Katja’s Homemade Spaetzle

The internet has been such a blessing in my life… not only have I met Sister’s in Christ I would not have met, I have had the blessing of meeting ladies ALL over the WORLD! Katja is one of those friends that I feel very blessed to know and she comes to us today from Germany sharing a deeelicious recipe. 

Spaetzles just so happen to be one of my husband’s FAVORITE side dishes. Here in America…they sure don’t come easy. We have a favorite German restaurant that serves these but, I have yet to make them. I asked Katja for her recipe and she was so kind and wiling to share. Thank you SO much Katja!

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Visit Katja at her blog: Ein bisschen Haushalt– be sure to click on the “translate” button! 

Homemade Spaetzle

One of my children’s favorite dish is „Spätzli with cheese and bacon”. Spaetzle is a typical German/Austrian dish and every area has it’s own way of preparation. In Austria Spaetzle are called Nockerln. In south-west Germany the Spaetzli are a little big longer whereas the Swiss “Knöpfli” or the Austrian “Nockerln” are smaller and round. You can eat them as a side dish or as a main meal. A very well known way of serving them is called: “Kasspatzn” where the Spatzli are layered with roasted onions and shredded cheese in a ovenproof bowl and baked.


Here is our favorite recipe:


For the dough for about 4 servings you need:

 1 cup wheat flour

1 cup whole-grain flour

3 middle-sized eggs

1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt


Additional: Onions, Oil, Bacon and grated cheese

Mix flour, eggs, yogurt (or sour cream) and salt until smooth.

Boil salted water in a big pot.Take the pot off the oven and

 strain the dough through a Spaetzle-Sieve.

Bring to a boil until the Spaetzle come to the top.

 Pour off and set aside.


In a pan heat up oil and brown onions (cut in stripes), add bacon and Spaetzle. Add butter if you like. Before serving add cheese.

Guten Appetit!


Greetings from Germany!

Eure Katja

 Thank you so much for guest posting today Katja! I can’t wait to make these for my husband..he will be so surprised! 



  1. This sounds delicious. My only question is…where do I find a spaetzle sieve? 🙂

  2. Hi Janelle – thanks for having me on your blog. This is so wonderful! Hope your husband likes the spaetzle. Greetings from Germany! Katja

  3. Looks great and I’ve never ever had this so it would be very interesting to try sometime 🙂

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