Schwäbische Spätzle

Spaetzle Swabian Style

This Spaetzle recipe is probably the most traditional one in Germany. It is an authentic Swabian Spaetzle recipe. Usually made by hand, but in this recipe, I will show you how to use a stand mixer to make the spaetzle easy and fast.
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Spaetzle Swabian Style

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine German, Swabian
Servings 6 - 8 portions


  • 4 cups flour
  • 8 medium sized eggs
  • 1 shot sparkling water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg


  • Add flour to a stand mixer bowl.
  • Add salt and nutmeg and blend into flour.
  • Add the eggs and mix on a medium-low setting until well combined.
  • Slowly add the water and mix well until the batter is smooth and shiny.
  • Let batter rest for about 5-10 min.
  • In the meantime, heat water in a large pot.
  • Stir dough one more time.
  • Add about 1 ½ tbsp. salt to the boiling water.
  • Press about 1/3 of the batter through a spaetzle maker or strainer.
  • Wait until spaetzle float to the top, then let them cook additional 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Now scoop them out with a mesh skimmer or slotted spoon into a strainer.
  • Repeat until all batter is used.
  • Toss them in melted butter directly before serving.