German-Russian-Dakota Knefla


This version of knefla is a tasty, easy German-Russian staple for dinner, comprised simply of dough and potatoes. Sometimes I add 2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon to the boiling water for extra flavor. Serve with sausage, brats, or alone. Some like it with sauerkraut or breadcrumbs for garnish.

close up view of potato Knefla with sausage on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Whisk together the egg and milk in a separate bowl; stir in the flour mixture until a smooth dough is formed.

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, cut the dough into bite sized pieces with scissors into the boiling water. Boil for 20 minutes; drain well.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat; add the knefla and potatoes. Stirring occasionally, cook until the potatoes are tender and the knefla are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

437 Calories
9g Fat
77g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 781mg 17%

* 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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