Cheddar and Onion Spaetzle

Deneece Gursky


Instead of dropping the dough by spoonful I squeeze it thru a spatzle press and make noodles. (It's my way of calling it fat spaghetti and getting my son to eat it hehe)

Theas recipe is dropped from a spoon into the boiling water and is more like a dumpling!

This way to prepare the spatzle is delicious using either recipe. I most often use Thea's since it is soooo much easier and yummy to boot!


This is sooo yummy! I NEVER have leftovers!


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3 1/4 c flour
4 eggs
1 1/4 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 to 1 c luke warm water


the spaetzle you just made : )
1/2 to 1 c chopped onion (we like alot )
3/4 to 1 cup shredded cheddar
garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper
butter to saute


How to Make Cheddar and Onion Spaetzle


  • 1For Thea's method (dumpling type) follow this link Spaetzle


    Put flour in a bowl and add eggs and a pinch of salt to it.
  • 2Using a wooden spoon mix the ingredients until it forms a smooth paste. Add the luke warm water a little at a time until the consitancy is correct. (you may not use all the water) also you may need to add more flour if you add a bit too much water.
  • 3Let the dough sit for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 4Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add some salt. Place your spaetzle press over the pan of boiling water and fill with dough. Press the handle and continue to press until all dough is used. Cut dough from bottom of press using a knife.
  • 5Cook spaetzle until it all floats to top of pan. Remove from water using a slatted spoon to drain all water from them. Place them in a bowl and add a touch of butter to coat and keep from sticking.
  • 6Now continue with steps four and five until all dough has been cooked.
  • 7Once all dough is cooked take a large skillet and put enough butter in it to cook the spaetzle in. Add chopped onion to the butter and saute until onions are golden.
  • 8Add the spaetzle and sprinkle with a nice amount of garlic powder, pepper, onion powder and salt (if you like) saute this for a few minutes to allow flavors to mix.
  • 9Sprinkle you cheddar cheese over the spaetzle and then toss spatzle to mix and blend the cheese in.
  • 10Serve with some brats, snitzle, pork chops anything you like : ) Very good with my Oven Fried Pork Chops? and Bavarian White Wine Kraut?

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About Cheddar and Onion Spaetzle

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #noodle, #german, #spaetzle

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