A tasty homemade pasta tossed with onion and Emmentaler cheese. A German version of macaroni and cheese.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Alternately mix in milk and the flour mixture until smooth. Let stand for 30 minutes.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Press batter through a spaetzle press into the water. You may also use a potato ricer, colander, or a cheese grater. When the spaetzle has floated to the top of the water, remove it to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Mix in 1 cup of the cheese.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook until golden. Stir in spaetzle and remaining cheese until well blended. Remove from heat, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

245.1 calories; 11.5 g protein; 20.1 g carbohydrates; 101.7 mg cholesterol; 376.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
This is to die for! Mix everything and put in a zip lock bag. Cut a small hole on a corner and dispense and cut with a kitchen scissors. This is sooooo....good with Sauerbraten I here on this site. Thank you so much for a taste of Bavaria! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2011
Just okay. This was our family's first time havng spaetzle and not so sure we liked the conistency of the noodles. It may have been my attempt at this recipe that went wrong but I follwed it exactly...the texture of the noodles nad the blend of the flavors were not quite to our liking. Read More
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162 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
This is to die for! Mix everything and put in a zip lock bag. Cut a small hole on a corner and dispense and cut with a kitchen scissors. This is sooooo....good with Sauerbraten I here on this site. Thank you so much for a taste of Bavaria! Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
This is to die for! Mix everything and put in a zip lock bag. Cut a small hole on a corner and dispense and cut with a kitchen scissors. This is sooooo....good with Sauerbraten I here on this site. Thank you so much for a taste of Bavaria! Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2007
I usually do not give out 5 stars, however, this recipe deserves it - as far as spaetzle goes. I spent 6 months in Germany last year and personally, could live without spaetzle. This recipe however is better than any I had in Germany or Austria. I did crisp up some bacon and added the onions to get them nice and caramelized. I sauteed the spaetzle in the bacon and onion mixture before adding the cheese. It really was good! My husband loved it (he grew up in Germany eating tons of spaetzle) as did everybody else, including the kids. Thanks for the recipe - am making again tonight for an Oktoberfest dinner party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
To the reviewer below this Emmenthaler is Swiss cheese. Just use whatever swiss the grocery store has and it will turn out fine. I was a foreign exchange student in Austria a few years ago and love Kaese Spaetzle! We have it for dinner often. I use a different Spaetzle recipe that has more milk and fewer eggs but the procedure with the onions and cheese is just like how I do it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2009
As an American living in Stuttgart I can say that this recipe is authentic. I loved it! I did something just a little different because I like mine with bacon which omits the requirement for butter. Fried.5 pound of bacon reataining the grease in the large skillet. Sauteed a small chopped white onion in the grease then added the spatzle/emmentaler and crumbled bacon. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
I was NERVOUS to make this since we had just spent time in Germany and my kids' expectations were high! But... the recipe did not disappoint! I did have to scale up the recipe in order to use it as a main dish. I also used 1/2 tsp of nutmeg instead of 1 full one. Making the spaetzle was FUN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
My kids love this. I use a clothes pin to secure the flat cheese grater to my pot so I do not burn my hand. I chopped the onion and sauted it. I then added the spaetzle and sauted it in the butter for a few minutes before I added all the cheese. I have used various types of cheeses and my kids love it each time. They like this better than homemade mac and cheese. It is well worth the extra effort to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2006
If you like this recipe I suggest you invest in a Spaetzlemaker. Any specialty cooking store should cary it. This tool makes it so much easiert to convert plain dough into perfect little dumplings. I am from Austria (the original Spaetzle country) and Kaese Spaetzle are the ultimate comfort food for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
This sounds wonderful but where do you find this type of cheese. Is there anything similiar to it that I could substitute. My grandparents were german and we always had spaetzle and sauerbraten for Christmas. This would be special. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
Ok lately I haven't been able to get my kids to eat anything I have been making for dinner but finally we have found a WINNER! This is really good. I lightened up on the onions so the kids would eat it but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I couldn't find my ricer (it doen't get used very often:)so I used a cheese grater and my Pampered Chef plunger measuring cup. I just held the measuring cup against the back side of the grater and pushed the batter thru as I slid the grater back and forth. Made perfect dumplings. I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2011
Just okay. This was our family's first time havng spaetzle and not so sure we liked the conistency of the noodles. It may have been my attempt at this recipe that went wrong but I follwed it exactly...the texture of the noodles nad the blend of the flavors were not quite to our liking. Read More
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