German Spaetzle Dumplings


Spaetzle are traditional German dumplings. You can also mince a few pieces of bacon in a pan, heat the cooked spaetzle in the bacon drippings and omit the butter.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Fill a large pot halfway full with water and bring to a boil. Adjust heat so water just simmers.

  2. Meanwhile, mix together flour, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper in a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk eggs together in a small bowl. Add eggs alternately with milk to dry ingredients. Stir until smooth.

  4. Working in batches, press dough through a spaetzle maker, or through a large-holed colander or metal grater, into simmering water. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider and drain well.

  5. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add spaetzle and cook, stirring gently, until heated through. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

    close up view of German Spaetzle Dumplings and meat with gravy in a bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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