe looks good.  This recipe struck me in both of these areas.  The original recipe made 18 dumplings, but I cut it in half for just Ken and me.  The dumplings were very good and easy to make, so I decided to share the recipe with you.

(Recipe yield:  9 dumplings.)


  • ¾ cup of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. dry parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. dry minced onions
  • ½ cup sausage, browned and drained (We like Bob Evans Zesty Hot.)
  • 1 cup flour
  1. Mix mashed potatoes, egg, parsley and onions.
  2. Add sausage.
  3. Gradually mix in flour until dough is firm
  4. Form round balls about the size of an egg.  (A little flour on your hands will keep the dough from sticking while forming the balls.  Balls may be put on a piece of wax paper sprayed with pam while waiting for step 5.)
  5. Bring a large pan of unsalted water to a boil.
  6. Put dumplings in boiling water for 15-20 minutes.  (Make sure they do not stick to bottom of the pan while boiling.)
  7. Put dumplings on a platter and serve with hot melted butter.  (I served mine with Bob Evans Sausage Gravy.)  Ken would say, “Is there any other way?”

You don’t really need a gravy recipe if you are in the habit of making gravy; however, if you are not and would like a recipe, let me know and I’ll give you one.  I started out using one years ago, but after making it several times, I just kind of got the feel for it.

Dolly Lawler

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