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How To Reheat Dumplings

Can You Reheat Dumplings?

Yes! Dumplings lend themselves well to reheating. It’s simple to do so and I will show you the quickest and easiest ways to reheat them.


On a stovetop, fill up a pot with water and turn it to a simmer. Put the dumplings in a steaming basket or colander and lower them into the pot – be careful not to submerge them. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until they are heated through and have risen to the top of the pot on their own accord. You can test for doneness by putting a bit of the dumpling mixture into your mouth. If you’re using fresh yeast, they will expand and float on top of the liquid or fall apart.


You can reheat your dumplings in the oven as well. Simply put them into a oven safe casserole dish. To keep the dumplings from sticking to each other, pat or brush them with a bit of cooking oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes, or until they are hot and crispy on the outside.


This is my least favorite method because it’s will change the consistency and make your dumplings a bit chewy. But if you are in a hurry, it’s the quickest way to reheat your dumplings.

Put your dumplings in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 minute. Depending on your microwave, you may be able to cook them for 90 seconds without overcooking them.. You can test for doneness by putting a bit of the dumpling mixture into your mouth. They are done when they are warm but not chewy.

Why Are Your Dumplings Chewy?

The main reason why your dumplings are chewy is because they were frozen for a long time, and the dough was not fresh. Fresh dough will produce a great product, but frozen dough will have less of a soft finish which will make it chewy when it is reheated. Another reason for this problem is because you did not cook or reheat them properly.

More About Dumplings

Dumplings are made from wheat flour. They are very savory and satisfying when heated and eaten warm. You can use these to make dumpling soup, dumplings with chicken broth, or serve them with your favorite sauce.

Dumplings (made from potatoes, corn, and other vegetables) are also a great dish when they are hot out of the pot, but they can dry out during reheating if you let them rest too long after making them.


So there you have it! Three simple ways to reheat your dumplings. Everyone should enjoy hot and crispy dumplings fresh off of the stove. But sometimes we have leftovers and need to reheat them. To keep them from getting chewy and losing flavor, reheat them on the stove or in the oven.