These super easy cheese dumplings with dill are the easiest way to make creamy and cheesy dumplings in record time. From start to finish, you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!
EASY CHEESE DUMPLINGS – WHY THEY’RE AWESOME
~These Easy Cheese Dumplings are not your traditional dumpling recipe. You know I’m about simplicity, right? So the simple thing here is using wonton wrappers in the place of traditional dumpling/pierogi dough. They’re quick, delicious and make these dumplings super quick to make.
~The Cheese we use in dumplings is purchased ricotta cheese. Hey, we’re trying to get a perogy type dumpling dinner on the table in record time, so we need to use what’s convenient to us, right? If you wanted to make your cheese from scratch, I have a recipe on How To Make Your Own Simple Cheese that would also work for this recipe if you were so inclined!
Make your cheesy dumplings in less than 30 minutes!
Wonton Wrappers – Most wonton wrappers contain egg, but if you prefer to use wrappers that have no egg – here is a recipe that you can follow to make your own and contains no egg. Of course though, the recipe is no longer a 30 minute recipe! (Unless you’re a hard working machine, then maybe. LOL)
Ricotta Cheese – Creamy and yummy, this store bought cheese really helps the process along in order to make this recipe in 30 minutes.
Parmesan Cheese – This is optional but I highly recommend it. The parm cheese adds a bit of salty nuttiness to the cheese dumplings – it’s definitely worth it.
Egg – Egg is the binder in this pasta recipe, as it is in most dishes with filling.
Dill Weed – If you have fresh dill weed on hand, use that. If not, dried dill weed will work as well. Honestly a lot of times I use dry because I can’t always get fresh, and sometimes dry dill incorporates so much nicer into a recipe than fresh dill.
Seasonings – Again, simple here (don’tcha just love it!?!?!) – Salt and Pep!
MAKING THE WONTON DUMPLINGS
In a bowl, mix together the egg, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, dill, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Get a large pot on the stove filled with a good amount of water. Salt the water and start it to boil.
Place a bit of water in a small bowl. Open your wontons and place about 4 in front of you. Place about 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture into the center of the wonton.
Dip your clean finger into the bowl of water and trace the outer edge of the wonton. Place another wonton on top of the first one and press lightly. Do you best to remove any air pockets trapped in between the wrappers. Press until they seal together.
Place them on a large plate or baking sheet, ready to go in the water to boil. When you have them made, and the water is boiling, place the yummy dumpling into the water, one by one.
Let them boil but keep an eye on them. This process is REALLY fast so you might want to work in small batches. Boil the wonton in the water for approximately 2-3 minutes. Take them out with a slotted spoon, leaving behind as much water as possible.
Drizzle a little melted butter over the boiled dumplings so they don’t stick together.
Hints and Tips
~ Want to freeze these babies ahead of time? Not a problem. Place them assembled, and UNCOOKED, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze them individually and then gather them into a large freezer safe container to keep for up to 3 months. To cook them from frozen, simply follow the same instructions as above, and add an extra minute or two to the boiling time.
To serve these deliciously cheesy dumplings, you can drizzle a little melted butter over the top. Another idea is drizzling some fresh cream or creme fraiche over the top of these dumplings.
Some of the perfect ideas to serve alongside these easy cheese dumplings would be pretty much any protein. However, Lazy Cabbage Rolls would be divine as well as these Pomegranate Porkchops recipe. Also, these dumplings would fit right in nicely with these Sausage and Potato Patties, or really, any sausages that are your favorite.
Easy Cheese Dumplings Recipe For Printing:
- 1c ricotta cheese
- 1 package of wonton wrappers (round)
- 1 egg
- 1-2 oz of parmesan cheese, shredded
- as desired, salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp dried dill weed
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp water
- heavy whipping cream, sour cream or creme fraiche for garnish
- In a bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, egg, dill, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
- Fill a large pot with salted water and set on the stove to boil.
- Unwrap the wonton wrappers. Fill a small bowl with the water.
- Place one wrapper in front of you. Place a tablespoon of the filling into the center of the wrapper.
- Dip your finger or a pastry brush into the water and line the outer edges of the wrapper.
- After all your cheese has run out (you should have about 20 - 22 dumplings), drop the dumplings, a few at a time, into the boiling water.
- Let them boil for about 3 minutes. This does not take long. Sometimes they're done before the 3 minute mark so be careful to watch them. The wrapper will be soft and very pliable.
- Remove them from the water and place into a bowl. Drizzle the melted butter over them so they do not stick.
- Continue boiling them in batches until they're all cooked.
- For serving, drizzle fresh heavy cream with salt, creme fraiche or sour cream over the top. Enjoy!
The biggest thing here is to watch the dumplings as they boil. Too long and they may fall apart. Taken out too early and the texture of the wonton may not be soft enough.
Make more than you think you will need. These are light and it's easy to eat a fair number of them! LOL
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 5
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 255Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.