Spaetzle With Cheese- German Dumpling Noodles

6 Servings
20 min

Are you a fan of comfort foods? This recipe for spaetzle with cheese- German dumpling noodles is great on it’s own or as a side. With colder weather and a baby on the way, I am making and freezing hearty dishes for the postpartum days.

Gather ingredients- There are different ways to short cut the process. I have seen pre-packaged noodles that you only need to bundle.

Grate the cheeses. Trader Joes sells pre-shredded Swiss Gruyere, which can save time. We've used it in the past for this recipe and others.

Add flour to mixing bowl.

Whisk in eggs and white pepper.

Add more flour as needed. Our little guy came over to lend a hand. Makes me so happy when he wants to help out!

Scoop dough to boil.

Pour dough into ricer.

If you don’t have a ricer, you can try to use a slotted spoon or other utensil to form the noodle/dumplings. We use the ricer for other recipes like these Hungarian sweet dumplings.

Scoop out cooked noodles.

Add cheese to noodles in separate pot.

We make spaetzle along with bratwurst and grilled onions. We go all out and buy sauerkraut and pretzel bread too! Spaetzle is so yummy as a leftover meal. I can eat a bowl of it for lunch and need nothing else.

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out this quiche recipe.

Spaetzle With Cheese- German Dumpling Noodles

Recipe details

  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 4 Eggs

  • 2/3 cups Milk

  • 2 teaspoons Salt

  • 2 cups All purpose Flour

  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper

  • 4 ounces Swiss Cheese

  • 4 ounces Gruyere Cheese


In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and salt. Add in the flour and stir until well combined. If it is too runny, then add a little more flour. If it is too thick, then add a little more milk.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Place your ricer or other tool over the pot, then pour about a half cup of the batter into the cup of the ricer or other tool. Quickly slide the cup back and forth to allow the batter to drop through. Repeat with remaining batter, working quickly, until all the batter is cooked.

Set the spaetzle maker aside and give the dumplings a good stir in the pot. Let them cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until floating on the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a large pot. Toss with butter and cheeses. Serve warm.


  • You can also, forgo the cheese and toss the noodles in just butter or oil.
  • To be extra indulgent, try adding cooked bacon pieces.

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