➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
Cheese Spätzle ~ Käsespätzle ~ is a traditional German way of serving this favorite German noodle. Covered with caramelized onions this makes a wonderful meal, all by itself or served as a side that fits to almost anything!
Above, they are being served with a pork roast and gravy. So good!
Using either the homemade recipe or store-bought noodles, the resulting dinner is delicious. Follow my recipe below to serve them in a delicious cheese spätzle casserole.
It's German "Mac & Cheese" only better! Really. And, it really is a comfort food to enjoy anytime!
It really is a quick German recipe when you use packaged noodles, or you can start from scratch, making them, just like Oma!
Either way, you'll have a dish that everyone will love.
Check out Oma's homemade German Spätzle recipe if you want to learn my way of how to make noodles.
Try the easy recipe and delight your family with this is a very traditional German noodle dish.
I used to think that whenever Mutti made a noodle dish that we were eating "Italian-style".
It was only when I started this website and started searching German recipes and origins, that I realized that noodles are VERY German.
This is especially true of southern Germany. Because my Mutti and Papa came from the Berlin area, this was not part of our culture.
Here, the noodles are covered with caramelized onions and served with a ground beef sauce.
Perhaps you found a package of dried noodles and are wondering what to do with them? You can just cook them and serve them with caramelized onions on top. Delicious.
Or, turn them into this cheesy casserole and have your family wanting seconds.
Here, I made the Spätzle dough thicker than normal, resulting in a different 'look' aka Knöpfle (in Switzerland). Delicious when turned into a cheesy Spätzle casserole.
I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma, and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like this cheese spätzle!
This recipe has impeccable flavor and given how much I love cheese, that just makes it even better!
I've made spätzle with Oma a couple of times and I remember how tough it was the first time making it. Let's just say I had never seen a spätzle press before, and I definitely underestimated the muscle it takes to push the dough through the tiny holes! It was tricky at first but after making it again and again, I became a pro! Especially with Oma by my side giving me little hints along the way.
I'm not always one to enjoy onion in my dishes, at least not when it's super overpowering. But once you taste Oma's caramelized onions mixed in with that stretchy melted cheese...YUM. Even the non-onion eaters will make an exception for this one!
It really is just a fancy, German, comforting, even more delicious Mac & Cheese that can be made so easy! You know it's got to be great if I say it's better than Mac & Cheese... did I mention how much I LOVE cheese!?
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Look at this deliciousness that Hilde Lumm, one of our German Foodie Fans, made. WUNDERBAR!
You'll see that Spätzle have all sorts of shapes and sizes. That's because there are so many different ways of making them, resulting in long and skinny, or short and fat.
The end result, though, are 'noodles' that are so delicious.
Covering the top of the Cheese Spätzle with caramelized onions is the icing on the cake. Not what I would have considered myself, but seeing that is how they serve it in Germany, I had to give it a try.
Oh, my. Delicious.
A meat sauce on the side, if you really think you need a side. Perhaps a green salad as well. Nothing else needed.
Make this slow cooker roast beef and be amazed how much this tastes like rouladen WITHOUT the work. Same wonderful gravy, tender meat, and perfect for family and guests.
This German streusel fruit tart, Obstkuchen mit Streusel, uses either fresh or canned fruit, such as apricots, peaches, cherries. A delicious treat, just like Oma bakes.
German sauerkraut salad is so easy, delicious, and goes with almost anything. It’s super healthy when made with your homemade sauerkraut that's so easy to make, as well.
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