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This is the recipe that came with our spaetzle maker. Plus our adaptation for cheese spaetzle.  It’s pretty awesome.


3 eggs
1 cup milk
3 cups flour
1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp nutmeg

Butter and salt – for flavor

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy.  Then add the milk.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, nutmeg.
  • Add the dry ingredients in stages, stirring between each addition. The dough will be very stiff and elastic. (If the dough is too thick add 1 TBSP water at a time until reaching the correct consistency)
  • Meanwhile, have  large pot of water with a dash of salt boiling.
  • Add the dough to your spaeztle maker and allow the dumplings to drop into the water.
  • The dumplings are done when they float to the surface of the water (approx. 2-3 minutes)
  • Use a slotted spoon or strainer to retrieve the dumplings.
  • Toss in butter and salt.

Käse Spätzle

Preheat an oven to 350 F

The Spaetzle from above
1 1/2-2 cups Ementaler, Gruyere, Cheddar, or any other very meltable cheese (don’t use swiss)
1 TBSP butter
A few TBSP bread crumbs

  • Take the spaetzle that you’ve made above.  It will take at least two loads to make all the spaetzle. After each load put the spaetzle into a casserole dish.  Add 1/2 TBSP butter and at least 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Top everything with the last 1/2 cup of cheese, and breadcrumbs.
  • Cover and put into the oven just until heated through.
  • Yum

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I am a wife, a fur-mom, an avid reader, and a volunteer. For my grown-up work I'm an APRN at a local children's hospital. For fun I foster kittens and their mamas for a local animal shelter.

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