Bacon Onion Spaetzle

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Food Network, $40 a Day - Jackson Hole, WY; recipe courtesy Roger Freedman. Side note: In Switzerland it is common to add Raclette or Gruyere cheese to this dish (referred to as Alpine Macaroni).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and milk. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth; let stand for 30 minutes. Press the batter through a sieve into boiling salted water. Cook about 1 minute. Drop cooked spaetzle into ice water. Drain spaetzle and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. In a separate skillet, saute the cooked spaetzle in the oil until golden. Add the bacon mixture, season as needed with salt and pepper, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very good flavors in this easy dish. I had pancetta open so used half a package of that. Served with Chicken Schnitzel. Will use the bacon next time.

5 5

So very tasty. The directions were easy to follow, with a nice result. :)

5 5

This brought back fond memories of my childhood. Mom used to make spaetzle quite often and I always enjoyed it. The batter seemed a little thinner than I remember and I really didn't have a sieve that was suitable for making the noodle like shapes, but they tasted just like I remember. Made for 1~2~3 Hit Tag.