Spaetzel press by Kull
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Spaetzle Recipe

This German side dish is easy to prepare and cook. It can be enhanced with chopped onions, bacon and parsley. I am including two recipes, one from my German friend and another from my husband's grandmother.  Both are very easy to make. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Keyword authentic, dumpling, egg noodle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 253 kcal


Recipe #1 from my German friend Iris.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs medium
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp oil

Recipe #2 from my husband's grandmother. The texture of the dough is a little thicker and you will need a different gadget or the board with the knife.

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water combine with milk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour

Build a "well of four" put in eggs, water and milk. Add more flour as need to a thick consistency


  1. Using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer with a double attachment mix all ingredients. Work the dough until it forms large bubbles, and let it rest. While the dough is resting, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the oil. Fill the spaetzle press up to 1" from the top. Hold about 6" from the top of the water. Slowly press over the boiling water. You can use a knife to cut the spaetzle close to the bottom of the press. Wait until the spaetzles float to the top and transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Repeat the process until done.
  2. In a skillet saute 1/3 cup of chopped onion and 3 slices of thick bacon cut into small pieces. Toss in the spaetzles and brown slightly. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Spaetzle Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.