Farina Dumpling Soup Recipe

The dumplings in this chicken dumpling soup recipe are made out of Farina cereal (wheat cereal)! This is a recipe from my German-Saxon childhood 75 years ago. It sounds strange to make dumplings out of wheat cereal but believe me everyone who tries it wants the recipe.

Farina Dumpling Soup Recipe

How To Make Farina Dumpling Soup

Stay warm on the coldest winter nights with our chicken dumpling soup! Our dumplings are made from cereal wheat for a more filling, hearty dish to enjoy.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 55 mins


For Chicken broth:

  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For Dumplings:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh and minced
  • cups wheat cereal , (i.e. plain cream of wheat or farina)
  • ¼ cup whole milk, or low-fat milk


  1. Put all your dumpling ingredients in a bowl, and mix them well together until they are well combined.

  2. Cover the bowl with kitchen wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until dumpling mix is firm.

  3. In a pot, sauté carrots, celery and onions over medium heat. Stir until onions are translucent, then add chicken stock and bring to boil.

  4. As soon as your chicken stock starts to boil, turn the heat to low and let it simmer.

  5. Using a tablespoon or ice cream scooper, form about 2 ounces of dumpling mix into oval shaped balls then carefully drop them into your simmering stock. Repeat until you finished the whole mix.

  6. Cook dumplings for 10 to 15 minutes. To check if they are done, slice one dumpling in half and see if it is no longer stiff inside.

  7. Serve warm with a garnish of fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 14g
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  • Calcium: 118mg
  • Calories: 417kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 117mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 9mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 814mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 1465mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 6064IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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