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5 from 4 votes

Granny's German Spaetzle

Granny's German Spaetzle is an authentic spaetzle recipe passed down in a German family for generations. Make it with or without a spaetzle maker.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 295kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk maybe less
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, parsley, and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs.
  • Alternate between stirring in beaten eggs and milk to the flour mixture until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Pour spaetzle dough through a spaetzle maker or colander directly into the boiling water so that small, elongated drops fall in.
  • Boil until spaetzle rises to the top. Use a slotted spoon to remove spaetzle from water.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place drained spaetzle directly into butter and fry 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot and garnish with more minced parsley.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.7mg