Cheese Spaetzle Recipe – Cheese Noodles Recipe from Germany original named Spätzle

Cheese spaetzle recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.

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Today I’ll show you my Cheese Spaetzle Recipe. Put a delicious Allgäu speciality on your plate and enjoy great cheese noodles with spicy cheese.

The recipe presented here is very fast and based on the idea to use either Spätzle from the day before or finished Spätzle.

You need about 15 minutes to prepare it, then your oven takes over.

The cheese noodles are a popular fasting dish, I like to use a strong mountain cheese or a mature Emmentaler for the gratinated noodles.

I wish you good luck and a good appetite!

kaesespaetzle close-up view

Cheese noodles served in a plate with leaf salads.

1. Cheese Spaetzle – Cheese Noodles Shopping List

For the simple cheese spaetzle you need the following ingredients…

  • Spätzle from the day before, homemade Spätzle or Spätzle ready bought
  • Cheese – Ideal is a strong mountain cheese or/and a matured organic Emmentaler
  • Roasted onions, I use roasted onions bought in this recipe
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg, sugar and cayenne pepper
  • Optional fresh onions
  • butter and some oil
  • parsley or other fresh herbs such as thyme, chervil, chives, lovage

The exact quantities can be found further down in the recipe cheese spaetzle- cheese noodles…

Cheese noodles in the oven shape © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

You can quickly prepare cheese noodles with purchased ingredients or prepare noodles and onions yourself. I will show you both in this article. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

2. Cheese Noodles Chef Tips

Since I have also worked as a cook in the Allgäu for a short time, I would like to give you some tips for the cheese spaetzle.

2.1 Cheese noodles with homemade fried onions

Roasted onions do not necessarily come from the deep fryer but from the pan 🙂 … You can supplement the recipe with fresh onions roasted in the pan. Cut onions into strips and sweat in a pan with a little oil light brown. Finally add some sugar to the onions and brown, caramelise the onions lightly.

Homemade fried onions.

Homemade, freshly prepared, fried fried onions taste great. If it’s quick, you can use bought fried onions. Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

2.2 Making your own spaetzle for cheese spaetzle

I would like to add an original Spätzle dough recipe here. Maybe you want to make the Spätzle yourself…

Spätzle dough recipe for 2 persons

Ingredients Spaetzle dough:

250 g sieved flour
4 pinches salt
2 pinches of black pepper
2 pinches of nutmeg
3 eggs
80-100 ml lukewarm water

Make spaetzle:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the spaetzle dough in a bowl in the order given.
  2. Beat the dough with a wooden spoon until it is thick and bubbles.
  3. I drive the dough through a grater directly through boiling salted water.
  4. Who it can scrapes the Spätzle from the board.
  5. If the Spätzle above swimming directly with the skimmer remove and in cold water quench.
  6. Mix the drained spaetzle with vegetable oil so that they don’t stick together.
Cheese noodles served with salad.

Cheese noodles served… these cheese noodles simply taste fine. © Food photographer Thomas Sixt

3. My Cheese Spaetzle Recipe – German Cheese Noodles

Following my recipe with exact ingredients details. I wish you good success with your own cooking.

If you have any questions about the recipe, please use the comment function at the bottom of the page. I am happy!

Cheese spaetzle recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
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Cheese Spaetzle, German Cheese Noodles Recipe
Simple cheese spaetzle recipe with original information from the Allgäu Germany. All tips for perfect Chef Käsespätzle from chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pasta Rezepte
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 1228kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Ingredients for Spaetzle
  • 250 g flour The flour please freshly sieve...
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches pepper
  • 4 pinches nutmeg
  • 3 pc eggs
  • 80-100 ml warm water
Cheese spaetzle Ingredients for simple, fast cheese spaetzle
  • 100 g fried onions
  • 120 g mountain cheese I like to mix mountain cheese and Emmentaler
  • 50 g Butter
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches pepper
  • 4 pinches nutmeg
Optional ingredients for pan-fried onions
  • 2 pc onions
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 pinches brown cane sugar
Decoration and gifts
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
Make your own Spaetzle
  • Place the ingredients for the spaetzle dough in a bowl in the order given, stir and beat with a wooden spoon. The spaetzle dough should throw bubbles. Boil water in a large saucepan and season with salt. Drive the prepared dough through a spaetzle grater. Remove the floating spaetzle from the pot and cool quickly in cold water. Mix immediately with some butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Optionally prepare pan-roasted onion
  • Peel the onions, cut off the root, halve the onions and cut them into strips. Sweat the onion strips with the oil until light brown, finally add some sugar and caramelise the onions lightly. Make the onions ready for the cheese spaetzle.
Insert cheese noodles
  • Brush an oven dish with butter. Sprinkle in the bought or homemade spaetzle. Optionally sprinkle in the pan-roasted onions, the roasted onions and grated cheese. In this scheme fill the oven dish. Finish filling with roasted onions and cheese.
Cheese spaetzle to prepare and arrange
  • Cook the cheese noodles in the oven at 170°C hot air for 30 minutes. Arrange the cheese noodles on plates. The ideal side dish is a leaf salad with a simple vinegar oil dressing.

4. Calories Cheese noodles

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Spaetzle, German Cheese Noodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1228 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 382mg127%
Sodium 2022mg88%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 117g39%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. Note on gluten-free nutrition

You can prepare the spaetzle with gluten-free flour.
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