Recipe: Spaetzle

Recipe: Spaetzle

It's that time of the year again where everyone is itching to do all things fall. One of my favorite fall traditions is making weiner schnitzel and spaetzle. IMO spaetzle is the perfect side dish for schnitzel and it is SO easy to make! If you like dumplings, you will love spaetzle.

On Saturday night, I went over to my brother's place for our own Oktoberfest/German/Hungarian/Austrian celebration and it was a lovely fall evening!

Prep: 15 minutes | Total: 45 minutes | Servings: 4-5


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter


  1. Fill a pot half full with water; heat to boiling. In medium bowl mix flour, nutmeg salt and pepper with fork. In a separate bowl mix eggs and milk. Create a hole, making a well, with the flour mixture and pour the eggs and milk into the hole.
  2. Mix the ingredients together until combined. Add water if it is still not moist enough. If you have a spaetzle maker, you can use that to create the dumplings. Otherwise, a slotted spoon works too. Make the dumplings and add them to the water immediately and let them boil for 2-3 minutes. You might need to make them in separate batches, just set aside in a colander as you go.
  3. Once all the dumplings are made, add 1 - 2 tablespoons of butter to a pan on medium heat. Add the spaetzle as well as salt and pepper to taste. Saute the dumplings for 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately.

***Spaetzle Maker is from Sur La Table and works perfectly for this dish!

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