Homemade Beef Spaetzle Soup

Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a family favorite of ours, which will warm you up on a cold fall or winter day. It makes a big 10 quart pot, but it?s undoubtedly the best soup you will ever eat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the first seven soup ingredients in a 10qt.
  2. Pot.
  3. Fill the pot with water leaving about four inches from the top.
  4. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 3 hours.
  5. When through, mix the spaetzle ingredients until you get a gluey consistency (add more milk if necessary).
  6. Boil a pot of water and with a hand spaghetti-press, press the spaetzle into the water.
  7. When the spaetzle hits the water it will form soft noodles.
  8. Then transfer and stir the spaetzle (noodles) into the pot of soup.
Most Helpful

The wife: The spaetzle is done when it rises to the top of the boiling water. This recipe has been in my famly 4 generations.

Michael Matta October 23, 2001