German Recipes: How to Make Spinach Spaetzle With a Simple Cheese Sauce (a Fun Meal for St. Patrick's Day!) by 30Seconds Food

Pasta Side Dishes
2 months ago
German Recipes: How to Make Spinach Spaetzle With a Simple Cheese Sauce (a Fun Meal for St. Patrick's Day!)

Spaetzle is to Germans what pasta is to Italians. This spaetzle recipe gets its green color from spinach and is topped with a two-ingredient cheese sauce. Crisp prosciutto or bacon would be a nice garnish. 

You'll need:

Spaetzle

  • 3 cups packed, fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced fine or grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste

Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup grated white cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put the spinach and water into a blender and blend until smooth. (You should have about 1 cup or pureed spinach.) Pour it into a bowl.
  2. Add both flours, garlic, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Hold a cheese grater or a colander with large holes over a pot of boiling, salted water. With a spatula, push the spinach mixture through the holes and into the boiling water. Allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the top. Drain.
  4. For the cheese sauce, pour the half and half into a pot and simmer until it thickens. Remove from heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over the spaetzle.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire ... and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Homemade Spaetzle: How to Make Cheesy Spaetzle in Under 40 Minutes!

How to Make Pasta With Spinach Pesto & Peas in Less Than 30 Minutes!

How to Make Quick & Easy Wiener Schnitzel (It's Köstlich)!

​Crazy for Colcannon: How to Make This Traditional Irish Potato Dish!

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm in the land of Spaetzle right now. So good! Thanks for the recipe so I can make it when I'm back home.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Easy Italian Recipes: How to Make Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells!

Bet You Can Make This Easy Lasagna Rolls Recipe in 20 Minutes (Ready, Set, Go!)

This Ravioli With Spinach Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Beyond Easy to Make

Vegetable Manicotti With Sherry Cream Sauce Is Worth the Prep Time

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!