German Noodles

German noodles ("Nudeln") make kid friendly dinners, especially the German version of "Mac and Cheese" called "Käsespätzle." This was among the quick, easy pasta recipes my Mutti would make.

German Noodle Recipe: Cheese spätzle

Packaged spätzle noodles (THE traditional German noodles) were not available when we lived in northern Ontario.

When Mutti wanted something quick, she would use regular noodles in our German Mac and Cheese.

Traditional German Noodles Recipes

Potatoes and dumplings are the most popular starches served throughout most of Germany. However, in southern Germany (is it because they're closer to Italy?) noodles and pasta are very common, especially the famous Spätzle.

When cooking spaghetti, cook some extra for another dinner. Use the extra in a Baked Spaghetti dish. This is an easy vegetarian meal, but it also tastes great with some leftover meat added. Smoked German sausage would be a wonderful addition!

If you love noodles, chances are you also love Italian pasta. If so, check out my friend Matt's Italian pasta recipes website, which is packed with tasty and simple-to-prepare dishes direct from his mamma-in-law's kitchen. 

Want to learn how to make noodles? They is an interesting recipe for "Schupfnudeln" meaning "finger noodles" that uses potatoes in the dough.

Delicious! I first encountered these very different noodles at a high-class restaurant overlooking the vineyards in the Erlenbach area. They were served with wild deer and mushrooms. Ahhhh . . . German food!

I used to think we were eating 'Italian' when Mutti cooked noodles, thinking that noodles and pasta were the same thing. The basic difference is that noodles contain eggs. 

It wasn't till I travelled to Germany that I realized how popular noodles are, especially in the southern part of the country. There, the main starch used with meals is some type of noodle.

And, that's what Mutti did as well. When we came home for lunch on schooldays, we often had some sort of noodle dish. Mutti would add just a bit of meat left over from dinner the night before, put a can or two of veggies in. Finished.

Want nutritional information for a recipe? Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count. It will give you an approximate calculation.

*  *  *  *  *


Looking for that special German ingredient or convenience food?

You can order them online!

Really! 

Ad



Download FREE "Herbs & Spices in the German Kitchen" NOW

by Subscribing to my FREE monthly Newsletter

Quick Fix Recipes - Just like Oma's

Experience Germany: food, people, country, & RECIPES!




Comments

Have your say! Leave a comment in the box below. Need a quick answer? Then go to Quick German Recipes Facebook where there are over 30,000 German Foodie Fans who can help!

Remember to BOOKMARK this page, so you can find your way back!


Top of German Noodles

› Noodles



Words to the Wise

"The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe."

Proverbs 16:17 (NLT)



~

Oma's BEST ...

Oma's cooking this ...





 


Cook

"Just like Oma's"

with ...

quick fix soups

Recommended by Chef Glenn

"Sehr Gut, Gerhild!

Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety

Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"


Need Help?

Quick answers to your questions?

Go to my

Facebook page 

You'll find lots of German foodies ready to help!

Share your recipes and photos, too!

Here's what some of my fans say:

Joy B: Our family always used white vinegar instead of lemon juice, and added paprika ... but I think I'd like this version better!   

***

Alice D: Every time I make these I always have to make 3 times as much! Our friends always want some so it never goes to waste.

***

Lori S: This is the best split pea soup I ever made! It disappeared faster than any other soup I have made. It is so easy to prepare the night before an throw together before I leave for work, I will definitely use it often!

***

Sunetra CDas sieht aber lecker aus.

***

GloriaJean S: For all you "foodies" out there go to this site and sign up for their newsletter.



submit your recipe