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60 min.
Prep: 10 min. | Cook: 20 min. | Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/8 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Emmentaler cheese


  1. Sift together flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  2. Beat eggs in a medium bowl.
  3. Alternately mix in milk and the flour mixture until smooth.
  4. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  6. Press batter through a spaetzle press into the water. You may also use a potato ricer, colander, or a cheese grater.
  7. When the spaetzle has floated to the top of the water, remove it to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Mix in 1 cup of the cheese.
  8. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Add onion, and cook until golden. Stir in spaetzle and remaining cheese until well blended.
  10. Remove from heat, and serve immediately.

4 Reviews

  1. Trudi Fellenz

    Interested; what American cheese, compares with Emmentaler?

  2. Olga Fletcher

    Emmentaler is Swiss Cheese like Jarlsberg from the Deli.

  3. Olga Fletcher

    Easy to make, however I do not let the dough sit for 30 min.

  4. Kay Bee

    Olga, you are not from Southern Germany, are you ? It is a MUST to let Spaetzle dough rest !!! The eggs demand it !!! And yes, Emmentaler is Swiss cheese – but Jarlsberg is not !!! (Jarlsberg is a Norwegian buttercheese with a mild flavor). For Kaesespaezle you will need the stronger flavor you get from Appenzeller/Emmentaler which might be found in a good deli – or use the shredded the Swiss cheese you’ll find in most major supermarkets. (It’s not the same, but it will do in a pinch.) Try it and taste the difference ! 🙂


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