Rating: 3.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

These dumplings help to make a satisfying main-dish casserole.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2004

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Sift together 1 2/3 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking powder. Combine 3/4 cup milk and 2 eggs, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a whisk until combined. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan. Hold a colander with large holes (about 1/4-inch in diameter) over boiling water; spoon about 1/2 cup dough into colander. Press the dough through holes with a rubber spatula (droplets will form spaetzle); set colander aside. Cook 3 minutes or until done (spaetzle will rise to surface). Remove with a slotted spoon; drain in a strainer (spaetzle will stick to a paper towel). Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in ham. Combine spaetzle and onion mixture in a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray, tossing gently.

  • Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups milk, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons flour, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over spaetzle mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 4.4g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 35.7g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 165mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 786mg; calcium 288mg.
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