Granny’s German Spaetzle

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Granny’s German Spaetzle is an authentic pasta recipe passed down through generations of German families. Works great with or without a pasta maker.

This recipe is from my grandma. Her parents immigrated to the US from Germany, and this is the recipe they brought with them. Spaetzle is a small, soft dumpling/pasta that originated in the regions of Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland.

What should I do with spaghetti?

Spaetzle noodles can be garnished with sauce and other toppings like any other pasta dish, and can be eaten as is or sautéed with a little butter. This is a versatile little dumpling that can be as fancy or simple as you like.

Spaetzle in a white bowl.

What is a noodle machine?

A pasta maker A handy device, usually made of metal, whose sole purpose is to make small dumplings called spaetzles. The metal plate has holes so you can pour the batter directly into the boiling water.You can find amazon。 Although convenient, you can use other equipment you may already have in your kitchen to make spaghetti.

How to make spaghetti without a pasta machine?

Absolutely! All you need is a metal kitchen appliance with holes. A colander or cheese grater works well. Just place the device over a pot of boiling water and pour the batter in. Sometimes it helps to use a spoon or the back of a spoon to push the batter into the holes.

German Spaetzle served on a white plate.

What do I do with spaghetti?

watch the video below Rachel will walk you through each step of this recipe. Sometimes the visuals help, and we always let you watch our cooking shows.You can find the complete collection of recipes youtube, facebook watch, or our facebook pageor provide a corresponding recipe on our website.

Pasta in a stainless steel frying pan.

Granny’s German Spaetzle is an authentic pasta recipe passed down through generations of German families. Works great with or without a pasta maker.

Preparation time 35 minute

cooking time 10 minute

total time 45 minute

raw material

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 big egg
  • 1/2 cup milk maybe less
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, parsley, and nutmeg.

  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs.

  • Whisk the beaten eggs and milk alternately in the flour mixture until a smooth batter is obtained. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

  • Pour the spaghetti dough directly into the boiling water through a spaghetti maker or a colander so that long, thin droplets fall in.

  • Boil until the spaghetti rises to the top. Remove pasta from water with a slotted spoon.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Fry the drained pasta directly in the butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm, garnished with more chopped parsley.

Calories: 295kcal | carbohydrate: 33G | protein: 10G | fat: 12G | Saturated fat: 6G | cholesterol: 186mg | sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 132mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 565unit | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | calcium: 56mg | iron: 2.7mg