Go Back
+ servings
German Potato Dumplings - Kartoffelklösse on a white plate.

Potato Dumplings

Classic Potato Dumplings are the perfect side dish for all of your favorite German recipes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Keyword dumplings, easy recipes, German Potato Dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 190kcal
Author Maike




  • Place potatoes into a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Add a ½ tablespoon of salt. Cover with a lid and continue to boil until potatoes are soft. About 15-20 minutes.

Making The Dough

  • Pass the cooked potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl. Add egg yolks, salt, melted butter, nutmeg, and potato starch.
  • Mix the dough until well combined. Shape the dough into 2-3 inch dough balls. It's easiest to have slightly wet hands.

Cooking The Potato Dumplings

  • Use a large pot and bring water to a boil. Once boiling, add a ½ tablespoon of salt, reduce heat to a simmer. Use a slotted spoon to drop dumplings into the lightly boiling water.
  • Cook uncovered in gently simmering water until the potato dumplings rise to the top. About 15-20 minutes. Remove potato dumplings with a slotted spoon. Serve and enjoy.



It's best to lightly wet your hands before shaping the potato dumplings. 


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg