Gluten-Free Sweet Potato German Dumplings

You only need four ingredients to make these delicious, hearty Paleo sweet potato German dumplings. Add to your favorite entrees as a side dish.

Growing up, my grandma used to make dumplings as a special treat. Her old German recipe, she always said they were the best with day old potatoes. Every time I have sweet potatoes left over I wonder if they would make good dumplings. So I finally took the plunge and made some. I had to make them gluten free of course. I am so happy I did! These have quickly become a staple in our rotation. The are so versatile, you can eat them with many different sauces or use them in soup! My Grandma would be proud that I have re-created her classic dumplings and made them healthier sweet potato german dumplings! Miss you Grannie, XOXO.

Sweet Potato German Dumplings

Sweet Potato German Dumplings

You only need four ingredients to make these delicious, hearty Paleo sweet potato German dumplings. Add to your favorite entrees as a side dish.



  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  2. Mash sweet potato if you haven’t already.
  3. Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

  4. Form into small balls, about 1.5″ across.

  5. Drop dumplings into the boiling water.
  6. Boil for 10 minutes, they will float to the top when done.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove the dumplings from the water and place into a serving dish.

  8. Serve right away, or cover to keep them warm.
  9. Top with butter or gravy and fresh herbs.
  10. These can also be used as dumplings in soups. I even freeze them in an airtight bag and use them in soups later on! I use THIS to make them airtight.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

P.S. If you want to find the best gluten free items online (best prices around, believe me I have checked!) with free shipping, I highly recommend Thrive Market, they even have a special Gluten Free section. CLICK HERE to check them out!

CLICK HERE to Pin this Recipe

Sweet Potato German Dumplings | Real Food RN
Order supplements through my Fullscript store.

More to Love

Sugar-Free Angel Food Cake

Sugar-Free Angel Food Cake

This light, fluffy, and tender Sugar-Free Angel Food Cake is not only healthy but also surpasses boxed mixes in taste…
Sugar-Free Jello with Yogurt and Mixed Berries

Sugar-Free Jello with Yogurt and Mixed Berries

Ditch the store-bought box jello that contains artificial flavoring and added dyes. Yuck! It’s simple to make your own jello…
Pork and Garlic Cabbage

Pork and Garlic Cabbage

When you need a simple, healthy meal during the week that you can throw together quickly, you’ll love this pork…

13 Replies to “Gluten-Free Sweet Potato German Dumplings”

  1. This sounds delicious but the cassava flour has a ton of carbs. I try to stick with coconut or almond. Do you think either of those will work or do I need to bite the bullet and try cassava?

    1. I think almond and coconut would make a super dense dumpling. Coconut would be better but not as good as cassava. The cassava flour is awesome. Give it a go 🙂

      1. Coconut flour disintegrates in the boiling water. I tried it.

        I used the all-purpose gluten free flour and it worked great, actually. But.. coconut… dumpling disaster of 2016.

  2. Aww, my German grandmother makes these too! I think, if I have it spelled right, she calls it Griessnockerl and it’s dumplings in a brothy soup. Mmmm, good memories!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Hello Kate, thank you very much for your recipes. A generale request: would it be possible to include in the printing/pdf downloading version of them also the comments? Often in there I find very useful additional tips.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to Recipe

5 ways to get yourself on a healthy path, today.

This FREE ebook offers 5 quick tips to getting on a road to health, today. Inside, you will find valuable resources to help and inspire you along the way.

Get your FREE copy of this great resource now!

    By submitting your email for this ebook, you also agree to be signed up for the Real Food RN newsletter and other Real Food RN emails. Your information is never sold or given away by Real Food RN.