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“Homemade Spaetzle”

I just love spaetzle. It’s so comforting and German. It’s pasta with a twist, with some crunch, with some extra butter, and some herbs when you feel like it.

It’s also only 4 ingredient cooking. Or 5 if you want to add a little flair like I did with the mustard powder.

Once you mix up the ingredients, you don’t even need a spaetzle maker. You can do it with a spatula and a colander. It’s the industrious way to do it when you don’t have fancy gadgets. It’s also how I made it by the gallon in my restaurants days. I don’t miss that. I needed to take some space from spaetzle after that. But now we have re-connected again. We are back in love.

You could serve it like this tossed with a bit of olive oil.

Or you can brown it and give it some crunch, and butter, and herbs! That’s my favorite way.

Go whip up a batch. It’ll make you feel like a German grandmother.

Here’s the full handy dandy tutorial over at Tasty Kitchen: Homemade Spaetzle

Have you ever made spaetzle? Do you have any favorite recipes, tricks or memories to share?

Other spaetzle and pasta recipes you might enjoy:

~ Spaetzle from Smitten Kitchen
~ Spaetzle und Linsen from La Fuji Mama
~ How to make gnocchi like an Italian grandmother from 101 Cookbooks
~ Homemade Pasta by Chocolate & Zuchhini

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  1. We will have to try this! Great photos!

  2. Love it when people make their own spaetzle! Love your pictures. Thanks for the shout out!

  3. We ate so much of this on our trip to Germany that I swore I’d come home and make it for my husband. Thank you for sharing the recipe, it reminds me that I didn’t keep my promise. :)

  4. wow – Georgia – this is comfort in a bowl. It’s the perfect day for a dish like this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve never had spaetzle before – but it looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing this new to me food.

  6. Love spaetzles! I like to make them with sage fried in brown butter, bacon, and mushrooms.

    My mother-in-law loves spaetzle, being German/Hungarian on her mother side, but never makes them thinking them too hard to make. I end up making them as part of a fully German meal despite I’m Chinese. Ain’t life funny sometimes.

  7. I have to admit, I’ve never had spaetzle before, but it sounds amazing. Especially in a little butter and herbs! I will have to give this a try.

  8. I made this today and was totally amazing!! super easy and fast! the result was great, I made the recipe for 3 persons and the portion were just right!