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How to Make Sweet Potato Dumplings

Homemade sweet potato dumplings are delicious!! With a sweet cinnamon and sugar glaze on the top and dough from scratch, they are a sweet side dish that is family friendly for the Fall. Bake potatoes from scratch or use leftover sweet mashed potatoes to make these.

Sweet Potato Dumplings

Dumplings with sweet potato filling are amazing. If I don’t make them the morning of the actual holiday for breakfast I’ll use leftovers from our Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Canned Yams which makes prep that much easier. Filling = done with that! You’ve gotta’ make these. (post may contain affiliate links present)

Dessert Dumplings

I guess you could make these as an easy Canned Biscuit Breakfast Recipe if you didn’t want to make the dough as directed below. That is quite easy though. If you did use ready made you’d still want to roll out into a thin layer so it fits more filling inside. Either way pinching the edges firmly will make sure no leakage occurs.

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This is one of the best Thanksgiving Sides ever. I know it is a sweet one but really anything goes then and at Christmas time right? A savory version is called Palt but either way, delicious. Don’t get on your kids for eating a nutritious and balanced meal at that time, it is time to focus on just catching up with family and friends then, period.

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Potato Dumplings

You may have had pierogies before, and yes those are so delicious but more on the savory side of things. This is the same technique with a filled dough full of smooth potatoes but we are going sweet sweet like a dessert.

Now let’s talk about the star ingredient and how to cook sweet potatoes it in a multitude of ways shall we? From baked in the oven, pressure cooker or air fryer we have a few choices to start with. You’ll want to get this done first, remove the skin and allow it to cool a bit.

  1. You can remove the skin first, so that is done, dice and cook Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Cubed if you like. This way is great because it’s fast, and all you have to do it mash once fork tender.
  2. Sweet Potato in the Air Fryer is the way we have described to you in the recipe card below since that is how we typically do it.
  3. For the old fashioned way, this is How Long to Bake a Sweet Potato at 400 until you can stick a knife into the center and it slides right out easily.
  4. Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes are quick too. You can use any cooker with high pressure to make these.

Once the middle is tender and cooled a bit you are ready to proceed. You could make the night before, refrigerate and make the center the next day too for easier prep.

Potato Dumplings

How to Make Fried Dumplings

These are baked in the oven but if you did want a bit crispy in a saucepan you’d combine sauce ingredients and saute instead. You can also make air fryer dumplings but really I like the outside to be super moist and kinda’ wet with this sauce. Either way the prep is the same and you are going to need;

  • 2 sweet potatoes cooked until insides are tender, peel and mash insides
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar for filling

Dough for Homemade Dumplings

  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c buttermilk
  • Water and sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • 1/2 c water
  • Cinnamon

You could roll dough of crescent rolls alternatively too for the dough. Many times if I am going to go thru the effort of baking from scratch I will make a few extras. Mash, save in the fridge so the next day I can use that to make a batch of Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe for breakfast in the morning too!

Sweet Potato Dumpling

Baked Sweet Potato Dumpling Recipe

Mix all-purpose flour, water, buttermilk, salt and sugar (2 tbsp) in a bowl. Start mixing everything with a spoon, pour in olive oil now. If the dough is too liquid, add a little more flour. Knead soft but not sticky dough. Put it in a bowl and cover with cling film for 15 minutes.

  • For quick cooking, air fry the sweet potato (washed, dried, skin pierced with a knife or fork) at 360 F for 25 minutes or until tender inside.
  • Peel the sweet potato, cut into pieces, add 1 tbsp brown sugar to it. Then mash thoroughly with a fork to get a puree.
  • Cut the dough into two parts. Put one part under cling film so that it does not dry out. Cut the rest into 6-7 pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a thin 2-2 1/2-inch diameter sheet. Place 1 tbsp sweet potato filling in the center of the sheet.
  • Leave some space around the edges so you can pinch them.
  • Pinch the edges and put dumplings in a glass baking dish. Prepare the remaining half of the dough with filling too. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make a sweet sauce with heat over medium heat using butter melted and the sugar, cinnamon and water. (a splash of vanilla extract is nice too) Stirring occasionally untir so sugars dissolve.

Pour the sauce into a baking dish and cover with foil, put in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Serve this easy dessert with the remaining sauce and vanilla ice cream over the top.

Dessert Dumplings

Potstickers vs Dumplings

The two are very similar though one typically has meat inside and the other is typically sweet like apple dumplings or this one.

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Sweet Potato Dumplings

Homemade sweet potato dumplings are delicious!! With a sweet cinnamon and sugar glaze on the top and dough from scratch, a sweet side dish.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword dessert, dumplings, sweet potato
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 139kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Dough for Homemade Dumplings

Sweet Potato Dumpling Sauce

Instructions

  • Mix all-purpose flour, water, buttermilk, salt and sugar (2 tbsp) in a bowl. Start mixing everything with a spoon, pour in olive oil now. If the dough is too liquid, add a little more flour. Knead soft but not sticky dough. Put it in a bowl and cover with cling film for 15 minutes.
  • For quick cooking, air fry the sweet potato (washed, dried, skin pierced with a knife or fork) at 360F for 25 minutes or until tender inside.
  • Peel the sweet potato, cut into pieces, add 1 tbsp brown sugar to it. Then mash thoroughly with a fork to get a puree. Cut the dough into two parts. Put one part under cling film so that it does not dry out. Cut the rest into 6-7 pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a thin 2-2 1/2-inch diameter sheet. Place 1 tbsp sweet potato filling in the center of the sheet. Leave some space around the edges so you can pinch them.
  • Pinch the edges and put dumplings in a baking dish. Prepare the remaining half of the dough with filling too. Preheat the oven to 360 F. Make a sweet sauce using melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and water. Stir.
  • Pour the sauce into a baking dish and cover with foil, put in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve dumplings with the remaining sauce over the top.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Dumplings
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5442IU109%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jacqueline

Sunday 24th of September 2023

oh my goodness those were absolutely divine. I am definitely making them again.

Jill

Sunday 24th of September 2023

I love pierogies, so I had to try this recipe. Loved them!! Thanks for the recipe.

Stephanie

Sunday 24th of September 2023

These sweet potato dumplings are a really special dish. The whole family enjoyed. I plan to add these to our Thanksgiving menu!

Ali

Sunday 24th of September 2023

These sweet potato dumplings were delicious!! I have lots of sweet potatoes to use up and this was the perfect recipe to try.

suja Md

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Was amazing and such a treat! Thank you!

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