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Czech Stuffed Potato Dumplings

Stuffed dumplings are another variety of delicious Czech savory dumplings and they’re a real soul food. Let’s learn how to make them, recipe included!

Stuffed Dumplings

Stuffed dumplings or plněné knedlíky are a more fancy version of šišky. Whilst those are small dumplings mixed with meat or other ingredients, stuffed dumplings have all this goodness inside. If you have the time for a little extra work (not too much) and want a more sophistically looking dish, you’re reading the correct recipe.

stuffed dumplings

Stuffed dumplings usually come with smoked meat or spinach inside and sprinkled with fried onion, however, it’s anything goes and you can make them with whatever you like or stick to the usual Czech fillings.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 200 g/7 oz of potatos boiled in peel, cooled down and peeled
  • bunch of spinach leaves or some smoked meat
  • 2 onions
  • salt
  • 150 g/5.3 oz of coarse flour – see our Flour Guide
  • 1 egg
  • oil or lard


Steam the spinach, chop it finely and fry with one finely chopped onion. Let cool down. OR cut the smoked meat into small rectangles and fry also with a chopped onion.

Grate the potatoes and mix them in hand with the flour, egg and 1/4 tsp of salt until you have a soft dough.

Put some salty water to boil, it should be enough so you can see the difference between the dumplings being at the bottom and floating.

stuffed dumplings

Form small pancakes from the dough, put a little filling in the center.

Close up and form a round dumpling or a pocket (those are a little easier). Put the dumplings immediately in boiling water and boil until they float.

Take them out, fry another chopped onion and sprinkle the onion over the dumplings.

Now stuff your belly and check out more Czech recipes!

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