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Spaetzle | Original

Spaetzle or SpƤtzle. A German noodle that is hearty, delicious & quite simple to make. Absolute comfort food that pairs with so many dishes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine German
Servings 6


  • spaetzle press


  • 4 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk


  • In a large mixing bowl - whisk together flour, salt & nutmeg.
  • Add in eggs and milk.
  • Stir. Stir well. Keep stirring. Stir for a few minutes, get a little workout :)
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Press in spaetzle. Do not overcrowd pot - you will have to cook a few batches.
  • Stir a few times and cook until it floats. Let it simmer for another minute or two.
  • Remove spaetzle with a slotted spoon and continue with remaining batter.
  • I like to add a tablespoon or two of butter to bowl of cooked spaetzle to keep it from sticking while cooking remainder.
  • Spaetzle can be panfried with a little butter, tossed with brown butter or served with any sauce or stew you desire. Enjoy :)