Knephleas (Potatoes, Dumplings and Cheese)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by CookKelly

I got this recipe years ago from a coworker, who got it from her German grandmother. It's a tasty German, meatless dish.

Top Review by Lennongirl

This was superyummy! I will definitely be making this over & over. Only thing I did differently was not mix the potatoes & dumplings together (I sliced my potatoes in rounds). So I did one layer of potatoes, top with half onions & cheese, dumplings on top of that, rest of the onions & cheese and then finishing with a layer of potatoes again on top. Sprinkled with a bit of cheese and then I put it in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the potatoes in salted water until done.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, eggs and approximately 1/3 cup water (use enough water to make dough the right consistency for small drop dumplings).
  3. Drop the mixture into boiling salted water.
  4. Cook 15-20 minutes or until dumplings are done in the center.
  5. While they are cooking, saute 2 or 3 sliced onions in butter and grate Longhorn or cheddar cheese.
  6. When potatoes and dumplings are done, drain and mix together gently.
  7. Alternate a layer of potatoes and dumplings, and a layer of cheese, beginning and ending with potatoes and dumplings.
  8. Spread sauted onions and butter over top.
  9. Serve immediately.

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