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Garlic-Herbed Spaetzle

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 19 mins
Yield 10 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. . 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.

  3. . 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.

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