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What are Käsespätzle?

The German verion of mac and cheese.

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Cheese Spaetzle with Ham

This kaese spaetzle recipe incorporates golden fried onions and ham with makes this dish a hearty choice for cold winter days.

Serve with a side salad.

If you would like to make spaetzle from scratch you can find the recipe here: Authentic Swabian Spaetzle. It is way easier than you think!


Kase Spaetzle with Ham Recipe

Cheese Spaetzle with Ham - Käsespätzle mit Schinken

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine German, Swabian
Servings 6 portions
Calories 583 kcal


  • 1 pound spaetzle
  • 8 oz. shredded Bergkäse alternative Cheese of your liking
  • 8 oz. ham
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Salt & pepper


  • Prepare the Swabian spaetzle according recipe or package instructions.
  • Peel the onions, slice finely and fry golden brown in butter.
  • In the meantime, cube the ham.
  • Layer spaetzle, ham cubes, fried onions and cheese in a greased casserole pan.
  • Season each layer of spätzle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake in a 400 F pre-heated oven for about 20-25 min. or until the top is golden brown.


Serve with a side salad.


This recipe makes perfect use of left over ham.