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Homemade Spätzle and Sauteed Mushrooms

Updated on December 25, 2015

Homemade Spaetzle and Sautéed Mushrooms

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves four people as side dish

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tbsp salted butter, divided
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, optional
  • 1 pinch paprika, optional
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Gather ingredients

Step 1

To make the dough for the spaetzle, you will need to gather your egg, salt, flour, nutmeg, paprika, and water. Set aside the butter, mushrooms, and broth.

Mix together

Step 2

Combine the flour with the salt and optional spices. Mix in egg and slowly add in water. Beat mixture until it is smooth (the batter will be very sticky).


This is what the batter will look like when mixed together
This is what the batter will look like when mixed together

Step 3

Next, you will need to boil 3 cups of chicken broth (or you can use beef broth). Obtain a colander or cheese grater and position it on top of the pot, well above the water. Spoon mixture onto the grater or colander and push through the holes with a spoon.

This picture shows what the noodles look like when they fall into the boiling broth
This picture shows what the noodles look like when they fall into the boiling broth
The noodles will float when they are cooked
The noodles will float when they are cooked

Step 4

Once the noodles float to the top of the broth, use a slotted spoon to remove them. Set them aside in a bowl. Continue spooning batter through the grater or colander until all of the mixture has been used.

Putting it together

Step 5

Now that your noodles are cooked, gather your ingredients for the next part of the recipe. You will need mushrooms and salted butter. You will use 2 tbsp of butter now and 2 tbsp later, so it will need to be divided.

Step 6

Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a pan, add mushrooms and sauté them. Once they are golden brown, remove them from the pan. Drain the juices and place the pan back on the heated stove.

Step 7

Melt the remaining butter in the pan, add spaetzle and sautéed mushrooms. Stir until everything is coated evenly. Remove from heat and serve while hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 Recipe
Calories 237
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 24 g8%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 77 mg26%
Sodium 391 mg16%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh that is flour? I thought those were macaronis!