Sweet and Spicy Garlic Kielbasa with Sauteed Herb Spaetzle


This sweet and spicy garlic kielbasa is rich and smooth with a spicy pop for the tongue! The sauteed herb spaetzle balances the spice just perfectly!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
10 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 4 eggs

  • 5 cups water, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 (13 ounce) packages kielbasa sausage, sliced into bite-size pieces


  1. Mix flour, basil, parsley, garlic salt, and pepper together in a large bowl, and make a well in the center of the mixture.

  2. Whisk eggs and 1 cup water together in a medium bowl. Pour into the well in the flour. Stir until well combined; spaetzle dough will be thick and sticky.

  3. Bring remaining 4 cups water to a boil in a pot over high heat; add salt.

  4. Meanwhile, place spaetzle dough onto a cutting board. Slice off tiny dollops of dough, about the size of a pretzel stick, using a sharp knife. Drop into boiling water and cook until they float to the top of the pot, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer dollops to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Set aside.

  5. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar, garlic, and cayenne and stir until sugar is melted, about 1 minute. Add kielbasa and cooked spaetzle to butter mixture; stir over medium-high heat until kielbasa is warmed, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

523 Calories
32g Fat
43g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 523
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 1820mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* 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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