Garlic-Herbed Spaetzle

Spaetzle are little noodle-like dumplings and are a great alternative to potatoes or rice. Treat your family to a German-style meal by serving this spaetzle with Chicken Schnitzel.


10 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 19 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 113
Fat 3.3 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Protein 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 17.4 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 273 mg
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fiber 0.6 g
Calcium 27 mg


2 quarts water
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 large eggs
3/4 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven.

. While water comes to a boil, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Combine eggs and milk in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Fill cup of a spaetzle maker with batter. Working quickly, place maker over Dutch oven, and press dough into boiling water. Quickly repeat procedure until all batter has been pressed into water. Cook 2 minutes. Drain well.

. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet with deep sides over medium-high heat; add garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Add spaetzle; cook 7 minutes or until golden, turning with a large spatula every 2 minutes. Stir in herbs, and serve immediately.