Thea Pappalardo


This is my grandmother's version of spaetzle. I would imagine she got the recipe from her mother, who left Germany when she was a teenager. It is different from those noodley little things you get in a restaurant. These are more like little dumplings.

★★★★★ 6 votes
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

1/2 c
1 1/2 c
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
baking powder

How to Make Spaetzle


  • 1Lightly beat eggs. Add water. Mix dry ingredients together and combine with eggs and water.
  • 2Drop small bits of dough from the end of a teaspoon into boiling salted water. Do not crowd. You may have to do a couple of batches. Once they rise to the surface (almost immediately), cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Drain.
  • 3This next step is optional. I melt butter in a skillet and pan fry until lightly browned on each side. If you prefer, you can serve them straight from the boiling water.

Printable Recipe Card

About Spaetzle

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Hashtags: #dumplings, #german

Show 47 Comments & Reviews

Let's Talk Turkey! Recipe

Let's Talk Turkey!

Kitchen Crew

The star of Thanksgiving dinner can be finicky to make and a tad daunting. There's nothing worse than serving guests a dry turkey. Prepare one of these mouthwatering recipes and...

24 Recipes On A Stick That Are Delish

24 Recipes on a Stick that are Delish

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

How do you make a recipe better? You put it on a stick. Duh.

15 Homemade Coleslaw Recipes

15 Homemade Coleslaw Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Tangy? Creamy? Original? Unique? Whichever type of coleslaw you prefer, we have a recipe for you! We guarantee you’ll find a recipe that’s perfect for a summer dinner side or...