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

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.

adopt a greyhound April 25, 2014

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

Lori Mama April 23, 2014

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.

LARavenscroft March 13, 2011