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A plate of traditional Spaetzle


Spaetzle is a simple hearty egg noodle recipe that's a popular side dish for many recipes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Keyword pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal
Author Maike


Spaetzle Batter


Making the Batter

  • Use a large mixing bowl and combine flour, eggs, water, and nutmeg. Use an electric mixer to combine ingredients until the dough has a thick and sticky consistency.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.  

Cooking the Spaetzle

  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add a tablespoon of salt.
  • Wet the Spaetzle maker and hold over the boiling water. Pour about a ½ cup of batter onto the Spaetzle maker. Use the plastic scraper to push the batter through the holes of the spaetzle maker. Drop batter pieces directly into the boiling water.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the spaetzle float to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon.


*Note that the step-by-step instructions cover how to make the batter and how to cook the spaetzle. The next steps depend on your preference. In the post you'll find an easy suggestion to just sauté the spaetzle with butter, season with salt and drizzle them with parsley. 
But you can add a whole variety of ingredients such as cheese, bacon, onions, or ham. The sky's the limit!  


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg