Swiss Spaetzle (Very Easy Homemade Noodle)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

Homemade spaetzle are quick to prepare and really very good. Serve topped with cheese and/or fried onions…or plain with butter…or baked again until roasted in the oven...or with a meal with sauce; for example, Zürigschnätzlets (Veal in Cream Sauce- Veal Zurich) (Zürigschnätzlets (Veal in Cream Sauce- Veal Zurich))…or…..


  1. Heat water in a big pot for cooking.
  2. Meanwhile mix flour, eggs, milk, water and salt together with a blender.
  3. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes and mix briefly.
  4. Add salt to the boiling water.
  5. Add the dough directly into the boiling water quickly using a holed colander or a spaetzle maker.
  6. When the spaetzle float, they are ready; it takes about 2 or 3 minutes.
  7. You can prepare colorful spaetzle if you add to the dough:.
  8. for red some tomato concentrate;.
  9. for yellow 1 teaspoon turmeric powder;.
  10. for green 1/2 cup mashed spinach;.
  11. for orange 1 cup of mashed cooked squash or carrots; reduce the water to about 1/2 cup.
  12. And so on….


Most Helpful

This was my first time making spaetzle. I added some sauteed onion, bacon and tomato concentrate to my dish and loved every bite. It makes a tasty side dish that would compliment any meal. My colander didn't have big enough holes so I ended up using my potato masher. I enjoyed this dish so much that the next day I ordered a spaetzle maker online. I am looking forward to making this again with the spaetzle maker. Made for May 2012 Aus/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 May 21, 2012

Love spaetzle and this is no exception! A very easy recipe, especially because I used my stand mixer and then the spaetzle maker. I also lightly crisped up some diced pancetta in a pan while making and cooking the spaetzle, so the whole process took about 15 minutes. We like to fry up the cooked noodles in a pan just a little bit but you have to make sure to not overcrowd the pan or the noodles will steam instead of crisping. I got a nice yellow colour for the noodles because I like to use organic eggs and they have nice bright yellow yolks. Made for PRMR and will make again. Thanks awalde! :D

Nif January 19, 2011

What's not to love about this recipe...this recipe is the one that came with my spaetzle maker...I use it all the time...I fried mine in a little bit of butter...Thanks for posting it!

teresas April 02, 2012

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