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German Spaetzle dumplings on a plate

German Spaetzle

This is a delicious recipe for Geman Spaetzle, it is also known as German egg noodle dumplings. Spaetzle is a small, soft dumpling/pasta that is a versatile dish that can be used for many different dishes.  It can be served plain or sautéed in a little bit of butter. They are the perfect side dish for this Swedish Meatball recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 6 People


  • 2 cup flour
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley + extra for garnish
  • ½ tsp nutmeg


  • Combine flour, nutmeg, and parsley.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Mix together eggs, milk, and flour.
  • Let batter rest for 30 minutes or more.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Pour a cup of batter into the colander and forced through holes with a
  • spatula over boiling water. Small elongated drops will boil and rise to the
  • top where you can use a slotted spoon to remove and place in a bowl.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high with butter. Fry the spaetzle for 5 minutes
  • or until golden.
  • Garnish with parsley. Serve with Swedish Meatballs and Gravy.
Keyword Dumplings, Egg Noodles, Spaetzle