Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Russian-Mennonite noodles, similar to spaetzle. Good served with farmer sausage.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together to make a stiff dough.
  2. Knead well.
  3. Roll dough out very thin.
  4. Flour both sides of dough.
  5. Cut in half and form two rolls.
  6. Cut off narrow strips.
  7. Cook for a few minutes in a large pot of boiling water.
  8. Traditionally served with hot Cream Gravy made with 1/2 cup cream and 1-2 tablespoons melted butter and a pinch of salt.


Most Helpful

I too grew up on my mom's and grandma's homemade kielke! They were always a favorite and who knew they were so simple to make!?! I thought my mom slaved over these! Thanks for sharing the recipe, now I can make them myself.

Lori Alcorn May 09, 2003

I was just going to post this recipe and thought I would check and see if it was here already, and to my surprise, it was! My mom grew up eating this and it is a mennonite staple that all my relatives enjoy. My grandma adds cooked cubed potatoes to her kielke before serving. My mom serves hers with an onion gravy (onions fried until golden and then added to cream or evaporated milk, butter and a bit of flour to thicken). I make these just like my mom and I usually serve these with some mennonite farmer sausage as well. In my opinion, this always tastes better the next day when the onion gravy has blended together with the keilke. Thanks for posting this. It was so good to know that someone else enjoys this too!

* Pamela * April 22, 2003

I love kielke. I made it for my husband for the first time a few years ago, and he's requests it. My recipe got lost in our recent move, and I am very glad I found this one. I make mine slightly differently- I just cut off pieces and put it in boiling water until they float, then I fry bacon and drain it, fry some onions and then put the bacon and kielke in the pan and warm through and we serve it with sour cream. So yummy!

Tyshero October 12, 2007

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