Swabian cheese spaetzle - simple and tasty


Preparation time: 10 min.
Cooking or baking time: 25 min.
Total preparation time: 35 min.

Real Swabian cheese spaetzle, for 4 people - simple and delicious.


  • 600 g of flour
  • 6 eggs
  • about 200 ml of mineral water (best with carbonic acid)
  • 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped (frozen parsley too)
  • 2 tablespoons of grained broth (from the glass) or 2 cubes
  • salt
  • grated Emmentaler cheese
  • onions


  1. Put about 2 L of water with grained broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Prepare dough: Process flour, eggs and mineral water in a bowl to form a smooth, sticky dough. Season with salt.
  3. When the water boils, rub a medium-sized ladle of the dough through a spaetzle slice into the water. Let the portions boil for about 2-3 minutes in the water, then with a ladle first to drain into a fine sieve.
  4. Then place in a casserole dish and add a tablespoon of Emmentaler over each serving of spaetzle. The cheese has to be distributed nicely between the spaetzle so that it pulls threads.
  5. When the shape is full of spaetzle, sprinkle some cheese on it for baking, then put in the microwave or in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Great: roasted onions. Perfect if you sprinkle them with sugar during roasting in the pan - gives the onions a great taste and makes them extra crispy!

Spaetzle Recipe Swabian Style | December 2021