(from brus25’s recipe box)

Cheese Spätzle is a traditional German way of serving this favorite German noodle. Using either homemade or store-bought noodles, the resulting dinner is delicious. To me, this is an elegant upgrade to the American Macaroni and Cheese•Try this with Cheddar or Jarlsberg cheeses or a combination of the two.
•Serve with a green salad, such as our lettuce salad with grapes.
This is also served traditionally with sauerkraut and would go great with German meatloaf.

Source: http://www.quick-german-recipes.com/cheese-spaetzle.html

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: German, Pasta, Vegetarian


  • 3 c. Spaetzle (12 oz. dry Spaetzle)
  • 2 or 3 c. Emmentaler cheese
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 onions,sliced
  • salt and pepper


  1. •Preheat oven to 325° F.

  2. •Heat butter (or oil) in skillet and sautee onions until tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. •Butter casserole dish. Begin by layering with 1/3 of the spaetzle, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat, until you have layered 3 times.

  4. •Top with the sauteed onions.

  5. •Bake, uncovered, about 20 – 30 minutes, or until bubbly and slightly browned on top.

  6. •makes 4 – 6 servings.

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