4 portions


10 min


10 min.


Cheese Spaetzle

In this video I will show you how to cook Cheese spaetzle or as the Germans say Käsespätzle. This dish is a specialty in the Southern part of Germany called Swabia. Cheese spaetzle are a real German comfort food and kind of the German version of Mac and cheese, but with a very flavorful addition as it is traditionally topped with butter fried crispy onions.

Recipe Video


Cheese Spaetzle

Creamy Swabian Cheese Spaetzle

Angela Schofield
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 4 portions


  • 1 recipe Swabian spaetzle
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tbsp. butter


  • Prepare the Swabian spaetzle recipe.
  • Peel the onion and slice finely.
  • Fry the onion crispy in butter.
  • Add milk and heavy whipping cream to a pot.
  • Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Add cheese and melt on medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and add spaetzle.
  • In the meantime, peel the onions and slice finely.
  • Then fry in butter until crispy.
  • Serve spaetzle with a topping of crispy onions.


Serve with a side salad. This makes a great vegetarian dish.

Serving Tip:

Serve with a side salad. You will find a good variety of recipes in our German salad category.