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Spaetzle Recipe

This traditional German dish is one of the most popular dishes in our family restaurant. It is so delicious when served with schnitzel or Parmesan cheese.—5;Essen Haus, Bob and Gail Worm, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash white pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 quarts chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Add eggs and milk; stir to mix well (batter will be thick). In a Dutch oven or large kettle, bring chicken broth to a boil. Drop batter by 1/2 teaspoonfuls into boiling liquid. Boil until spaetzle rise to the surface; remove to ice water. Drain well. In a skillet, heat spaetzle in butter until lightly browned. Serve with schnitzel and gravy or with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 326 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I made this recipe to use instead of noodles in a Uber-Braten Kielbasa and Sauerkraut casserole. I used a spaetzle grater and they came out great."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"You can buy a spaetzle maker or potato ricer online for about $20 (get the kind that has 2 handles that you squeeze together) We got ours in Germany, but they are available here. It's the only way to make spaetzle."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2008

"Not all of them floated, but it was easier than trying to force the dough through a collander."

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