Spinach and Mushroom Soup with Spaetzle


This recipe is a nod to my German heritage with a fabulous herbed spaetzle. Simple enough to be comforting on cold days, but easy to modify as well.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon dried chives

  • teaspoon dried dill weed

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon German or deli-style mustard (Optional)


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 4 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 quart chicken broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh spinach, shredded


  1. Whisk flour, salt, oregano, marjoram, parsley, chives, dill, and pepper together in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk milk, eggs, and mustard together in a small bowl. Gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined.

  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Place a spaetzle maker over the boiling water and pour spaetzle dough into the slider basket. Run the basket back and forth until bits of dough fall into the boiling water. Boil spaetzle until firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.

  4. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil, then onion. Sweat the onion for 3 to 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add spaetzle and stir to combine. Cook until spaetzle is heated through and crispy in spots, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
11g Fat
45g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1412mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 581mg 12%

* 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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