Knowing what dessert goes with chicken and dumplings can be what sets your meal apart from the rest.
There are so many delicious desserts out there, but not all of them go well with chicken and dumplings soup.
This list of 15 desserts will have you covered the next time you make chicken and dumplings for dinner.
From classic pies to modern tarts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
So what are you waiting for?
Get cooking (and baking)!
1. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake reminds me of home.
It’s a dessert that my mom would often make for us growing up, and it’s one of my favorites to this day.
The cake is moist and flavorful, and depending on what spices you use, it can be lightly sweet or have a bit more of a kick.
I like to add a cream cheese frosting on top, and sometimes I’ll even add a few chopped nuts or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Pro Tip: If you’re short on time, you can easily find a box mix of carrot cake at your local grocery store.
Brownies are super easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Plus, they’re always a hit with my family – especially my kids.
I like to make a double batch and keep them in the freezer for a quick and easy dessert option.
Pro Tip: For a little something extra, top your brownies with a scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
3. Easy Chocolate Mousse
Almost nothing is as easy – or as delicious – as chocolate mousse.
It’s the perfect dessert to have after a soup dinner because it’s light, but still satisfies your sweet tooth.
Plus, it only takes a few minutes to make!
Pro Tip: Make sure you use good quality chocolate. It really does make a difference in the flavor of the mousse.
4. Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Forget about your oven – these easy no bake chocolate oatmeal bars are the perfect dessert for a soup dinner.
They’re rich, chocolatey, and have a little bit of crunch from the oats.
Plus, they come together in just a few minutes.
So if you’re feeling lazy (or don’t want to heat up your house), this is the dessert for you.
Pro Tip: If you’re not a fan of chocolate, you can substitute any other flavor of chips. Butterscotch would be really good with a creamy soup like pumpkin or potato.
5. Blueberry Crumble Bars
Blueberries sort of look like little brains, don’t they?
I like to think of them as nature’s candy.
And what goes better with candy than soup?
That’s right – nothing. Blueberry crumble bars are the perfect sweet treat to have after a savory soup dinner.
Plus, they’re really easy to make.
Pro Tip: If you want to get really fancy, you can add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the bars. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can add a scoop of ice cream.
6. Italian Tiramisu
When you feel fancy but also want something comforting, make Italian tiramisu.
It’s a bit of work, but it’s so worth it.
The coffee-soaked ladyfingers, the creamy mascarpone filling, and the chocolate shavings on top come together to create a truly delicious dessert.
Plus, it goes great with soup!
Pro Tip: Make sure the coffee is really strong for the best flavor.
7. Lemon Blueberry Bread
Lemony and sweet, this blueberry bread is the perfect end to a soup dinner.
It’s not too heavy, but it’s filling enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Plus, it’s really easy to make!
Pro Tip: If you want to get really fancy, you can serve the bread with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. But if you’re feeling really lazy, just eat it plain. It’s delicious either way!
8. Strawberry Lemon Blondies
If you have some fresh strawberries and some fresh lemon juice on hand, you can whip up these delicious little blondies in no time at all.
They’re simple and refreshing, and they work well as a light dessert after a hearty bowl of soup.
9. No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
When you don’t have the time or patience to bake, these no-bake cookie dough balls are a delicious solution!
Packed with all the flavor of your favorite chocolate chip cookie, but without the hassle or risk of raw egg, these bite-sized morsels are perfect for a quick dessert or snack.
- To make them, simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well blended.
- Then, using a small cookie scoop or your hands, form the dough into small balls.
- Dip each ball into melted chocolate, then place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to set.
- Once the chocolate has hardened, these cookie dough balls are ready to enjoy!
10. Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
When you’re craving chocolate (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), this is the cake to make.
It’s an old-fashioned loaf cake made with chocolate chips, and it’s so good that my family begs for it.
The cake is rich and moist, with a hint of coffee in the background.
It’s not too sweet, which makes it the perfect end to a meal.
11. Classic Strawberry Shortcake
I love to serve this classic strawberry shortcake after a hearty soup.
The cake is moist and fluffy, and the strawberries are juicy and sweet.
- To make the cake, I start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Then, I add the wet ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
- I pour the batter into a 9-inch cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- While the cake is baking, I slice the strawberries and mix them with a little sugar.
- Once the cake is out of the oven, I let it cool for a few minutes before adding the strawberries on top.
12. Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies will turn out soft and gooey on the inside (which I like), with a slight crunch on the outside.
The key to making them this way is to not overbake them.
I take them out of the oven when they are just barely starting to brown on the edges.
That way, they finish cooking as they cool and you get the perfect cookie.
13. Peanut Butter Cup Gooey Cookie Bars
Filled with peanut butter sweetened condensed milk (or chocolate if you want to get really wild), these cookie bars are for those who like their desserts on the gooey side.
I like to add a little bit of flaky sea salt on top of each one, but that’s optional.
If you want to get really festive, you can use a cookie cutter to make them into Thanksgiving-themed shapes.
14. Easy Flan
This is a super easy Flan recipe that my family loves.
I like to make it after soup because it’s light and refreshing, and it always goes over well with guests.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until well blended.
- Pour mixture into the prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until set.
- Allow to cool before serving.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
15. Brown Butter Toffee Pecan and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Your house will smell so good while these are baking!
The combination of the brown butter, toffee, pecans, and chocolate is heavenly.
I like to use a dark chocolate with at least 60% cacao for the cookie bars.
Serve the cookie bars with a big scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Your family and friends will be so impressed!
15 Desserts that Go with Chicken and Dumplings
- Carrot Cake
- Easy Chocolate Mousse
- Easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
- Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Italian Tiramisu
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Strawberry Lemon Blondies
- No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
- Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
- Classic Strawberry Shortcake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Gooey Cookie Bars
- Easy Flan
- Brown Butter Toffee Pecan and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars
- Pick your favorite dessert from this list to serve with your soup.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!