Cheesy Spaetzle Casserole Recipe With Spinach & Bacon: It's Like a German Macaroni & Cheese Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Cheesy Spaetzle Casserole Recipe With Spinach & Bacon: It's Like a German Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Homemade spaetzle is combined with spinach, cheese and bacon to create what some may call a German macaroni and cheese recipe. Whatever you want to call it, this cheesy spaetzle casserole recipe is a perfect side dish or serve it as a main dish for dinner or lunch.

Cuisine: German/American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 20 minutes for dough to rest
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bag (5 ounces) baby spinach
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyere, white cheddar, mozzarella or your favorite cheese (divided)
  • 3 - 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the beaten eggs and mix well. Slowly add the milk until smooth. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes. 
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Press the spaetzle dough through the holes of a colander into the boiling water. Cook until the spaetzle floats to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. 
  4. Add 1 cup of the cheese and the cooked onions and spinach. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese and bacon. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese has melted. 

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bepositive
German Mac n cheese? Yes please! 😋
Tribe
This looks just amazing...
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Spaetzle is such a classic German dish. Love this variation, thank you! #yum

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