kay’s kitchen : sweet potato dumplings

So I have this friend who is an ah. ma. zing cook. No. Really. As in, chica could have her own cooking show and put all the professionals to shame, amazing. You may remember this little post from last summer. If she had her own show (and she should) Kay’s Kitchen would be the title. Anyone from the Food Network hear me?

Once I tasted some of Kay’s delicious food, I knew I was in love, and I asked her to share some of her wonderful recipes here with you awesome people. I fully intend to have this über talented, little gem of a cook here on more than one occasion to share some of her wonderful, mouth watering and super simple to boot, ideas with all of you…so sit back, and take notes! You’ll thank me later…


Hey y’all!  First I want to say thanks to Ashley for asking me to share one of my favorite recipes. When asked to write a guest food post for The Handmade Home, it was actually a no-brainer for me on which one I would use. We love this little sweet potato dumpling recipe. We use it all the time, because it goes so seamlessly with so many things. So without further ado…

2 packages of crescent rolls + 1 package of sweet potato patties cut in half (I usually get them from Publix.  They are usually in the freezer troughs)

Take each patty half and roll it in a crescent triangle. {It’s going to make 16 dumplings} In a saucepan, heat 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar, 1 ½ sticks of butter, 1 tbls corn starch and 1 tsp vanilla just until it boils. Be sure to whisk it as it heats, or your corn starch will not lump up. As soon as it boils, pour cover the dumplings and bake @ 350 for 45 minutes.

Sprinkle with cinnamon when you pull them out.


I’m still trying to decide if this is a side or a dessert. Meh. Does it really matter? They melt in your mouth, regardless! Oh and by the way, not many foods taste as good after you heat them up the next day. Well, let me tell ya…these little suckers are just as good the second go ‘round. Definitely a winner in my family’s book!


Oh. Back to me? Sorry guys. I was busy licking the screen.

Isn’t she fabulous? Thank you oh great and wonderful master chef, for sharing your ways! I hope you all try this recipe…we absolutely love it!

May you have a happy inspired cooking kind of Saturday, everyone!

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Responses to kay’s kitchen : sweet potato dumplings

  1. Christine Delaney says:

    Yum! These look so great. I couldn’t find the frozen ones, I bought Fresh sweet potatoes. do you know if I should cook them first? Thanks for posting this! looks so delicious!

  2. Arin says:

    Made these this past weekend and they are delicious and so easy to make! My whole family loved them! Thank you Kay for sharing this recipe!

  3. Andrea S. says:

    These look glorious and I’m totally trying. So excited about this recipe. Thanks!

  4. michelle says:

    I think these would be good if peaches were added to your sugar sauce. Like a peach sweet potato cobbler. Then with a cinnamon honey whipped cream topping.

  5. Lisa Reed says:

    I have not made these yet. I am making them in the morning to take to a church homecoming dinner. I have had them from a friend and they are out of this world. and Michelle I am sure there is a peach dumpling recipe on Pinterest if I make no mistake I think I have pinned a peach and also an apple dumpling recipe on pinterest ! I think they are made about the same way have not tried them yet but I am going to try the peach one’s soon.

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  7. Hilda Ballard says:

    These are so delish. They are my go to dish for Thanksgiving.

  8. ann says:

    The recipe is awesome! My family loved it. I took a sample to work and it was hit. A couple of colleagues said they were going home and make the dumplings tonight.

  9. Linda Chewning says:

    Thank you for sharing, I love Sweet Potato dumplings, I recently had these at a luncheon and they were the highlight of the day. Oh, so good and very easy to make.

  10. Gayle says:

    How do you print this recipe?

  11. Jennifer says:

    Do you thaw the sweet potatoes before wrapping them in the crescent rolls?