Cheesy Dumpling Stew

Cooking time 60 minutes | Easy

Cheesy Dumpling Stew
Prep time: 15mins - Cook time: 45mins - Serves: 6
Looking for a comforting dish to feed the whole family? Follow this recipe to make a Chicken Italia pesto stew with homemade cheesy dumplings!


  • 1 Pack (500g) Heck! Chicken Italia Mince
  • 160g Bacon Lardons
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Leeks
  • 4 Celery Sticks
  • 4 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 200ml White Wine
  • 1ltr Chicken stock
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 190g Pesto

For the dumplings:

  • 140g Butter
  • 250g Self-Rising Flour
  • 150g Grated Cheddar


  1. Fry off the bacon lardons
  2. Whilst the bacon is frying, chop the celery, leek and onion, add to the pan with the bacon and after 10 minutes when the veg has softened add the flour
  3. Gradually stir in the wine and chicken stock. Add the bay leaves, cover the pan with a lid and leave to simmer
  4. Pan-fry the chicken mince for minutes. Add the mince to the stew and leave to simmer
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and make the dumplings by rubbing the butter into the flour to make a breadcrumb like texture, mix in the cheese and water to make a sticky dough
  6. Tear the dough into balls
  7. Stir the pesto into the stew and add the dumplings on top
  8. Pop into the oven for 25 minutes to brown the dumplings


 Nutritional Information Per 100g  Per Portion
Energy 395kJ/95kcal 1800kJ/433kcal
Fat 5.0g 23g
Of Which Saturates 1.1g 5.2g
Carbohydrates  5.0g 23g
Of Which Sugars 1.7g 7.9g
Protein 5.5g 25g
Salt 1.1g 5.2g